Today in Movie Culture: How Thor Summons His Hammer, Christopher Plummer in 'The Usual Suspects' and More

Today in Movie Culture: How Thor Summons His Hammer, Christopher Plummer in 'The Usual Suspects' and More

Nov 09, 2017

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


Movie Science of the Day:

For Nerdist, Kyle Hill continues his focus on the science of Thor: Ragnarok and tells us how Thor summons his hammer:


Future Recasting of the Day:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hasn't even come out yet, but BossLogic shows us what Millie Bobbie Brown could look like as Phoenix in the next reboot: 



Retrospective Recasting of the Day:

With Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, here's a video where the actor has also replaced Spacey in The Usual Suspects (via Free Cinema Now):


VFX Reel of the Day:

Hybride Technologies presents a breakdown of their incredible digital effects work for Kong: Skull Island (via io9):


Vintage Image of the Day:

Dorothy Dandridge, who was born on this day in 1922, receives direction from Otto Preminger on the set of Carmen Jones in 1954:


Actress in the Spotlight:

In honor of her new movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jacob T. Swinney and Fandor celebrate the many faces of Frances McDormand:


Filmmaker in Focus:

For Trois Couleurs, Nicolas Longinotti highlights the panoramic landscape shots in Jeff Nichols movies:


Movie Influences of the Day:

In this video essay, Patrick Willems looks at the origins of both Drive and Baby Driver:


Cosplay of the Day:

Kotaku has compiled a great collection of people who've cosplayed as Star Wars vehicles:



Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 10th anniversary of the release of the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men. Watch the original trailer for the Best Picture-winning classic below.




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