Today in Movie Culture: What You Need to Know Before Seeing ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ An Intro to Folk Horror and More

Today in Movie Culture: What You Need to Know Before Seeing ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ An Intro to Folk Horror and More

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

 

Franchise Recap of the Day

Spider-Man: Far From Home opens this week, and while it’s a sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s also a direct follow-up to Avengers: Endgame. Need help remembering what happened in both? This video from Movieclips offers a recap of information and events you need to know before heading to the theater for the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

 

Character in Close-Up

Want more help than that? If you’re not even familiar with the Spider-Man character but still are interested in seeing Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel Entertainment created this brief video explaining everything you need to know about Peter Parker, the young man bitten by a radioactive spider and turned into a friendly neighborhood superhero:

 

Movie Trivia of the Day

Want to know even more than you need to know before seeing Spider-Man: Far From Home? Thanks to this By the Numbers video from IMDb, you’ll be able to impress your friends and your own rogues gallery of enemies with tons of trivia about everyone’s favorite web-slinging Avenger:

 

Movie Parody of the Day

You’ve no doubt watched all the trailers for Spider-Man: Far From Home in anticipation of the new movie. Now it’s time to revisit scenes from those ads reworked as parody. ArtSpear Entertainment presents this Toon Sandwich animated spoof, which makes fun of Nick Fury, Happy Hogan and Peter Parker’s secret identity:

 

Actor in the Spotlight

Zendaya’s role as MJ is substantially increased in Spider-Man: Far From Home, so after this week everyone will definitely know her name. For those new fans who want to know more about her career so far, here’s IMDb’s No Small Parts with a spotlight on the movie and TV work of the actress previously best known for The Greatest Showman:

 

Fan Art of the Day

Fans are already creating some amazing art works inspired by Spider-Man: Far From Home and sharing around the internet. Here’s one such fan who made a poster featuring Spider-Man, Mysterio and one of their Elemental foes in the style of the Japanese art known as ukiyo-e:

 

Cosplay of the Day

So many Spider-Man fans are going to be heading to see Spider-Man: Far From Home the soonest they can this week. And many will be wanting to cosplay to the theater. So that means we may see a lot of people wearing their Spidey costumes to work, like this guy power washing a roof (via Geekologie):

 

DIY Fan Build of the Day

If you’re wanting to cosplay as Spider-Man to your screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home but you’re short on cash, creativity and resources, Cardboard Cosplay is here to help you out. This video shows you how to make your own web shooters inspired by the MCU’s Spidey using only cardboard and a pen:

 

Good Deed of the Day

Speaking of people dressed up as Spider-Man, Tom Holland himself showed up to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in his Spidey suit to meet young patients. He was joined by Jake Gyllenhaal dressed as Mysterio and Zendaya following a special screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Watch a video of their visit here:

 

Movie Genre Guide of the Day

Ari Aster’s sophomore feature, Midsommar, also arrives in theaters this week. To prepare for the scary new movie, check out this video from Birth.Movies.Death. introducing the sub-genre of folk horror and highlighting some examples from around the world you should see:

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