Today in Movie Culture: Ian McKellen's 'Beauty and the Beast' Report, the Latest in Movie Theater Gimmicks and More

Today in Movie Culture: Ian McKellen's 'Beauty and the Beast' Report, the Latest in Movie Theater Gimmicks and More

Apr 15, 2015

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

 

Sir Ian McKellan shared the following report on the first table read for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. Apparently Hattie Morahan is also now in this movie (via Slashfilm).

 

 

Speaking of Disney movies, here's a supercut of the best of the studio's animated features (via Live for Films):

 

Also, check out a bunch of unused ideas for the Wreck-It Ralph logo design. See more designs and a look at the full evolution of the logo at Design Taxi.

 

As we head into a few days of Star Wars Celebration time, here's a great Boba Fett-centered poster for The Empire Strikes Back by Jim Mehsling (via Live for Films):

 

Do you agree that these are the 10 best movie monologues of all time? 

 

Tis the best time for mashing up Game of Thrones and The Avengers, so here's Tyrion Lannister as Iron Man. See a few more GOT characters as Marvel superheroes by artist Bob Al-Greene at Design Taxi.

 

And here's one of a few retro-style minimalist posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron. See the others at Geek Tyrant.

 

Take a virtual tour of Tokyo's new Godzilla-themed hotel (via Geekologie):

 

How would you like to be sprayed with water and air while you're watching a movie? Read about this latest gimmick for movie theaters at Gizmodo.

 

20 years ago today, the Keanu Reeves vehicle Johnny Mnemonic debuted in Japan more than a month before its U.S. release. Watch a Japanese trailer for the very dated sci-fi movie, which there was titled J.M.:

 

 

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