Today in Movie Culture: Lost 'Star Wars' Creatures, Movies That Influenced 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and More

Today in Movie Culture: Lost 'Star Wars' Creatures, Movies That Influenced 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and More

Aug 16, 2017

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

 

Effects Showcase of the Day:

Tested pays a visit to Phil Tippett's studio and showcase some of the unused holochess pieces made for Star Wars:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Many have likened Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to The Empire Strikes Back, but Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why it's most like Return of the Jedi:

 

Movie Influences of the Day:

See the movies that influenced Raiders of the Lost Ark side by side with Steven Spielberg's homage-heavy adventure movie:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Learn how to make a cheap and easy Captain Jack Sparrow getup from Pirates of the Caribbean from the DIY Costume Squad:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

James Cameron, who turns 63 today, directs Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Joe Morton on the set of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which is getting a 3D re-release this month: 

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

Fandor honors the work of Lucille Ball on the big screen in this Women in Film video essay:

 

Remixed Movie of the Day:

Pogo's latest dance remix of a movie is "Boy & Bear," featuring Disney's Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin:

 

Movie Food of the Day:

Speaking of Disney animated features, Oh My Disney shows how to make a tiny version of the stacked cake from Sleeping Beauty:

 

Movie Takedown of the Day:

Cody Johnston of Cracked explains why The Wizard of Oz is a worse movie than you remember:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day: 

Today is the 35th anniversary of the release of The Beastmaster. Watch the original trailer for the classic fantasy film below. 

 

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