Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Easter Eggs, Characters Margot Robbie Almost Played and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Easter Eggs, Characters Margot Robbie Almost Played and More

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


Easter Eggs of the Day

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is performing better than expected at the box office, and much of the audience seems to be nostalgic fans. Whether you are one of those diehard readers or a newcomer to the property, here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a guide to the movie’s Easter eggs tied to the books:


Cosplay of the Day

Disney’s new live-action reimagining of Aladdin gives Princess Jasmine a lot more to do, makes her more independent and stronger, and even features her in a solo number. Now here’s a fan who makes an even tougher version of the character in this armored portrayal inspired by another Disney movie:


Fan Film of the Day

Most cosplayers just wear their costumes to conventions and maybe movie screenings. Some go as far as doing extensive photo shoots in costume. And then there are fans who make little fan films of themselves cosplaying, like this one inspired by the release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold:


DIY Fan Art of the Day

Maybe Dora the Explorer just inspires a lot of creativity. Also in honor of the theatrical release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold, here’s balloon artist Keith Brinker with a tutorial on how fans can create the titular adventuring Latinx icon, in her younger cartoon form, using balloons and markers:


Style Trend of the Day

Another way fans can show their love for a movie is by not just dressing as a character but also styling themselves similarly. Brad Pitt’s look in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is appreciated so much that people are now getting their haircut like his character, Cliff Booth. Watch one example here:


Actor in the Spotlight

With Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Margot Robbie adds Sharon Tate to her list of iconic roles. Which movie characters did she turn down or miss out on? IMDb looks at the career of  the Oscar-nominated actress and shares some what ifs, including almost-cast parts in Birdman and the 2015 Fantastic Four:


Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

The Angry Birds Movie 2 opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow, so let’s look back at the first animated feature based on the hugely popular video game franchise. Courtesy of Movieclips, here is the original teaser trailer for The Angry Birds Movie, which was released in U.S. theaters on May 20, 2016:


Filmmaker in Focus

The latest from Richard Linklater, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, hits theaters this week, so it’s a good time to look back on the career of the Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Here is a video essay from Storytellers that focuses on Linklater’s exploration of masculinity in movies including Boyhood and Dazed and Confused:


Plot Song of the Day

One of the highlights of Toy Story 4 is the return of Bo Peep to the Pixar franchise. But she could have used a plot song to perform in the animated sequel, so here’s Aaron Fraser-Nash and singer Jennifer Victor with a number, set to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” performed from the character’s perspective:


Remade Movie Scene of the Day

If you haven’t yet seen Spider-Man: Far From Home, you might want to skip this last video. Huxley Berg Studios took the amazing first post-credits scene from the Marvel superhero movie, the one with a very special cameo, and redid the whole game-changing bit with Lego bricks:

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