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The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’, ‘Locke & Key’ Comic Comparison & 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, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series tha...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Parks, Joe Hill, Locke, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, The Morning Watch, Locke and Key, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series


Sonic the Hedgehog Had the Best Domestic Opening of Any Video Game Movie Ever

It used to be conventional wisdom that video game movies were not a way to walk the path to success. Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, and a whole pile of bizarre failed ‘90s game adaptations tell the tale of a film niche that was better left alone. But that may be changing, and Sonic the Hedgehog might be the harbinger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Paramount, Sonic


Sonic the Hedgehog Is a Heartfelt Adventure for Kids and Twitchy Nostalgia Junkies Alike

It may come as a shock to adults who read genre news sites to hear that a movie like Sonic The Hedgehog—a movie so heavily influenced by the ‘90s video game IP it’s based on that it almost hurts—is squarely aimed at kids who just wanna see cute, fuzzy cartoon characters get buckwild and bash the hell out of some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Sega, Paramount, Nostalgia, Josh Miller, Jim Carey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Patrick Casey, Sonic, Jeff Fowler, Youre Too Slow


Ben Schwartz, the Voice of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog,’ Hits the Arcade

He is perhaps best known as Jean-Ralphio, that rich kid in ‘Parks and Recreation.’
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Schwartz, Arcades, Schwartz, Jean Ralphio, Actors and Actresses, Sonic the Hedgehog (Movie, Ben (1981-


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review: An Exhausting Video Game Adaptation With an Identity Crisis

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Montana, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Pacific Northwest, Video Game, Parks


I saw the controversial 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie, and it was a delightful kid's romp made far better by a classic Jim Carrey performance

A new movie starring one of gaming's most iconic characters debuts on Valentine's Day. "Sonic the Hedgehog" is the first-ever movie to star the speedy blue hedgehog, and it's a light, silly adventure that's clearly aimed at kids. After an initially rocky debut with a creepy-looking Sonic, the movie was delayed for a massive visual-effects design overhaul. The final product is thankfully free of creepy-looking cartoon hedgehogs with human teeth. More importantly: "Sonic the Hedgehog" enables ...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Trends, Earth, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Will Ferrell, Sega, Paramount, Schwartz, James Marsden, Mugatu, Carrey, Stanley Ipkiss, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler


Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog (Voice) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Robb Neal McDonough as Major Bennington Directed by Jeff Fowler Written by Patrick Casey & Josh Miller Summary: In another world, Sonic the Hedgehog lives on an island paradise filled with lush wildlife and architecturally pristine landscapes formed to accompany his speedy skills. While free to roam ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nintendo, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Tom, Ben, Carrey, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Patrick Casey Josh Miller, Tom Wachowski, Robotnik James Marsden, Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally


Sonic the Hedgehog Review #2

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, aka Eggman Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Rob Directed by Jeff Fowler Sonic the Hedgehog review #2: Detective Pikachu, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Super Mario Bros. The list of film adaptations of video games goes on and sees a range of strong efforts to true crimes against both film and gamer communities, and the latest comes in ...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, Pokemon, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Schwartz, James Marsden, Pikachu, Carrey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler


CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz Talk Sonic the Hedgehog

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz talk Sonic the Hedgehog ComingSoon.net recently sat down with the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, including James Marsden and Ben Schwartz, to discuss the video game adaptation hitting theaters this Friday. You can check out the interviews now in the player below! RELATED: Sonic the Hedgehog Director Jeff Fowler on Redesigning Sonic Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Clo...
Tags: Video, Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Tom, James Marsden, Tim Miller, Green Hills, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sonic, Ben Schwartz Parks, Wachowski


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel


If You Thought Sonic Looked Silly Before The Redesign, Check Out Lead Actor Ben Schwartz With Dots All Over His Face

Becoming a CGI hedgehog isn't exactly glamorous work.
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World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot

