The Morning Show season 2

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The AppleTV+ series The Morning Show has found a new cast member
  • Watch the trailer for HBO’s Tiger, chronicling the rise and fall of golf icon Tiger Woods
  • Emily in Paris is getting a second season on Netflix
  • If you like comedian Jeff Dunham, we have very good news
  • LEGO Masters is coming back to Fox for season 2
  • And more!

Read More »

Hot Rod

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Hot Rod

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: Rod Kimble (Andy Samberg) is a self-proclaimed stuntman who spends his days trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who he believes used to test stunts for Evel Knievel before the famous daredevil made the jumps himself. But he also hopes to prove his manhood to his step-father Frank (Ian McShane) by beating the hell out of him in a fight. Unfortunately, a wrench gets thrown in his plans when Frank becomes deathly ill, leaving Rod with only one option: raise $50,000 to pay for life-saving surgery, all so he can finally defeat Frank.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Hot Rod was the first movie to come from the crew known as The Lonely Island on Saturday Night Live. After becoming famous for their SNL Digital Shorts, Akiva Shaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg made the jump to the big screen with an original comedy. With a script from writer Pam Brady (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police), Hot Rod has the feel of a 1980s extreme sports movie mixed with the absurd comedy that people came to love about SNL Digital Shorts, and it does so with a stellar ensemble cast of comedy heavy hitters. Read More »

rumble

Let’s get ready to…well, you know the drill. But there’s not anything routine about Paramount Animation, the still-fairly untested animation division of Paramount Pictures behind films like Wonder Park and Sherlock Gnomes. But Paramount Animation is starting to kick things into gear in 2020, partnering up with WWE Studios for a new film called Rumble.

Read More »

LEGO Movie 2 Cast Goes to Space Camp

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, cast members from The LEGO Movie 2 go to Space Camp with James Corden. Plus, check out an extensive roundtable discussion with this awards season’s buzzed about actors like Chadwick Boseman, Mahershala Ali, Hugh Jackman and more, and run through video essay creator Patrick (H) Willem‘s Top 50 Movies of 2018.

Read More »

bojack horseman season 5 review

BoJack Horseman returns for another brilliant season depicting the often tragic lives of several animated characters living in Hollywoo. Season 5 finds BoJack going to some very dark places while asking: is it too late for him to get better at this point? Our spoiler-free BoJack Horseman season 5 review continues below.

Read More »

bojack horseman season 5 trailer

BoJack Horseman, one of the most accurate representations of depression, anxiety, and mental illness in general that also happens to be about a cartoon horse-man, is coming back for an all-new feel-bad season. Watch the BoJack Horseman season 5 trailer below!

Read More »

Movie Trailer Manipulation, Darth Vader & More

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, explore what made the original Star Wars trilogy villain Darth Vader so visually iconic. Plus, find out how the movie trailers you watch every week manipulate you, becoming a successful industry in their own right, and listen as Will Arnett answers the web’s most searched questions about him.

Read More »

Will Arnett Art Studio and Economics of MoviePass

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 takes a closer look at the shaky economics of MoviePass that you’ve likely already become concerned about. Plus, Will Arnett hosts his own art studio where he draws the animated characters he’s played over the years, and Adam Savage and the Tested crew learn about the MOOSE Attack Robot from Chappie. Read More »

BoJack Horseman Season 5

What we need right now, more than ever, is cartoon about a clinically depressed horse man from Hollywoo. Thankfully, BoJack Horseman season 5 now has an official return date. The animated series will return to Netflix in September, according to BoJack Horseman himself.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

lego movie 2 poster

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be in theaters in less than a year. While we all wait, we can enjoy this new Lego Movie 2 poster, and prepare for the arrival of the LEGO Movie 2 trailer tomorrow.

Read More »