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James Gunn has been known to give Play-Doh to cast and crew members as a reward for their hard work. He notes that “smelling it reminds me of childhood and pure creativity. So I like giving out that experience on set.”

This is what happens when you give Play-Doh to a bunch of props guys working on a big budget film like Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

(James Gunn via Tor)

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The mysteries of the Doctor Strange Lego set have been revealed—but it’s resulted in even more mysteries.

Thanks to Amazon Japan, we have our first look at the upcoming Lego set for Doctor Strange. It appears that the set is a recreation of Strange’s “Sanctum Sanctorum” in New York. The details—like the Vishanti seal on the window—are fantastic, but the set also raises plenty of questions. Like, for instance, what gives with the giant tentacle demon monster? Is that something we’ll see in the film?

The set will be available later this August. [click to continue…]

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Whether you’re old school or new, Penguin Random House and Little Golden Books has Ghostbusters for your little ones by New York Times bestselling author John Sazaklis and illustrated by Alan Baston.

The Original Ghostbusters:

For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters in a lighthearted Little Golden Book retelling that will introduce them to Slimer, Ecto-1, and, of course, the Ghostbusters!

The New Ghostbusters:

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. The Ghostbusters are back and ready to save the world! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this laugh-out-loud Little Golden Book retelling, which features some of their favorite moments from the new hit film!

Starting September 13th, you’ll be able to introduce your kids to the magical question; “Who you gonna call?”.

Product Pages: Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call (Ghostbusters 2016) $4.99 / Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters) $3.87

(via Slashfilm)

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The rule is that every popular thing will be mashed up with Star Wars at some point. I’m sure it’s written down on some ancient slab in a museum somewhere.

So, someone had to do a Star Wars / Suicide Squad mashup trailer, and The Unusual Suspects answered the call of the gods.

Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Star Trek turns 50 this year, and in honor of the occassion, Paramount Pictures will release a special Star Trek 50th Anniversary Blu-ray set that has everything a fan of the original series could want.

The set, which arrives on September 6th (currently available for pre-order at $208.99), will feature the following: [click to continue…]

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The following supercut video features some of the most heartbreaking moments in movie history. It’s also over 10 minutes long. Can you get through the whole thing without crying?

If the screenshot above is already too much, just bow out now. There’s no shame in it but, let’s be honest—YOU CAN’T HANDLE THIS.

Still with me? Prepare to test your mettle. And don’t worry—there’s a breather or two in there. I would consider Titanic to be a breather anyway. [click to continue…]

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Creating art in a medium like LEGO can be rewarding but also frustrating. Especially when something it took you three days to build can be shattered into thousands of pieces in the space of seconds.

That’s exactly what happened to LEGO artist Zhao just one hour after his LEGO Nick from Zootopia went on display at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. Over $15,000 worth of bricks got a push from a little kid who got under the display ropes and the rest is history.

The kid’s parents were mortified and offered up both apologies and compensation, but Zhao, as heartbroken as he may have been about the loss, assured them it was okay and that the child hadn’t meant to break it.

I think it may be a good idea to put in some plexiglass next time, because the ropes ain’t cutting it. At least his work will live on in the pictures below. [click to continue…]

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These gorgeous pictures of the Millennium Falcon on the Pinewood Studios set for Episode VIII were snapped by Oblivion State. Apparently, the location was discovered by a group of urban explorers who had the good fortune to arrive when no filming was taking place—so they were able to examine the set unfettered.

If you’d like an up close look at the Falcon’s exterior and a glimpse of Ahch-To, check out some very pretty pictures below (I didn’t spot anything spoilery). [click to continue…]

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Cosplayer and all around awesome geek girl Victoria Schmidt aka Scruffy Rebel is at MegaCon this weekend and spotted this utterly adorable R2-Fett. Or is it R2-F2? Fett2-D2? Whatever you call him, he’s cute. See him in action below. [click to continue…]

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Marvel has released a preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic adaptation, and this 6-issue limited series by writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and artist Luke Ross (Hercules) sure is pretty.

The preview gives us a look at a couple pages, the cover by Esad Ribic and different variant covers by Esad Ribic, Joe Quesada, Phil Noto, and John Cassaday. The Quesada variant already has a special place in my heart.

I’m definitely going to put this on my pull list. What about you? Check out more pics after the break…