Today in Movie Culture: The Philosophy of the 'Saw' Movies, How Thanos May Be Defeated in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Philosophy of the 'Saw' Movies, How Thanos May Be Defeated in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and More

Oct 23, 2017

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


Franchise Analysis of the Day:

With the sequel Jigsaw out this Friday, Wisecrack explores the philosophy of the Saw movies:


Fan Theory of the Day:

Cracked takes a guess that Thanos will wind up defeating himself in Avengers: Infinity War in this video about the villain's big weakness:


Reworked Movie of the Day:

Is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice better with sports commentators talking over the superhero fight? See Auralnauts's new video below:


Musical Number Redo of the Day:

Here's a great alternative version of the opening musical number from La La Land by foreign language school students in China (via Filmbrain):


Vintage Image of the Day:

The very tall author-turned-filmmaker Michael Crichton, who was born on this day in 1942, towers over stars Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold while directing a scene for Coma in 1977:


Filmmaker in Focus:

Fandor answers the question of who is Spike Jonze in this video highlighting his work as an actor, director, Oscar-winning screenwriter, skateboarder and more:


Filmmaking Lesson of the Day:

In the first part of a new series, video essayist Patrick Willems uses a Wallace and Gromit short to show how to make a perfect action scene:  


Cosplay of the Day:

Cosplayers go bowling in this Mineralblu video of a New York Comic Con after party featuring fans of ItDeadpool and more:


Alternative Poster of the Day:

Speaking of It, here's one of the latest entries in artist Matt Talbot's 31 horror posters project for this month:



Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 25th anniversary of the limited release of Quentin Tarantino's feature debut, Reservoir Dogs. Watch the original trailer for the classic crime film below. 




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