Stranger Things 3 Teaser

If there’s one thing that best defines the 1980s, it’s the shopping mall. All the hip, cool kids spent their time aimlessly wandering around the consumer space, rarely spending money. Famed pop star Robin Sparkles even created an entire song about going to the mall (today). So there’s no better addition to the Stranger Things setting of Hawkins, Indiana in 1985 than their own shopping mall.

A new Stranger Things 3 teaser video acts as a vintage commercial for the new Starcourt Mall that will bring Hawkins, Indiana into the future. It’s safe to say that this setting will prove to be a popular new destination for the kids of the small Midwest town, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of monster ended up there too. Read More »

2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

Stranger Things 2 Visual Effects

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, the team behind the visual effects of the second season of Stranger Things breaks down some of the scenes from the series. Plus, Jeff Goldblum acts out a bunch of different characters from the original Jurassic Park and Westworld executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy participate in a discussion about the second season finale for BFI. Read More »

Stranger Things Featurette

If Netflix’s Stranger Things is functioning correctly, you’re not consciously noticing all of the show’s little details that fill out the backgrounds of its 1980s-set world. But industry veterans are currently putting in their votes for this year’s Emmy Awards, which means Netflix actively wants to showcase all of the work that goes into creating Hawkins, Indiana and the spooky world of The Upside Down.

Check out this Stranger Things featurette that reveals how the show’s production team built those tunnels in season 2, and how a Sears catalogue is one of the most important assets in bringing the sets to life. Read More »

Stranger Things comic

As Netflix’s wildly popular supernatural sci-fi series Stranger Things heads into its third season, some newly-announced supplementary material will fill in gaps from the show’s earliest events. We already heard about how some Stranger Things books will be coming to shelves this fall, and now a new report says Netflix has teamed with Dark Horse to create a Stranger Things comic. Take a look at some preview pages from the first series below, which shows what happened to Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) while he was trapped in the Upside Down. Read More »

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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 round-up of Incredibles 2 Easter eggs you might have missed. Plus, the composers behind Netflix’s series Stranger Things talk about their score for both seasons, and SyFy runs through a bunch of things you might not have known about X2: X-Men United. Read More »

stranger things emmys

Well, now we know who Netflix is pushing for in this year’s Emmys. The streaming service released two new Stranger Things featurettes on YouTube for its biggest genre hit, spotlighting the acting talents of two young cast members: Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp.

Season 2 really was a showcase for these two talented kids, and Netflix seemingly wants to get them some awards attention. And while these featurettes are a clear piece of campaigning, it is pretty cool to see how Brown invented Eleven’s iconic gestures, or how Schnapp pulled off that harrowing possession scene.

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stranger things video game

Telltale Games will bring the Upside Down to a game console near you with a Stranger Things video game. Netflix’s nostalgia-laced hit has already inspired books, board games and more, and now fans will have a chance to enter an interactive Hawkins, Indiana.

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stranger things books

It’ll be a long wait until Stranger Things season 3 arrives sometime in 2019, but how about a little bit of…strange reading to bide the time? Your homework for the next season of the Netflix series is coming this fall: A series of Stranger Things books will be arriving at a store near you.

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom LEGO Trailer - Stranger Things Reunion

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 couple stars from the second season of Stranger Things have a therapeutic reunion. Plus, learn some things about the cult classic sci-fi horror flick Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and watch a meticulous LEGO recreation of the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Read More »