Today in Movie Culture: The Making of Crait in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ the Reality of Medical Dramas and More

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

Behind-the-Scenes Video of the Day:

See how Rian Johnson and his crew created the world of Crait in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in this official behind-the-scenes featurette:

Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, editor Nelson Carvajal infused parts of the movie with music from All That Jazz to give it some Bob Fosse-level energy (via Free Cinema Now):

Movie Comparison of the Day:

One more for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here’s Dimitreze comparing scenes from the new episode to the original trilogy:

Movie Science of the Day:

Wired got a surgical resident to review 49 medical scenes in movies and TV and…
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‘Captain Marvel’ Loses DeWanda Wise, May Bring on Lashana Lynch

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“She’s Gotta Have It” — but unfortunately, she can’t have it all.

DeWanda Wise, the star of Spike Lee’s Netflix series, revealed today that she had to drop out of filming “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s upcoming first female-led superhero movie. Wise had to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts with “She’s Gotta Have It.”

“It’s true. I will no longer be in ‘Captain Marvel’ because the schedule conflicts with season 2 of ‘She’s Gotta Have It,'” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.

“Last week I felt pretty devastated — this week is leaps and bounds better. You see, if you had told me that this would happen any year prior to 2016, I would have doubled over with laughter. But here we are — at a moment in culture where scheduling conflicts are rapidly replacing lack of options, and I feel absolutely blessed to be here.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, British actress Lashana Lynch is in talks to replace Wise. Lynch starred in last summers Shondaland Shakespeare-inspired drama “Still Star-Crossed.”

“Captain Marvel” stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who develops powers after an accident involving an alien. The rest of the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn. It’s unknown who Wise would’ve played.

“Captain Marvel” opens March 8, 2019.

Embarrassed Jennifer Garner Wants to Punch Her Own Oscar Meme Face

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Jennifer Garner wants to punch herself in the face.

The actress became the subject of a viral meme when she was captured looking as if she’d had a stunning realization while applauding at the Oscars. The very game Garner even poked fun at herself, reposting the meme with some of her own theories on Instagram.

She again addressed the meme on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” telling the host, “I can’t even look at it. It’s too embarrassing.”

DeGeneres noted that nobody else in the audience near her, including actor Chris Messina, seemed upset.

“I have no control over this. What am I doing?” Garner said, indicating her face. “I started getting texts, as you can imagine. People were saying, ‘What were you thinking? What’s happening?’ and I try really hard not to see myself online, but she was a little unavoidable.”

Garner joked, “I want to just punch her in the face! Not really, I don’t, but still.”

DeGeneres asked if the actress had any clue what she’d been thinking. “I wish I did. I wish I had a better story about it,” Garner sighed.

Then again, if we knew, the best meme of 2018 wouldn’t have happened.

‘Harry Potter’ Fans Find Spoiler in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer

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Trust “Harry Potter” fans to scour any new addition to the franchise like Hermione Granger would to a textbook.

When the trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released earlier this week, fans immediately jumped all over an apparent forgotten rule. Now, they’ve spotted what seems to be a major spoiler.

The moment comes about 1:16 into the trailer, when someone — perhaps Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) — examining the Lestrange family tree. Recall crazy witch Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) from the “Harry Potter” flagship series?

In any case, this family tree appears to include Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), the troubled American wizard from the first movie.

Credence was introduced as an orphan of unknown origin who was raised by an anti-magic witch. Now, this family tree seems to indicate he is a Lestrange, specifically the son of Corvus Lestrange and the half-brother of Leta Lestrange, whom the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie revealed was once close friends with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Leta will be played by Zoe Kravitz in the sequel.

“Harry Potter” fans didn’t even need magic to spot this spoiler, just eagle eyes.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opens in theaters November 16.