Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation - Ben Schwartz Meets Joe Keery

Fans of Stranger Things who also happen to be fans of the comedy series Parks and Recreation have noticed that Joe Keery (who plays Steve on Netflix’s sci-fi show) looks an awful lot like Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC comedy series. Fans hypothesized that since Stranger Things is set in the fictional Indiana town of Hawkins in the 1980s, it only made sense that he would turn out to be the father of Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation‘s fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.

Thankfully, Ben Schwartz took the time to confirm this theory on The Late Late Show with James Corden back in August, and now we get to see father and son reunited in a series of photos posted to social media by the two actors.

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New Neill Blomkamp Movie

Since director Ridley Scott is busy working on Alien: Covenant right now, director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) has to wait to get his own chapter in the Alien franchise off the ground. The project first came about when he shared some concept art online, and that turned into a real project being developed at 20th Century Fox with Sigourney Weaver back as Ripley and perhaps even Michael Biehn back from the dead as Hicks.

However, when Scott decided to get his follow-up to the Alien prequel Prometheus off the ground quickly, the project that has become known as Alien 5 was put on the backburner. The good news is that leaves Blomkamp with some spare time to work on something completely different, and he just teased a new project with a photo on Instagram teasing some kind of grotesque, deformed human or monsters.

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Star Wars vinyl mash-up albums - Prince

Presumably, there’s a whole galaxy that is chock full of eclectic music in the Star Wars universe. However, fans have only heard a very limited amount of it in the Star Wars movies. There’s Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (aka the Cantina Band) from Star Wars: A New Hope, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band from Return of the Jedi, and the unnamed Star Wars: The Force Awakens band in Maz Kanata’s cantina which is composed of Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert “Sticks” Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon.

But what if the rest of the characters we know in the Star Wars universe all had albums of their own inspired by a variety of popular albums from Earth? One artist has recreated some familiar album covers from the likes of Eminem, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Band, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, but using characters from the Star Wars universe in place of the artists and their album artwork.

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Modern Movie VHS Covers

Even though VHS tapes have long been dead, there are plenty of people who miss the unique cover art that used to come with them. There was something special about the VHS covers that we would see lined up on the shelves of our local video stores, and it’s just not the same with all the glossy, Photoshopped covers we see on most Blu-ray and DVD releases today.

Thankfully, another artist named Steelberg has decided to make even more modern VHS covers for movies released in the past couple years, and they’ll make you wish you could stumble upon these movies, take them home, forget to rewind them and pay a late fee. After the jump, you’ll find modern movie VHS covers for Stranger Things, Ready Player One, Creed, It Follows, The Final Girls, Pacific Rim and more. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Set Photos

The entire Marvel Studios panel from Comic-Con was a real treat for fans who waited in line overnight to get a taste of what the future holds for their favorite comic book heroes. But one of the highlights was undoubtedly the panel for Thor: Ragnarok. Since there wasn’t much footage to be glimpsed as the production had only been up and running for a week or two, director Taika Waititi put together a little mockumentary with Thor living in an average apartment with some random dude. It was hilarious, and you can get our whole recap of what was show in our coverage from the Marvel Comic-Con panel right here.

Thankfully, after that hilarious short, fans were treated to a bunch of behind the scenes footage, concept art and animatics teasing what’s to come in the third installment of Thor’s franchise. One of the more intriguing parts was a shot of Thor on a blue screen soundstage with warpaint on his face and an extremely short haircut. Now we get a look at Chris Hemsworth with his short new do in a couple Thor Ragnarok set photos posted to Instagram by co-star Mark Ruffalo. Check them out below. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Set Photo

Yesterday marked exactly one year until we see Spider-Man return to the big screen in his own movie with Spider-Man: Homecoming. To tease what Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have in store, the film’s star Tom Holland took to Instagram to post an awesome selfie from the set. Not only does it show Holland in the Spider-Man suit, but it also shows him hanging high above the film’s crew, just like a spider can. Check out the Spider-Man Homecoming set photo after the jump. Read More »

Transformers The Last Knight Set Photo

Yesterday plenty of United States citizens celebrated Independence Day by lighting off some fireworks, because there’s nothing more American than blowing some stuff up after you’ve had every meat known to mankind. However, I’m willing to bet that your fireworks were nothing compared to the kind of explosions that happened on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight. Thanks to Michael Bay‘s Instagram, you can get a glimpse of what they were shooting on set yesterday, and there’s just as much firepower as you’d expect.

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Movie Locations Then and Now

Even though many movies end up being shot on the backlots of studios, there are plenty that end up shooting on location in real places around the world. One photographer has decided to visit the real shooting locations of movies like Halloween, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Wayne’s World, Back to the Future and more, but instead of just shooting a photo of the location without any context, he’s been posting them matched up perfectly with the original shots from the movies.

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Chris Evans

In 2011, audiences started learning pretty quickly who Chris Evans was when he appeared on the big screen as the title superhero in Captain America: The First Avenger. But before that, he already had a solid career as an actor with roles in the Fantastic Four franchise, as well as other not-so-great movies such as Cellular. Thankfully, there were some good movies like Sunshine, The Losers and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World before that too.

However, just a few years before Chris Evans really launched his big screen career with Not Another Teen Movie in 2001, he was just another kid begging to get a foot into the door of the entertainment industry. And now we have some evidence of where Evans was hoping to start with the cover letter he sent to various companies back in 1998, attempting to get an internship.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Warcraft Cosplay

Even though the early buzz on the Warcraft movie hasn’t been that great, that didn’t stop Halloween and Freaky Friday star Jamie Lee Curtis and her son from showing their excitement at the premiere. The mother-son duo showed up in full orc wardrobe, with Curtis dressed up as an orc shaman and her son Tom as an orc warrior. As you can see, we’re not just talking about throwing on some armor, but full face paint too.

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