Today in Movie Culture: The Dark Future of 'Star Wars,' The Muppets Parody 'Alien' and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Dark Future of 'Star Wars,' The Muppets Parody 'Alien' and More

Dec 13, 2016

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

 

Video Essay of the Day:

With Rogue One out this week, we're getting lots of Star Wars bites, including this Frame by Frame essay predicting where the Star Wars franchise is headed based on its genre's history:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Fans built real-life water-based speeder bikes and made this cosplay-filled Return of the Jedi-inspired action sequence (via /Film): 

 

Reworked Trailer of the Day:

And here is a remake of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 8-bit video game style animation:

 

Movie Takedown of the Day: 

Honest Trailers tries really hard to strike down The Empire Strikes Back and manages to take its worth down just a notch or two:

 

Film Score Cover of the Day:

"Duel of the Fates" from the Star Wars movies is performed by eight singers a capella in this cover from The Warp Zone:

 

Movie Food of the Day:

Let's follow all that Star Wars with something Star Trek, specifically a gingerbread crashed Enterprise inspired by Star Trek Generations (via Geekologie):

 

Movie Parody of the Day:

The Muppets brought back Pigs in Space for a fun parody of the Alien chestburster scene (via /Film):

 

Vintage Image of the Day: 

Steve Buscemi, who turns 59 today, as a firefighter in New York City in the early 1980s before he became an actor: 

 

Year-End Recap of the Day:

The latest essential 2016 trailer mashup is the annual offering from supercut master Sleepy Skunk (via First Showing): 

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 20th anniversary of the release of Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! Watch the original trailer for the all-star alien invasion comedy below. 

 

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