Today in Movie Culture: Fake 'Star Wars' Live-Action Netflix Series, Pretend Real-life Proton Packs and More

Today in Movie Culture: Fake 'Star Wars' Live-Action Netflix Series, Pretend Real-life Proton Packs and More

Apr 01, 2016

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

 

Fake Netflix Series of the Day:

For April Fools' Day, IGN came up with a quality trailer for the fake live-action Netflix series Star Wars: Fury of Maul (via Live for Films):

 

Fake Movie Poster of the Day:

It wouldn't be April Fools' Day without a Star Wars gag involving Jar Jar Binks, and this fake poster for Rogue One is as good as it gets with the idea (via Olly Gibbs):

 

Mashup of the Day:

How It Should Have Ended throws a lightsaber into Kill Bill Vol. 1 and imagines Quentin Tarantino getting to direct the Jedi training of Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

 

Fake Merchandising of the Day:

Sony Pictures pretended to announce the production of real-life proton packs like those seen in Ghostbusters in this promotional video:

 

Vintage Film of the Day:

With it being April Fools' Day and all, now is a good occasion to watch the 1895 Louis Lumiere short The Sprinkler Sprinkled, which is considered the first comedy film and depicts a classic prank:

 

Fake Easter Eggs of the Day:

Pixar does a good job actually promoting their upcoming Finding Dory by pretending to reveal a hidden Easter egg we've been missing in their movies all this time:

 

Adorable Cosplay of the Day:

We'll let the cosplay go to the animals today with this cute look at what a Zootopia character looks like without the anthropomorphism:

 

Adorable Paintings of the Day:

Artist Heather Theurer creates "fine art" style paintings based on Disney animated classics, such as the Frozen piece below. See more at Imgur.

 

Film School for Free:

Learn how to do the Mission: Impossible-style realistic mask trick via Freddie Wong and RocketJump Film School (via Filmmaker IQ):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the release of the twisty thriller Primal Fear. Watch the original trailer for the movie that broke out Edward Norton below.

 

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