Today in Movie Culture: Han Solo Movie Teases First Look, 'Star Wars VIII' Alternate Title Plot Song, and More

Today in Movie Culture: Han Solo Movie Teases First Look, 'Star Wars VIII' Alternate Title Plot Song, and More

Jan 30, 2017

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


Production Photo of the Day:

The solo Han Solo Star Wars Story has begun filming under the clever working title "Red Cup":


Plot Song of the Day:

Rian Johnson told the Mountain Goats to make a song based on their idea for the Star Wars VIII title, "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones," so they did and Johnson posted it "as canon" (via Slate):


Trailer Redo of the Day:

Aldo Jones adds his surreal nonsense to Spider-Man: Homecoming, including a scene where Spidey tries to save the Titanic, in the latest Weird Trailer: 


Alternative Poster of the Day:

College Humor recently retooled the posters for Oscar nominees so they're more honest. Here's one for Arrival (via Design Taxi): 


Fake Movie of the Day:

With Split doing so well at the box office, Jimmy Kimmel Live imagined a sequel starring Donald Trump:


Filmmaking Lesson of the Day:

Speaking of M. Night Shyamalan, Kyle of Frame by Frame looks at three types of twists and analyzes where Shyamalan does them well and where he mostly doesn't:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Vanessa Redgrave, who turns 80 today, stands on the set of Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up in 1966:


Mashup of the Day:

Yes, it's upsetting to see our favorite Toy Story characters depicted this way, but this Fifty Shades Darker mashup parody by Darth Blender is done so well:


Cosplay of the Day:

Our friend David Ehrlich of IndieWire skiing in a Totoro suit isn't exactly cosplay but it is wonderful:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Woody Allen's Radio Days. Watch the original trailer for the movie below. 




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