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‘South Park’ Escape Room Opens in Chicago Today, Expanding to More Cities Soon

Have you heard of the latest entertainment sensation called escape rooms? A group of friends get together and get locked in a room full of puzzles, clues and locks that must be navigated in order to get out of the room. Each escape room usually has some kind of theme and narrative to add some layers of fun, and now Comedy Central’s best known series will be getting one of its own. A new South Park escape room is opening today, May 15 at Escape the Room Chicago, and it will soon expand to more m...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, South Park, Comedy Central, Events, Chicago, United States, Animation, Dallas, Cool Stuff, Oakbrook Center, Creations, Oakbrook IL, San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, Cartman s Escape Room


Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver Give Plenty of Praise ‘Alien’ High School Play That Went Viral

Last weekend, a high school stage production of Alien went viral when images and video of the impressive play by a New Jersey drama club hit the web. The hype was enough to gain the attention of the official Alien Anthology account from 20th Century Fox (which may be in the hands of a Disney employee now), but now the students will be riding a whole new wave of pride thanks to some praise from Alien director Ridley Scott and the film’s star Sigourney Weaver. First up, Ridley Scott wrote a let...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, New Jersey, Sigourney-Weaver, Ridley-Scott, James Cameron, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Cool Stuff, Scott, New World, Scott Free, Walter Hill, Creations, North Bergen High School


Check Out an Impressive ‘Alien’ Stage Production Put on By a New Jersey High School

20th Century Fox has been acquired by The Walt Disney Company, but their legacy of decades of contributions to cinema will live on. And a group of high school students are already doing their part to keep their flame burning. Over the weekend, a high school drama club in North Bergen, New Jersey hosted a stage production of the sci-fi horror classic Alien. And once you see the pictures and video from the play below, you’ll be amazed at what this group of teens pulled off. First up, just check...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Fox, New Jersey, Sequels, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Cool Stuff, The Walt Disney Company, Video Of The Day, Creations, Paul Owens, New Jersey High School, North Bergen New Jersey, Andrew Fernandez, North Bergen High School


VOTD: Wes Anderson’s ‘Star Wars’, or ‘The War Galactic’, Commissioned by Patton Oswalt

We’ve seen plenty of different interpretations of Star Wars that mash-up the iconic sci-fi saga with various other intellectual properties just for the hell of it. But when artist Sillof takes the time to craft a custom line of Star Wars action figures with your favorite characters given incredible new sculpts and style makeovers, you pay attention. Sillof has already created a bunch of different custom Star Wars action figure lines with George Lucas’ creations remixed in the styles of Mad Max,...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Wes-Anderson, Bill Murray, George Lucas, Patton-Oswalt, Cool Stuff, Video Of The Day, Creations, Sillof, Royal Tenebaum


VOTD: The Hacksmith Created a “Real” Lightsaber, and It’s Probably Not for a Civilized Age

If there’s one sci-fi weapon that audiences have wanted to see become a reality ever since it was introduced, it’s a lightsaber from the Star Wars universe. The glowing sword that can deflect lasers, cut through almost anything, and makes the coolest sounds ever is one of the most iconic props in cinematic history, and now it’s finally real…kinda. The Hacksmith is a YouTube channel that uses real engineering skills to take fictional ideas from movies, video games and comics, and make real worki...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, America, Thor, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Creations


VOTD: Massive ‘Indiana Jones’ LEGO Diorama Brings ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Opening to Life

Who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? All of the movies featuring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist and adventurer just recently hit Netflix, but if you don’t have time to sit and watch them, maybe this incredible Indiana Jones LEGO creation that took over 300 hours to build will hold you over for the time being. Master builder Caleb Watson built an incredible Raiders of the Lost Ark LEGO diorama that recreates the opening scene where Indiana Jones retrieves the Fertility Idol that is kept safe by a...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Indiana, Netflix, Lego, Watson, Harrison Ford, Paramount Pictures, Indiana-Jones, Cool Stuff, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Creations, Brothers Brick, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark, Caleb Watson


Cool Stuff: Massive ‘Back to the Future’ LEGO DeLorean Time Machine Is Pretty Heavy

The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine, why not make it out of tens of thousands of building blocks? That’s exactly what master builders Russell Søren-Larsen and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught did when they were got permission from Universal Pictures to create a massive replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine out of thousands of LEGO bricks. More specifically, this LEGO DeLorean time machine is made up of 65,143 pieces and it took the duo (and a team of five oth...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Lego, Cool Stuff, Universal Pictures, Creations, Back-to-the-Future, McNaught, Russell Søren Larsen, Ryan The Brickman McNaught


