Indiana Jones is a pretty confident guy. I mean, you would have to be when you’re taking on Nazis and ancient booby traps. But what if Indy wasn’t so confident? What would the famous archeologist be like if he was more like… well, Charlie Brown?

Chris Thornley, aka Raid 71, has the answer. He recently created some amusing illustrations of the Peanuts gang as key characters from the Indiana Jones universe and it works really well.

Check out more illustrations after the break…

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The folks at unPOP spent over a month making a very elaborate and very clever stop-motion animated short as a tribute to J.K. Rowling and the world of Harry Potter.

In the short titled “Hogwarts”, a young boy stays up late reading The Prisoner of Azkaban, but after he falls asleep, the pages literally come to life and transform into the magical school.

Watch the charming video after the break.

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Thanks to this new UK trailer, you’ve got your first chance to see what the hell this crazy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film will look like. Take note:

Doctor Sighting: :08
Classiness Ends: :31

Check it out after the break…

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RHPS anniversary

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and, for a film that flopped when it first came out, there’s a lot to celebrate. If there’s one constant in the world, it’s that RHPS is being shown every Saturday night at midnight somewhere in the world. The people attending may change, and the callback lines aren’t always the same, but my experience as a 13-year old running around in a Columbia costume is just the same as some fabulous Frank-N-Furter standing in front of the screen acting out the movie—joy.

In celebration of both the 40th anniversary and the release of the special edition Blu-ray, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, and Meat Loaf to talk about the making of the film and the impact it’s had over the decades.

Barry Bostwick explains the RHPS phenomenon pretty well. In regard to the cosplayers, he says, “…I think that’s what people respond to. That they can be any character in it if they have the balls to stand up and put those costumes on”.

I’d change it up for those attending just a bit –– everyone was a virgin once, but you can be your most free and joyous self if you have the balls to walk into the theater.

Photo by Art Streiber.

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When 14-year old Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu, Hawaii auditioned for the role of Moana in the upcoming Disney animated film of the same name, she thought there was no way she’d ever get the role. She was thrilled just for the opportunity.

When she got a callback, she was even more excited –– but she wasn’t quite as excited as the producer and directors wanted, so they asked her to imagine how she’d feel if she found out she’d been offered the role.

What followed was Disney magic at it’s best. I’ve never see someone become a Disney Princess right before my eyes. I may have shed a tear or two over it.

Watch the video after the break.

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disney star wars

PistolShrimps took the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and went full Disney with it. My personal favorite has to be the hyenas. I don’t think I’d mess with a blaster-carrying hyena.

Watch the video after the break…

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It didn’t occur to me at the time, but the Dejarik table and Leia’s message in Star Wars were, for many of us, our first exposure to the concept of holograms. In the years since the movies, we have come pretty close to making this technology a reality.

On that note, developer Ian Martin has come as close to building a real Dejarik table as is possible for a guy working in his garage. It may not have true holographic pieces yet, but I have a feeling he’s going to figure it out.

What he has created is a 1:1 scale replica of Holochess monsters and Dejarik table, complete with with working electronics. The table has 10 working knobs, 54 working buttons, 26 lights, and two LCD display screens plus a program that Martin has written based on the unofficial rules.

While he may be using physical monsters for not, he’s been doing augmented reality tests that show real promise. You can check out that test along with more pictures and video after the break…

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the martian

The Martian is the best nerd movie of 2015. I know, I know, there’s a Star Wars movie coming out two and a half months from now. (Holy crap guys there is a new Star Wars coming out two and a half months from now.) God, Mickey Mouse, and J.J. Abrams willing, it will be worthy of the legacy of the original trilogy… or at least it won’t have any floppy earned, intelligence-insulting racial caricatures designed for the sole purpose of selling toys.

But I’ve hopped into my DeLorean, stopped off at October 21st for some sweet hoverboard action, moved ahead to December, watched The Force Awakens (that Howard the Duck cameo was insane), and returned to the good ol’ present day to tell you: The Martian is nerd supreme.

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delorean golf cart

Endless mulligans at only 8.8 mph!

This beauty was created by David and Vicki Heykants, John Perrin, and Lucas Evanochko of Dual Divisions as a commission for The Red Deer College 30th Annual Golf Classic.

David did a tremendous amount of work on this project; the Mr Fusion is entirely made of metal. It also hides a cooler inside. The front end? All metal. The side panels with all the electronic items? Metal. Yes, this cart is built to last.

It also features buttons that play music and effects from the films as well as an Android tablet that functions as a virtual time circuit.

Take a closer look at the DeLorean golf cart in the videos and image gallery after the break…

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Hot Toys has unveiled their First Order TIE Pilot sixth scale collectible figure and it’s just as fantastic as the previous releases in their Star Wars: The Force Awakens lineup.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a newly designed glossy black TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, meticulously tailored flight suit, detailed blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!

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