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, we take a look at the line-up of 2019 Super Bowl commercials that features some of our favorite stars from film and television. The Mountain from Game of Thrones takes down the Bud Light Knight, Christina Applegate threatens the M&Ms, Harrison Ford can’t get his dog to stop ordering food on Amazon, Michael C. Hall sings for Skittles, and more. Read More »
Looks like the Dude is returning…in a commercial. Jeff Bridges just teased a Big Lebowski…something, with a brief teaser featuring the message “Stay tuned.” While you might automatically assume that means a sequel, the date at the end of the footage says 2/3/19. That’s way too soon for a secret movie to be coming out – we’d have heard something by now. But football fans will immediately recognize that February 3 is the date of this year’s Super Bowl. While we don’t have confirmation yet, it’s likely that Bridges is teasing a Big Lebowski Super Bowl commercial.
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That rascal Deadpool was nowhere to be seen on TV during the Super Bowl, but everyone’s favorite vulgar superhero took some time out of his busy life to live tweet the big game. The Deadpool Super Bowl live tweets are, predictably, full of the type of bawdy humor Deadpool fans know and love.
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Everyone knows what they watch the Super Bowl to see — and it’s certainly not the football. It’s the commercials! Whether dancing puppy monkey babies are more your speed, or the latest trailer for Stranger Things, the Super Bowl has become one of the most anticipated pop culture events of the year for non-sports fans. Maybe that’s because the cost of a 30-second commercial aired during the primetime sport event could exceed $5 million — about the same as the budget for many independent films. So it’s exciting to just see what the overwhelmingly wealthy studios and advertising companies will shell out for a chance to be seen by 100 million eyes. Corporate culture at its finest.
Here are some of the 2018 Super Bowl movie trailers we’re expecting to see later this week.
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One of the biggest television events of the year is coming up this weekend with the live broadcast of Super Bowl 50. The NFL has dropped the Roman numerals from the game, because people are apparently too ignorant to know that “L” means 50 — it isn’t just a typo in the graphics. But that’s beside the point, because no matter what we call the game, it’s going to be sweetened by the comedic stylings of Key and Peele.
Squarespace has announced that they will have Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele providing live commentary for the big game as their characters Lee and Morris (seen above), but it might be a little tricky because of the rules they have to follow due to the NFL’s strict copyrights regarding the Super Bowl. Find out more about the Key and Peele Super Bowl commentary below. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
It seems fitting that the latest trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier would debut during that most American of holidays, Super Bowl Sunday. Marvel Studios had teased a new spot earlier this week, but they over-delivered, wonderfully, by offering up action-packed thirty-second TV ad and a brand-new full-length trailer. Watch them both after the jump.
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For movie fans who don’t like football, the Super Bowl is basically a night of trailer premieres. Studios spend millions of dollars ($4 million per 30 seconds to be exact) to debut commercials for their upcoming blockbusters. Usually, those commercials debut brand new footage. Looking at the 2014 release schedule, there are tons of films with Super Bowl potential but the final list of films with Super Bowl commitments has now been revealed. Read about it below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
More details emerge on that Boy Meets World sequel, and you may be surprised to learn what Cory’s up to these days. Also after the jump:
- Christopher Lloyd brings his DeLorean to Raising Hope
- SpongeBob gets stop-motioned for a holiday special
- See the sexy first trailer for Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons
- James Cameron is producing a climate-change doc
- Diablo Cody sells a Millenial/GenX comedy to ABC
- Elementary lands the plum post-Super Bowl slot
- Luther is getting a third season with four episodes
- 24‘s Jack and Renee will reunite on Fox’s Touch
- Fringe sets an early 2013 date for its series finale
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Super Bowl Sunday is one of America’s biggest non-denominational holidays. Whether you follow the NFL every single Sunday or hardly know which teams are participating, odds are at some point you’ll be sucked into the hype. Maybe it’s for the commercials or maybe it’s because there’s a party going but either way, Sunday’s game is hard to avoid.
As film fans, Super Bowl XLVI has a few cool, minor threads. For example Rooney Mara, star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is the niece of the owner of the New York Giants. So just imagine an actress who is Oscar-nominated for playing an anti-social hero jumping up and down based on the play of Eli Manning. Kind of hard to picture.
Another thing is that Andrew Stanton, a native of Rockport, Massachusetts, will reportedly screen his latest film, John Carter, for not only his hometown team, the New England Patriots, but the Giants as well. Read more about it after the jump and check out a new featurette with never-bef0re-seen footage. Read More »