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'Edge of Tomorrow' Infographic Counts the Deaths of Tom Cruise

Edge of Tomorrow

Even though Edge of Tomorrow, or Live Die Repeat as it's been rebranded, didn't do well at the theatrical box office, it's thankfully found the audience it deserves on home video. The film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt isn't just another sci-fi blockbuster as it takes the familiar Groundhog Day premise, delivers some killer action but also throws in a surprising amount of comedy. Now a fan of the film has decided to create an infographic charting every single time William Cage (Cruise) dies in the film. Keep in mind, these are only the deaths we see as much more time and deaths pass off camera. Look below now!

 Posted March 10 in Cool Stuff, Hype, SciFi | Comments

Chris Evans Makes Good on His Super Bowl Bet as Captain America

Chris Evans & Chris Pratt Charity Stop 2

You may remember that shortly after the Super Bowl last month, Chris Pratt made good on a bet he made with Chris Evans to stop at the Captain America star's charity of choice dressed as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl. But Evans also agreed to follow through on his side of the bet by stopping at the Seattle Children's Hospital suited up as the patriotic superhero as well. He posed with kids, letting them hold Cap's shield, and Pratt was there as well, handing out Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy toys. Seriously, these two are the best. Look!

 Posted March 8 in Cool Stuff, Marvel | Comments

'Back to the Future' Climax Gets Completely Recreated in LEGO Form

Back to the Future LEGO

Since it's the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and LEGO sets are still all the rage right now, there's no better time to check out this awesome recreation of the film's climax made completely with the toy bricks. Macro LEGO Universe put together this awesome stop-motion video, using the real audio from the film itself, showcasing the iconic clocktower lightning strike scene. This is an impressive little creation, which doesn't skimp on the shot-for-shot aspect of remaking this classic sequence. There's even a pretty clever use of LEGO pieces to recreate the DeLorean dashboard when the car dies. Watch it below!

 Posted March 4 in Cool Stuff, To Watch | Comments

Robert Rodriguez's New 'Director's Chair' Discussion with Coppola

Director's Chair Francis Ford Coppola

Director Robert Rodriguez has possibly come up with the coolest idea for a TV interview show, especially for fans of cinema. "The Director's Chair," airing on Rodriguez's El Rey Network, shows the Desperado filmmaker sitting down for a casual chat with some of the best filmmakers alive. Previous episodes already showed discussions with John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, and a Quentin Tarantino two-parter. For his fifth and latest installment, premiering this week, Rodriguez talks with director Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest maverick filmmakers who gave us some of the very best the art form has to offer.

 Posted March 3 in Artwork, Cool Stuff, Movie News | Comments

Check Out Jason Edmiston's Mondo Art Series 'Eyes Without a Face'

Eyes Without a Face

Another week, another cool collection of magnificent artwork from the collectible arthouse Mondo. This time it's artist Jason Edmiston with his exhibition called "Eyes Without a Face," with about 150 paintings focusing only on the eyes of some famous figures of pop culture. They're all 3:1 aspect ratio inspired by the field of vision of a standard rearview mirror of a car, but the sizes of the paintings themselves vary in size as Edmiston told BuzzFeed, "I’ve got tiny characters that are a half-inch wide all the way up to a seven-and-a-half foot wide painting. It’s quite a range." These are pretty fantastic pieces. Look!

 Posted March 3 in Artwork, Cool Stuff | Comments

'Back to the Future' Monopoly, Yahtzee & More Coming This Year

Back to the Future

Since it's not only the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, but also the actual year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future in Back to the Future Part II, we're in store for a lot of celebrating in honor of the time travel franchise. We've already featured a cool time machine iPhone case, an awesome trilogy of fantastic  prints, and there's supposed to be some kind of huge anniversary screening this year too in Los Angeles. But just like Ghostbusters had last year, it appears there's much more merchandising in store as well. At the Toy Fair earlier this month, some new products were unveiled, including Back to the Future versions of popular games like Monopoly and Yahtzee, and more. Look!

 Posted February 27 in Cool Stuff | Comments

Awesome Art Gallery Pieces Inspired by Some Iconic Movie Quotes

Quotes, Lines & Lyrics

We just love original artwork, and every week there's always some kind of cool creation paying tribute to our favorite movies that's worth highlighting. This week is no exception, and there's actually a whole gallery to look forward to thanks to Hero Complex. Over in Los Angeles they have a new show called Quotes, Lines & Lyrics with art pieces inspired by just that, quotes from movies, lines from TV shows and lyrics from songs. Obviously, we're more interested in the movie quote inspired pieces, and there are plenty of those, ranging from Star Wars to Jurassic Park to The Blues Brothers and Forrest Gump. Look!

