Today in Movie Culture: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' VFX Breakdown, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Lego Set and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' VFX Breakdown, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Lego Set and More

Dec 27, 2018

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

 

FX Breakdown of the Day:

Effects artists at Industrial Light & Magic break down their digital creation of the Millennium Falcon for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

 

FX Easter eggs of the day:

Speaking of digital effects, here's Vulture with a look at some secret CGI work in movies such as Justice League and Brokeback Mountain:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Speaking of DC movies, Aquaman may be ruling the box office lately but this Wonder Woman fan is ruling cosplay:

 

 

Director Commentary of the Day:

Back to the subject of digital effects, here's Andy Serkis in a video for Vanity Fair discussing Christian Bale's motion capture performance for Mowgli:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

Speaking of Andy Serkis, here's a video for GQ in which he discusses his most iconic characters, including Gollum from The Lord of the Rings:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Gerard Depardieu, who turns 70 today, as Christopher Columbus directed by Ridley Scott on the set of the 1992 movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise:

 

Remade Movie Scene of the Day:

A master Lego builder re-created the opening sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark with Lego bricks (via Geekologie):

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Kyle Hill answers the pressing question of whether anyone could lift Thor's hammer in space, where there is no gravity:

 

Reworked Trailer of the Day:

Speaking of the MCU, Aldo Jones works his loony surreal magic on the new Avengers: Endgame trailer and shows what Thanos is doing after his big Infinity War win:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

This week is the 45th anniversary of the release of The Exorcist. Watch the original trailer for the horror classic below. 

 

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