Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' vs. 'Ben-Hur,' Spider-Man Visits Sick Kids and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' vs. 'Ben-Hur,' Spider-Man Visits Sick Kids and More

Aug 19, 2016

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

 

Charity Work of the Day: 

Spider-Man: Homecoming's Tom Holland visited Atlanta's Egleston Hospital for Children this week in his superhero costume (via Cinema Blend):

 

Recut Trailer of the Day:

Sure, "Sabotage" was just featured in Star Trek Beyond, but the Beastie Boys track also works well in this recut of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (via Geek Tyrant): 

 

Alternative Movie Posters of the Day:

Speaking of Rogue One, check out a Full Metal Jacket-inspired poster for the new Star Wars movie by Orlando Arocena below. See another one at Live for Films

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

With a new Ben-Hur in theaters, it was time for Jacob T. Swinney to intercut the 1959 version's chariot race with the pod race from Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace for Fandor Keyframe: 

 

Movie Homages of the Day:

American Horror Story makes many visual allusions to the movies, and here's a video showing those references side by side with the original scenes (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Jean-Claude Van Damme, who has a new TV show, was the original actor behind the creature from Predator. And that creature looked different at the time, as seen in the set photo here (via Ain't It Cool News):

 

Franchise Parody of the Day:

See what the visuals in a James Bond opening credits scene really mean in this NSFW video annotating the titles for Goldeneye (via /Film):

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Messy Pandas added the rest of the Justice League team to make a full band out of the recent Jason Momoa set photo with guitar:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Make your next Freddy Krueger cosplay sharper with this tutorial on how to make a great DIY A Nightmare on Elm Street razor glove:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the premiere of William Wyler's The Little Foxes. Watch the original trailer for the film, which was nominated for nine Oscars, below. 

 

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