Today in Movie Culture: Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern Return to 'City Slickers,' Buzz Lightyear vs. Darth Vader and More

Today in Movie Culture: Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern Return to 'City Slickers,' Buzz Lightyear vs. Darth Vader and More

Feb 02, 2017

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

 

Movie Character Reunion of the Day:

 Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern reprise their City Slickers roles and crossover into Westworld in this Funny or Die parody: 

 

Movie Character Battle of the Day:

Since Toy Story's Emperor Zurg seems modeled after Darth Vader, it's not weird to see Buzz Lightyear fight the actual Star Wars villain (via Fashionably Geek):

 

Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of characters battling, here's an animated mashup of all the great movie action heroes in an epic gladiatorial match (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Fandor Keyframe looks at the power of the replay in Groundhog Day and other movies like it that have come before and after:

 

Film History Lesson of the Day:

Ever wonder why many cartoon characters, including Mickey Mouse, wear gloves? Vox Pop has the historical answers:

 

Adorable Cosplay of the Day:

Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae have both shared this photo of three young girls dressed like the movie's main characters (via THR):

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

With Rings out in theaters this week, Couch Tomato shows why It Follows is basically the same movie as The Ring:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Mr. Nerdista looks at the work of Arrival director Denis Villeneuve and how the filmmaker explores humanity:

 

Oscars Montage of the Day:

Appreciate this year's contenders for the Academy Award for Best Director in Art of the Film's showcase of the nominees:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 75th anniversary of the release of Woman of the Year. Watch the original trailer for the Hepburn/Tracy classic below. 

 

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