Animators React to Toy Story 4

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, listen as animators react and breakdown some sequences from Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4. Plus, a video essay from Patrick (H) Willems takes a closer look at The Greatest Showman and the greatness that may lie within this silly musical. And finally, set a relaxing mood in your house by way of Middle-earth with some Lord of the Rings ambient scenes. Read More »

Reviewing Drumming Scenes in Movies

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 »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now master and commander

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The Greatest Showman Broadway

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The MovieThe Greatest Showman

Where You Can Stream It: Disney+

The Pitch: What if the life story of infamous American entrepreneur and entertainer P.T. Barnum got ruthlessly sanitized, stripped of everything that made him messy and despicable, and was told via musical numbers that are, quite frankly, total bangers? That’s the conundrum of The Greatest Showman, a film that is about as historically irresponsible as movies get while also being filled with great freakin’ songs.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s hard to call The Greatest Showman itself essential viewing. There is a great deal to dislike here, a great deal that will make anyone with a passing knowledge of American history uncomfortable with how fast and loose the film plays with basic facts. But there’s no getting around it: those songs rule so hard and they’re shot, edited and performed with an energy that cannot be denied.

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Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in August 2020

Since movie theaters aren’t likely to reopen in August, you’re going to need another round of new titles to stream from Disney+ and Hulu. Thankfully, each of the streaming services have a big selection of movies and TV shows coming next month, including the revival of The Muppets, more of 20th Century Fox’s original X-Men franchise, one of the best indies of 2019, and some movies from the late 1980s and early 1990s that Hollywood doesn’t really make anymore.

Get the full rundown of TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ and Hulu in August below. Read More »

Frozen Animation Evolution

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, see how animation evolved between the release of Frozen in 2013 and this year’s sequel Frozen 2. Plus, see how a professional dancer and choreographer reviews dance scenes from movies like Save the Last Dance, Chicago, Silver Linings Playbook and others. And finally, listen as Jamie Lee Curtis breaks down her career from Halloween through Knives Out and plenty in between. Read More »

Annihilation Video Essay

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, new video essay explores how Annihilation comes to terms with the concept of self-destruction. Plus, see what Lord of the Rings might look like if it was a cheesy sitcom on ABC, and listen as awards contenders Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman interview each other for over 40 minutes. Read More »

Hugh Jackman World Tour

If you like the musical stylings of Hugh Jackman more than you like seeing him brandish claws as Wolverine, then we have some news that will absolutely thrill you.

On The Today Show this morning, Hugh Jackman announced that he will embark on a world tour in 2019 with a new one-man musical show called The Man. The Music. The Show., where fans can see him perform songs from films like The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables, as well as songs from musicals like The Boy from Oz and Oklahoma. Read More »

 Pixar Short Easter Eggs

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 new video from Pixar Animation dives into Easter eggs and fun facts about their third volume collection of short films. Plus, Kelly Clarkson does an incredible new rendition of a tune from The Greatest Showman, and Jonah Hill breaks down the characters he’s best known for on the big screen throughout his career. Read More »

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The Greatest Showman Reimagined

No matter how you felt about the quality of The Greatest Showman as a film, there’s no denying that the soundtrack is incredible. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Loren Allred (singing for Rebecca Ferguson) and Kaela Settle belted out the musical tunes of the circus-centric romance, but now the best-selling soundtrack is getting reimagined with some of the world’s top recording artists.

The Greatest Showman Reimagined will take the hit songs from the Hollywood musical and give them covers from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Pentatonix and more. Get the full rundown of artists below. Read More »