Today in Movie Culture: Taron Egerton and Elton John ‘Rocketman’ Duet at Cannes, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: Taron Egerton and Elton John ‘Rocketman’ Duet at Cannes, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Director Commentary and More

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

 

Music Performance of the Day:

Rocketman, which you can see early this weekend, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week to a standing ovation and rave reviews. Following the first screening, star Taron Egerton performed a duet of the title song with Elton John, whom he portrays in the musical biopic:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Even before the first screenings were guaranteeing Rocketman would be the next hit rock biopic, fans of Elton John and Taron Egerton were eagerly anticipating the movie. One fan even created this fabulous fan art of Elton performing at his breakthrough show at the Troubadour, as fantastically recreated on screen:

 

Franchise Recap of the Day:

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is now in theaters, and you don’t even need to have watched the first two chapters before going to see it. Just watch this video from Movieclips recapping the events of franchise so far, seen in John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, as a set up for all you need to know before the latest sequel:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Speaking of the previous John Wick installments, might one of them be kind of a remake of another action movie? in anticipation of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Couch Tomato shares 24 reasons why John Wick: Chapter 2 is basically the same movie as Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado:

 

Behind the Scenes Video of the Day:

Fans go to John Wick movies for the action, the stunts, the martial arts and the fact that Keanu Reeves does most of it all himself. Now Halle Berry joins him in the grueling physical work of starring in a John Wick movie, as showcased in this official making-of featurette about the training both stars went through to prepare for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum:

 

Director Commentary of the Day:

Want to know more about how John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum was made? In a video with voiceover commentary track for the New York Times, director Chad Stahelski shares and discusses a memorable scene in which Keanu Reeves as John Wick fighting a couple of ninjas played by guys from The Raid and The Raid 2, breaking down how it was done:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Here’s another video that’s partly a lesson on how to make a John Wick movie, but it’s more of a critical analysis from someone not involved in its production. Watch the Filmento video essay, which focuses on how to shoot the martial art of “gun-fu” seen in all three of these movies:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Heading to see John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum in theaters this weekend? Put on a suit and cosplay as the titular assassin, and don’t forget the most important accessory. Here’s one fan who got it right, including a plush puppy, as well as some splotches of blood, to complete his cosplay photoshoot:

 

Plot Song of the Day:

Also here to help you get ready for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a new song parody by Aaron Fraser-Nash. Partly a plot song recapping the events of the first two movies and partly just a broad character theme song, this one is set to the tune of Iggy Azalea’s “Started.”

 

Character Guide of the Day:

If that’s not enough musical fun for you, how about another song celebrating the recently released Pokémon: Detective Pikachu? This video from IGN has Tom Jorgensen counting all the Pokémon species appearing in the new movie, from the titular Pikachu to the very powerful Mewtwo, in rap form:

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