Black Mirror 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, Phil Lord & Chris Miller break down a “lost clip” from The LEGO Movie for a screenwriting lecture. Plus, a visual effects reel highlights the digital work that went into an episode of Black Mirror, and Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan recalls some of his most iconic characters from film and television. Read More »

the lego movie 2 airplane safety video

Some movies market themselves the old-fashioned way: a trailer, some posters, maybe a featurette or two. But The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is not about that. No, the sequel to the wildly popular The LEGO Movie is going to reach for the sky in its promos — literally.

An airplane safety video has been released by Turkish Airlines featuring the energetic stars of The LEGO Movie franchise, including its spin-off films LEGO Batman and even The LEGO Ninjago Movie. It’s a pretty crowded flight loaded with celebrity cameos, fun animation, and of course, a catchy song.

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lego movie 2 comic con

Warner Bros. brought the cast and crew of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to Comic-Con for a brisk panel, letting the cast riff before showing off new footage. Anyone hoping that the sequel will maintain the anarchic spirit of the first movie will be very pleased by what was on display here.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Playsets

One of the best things about The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is that we’ll be getting a whole new slew of LEGO sets featuring the characters, vehicles and settings from the movie. While they won’t all be worth picking up from the store, the first three that have been revealed from the animated sequel certainly like they’ll make solid additions to any LEGO fan’s collection. Read More »

The LEGO Movie 2 Title

It’s been four years since The LEGO Movie hit theaters and surprised the hell out of everyone by being one of the most original and entertaining animated movies of the year. After the film’s success, a sequel was almost immediately announced, but since this is an animated movie we’re talking about, it’s taken some time to get it off the ground.

Thankfully, the movie is starting to take shape, and we have an official title. Take a look at The LEGO Movie 2 title logo below. Read More »

Billion Brick Race

The latest Lego Movie spin-off has lost one of its key pieces: the director. Jorge R. Gutierrez was set to helm The Billion Brick Race, but has departed the project. Now, Lego and Warner Bros. will need a new master builder for their latest Lego title..

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The Alternativity - Morning Watch

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, famed street artist Banksy teams up with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle for a satirical nativity play. Plus, see how LEGO fan films from years before influenced The LEGO Movie, and hear the Rick and Morty theme get a jazzy new post-modern jukebox cover. Read More »

The LEGO Movie Sequel

The LEGO Movie was an incredible and imaginative movie, and a big part of that came from the surprising journey from the animated world of the building blocks to the real world that was the source of the LEGO city known as Bricksburg. But as we saw at the end of The LEGO Movie, that city is about to get shaken up by the arrival of characters from the planet Duplo.

As anyone who ever had toys as a kid knows, Duplo is the LEGO line of toys made explicitly for younger kids. The sets are more elementary and the pieces are too big for little ones to choke on. Those toys arrived at the end of The LEGO Movie when The Man Upstairs (Will Ferrell) allowed his son to play with his highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system, followed immediately by suggesting that his little sister could get in on the fun as well.

Thankfully, that ending wasn’t just a gag played for laughs. Instead, that will be a key part of how The LEGO Movie Sequel continues the story of Bricksburg and its residents.  Read More »

Billion Brick Race

In the wake of the success of The LEGO Movie, the folks at Warner Bros. Pictures decided to go crazy for building brick movies by scheduling a sequel to the imaginative hit, as well as spin-offs in the form of The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. But there’s one more LEGO movie in development that you might have forgotten about.

The Billion Brick Race is a project we first heard about back in the spring of 2015, but no new details have emerged since then. That changes today with word that The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez has come aboard the animated movie to help develop the film. Find out more below. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • James Cameron preps laser projection for Avatar 2.
  • Disney’s Frozen 2 will impact our perception of the original.
  • The Lego Movie character gets an animated spin-off show.
  • Chris Pine wonders what’s up with Star Trek 4.
  • And more!

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