Today in Movie Culture: The Problem With Superhero Landings, Rethinking the 'Usual Suspects' Twist and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Problem With Superhero Landings, Rethinking the 'Usual Suspects' Twist and More

May 31, 2018

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

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Inspired by Deadpool 2, Kyle Hill explains in the latest edition of Because Science why the "superhero landing" is bad for you:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Speaking of movie science, this video essay looks at how science and scientists are wrongly portrayed in movies (via /Film):

 

Fan Theory of the Day:

This video from That Film Theory looks into the theory that the twist ending of The Usual Suspects isn't actually what we think it is:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Dimitri Bitu compares scenes from Eddie the Eagle with footage of the real Eddie Edwards side by side:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Clint Eastwood, who turns 88 today, behind the camera on the set of Don Siegel's Coogan's Bluff in 1967:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

In honor of Cillian Murphy's recent birthday, Philip Brubaker looks at the actor's "dark charm" in this video for Fandor:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

The focus is on Christopher Nolan again, with this video showing how his movies relate to the work of artist M.C. Escher:

 

Screenwriting Lesson of the Day:

Lessons from the Screenplay's Michael Tucker dissects two character arcs in the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars, here's some awesome gender-swapped Han Solo cosplay in honor of Solo:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 30th anniversary of the release of Vampire's Kiss. Watch the original trailer for the Nicolas Cage cult classic below. 

 

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