Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

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


Movie Franchise Trivia of the Day:

With one week to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, everyone is looking back at the last 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For their recapping fun, IMDb and narrator Brandon Hardesty share some trivial information in a video that breaks the MCU down by the numbers:


Cosplay of the Day:

Will Valkyrie finally show up again in Avengers: Endgame? Will she get to meet Captain America? Who knows, but these cosplaying BFFs have made the encounter happen in the fandom arena, because anything can happen there.


Fan Film of the Day:

Speaking of the fandom arena, here’s something else that can happen there: cats cosplaying as the various Avengers from Infinity War and Endgame as they fight an even bigger threat than Thanos: their owner. Not that pets should fear the hand that feeds them, but sometimes it’s easy to mistake a toy Infinity Gauntlet for the real thing.


Movie Franchise Recap of the Day:

While some fans are recapping the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of the opening of Endgame, some are looking at specific titles that need more recognition. In this video, Felix Walton narrows in on two installments of the MCU that he considers underrated: The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: First Avenger:


Movie Recap of the Day:

Pretty much everyone saw Avengers: Infinity War, and many more are catching up with the movie in anticipation of next week’s Avengers: Endgame release. But maybe some small children had to skip the MCU installment and need a toned down version. Well, here are the stars of Endgame reading a children’s book version of Infinity War for the little ones, via Jimmy Kimmel Live:


VFX Showcase of the Day:

Avenger: Infinity War had some very impressive digital effects on display in the portrayal of Thanos, and that movie magic is expected to be just as great if not better in Endgame. The previous installment’s visual effect achievement can be seen on display in the following CG Record video highlighting the best in-house VFX tools from such companies as ILM and Weta, the latter being responsible for the Thanos wizardry:


Director Cameo of the Day:

There’s nothing like a director cameoing in their own movie, whether it’s Hitchcock missing the bus at the start of North by Northwest or David F. Sandberg as one of the Crocodile Men in the DC villains’ brief appearance in Shazam! Here’s a look at the filmmaker going through his makeup process to take on the role:


Director Commentary of the Day:

The latest installment in the Conjuring Universe, The Curse of La Llorona, is now in theaters. For the New York Times, the movie’s director, Michael Chaves, breaks down a chilling scene from the horror release:


Easter Eggs of the Day:

Now that we’re nearing the release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu, we can go back and dig through the trailers for the movie. And what are we looking for? Easter eggs, of course. Here’s Insider’s breakdown of all the Pokémon and other details you might not have caught yourself:


Video Essay of the Day:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues to reign as the top-grossing animated movie of the year, and now it’s due for some heavy analysis. Here’s a video essay from Filmento that goes deep into how the final installment of the trilogy managed to maintain the quality of the previous two How to Train Your Dragon installments:

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