Today in Movie Culture: 'Beauty and the Beast' as a 'Harry Potter' Sequel, the Evolution of Keanu Reeves and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Beauty and the Beast' as a 'Harry Potter' Sequel, the Evolution of Keanu Reeves and More

Feb 08, 2017

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

 

Mashup Trailer of the Day:

Surprise! It turns out Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast is actually a Harry Potter sequel about Hermione falling in love with Lord Voldemort, according to this impressive Pistol Shrimps mashup:

 

Parody Posters of the Day:

This weekend, John Wick: Chapter 2 goes up against Fifty Shades Darker, so here are some official posters for the former lampooning the latter:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

Speaking of John Wick: Chapter 2, in honor of the sequel here's Burger Fiction with an evolution of Keanu Reeves: 

 

Filmmaker Influence of the Day:

See how much Oscar nominee Moonlight was influenced by the work of Wong Kar-wai in this side-by-side comparison video by Alessio Marinacci (via IndieWire):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

James Dean, who was born on this day in 1931, outside a dressing room trailer on the set of Giant in 1955:

 

Fan Theory of the Day:

With a sequel currently in the works, a theory about a character from Pixar's The Incredibles is explored by ScreenRant:

 

Toy of the Day:

Speaking of Pixar movies, this Voltron-like transforming toy that combines Toy Story character figures into one massive robot actually exists and can be purchased (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Plot Hole Fill-In of the Day:

Ever wonder how Indiana Jones rides the submarine all the way to the Nazi base in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Ranker animates an answer:

 

Supercut of the Day: 

Speaking of Raiders of the Lost Ark, here's a montage from The New Inquiry of movie heroes taking out Nazis:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Big Fat Liar. Watch the original trailer for the Paul Giamatti classic below. 

 

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