Today in Movie Culture: How to Make a Great Boxing Movie, A Burning 'Star Wars' Question Answered and More

Today in Movie Culture: How to Make a Great Boxing Movie, A Burning 'Star Wars' Question Answered and More

Aug 26, 2016

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


Video Essay of the Day: 

With Hands of Stone in theaters today, Nelson Carvajal explores what makes a great boxing movie (via Fandor Keyframe):


Movie Science of the Day: 

Pop scientist Kyle Hill explains why the lightsabers in the Star Wars movies don't burn their users' hands: 


Mashup of the Day: 

Watch a conversation between the A.I. characters HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her (via BossLogic): 


Vintage Film of the Day: 

In honor of National Dog Day, watch the first canine movie star, Blair, in his first film, 1905's Rescued By Rover:


Alternate Poster of the Day: 

Brittney Lee, an artist who actually worked on Frozen, debuted new posters for the Disney animated movie this week. Below is Elsa's showcase, and you can see Anna's print at /Film


Movie Character Karaoke of the Day: 

Smashmouth's "All Star" as sung by Disney animated characters almost makes up for the song's existence: 


Cosplay of the Day: 

Beat Down Boogie presents the best cosplay at Russia's Starcon, including an acrobatic Spider-Man, Godzilla and Avengers and Suicide Squad characters hugging it out. See another video at Fashionably Geek


Actor in the Spotlight: 

There's an art show going on in San Francisco this week called "Kurt Russell Deep Cuts," and below is one of the pieces in tribute to the actor by Chris Voy. See more at io9.


Filmmaker in Focus: 

Nathan Shapiro looks at the films of Christopher Nolan with focus on the way he manipulates time (via Cinematic Montage Creators): 


Classic Trailer of the Day: 

This weekend is the 70th anniversary of the release of The Killers. Watch the original trailer for the film noir classic below. 




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The Burning Question

Which one of these people is in the movie Justice League?

  • Jack McBrayer
  • Michelle Rodriguez
  • Henry Cavill
  • Stephen Graham
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Henry Cavill