Nicole Wakelin

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We are getting a live-action Goosebumps movie and it has a weird plot along with some terrifying monsters. The film stars Jack Black as author, R.L. Stine, whose books were actually serving as prisons for the monsters. The original synopsis reads:

In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

See more monsters after the break (including a super creepy ventriloquist dummy).

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invaders

Video game graphics have come a long way since the days of Pong and Space Invaders. Those games may be old and dated now, but they were the foundation for the games we play today. This series of videos will take you from the earliest games with their blocky, unrealistic characters to today’s incredibly realistic games that look so good you’d swear they’re real.

See the videos after the break.

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Although this modern trailer for The Last Starfighter may have you itching for a remake, it doesn’t look likely. Quite a few people have tried getting the rights to the film with no luck. The list of those who have tried and failed includes Gary Whitta, Seth Rogen, and even Steven Spielberg.

The news came via a tweet from Seth Rogen in which he revealed Spielberg personally told him that he’d had no luck getting the rights. Following the trail of tweets, it all comes back to the film’s writer, Jonathan R. Betuel, who has no interest in seeing the movie revived. It’s easy to understand why he is protective of the movie, but it’d still be nice to see what could be done with the film today in the right hands.

See Rogen’s tweet after the break.

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millennium falcon rug

This Millennium Falcon rug will put the ship that did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs right on your living room floor. It measures 59″ x 79″ and is an officially licensed Star Wars product. Made of 100% polyester.

Product Page ($100 via 7 Gadgets)

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We’ve featured Isaiah Stephens before for his incredible artwork. This time it’s for striking new versions of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. These updated Rangers come complete with an entirely new sci-fi style. They’re sexy and badass and will make you wish they’d do a movie with this futuristic version of the Rangers.

See more pictures after the break.

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terminator

No one is really sure what to expect from the upcoming Terminator: Genisys movie, but we do know we’re getting good old Arnold back as the Terminator. If you’re worried about whether or not he can pull it off at 67 years of age, this photo tweeted by cClickenbeard ought to lay your worries to rest.

See the tweet after the break.

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It came as no surprise to Christian Bale that a new Batman was cast for Batman v. Superman, but he was still jealous when he heard that Ben Affleck got the role. He told Empire:

I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, ‘Oh go on… Let’s do another.’ So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.

I have to say that staring “into nothing for half an hour” is much more of an emotional reaction than we would expect from someone who seemed so adamant about moving on from the role. Bale went on to say that he did manage to shake off the funk once he absorbed the news and even reached out to Affleck.

But I’m 40. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman…I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did.

The internet didn’t have the best reaction to news that Affleck had been cast in the role either, so good for Bale that he came to terms with it and even offered to help Affleck.

(Comic Book Movie via io9)

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We’re all going to get our first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an upcoming trailer that will start showing this Friday. J.J. Abrams confirmed the rumors via a note on twitter and the Internet went nuts. The 88-second trailer is only going to be shown in 30 theaters at launch, so you might have to drive a bit to find one near you. Gas up the tank and get ready to go because it’s time for a road trip.

See the full list after the break.

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Dinosaurs would make the ultimate pets, until they ate you for dinner, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to mashup Ace Ventura with Jurassic Park. You can’t help but be awed by the ridiculousness of it all. And if that’s not enough Ace Ventura, watch a second mashup with him and Daryl Dixon which, as you’d guess, doesn’t end well for the pet detective.

See the videos after the break.

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The Lego Detective’s Office set, due out in January (for $159.99), has a fantastic level of detail for the set’s intrepid gumshoe. This is the tenth modular building that Lego has released and it comes with six minifigures along with hidden trap doors and secret stash barrels. The city block includes the second-floor detective’s office, a barbershop and a pool hall that will provide for hours of creative play for kids or adults.

See more pictures and a video after the break that explains more about the secret candy smuggling operation going on right under the detective’s nonexistent nose.

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