Today in Movie Culture: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Origins, New 'Howard the Duck' Trailer and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Origins, New 'Howard the Duck' Trailer and More

Aug 10, 2015

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

 

Character Origin of the Day:

Wonder what happened after young Peter Quill was abducted by a spaceship at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy? Below is part of an animated look at Quill/Star-Lord's origin story via the upcoming cartoon series. See the second part plus an animated origin for Groot at Geek Tyrant.

 

Fake Trailer of the Day:

Speaking of characters who appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vulture made a trailer for a modern MCU-based reboot of Howard the Duck:

 

Movie Meme of the Day:

The "Straight Outta ____ " promotional meme for Straight Outta Compton is being employed for some great movie-related gags. Here are two favorites:

 

Music Video of the Day:

It's not a random pairing for Paul Thomas Anderson to direct the music video for Joanna Newsom's new single, "Sapokanikan," which you can watch below, as she recently co-starred in his movie Inherent Vice (via The Playlist). 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Twelve men are lined up for this behind-the-scenes look at the original Ocean's 11, starring Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. Who can name the guy who isn't part of the titular bunch?

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Snow White the assassin needs no assistance from any manly hunters (via KamiKame):

 

Fan Art of the Day:

If you like badass versions of Disney Princesses, check out Tess Fowler's post-apocalypse take on all the ladies of Disny animated features. See individual character designs at Fashionably Geek.

 

Movie Truth of the Day:

The 1993 documentary Flyin' Cut Sleeves is about NYC gangs in the '70s and a story that seems to have inspired the plot of The Warriors. Watch the film in full below and learn more at Dangerous Minds.

 

Filmmaker Parody of the Day:

You could add fake explosions to any home movie and say it's directed by Michael Bay and voila instant filmmaker parody. But this one in particular made me laugh a little too much:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

On this day in 1950, Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Blvd. had its world premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Watch the original trailer below.

 

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