Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' Meets 'Furious 7,' New 'Alien' Action Figures and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' Meets 'Furious 7,' New 'Alien' Action Figures and More

Sep 18, 2015

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

 

Star Wars Cosplay of the Day:

Let's see the steampunk Jabba responsible for this awesome steampunk Slave Leia cosplay (via KamiKame):

 

Movie Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars, here's a parody of the end of Furious 7 with Sebulba honoring his fallen rival, Anakin Skywalker:

 

Toys of the Day:

ReAction has made figures for more members of the Nostromo crew from Alien, and it'll be exclusively available at New York Comic-Con (via The Robot's Voice)

 

Film History of the Day:

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the debut of W.C. Fields in the comedy short Pool Sharks. Watch it in full below.

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

See the parallels between Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. in this side-by-side video comparison (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Frankie Avalon, who turns 75 today, surfing (or pretending to anyway) with his best girl, Annette Funicello, on the board with him in 1964's Muscle Beach Party.


Filmmaker in Focus:

Who Is Pablo did a fun thing with Wes Anderson movies and a mirror effect:

 

Fake Musicals of the Day:

Who wouldn't like to see a Broadway musical version of Predator, The Terminator or Back to the Future? See each of these on their own plus more posters for fake stage adaptations of blockbusters at Design Taxi

 

Actor Spotlight of the Day:

Speaking of Back to the Future, fans will surely recognize Wesley Mann, the focus of the latest episode of No Small Parts, from Back to the Future Part II:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

25 years ago today, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas premiered at NYC's Museum of Modern Art. Here's the original trailer for the classic gangster movie:

 

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