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Stranger Things 8-Bit



Photo credit: Gustavo Viselner

Gustavo Viselner specializes in pixel art, or more specifically, recreating scenes from famous TV shows as well as movies. Starting off, we have a scene from the famous Netflix series, Stranger Things. "For me, pixel art is no longer just a graphics tool for games, but a form of art that can stand out without having a video game to support it. Having said that, I would love to take Saul Goodman on an exciting pixelated adventure. For now translating these fantasies into illustrated scenes is all I can do, and it's delightful," said Gustavo. Continue reading for more.

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ISS Star Wars The Last Jedi

Astronauts aboard the ISS have just watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a truly out of the world fashion. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captured this photo of movie night on the International Space Station, complete with bungee cord chairs and drink bags. As for which scene they're viewing, one of the many with X-wing pilot Poe Dameron. Continue reading for a few bonus The Last Jedi Easter Egg videos and more information.

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Batman Tumbler Real

Have $705,000, and always wanted a Batman Tumbler used in all three films - Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises? Then you may have to head to Dubai. This Tumbler is basically a steel box frame that's powered by a Corvette LS1 V8 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The exterior panels are made from carbon fiber, while the entire interior is also made from the lightweight material. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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The Matrix Camera

Just about every science fiction fan has watched The Matrix, but fanatics have probably watched it a doesn't times or more. However, there are some details you might have missed, including this camera in the doorknob. That's right, the director of photography couldn't hide the camera in the doorknob's reflection in this scene, so they put a coat over it and a half tie to match with the one Morpheus was wearing. Continue reading for more movie details that you might've missed.

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Star Wars Concept Art

Without Ralph McQuarrie, there would be no Star Wars because George Lucas himself reached out to the artist to help visualize the planets, vehicles, and characters he only saw in his head. The duo created some amazing artwork that not only helped convince studios to fund Star Wars, but McQuarrie's style crafted the visual design of the entire galaxy to come. The DAVE School in Orlando, Florida created a trailer based on this artwork to shows what such a film would look like. Continue reading for two more videos, artwork and information.

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Michael Jackson Guardians of the Galaxy


Marvel fans rejoice! If you've always thought the 80s Michael Jackson (i.e. Captain EO era) would be perfect as Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy, this poster should do the trick. Even though Marvel has had the license for many of these characters, like Iron Man, Daredevil, Avengers, etc., they really didn't have the budget necessary to create blockbuster movies, that is until...Disney bought them out. Continue reading to see seven more Marvel movies reimagined in different eras, and the stars who would play the leads.

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Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Photo credit: Instagram via Bored Panda

Australian makeup artist Rhylee Passfield combined her love of cosplay, in particular Wonder Woman, and her craft skills, into the amazing costume you see above. She only used a yoga mat, duct tape, heat gun, and paints. "Basically, I started by duct-taping myself. Then I cut out a pattern from the duct tape form, copied it onto a Kmart yoga mat and glued it together using contact adhesive. All up the costume cost me about $30 and took about 50 hours as it was my first time making anything like it," said Passfield. Continue reading for more pictures, information and a video of it in-action.

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Bladerunner 2049 Miniatures

Many have seen the original 1982 Bladerunner film, and more recently, Denis Villeneuve's sequel. Similar to the original release, the director went with miniatures rather than rely solely on CGI for all the special effects. "They're really bigatures - they're not miniatures. They're massive buildings. They're just stellar pieces of art," said Pamela Harvey-White, the on-set production manager. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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iPhone X Short Film

Photo credit: Amnesi Art via Peta Pixel

Shot by photographer Ryan Earl and filmmaker Nick Arcivos of AmnesiArt, "Made in Paris" is a short film about a French pastry chef Elise Lepinteur, a protegee of another famous pastry chef, Christophe Adam of Paris, France. "We produced and edited this short piece in only 4 days with the help of monopods and gimbals (DJI Oslo Mobile and Zhiyun Smooth Q). For the macro shots, we used iPro Lenses by Schneider Optics," AmnesiArt told PetaPixel. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to dry a shirt in 30-seconds.

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Most Expensive DeLorean

You're looking at the most expensive DeLorean DMC-12 ever, and rightfully so. This specimen was one of seven DeLoreans used on screen in the Back to the Future trilogy, or to be more specific, the car used in the third movie for the 1955 drive-in movie scene when Michael J. Fox drives it into the past and lands in 1885 to find Doc. Of these seven vehicles, only three have survived since filming, and this is one of those three - the only one in private hands. The others are still owned by Universal Studios, and usually on display at the theme parks. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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