 Posted February 26 in Artwork, Cool Stuff | Comments

Check Out This Cute LEGO Version of Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'

Chappie LEGO

I have consciousness. I am alive. I am…LEGO? Next week we'll get to see Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi endeavor, Chappie, hit the big screen. Sharlto Copley voices an artificially intelligent robot who promises to be the source of a technological revolution. As he absorbs the world around him, he becomes more humanlike, for better or worse. While you won't be able to get your own robot like Chappie anytime soon, maybe you can try to make your own little LEGO version of the robot like master builder Eric Tsai. He's a cute, small building brick recreation of the robot, even appearing to have eyes thanks to a small piece.

 Posted February 24 in Cool Stuff, Hype | Comments

Hollywood Got LEGO Oscars Last Night, And Maybe You Can Too

LEGO Oscar

If you didn't watch the 87th Academy Awards last night, you should at least watch the live performance of "Everything is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie. The musical duo Tegan & Sara and the comedic hip-hop trio The Lonely Island took to the stage with an energetic and colorful performance that even had Will Arnett as LEGO Batman and Questlove as Robin on the drums. And during that number, a whole bunch of dancers handed out LEGO Oscar statues to some of Hollywood's biggest names in the audience, such as Oprah Winfrey, Emma Stone, Steve Carell and more. And you may be able to get your own. Look!

 Posted February 23 in Awards, Cool Stuff | Comments

Let This 'Ultimate Movie Location Map' Guide Your Next Vacation

Wayne Manor

If you're planning a vacation somewhere soon and you've always wanted to visit the filming locations of some of your favorite movies, then you'll want to check out the Ultimate Movie Location Map. The folks over at Musement.com have put together a pretty expansive global map that shows you where some of your favorite movies were shot on-location. For example, you can check out Nakatomi Tower in Los Angeles, check out Nolan's Wayne Manor in the United Kingdom at Nottingham's Wollaton Hall, or see where the helicopter crashed in The Matrix at BT Tower in Australia. There are over a thousand listings on the map.

 Posted February 20 in Cool Stuff, Movie News | Comments

Make Your iPhone a 'Back to the Future' DeLorean Time Machine

Back to the Future iPhone case

Considering this year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, as well as being the year that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the future for the sequel, we already know there's going to be plenty of celebration for the time travel franchise. Earlier this year we featured an incredible trio of prints honoring the trilogy, and now we have an awesome case for the iPhone that will turn the Apple mobile device into the DeLorean time machine. No, this isn't just a cheap flat case that puts an image of the DeLorean on the back of your phone, it's a small three-dimensional model of the time machine. Look!

 Posted February 17 in Cool Stuff, SciFi | Comments

Watch: Animated Trailer for Beautiful 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Book

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

In case you didn't know, RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz is responsible for a spectacular book called The Wes Anderson Collection that takes an in-depth look at the making of the writer and director's entire feature filmography. But since the book came out in October of 2013, it was missing Anderson's then-forthcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel. But fans shouldn't fret, because Seitz is releasing a book focusing solely on the Best Picture nominated film. The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel will be available tomorrow, and we have a gorgeous animated trailer for the book.

 Posted February 9 in Cool Stuff, To Watch | Comments

Chris Pratt Makes Super Bowl Bet Charity Stop with Chris Evans

Chris Pratt

If you're not a sports fan, there's a good chance you simply didn't care about Super Bowl XLIX last weekend. However, if you're a Marvel fan, you might care to know that Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Captain America (Chris Evans) were pitted against each other leading up to the game, because Evans is a die-hard New England Patriots fan and Pratt was devoted to the Seattle Seahawks. Well, before the game last Sunday, the two made a bet that whoever lost would have to visit a charity of the winner's choice dressed as their respective Marvel character. And since the Patriots won, Pratt suited up for a charity visit.

 Posted February 6 in Cool Stuff, Marvel, Photos | Comments

Watch: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Gets Saucy, Impressive LEGO Trailer

Fifty Shades of Grey LEGO

While it's normally sci-fi or fantasy blockbusters like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug or Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy that get fans excited enough to create LEGO versions of the film's trailers, this time we the building brick is used for an anticipated movie of another kind. Fifty Shades of Grey is coming next weekend, and it's going to make some huge bank. So Antonio Toscano thought it was a good idea to give the erotic romance its own LEGO trailer as well. It's very well done, but also pretty funny, if only because watching two LEGO minifigures kiss, let alone tease the intense bondage scenes. Watch below!

 Posted February 6 in Cool Stuff, To Watch | Comments

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