Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of Rocky Balboa, Realism in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of Rocky Balboa, Realism in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema and More

Apr 02, 2018

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

 

Franchise in Focus:

As Creed II begins production this week, here's Luis Azevedo with personal video for Fandor on the evolution of Rocky Balboa through the Rocky-Creed franchise:

 

Easter Eggs of the Day:

Mr. Sunday Movies humorously tries his best to highlight all the Easter eggs, references and cameos in Ready Player One:

 

Fan Build of the Day:

Learn how to make your own cheap DIY graboid creature from Tremors with this Backyard FX video from Indy Mogul:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

For a more impressive custom fan build, check out this showcase of a K-2SO puppet cosplay inspired by the droid from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story care of Tested:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Sir Alec Guinness, who was born on this day in 1914, with co-star Sessue Hayakawa and director David Lean on the set of 1957's The Bridge on the River Kwai:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

For Vanity Fair, Jeff Goldblum breaks down his career and movie roles from Death Wish to Isle of Dogs:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

This video essay from Like Stories of Old compares the dreamlike romances of Call Me By Your Name and Before Sunrise:

 

Genre Showcase of the Day:

Supercut master Jacob T. Swinney mixes moments from post-apocalyptic movies with documentary footage in this video for Talkhouse about a dark but plausible future:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Rob Ager made a 67-minute video essay analyzing the character of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. Here's an excerpt that will make you check out the full version for sure:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week is the 20th anniversary of the release of Lost in Space, based on the classic TV series. Watch the original trailer for the movie below. 

 

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