The Morning Watch: Jeff Goldblum Explains Ragnarok, Batman vs Elmer Fudd & More

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(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, Jeff Goldblum tries to explain the meaning of Ragnarok in the title of Marvel Studios’ upcoming sequel Thor: Ragnarok. Plus, comic book artist and writer Neal Adams created a radio play version of the comic Batman vs Elmer Fudd, and Gal Gadot stars in a pre-recorded Saturday Night Live sketch that was cut for time last weekend.

Leading up to the release of Thor: Ragnarok, the Marvel Studios social media team is keeping things lively with a little Jeff Goldblum to keep us occupied. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day star reads tweets from various fans trying to define what “Ragnarok” means, and he expands upon them as only Jeff Goldblum can. For more, check out io9’s assembly of the best Jeff Goldblum moments, and check out more from the rest of the cast right here.

Next up, comic book artist and writer Neal Adams decided to pay tribute to his new favorite comic book, Batman vs Elmer Fudd, but turning it into a half motion comic, half radio play. Adams doesn’t do a bad Elmer Fudd, though his Batman does need some work, and it’s a fun way to experience one of the more unique comic book offerings in recent memory.

Finally, watch this pre-recorded Saturday Night Live sketch that was intended for the episode hosted by Gal Gadot, but ended up being cut out of the final show due to time constraints. It’s actually better than half the sketches we saw during that episode, featuring Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett doing a cheesy 90s rap while the world goes to hell around them.

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The Morning Watch: Idris Elba Reads Fan Fiction, Jim Carrey Talks Comedy and Existence & More

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(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, Idris Elba reads fan fiction that was written about the Luther star himself. Plus, Jim Carrey sat down for a nearly 30-minute conversation about comedy, characters and existence at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Adult Swim released the full version of the “Fathers and Daughters” song from this past weekend’s Rick and Morty.

As part of a rather unique marketing campaign for the upcoming survival drama The Mountain Between Us, the folks at Fox Searchlight had star Idris Elba sit down to read some of the fan fiction that has been written about him on the internet. It’s just as saucy, sexy and ridiculous as you’d expect.

Jim Carrey sat down for an extended conversation at TIFF to talk about his career, including his approach to characters and comedy. And for those who have been keeping up with Jim Carrey’s publicized remarks about existentialism and life, the actor dives into some more mind-bending topics of discussion as well.

Finally, for those who loved the father-daughter episode of Rick and Morty last weekend, Adult Swim has released a full version of the hilarious ballad “Fathers and Daughters” as a music video featuring clips from the episode in question. It’s touching and hilarious all at once, and serves as continued evidence of Rick and Morty being better than ever.

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The Morning Watch: How ‘Top Gun’ Saved Home Video, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Video Essay & More

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(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 explains how the release of Top Gun on VHS ended up saving the home video industry. Plus, another video essay takes a look at how Zack Snyder‘s remake of Dawn of the Dead has all of the trademarks we’ve come to expect from the filmmaker, and singer Natasha Bedingfield gives Strangers Things the cheesy theme song it deserves.

First up, Cracked takes a look at how the release of Top Gun on VHS ended up saving the home video industry at a time when video tapes cost upwards of $ 80. But when Top Gun was released, it sold for only $ 26.95, and it changed the entire home video industry for better and forever.

Next up, a video essay from Ryan Hollinger looks back at Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead and how it was an earlier indicator of the kind of movies we would get from the filmmaker. The AV Club acknowledges Snyder’s movies as “overwrought, try-hard pseudo-auteurism and as pointlessly violent, incomprehensible messes,” and the video essay looks at how Dawn of the Dead lives up to that reputation.

Following the new Game of Thrones theme song by Michael Bolton, the folks at Honest Trailers gave some other Emmy nominees their own cheesy theme songs as if the shows existed in the 1990s. This time, it’s Stranger Things getting a new theme song sung by none other than Natasha Bedingfield.

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Sleep in a spherical capsule hotel that floats over to a desert island by morning

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Imagine going to sleep in a floating capsule hotel, and waking up on a desert island in the morning.

Amazingly, that’s an experience a theme park in Japan plans to offer.

Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed park in Japan, is building spherical capsules which float on the sea. 

海上ぷかぷか、球体ホテル ハウステンボスが開発中 | 2017/3/6 – 共同通信 47NEWS https://t.co/v50SSTchqc

— 惰眠 (@Damin_EN500) March 6, 2017

The two-storey capsules are left to float slowly overnight to an island, which houses numerous attractions that tourists can explore the following day. Read more…

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