Today in Movie Culture: Thanos vs. Iconic Movie Characters, the Science of 'Mortal Engines' and More

Today in Movie Culture: Thanos vs. Iconic Movie Characters, the Science of 'Mortal Engines' and More

Nov 29, 2018

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

 

Mashup of the Day:

Who could defeat Thanos in Avengers 4? Darth Blender brings Gandalf, Optimus Prime, Chuck Norris and many more movie icons into the mix:

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Looking to the upcoming movie Mortal Engines, Kyle Hill scientifically explores the possibility of putting an entire city on wheels:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Speaking of Marvel movies, Couch Tomato shares 24 reasons why Ant-Man and the Wasp is the same movie as The Aventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension:

 

Film History of the Day:

Here's a TED Talk from Franklin Leonard, creator of The Black List, about how he accidentally changed the way movies are made:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Silent film star Mildred Harris, who was born on this day in 1901, was only married to Charlie Chaplin for two years and had been acting for many years before they wed, but she was billed as "Mrs. Charlie Chaplin" for the release of 1919's Home:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

For Fandor, Luis Azevedo highlights the sounds of Roma and Children of Men filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron:

 

Reworked Movie of the Day:

Here's a reimagining of Disney's Zootopia if it was an anime feature:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

This video essay from ScreenPrism digs into the meaning of the birds in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Who needs a clown for their kid's birthday party? This Pennywise from It cosplayer will give even the parents nightmares:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

This week is the 10th anniversary of the release of Gus Van Sant's Milk. Watch the original trailer for the Oscar-winning biopic below. 

 

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