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, a professional drummer analyzes drumming scenes from movies like Whiplash, Drumline, Wayne’s World, and more. Plus, listen as Oscar-winning make-up artist Nicki Ledermann talks about her work on Joker, The Devil Wears Prada, The Greatest Showman, and more. And finally, learn the differences between John Carptner‘s They Live and Ray Nelson‘s short story that inspired it. Read More »
Next month, you can see John C. Reilly alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the western thriller The Sisters Brothers. But there’s a different pair of brothers that fans would like to see back on the big screen.
Step Brothers, starring John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell as forty-something step brothers still living at home with their recently married parents, became a comedy hit back in 2008 with just over $100 million at the box office, but it’s found even greater life in the years since. You can’t go anywhere without hearing quotes from the movie, whether it’s “Did we just become best friends?” or “It’s the fuckin’ Catalina Wine Mixer.” And because of that, fans have wanted a sequel.
John C. Reilly isn’t quite as enthusiastic as viewers when it comes to sequels in general, but he still hopes that he doesn’t age out of the chance to make it happen with his buddy Will Ferrell and the increasingly eclectic director Adam McKay. Read More »
If there’s one director who takes audio commentaries to a whole other level, it’s Adam McKay. The Academy Award-nominated director has a commentary that’s a musical scored by Jon Brion (Punch-Drunk Love), one set in the year 2031, and another with a series of arguments and feuds that end with Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate feeling slighted. Few directors bring this degree of imagination to their bonus features.
I can’t recommend enough doing what the director believes only .01% of the population does: listen to these tracks. At times they’re about as funny as the movies themselves, which often go almost completely undiscussed by everybody participating. Next to nothing is revealed, but you do get a crystal clear idea of the sensibility and mind behind the work. The nonstop jokes are as strange and inventive as the gags in Anchorman, The Other Guys, and the rest of the filmmaker’s work.
All four of the Adam McKay audio commentaries recommended below can’t be spoken of highly enough.
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Because we can’t have nice things, we’ve been given a Daddy’s Home sequel, but Step Brothers 2 is nowhere to be found. While we may someday be blessed with a Step Brothers sequel, the follow-up to the 2008 cult hit comedy is currently little more than an unrealized dream. To rub salt in the wound, Step Brothers co-star Will Ferrell recently revealed the potential Step Brothers 2 would have been about.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
As anyone who’s seen Step Brothers knows, the Catalina fucking Wine Mixer is a huge fucking deal. It’s been the biggest helicopter leasing event in the Western Hemisphere since 1997. It’s for people who want to make bank, get ass, and drive a Range Rover. It’s also completely fictional — or at least it was, until this year.
The Santa Catalina Island Company has just announced the first annual real-life Catalina Wine Mixer. Just like the movie, it’ll feature live music, gourmet food, fine wine, and of course, a helicopter landing on the lawn. Get details on the Catalina Wine Mixer after the jump. Read More »
When Judd Apatow‘s R-rated comedies started making hundreds of millions of dollars, Hollywood took notice and emulated them left and right. But fans knew that the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up had been making us laugh long before that. He helmed two of the most underrated network series of all time, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared; produced films like The Cable Guy and Anchorman; and worked on TV shows such as The Critic and The Larry Sanders Show. This was a comedic genius that deserved all the praise heaped upon him.
In celebration of his latest film, This is 40, Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles is hosting a Judd Apatow tribute show featuring art based on films he had a hand in. So, in addition to everything mentioned above, there’s also art inspired by Superbad, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, and Step Brothers. The show opens Tuesday December 4 and remains on display through December 30.
After the jump, check out a ton of art from the show from artists such as Glen Brogan, Todd Slater, Joshua Budich, Jason Liwag, Jason Edminston, Dave Perillo, Anthony Petrie, Jeff Boyes, Joey Spiotto and others, including some exclusives, and find out how you can attend. Read More »
Anchorman fans know two things for certain. Ron Burgundy is coming back and he and his news team have lovely voices. Who could forget Ron, Brian, Champ and Brick’s rousing rendition of Afternoon Delight in the 2004 hit? Well, according to co-writer and director Adam McKay, there will be more of that in the sequel.
In a new interview, McKay confirmed that they’ve already written full musical numbers for Anchorman 2, which starts shooting in the Spring, and that they’re bringing in “a murderers’ row of day players” to rival the cameos in the first film.
He also discussed Step Brothers, which was rumored to have a sequel of its own, as well as related a rap album. McKay said the sequel was in the works and is still possible, but was put on hold due to Anchorman 2. The rap album, however, fell apart. Read details on all of this after the jump. Read More »
Some might find it hard to believe that five years ago, the phrase “Boats and Hoes” was not part of the popular vernacular. The 2008 comedy Step Brothers changed all that. Directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Step Brothers became the definitive comedy of a generation. Okay, not really. For most of us, Step Brothers is simply a funny, enjoyable comedy. But for others, it has, in fact, become a wildly popular film that’s relentlessly quoted, turned into memes, gifs, soundboards, t-shirts and more.
To celebrate the 4th anniversary of the film, because why not, Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA is opening a massive exhibit of Step Brothers themed art August 31. It’ll be on dispaly thorugh September 22 but, after the jump, you can see a bunch of the work right now. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
This edition of Sequel Bits is brought to you by the letters “L,” “O,” and “L.” Which is just my not terribly clever way of saying it’s all about the comedies. After the jump:
- Will Ferrell confirms that Anchorman 2 is still dead, but Step Brothers 2 could get going soon
- Jay Baruchel briefly talks Cartoon Network’s Dragons and How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Ed Helms offers a very minor status update on The Hangover Part III
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When Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly‘s characters in the 2008 Adam McKay comedy Step Brothers took the stage to perform the rap song “Boats and Hoes,” no one could have predicted where it would take them. In the movie, it helps spawn a business for their group Prestige Worldwide and now, in real life, it might do the same. McKay revealed on his Twitter page that the duo were working on a real life rap album.
Are we currently working on a Step Bros rap album? Yup.
Then, in case anyone thought the Anchorman and Other Guys director was joking, he tweeted again with an open invitation to rapper/actor Mos Def.
I wasn’t kidding about Step Bros rap album. And we just found out we have a crazy big time producer. Mos Def, you up for a guest flow?
See the song that inspired this album, Ferrell and Reilly’s latest musical opus and read more after the jump. Read More »