Today in Movie Culture: Pixar Easter Eggs in ‘Toy Story 4,’ ’Godzilla’ Franchise Recap and More

Today in Movie Culture: Pixar Easter Eggs in ‘Toy Story 4,’ ’Godzilla’ Franchise Recap and More

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

 

Easter Eggs of the Day:

Now that tickets are on sale for Toy Story 4, it’s time to go deep into the marketing that’s out there for the Pixar sequel. A couple months ago, fan Jace Diehl went through the animated feature’s trailer and found a number of Easter eggs, including references to Pixar movies Coco, Brave, Up, Monsters, Inc. and more:

 

Franchise Recap of the Day:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now in theaters, continuing a franchise started way back in 1954. You don’t need to know more than the recent Hollywood adaptations to enjoy the latest installment, but some familiarity with Godzilla history does make it even better. So, courtesy of Movieclips, here’s another chronological primer on 65 years worth of movies:

 

Supercut of the Day:

If that recap wasn’t enough for you, perhaps a different kind of franchise retrospective is in order. In anticipation of the new movie and in tribute to “the big guy,” Ross Peacock of Rossatron has created a supercut of all the Godzilla movies set to the classic Blue Oyster Cult song of the same name, as covered by Bear McCreary with Serj Tankian for the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Wearing a Godzilla suit to the movies isn’t necessarily the most comfortable experience, so fans set on cosplaying to screenings of Godzilla: King of the Monsters need to come up with other options. Here’s a guy who figured out the most clever idea using only his foot and some lights to recreate the movie’s poster. What should he do with the rest of his parts, though?

 

Movie Science of the Day:

The new Godzilla movies of the MonsterVerse franchise have enlarged the titular creature and the rest of the kaiju accompanying and/or battling him. But were the flying monsters increased enough in size compared to the others? In the latest edition of Because Science, Kyle Hill examines this inquiry:

 

Reworked Trailer of the Day:

What if Godzilla: King of the Monsters but with pets? The UK-based website Joe has recreated the trailer for the new MonsterVerse installment and replaced the kaiju with adorable costumed dogs and cats. You’ve got Pugzilla instead of Godzilla, Catdorah instead of King Ghidorah and Dogra instead of Mothra. Watch “Pugzilla: King of the Dogsters” here via Twitter:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Are all monster movies the same? The Meg might have seemed like a Jaws knockoff on its surface, but the 2018 prehistoric shark thriller also has a lot in common with a more recent creature feature. Here’s Couch Tomato with 24 reasons The Meg is basically the same movie as the 2014 Godzilla remake:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the titular kaiju battles some of his most iconic foes, and next time we see the giant antihero he’ll be going up against King Kong in Godzilla vs. Kong. Where can the franchise go after that? How about Godzilla vs. Transformers, as teased in this mashup fan art shared via Twitter:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

In honor of the release of Ma, we’re also celebrating the career of Juliette Lewis, with help from Eclectic Method. This time they’ve created a “silent” supercut of images of the Oscar-nominated actress in speechless moments from such movies as Natural Born Killers and Cape Fear, edited together and set to music:

 

Character in Close-up:

Avengers: Endgame continues to smash box office records as it veers awfully close to the top of the all-time worldwide chart. The 22nd installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe therefore has something in common with one of its main characters, Hulk. The Avenger who loves to smash things now has another unofficial anthem courtesy of Aaron Fraser-Nash, this one set to the tune of M.OP.’s “Ante Up” and covering Bruce Banner’s MCU arc:

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