Today in Movie Culture: Han Solo vs. Jar-Jar Binks, 'Harry Potter' Inspires Spider Scientists and More

Today in Movie Culture: Han Solo vs. Jar-Jar Binks, 'Harry Potter' Inspires Spider Scientists and More

Dec 14, 2016

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

 

Character Battle of the Day: 

Wonder what ever happened to Jar-Jar Binks? It turns out Han Solo took care of him, as shown in this Star Wars mashup from Darren Wallace:

 

Genre Study of the Day:

For Fandor Keyframe, Philip Brubaker highlights the ways Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is properly bringing back the space opera:

 

New Animal Species of the Day:

Check out this newly discovered spider, the name of which was inspired by the Harry Potter movies (via Geekologie):

 

Year-End Recap of the Day:

We've got another video highlighting the year in film to share, this one focused on the best of cinema from The Moviejerk (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Supercut of the Day:

This video doesn't just highlight the appearance of books in movies. These are books that look great in movies (via Cinematic Montage Creators): 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Dee Wallace, who was born on this day in 1948, poses with her co-star for a promotional photo on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:

 

Actress in the Spotlight:

Margot Robbie is having a moment this year, and Rachel Dratch has to escape it through an obstacle course highlighting the Suicide Squad star's amazing year with guidance from Billy Eichner:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Want to direct movies like David Fincher? The Film Guy shows us some of his signatures if you're out to imitate his style:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

The Nerdwriter is frustrated by how many not good, not bad, just "passable" movies there are lately and explores why that is:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day: 

Today is the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Royal Tenenbaums. Watch the original trailer for the Wes Anderson classic below. 

 

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