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The Matrix Africa

Many theaters in Africa were not able to get their hands on the official movie posters of Hollywood blockbusters, like "The Matrix", so they tasked real artists with the job. Sure, they may not look exactly like their professionally designed counterparts, but they're quite interesting to look at to say the least. "These posters appeal to people because they invite this really incredible dialogue - a comparison between what you know of a film and how the painter imagined it. And they're also just really good art," said Los Angeles-based art dealer Ernie Wolfe to The Atlantic. Continue reading for more.

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Lamborghini Huracan Camera Car Huracam

Incline Dynamic Outlet decided to transform a Lamborghini Huracan, powered by the beastly 5.2-liter V10 producing 602 hp, into a full-fledged camera car. How? They installed a gyro-stabilized camera rig into the front trunk area, and called it the "Huracam". Even with all the equipment, the supercar is still capable of achieving its 201 mph top speed. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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George Lucas Museum

Construction of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has begun, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The exhibitions will explain the myths, legends, stories and portraits of people that shape societies and bring them together as one, with art from paintings and digital works to comic strips and movies like "Star Wars." The multistory 100,000-square-foot museum is designed to resemble Han Solo's Millennium Falcon spacecraft, surrounded by 11 acres of green space, underground parking, a restaurant, movie theaters and other amenities. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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The Old Man and The Sea Animated

Aleksandr Petrov's Oscar-winning "The Old Man and the Sea" animated short all started in March 1997, when he and his son, Dmitri Petrov, started hand-painting each of the film's 29,000+ frames. They used the pastel oil paintings on glass technique, which has only mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. Petrov even used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on the various glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Jim Carrey Painting

Jim Carrey is a comedian, actor, and apparently, a great painter / sculptor as well. "There's not a day that goes by that I'm not covered in paint or something from doing sculptures. It's all about that for me now - being completely involved, heart, mind, and soul. Sometimes it's art, sometimes it's performance, and sometimes it's just talking to someone," said Carrey in a recent interview with W magazine. Continue reading to see more famous celebrities who paint and / or draw as a hobby.

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Real Infinity Gauntlet

In the comics and upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars film, the Infinity Gauntlet is basically an item designed to hold six of the 'soul gems', better known as the Infinity Gems. When these are used in combination their amazing powers, it gives the wearer near limitless power. Hong Kong-based Hot Toys has created a life-sized version that unfortunately, does not included working gems, but embedded LEDs still provide a nice effect. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Photo credit: Ryan Mcnaught

LEGO fans rejoice! Ryan "Brickman" McNaught, a LEGO master builder, received permission from NBC Universal to recreate the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, and he used 65,143 bricks in the process. It's not an exact 1:1 replica, but this massive model does feature working lights and smoke dispensers for added authenticity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ILM Bombing Run Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may not have pleased the series' entire fanbase, but one thing can't be denied, the amazing visual effects by Industrial Light and Magic. The team has released two new behind the scenes videos documenting what went into creating the scenes, like the opening bombing run. The opening battle shows Resistance starfighters battling a First Order fleet, and director Rian Johnson combined practical hanger sets as well as an A-Wing fighter with larger digital sets and spaceships in the scene, and then layered in explosions effects. Continue reading for the second video and more information.

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Lord of the Rings Locations

Photo credit: Bry Voydatch

Bry Voydatch is a Lord of the Rings series fan who didn't quite get the chance to actually star in the movies, but decided to do the next best thing...visit the real-life filming locations. In the photo above, she was captured leaving The Shire In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington. "I recently spent a couple weeks traveling the North and South islands of New Zealand and I managed to hit almost every filming site from Lord of the Rings! Here are some shots that I was able to re-create or that lined up with scenes from the movies very nicely," said Bry. Continue reading for more pictures.

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RDJ Doppelganger

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Ever come across a person who looks like a famous celebrity, but not quite? These people have too, but they went the extra mile, and decided to take a picture with them before posting the image onto social media platforms. For example, the group above thought Robert Downey Jr. was shopping at their local mall. Continue reading for more normal people mistaken for celebrities.

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