Today in Movie Culture: ‘Us’ Easter Eggs and Plot Song, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in Lego and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Us’ Easter Eggs and Plot Song, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in Lego and More

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

 

Easter Eggs of the Day:

If you’ve seen Us, as millions of people did over the weekend, you might have some questions about the meanings of various elements. This video from CZsWorld details all the movie’s Easter eggs and also offers analysis of everything from the rabbits to the repeated number 11 to the reference to Hands Across America:

 

Fake Plot Song of the Day:

It’s a shame that not all movies have plot songs — you know, those tunes usually during end credits where the lyrics recount everything that happens in the movie. Us especially could have used one, if only to help the audience understand what they just watched. Well, fortunately we have people like Aaron Fraser-Nash, who wrote his own plot song for Jordan Peele’s latest:

 

Movie History of the Day:

In honor of the release of Us, which deals with evil lookalikes, Birth.Movies.Death chronicles the history of doppelgängers in movies, including Vertigo, Enemy, Black Swan and Mulholland Drive, and what these doubles have meant on screen throughout the years:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Sometimes we see fans share their art on social media, and sometimes we see celebrities sharing their fans’ art on social media, but here’s a rare case in which we get to see a personal interaction between fan and celebrity, artist and subject, courtesy of Lupita Nyong’o tweeting this gallery of photos and the Us-inspired art itself:

 

Remade Trailer of the Day:

You’ve seen the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame, now it’s time to see the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame remade with Lego bricks. Huxley Berg Studios does their thing turning every shot from the new spot, including the black and white flashbacks to past installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, into a mini Lego movie:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Tickets are now on sale for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, so let’s look at the trailer for the upcoming remake and see how it compares shot-for-shot against the old 1989 version, side by side, as edited by Matt Skuda:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, opens this weekend. In anticipation of the new comedy, IMDb sums up Korine’s filmmaking career and highlights his directorial trademarks, as evident in such cult classics as Gummo, Mister Lonely and Spring Breakers:

 

Instructional Video of the Day:

With How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World still raking in the money at the box office, let’s see what we can learn from the animated feature. The latest Film Theory video from MatPat looks at what the How to Train Your Dragon franchise gets wrong about training dragons and offers an actual how to guide to doing it right:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Another animated feature still holding on at the box office is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. With its focus on the multiverse, the Marvel comic book adaptation has been inspiring a lot of cool cosplay from fans, but this might be the first attempt at the movie’s villain, Kingpin, and it’s worth the wait:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Disney’s live-action reimagining of Dumbo hits theaters this weekend, and many fans will be wanting to revisit the classic original animated feature either before or after heading to the theater for the new version. Start with the first theatrical trailer for Dumbo, which was released in theaters on October 31, 1941:

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