Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars 7.5,' Historical Inaccuracies in Disney Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars 7.5,' Historical Inaccuracies in Disney Movies and More

Jan 21, 2016

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

 

Movie Science of the Day:

In the latest episode of Because Science, Kyle Hill explains how the baton wielded by the TR-8R Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens works:

 

Fan Comic of the Day:

In Stephen Byrne's Star Wars: Episode 7.5, Rey, Finn, Poe and BB-8 hunt and battle Sith Lord Jar Jar Binks, seen below. Check out the rest of the comic at Geek Tyrant.

 

Anecdote of the Day:

Watch an animation depicting Questlove's story of when Prince replaced him as a DJ with a copy of Finding Nemo:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Animal cosplay just keeps getting better with this cat dressed as Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element (via Fashionably Geek):

 

 

Movie Studio Takedown of the Day:

Mental_Floss points out 24 historical inaccuracies in Disney animated features:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan have a seat on the set of The Kid, which had its NYC premiere on this day 95 years ago:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

For Fandor, Kevin B. Lee looks at the Best Actor race at the Oscars and explains why Michael B. Jordan should have been nominated and also why he should have won:

 

Movie Ranking of the Day:

CineFix kicked off a new year with a ranking of the top 10 opening shots of all time:

 

Supercut of the Day:

Who doesn't love seeing New York in the movies? Here's a Big Apple montage for 1.000.000 Frames:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 20th anniversary of Shine's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch the original trailer for the movie, which would go on to win the Best Actor Oscar for Geoffrey Rush's performance, below.

 

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