Today in Movie Culture: The Real Story of 'SPECTRE,' Jar Jar's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Posters and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Real Story of 'SPECTRE,' Jar Jar's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Posters and More

Nov 05, 2015

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

 

Movie Analysis of the Day:

The Onion's review of SPECTRE argues that it's a movie about an alcoholic named James Bond (Daniel Craig) and his sponsor, played by Christoph Waltz:

 

Movie Parody of the Day:

Speaking of James Bond, the character's inability to not wreck beautiful cars he's driving is satirized in the following sketch from Daniel Craig's recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (via /Film):

 

Movie Influencer of the Day:

Mario Bava gets the spotlight in this video essay from The Film Theorists on how he influenced Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who died of cancer at age 65 yesterday, on the set of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial with Henry Thomas in 1981. R.I.P.

 

Movie Science of the Day:

For Nerdist's Because Science, Kyle Hill explains how hoverboards (from Back to the Future Part II and now in real life) work:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Ryan Reynolds dressed as his own character, Deadpool, for Halloween and hilariously hung out with some kids dressed as X-Men characters (via Geek.com):

 

Movie Poster Parodies of the Day:

Jar Jar Binks has already been thrown into the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers and the primary poster, so it's essential he make his way into the new character posters, too (via The Playlist):

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Jorge Luengo showases the voyeurism of Alfred Hitchock movies in his latest supercut:

 

Movie Lover Fantasy of the Day:

This commercial for UK cable channel Sky Movies has us wishing we could wander into our favorite movies:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

With The Peanuts Movie opening this weekend, let's take a look at the gang's first full-length motion picture. Watch the original trailer for A Boy Named Charlie Brown below.

 

 

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