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The Morning Watch: Early ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Previsualization, Stuntmen React to ‘Kill Bill’ & 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, watch early previsualization animation from Sonic the Hedgehog before the character was given a drastic makeover. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to action sequences from Kill Bill Vol. 1, Taken 3, Indiana Jon...
Tags: The Morning Watch, Video Of The Day, Better Call Saul, Black Mirror, Bob-Odenkirk, Daveed Diggs, Indiana-Jones-and-the-Last-Crusade, Kieran Culkin, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Patrick-Stewart, Police Story, Snowpiercer, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Trek: Picard, Stunts, Succession

China’s Box Office Down From Last Week With ‘1917’ in the Lead

Sam Mendes’ World War I saga “1917” took the top spot at China’s box office this weekend with a $5.3 million debut, according to data from industry tracker Maoyan, as overall nationwide ticket sales dipped down from the week before. Meanwhile, the China premiere of the 20th Century Fox’s racing drama “Ford V. Ferrari” flopped […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Ford, Box Office, Sam Mendes, Sonic the Hedgehog, 1917, Maoyan, Ford v. Ferrari, Coronavirus

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of July 30

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of July 30 Hey, fellow Couch Potatoes! We’re back with another edition of the Watched at Home Top 20 from The Digital Entertainment Group and this week we’ve got four — repeat, four — new movies on the list! Sound the alarms, blare the trumpets! First and foremost, Trolls World Tour stayed at the No. 1 spot for what feels like the one hundredth week in a row. But coming in at No. 2 we have You Should Have Left starring Kevin Bacon and Aman...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Kevin Bacon, Bacon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Yellowstone, Rental, WB, Dave Franco, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hartnett, Deep Blue Sea, David Koepp, Movie News, Coll

China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashed “Dolittle” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take the top spot in theaters’ second weekend back in business, while a local animation bested the whimpering China debut of Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, China, Global, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Dolittle, China Box Office, Jojo Rabbit, Coronavirus

Paramount Pushes ‘A Quiet Place II’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to 2021, Sets Dates for ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ and More

Now that Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed Tenet back to an unknown release date, Paramount Pictures is delaying some of their biggest movies scheduled for release later this year and bumping them back into 2021. A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick, two anticipated sequels that would have already been in theaters by now but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters, are both being delayed until next year. That’s also resulted in a shift for the return of t...
Tags: Movies, United States, Mtv, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Edgar Wright, Soho, Ron, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Jackass, Release Dates, Top Gun 2, Henry Golding, Top Gun: Maverick

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Set for China Debut, Following ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Re-Releases

Paramount Pictures’ “Sonic the Hedgehog” will finally debut on the big screen in China on July 31, becoming the headliner for the second weekend of business for newly reopened cinemas. The film will compete for audience attention with two other animated titles now set to hit screens July 31: a re-release of the 2014 Disney […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, Big Hero 6, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Zootopia, Paramount Pictures Sonic

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel is Officially in the Works

Faster than you can say “gotta go fast,” a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has been greenlit. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announced that development has begun on a sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog, after the incredible box office success of the video game adaptation earlier this year, despite being cut short by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy were fast to pick up a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, announcing that a follow-up to the live-action family comed...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Josh Miller, Variety, Tim Miller, Pat Casey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Robotnik

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have commenced development on a sequel to the live-action family comedy. The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. The movie is still in the development stage […]
Tags: News, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Josh Miller, Pat Casey, Jeff Fowler, Sega Sammy

Exclusive ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip Goes Behind-the-Scenes on Bringing Sonic to Life

Sonic the Hedgehog hits Blu-ray this week on May 19 , complete with his last-minute redesign that made the character more visually appealing and less toothy. In honor of the physical media release, we have an exclusive clip that delves into the creation of the movie-version of Sonic. This featurette doesn’t go into the first design – the one that gave everyone nightmares – but instead the final look that ended up in the film, and how it drew on the original video games for inspiration. Soni...
Tags: Movies, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Video Game, Video Clips, Blu, Behind the Scenes Footage, Sonic, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden

Sequel Bits: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2,’ ‘Happy Death Day 3,’ the Future of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ and More

In this edition Sequel Bits: Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler is waiting for Paramount to greenlight a sequel Jessica Rothe wants to complete the Happy Death Day trilogy Robert Englund on the future of Nightmare on Elm Street Michael Cera would love to do a Scott Pilgrim vs. the World sequel Despite the box office success of Sonic the Hedgehog, quietly becoming the biggest video game movie ever  domestically even amid the coronavirus pandemic, Paramount hasn’t yet greenlit a sequel...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Ash, Usa Today, Elijah Wood, Mia, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sam, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paramount, Edgar Wright, Chris, Michael Cera, Morgan, Jessica, Jonathan

