Today in Movie Culture: The Endurance of 'The Dark Knight,' Funny 'Batgirl' Auditions and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Endurance of 'The Dark Knight,' Funny 'Batgirl' Auditions and More

Jul 20, 2018

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


Video Essay of the Day:

For Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight by looking at its enduring legacy: 


Auditions of the Day:

Conan O'Brien presents mock auditions for DC's Batgirl movie, featuring Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Tig Notaro and Nick Offerman:

Cosplay of the Day:

Sorry for the potential Avengers: Infinity War spoiler, but this cosplay from Comic-Con is too great not to share:


Fan Theory of the Day:

The latest edition of That Film Theory explores the possibility that the contest in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is rigged:


Movie Review of the Day:

The Onion's Peter K. Rosenthal explains why anyone not seeing Mama Mia! Here We Go Again is a miserable human being:


Re-worked Movie of the Day:

Mashable took the iconic bank vault chase sequence from Fast Five and dubbed it with only sounds created vocally:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Dame Diana Rigg, who turns 80 today, relaxes on the set of the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Actor in the Spotlight:

This video from Dimitri Bitu showcases all the instances when Christopher Lee played Dracula on screen:


Filmmaker in Focus:

In the latest Must See Films video essay, Darren explores Stanley Kubrick's idea of the "economy of statement" of cinema:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Midnight Run. Watch the original trailer for the classic movie below. 




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