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, as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the United States, comedian Conan O’Brien brings some levity to the situation with some tips on how to avoid it on Conan. Plus, catch up on the first two seasons of Westworld before the third season premieres on HBO this Sunday, and listen as Spenser Confidential star Mark Wahlberg recaps his career on film and television. Read More »
The weather is a bit warmer, but it’s still so much better to cozy up in the living room and watch some movies and TV shows from the comfort of your own home. Thankfully, Netflix has a new batch of titles coming to their library in February 2020, including some old favorites and a slew of new originals you’ll want to check out. Get a rundown of the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix below, and schedule your life accordingly. Read More »
Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is testing new features in iTunes with an eye on the digital distribution of a film becoming its primary one. As it stands now, iTunes movies are generally just that – the movie, with the majority of the special features relegated to a Blu-ray or DVD. But with a few new releases, Sony is “quietly testing” features that will be exclusive to people who purchase a movie on iTunes, such as the ability to clip scenes from their movies to share on social networks as well the ability to search for certain words in the script. It’s their hope that features like this will entice people to purchase on iTunes instead of DVD while simultaneously acting as an experiment to what’s possible within the digital medium. Read More »
This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Describing the engrossing, frequently hilarious Banksy-directed Exit Through the Gift Shop as one of the best story-driven documentaries I’ve ever seen would almost certainly be misleading, as its veracity has been a point of contention since its Sundance premiere. To delve into the topic further would require detailing plot details that I’d be remiss to give away, so I’ll just say this: The strength of the film is that whether or not it’s authentic doesn’t matter. The ultimate take-away from the picture comes from a place of complete truth, and that truth only resonates in the way that it does because the story was told in this form. Not only does the picture provide fascinating insight into the world of graffiti art, but it tackles the nebulous subject of the nature of art and people’s perception of it in a way that appalled and fascinated me. Give it a chance, and I’m sure it will do the same to you.
Available on Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: B Movie film about the ‘Art’ of Banksy, a Life Remote Control (Lawyer’s Edit) movie that started it all, deleted scenes, and limited edition inserts designed by Banksy.
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Cinema has entered a new dawn. It arrived a while ago, actually, and you may not have even noticed.
I’m not referring to the recent surfeit of remakes, sequels and adaptations, or the rebirth and subsequent profusion of superhero movies, or even the resurgence of 3D. No, I’m talking about the evolution of a burgeoning subgenre in cinema: meta films, aka movies about movies. Whether you’ve seen it or not, these self-reflective satires, parodies and homages have become a recurring staple of the aughts, and slowly but surely, the landscape of modern cinema is changing because of them. Read More »
One of the stranger things about Adam McKay‘s action comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, is the end credits. In a film like this you might expect jokey outtakes or throwaway character comedy to run alongside the credits. But McKay did something different: he used the film’s credits to lambaste corporate business and bonus packages. Now the full sequence is online. Read More »
This week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley express little hope for Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, chat about the special features on the Kick-Ass Blu-Ray, and discuss the end of the superhero movie. Special guest Eric D. Snider joins us from film.com and Cinematical.
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I’m a fan of the off-kilter humor of director Adam McKay, whose newest film The Other Guys opens today. The movie teams up Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as two of those “other guys” on the police force, the dudes do the behind-the-scenes work that allows the stereotypical supercops to strut their stuff. But when they get an opportunity for them to move up the bureaucratic food chain, will they be up to the task, or will they bungle it horribly?
McKay’s last few films have been pretty successful at the box office, but the same cannot be said of Mark Wahlberg, who in my opinion hasn’t done anything substantial since 2006’s The Departed. Does his pairing with Ferrell produce comedy gold? Is the film outrageously hilarious, or a horrible misfire? Hit the jump for some of my thoughts, and feel free to leave your own in the comments. As always, assume that spoilers lie after the break and in the comments.
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Sony has released a new batch of production photos for the upcoming Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg-starrer Adam McKay-directed action/comedy The Other Guys. Last month we posted the teaser trailer (if you haven’t yet seen it, watch it here now). Check out the photos after the jump and click on through to see the images in higher resolution.
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