Today in Movie Culture: The Best Photo of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Retro 'Alien: Covenant' Trailer and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Best Photo of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Retro 'Alien: Covenant' Trailer and More

Dec 29, 2016

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

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Following the back-to-back deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, many have shared the incredible photograph seen below. The New York Times shares the story behind it:

 

Reworked Trailer of the Day:

Footage from the new Alien: Covenant trailer has been repurposed for a retro version akin to the original Alien trailer (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Recreated Scene of the Day:

SPOILER: Mr. Sunday Movies animated the final Darth Vader sequence from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 16-bit video game style graphics:

 

Musical Preview of the Day:

Here's a tease of Emma Watson singing "Something There" in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast as heard through a new doll (via Heroic Hollywood):

 

LISTEN: @emmawatson singing "Something There" from @beautyandthebeast. This short recording was taken from the singing @hasbro Belle doll that was spotted in stores a few days ago. Thank you to @bellabestiason for sharing with me this morning! .... Repost from @the_west_wing_: Get ready for this one guys... FIRST PEEK AT EMMA SINGING SOMETHING THERE!!!! I am officially floored, if she wasn't perfect enough this has absolutely nailed her as #Belle! I cannot wait for this movie!!! ???? Recording taken from the singing Belle Hasbro doll! Not sure who to credit though, sorry! #beautyandthebeast #batb #disney #emmawatson #danstevens #lukeevans #joshgad #ewanmcgregor #ianmckellan #emmathompson #gugumbatharaw #kevinkline #stanleytucci #audramcdonald #taleasoldastime #beourguest #billcondon #beautyandthebeast2017

A video posted by Beauty & the Beast Movie News (@beautyandthebeastmovienews) on

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Once again, Kyle Hill looks into the science behind Thor, this time specifically explaining how the Marvel superhero summons lightning: 

 

Movie Food of the Day:

Christmas is over, but you should still watch this YouTube chef prepare and taste Buddy's dessert breakfast pasta from Elf (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

The movies of Tim Burton all mashed together is a frightening creature (via Fashionably Geek):

 

Movie Pitch of the Day: 

The movie described in this pitch for a script featuring 100 cliches starts out sounding a lot like Passengers (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Year-End Recap of the Day:

Today's look back at 2016 in film is from No Film School and is focused on the best cinematography of the year:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. release of Pan's Labyrinth. Watch the original American trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning classic below.

 

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