The Mask Movie Comparison

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 Mask movie starring Jim Carrey compares to the weird, original comic book series that inspired it. Plus, watch a Stranger Things season three scene breakdown by arguably the best team-up of the season, and listen to Lou Bega‘s 1999 chart-topping hit song “Mambo No. 5” as sung by the dialogue of 156 different movies. Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sam Raimi says he’s constantly thinking about his unmade Spider-Man 4.
  • In honor of Stranger Things 3, let’s reminisce about New Coke.
  • The Enchanted sequel might finally be happening.
  • The Mask creator has an idea for a reboot with a female lead.
  • Hey, are you in the mood for a White Chicks sequel?

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VFX Artists React

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 as VFX artists react to the visual effects in movies like Green Lantern, Avatar and more. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic actor roundtable with Richard Madden, Diego Luna, Stephan James and more, and listen as Richard Dreyfus does a career breakdown ranging from Jaws to his recent turn in Daughter of the Wolf. Read More »

Venom Trailer Mash-Up with The Mask

So far the footage for the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Venom from Sony Pictures has left a lot to be desire. The movie feels unlike anything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which likely explains why it’s expressly not part of the successful, ongoing franchise of comic book movies featuring The Avengers. But maybe that’s because we’ve already seen this movie before.

A new trailer mash-up takes footage from The Mask, audio from Tom Hardy in the latest trailer for Venom, and clips from a bunch of other Jim Carrey movies to perfectly recreate the absurd comic book comedy starring Jim Carrey as a twisted, anti-hero comic book movie like Venom. It’s absolutely amazing, and it certainly doesn’t do Venom any favors. Read More »

Recycled Movie Sets

While many film productions opt to shoot on a sound stage with a set specifically built for the movie in question, sometimes it’s just cheaper and easier to create a movie set at a location that already exists. It could be a diner, hotel, mansion, police station or anything. And sometimes, a certain location is just so good that it gets reused for a completely different movie, but you may not even recognize it.

Below you can check out a video that runs through 10 recycled movie sets that you might have seen in multiple movies. For example, did you know the interior of the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse can be seen as an auto shop in The Mask? Read More »

Want to see trailers for Avengers: Battle for Earth and Marvel vs. Capcom Origins? How about some behind the scenes images and videos from The Avengers Blu-ray? Who said Iron Man 3 is going to be the best installment yet? Where’s the intersection between drinking and Marvel Comics? Want to take a tour of ILM while talking about The Avengers? What kind of craziness happens in a Eighties X-Men coloring book? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

I didn’t think there was much that could make me more excited for a new short film by Stephen and Timothy Quay (aka The Brothers Quay). But then I saw this trailer for Maska, and discovered that the film is not only a new animated short from the brothers, but seemingly one of their most colorful pieces of work, and an adaptation of a Stanislaw Lem story to boot. Check it out after the break. Read More »