Today in Movie Culture: 'Blade Runner 2049' Practical Effects, Movies That Inspired 'Phantom Thread' and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Blade Runner 2049' Practical Effects, Movies That Inspired 'Phantom Thread' and More

Jan 18, 2018

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


VFX Showcase of the Day:

Blade Runner 2049 has some of the best digital effects of last year, but as you can see in the gallery below the sequel also had some great practical models:

Blade Runner 2049 City Miniatures


Movie Influences of the Day:

Watch clips from movies that influenced Phantom Thread, including Rebecca and The Passionate Friends, side by side with similar scenes in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest (via Free Cinema Now):


Movie Comparison of the Day:

Now watch clips from the Edward Snowden documentary CitizenFour and the Edward Snowden biopic Snowden side by side:


Movie Science of the Day:

Kyle Hill scientifically explains why X-Men and Logan character Wolverine would be the ultimate body builder:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Cary Grant, who was born on this day in 1904, with co-star Ingrid Bergman and director Alfred Hitchcock in color on the set of the 1946 black and white film Notorious:


Actor in the Spotlight:

The latest episode of No Small Parts showcases the movie and TV career of Ann Dowd of The Handmaid's Tale


Video Essay of the Day:

For Screen Smart, Ryan Hollinger celebrates the bizarre violence of Brawl in Cell Block 9:


Movie Defense of the Day:

In his latest video, Patrick Willems humorously defends the divisive sequel Alien: Covenant:


Cosplay of the Day:

Speaking of Alien, here's a cosplayer doing the best Ripley with her own Jones as an accessory:



Classic Movie Clip of the Day:

Today is the 10th anniversary of the release of Cloverfield. Watch one of the most iconic moments from the modern classic below. 




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