POTD: This Miniature Video Store Replica Perfectly Captures VHS Glory Days

In recent years, video stores have gone by the wayside as streaming services like Netflix and Hulu continue to captivate our attention and digital film libraries replace our physical movie collections. Gone are the days when families would head to the local video rental shop to pick up a tape or even a DVD for the weekend. But one effects designer is trying to keep the nostalgia alive with a cool creation. Andrew Glazebrook, perhaps better known as Morbid Decay, created a miniature replica of a...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Hulu, Cool Stuff, Creations, Andrew Glazebrook


Friday Fun: Amazing Paper Creations

Have you ever made a paper plane or a piece of origami? Maybe you have a knack for painting, printing or drawing. Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that create the most amazing masterpieces. Take paper for instance. This simple medium can be truly transformative. Artists around the world dedicate their life’s work to the manipulation of paper into beautiful pieces of artwork. This week, we’re taking a look at some truly inspiring pieces of art created with simple pieces of paper. Some are sc...
Tags: Art, Friday Fun, Sculpture, Artwork, Paper, Lifehacks, Office Fun, Creations, Cut Out


Cool Stuff: ‘TRON Legacy’ Light Cycle Is Becoming An Official LEGO Set

Over the years, there have been several awesome custom LEGO sets that have made it to the LEGO Ideas project approval stage, but many of them haven’t been approved by the board who decides which one becomes official LEGO sets. We’ve missed out on seeing possible sets for Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park and The Golden Girls come to fruition, but we’ve also been blessed with sets for Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and WALL-E. Now one more fantastic LEGO set that movie fans will love has been a...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Nbc, Office, Lego, Lego Ideas, Tron, Cool Stuff, Shaun, Command Center, Blues Brothers, Disney/Pixar, Dunder Mifflin, Creations, Tron Legacy, Suzuki Junya


Cool Stuff: Are You Worthy Enough to Wield Thor’s Flying Mjolnir Drone?

Thor’s trust hammer Mjolnir may have met its end thanks to the return of Hela the goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok (in theaters everywhere now), but that’s not stopping one talented engineer from trying to wield the power of the godly weapon. Usually Thor’s hammer is only able to be wielded by those who are worthy. But when it comes to a custom flying Mjolnir drone, anyone with the patience to figure out how to fly the unique RC quadcopter can summon the weapon forged in the heart of a dying ...
Tags: Movies, Thor, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Nerdist, Mjolnir, Disney/Pixar, Creations, Allen Pan, Hela, Wield THOR


Cool Stuff: Someone Built a ‘Back to the Future’ Time Machine Out of a Volkswagen Bus

“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” That’s the reason Doc Brown gave to Marty McFly for turning a DeLorean into a time machine, and one Back to the Future fan decided to take that attitude to heart when building their own time machine. The car dealership Velocity Motorcars has a customized 1967 Volkswagen Bus that has been redesigned to look like the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. As you can see, it even has the fam...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Volkswagen, Cool Stuff, Marty Mcfly, Doc Brown, Creations, Back-to-the-Future


Cool Stuff: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Comes to Life in a Huge Custom LEGO Set

There’s no better time to be a LEGO collector as the building block company is putting out some of the best sets that they’ve ever created, even taking custom creations built by fans and turning them into real sets. Sadly, there are some sets that we won’t ever see turned into official LEGO sets, but that doesn’t mean we can’t admire the craftsmanship, detail and time that went into making them. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the latest film to get a custom LEGO set created by some ingenious master...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Lego, Animation, Robert Zemeckis, Cool Stuff, Benny, Roger Rabbit, Creations, Who-Framed-Roger-Rabbit, Toon Town, KC Bricklab, Maroon Studios, Benny the Cab


See the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Recreated on an Apple II Computer from 1984

Fans are patiently waiting for a new trailer to satisfy their appetites for more footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not only have we only see one teaser trailer so far, but we’re going to need something exciting to take our mind off the worrisome production of the Han Solo spin-off that is currently waiting to restart production with Ron Howard behind the camera, replacing the fired duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller. Helping to hold us over, we’ve gotten an 8-bit version of the quick trailer ...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Sequels, Chris Miller, Movie Trailers, Lucasfilm, Ron Howard, Cool Stuff, Phil, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Creations, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wahyu Ichwandardi


