Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ VFX Breakdown, the ‘Good Boys’ Kids Try to See Their Movie and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ VFX Breakdown, the ‘Good Boys’ Kids Try to See Their Movie and More

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

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

The long-awaited movie based on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books is now in theaters with some incredible practical and digital creature effects. Insider showcases the team at Spectral Motion in this break down of how they brought the imagery of the illustrations to life for the screen:

 

Easter Eggs of the Day

Fans of the books and their original illustrations will have fun identifying creatures from the page adapted to the screen. For the rest of the audience seeing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Insider also has a guide to all the movie’s references to the source material and other Easter eggs:

 

Cosplay of the Day

Dora the Explorer is basically Tomb Raider for little kids, right? In honor of this weekend’s release of the live-action movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold, here’s JusZ Cosplay with her popular mashup of the cartoon character Dora and the iconic video game heroine Lara Croft:

 

Fake Movie Trailer of the Day

Long before Paramount decided to make an actual live-action Dora the Explorer movie, in the form of Dora and the Lost City of Gold, CollegeHumor presented a very well done trailer or fake live-action Dora movie, and it went viral. Here’s that seven-year old parody classic in honor of the real deal being out now:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

After the Wedding, which hits theaters in limited release this weekend, is a remake of the Oscar-nominated Danish movie of the same name. Courtesy of Movieclips, here’s the trailer for the original version, which opened in the U.S., following its Academy Awards recognition, on March 30, 2007:

 

Musical Movie Parody of the Day

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw already has a great plot song performed by Idris Elba on the soundtrack, but now it’s Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s turn — or at least spoofs of their characters. Here’s Aaron Fraser-Nash with a bit of a rap battle between Hobbs and Shaw:

 

Actor in the Spotlight

In the new movie Luce, Tim Roth plays the adoptive father of the titular character, whose perfect reputation suddenly comes into question. For GQ, the actor recently broke down his career and discussed his most iconic roles in such movies as Reservoir Dogs and Rob Roy. Watch the video:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day

Avengers: Endgame is now available for home viewing but is still best seen on the big screen due to its epic scope. Kind of like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Actually, according to Couch T in this video, there are more than a few reasons the Marvel movie is similar to the LOTR sequel:

 

Video Essay of the Day

We’ve seen plenty of alternate-ending parodies of Avengers: Endgame, but the truth is, the movie’s actual conclusion is satisfying for a lot of Marvel fans. Here’s a video essay from Filmento on how the conclusive “finale” of the MCU is a lesson on how to create the perfect ending:

 

Promotional Sketch of the Day

What happens when you make an R-rated comedy about preteen kids? The young actors can’t see the movie they star in. Having some fun with this dilemma, here’s a video from CollegeHumor featuring Seth Rogen and the kids from Good Boys, which opens in one week, as they attempt to buy tickets to see themselves on the big screen:

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