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 »
Tonight will add another livestream commentary to the ongoing pile of quarantined filmmakers and their casts talking about the experience of making a movie. Taika Waititi and the cast of Thor: Ragnarok recently assembled online to discuss the Marvel Studios sequel, Kevin Smith provided a live commentary for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and now the four main cast members who played The Oneders in That Thing You Do! are assembling for one tonight, April 17.
But before the That Thing You Do! reunion happens for a live commentary, Tom Everett Scott, Jonathan Schaech, Ethan Embry and Steve Zahn virtually got back together to reflect on the 1996 movie in a 17-minute interview. It’s the first time they’ve all ever been “together” since the movie was made with director and co-star Tom Hanks. Watch below as they discuss getting together as a band for the first time, pay tribute to late songwriter Adam Schlesinger, and more. Read More »
Tom Hanks hosted an unconventional episode of Saturday Night Live this past weekend after recovering from the coronavirus, but there’s even more Hanks-related fun heading your way this week.
The cast of That Thing You Do!, Hanks’s feature directorial debut from 1996, is reuniting this Friday, April 17, 2020 to participate in a livestream commentary of the movie. Break out your Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters T-shirts and read on for the details.
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Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of rock band Fountains of Wayne and the Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning songwriter of That Thing You Do and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has died from coronavirus-related complications. He was 52.
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Anyone who lived through the 1960s might remember a little band called The Wonders. Formerly known as The Oneders, the group from Erie, Pennsylvania skyrocketed to fame when their song “That Thing You Do!” became an instant hit. However, their fame was short-lived, and The Wonders became nothing more than a one-hit wonder.
If you don’t remember this band from decades ago, don’t worry, because they were a fictional band. So while you may not be losing your memory, this means that you didn’t see the movie That Thing You Do! from 1996. Directed by Tom Hanks, the film chronicles the formation, rise and fall of a 1960s rock band that quickly becomes a nation-wide sensation and fades away just as quickly. Now, 21 years later, The Wonders have reunited for a little performance of their hit song.
Watch the That Thing You Do reunion after the jump. Read More »