Army of the Dead VFX

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 Army of the Dead brought zombie mayhem to Las Vegas by creating a 3D model of the iconic strip. See how the screenplay for Portrait of a Lady on Fire provided plenty of details in meticulously crafting one of the movie’s pivotal scenes. Finally, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic television actresses roundtable with Elizabeth Olsen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, and more. Read More »

Army of the Dead Make-Up 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, see how the make-up, effects, and stunt crew Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead brought the superpowered zombies to life. Plus, watch as some of the cast members of Saturday Night Live pitch ideas for The Queen’s Gambit sequels to series star Anya Taylor-Joy. And finally, listen as Eric Bana looks back on his career, from Hulk to Hanna and much more. Read More »

The Queen's Gambit Book 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, see how Netflix’s limited series The Queen’s Gambit compares to the novel that it’s based on. Plus, learn about the tricky process of writing the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. And finally, listen as director Joe Penna breaks down the opening launch sequence for the Netflix original movie Stowaway. Read More »

The Queen's Gambit Musical

The Queen’s Gambit was a huge hit on Netflix last year, becoming the streaming service’s most-watched scripted miniseries with over 62 million viewers in the first month. Now, fresh off a Golden Globes win for Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television, the story of orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) will be turned into a stage musical, bringing song and dance to the character drama. Read More »

Making of Wolfwalkers

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 Wolfwalkers was brought to life with a mix of three-dimensional and two-dimensional animation. Plus, learn about the true story that inspired Netflix’s his limited series The Queen’s Gambit. And finally, listen as director Spike Lee answers 35 questions organized by Marcel Proust as a parlor game that reveals the nature of one’s personality. Read More »

The Crown with Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

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 why Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got fired from The Crown. Plus, see how Saturday Night Live‘s most seasoned cast member Kenan Thompson handles the wings of death on Hot Ones. And finally, check out some of the royal props from Disney’s coming-of-age teen comedy The Princess Diaries. Read More »

The Queen's Gambit Chess Explained

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 to a world chess champion analyze some of the chess scenes from the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Plus, hear what stuntmen have to say about Hard Target, Project Power, The Rundown and some Hong Kong martial arts comedies. And finally, marvel at an awesome story about Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor from Arsenio Hall. Read More »

the queen's gambit viewers

Netflix made a gambit that paid off with The Queen’s Gambit, the Anya Taylor-Joy-starring limited series that has set a new viewership record for Netflix. The Queen’s Gambit is officially the most-watched scripted limited series ever for Netflix, with 62 million member accounts worldwide having watched at least two minutes of the show over its first four weeks. This is no surprise considering the stir that The Queen’s Gambit has caused online, where it has become a major water cooler series for the streamer.

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the queen's gambit trailer

Genius comes at a cost for Anya Taylor-Joy‘s chess champion in The Queen’s Gambit, and that cost comes with lots of pills and booze. Taylor-Joy stars as a chess master who breaks into the male-dominated world of competitive chess, but learns that there’s a thin line between genius and madness. Watch The Queen’s Gambit trailer below.

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The Queen's Gambit trailer

Look out, boys, because this ain’t your daddy’s chess game! This is about the ladies! In the new Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, the prolific Anya Taylor-Joy plays a talented chess player who drinks, does drugs, and smashes the boundaries of the male-dominated world of competitive chess. It’s hard to make chess seem sexy, but this series, which hails from Scott Frank, is going to try, damn it!

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