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for Week of May 1

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for Week of May 1 Welcome back, fellow couch potatoes. It’s time to take a look at what you streamed this week. I gotta say, the results are kinda underwhelming in that we have a lot of mainstays and very few newbies. I suppose that’s to be expected in a time featuring absolutely zero new releases. Will Smith/Martin Lawrence’s actioner Bad Boys for Life held onto the crown for the second week in a row. Can we give it up for Smith, who has two flicks in...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, List, Ferrari, Ford, Sony, Harley Quinn, Will Smith, Smith, Sonic the Hedgehog, WB, Top 20, Frozen 2, Bad Boys For Life, Will Smith Martin Lawrence

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Honest Trailer: A Fast, Blue Version of ‘Detective Pikachu’

In a true miracle that goes against the rules of nature, a massive outcry from the internet actually resulting in improving something. That something is the character design for the big screen adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, which was so terrifying and horrible in the first trailer for the movie that fans couldn’t stop dunking on the Blur Blur, and Paramount Pictures spent millions to force visual effects artists to fast-track a total overhaul of the computer generated character. But was it w...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Nintendo, Pokemon, Toyota, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Lol, Honest Trailers, Sega, Video Game, Olive Garden, Honest Trailer, Pikachu, Video Of The Day, Family Films

VOTD: How ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Should Have Ended

Sonic the Hedgehog arrived in theaters about a month before all movie theaters started shutting down, so the Blue Blur ended up racing home a little sooner than usual. That’s given the folks at How It Should Have Ended plenty of time to come up with a different way for the video game adaptation to end. Since the ending of the first movie was a little anti-climactic, and the overall story doesn’t really make much sense, what they came up with is infinitely better. Find out how Sonic the Hedgehog...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Jim Carrey, Hishe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Lol, Video Game, Video Of The Day, Family Films, How It Should Have Ended, Robotnik

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films of the Week

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films of the Week Since the weekly box office has quite literally dissolved to nothing due to a lack of new releases in movie theaters, the next best thing we can do is check out what audiences are watching while quarantined at home. And thanks to the Digital Entertainment Group, we can now see exactly what’s popular with the couch crowd. “As people shelter in their homes during this pandemic, millions of entertainment lovers are usin...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, Ford, Sony, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Skywalker, Dolittle, ComingSoon, Movie News, Digital Entertainment Group, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Skywalker Disney

You Can Watch the First 8 Minutes of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Online Now

As fast as the furry blue speedster can run, Sonic the Hedgehog was in and out of theaters. That’s not entirely the video game movie’s fault — like many other recent theatrical releases, Paramount dropped Sonic the Hedgehog early on VOD in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But maybe fans aren’t racing fast enough to watch it, or Paramount just wants to give Sonic fans a little treat today. Because the studio just released the opening 8 minutes online now. Gotta watch it fast! Soni...
Tags: Movies, San Francisco, Earth, Jim Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Video Clips, Tom, James Marsden, Erik Davis, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Oren Uziel, Jeff Fowler

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Racing to a Digital Release Earlier Than Expected

As the novel coronavirus continues to shake up, well, everything, media companies have started to adapt. One big change is that digital releases are suddenly much more likely to come sooner rather than later, what with the box office pretty much nonexistent. Read more...
Tags: Science, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, James Marsden, Jeff Fowler

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is the Latest Recent Release to Race onto Digital Early

If you thought we were going to close out the day without at least one more big movie announcing an earlier-than-expected digital release date, think again. Sonic the Hedgehog is the latest movie to secure itself a theatrical window-breaking digital release. Sonic will hit digital at the end of the month, 46 days after it opened in theaters. The coronavirus has completely transformed the home media release landscape in the last week. Universal dropped The Invisible Man, Emma., and The Hunt o...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Jim Carrey, Warner Bros, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Video Game, Emma, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Coronavirus, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds to Early Release on Digital

With U.S. theaters remaining closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paramount Pictures is giving “Sonic the Hedgehog” an early release on digital. The studio said on Friday that the family-friendly action-adventure, based on the Sega video game character, would be available for early digital release on March 31 — 46 days after its initial launch […]
Tags: Digital, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Coronavirus

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Conjuring $40 Million in North American Opening

Disney-Pixar’s fantasy film “Onward” is dominating North American moviegoing this weekend, opening with $40 million at 4,310 locations, estimates showed on Saturday. The figure is at the low end of pre-release forecasts, which had pegged “Onward” for a launch in the $40-45 million range. The movie centers on a pair of teenage elf brothers — […]
Tags: News, Pixar, Sonic the Hedgehog, Disney Pixar, The Invisible Man, ONward, The Way Back

Listen: James Marsden Talks Filming ‘The Stand’ During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Recalls His ‘X-Men’ Audition

Art imitating life is feeling very real for James Marsden right now. The actor is currently in Vancouver shooting “The Stand,” the upcoming CBS All Access adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel of the same name about a virus that decimates the world and kills almost all of mankind. Filming during the coronavirus outbreak […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Cbs, Vancouver, X-men, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cate Blanchett, James Marsden, Dead to Me, Mrs. America, The Big Ticket

