Today in Movie Culture: Superman v. J. Jonah Jameson, 'La La Land' Opening Number Test Run and More

Today in Movie Culture: Superman v. J. Jonah Jameson, 'La La Land' Opening Number Test Run and More

Feb 21, 2017

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

 

Mashup of the Day:

The way movies are shot and edited today, putting J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in the Daily Planet with Man of Steel's Clark Kent and Lois Lane seems easy, but it's also perfect (via ComicBook.com)

 

Alternate Poster of the Day:

Speaking of Amy Adams, here's a beautiful poster for Arrival by Oksana Grivina. See more fan art and posters inspired by this year's Oscar nominees, including La La Land and Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyat Design Culture.

 

Awards Show Takedown of the Day:

Speaking of the Oscars, Honest Trailers rips through all of this year's Best Picture nominees with help from the president:

 

Oscars Montage of the Day:

And here's a timely supercut of the final scenes of the last 45 Best Picture winners (via Film School Rejects):

 

Behind the Scenes Video of the Day:

Okay, one more Oscars-related item, here's a Damien Chazelle's iPhone footage of a rehearsal of the opening number from La La Land (via /Film):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Apparently Anthony Daniels, who turns 71 today, could wear regular pants while playing C-3PO when his legs weren't in the shot, as evidenced in this photo from the set of The Empire Strikes Back in 1979:

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Random Group of Celebrities of the Day:

For Josh Gad's latest attempt to get Star Wars secrets out of Daisy Ridley, he's gathered various stars and filmmakers to do his bidding:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Daniel Clarkson Fisher highlights the theme of surveillance in Steven Spielberg movies in this thoughtful video essay:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

In addition to being Black History Month, February is also the annual #28DaysOfBlackCosplay. Here's a woman who fills the month up with lots of great looks (via Rob Liefeld):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of One Million Years B.C. starring Raquel Welch. Watch the original trailer for the classic fantasy film below. 

 

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