Today in Movie Culture: Deleted 'Moana' Song, 'Fantastic Beats' VFX Reel and More

Today in Movie Culture: Deleted 'Moana' Song, 'Fantastic Beats' VFX Reel and More

Feb 15, 2017

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

 

Deleted Scene of the Day:

Ahead of the home video release of Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted an unused song called "Warrior Face" o with rough sketches showing how its scene would have played out (via Entertainment Weekly):

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day:

You'll be amazed at how little was real and practical in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them after watching this visual effects reel from the true wizards at Rodeo (via io9):

 

Alternate Universe Movie of the Day: 

What if Forrest Gump was the hero of The Matrix instead of Neo? Here's an animated look at what that'd be like:

 

Mashup Fan Art of the Day:

Batman v Predator goes badly for the Caped Crusader in this toy-based art from Bmyhero Photography. See more, mostly Deadpool-focused pieces, at Geek Tyrant.

 

Batman's Nightmare. Practical effect with smoke & light. Inspired by @the_whaler_ 1/6 scale action figures.

A post shared by Yogi - Toy Photographer (@bmyhero) on

 

Fan Build of the Day:

One amazing Lego fan just built the coolest version of Jurassic World with a roller coaster and other rides, and you can see it in action here (via Geekologie):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Chris Farley, who would have turned 53 today, with David Spade, Bo Derek and producer Lorne Michaels on the set of Tommy Boy in 1994:

 

Actress in the Spotlight: 

As we get closer to Emma Stone possibly winning an Oscar, Fandor Keyframe examines our love for the actress: 

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Doesn't it seem like Pixar's Cars is an animated remake of Doc Hollywood? Well, Couch Tomato lists all the ways they're dissimilar:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

For One Perfect Shot, H. Perry Horton shows how the narrative of Steve McQueen's Shame is mostly played out in facial expressions (via Film School Rejects):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Crossroads starring Britney Spears. Watch the original trailer for the cult classic romantic comedy below. 

 

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