Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray September 13th and you know what that means.

It’s gag reel time.

Okay, sure, there’s the actual movie and other special features, but who cares about that? The gag reel is the best part of any bonus extras.

This sneak preview of the gag reel has dancing, swearing, flubs, and even Chris Evans holding his nose in the cutest way possible. Enjoy. [click to continue…]

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Digital artist Steven Lear is a big fan of music and movies, both of which feature prominently in his mashups. You can tell he’s especially a fan of Star Wars, which he’s reworked as album covers with spectacular results. I’m especially pleased by his Bjork covers keeping it in the family. Check out more of our favorites below. [click to continue…]

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Remember when Chris Pratt and Chris Evans went to visit a children’s hospital together? Well, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston took time out from filming Thor: Ragnarock stop by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and it was just as awesome as you’d imagine.

Loki getting smashed in the face by a young lady wielding Mjolnir may be the best thing ever. Deep down Loki is a real softie. Actually, all the pictures are wonderful. Feels ahead… [click to continue…]

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Remember how people hated the first Star Trek Beyond trailer set to the Beastie Boy’s hit “Sabotage”? Welllllll, if you’re a die-hard Trek fan that kinda resents the success of Star Wars, you’ll be unhappy to hear that the song works really well with Rogue One. Decide for yourself after watching the video below. [click to continue…]


Stressed? Nerd Approved is your source for nerdy coloring books for adults. Therefore, it is our duty to inform you that Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One is happening and it is available for pre-order now with shipping slated for December 20th 2016.

It’s early yet, but as the cover image reveals, there will be “100 images to inspire creativity”.

Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One ($15.99)

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YouTuber KaptainKristian has put together a video that breaks down a little of the visual effects history of the original Jurassic Park, which goes a long way to explain why the movie’s effects still hold up today. The secret, apparently, is restraint in terms of using CG technology that was still in it’s infancy. A smart balance of practical and CG effects was key.

For instance, I knew that most of the dinosaur visuals weren’t computer-generated, but I didn’t know there were only 14 minutes of dinosaurs in the entire movie, and that only six of those minutes were computer-generated.

Check out the video below for the complete breakdown. In the wake of The Force Awakens, it’s yet another reminder that there is definitely such a thing as too much CGI. [click to continue…]


We knew, all of us, deep in our bones, that this day would come. The “Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition” box set containing the extended versions of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies is coming. To say that it is “elaborate” would be a massive understatement.

I mean yes, we are in fact talking about thirty (30) discs containing every piece of bonus and supplemental material released to date. But that doesn’t impress you, does it? Mr. Collector, Mr. Completionist, Mr. “I Already Own Three Copies Of Each Movie On Both DVD And Blu-ray So I’ve Seen Every Behind-The-Scenes Snippet You Could Care To Rustle Up.” How’s about each film being presented in its own book, complete with faux leather cover? How about sitting those books on a very special wooden book shelf with a design approved by Peter Jackson himself? How about a recreation of the Red Book of Westmarch which contains official concept art and recreated concept art by Alan Lee and John Howe?

Yeah, piqued your interest now, haven’t we? Okay, so here’s the big question. How are you doing with money? Because you’ll have to drop a whopping $800 to own this limited edition set during the pre-order period. More details are available in the image below (click to enlarge). [click to continue…]


I think it’s safe to say that most people (myself included) are excited about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But the question on everyone’s lips is “What does Kylo Ren think?”. Well, Auralnauts have answered that question with the following parody perfection. [click to continue…]

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Hook, and nothing will make you feel older than seeing this side by side comparison of the Lost Boys then and now.

Entertainment Tonight caught up with the Lost Boys during a photoshoot with 22 Vision to talk about the film and pay tribute to Robin Williams on the second anniversary of his death. Check out an additional pic and the behind-the-scenes video below. [click to continue…]


As it turns out, that live-action Futurama fan film trailer we gushed about last month is the real deal. Fan-O-Rama is coming, and even Hypnotoad is going to be along for the ride.

Created by Tested‘s Frank Ippolito and special effects artist Brian Wade (Stranger Things, The Terminator), this Hypnotoad comes complete with animated eyes and a lifelike breathing motion. See how it was made in the video below. [click to continue…]