World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot Paramount has just debuted a new promo for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie, which is just a couple of weeks away. What do Michael Thomas, Christian McCaffrey, Allyson Felix, and Kyle Busch have in common? Well, they all like speed and are fast, each in their own way. But they also have to concede that there is someone who is even faster than all of them. “I raced the fastest in the world,” says the 200 meters Olympic ch...
Tags: Video, Movies, Earth, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Tom, Kyle Busch, Tika Sumpter, Movie News, Ivo Robotnik, Felix He, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden Sonic


New Sonic the Hedgehog Clip Features Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Sonic the Hedgehog clip features Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik Paramount Pictures has released another clip from director Jeff Fowler’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, featuring Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik as he traps our titular video game speedster along with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in the middle of deadly drones. Starring Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, you can check out the video in the player below! (via IGN) RELATED: Sonic the Hedge...
Tags: Video, Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Video Game, Tom, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Tim Miller, Green Hills, ComingSoon, Movie News


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip: James Marsden is Being a Really Good Sport About All This

One would have thought that after starring in the Easter-themed family comedy Hop, James Marsden would be done acting opposite entirely computer generated characters. But maybe the paycheck for a big blockbuster family film is just too good to pass up nowadays, because he’s back starring in Sonic the Hedgehog and a silly new clip has just debuted. Thankfully, this isn’t as horrifying as it could have been thanks to the character redesign that pushed the movie back from November last year…but it...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Dreamworks Animation, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Video Clips, Tom, James-Marsden, Pixar Animation, Family Films, Oren Uziel


VOTD: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Music Video with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun. So check...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Stone, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Ty Dolla $ign, Video Clips, Tika Sumpter, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Soundtracks, Family Films


Sonic the Hedgehog on a Road Trip With James Marsden in New Clip

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog goes on a road trip with James Marsden in new clip Paramount Pictures has released a brand new clip from director Jeff Fowler’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, featuring our titular video game speedster as he enlists the help of James Marsden’s character. Starring Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, you can check out the video in the player below! (via Fandango) RELATED: Sonic the Hedgehog Tracking $41M-$47M Four-Day Opening W...
Tags: Video, Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Video Game, Tom, James Marsden, Tim Miller, Green Hills, Movie News, Sonic, Ben Schwartz Parks


An Impressive Voice Cast Has Joined Patton Oswalt for Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

Marvel TV may be cutting through its live-action shows like adamantium through butter, but its animation division is just getting warmed up. Several shows remain in development and one just took a giant step forward. Or should we say giant brain forward?Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Ben Schwartz, Hulu, Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Jon Daly, Marvel TV, Sam Richardson, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Beck Bennet, Wendi McLendon Covey, MODOK


‘Standing Up, Falling Down’ Trailer: Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal Pal Around in a Small Town

If you put Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) in a room together, comedic magic will happen. A new film called Standing Up, Falling Down bets big on this basic idea, and according to our review from last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the film succeeds largely because of their standout performances. Check out the trailer for the indie comedy below. Standing Up Falling Down Trailer While the movie has a seemingly familiar indie movie plotline, I’m...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, America, Los Angeles, Showtime, Movie Trailers, Ben Schwartz, Long Island, Parks, Independent, Tribeca, Schwartz, Scott, Harry Met Sally, Marty


‘Standing Up, Falling Down’: Film Review

Ultimately pleasant if slight, “Standing Up, Falling Down” arrives at that modest impact despite the fact that the major characters here insist on behaving in ways that are meant to be funny, but too often land more in the “obnoxious” zone. This seriocomedy, with Ben Schwartz as a failed comedian and Billy Crystal as a […]
Tags: Reviews, Ben Schwartz, Palm Springs Film Festival, Billy Crystal, Tribeca Film Festival, Standing Up Falling Down, Matt Ratner


Ben Schwartz & Billy Crystal in Trailer for 'Standing Up, Falling Down'

