Today in Movie Culture: 'Kong: Skull Island' Alternate Endings, How 'Valerian' Influenced 'Star Wars' and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Kong: Skull Island' Alternate Endings, How 'Valerian' Influenced 'Star Wars' and More

Jul 18, 2017

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

 

Alternate Endings of the Day:

Kong: Skull Island is now on home video, so here are some amusing animated alternate ways the movie could have gone:

 

Movie Influences of the Day:

MatPat of the Film Theorists looks at how much the source material for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets influenced the Star Wars movies:

 

Movie Takedown of the Day:

With a new Christopher Nolan movie in theaters this week, Honest Trailers gives facetious praise to Memento in backwards fashion:

 

Mash-up of the Day:

Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe, and he voiced Maui in Moana, so BossLogic gives us a look at Maui as Black Adam:

 

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Speaking of Maui and Moana, here's some more great cosplay from D23:

 

 

Movie Food of the Day:

In the latest Nerdy Nummies, learn how to make Queenie's apple strudel from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Vin Diesel turns 50 today, so here's a reminder that he was in Saving Private Ryan via a cast photo from 1997:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

Andy Serkis, star of War for the Planet of the Apes, is the focus of the latest episode of No Small Parts:

 

Supercut of the Day:

Fitting ahead of Comic-Con, here is a supercut of movie heroes edited by Damien Kazan:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Japanese release of Hayao Miyazaki's Porco Rosso. Watch the original Japanese trailer for the classic animated feature below. 

 

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