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Eric Stoltz Back to the Future

Back to the Future would have been quite different to say the least, if actor Eric Stoltz was in the movie. You see Stoltz was originally cast as the teen time-traveler Marty McFly, but fired after director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steven Spielberg watched the rough footage and decided he was too serious, as well as not getting enough laughs in the early preview screeners. Michael J. Fox, who appeared facially similar, was brought in. Continue reading for more.

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Real Light Cycle

A new TRON movie is coming soon, but for those who've always wanted a Light Cycle after seeing them in the original over 30-years ago, now is your chance. This real-life recreation is powered by a 96-volt, direct-drive motor paired with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle. Aesthetics wise, it comes complete with the iconic blue lights, ultra wide tires, and hubless wheels. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the auction page.

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Funny Movie Logic

Movies are meant to entertain and not make perfect sense. These examples show that sometimes they don't make any sense at all, especially Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story who doesn't thinks he's a toy, but still freezes whenever humans are around. On a related note, did you know that Billy Crystal turned down the role of Buzz Lightyear? He called it the biggest mistake of his career, but fortunately, John Lasseter later gave him the role of Mike Wazowski instead. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to become gluten intolerant.

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R2 D2 Actor

Did you know that R2-D2 has been played by English actor Kenny Baker in all 6 original Star Wars films and is due to reprise the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first installment of the upcoming sequel trilogy? This makes him one of just two characters/actors along with C-3PO - portrayed by Anthony Daniels - to appear in all seven films. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes photos that will forever change how your favorite films are seen.

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Street-Legal Batman Batmobile Tumbler

For a cool $1-million, you could have purchased your very own street-legal Tumbler batmobile, but unfortunately, someone has already snatched it up. This particular one-off RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) build - offered by James Edition - is powered by a V8 LS1 engine, five driver-assisted cameras, GPS, and even 44-inch swamper tires for rugged terrain. On the bright side, or at least if you have a million(s) burning a hole in your pocket, a matte black Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV will still be available. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a person who used an M16 to cook bacon.

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Netflix on NES

No, this isn't an early April Fools' Day joke, but Netflix actually running on an unmodified NES. Employees Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion developed a version of the Netflix app that runs on the original Nintendo Entertainment System for Netflix's Hack Day. It features the ability to scroll between films / television shows, load synopses / images, and also playback media. To demonstrate its functionality, they played the intro to House of Cards. Continue reading for the video.

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Real Batman Suit

Photo credit: Armatus Designs

Jackson Gordon, a 21-year-old college student from Wayne, Pennsylvania, spent over 5-months creating a real-life Batman suit, which he says isn't bullet-proof (yet), but can withstand punches, machetes and even swings from a baseball bat. Gordon says: "Before actually making the real suit, I did many (at least 10) prototypes of different parts for the suit to test out materials and sewing patterns. Once I was happy with those, I started making the real suit using the patterns I had decided on from the prototypes. I cut out the internal lining fabric, then added the foam padding, then a layer (or two depending on which part of the suit) of kevlar, then the top grey fabric." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Aston Martin DB10 Stunt

Photo credit: xxBellum / Reddit

In the latest 007 installment, a cryptic message from an unlikely source sets James Bond navigating the layers of a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As M continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond draws closer to uncovering a hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything he has fought to protect. If you're wondering how they'll record Daniel Craig driving the ultra sleek Aston Martin DB10, these images should give you somewhat of an idea. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Gotham City Time-Lapse

This may look like scenes from The Dark Knight, but it's just San Francisco shot by photographer and designer Toby Harriman. In Gotham City SF, he makes visual magic with some breathtaking shots of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, exploding fireworks over the San Francisco Bay, and just the hustle of the glorious city. Everything was shot on a Canon 6D and a Canon 5DMK III paired with a variety of Canon L series lenses, as well as an eMotimo TB3 3-Axis system for the motion controlled shots and a Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini 8 foot dolly. Continue reading for the video.

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The Wolfpack Siblings

These 7 siblings - Bhagavan (23), twins Govinda / Narayana (22), Mukunda (20), Krisna (18), Jagadesh (17), and their sister Visnu - were kept indoors for the past 14-years by their father Oscar, a Peruvian immigrant and Hare Krishna devotee. They had no idea what New York City was like, as they spent their entire childhood confined to their parents' four bedroom apartment, learning about the outside world solely through films. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle is now documenting their lives in her latest movie, called "The Wolfpack". Oscar was convinced that the outside world would corrupt his children and kept the front door locked at all times. One of the brothers managed to escape after 14-years, paving the way for his siblings to break free. Continue reading for an interview video and more information.

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