Today in Movie Culture: Richard Linklater Discusses His Career, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in Lego and More

Today in Movie Culture: Richard Linklater Discusses His Career, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in Lego and More

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

 

Filmmaker in Focus

Richard Linklater’s latest movie, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, opens in theaters this weekend. For the occasion, the filmmaker teams up with Vanity Fair to break down his whole career, from his debut short film, Woodshock, through Dazed and Confused, the Before trilogy and his award-winning Boyhood:

 

Recast Movies of the Day

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are an immediately iconic movie duo in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, but what if two other actors had their roles? Here’s a Late Late Show sketch with James Corden and Josh Gad as the stars of that movie plus Fast & Furious: Presents Hobbs & Shaw and Toy Story 4:

 

Drawing Lesson of the Day

How would you like to create your own fan art inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold? Now you can easily with the latest lesson from Pierre Pompoup. Watch the tutorial via Kigu Studios on drawing a caricature of Dora star Isabela Moner as she portrays a grown version fo the Dora and the Explorer character:

 

Cosplay of the Day

Fans of Dora the Explorer come in all ages, as we can see from this cosplayer dressing up in anticipation of the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The colorful outfit is actually not very difficult to get right, but the Backpack addition here is what really makes the look work perfectly:

 

Movie Logo Evolution of the Day

If you’ve seen the new live-action reimagining of The Lion King, you hopefully noticed there’s yet another movie-specific redesign of the Walt Disney Pictures logo. In honor of that version, here’s a video celebrating the logo’s other alternates from 1985 through the recent sequel Mary Poppins Returns:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

The shark thriller 47 Meters Down: Uncaged opens this weekend, so let’s take a look at the intense two-year-old movie that spawned the sequel. Courtesy of Movieclips, here is the original trailer for 47 Meters Down, which was released in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017:

 

Remade Movie Scene of the Day:

Now that Spider-Man: Far From Home has been out a while, we don’t have to worry about spoilers. But if you haven’t yet seen the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, you might want to avoid this next video, in which the final battle is redone in Lego by Custom World:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

Avengers: Endgame being on home video isn’t stopping the movie from continued success in theaters. It’s the biggest box office hit of all time, after all. We want to still see Cap fight Cap on the big screen! And now we can learn how they made that scene courtesy of Marvel VFX supervisor Dan DeLeeuw:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day

It’s no surprise that Back to the Future Part II is a big influence on Avengers: Endgame. They even namecheck the sequel in the MCU finale. But there are more connections between the two movies than the obvious. Here’s Couch T. with 24 ways Endgame is just like BTTF2:

 

Rap Battle of the Day

Speaking of comparing movies, the new Child’s Play remake has a very different Chucky doll than the 1988 original. Which version is better? That can only be decided via rap battle that lampoons both, and Aaron Fraser-Nash and KingHenrytheEtch have teamed up to give us one:

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