‘Invisible Man’ Starts Strong Overseas, but ‘Sonic’ Rules Again at International Box Office

Despite a solid showing from Universal’s “The Invisible Man” at the international box office, Paramount’s family film “Sonic the Hedgehog” reigned supreme for the third weekend in a row. “Sonic” added $26.8 million from 62 abroad markets, representing about 76% of its foreign footprint and bringing its international total to $137.2 million. Domestically, the movie […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, International Box Office, The Invisible Man

Box Office: ‘Invisible Man’ Emerges With $29 Million Opening Weekend

Universal’s “The Invisible Man” materializes at the top of box office charts after debuting to $29 million in North America over the weekend. “The Invisible Man” is Universal’s latest attempt to remake its classic monster properties, an effort that flailed spectacularly with 2017’s “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise. After that movie was panned by critics […]
Tags: News, Box Office, North America, Tom Cruise, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Invisible Man

Box Office: ‘Invisible Man’ Materializes With Solid $26 Million Weekend

Elisabeth Moss’ “The Invisible Man” scared up a solid $26 million opening weekend at 3,610 North American locations, estimates showed Saturday. Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which had led for the past two weekends, will finish second with about $15 million at 4,177 sites for a 17-day total of roughly $127 million. The sophomore frame of […]
Tags: Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man, The Call of the Wild

Box Office: ‘The Invisible Man’ Emerges with Strong $23 Million Opening

Elisabeth Moss’s “The Invisible Man” is dominating North American moviegoing and should scare up about $23 million at 3,610 locations, early estimates showed Friday. The third weekend of Paramount’s family film “Sonic the Hedgehog” and the sophomore frame of Disney-20th Century’s “Call of the Wild” are in a race for second in the $13 million to […]
Tags: News, Disney, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man, The Call of the Wild

Box Office: ‘Invisible Man’ Materializes With $1.7 Million on Thursday Night

Universal’s “The Invisible Man” materialized with $1.7 million at 2,850 North American locations on Thursday night. “The Invisible Man” is expected to earn north of $20 million this weekend when it opens in 3,610 theaters across North America. Independent box office tracking services estimate ticket sales could wind up closer to $30 million since word […]
Tags: News, Box Office, North America, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Invisible Man, The Call of the Wild

/Filmcast Ep. 556 – Sonic the Hedgehog

David, Devindra, Jeff come together to review Sonic the Hedgehog, the new film based on the popular video game franchise. Tune in to find out whether the recent digital makeover helped the film in the box office. Watch the highlights from Sonic’s 25th celebration here. Thanks for our sponsors this week: Lensabl and Quip To get 20% off your first lens replacement order, head to and enter code FILM20 at checkout. Go to and get your first re-fill for free! Li...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, David, Sonic the Hedgehog, Engadget, Slashfilmcast, The Show, Sonic, Jeff Cannata, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra, Lensabl, David Devindra Jeff, Facebook Shownotes

Weekend Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Remains in First Place, ‘Call of the Wild’ Overperforms, and No One Has Time for ‘Brahms’

Another weekend has abandoned us to the horrors of the workweek, which means it’s time to look back at the weekend box office. It was another good weekend for that blue menace Sonic the Hedgehog, as the video game movie remained on top. Harrison Ford and his cartoon dog friend came in at number two with Call of the Wild – a film that actually overperformed. Sadly, the same could not be said for Brahms: The Boy 2, as the horror sequel came in at number four. But Brahms didn’t have the hefty budg...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Harrison Ford, Sonic the Hedgehog, Forbes, Brahms, Call of the Wild, Brahms: The Boy 2

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Release Delayed in China Due to Coronavirus

Paramount has pushed back the China release of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which was originally set to debut in the country on Feb. 28, due to concerns over the growing coronavirus epidemic.. Cinemas in China are indefinitely closed due to the crisis. The studio made the announcement Monday, saying, “Due to the current coronavirus situation, the China […]
Tags: Asia, China, Sonic the Hedgehog, Coronavirus

Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Narrowly Beats Harrison Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’

After a close box office battle, Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” pulled ahead of Disney and 20th Century’s “The Call of the Wild” on North American charts. The two movies had been in a tug-of-war for first place. Heading into the weekend, “Sonic” was expected to easily dominate again but Harrison Ford’s “Call of the Wild” […]
Tags: News, Disney, Box Office, Harrison Ford, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Call of the Wild

Box Office: ‘Call of the Wild’ to Narrowly Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

“The Call of the Wild” is on path for a narrow victory over “Sonic the Hedgehog” in North America with about $28 million at 3,752 locations, estimates showed Saturday. Disney-20th Century’s launch of the Harrison Ford movie has opened well above pre-release expectations and will wind up with a $3 million lead on “Sonic.” STX’s […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Harrison Ford, North America, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Call of the Wild, Brahms: The Boy II