The Matrix - Slow Motion in Movies

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, learn about the history of slow-motion in movies and how its place in cinema has evolved over the years. Plus, watch Moonlight director Barry Jenkins chat with director Spike Lee about Da 5 Bloods and a myriad of other topics in an hour-long chat. And finally, watch a special tribute to a fallen character from the first season of Solar Opposites. Read More »

Solar Opposites Season 2 Clip

Solar Opposites arrived on Hulu earlier this year to rave reviews, and the new series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and writer Mike McMahan already has an order for two more seasons. For Comic-Con at Home, Roiland and McMahan got together virtually with fellow executive producer Josh Bycel, as well as cast members Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack, to talk about the first season, share a clip from Solar Opposites season 2, and discuss what it would take to make a Rick and Morty crossover happen. Read More »

Solar Opposites Recording Booth

Solar Opposites arrived on Hulu last month and quickly became the most-watched original program on the streaming service to date. The animated series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and writer Mike McMahan follows four aliens who are stranded on Earth waiting for a living super-computer called the Pupa to evolve and terraform the planet to give their entire race a new home.

While you’re waiting for new episodes of the series to arrive, you can watch “the lost recordings” from the first season of the show, where the main cast members Justin Roiland, Thomas Middledith, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack are all recording lines in the same room. This results in some hilarious improvisation, including a bit about some baby biscuits that may have run its course pretty quickly. Watch the Solar Opposites recording session below.
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Crossing Swords and Solar Opposites Renewed

Solar Opposites and Crossing Swords brought some more adult animated comedy to Hulu this year, and they’ll be sticking around for a little bit longer since both of the shows have officially been given orders for additional seasons. Read More »

Justin Roiland Hulu Series

Justin Roiland has become one of the most brilliant and hilarious creators in animation thanks to not only Rick and Morty, but also the recent Hulu series Solar Opposites. Roiland isn’t just responsible for co-creating, writing and executive producing these shows, because he also lends his voice to the lead characters, and he’s been part of some of the best animated programming in recent years. Below, you can listen as Justin Roiland takes a look back at some of his most memorable characters, and then watch as he tries to improvise voices for new characters that he’s never seen before. Read More »

Making of Slimer in Ghostbusters

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 Ghostbusters featurette showing the creation of Slimer from detailed storyboards to the final cut of the movie. Plus, learn about the formula of romantic comedies, from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before back to When Harry Met Sally and more. And finally, listen to Justin Roiland breakdown his career, from before Rick and Morty up through Solar Opposites. Read More »

Scoob! Bloopers

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 some recording bloopers featuring the voice cast of Scoob!, the latest big screen Scooby-Doo adaptation from Warner Bros. Animation. Plus, go behind the scenes of Hulu’s new animated series Solar Opposites from the co-creator and writer and Rick and Morty, and learn some British slang from comedian Ricky Gervais. Read More »

Solar Opposites Interview - Justin Roiland

The first season of Solar Opposites is now available to binge on Hulu. If you’ve already worked your way through the series, then you know it’s a brilliant animated comedy that has some of what makes Rick and Morty great, but mixes it with the classic family sitcom in a way that is somehow both insanely twisted and charmingly lighthearted.

Since I loved the show so much, I was glad to speak with series co-creator Justin Roiland, who also co-created Rick and Morty, to discuss how working on Solar Opposites with co-creator Mike McMahan is different than working with Dan Harmon, how they keep track of sci-fi gadgets, the challenge of doing a more serialized series, whether we’ll get a plush of The Pupa, and more. You can read our full interview with Justin Roiland below, but be aware of spoilers for the first season of Solar Opposites. Read More »

Solar Opposites Interview

The first season of the new animated series Solar Opposites recently debuted on Hulu. Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and series writer Mike McMahan have teamed up for the new show about a group of aliens who were forced to abandoned their destroyed homeworld and have been sent to Earth to wait for a living super computer called The Pupa to evolve and terraform the planet, leaving them to live suburban lives in America.

Solar Opposites is a laugh riot, as you can read in my review, so I was very eager to talk to co-creator Mike McMahan about the inception of the show, some of its influences, the surprising and shocking subplot, and what’s in store for the future of the animated series. You can read our full Solar Opposites interview below, but beware of major spoilers for the end of the show if you haven’t yet sat down to watch all eight episodes of the first season Read More »

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Solar Opposites Future Seasons

The first season of Solar Opposites launched on May 8, and after just four days, it was already Hulu’s most watched title in the history of the streaming service. That means it’s likely that the series will be renewed for a second season any time now, and the good news is creators Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan already have story arcs planned for at least three or four seasons. Read More »