Today in Movie Culture: Captain America Vs. 'Star Wars,' 'Game of Thrones' Meets 'The Hunger Games' and More

Today in Movie Culture: Captain America Vs. 'Star Wars,' 'Game of Thrones' Meets 'The Hunger Games' and More

Apr 21, 2016

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

 

Movie Promo of the Day:

Watch Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans fight over a donut while Elizabeth Olsen watches on in a People magazine bit promoting Captain America: Civil War (via Heroic Hollywood):

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Speaking of Captain America, could his shield hold off a lightsaber from Star Wars? While we wait for that eventual crossover, here's Kyle Hill from Because Science on the expert decision:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars, here's what the movies' spaceships look like as monsters as imagined by artist Jake Parker and very possibly foreshadowing of a Pixar movie in the distant future (via Neatorama):

 

Virtual Set Visit of the Day:

Chris Pratt has another video showing us around the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this time to check out construction on his ship, The Milano (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Mashup of the Day:

The following (piece of an) infogram pits the characters of Game of Thrones against each other a la The Hunger Games. See the rest, and there is a lot more, here (via Film School Rejects). 

 

Very Old Movie of the Day:

Today is the credited 110th anniversary of the famous actuality film A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire, which documents a look at San Francisco just before it's devastating 1906 earthquake. Watch the film in full here via the Library of Congress:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Elaine May, who turns 84 today, directs Charles Grodin, who turns 81 today, and Jeannie Berlin in The Heartbreak Kid in 1972:

 

Movie Comparisons of the Day:

Here's a cool video by Really Dim called "Scenes Alike" that puts similar-looking shots from different movies side by side:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Many female Ghostbusters fans are jumping ahead to cosplay as the upcoming reboot characters, but here's one woman who went old school with a Dana as Gatekeeper photoshoot (via Live for Films):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

In honor of the passing of Prince today, watch the original trailer for his 1986 directorial debut, Under the Cherry Moon:

 

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