Today in Movie Culture: Why 'Deadpool' Should've Been an Oscar Contender, Why 'Alien' is a Classic and More

By Christopher Campbell

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

Reworked Movie of the Day:

Remember when Deadpool had Oscar buzz for a second? Here’s a reworking of the movie so it’s more of an awards-bait drama:

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Video Essay of the Day:

With Alien: Covenant out this week, Frame by Frame explores what makes the original Alien such a classic:

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Vintage Image of the Day:

Bill Paxton, who should have turned 62 today, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen and Carrie Henn celebrate someone’s birthday(?) on the set of Aliens:

@lazygamereviews Love these behind the scenes pics ??

— Kaarlo Moran (@Padawanmage) February 26, 2017

Bad Film Analysis of the Day:

Still on the subject of the Alien movies, here’s the “hidden meaning” of Prometheus according to an alien in the future:

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Actor in the Spotlight:

Fandor honors Harvey Keitel with a video essay highlighting his career as a “director’s actor”:

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Alternate Poster of the Day:

Mondo has an awesome new poster for Labyrinth by Laurent Durieux plus cool new pins also honoring its 30th anniversary:

Celebrating Jim Henson’s ’86 classic, LABYRINTH w/ a great poster by Laurent Durieux + pins by @DKNGstudios! Info:

— MONDO (@MondoNews) May 17, 2017

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Who needs a live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin when according to Couch Tomato Kazaam is already that:

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Cosplay of the Day:

It’s not exactly cosplay if this woman is a paid portrayer of Mary Poppins, but either way this photo with Michael Rooker is a great second nod to her reference in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week (via Heroic Hollywood):


— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 16, 2017

Supercut of the Day:

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this video set to “Southern Nights” collects a lot of evidence that saving the day is harder than it looks (via Live for Film):

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Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of About a Boy. Watch the original trailer for the classic Hugh Grant movie below.

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