Today in Movie Culture: A Western Filmed During the Eclipse, Marvel's 'The Defenders' Easter Eggs and More

Today in Movie Culture: A Western Filmed During the Eclipse, Marvel's 'The Defenders' Easter Eggs and More

Aug 21, 2017

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


Short Film of the Day:

The short film Western Sol was filmed and broadcast live during today's solar eclipse. You can watch the finished product here:


Film History of the Day:

And in honor of today's solor eclipse, Birth.Movies.Death presented a history of eclipses in the movies and on TV:


Easter Eggs of the Day:

You've had the whole weekend to watch all of Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix, so here's Mr. Sunday Movies with all the Easter eggs in the series:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Carrie-Anne Moss, who turns 50 today, receives direction from Christopher Nolan on the set of Memento in 1999:


Retro Trailer of the Day:

Damien Kazan imagines what it would have been like to have Alien: Covenant come out when the original four Alien movies did with this fake VHS release trailer:


Video Essay of the Day:

Speaking of the Alien movies (well, their directors), Fandor looks at the color aesthetics of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie:


Actor in the Spotlight:

In honor of The Hitman's Bodyguard topping the box office over the weekend, here's Burger Fiction with the evolution of Ryan Reynolds's career:


Cosplay of the Day:

The best thing about Edward Scissorhands cosplay is the cosplayer is always totally unrecognizable:



Movie Trivia of the Day:

Monster Squad recently turned 30 years old, so CineFix shares some stumpers about the cult classic:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week is the 30th anniversary of the release of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. Watch the original trailer for the gross-out movie below.




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