Today in Movie Culture: 'The Martian' as a Comedy, 'Undercover Boss' Kylo Ren Action Figure and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'The Martian' as a Comedy, 'Undercover Boss' Kylo Ren Action Figure and More

Jan 22, 2016

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


Recut Movie of the Day:

Now that The Martian has been deemed the best comedy of last year by the Golden Globes, a laugh track has been added to the movie:


Promotional Stunt of the Day:

A company in Abu Dhabi allowed its building to be transformed into a replica of Starkiller Base to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that also kinda makes the company look evil (via io9):


Mashup of the Day:

Artist Brian Kesinger has mashed Star Wars and Calvin and Hobbes before, but now he's back with Kylo Ren perfectly taking over the Calvin role in the below comic strip parody. See more at Design Taxi or on Kesinger's Instagram.


Toy of the Day:

Speaking of Kylo Ren, custom toymaker Jim Heston made an action figure of the Undercover Boss version of the character, as parodied on Saturday Night Live (via Nerd Approved):


Cosplay of the Day:

Okay, here's one more Star Wars thing, Dominique Skye's cosplay as Darth Leia. See more photos at Fashionably Geek.


Vintage Image of the Day:

Sergei Eisenstein, born on this day in 1898, meets Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse on his trip to Hollywood in 1930:


Supercut of the Day:

The movies love books in this supercut of libraries and book stores in film (via Geek Tyrant):


Movie Takedown of the Day:

In a promotion for Deadpool that also makes fun of Australians, the character (and Ryan Reynolds) takes a shot at X-Men Origins: Wolverine:


Fake Movie of the Day:

Late Night's Seth Meyers plays multiple roles in this fake movie trailer for Boston Accent, which parodies such films as The Departed and The Town:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 20th anniversary of Manny & Lo premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch the original trailer for the movie, which gave a young Scarlett Johansson her first starring role:


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