Back to the Future props

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 gang at Hacksmith Industries use science and technology to create a real-working hoverboard modeled after the one seen in Back to the Future Part II. Plus, learn about a lost version of Uncle Buck, including a scene that didn’t make the theatrical cut. And finally, see how accurate movies like Air Force One and Angel Has Fallen are with scenes involving the secret service. Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer live read

Are you ready to head back to Camp Firewood? No, Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain has not announced a third Netflix series set in that universe, but instead, here’s something that’s arguably even better: Wain and many of the film’s cast members are getting together for a live read of the script. Read on for details on that, as well as information about an upcoming reunion of the cast members of HBO’s popular comedy series Veep. Read More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Apple TV+ Deal

Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent.

Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. Read More »

2019 Emmys Speeches

Last night brought the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to FOX, and well, we’re just glad that the awards and acceptance speeches were remarkable, because the broadcast of television’s biggest night wasn’t super enjoyable. Without a host, the show felt nearly lifeless, and the few moments of entertainment came from a handful of presenters and the wonderful, consistent, and silly presence of Thomas Lennon. But we’ll get to that later.

Despite the disappointing broadcast of the 2019 Emmys last night, there were still some highlights to be found from the show, especially from the speeches, not to mention a few surprises among the award recipients, and several television records broken and set. So let’s get down to the finer points of the 2019 Emmys broadcast from last night. Read More »

2019 Emmy Nominations

It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.

The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.

Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

John Wick NES Game

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, check out a video game version of John Wick as if the movie was adapted for the original Nintendo. Plus, see a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in the Game of Thrones series finale, and go behind the scenes of Stephen Colbert‘s dimension-hopping arrival in the world of HBO’s Veep. Read More »

On HBO last night, viewers watched in horror as a power-mad woman sold her soul and devastated a land she claimed to love in order to achieve maximum power at the expense of countless innocents. And there was also an episode of Game of Thrones where Daenerys Targaryen killed a bunch of people.

What? Did you think I was talking about Westeros? Heavens, no. I was talking about the United States of America and Selina Meyer, the lead character of Veep, whose desperate attempt to reclaim her power resulted in a series finale that was as brutal, as biting, and as deeply, powerfully sad as anything the political satire has ever done.

But much like the mad mother of dragons on the network’s flagship series, Veep has been planting these seeds for the better part of a decade. We had front row seats to the creation of a monster, a super-villain, and a stain on a fictional (albeit modeled on our own) history. And while the series chose to reward Selina’s absence of morals, ethics, decency, standards and so-on, it also provided what I hope Game of Thrones can do when it ends next week: it let us know how history treats the Selina Meyer legacy.

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david schwartz clip

David Schwartz has a knack for composing memorable music for very funny shows. He’s spent the last two decades creating music for several TV titles, including The Good PlaceArrested Development and VEEP. In an exclusive clip below, Schwartz breaks down the elements from the scores of those three shows, utilizing unexpected instrumentation.

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veep season 7 teaser

Selina Kyle is ending things on her own term(s). The final season of the Emmy-winning HBO political comedy series is upon us, and the new Veep teaser reveals that the show is just as sharp and whip-smart as ever, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ Selina Kyle not losing her foul-mouthed edge. Now, the new teaser trailer for the final season of the show finally offers us a premiere date.

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2018 WGA Awards Winners

Last night saw the Writers Guild of America hand out their awards for achievement in writing for film and television from 2017. This is one of the key preceding awards before the Academy Awards are handed out early next month, and on the feature film side of things, another significant win adds even more momentum to the acclaimed thriller Get Out with Jordan Peele winning the award for original screenplay.

Meanwhile, on the television side, another repeat win had The Handmaid’s Tale taking home the award for dramatic series, and Veep ended up winning the top prize for comedic series. But there were plenty of other TV awards to be won, and you can check out the full list of 2018 WGA award winners below. Read More »