Wes Anderson Overhead Shots

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 video essay explores how director Wes Anderson uses what is referred to as the god’s eye view shot. Plus, watch a storyboard comparison of the jellyfish forest scene from Pixar Animation’s Finding Nemo, and listen in as Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Thomas Middleditch and O’Shea Jackson Jr. sit down to take a lie detector test. Read More »

the french dispatch cast

Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch cast is already stacked, but a few more names won’t hurt. Anderson recently revealed Christoph Waltz has a small part in the film, marking the first time the actor has worked with Anderson. Anderson also revealed some new plot details, stating that the film focused on an American journalist in France.

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Wes Anderson's Star Wars Figures

We’ve seen plenty of different interpretations of Star Wars that mash-up the iconic sci-fi saga with various other intellectual properties just for the hell of it. But when artist Sillof takes the time to craft a custom line of Star Wars action figures with your favorite characters given incredible new sculpts and style makeovers, you pay attention.

Sillof has already created a bunch of different custom Star Wars action figure lines with George Lucas’ creations remixed in the styles of Mad Max, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, American Graffiti, and even Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Two of those custom action figure were commissioned by comedian Patton Oswalt, who recently ordered up a third collaboration inspired by the cinematic style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. And the results of that idea are positively glorious. Read More »

The French Dispatch Cast - Henry Winkler

Wes Anderson has no problem rounding up an impressive assembly A-list talent whenever he gets behind the camera to direct a new movie. Most of them are recurring stars from his previous collaborations, but with each movie, he brings in some fresh blood who have never worked with the filmmaker before. And one more new collaborator has been added to the cast.

Henry Winkler is enjoying a career resurgence thanks to his role on HBO’s dark comedy series Barry, including a recent Emmy win (though sadly not a Golden Globe win), and now he’s joined The French Dispatch cast, the next film from Wes Anderson that is said to be set within the Paris bureau of an American newspaper. Read More »

Saoirse Ronan Wes Anderson

Promise Saoirse Ronan a corset, or at least a chance to wear a fancy hat, and you’ve got her booked for your next period drama. The Mary Queen of Scots actress is making a habit out of starring in prestigious historical dramas, but with casts and directors like these, you have to at least be vaguely interested.

Four years after The Grand Budapest HotelSaoirse Ronan is reuniting with director Wes Anderson for his 10th feature film, The French Dispatch. But while she’ll be reuniting with a few familiar faces on the ensemble movie, Ronan will be working for the first time with Kate Winslet on another high-profile project, a romance-drama titled Ammonite. And yes, both of them will be period dramas.

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the french dispatch

Contrary to popular belief, Wes Anderson‘s next movie won’t be a musical. But it will be a love letter to one under-appreciated group of people: journalists. Anderson’s newest film, titled The French Dispatch, will also star some of his favorite frequent collaborators as well as a few notable newcomers to the Anderson-verse including Timothee Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, and Jeffrey Wright.

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wes anderson musical

A Wes Anderson musical always seemed like an inevitability, and now it’s happening. For his next film, Anderson will employ his symmetrical style to a musical set in 1950s France, with plans to begin filming as soon as November. More on the Wes Anderson musical below.

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Wes Anderson's next movie

Following this year’s middling (and arguably problematic) Isle of Dogs, writer/director Wes Anderson is looking to ratchet up the whimsy for his newest project and tackle something he’s never done before: a full-fledged musical.

A new report indicates that Anderson’s upcoming film, which is still untitled, is going to be a musical that takes place in post-WWII France. Read more about Wes Anderson’s next movie below. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Fly Trailer

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, examine Wes Anderson‘s first film Bottle Rocket to see hints of what style his future films would bring. Plus, watch a trailer mash-up of Ant-Man and The Fly to give us a new kind of Marvel movie, and watch an hour-long genre roundtable with the executive producers of shows like Westworld, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, Black Lighting, Legion and more. Read More »

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Jurassic Park Video Essay

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 a Jurassic Park video essay on how the themes of the film (and book) also allow for characters to have interesting and opposing viewpoints. Plus, go for a ride in the Batcopter from the Batman television series from 1966, and check out 10 minutes from Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs. Read More »