Today in Movie Culture: 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Nov 12, 2018

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

 

Franchise Recap of the Day:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this weekend, so cram a recap of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies so far:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

For Fandor, Philip Brubaker tells us all we need to know about exposition as it's used in movies:

 

Movie Parody of the Day:

This Studio C comedy sketch pits Pennywise from It against a group of friends using the things adults fear the most (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Movie Location of the Day:

Here's an old tour of the Old West town on the Paramount Ranch, which was used as a shooting location for numerous movies over the last century, including Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Bone Tomahawk. The whole set and tourist attraction was burned down in the Woolsey Fire.

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Stan Lee, who has passed away at age 95, poses in front of comic books in an image from the documentary Comic Book Confidential in 1988:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

The latest edition of IMDb's No Small Parts showcases the movie and TV career of Rashida Jones:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Following up the first part of Patrick H. Willem's defense of Michael Bay shared last week, here is more evidence that Bay is a "true American auteur":

 

Filmmaking Lesson of the Day:

The latest video essay from Studio Binder tackles film budgets with a breakdown of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Oh My Disney showcases a couple of Star Wars fans cosplaying with their pet cat as Rey, Finn and a kitty BB-8:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 85th anniversary of the release of Duck Soup. Watch the original trailer for the classic Marx Brothers comedy below. 

 

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