Today in Movie Culture: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Easter Eggs, ‘Midsommar’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Easter Eggs, ‘Midsommar’ Director Commentary and More

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


Easter Eggs of the Day

Spider-Man: Far From Home topped the box office over the weekend and has been out in theaters a week already. That means it’s time to talk spoilers as well as Easter eggs and more. Mr. Sunday Movies has you covered on all the goodies from the sequel, including its connections to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe past and future:


Movie Science of the Day

You’ve seen Spider-Man: Far From Home and want to know how much of it is based in truth, right? Could radioactive spiders actually exist, and if so and they bit a young boy would they give him special powers allowing him to become a superhero? In this Because Science video, Kyle Hill has all the answers:


Cosplay of the Day

How about Mysterio, could he exist in real life? Maybe not, but plenty of fans can pretend they’re the Spider-Man: Far From Home character by way of a perfect-looking costume. Marvel Entertainment presents this video of a champion cosplayer showing how he created his own excellent Mysterio getup:


Fan Art of the Day

While many fans are cosplaying as the various characters from Spider-Man: Far From Home, others are paying the new Marvel movie tribute in other creative ways. Here’s one example of fan art celebrating the team-up of Tom Holland as Spidey and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio:


Director Commentary of the Day

For The New York Times, writer/director Ari Aster shares an important scene involving a bad drug trip from his new horror movie, Midsommar. In this video, which heavily focuses on the performance of actress Florence Pugh, Aster breaks down how the scene was shot and what it means via voiceover commentary:


Reworked Movie Trailer of the Day

Yes, Midsommar is the brand new movie from Ari Aster, but what if it was made decades ago? Here is a reworked version of the trailer for the horror release that makes it look like a vintage classic as if advertised on VHS, possibly produced before the thirty-something filmmaker was even born:


Movie Comparison of the Day

Ever since Midsommar was announced, fans of Ari Aster have wondered how closely it compares, if not also connects, to his previous, debut feature, Hereditary. In this spoiler-filled video essay, Karsten Runquist dives into the similarities and differences between the two horror movies:


Mashup of the Day

What if Midsommar, but for kids? In this mashup video, editor Nelson Carvajal combines the audio from the trailer for Ari Aster’s new movie with clips from Disney and Pixar’s new animated feature Toy Story 4, leaning into the sequel’s horror elements and its carnival setting:


Remade Movie Trailer of the Day

Disney’s highly anticipated new reimagining of The Lion King is almost in theaters, and tickets are on sale now and going fast. Until the release date arrives, we can watch the movie’s trailer in a whole new form. Here’s Brick Force Studios with the story of Simba and the Circle of Life re-created with Lego bricks:


Video Essay of the Day

In honor of the continued success of the action movie sequel John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, the latest film analysis by The Take looks at the John Wick franchise. In this video essay, they examine the trilogy for how it deals with the concepts of rules and consequences:

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