Making of The Mitchells vs. The Machines

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 look at how “Katie-vision” was created for Netflix’s hit animated movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines. Plus, find out how realistic bank heists are in movies such as The Dark Knight, Heat, Baby Driver, and The Town. And finally, listen as Justin Theroux takes a look back at his career, from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion to The Leftovers and more. Read More »

Wonder Woman Featurette

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 featurette that highlights the immense female talent behind the camera of Woman Woman. Plus, watch James McAvoy make a cake inspired by His Dark Materials for The Great British Bake-Off. And finally, listen to a stuntman break down motorcycle stunts from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and more. Read More »

Stranger Things Black Void

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 the black void in Stranger Things (as well as the slow burn sci-fi thriller Under the Skin) can be recreated with practical effects. Plus, find out how realistic hostage rescue scenes are in movies like Die Hard, The Dark Knight, and more. Plus, find out how to draw the adorable baby Tuk Tuk from Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Read More »

dark knight wreckage

February is the shortest month, and yet this February seemed extra-long somehow. Maybe that’s just how life is now. But March is almost upon us, and it’s bound to be a weird one, because we’re about to enter a full year of dealing with COVID-19. Feel free to distract yourself from all of this with some movies and TV, folks.  To help with that, here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2021.

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Bottleneck Gallery Batman Posters

Bottleneck Gallery is going batty today with the release of several new Batman prints inspired by the Dark Knight’s various appearances in film and television over the years. Mark Chilcott has delivered a batch of incredible cityscapes featuring the Caped Crusader keeping watch over Gotham City and cruising the streets in a couple trademark vehicles from Tim Burton’s Batman and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Meanwhile, Ben Wills puts a minimalist spin on the rivalry between The Penguin and Batman and Ann Bembi lets Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman from Batman Returns out of the bag.

Check out all of the new Bottleneck Gallery Batman posters below and find out how you can get them. Read More »

The Dark Knight Joker Statue - Queen Studios

The Dark Knight is considered one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, and plenty of reverence for the film comes from Heath Ledger‘s brief but unforgettable screentime as the The Joker. There has been plenty of merchandise featuring Heath Ledger as the Clown Prince of Crime over the years, but we’ve never seen a collectible with such an uncanny likeness of the actor as we have on this new statue from Queen Studios. Get an up close look at The Dark Knight Joker statue below. Read More »

national film registry

Somebody once told us the world was going to roll us, but we didn’t anticipate this. Shrek — alongside such films as A Clockwork Orange, The Dark Knight, and The Hurt Locker — has been deemed a work of “important cultural, artistic, and historic” value by the Library of Congress, which revealed its National Film Registry 2020 list today. 25 films made the list of new additions to the National Film Registry, including, yes, Shrek.

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Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Tommy “Tiny” Lister is a longtime character actor who you may not know by name, but you would undoubtedly recognize his face, commanding stature, and deep voice from his appearances in various movies and TV shows over the years. Lister is best known for his appearances in the Friday comedy franchise, the sci-fi action movie The Fifth Element, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and he was still working regularly to this day. Unfortunately, the actor has passed away at age 62 due to complications from COVID-19. Read More »

Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

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 the making of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Trilogy with over an hour of footage from behind the scenes. Plus, watch as Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reboot 50 First Dates in the hellscape of a year that is 2020. And finally, check out a blooper reel from the fourth season of Lucifer, now available on Netflix. Read More »

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The Dark Knight Lenticular Poster

The Dark Knight teaser poster featuring Heath Ledger as The Joker writing the bloody question “Why so serious?” is one of the best of all time. The original double-sided 27×40 poster is hard to find in good condition for a decent price, but if you don’t have one yet, you might want to spend your money on a new lenticular version of the poster from Bottleneck Gallery instead.

For those who don’t know, lenticular printing is a a technology in which lenticular lenses (which is also used for 3D displays) are used to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles. So now The Dark Knight lenticular poster will make it seem like Joker is really standing behind some foggy glass on your wall. Check it out below. Read More »