Today in Movie Culture: The Lonely Island's Unused Oscars Song, Charles Barkley 'Star Wars' Spoof and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Lonely Island's Unused Oscars Song, Charles Barkley 'Star Wars' Spoof and More

Mar 05, 2018

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

 

Unused Oscars Musical Number of the Day:

Apparently the guys from The Lonely Island pitched a musical number for this year's Oscars but it was deemed “financially and logistically impossible," so they shared the awards-satirizing song online instead:

 

Star Wars Parody of the Day:

Charles Barkley stars as a confused Jedi in this also-unaired J.J. Abrams-introduced Saturday Night Live sketch for The Mos Eisley Five: A Star Wars Story:

 

Alternative Movie Posters of the Day:

Get ready for the '80s and '90s nostalgia explosion of Ready Player One with this gallery of posters pay homage to classic movies of that era:

Ready Player One (Homage Posters)

 

 

Commercial of the Day:

Speaking of classic movie tributes, here's the Academy Museum ad parodying The Shining that aired during the Oscars last night:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

James Ivory, who becamse the oldest Oscar winner in history last night, poses on the set of his movie The Wild Party in 1974:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Fandor celebrates Oscar nominee and lifetime achievement honoree Agnes Varda with this video by Luis Azevedo highlighting the sounds of her films:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

The latest Channel Criswell video essay looks at how Requiem for a Dream structures self-destruction:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

The sign of a great comic book movie villain is the passion that people put into cosplaying as that character, like here:

 

 

Movie Food of the Day:

See how to make tiny pawpsicles from Frozen courtesy of Oh My Disney:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week is the 20th anniversary of the release of U.S. Marshals. Watch the original trailer for the classic Fugitive spin-off below. 

 

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