Today in Movie Culture: How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Should Have Ended, a 1980s 'Phantom Thread' and More

Today in Movie Culture: How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Should Have Ended, a 1980s 'Phantom Thread' and More

Feb 12, 2018

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


Alternate Endings of the Day:

All the fans' greatest desires are animated in this look at the many other ways Star Wars: The Last Jedi could have ended:


Remade Movie Scene of the Day:

Speaking of The Last Jedi, Huxley Berg Studios re-created a funny scene with Chewbacca and Porgs in Lego:


Reworked Movie of the Day:

Nelson Carvajal reimagines Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread as a lighter romantic movie made in the '80s (via Free Cinema Now):


Movie Review of the Day:

The Onion's Peter K. Rosenthal realizes while reviewing Fifty Shades Freed that his whole job as a critic is part of some horrifying purgatory existence: 



Vintage image of the Day:

Franco Zeffirelli, who turns 95 today, directs Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting on the set of his 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet:


Birthday Greeting of the Day:

Today is also Josh Brolin's 50th birthday, so Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool paid homage to one of his early roles, in The Goonies:



Actor in the Spotlight:

In a new video essay, Mr. Nerdwriter celebrates the physical comedy of actor Rowan Atkinson, especially in the role of Mr. Bean:


Filmmaker in Focus:

Fandor looks at the movies of Alejandro G. Inarritu and how he subverts the Hollywood gaze:


Casting Rendering of the Day:

Another artist shows us what Joaquin Phoenix might look like in his potential role as The Joker (via Heroic Hollywood):

FAN-MADE: Took a shot at a Joaquin Phoenix / Joker mockup... from r/DC_Cinematic



Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Groundhog Day. Watch the original trailer for the classic comedy below.




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