Today in Movie Culture: How Jordan Peele Transitioned From Comedy to Horror, Nicolas Cage in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and More

Today in Movie Culture: How Jordan Peele Transitioned From Comedy to Horror, Nicolas Cage in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and More

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

Filmmaker in Focus:

With Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature, Us, hitting theaters this weekend, Vulture looks at the filmmaker’s career as he seamlessly jumped from being a sketch comedy star to the hottest new horror writer and director. The key to the transition, as pointed out in this video, is that comedy and horror aren’t that dissimilar:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Speaking of Peele, fans noticed that he was dressed too closely to Jack Nicholson’s character from The Shining during a recent interview, and of course the filmmaker acknowledged the surely intentional comparison on Twitter. This is celebrity cosplay at its finest:

 

Alternate Casting of the Day:

What if Nicolas Cage was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? No, not as Ghost Rider, a Marvel character he played in two non-MCU movies, but as every other role. Derpfakes uses the deepfake technique to cast Cage in all the parts featured in the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer, including Captain Marvel and Thor:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Fans can’t wait to see Captain Marvel meeting the rest of the characters in the MCU, including fellow queer icon Valkyrie. Brie Larson herself shared some fan art this week featuring her titular Captain Marvel superhero holding Tessa Thompson’s scene-stealing Thor: Ragnarok warrior while in flight:

 

Fan Theory of the Day:

Now that Captain Marvel has been out for two weeks, it’s time to dig into spoiler-filled speculation about what the movie means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and its past. In their latest video, That Film Theory examines the clues fans have been spotting that hint at a twist reveal concerning a franchise mainstay:

 

Movie Craft of the Day:

Production designers don’t get enough recognition in general, especially for animated features, but Justin K. Thompson’s work on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse deserves special attention. Fortunately, here he is in a video for SyFy Wire presenting and discussing his designs for the movie for our appreciation:

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Speaking of Spider-Man, one of the flashback scenes in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse calls back to the subway-stopping sequence from Spider-Man 2. Could the web-slinger really halt a train like that? In real life, that is? In the latest Because Science video, Kyle Hill scientifically offers the answer:

 

Remixed Movie of the Day:

Want to get down to the sounds of Aquaman? Eclectic Method has taken the DC superhero movie’s sound effects, dialogue and some music cues and turned them into a kind of industrial-techno dance track. Watch and listen and move your feet to Aquaman remixed here:

 

Alternate Song Lyrics of the Day:

We’re all now very familiar with the lyrics to the Oscar-winning song “Shallow” from A Star is Born, but could there be other words to the tune? The latest Bad Lip Reading video dubs alternate lyrics that still seem to be coming out of the mouths of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga during their Academy Awards performance:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Speaking of Oscar winners, a new Discarded Image video essay by Luis Azevedo looks at Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite and applies the lessons of the book How To Win Friends and Influence People to explore how the movie depicts its characters attempts to achieve success:

 

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