Today in Movie Culture: Brad Pitt Interviews an Astronaut for ‘Ad Astra,’ the ‘Downton Abbey’ Experience and More

Today in Movie Culture: Brad Pitt Interviews an Astronaut for ‘Ad Astra,’ the ‘Downton Abbey’ Experience and More

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

 

Movie Science of the Day

A lot of real science was researched for the new sci-fi movie Ad Astra, and a lot of real scientists were consulted. Now, it’s time for the movie’s star, Brad Pitt, to learn more about life in space. Here he is in a NASA video interviewing astronaut Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station:

 

Director Commentary the Day

For more discussion of Ad Astra, we turn to the latest Anatomy of a Scene video from the New York Times. Writer/director James Gray presents an action sequence featuring Brad Pitt set on the Moon, and he explains, in voiceover commentary, how this part of the movie was filmed:

 

Movie Theater Promotion of the Day

With the release of the Downton Abbey movie this weekend, fans are just happy to have more of their beloved upstairs/downstairs drama. But those in L.A. get an extra treat in the form of ArcLight Cinemas’ “Downton Abbey Experience,” which virtually puts the fans right into that world. See a preview here:

 

Custom Fan Build of the Day

Fans of the Rambo movies are also excited this weekend as the fifth installment, Rambo: Last Blood, is now in theaters. For those wanting to feel like they’re part of John Rambo’s world, here’s a video from FullMag showcasing custom exploding arrows similar to those seen in Sylvester Stallone’s iconic movie franchise:

 

Fan Art of the Day

Rambo was turned into a comic book in the 1980s, but it was short-lived. Should there be a new comic adapted or spun-off from Rambo: Last Blood? In honor of Fan Art Friday, here’s a piece that imagines what the cover would look like if the new movie were translated to the pages of Marvel Comics:

 

Actor in the Spotlight

In the new adaptation of The Goldfinch, which is now in theaters, Sarah Paulson delivers another memorable performance as the girlfriend of the main character’s father. To help promote the movie, GQ got the actress to discuss her most iconic roles to date, including those in 12 Years a Slave and Ocean’s 8:

 

Character in Close Up

Fans of Stephen King’s It novel might wish there was more of Stan Uris in the movies, especially as a grown up in It Chapter Two. And viewers not familiar with the book might wish to know more about him, Here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a deeper look at the character and his psychology, as written:

 

Remade Movie Scene of the Day

One of the most memorable moments of It Chapter Two is when Pennywise the Clown confronts, haunts and taunts adult Richie near the Paul Bunyan statue that attacked him as a teenager. Now you can revisit the scene recreated in Lego form with this video from Animations Seen:

 

Musical Parody of the Day

What if Warner Bros. remade the It movies someday as musical animated features? In honor of the release of It Chapter Two, here is a parody of the first installment featuring Pennywise the Dancing Clown singing the plot while the Losers Club backs him up on drums, guitar, etc.

 

Music Video of the Day

The Disney sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil comes out in one month, but you can already get advance tickets for the movie. You can also now check out the single “You Can’t Stop the Girl,” from the soundtrack. Here’s an official lyric video for the song, which is performed by Bebe Rexha:

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