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 special Frozen 2 edition, listen as songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez talk about their process of creating music for Frozen 2 and animated films in general. Plus, watch an extensive interview with them about the songs from the animated sequel’s soundtrack, and check out the music video for Panic! at the Disco‘s cover of “Into the Unknown.” Read More »
Would you like to see a live-action Batman Beyond series with Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne? Want to see some alternate designs for Bro Thor in Avengers: Endgame? Has Zack Snyder proven that his cut of Justice League exists? When can you watch the pilot for Harley Quinn on cable? Will Doctor Doom appear in Black Panther 2? Would you like to see Kevin Hart have a role in Black Adam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s time to let go of “Let It Go”. There’s a new Frozen earworm in town, and it’s called “Into the Unknown”. The song is the big number from Frozen II, and if you’re in the mood to have it stuck in your head, you can now watch the full scene featuring the song below. So crank up the volume and listen to
Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel belt out those notes.
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Thomas Jane has three Stephen King adaptations under his belt already: Dreamcatcher, The Mist and 1922. Now, he’s ready to add another. Jane has teamed with producer Courtney Lauren Penn to form the content company Renegade Entertainment, and their first project is an adaptation of King’s From a Buick 8. A From a Buick 8 movie was announced last year, set up at Hyde Park Entertainment, but that’s no longer the case.
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Last year, The Daily Beast ran an immensely entertaining true crime story that seemed destined to be adapted to the screen. While there’s still talk about a potential feature adaptation, HBO got there first with a new docuseries: McMillions. The six-part documentary series tracks the story of Jerome Jacobson, an ex-cop turned security auditor who found a way to rig McDonald’s popular Monopoly game, racking up millions in the process. Watch the McMillions trailer below.
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It’s getting close to the end of 2019, and that means we’ll soon be looking back at the year in cinema. We have our traditional year-end coverage and “Best of” lists in the pipeline (not to mention a celebration of the end of the decade), but in the meantime, some talented editors have started to bring tributes of their own to the films of 2019. First out of the gate is Moving Pictures 2019, a movie trailer mash-up featuring footage from Avengers: Endgame, Blinded by the Light, Jojo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep and everything in between. Read More »
M. Night Shyamalan was on the verge of an exciting new comeback after the 2015 sleeper hit The Visit and the well-received surprise Unbreakable sequel Split. But then came this year’s Glass, the highly anticipated third film in Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy that was met with scorching reviews from critics. But while Shyamalan’s creative comeback is in a potentially fragile state, the director is already planning his next three films. And they’re going to be “weird and dark.”
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It’s been over a year since Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee left this world for that great multiverse in the sky. Even though we won’t see him popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore, Marvel Studios isn’t done celebrating the man responsible for creating and co-creating some of the most popular characters in the ever-expanding roster of comic book movies.
Disney has announced a new television special called Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee coming later this month that will pay tribute to the life and career of Stan Lee. Featuring archival interviews and rare, never-before-seen footage of Stan Lee over the years, as well as stars of Marvel Studios movies and TV shows sharing their memories of the man himself, the special will take fans on “an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe.” Find out more below. Read More »
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When I think of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, I often think of the loudest and most cacophonous movies to play in a theater in a given year. But perhaps that’s unfair, because upon closer inspection, it seems that those types of films are rarely rewarded with the actual prize. So while there are a fair share of obnoxious movies on this year’s shortlist of candidates, the Academy will narrow the field soon for the actual nominees. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the 20 final contenders and see if we can use some recent history to predict the eventual winner. Read More »
It’s hard to believe that the next Sundance Film Festival is almost upon us, but here we are! Today, the first Sundance 2020 feature titles were announced, featuring “118 feature-length films, representing 27 countries and 44 first-time feature filmmakers.” More titles are forthcoming, but for now you’ll have plenty to comb through. See the line-up below.
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