Colbert's Lord of the Rings Spin-Off

Talk show host Stephen Colbert is well-established as one of the world’s preeminent scholars of the works of author J.R.R. Tolkien (well, at least in the pop culture realm). He reads Tolkien’s Elvish language, has interviewed Smaug, and is such a big fan that he even scored an extremely brief role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as “Laketown spy.” Colbert recently took his show to New Zealand, where he met back up with director Peter Jackson and pitched him a whole new Lord of the Rings spin-off trilogy about his character, who Colbert imagines is revealed to be Aragorn’s hotter twin brother.  Read More »

the crown season 3 teaser

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sarah Silverman strikes a deal for a late-night series pilot and stand-up comedy special with HBO.
  • Heather Graham joins The Stand.
  • What We Do in the Shadows season 2 has started production.
  • Stephen Colbert will host The Late Show until at least 2023.
  • Kurt Sutter has bee fired for being a jerk.
  • There will be a dramatic TV series based on Clueless for some reason.
  • A TV adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical will air on Nickelodeon.
  • The Crown season 3 now has a regal poster.
  • Bless the Harts renewed for a second season.
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has also been renewed for a second season.

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Star Trek Picard Props and Costume Tour

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 tour of the props and costumes from the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. Plus, get some laughs from the blooper reel for the third season of The Good Place, and Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon recreate The NeverEnding Story musical moment from the final episode of season three of Stranger Things. Read More »

John Wick NES Game

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 video game version of John Wick as if the movie was adapted for the original Nintendo. Plus, see a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in the Game of Thrones series finale, and go behind the scenes of Stephen Colbert‘s dimension-hopping arrival in the world of HBO’s Veep. Read More »

Game of Thrones Costume Design

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 how the costume design on Game of Thrones creates links between certain characters and conveys a sense of their power in the story in any given season. Next, see what happens when Ellen DeGeneres sends one of her writers to be a cashier at the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Orgeon, and watch as Stephen Colbert travels into the Veep universe. Read More »

Spike Jonze Music Video

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 director Spike Jonze shot a music video with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a single shot. Plus, Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor breaks down Ned Stark’s final scene from all the way back in the first season of the HBO series, and watch the Freaks and Geeks mini-reunion panel from C2E2 in Chicago last weekend. Read More »

Santa Fight Trailer

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, Bryan Cranston stars in the dueling Santa Claus holiday action thriller Santa Fight, created by a bunch of kids. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter sits down and runs around with some of the most sought after stuntwomen in Hollywood, and listen as Jennifer Lopez looks back on her most memorable roles from throughout her extensive career. Read More »

Flight of the Conchords New Song

Flight of the Conchords ended all too soon with its final second season back in 2009, and fans have been hoping for some kind of revival during this ongoing period of Peak TV that has seen plenty of previously concluded shows brought back from the dead. They’re getting their wish next month with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie reuniting for a concert special on HBO next month. And to help promote their return, New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to debut a new song. Read More »

Luke Cage Soundtrack

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, take a closer look at the intense opening sequence of A Quiet Place that expertly sets the suspenseful stage and provides exposition mostly through visuals. Plus, a featurette explores the making of the Luke Cage soundtrack and Stephen Colbert manages to connect Lord of the Rings to a Chance the Rapper song. Read More »

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Anthony Bourdain Tribute - Waffle House

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 video remembers the life and career of Anthony Bourdain after the famous chef and travel host took his own life last week. Plus, Stephen Colbert takes aim at the hateful fanboys who are ruining Star Wars for the rest of us, and Denzel Washington auditions some familiar faces in sports to be the next Equalizer.

First up, The New York Times put together this profile that illustrates perfectly why people loved Anthony Bourdain so much. He wasn’t just a TV personality who loved food and traveling. He was someone who helped us connect to the rest of the world and realize that we’re not so different from each other.

Stephen Colbert and his staff at The Late Show were annoyed with the news that Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran felt the need to leave Instagram due to hateful fanboys harassing her online. So they created this trailer to put them in their place and tell them to grow up. For more, listen to our special podcast episode about it.

Finally, during the NBA Finals, Denzel Washington and Sony Pictures took the time to have some of the NBA’s biggest stars (and even some from the WNBA) audition to become the next star of The Equalizer franchise. It should come as no surprise that these athletes aren’t the best actors, but this is still a fun gag.