Today in Movie Culture: ‘Greta’ Director Commentary, ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Nods to Past Spider-Man Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Greta’ Director Commentary, ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Nods to Past Spider-Man Movies and More

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

 

Director Commentary of the Day:

Greta is now in theaters, so for the New York Times, Neil Jordan breaks down a big scene from the thriller featuring a spat between Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Hubbert with a voiceover commentary:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is back in theaters today, including on IMAX screens, so you’ll get to revisit all of its many references to past Spider-Man movies. Or check out this video showing the visual allusions side by side with the original live-action versions:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

In honor of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse winning the Oscar and now that the hit movie is back in theaters, here’s some art from a congratulatory fan:

 

History Lesson of the Day:

With the acclaimed documentary Apollo 11 now playing on IMAX screens, you can experience NASA’s mission to the Moon on the biggest screens possible. There’s not much exposition in the film, though, so get ready by watching this video full of trivia about man’s giant leap of a historical achievement:

 

Character Guide of the Day:

Captain Marvel arrives in theaters in just one week, and Marvel wants to fill us all in on some important background material before we see the 21st installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s a video detailing everything we need to know about the alien race known as the Kree:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Even though Captain Marvel isn’t out for a whole week, we’re starting to see a lot of fans acknowledging their excited anticipation on social media, including those showing off themselves cosplaying as the main character. Here’s one of many:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

One week out from the release of Captain Marvel and less than two months from the release of Avengers: Endgame, Patrick Willems takes on the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe in a discussion of the franchise’s limitations:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day:

China’s ginormous blockbuster hit The Wandering Earth is now playing worldwide, allowing audiences everywhere to appreciate its impressive special effects. Here’s a video from the effects studio Weta revealing how some of that movie magic was made:

 

Promotional Prank of the Day:

Ahead of the release of Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, writer/director Tyler Perry made an appearance at the Oscars, where backstage he hung up a picture of himself as Madea holding a bunch of Oscars she supposedly has won in the dressing room. Here he is explaining the prank and how it went longer than he expected on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is now in theaters, and this is the last Madea movie ever, so we’re looking back on past installments of the blockbuster comedy franchise. Here’s the original trailer for the seventh installment, Madea’s Witness Protection, which was released in theaters on June 29, 2012:

Like it? Share it:

Next Article by Christopher Campbell

The Week in Movie News: Oscar Winners and Highlights, ‘Aquaman 2’ Officially in the Works and More

The Week in Movie News: Oscar Winners and Highlights, ‘Aquaman 2’ Officially in the Works and More