Today in Movie Culture: Ken Loach's 'Star Wars,' New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Toys and More

Today in Movie Culture: Ken Loach's 'Star Wars,' New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Toys and More

Aug 21, 2015

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

 

Movie Truth of the Day:

The Film Theorists consider the scientific possibility of the title character from Hitman: Agent 47 having bulletproof skin:

 

Alternate Dimension Movie of the Day:

Here's what Star Wars might look like if Ken Loach wrote and directed it (via Topless Robot):

 

Toys of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars, here's a gallery of all the new toys hitting stores on September 4, aka Force Friday (via /Film):

Hasbro Force Friday Catalog

 

Fan Financial System of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars again, these coins are apparently legal tender in the island country of Niue. So are coins with Disney Princess and Doctor Who characters on them (via BuzzFeed). 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Speaking of Doctor Who, it's not often we get to highlight that franchise on a movie site, but this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the UK release of the film Doctor Who and the Daleks. So here's a photo of the Daleks getting ready to be shipped from Shepperton Studios to the Cannes Film Festival, which happened in a few months earlier:

 

Supercut of the Day:

Another kind of supercut that we can't have too many of is the robots in movies supercut. This one is as worth sharing as any other (via Live for Films):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

This guy mashes up Gaston from Beauty and the Beast and Wolverine. Now he just needs a friend to combine Disney's Beast with the X-Men's Beast (via Fashionably Geek).

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

The British Film Institute presents Anna Karina's guide to being mesmerizing:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Here's a depiction of what the title character from Princess Mononoke might look like "Years Later" (via Deviant Art):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Although officially widely released on October 11, 1985, Savage Steve Holland's Better Off Dead initially opened in about a dozen theaters 30 years ago this weekend. Watch the original trailer for the comedy, which stars John Cusack, below.

 

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