A Day in the Life at Pixar Animation

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, see what a day in the life of Pixar Animation Studios is like in Emeryville, California. Plus, a video essay explains how the trailers for Star Wars movies use nostalgia as a weapon to make you feel a plethora of emotions, and Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star Emilia Clarke takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Missing Marvel Movies on Disney+

The launch of Disney+ yesterday brought a plethora of content from The Walt Disney Company, including most of the movies from the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises. But there are still some titles from each franchise that aren’t available on Disney+ just yet. That’s because there’s still a holdover streaming deals that Disney has to run out with Netflix before they get the streaming rights back for themselves. The good news is we know when the remaining Star Wars titles and missing Marvel movies on Disney+ will be available. Read More »

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary

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 as the beloved characters from the Children’s Television Workshop look back on 50 years of memories on Sesame Street before the show’s big anniversary celebration. Plus, watch as real stuntmen react to action sequences from Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and others, and check out Benedict Cumberbatch going undercover on the internet to address questions and comments about himself. Read More »

Disenchantment Easter Eggs

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 some Easter eggs and references you might have missed in the first season of Disenchantment on Netflix. Plus, visual effects artists take a look at the work done on movies like Gemini Man, the robot from I Am Mother, and other movies, and Kevin Smith breaks down some theories and questions that fans have had about Jay and Silent Bob. Read More »

star wars galaxys edge tips and tricks

We returned to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland to bring you some exciting tips, tricks and easter eggs. These are not the usual easter eggs that everyone points out (REALLY? There’s a Wampa in Dok Ondars? I never noticed). Here we present to you nothing too obvious —  these are some references that span the prequel, original and sequel trilogies, as well as the Star Wars Story standalone films.  And hopefully, some tips that will impress your hardcore Disneyland fanatic friends.

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solo box office failure

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Men In Black International gets a snazzy Lexus ad.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story fans, who do exist, would like a sequel.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard suggests that the surviving original Jurassic Park actors will be appearing in Jurassic World 3.
  • Toy Story 4 gets a colorful IMAX poster.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story - Ron Howard

It’s no secret that Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t turn out to be the box office hit that Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm hoped it would be. The film’s performance convinced Lucasfilm to hold back on anymore spin-offs under the “Star Wars Story” banner until they regrouped and figured out how to best approach the future of Star Wars.

But what was the reason for Solo: A Star Wars Story underperforming at the box office? If you ask director Ron Howard, it might have something to do with the competitive summer release date as opposed to the new Christmas tradition for Star Wars movies. But he also believes relentless trolls may have influenced general audiences unaware of any malicious internet activity. Read More »

Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • How many times have buttons been pushed in the Millennium Falcon?
  • See some early Kylo Ren concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • A specific connection between Solo: A Star Wars Story and this year’s The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson has visited Galaxy’s Edge
  • New photos detail the customization options for lightsabers that will be sold at Galaxy’s Edge

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Darth Maul Solo Scene

Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a disappointment at the box office, there were fans who still came away satisfied. That might have been helped by the fact that the ending of the movie featured a surprise twist that no one saw coming: the return of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul.

The end of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals that Darth Maul is the mastermind behind the Crimson Dawn criminal organization that set the entire heist at the center of the movie into motion. The voice is provided by actor Sam Witwer, who played Darth Maul when the character returned during The Clone Wars animated series, as well as Star Wars Rebels. But it turns out the original voice actor from The Phantom Menace, Peter Serafinowicz of Shaun of the Dead and The Tick, had actually recorded dialogue for the movie as well. Unfortunately, he ended up being replaced before the final cut hit theaters. Read More »

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Making Solo A Star Wars Story Book

Hopefully, one day, we’ll get the extensive story about the drama that unfolded behind the scenes of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which led to directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller leaving the project and getting replaced by Ron Howard. But until then, we’ll have to settle for a close look at the making of the movie through more official channels by way of a new book from Industrial Light & Magic.

Making Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming to shelves later this month, written by ILM visual effects supervisor and co-producer Rob Bredow. With a huge collection of previously never-before-seen photos from behind the scenes, the book offers plenty of insight into the process of making a Star Wars movie, from pre-production through post-prouction. Check out some of the photos from the Making Solo A Star Wars Story book below. Read More »