Today in Movie Culture: The Science of 'The Matrix,' Martin Scorsese in Focus and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Science of 'The Matrix,' Martin Scorsese in Focus and More

Sep 03, 2015

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

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Speaking of Keanu Reeves, for Nerdist Kyle Hill looks into the plausibility of The Matrix, specifically how humans serve as batteries for the title virtual world:

 

Movie Parody of the Day:

Your kids have to learn about sexual pleasure sometime, right? Cookie Monster stars in Sesame Street's take on When Harry Met Sally, and they do go there with a parody of the "I'll have what she's having" bit:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Filmscalpel spotlights close-ups on eyes in Martin Scorsese movies:

 

Online Film School:

Learn what a Dutch Angle is from Fandor Keyrame and this illustrative montage of shots from famous movies:

 

Cosplay of the Day: 

One woman made herself up to look like Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn, all new Suicide Squad versions (via KamiKame):

 

Film Festival Trailer of the Day:

It's not enough that the programming for this year's Beyond Fest is amazing, but they had to go and dub a scene from The Shining that makes it all sound even more exciting/terrifying:

 

Film Festival Contest of the Day:

Fantastic Fest is crowd-sourcing its bumpers again, this time holding a contest where you remake a scene from your favorite movie, but cast only kids as the characters. Here's one based on Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. Warning NSFW language.

 

Supercut of the Day:

We've seen enough supercuts of villains lately, so it's time for the heroes to get their spotlight (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the premiere of Christopher Nolan's Memento at the Venice Film Festival. Celebrate the occasion by watching the innovative thriller's original trailer below.

 

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