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Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly: The Original Back to the Future Fading Photograph

Over the last few days, original archived footage has been unearthed of the original Marty McFly, actor Eric Stoltz, playing the role before Michael J. Fox was called into replace him five weeks into shooting. Oddly enough, what I find most compelling is this alternative fading photograph shot featuring Stoltz instead of Fox. There’s something oddly surreal about seeing someone ...

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Because It’s Friday (For Real This Time): Titanic in 5 Seconds

Yeah, I know, I know, I had a Friday post yesterday, when it really wasn’t even Friday. The point is it’s Friday now, so shut up. For all of you who haven’t seen the film Titanic or those of you who feel like watching it again, here it is, compressed down into five seconds of masterful cinematography and Canadian pop ...

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A Visual Guide to the Lightsabers of the Star Wars Universe

Comparing the size, design and describing the ultimate fate of each lightsaber, this image is the easiest and most straightforward guide to the lightsabers of the Star Wars universe that we’ve ever seen. Well, a more accurate description would be the Star Wars films, because lord knows there were a bunch more lightsabers featured in the various novelizations and comics. ...

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DVD Rewinder: An Indispensable Gadget

I’m not quite sure how my household would get along without this DVD Rewinder, a truly necessary gadget in any man serious about his media. I despise receiving DVDs from Netflix, only to find that they haven’t been properly rewound. I do not care to see the middle of a film before I’ve seen the beginning. It’s almost as irritating ...

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Alternative Star Wars Posters Inspired By Other Popular Movie Posters

Apparently, other movies exist besides Star Wars. And Flickr user Old Red Jalopy uses the posters from these mythical movies as inspiration for, what else, but alternative Star Wars posters. Included in these imaginary renderings are posters inspired by Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and American Beauty. I can only assume that Mark Hammill and Harrison Ford star in ...

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Back to the Future Characters Made Using Wooden Pegs

Think, McFly! Those wooden pegs aren’t going to paint themselves. It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. And that somebody is Etsy user RandomlyGenerated, who created these custom Back to the Future Wooden Peg People. Each detail is there. The suspenders, the red vest, the black beady eyes, the amputated legs. Just like the real thing. So as ...

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Movies That Don’t Exist (But Should)

While Hollywood chugs away at making a movie for every board game and sub-8-bit video game that ever existed (I’ve even heard titters of movies based on Pong and Monopoly), there are so many filmopportunitiesout there that would actually make sense… or at least cause an extreme amount of LOLz. Take The Legend of Zelda for instance. That’s just prime ...

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Mathematician Cracks the Code of Hollywood Blockbusters

Cornell University’s James Cutting has a theory about Hollywood blockbusters. To be a really engaging potential classic, a movie needs to follow the 1/ffluctuation, a mathematical theory that attempts to solve the mystery of attention spans. In his research, Cutting measured the shot length of the 150 highest-grossing movies between 1935 and 2005. He then graphed the varying shot lengths ...

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