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See early designs for Marty McFly's Back to the Future 2 hoverboard

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In 1986, Industrial Light and Magic artist John Bell designed what would become an icon of Hollywood futurism, Marty McFly's Hoverboard from Back To The Future 2.

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Happy 40th anniversary, Jaws!

Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975) was released 40 years ago Saturday. Enjoy this "best of" montage. "The score was clearly responsible for half of the success of that movie," Spielberg once said.

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Watch: Five Stages of Watching a Pixar Movie

"Who knew feelings had feelings too."

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JJ Abrams on special make-up fx artist Dick Smith: "He was the Beatles to me.”

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From JJ Abrams's fantastic tribute to Dick Smith, the pioneering SFX make-up artist behind The Exorcist, Scanners, Little Big Man, and so many more:

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"Big T" measuring tape looks like Mr. T

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The Fisco "Big T" measuring tape resembles Mr T. "I pity the rule."

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The Shining, directed by David Lynch

"Blue Shining" by Richard Vezina. In heaven, everything is fine.

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SpongeBob SquarePants meets Breaking Bad

"Breaking Sponge"

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See all the characters designs for the new Peanuts Movie!

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Behold! All of the characters in The Peanuts Movie, coming November 6! I can't wait! (Click to see the poster larger.) Below, the trailer that came out late last year.

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Wes Anderson's The Shining

"The Grand Overlook Hotel," edited by Steve Ramsden.

Doctor Who stars enjoy adorable Comic Con rivalry

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Better Call Saul: The Rise of Mike The Cleaner and The Fall of the McGill Brothers in "Pimento"

In which we review the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul’s debut season. Spoilers ahead.Read the rest

Better Call Saul: Jimmy and Chuck unite for seniors' rights in "RICO"

Remember when the idea for Better Call Saul first floated around in television production gossip, and it was conceived as a half-hour comedy?

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Taxonomy of theme park narrative gimmicks


Foxxfur has published "The Theme Park Trope List," a first approximation attempt to summarize the narrative gimmicks used in theme park attractions to move the action along, for example, "the book report ride," which "shows exactly the same events which occurred in the source film in the same order."

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Relaxing with scientists

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When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts... a bit tense.

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Better Call Saul giveth and taketh away from Jimmy in "Bingo"

In order for Better Call Saul to inch closer to the timeline it’s trying to meet, James McGill’s difficult life has to fester into bitterness. He’ll do anything to escape it. Read the rest

DIY casting calls

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Acting is a crappy business, but the world needs actors, and since we live in a time when digital production and distribution has democratized filmmaking, anyone can be a casting director. Exhibit A is a new tumblr, Casting Call Woes, which has netted a foul-smelling collection of ripe ones from the sea of DIY casting calls.

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