Today in Movie Culture: What If Harry Potter Was the Bad Guy, the Neuroscience of Zombies and More

Today in Movie Culture: What If Harry Potter Was the Bad Guy, the Neuroscience of Zombies and More

Aug 27, 2015

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

 

Movie Character Reinvention of the Day:

Every hero can be reimagined as a villain. Here's what it looks like when Harry Potter is reworked as the bad guy (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Fake Film History of the Day:

Key & Peele imagines what the writers room was like for Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It sounds a lot less conceivable before you see the actual sequel.

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Do you prefer movies and TV shows with fast zombies or slow zombies? Either way, here's Kyle Hill on the scientific difference between the two for Nerdist:

 

Star Wars of the Day:

Fans like seeing John Boyega with a lightsaber so much, they're adding the weapon to his scenes in Attack the Block:

 

Classic Cartoon of the Day:

Today is the 60th anniversary of the classic Looney Tunes animated short Hyde and Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, directed by Friz Freleng and inspired by Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Watch it in full below but with just the score track, featuring pre-recording material from the studio.

 

Movies in Real Life:

Someone made a real-life version of Luxo Jr., the lamp who starred in Pixar's very first short film and now features as part of their logo. Watch him in action (via Live for Films):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher, late 1950s. Reynolds was just announced for an honorary Oscar this fall, and Fisher is surely going to be tasked with presenting the award.

 

Amusement Park of the Day:

We've already shared photos of Banksy's Disneyland parody project, Dismaland, but now there's also a great trailer for the "bemusement park" (via /Film):

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Who knew Matilda and Chronicle are the same movie? Couch Tomato did:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Pierrot le Fou at the Venice Film Festival. It's one of Jean-Luc Godard's best movies, if not the best. Watch the original trailer for its US release, which came many years later, below.

 

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