"I don't really have a life…" Shout Factory has debuted a trailer for an indie dramedy titled Standing Up, Falling Down, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. The film is described as a comedy about the unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from Los Angeles, forced to move back home to Long Island with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist. Discovering to be kindred spirits...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Los Angeles, Ben Schwartz, Long Island, Indies, Billy Crystal, To Watch, Kevin Dunn, Ben Schwartz Billy Crystal


Jason Sudeikis’ Stormtrooper Punched Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian Finale and Fans Are Not Pleased

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian. Jason Sudeikis made a cameo in the season finale of The Mandalorian on Friday, though you might have missed it since he was hiding under a Stormtrooper helmet. In the penultimate episode of the season, two Stormtroopers picked up the child at the center of the series (known on the internet as Baby Yoda) to carry to villain Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). But at the beginning of the final episode, the troopers are stalled, receiving...
Tags: Television, News, Uncategorized, Jon Favreau, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Jason Sudeikis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bill Hader, Simon Pegg, Finn, Rey, Mando, Rose, Gideon, Favreau


Filmgoing Frenzy About to Start at Palm Springs Film Festival

With a focus on Italian films accompanying a large selection of international features, most of which are competing for Oscars, the 31st annual Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival will run Jan. 3-12. “An Almost Ordinary Summer,” directed by Simone Godano, will kick off the festival on Jan. 3. Other Italian films to unspool are “The […]
Tags: Festivals, Ben Schwartz, Palm Springs Film Festival, Billy Crystal, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Standing Up Falling Down, Simone Godano


Here's what it was like inside 'Fortnite's' exclusive 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' event, where fans got a sneak peek at the movie and danced with director J.J. Abrams (DIS)

On Saturday, "Fortnite" players got to watch a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." During the event, players were also greeted by avatars of "The Rise of Skywalker" director J.J. Abrams, and Game Awards host Geoff Keighley. Despite the flood of viewers making it difficult to log in, I was able to get into the game for a front row look at the event. Here's what "Fortnite's" exclusive "Star Wars" event was like, from quiet start to explosive finish....
Tags: US, Trends, Millennium Falcon, Ben Schwartz, Falcon, Poe, Abrams, J J Abrams, Ren, Palpatine, Skywalker, Keighley, John Wick, Mace Windu, IGN, Rey Finn


Sonic the Hedgehog Delayed Until 2020

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog delayed until 2020 After an avalanche of negative fan feedback for the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, director Jeff Fowler announced that the design for Sonic would be altered for the final movie. Now it turns out that revamp is going to involve three extra months of work, with Fowler taking to Twitter to announce that the film has moved from November 8, 2019 to a February 14, 2020 release date. “Taking a little more time to make Sonic just righ...
Tags: Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Paramount, Kingsman, Tom, James Marsden, Fowler, Tika Sumpter, Rothwell, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jeff Fowler, Tom Wachowski, Natasha Rothwell Neal McDonough


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Delayed as Iconic Character’s Shapely Legs, Human Teeth Redesigned

The “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie won’t make its November 2019 release date,  director Jeff Fowler announced on Twitter Friday, saying that the team is “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.” The film, which has Ben Schwartz providing the voice of Sonic and also stars Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Tika Sumpter, […]
Tags: News, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Jim Carey, Tika Sumpter, Sonic, Jeff Fowler, Jim Carrey James Marsden


Ben Schwartz Isn’t Blue About Sonic Getting A Redesign

The actor behind Sonic opens up about the character's surprising redesign.
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'Detective Pikachu' nearly dethroned 'Avengers: Endgame' at the box office during its opening weekend. Here are 17 other video games being adapted into movies or TV shows.

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" grossed an estimated $58 million in theaters during its opening weekend. In spite of terrible reviews, other recent video-game-based movies like "Rampage," "Warcraft," and "Assassin's Creed" have seen high international earnings, perhaps thanks to their recognizable brands. "Resident Evil" is already the highest-grossing video game movie franchise of all time, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide earnings. At least two more video game adaptions are scheduled fo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Microsoft, China, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Mtv, Showtime, Nintendo, Pokemon, Mario, Jim Carrey, Minecraft