Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Director Commentary, Tommy Wiseau Joins the Avengers and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Director Commentary, Tommy Wiseau Joins the Avengers and More

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

 

Director Commentary of the Day

How do you set up characters in a spinoff who are familiar to many but maybe not all viewers? For the New York Times, director David Leitch breaks down the split-screen montage at the beginning of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Watch the video with his commentary here:

 

Cosplay of the Day

Do people cosplay as Fast & Furious characters? Will anyone be attending showings of Hobbs & Shaw this weekend dressed up as Hobbs or Shaw?  Who knows if he’ll be back in the costume for the spin-off, but here’s a fan doing his best Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs a couple years ago to answer the first question:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

Speaking of Luke Hobbs, the release of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw has us looking back to the movie that introduced Dwayne Johnson to the Fast & Furious franchise. Courtesy of Movieclips, here’s the original trailer for the fifth installment, Fast Five, which opened in U.S. theaters on April 29, 2011:

 

Fan Art of the Day

Let’s not forget the other titular character of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Maybe fans aren’t cosplaying as Deckard Shaw, but here’s one devotee paying homage to the former villain of the Fast & Furious franchise with a terrific pencil drawing of actor Jason Statham in the role:

 

Movie Crew Person of the Day

Since doubling for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1, Zoe Bell has been an integral part of Quentin Tarantino’s movies, on screen and off. In honor of her appearance in and gig as stunt coordinator for Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the Hollywood Reporter shares a great profile on this action icon:

 

Movie Expert of the Day

There are stunt coordinators and then there are tactical stunt trainers like Taran Butler, who guided Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry in how to properly and realistically shoot guns for the latest John Wick movie, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Courtesy of Insider, here’s a video showing the actors’ lessons:

 

Drawing Lesson of the Day

The Lion King might not top the box office again this weekend, but with the live-action reimagining still going strong in theaters, Pierre Pompoup has another art lesson inspired by Disney’s latest blockbuster. This time we get to learn how to draw everyone’s favorite warthog, Pumbaa:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

Even as Avengers: Endgame heads to home video, the movie continues to draw fans into theaters worldwide. Now Marvel shows us how the Hulk was portrayed through the combined performance of actor Mark Ruffalo and the digital wizardry of the MCU installment’s VFX team:

 

Movie Mashup of the Day

Avengers; Endgame is the biggest movie of the year and features so many characters already, but could it have been even better with two more actors? Here’s a video in which cult film favorites Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are inserted into Endgame for a bit of a crossover with their infamous movie The Room:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day

With Spider-Man: Far From Home in theaters and our having recently seen multiple versions of Spidey in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, MatPat’s latest Film Theory video compares the three live-action webslinger franchises to determine which Peter Parker portrayal would come out on top in a battle royale:

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