Godzilla: King of the Monsters VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out a breakdown of some of the visual effects created for the blockbuster monster movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Plus, take a look back at the animated series Freakazoid! that was developed by Steven Spielberg, and finally, listen to Simon Pegg break down his career, from Spaced through Star Trek and beyond. Read More »

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Shaun of the Dead

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu, with a Starz add-on

The Pitch: Longtime slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) is forced to fend for his life and protect his friends and family, all the while making his way to his favorite pub amid an undead outbreak in Edgar Wright’s classic zombie comedy.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: It’s fashionable right now for everyone to be watching pandemic movies, but rather than bumming yourself out with the depressing realities of Contagion or the ridiculous un-realities of Outbreak, watch Edgar Wright’s pitch-perfect zombie satire.

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Shaun of the Dead coronavirus

A scene from Edgar Wright‘s 2004 zombie horror comedy Shaun of the Dead has become something of a rallying cry for people when times get tough: when pals Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) realize they’re in the middle of a zombie outbreak, they cycle through several possible plans before settling on one which ends with them going to their favorite pub, where they’ll “have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.” Now Pegg and Frost have updated that scene for the coronavirus era in a new YouTube video, which you can watch below.
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How to Make Pumpkin Juice

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how to make your own Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter just in time for your next Halloween party. Plus, take a tour of some famous London movie locations for a new edition of Reel Destinations with Focus Features, and listen to a dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham from the cast of the animated series adaptation coming to Netflix next month. Read More »

Shaun of the Dead Pop Culture References

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a round-up of over 50 pop culture references found in Edgar Wright‘s breakthrough film Shaun of the Dead. Plus, listen to a song recapping the deaths in Game of Thrones in the style of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and watch as Emma Stone and the cast of Saturday Night Live gets excited for the arrival of K-pop sensation BTS this weekend. Read More »

A mashup of zombie horror and romantic comedy, a video-game-style depiction of millennial culture before it was called millennial culture, a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller seen through the eyes of some Gen-X’ers, and more. These concepts all sprung from the mind of filmmaker Edgar Wright, whose features over the last 15 years have managed to all feel daring and strikingly original even as he wears his references on his metaphorical sleeves.

Wright’s first major feature film, Shaun of the Dead, wasn’t released in the United States until the fall of 2004, but its wide release in the United Kingdom was 15 years ago today. So with that milestone in mind (and with the caveat that Wright’s debut film, A Fistful of Fingers, isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, so this writer hasn’t seen it), let’s rank Wright’s films.

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Shazam

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, dive into all of the Easter eggs, comic references, cameos and more from DC’s recently released Shazam! movie. Plus, watch as a combat expert analyzes and reviews some iconic weapons from the movies, and find out what happens when a film critic for Saturday Night Live used macrodosing to watch all of this spring’s new releases. Read More »

Mondo Cornetto Trilogy Prints

When you think of the greatest film trilogies of all time, it’s easy to remember Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. But don’t you dare leave out The Cornetto Trilogy. It might be a makeshift trilogy comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, linked only by the fact that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in all of the films directed by Edgar Wright, but thematically, they are an incredible trio of stories that are hilarious, bloody, twisted, and just plain great. Now you can honor The Cornetto Trilogy with a new trio of Mondo prints by artist Johnny Dombrowski. Read More »

Shaun of the Dead - Movies Leaving Netflix in February 2019

Even though you should be spending part of this month catching up on the movies you might have missed that ended up nominated for Oscars, you’ll still want to hit up Netflix to check out some movies leaving the streaming service before the end of the month. They include one of the best zombie movies of all-time, the best installment of the Bourne franchise, Kevin Smith‘s career-launching indie, one of Alfonso Cuarón‘s most incredibly made movies, and more. Get the full list of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in February 2019 below. Read More »

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Hot Fuzz Print - Logan Faerber

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re still struggling with what to get that movie lover in your life, a recently released batch of prints paying tribute to movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Blade Runner and Die Hard are available for purchase today.

Get details on each of the prints and find out where and when you can get them below. Read More »