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Captain Marvel Movie

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Marvel Studios first began development of the Captain Marvel film as early as May 2013 and officially announced it in October 2014, making it the studio's first female-led superhero movie. Just this past week, the studio released the first trailer as well as some promotional materials showing its star, Brie Larson. Internet users started complaining about how Marvel characters just don't smile enough, and so Captain Marvel herself, decided to run a few of the images, like the one you see above, through FaceApp. Continue reading for more.

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Tommy Wiseau The Room

If you watched James Franco's "The Disaster Artist," and have always wanted the original, now is your chance. Tommy Wiseau has uploaded the full "The Room" movie onto YouTube for your viewing pleasure, without requiring payment of any sort. For those who have not seen either, just know that a number of publications have labeled "The Room" one of the worst films ever made, but one that has become a cult classic. Continue reading to watch the movie in its entirety.

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Interstellar Miller Planet Water

For those who have seen Christopher Nolan's Interstellar film, you probably already know that Miller's planet is a water-world, and the first planet in the system orbiting Gargantua. It takes its name from Dr. Miller, who landed on the planet and activated the "thumbs up" beacon, and it's also the first location the crew of the Endurance visit. The time dilation factor is exactly 1 hour on Milller per 7 years of Earth time due to the gravitational forces of Gargantua moving the planet through empty space at roughly 99.99999998% the speed of light. Continue reading to watch the scene in full and for more information.

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Joaquin Phoenix Joker

In a new video from "The Joker" (2019) movie director Todd Phillips, we see Joaquin Phoenix in his plainclothes character as the DC Comics villain (Arthur Fleck) lookng into the camera lens. As the movie progresses, Arthur's mouth morphs into a smile and Phillips' version of Joker's iconic makeup is projected across the actor's face. Continue reading to see the morphing clip.

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A Real Hobbit House

Lord of the Rings fanatic Jim Costigan has always wanted his very own Hobbit House, and couldn't wait any longer, so he took things into his own hands. A New York construction supervisor by day, he spent over 6-years building the energy-efficient living space, complete with a curved shape, green roof, thermal bridge-free construction that provides a tightly insulated shell, as well as triple-pane thermal windows and a heat recovery ventilator. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Ray Projector

How about a projector that can be setup anywhere without requiring a separate screen or wall? Introducing "Ray," a futuristic projector that uses beams of light to directly project images in mid-air, whether it be a television series or the latest blockbuster movie. To keep things simple, there are speakers integrated directly into the bar itself. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Jay Leno DeLorean

Jay Leno either owns or has driven just about any notable car ever manufactured, and recently, had the chance to feature the iconic Back to the Future DeLorean on his show - Jay Leno's Garage. This episode features Bob Gale, co-creator of the movie, as well as two Back to the Future DeLorean restorers, Terry Matalas and Joe Walser. Matalas and Walser spent 2-years restoring this particular DeLorean, which was left on the Universal backlot, working from photos since no movie blueprints remained of the original build. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Back to the Future Aging Where Are They Now

Most film buffs know that the first Back to the Future movie was released on July 3, 1985 and grossed over $381 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 1985. However, did you know that the filmmakers "decided to shoot all the 50s stuff first, and make the town look real beautiful and wonderful. Then [they] would just totally trash it down and make it all bleak and ugly for the 1980s scenes"? The interiors for Doc Brown's house were shot at the Robert R. Blacker House, while exteriors took place at Gamble House. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Exploding Star Wars Ships

Photo credit: Plastic Star Wars via Peta Pixel

No, these exploding ships aren't from upcoming Star Wars movies, but rather models cleverly shot with cotton and LEDs by Instagram user "@plasticstarwars". "They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool. I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks," @plasticstarwars told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video of one of the models.

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Real Inception LIMBO Top

Remember the LIMBO top from the Christopher Nolan masterpiece "Inception"? Well, now you can own a functional replica that currently holds the world record for spinning continuously for 27 hours 9 minutes and 24 seconds. The top is machined from solid aluminum and boasts a hollow interior that houses an electric gyroscope that can spin at 10,000 RPM to keep it spinning on just about any surface. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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