Today in Movie Culture: ‘Ready Player One’ Easter Eggs and “Rejected” Fan-Made Theme Song and More |…

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


Easter Eggs of the Day:

Ready Player One is all about Easter eggs and pop culture references, and ScreenCrush tried to showcase every single one:


Theme Song of the Day:

Check out this perfect but unofficial “rejected” theme song for Ready Player One focused on the movie’s nostalgia hook (via Matt Dentler):


Actor in the Spotlight:

Also in honor of the release of Ready Player One, IMDb and No Small Parts look at the career of its young star, Tye Sheridan:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Warren Beatty, who turns 81 today, receives direction from Eliza Kazan on the set of Splendor in the Grass in 1960:


Mashup of the Day:

Nelson Carvajal crossed the trailer for recent Oscar nominee Roman J. Israel, Esq. with the trailer for the blaxploitation classic Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song to give it some extra energy (via Free Cinema Now):


Film Legend of the Day:

For Fandor, Leigh Singer spotlights the brilliant and iconic work of film title and poster designer Saul Bass:


Cosplay of the Day:

This isn’t exactly cosplay in a fandom sense, but it’s too sweet to ignore. A kid’s doctor gives him good news dressed as Chewbacca as promised (via Heroic Hollywood): 



Video Essay of the Day:

The latest video essay from The Discarded Image focuses on the way the sci-fi film Under the Skin is shot from an alien perspective:


Deleted Scene of the Day: 

Phantom Thread is now out on digital streams, so here’s a promotional deleted scene of Oscar nominees Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville having a food fight on the set:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (which gets a reference in Ready Player One). Watch an iconic moment from the classic paranormal comedy below.