Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Meets 'Star Wars,' the Problem With X-Ray Vision and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Meets 'Star Wars,' the Problem With X-Ray Vision and More

Aug 30, 2018

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Dream Crossover of the Day:

We've seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe perfect the movie crossover, but could the Avengers ever share the screen with Star Wars characters? Here's a mashup pitting Wakanda against the Gungans for a tease of such greater ambitions:

 

Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of crossovers with Star Wars, here's a couple who love Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars and decided to combine their fandom into great mashup:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

It's DragonCon time so we might as well share more cosplay. We really don't see enough Purple Rain love out there, so these Prince fans deserve an extra special shoutout:

 

Mashup of the Day:

It's DragonCon time so we might as well share more cosplay. Here's a couple who love Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars and are decided to combine their fandom into great mashup:

 

Movie Science of the Day:

X-ray vision looks pretty cool in the movies, but Kyle Hill of Because Science explains why it'd actually be a bad superpower:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

In this video essay, Patrick H. Willems explains why Hollywood is keeps making movies about King Arthur and Robin Hood: 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Fred MacMurray, who was born on this day in 1908, with his own wife and kids posing in the flubber car on the set of the 1961 Disney classic The Absent Minded Professor:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

In honor of the return of the Netflix series Ozark, IMDb's No Small Parts profiles the TV and movie career of Julia Garner:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Thomas Flight examines how Christopher Nolan's first movie, Following, foreshadows elements of his ensuing filmography:

 

Cinematographer in Close-Up:

For Fandor, David R.L. showcases the cinematography of Michael Ballhaus, best known as Martin Scorsese's regular DP:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 30th anniversary of the release of Eight Men Out. Watch the original trailer for the classic sports drama below. 

 

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