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Watch the first trailer for new Steve Jobs biopic

That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9.

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'Alien' piñata

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The Alien from Ridley Scott's 1979 horror sci fi classic.

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Pixar's chief creative officer Jon Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling

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"At that time when we rendered things, everything kind of looked plastic-y," Lasseter says. "Everything looks like plastic, so what if the characters were made of plastic? What if they were... toys?'"

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Tom Hardy disappears into Kray twins in biopic trailer

"Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s" and look great as they do so. Previously.

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Watch: Michael Bay style Bat vs. Crocodile warfare with bombs and lasers

“What would a nature documentary be like if the animals were armed with our favorite weapons?”

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Dick Van Patten, "Eight Is Enough" dad, RIP

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Dick Van Patten who famously played Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981) and also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, Westworld, Soylent Green, I Remember Mama, and many other movies and TV shows died today at 86.

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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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Jack Kirby's glorious, psychedelic Lord of Light black-light posters


Heavy Metal is bringing a limited-edition set of black-light posters depicting Jack Kirby's gorgeous Lord of Light concept art, whose beauty is only outstripped by its incredibly strange origin-story.

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Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger


The $25 Back to the Future Flux Capacitor car-charger has two USB ports and does a fantastically bright light-show (which, thankfully, you can switch off).

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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Adding “-ing” to movie titles makes them way better

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Illustrator James Chapman decided to add “-ing” to movie titles and then draw an image to represent these new and improved films.

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Jurassic World earns half a billion dollars in opening weekend

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The top worldwide opening in history, Universal's $511.8m haul "obliterated expectations," reports Pamela McClintock. $204.6m of that was earned in the U.S.

"This is absolutely a four-quadrant movie and is working on so many levels. The release date was awesome, and everybody stayed off of our date," said Universal domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. …

Internationally, China led overseas with $100.8 million, followed by the U.K. and Ireland ($29.6 million), Mexico ($16.2 million), South Korea ($14.4 million), France ($12.5 million), Australia ($12.1 million), Germany ($11 million) and Russia ($9.4 million).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came close, but fell at few million short of the $500m mark in its first weekend.

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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Ackbar's Eleven: Star Wars/Ocean's Eleven mashup

Cross a judiciously edited briefing scene from Star Wars with the audio from the briefing scene in Ocean's Eleven, and what do you get?

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Meet the scientific storytellers who can make the public afraid of anything—for a price

Merchants of Doubt is a new documentary that explores the dark heart of scientific spin doctors. Read the rest

The Shining, directed by David Lynch

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

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