Today in Movie Culture: 'Rogue One' Opening Crawl, 'Spider-Man' vs. 'Birdman' and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Rogue One' Opening Crawl, 'Spider-Man' vs. 'Birdman' and More

Dec 22, 2016

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

 

Alternate Opening of the Day:

Do you wish Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had an opening crawl? Here's a perfect one made by fan Andrew Shackley (via THR):

 

Mashup of the Day:

Because Michael Keaton is playing a winged supervillain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, of course there's a mashup with Birdman (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Is Groot really a tree? Kyle Hill explains what the Guardians of the Galaxy character must be made of:

 

Movie Promo of the Day:

Speaking of tree men, to get us ready for the adaptation of A Monster Calls, Liam Neeson, who voices the title creature, reads the first pages of the book:

 

Abridged Remake of the Day:

In honor of today being the day Kevin is left home alone, here's a retelling of Home Alone in 8-bit video game-style animation:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Ralph Fiennes turns 54 today, so here's a behind the scenes photo from the set of Schindler's List in 1993:

 

Actors in the Spotlight:

The BFI pays tribute to black actresses throughout film history, young and old, in this montage promoting their Black Star project:

 

Role Models of the Day:

Need a new year's resolution? How about trying to swim like Ariel, run like Aladdin and train to be as fit as other Disney heroes care of Misfit and Oh My Disney:

 

Year-End Recap of the Day:

The latest essential look at 2016 in film is Mr. Nerdista's video list of the top 15 movies of the year:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 60th anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man. Watch the original trailer for the film noir classic below. 

 

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