Today in Movie Culture: How 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Connects to 'Harry Potter,' Why the Grinch is Right and More

Today in Movie Culture: How 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Connects to 'Harry Potter,' Why the Grinch is Right and More

Nov 09, 2018

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

 

Franchise Recap of the Day:

Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law share a look at the ways that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald connect to the Harry Potter movies:

 

Musical Parody of the Day:

Speaking of the Wizarding World franchise, The Warp Zone has written lyrics to the Harry Potter theme:

 

Character in Close-Up:

In honor of the release of The Grinch, SyFy Wire's Dany Roth defends the title character's hatred of the Whos:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Also in honor of the new Grinch, here's Ron Howard directing Jim Carrey on the set of the 2000 live-action version How the Grinch Stole Christmas:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

Peter Stormare plays a lot of bad guys, so he dies on screen a lot. Here's a chronological look at just how much:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

This ScreenPrism video makes a good case for why Mirai director Mamoru Hosoda is the next big thing in Japanese animation:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

One of the most fun parts of watching movies is overanalyzing them. This video from Now You See It explores the art of going too deep:

 

Scene Analysis of the Day:

Moises & Sergio Velasquez break down their favorite scene from Hereditary in this Screened video essay:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

We haven't seen much Bond Girl cosplaying lately, so here's a fan doing her best Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of Child's Play. Watch the original trailer for the classic horror movie below. 

 

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