Kevin Smith 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 new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems looks back at the films of Clerks and Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith to see how they hold up after all these years. Plus, Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe runs the gauntlet of spice on a new episode of Hot Ones, and an epidemiologist reviews how realistic zombie virus movies and TV shows like World War Z and The Walking Dead are. Read More »

Walking Dead Cast Hilarie Burton

Lucille is a familiar name for fans of The Walking Dead – it’s the name Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) gives to his deadly baseball bat. But it was also the name of his dead wife. And now, Lucille – the character, not the bat – has been cast in the series, with Hilarie Burton set to play the part. This is interesting for multiple reasons. One is that Lucille is dead, which means her addition implying flashbacks. The other is that despite being mentioned in the core comics, the character herself is never seen.

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The Walking Dead

After premiering nearly 10 years ago, the zombie drama series The Walking Dead will finally be coming to an end after the show’s 11th season. AMC announced the conclusion of the series will begin later in 2021 after the remaining six episodes of the 10th season air early next year. However, The Walking Dead season 11 will be bigger than normal with 24 episodes that will run through late 2022.

But even though the Walking Dead flagship series is coming to an end, the show’s universe will keep expanding after 2022. AMC has already greenlit a spin-off series that will focus on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) from the primary series, and there’s also a new anthology series in development called Tales of the Walking Dead. You can find out everything you need to know about the future of The Walking Dead below. Read More »

It wouldn’t be Comic-Con, at home or otherwise, without The Walking Dead. The AMC series has had a presence at the convention for the past 11 years, always drawing a massive and passionate crowd. Of course, the show is now sparked a full-fledged franchise: Fear the Walking Dead is set to premiere its sixth season and the second spin-off, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will arrive later this year.

Here’s what you need to know from the trio of Comic-Con at Home panels dedicated to the three shows, including the surprising status of The Walking Dead season 10.

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AMC Networks

AMC has decided to follow HBO’s lead and provide some free streaming content for folks stuck at home (AKA everyone). AMC Networks is now offering several programs to stream for free, including The Walking DeadMystery Science Theater 3000Comedy Bang Bang, and more. So please, stay the hell home so we can flatten the curve and get beyond this current situation.

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The Mandalorian Darksaber

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch a teaser for Money Heist: Part 4.
  • Netflix just announced new unscripted shows, including a new Marie Kondo series.
  • Giancarlo Esposito broke a bunch of darksabers while filming The Mandalorian.
  • Danai Gurira says goodbye to The Walking Dead.
  • Family Guy characters have their own podcast now.
  • Scott Z. Burns is making a musical series for AMC.
  • NBC has pulled a New Amsterdam pandemic episode.
  • Will and Grace series finale gets a date.
  • The CW is delaying new episodes of Batwoman and Supergirl.

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The Walking Dead season finale delayed

Most film and television productions have ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve previously written about how most network TV shows probably won’t be able to finish airing their current seasons. But now the reality is fully sinking in for several productions that won’t be able to complete production or post-production in time to hit their previously-established air dates. Read More »

PaleyFest panels

Under normal conditions, PaleyFest LA 2020 would have gone off without a hitch this past week at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, featuring screenings and panel discussions with the stars and creators of some of your favorite television shows. Of course, the event was postponed due to the coronavirus, but the folks who run PaleyFest want to help spread a little joy during these isolated times.

The company is putting full, official videos of previous PaleyFest panel discussions on its YouTube channel for free every day this week, so everyone can watch the casts of The Office, Parks and Recreation, This Is Us, The Walking Dead, Blue Bloods, Supernatural, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah take the stage and share behind-the-scenes stories from the productions. But be sure to watch them quickly: each video will only be online for 24 hours. Read More »

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Crossovers

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is taking the zombie drama franchise in a different direction when it arrives on AMC sometime early this year. The series takes place roughly 10 years into the zombie apocalypse, which puts it around the same time that the 10th season of The Walking Dead would be taking place after the show’s most recent time jump. Does that mean we could be looking at some kind of crossover with the main series? The Walking Dead chief content officer Scott M. Gimple recently discussed the possibility of seeing the new spin-off running into the primary series and how all the shows are connected. Read More »

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Archery 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, watch as a professional bow hunter reviews the accuracy of archer scenes in movies and TV shows like Lord of the Rings,  The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and more. Plus, watch a trailer for The Mandalorian cut in the style of the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, and see what happens when Sesame Street star Big Bird takes a lie detector test. Read More »