Today in Movie Culture: What Makes Pixar Movies So Special, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes Pixar Movies So Special, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Director Commentary and More

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

 

Franchise Tribute of the Day:

In honor of the release of Toy Story 4, Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death pay tribute to Pixar with a montage list of all the things there are to love about the animation studio, from its tearjerking moments to its important life lessons, featuring clips from most of their movies:

 

Franchise Formula of the Day:

Insider also has a tribute to Pixar as Toy Story 4 arrives in theaters. This one doesn’t just highlight the studio’s best elements but digs deeper to explore what makes their movies so special. Want to make an animated feature as great as theirs? Follow the formula detailed in this video:

 

Fan Theory of the Day:

Are the Toy Story movies the darkest of all Pixar releases? In anticipation of their ongoing adventures in Toy Story 4, MatPat presents a new Film Theory video in which he looks at the immortality of the main characters of the franchise and why their inability to die is quite tragic:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Toy Story 4 continues a story begun 24 years ago with the very first Pixar Studios feature, and a lot has changed since then. In honor of the sequel’s release, let’s look back at the original trailer for the comparatively crude original Toy Story, which opened in theaters on November 22, 1995:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

All the main Toy Story characters have been cosplay and Halloween staples for decades, but now it’s Bo Peep’s turn to really shine. Here’s an unidentified fan who was inspired by the porcelain figurine’s new pantsuit look for a perfect costume honoring the Toy Story 4 standout:

 

Custom Fan Builds of the Day:

Speaking of cosplay, if you’re looking to dress up as a certain character from Avengers: Endgame, you’ll want to have the best props possible. In his latest video, The Hacksmith shows how to create everything you need for an authentic Doctor Strange costume, including a way to present your own practical portal effects:

 

Epilogue of the Day:

One of the biggest questions fans are left with at the end of Avengers: Endgame is how Steve Rogers can sit idly by in his new life, knowing all he knows, without playing the hero. Here’s a new spoilery parody video from The Warp Zone showing what probably really happened to the character:

 

Franchise Recap of the Day:

Now that Avengers: Endgame has mostly concluded the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we’ve known it for the last 11 years, Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers looks back on the whole franchise for a nine-minute summation of the first 21 movies, from Iron Man through Captain Marvel:

 

Director Commentary of the Day:

Iconic indie cinema auteur Jim Jarmusch tackles the undead with his new comedic horror movie, The Dead Don’t Die, which is now in theaters. For the New York Times, he discusses his take on zombies while delivering a voiceover commentary for one of the movie’s most memorable scenes:

 

Music Video of the Day:

Festival hit Wild Rose opens in U.S. theaters this weekend featuring star Jessie Buckley performing covers and original country tunes. Featuring clips from the movie, here’s a music video for one of the musical’s songs, titled “Glasgow,” which was co-written by actress Mary Steenburgen:

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