Today in Movie Culture: ‘Missing Link’ Music Video, ‘Shazam!’ Easter Eggs, the Real Places That Inspired ‘Pet Sematary’ and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Missing Link’ Music Video, ‘Shazam!’ Easter Eggs, the Real Places That Inspired ‘Pet Sematary’ and More

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


Music Video of the Day:

Laika’s latest stop-motion animated feature, Missing Link, arrives in theaters this Friday, but you can listen to a single off its soundtrack now. Actually, you can also watch the music video for the song, a cover of Walter Martin’s “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” performed by Sofia Reyes, courtesy of Warner Music here:


Easter Eggs of the Day:

Now that Shazam! has been out a few days, opened in first place at the box office and has been seen by millions around the world, it’s time for a look at all the superhero comedy’s Easter eggs, its connections to other DC Extended Universe installments and the comics and more. Mr. Sunday Movies details everything worth noticing, including cameos and what’s going on in the post-credits scene here:


Cosplay of the Day:

Just as Shazam! teaches us that we all have a superhero inside of us, this fan shows that we all have a cosplayer inside of us, too. Maybe we just don’t all want to wear the tights and capes, preferring instead to dress in the normal clothing of alter-egos. Get yourself a hoodie, cap and brown jacket and you too can cosplay as Billy Batson:


Remade Trailer of the Day:

Marvel released another teaser for Avengers: Endgame recently as a “special look” spot, so of course there’s now an animated re-creation of that video. This one is courtesy of Smart Aleck Comedy and it replaces footage from the upcoming superhero sequel with clips from various Marvel cartoons:


Fan Theory of the Day:

Cinematic universes are all over the place right now, but is Jordan Peele’s new horror movie set in the same world as his 2017 feature debut? Screen Rant considers the fan theory that Us and the Oscar-winner thriller Get Out are linked. Now we just need a name for their unifying franchise. Obviously, this video contains spoilers for both movies:


Movie Analysis of the Day:

Speaking of Us, ScreenPrism’s The Take digs into just the latest of Peele’s two movies in their latest video in an effort to explain what it’s all about. This analysis, which goes deep into the complex horror hit’s themes, symbols, and ending, is also, obviously, best watched after you see the movie:


Fan Art of the Day:

Us continues to inspire fantastic fan art of all kinds. Here’s an incredible painting that captures illustrator and fine artist Joanna Barnum’s impression of Jordan Peele’s immediate horror classic and, particularly, Lupita Nyong’o’s amazing dual performance in the movie:


Movie Location Tour of the Day:

How would you like to visit the real places depicted in the new Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary? Well, not the locations used in the movie itself (which are in Canada) but those spots in Bangor, Maine, that inspired King in his writing of the story many decades ago can be found in this travel piece from IGN:


Movie Critic Parody of the Day:

Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update introduced their new movie critic, “Terry Fink,” who reviewed a few recent releases, including Captain Marvel and Dumbo, after having watched them while on hallucinogenic drugs. Check out the brief sketch starring SNL regular Alex Moffat for a very weird trip and a lesson on how not to be a critic:


Movie Score Breakdown of the Day:

Apollo 11 continued its reign as the top-grossing documentary in theaters this past weekend, as NASA buffs and history lovers alike are still flocking to see the archival film. One of the most acclaimed elements of Apollo 11 is the score, and now we can learn more about it from this new TIFF Originals video featuring composer Matt Morton discussing his work and how he only used era-appropriate instruments:

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