Today in Movie Culture: Ben Affleck's Batman v Ben Affleck's Superman, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Set Tour and More

Today in Movie Culture: Ben Affleck's Batman v Ben Affleck's Superman, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Set Tour and More

Mar 23, 2016

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

 

Mashup of the Day:

In honor of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out this week, here's a version where Ben Affleck plays both title characters, thanks to some footage from Hollywoodland (via Live for Films):

 

Movie Trivia of the Day:

Also in anticipation of Batman v Superman, here are seven things you probably didn't know about either Superman or Batman on film:

 

DIY Build of the Day:

One more thing related to Batman v Superman, here's the first part of a tutorial from the Hacksmith on how make your own Batman grappling hook. See part two at Geek Tyrant.

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Will Batman v Superman make as much money as Jurassic World? Will any Batman v Superman cosplay be as precious as this family's combination of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World roles (via Fashionably Geek)?

 

Movie Set Tour of the Day:

Speaking of Chris Pratt movies, here's a video of Pratt showing us around the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for an Omaze sweepstakes:

 

Vintage Images of the Day:

Akira Kurosawa, born on this day in 1910, visited the set of The Empire Strikes Back. Here he is with George Lucas and an AT-AT Walker:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Another great filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock, is the focus of this video essay on the brilliance of the director's blocking in Vertigo:

 

Homages of the Day:

See 28 times TV shows paid homage to the movies in this video from Vox (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Video Essay of the Day:

We don't talk about Amelie enough, and while there's no talking in this video it does say and show a lot about the film's symmetry and camera movement (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Watch the original trailer for the sequel below.

 

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