Watch & Listen: A ‘Star Wars’ Parody of the Entire ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Album

Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of The Beatles, you probably know their famous album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Personally, I think it’s one of the band’s best albums, but some genius went and made it even better by adding more than a little Star Wars to the mix. YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja has taken the entirety of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and rewritten the lyrics to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s an incredible piece of parody work that may even ma...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, The Beatles, Sequels, Musical, Lucasfilm, Lucy, Leia, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Al Yankovic, Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fandom, Star-Wars, Soundtracks


Cool Stuff: This ‘Rogue One’ Fan Built an Incredible Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

There are plenty of dedicated Star Wars fans out there who pour money into creating intricate, detailed costumes that allow them to dress up as their favorite characters. There are even more technically skilled fans who have been able to build working versions of droids like R2-D2. But how does a fan build a droid like K-2SO? The reprogrammed Imperial droid from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t the kind of droid brought to life by a man in a suit like C-3PO, and it’s not the kind of droid tha...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Rogue One, Moser, Imperial, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Creations, Alan Tudyk, Hal Hickel, Darren Moser


‘Rick and Morty’ Mod Makes ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Amazing and Weird All at Once

The video game Grand Theft Auto V has been out for about three and a half years now, but fans keep coming up with new ways to make the game more exciting, at least for those who play it on their computers. There have been mods adding The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man to the video game, and there was even an official update that introduced vehicles that were essentially TRON lightcycles into the mix. But a recent mod is one of the weirdest and coolest we’ve seen yet. A modder known as Jedidiah515...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Movies, Animation, Grand Theft Auto 5, Cool Stuff, Grand Theft Auto V, McDonald, Kotaku, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Ricks, Creations, Mortys, Rick Sanchez Check


Explore Detailed 3D Floor Plans from TV Sets of ‘The Office’, ‘Parks and Recreation’ & More

Though the production design of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation do their best to make the primary locations feel like a real place, it’s a sad reality that fans will never be able to walk through the offices of the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company or the Pawnee City Hall. But the marketing department over at the real estate company Drawbotics decided to give us the next best thing. Using their graphic design skills, Drawbotics created 3D floor plans of the sets of shows like The Offi...
Tags: Television, Movies, The Office, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation, The IT Crowd, Mad Men, Cool Stuff, Photo of the Day, Creations


Cool Stuff: Ghostbusters, Fictional Food, Walking Dead, 1990’s Nickelodeon and Star Wars

Cool Stuff if your nerdarific pop-culture filled holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we take a look at Playmobil’s new line of Ghostbusters toys, McFarlane’s Walking Dead Daryl Dixon On Bike resin statue, Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food 2 screenprints, Big Bobett Holiday vinyl figure, 1990’s Nickelodeon Funko Pop figures and a magnetic floating U-Wing ship statue from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Walking Dead Daryl Dixon On Bike Resin Statue Fr...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Toys, Movies, The Walking Dead, Amc, Los Angeles, Ghostbusters, AAA, Nickelodeon, Cool Stuff, Playmobil, Daryl, McFarlane, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Daryl Dixon


Learn How to Make A Big Kahuna Burger Inspired ‘Pulp Fiction’ [Video]

There’s no doubt that one of the most iconic scenes in Pulp Fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta confront Brett and his friends to retrieve a briefcase with an unknown object inside. In the scene, Jackson takes it upon himself to take a bite out of Brett’s cheeseburger, which he says they got from a place called Big Kahuna Burger, described as a Hawaiian burger joint. Now one YouTube cook has taken it upon himself to make a “tasty burger” inspired by the one that Jackson takes a ...
Tags: Movies, Jackson, Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Brett, AV Club, Video Of The Day, Quentin-Tarantino, Creations, Big Kahuna Burger, Big Kahuna


Fanmade ‘Blade Runner’ VR Project Walks Through Rick Deckard’s Apartment [Video]

Perhaps the most fascinating prospect about the advancement of virtual reality in recent years is that it will allow us to explore some of the fictional worlds that we love so much. While this may not be as easy with some of the older films we love, new movies are creating VR experiences that go hand-in-hand with the stories that we’ll see told on the big screen. However, one software engineer decided to take it upon himself to recreate the set from one classic sci-fi movie in virtual reality. ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Virtual Reality, Cool Stuff, Don, Engadget, Rick Deckard, Deckard, Creations, Blade-Runner, Rick Deckard Harrison Ford


VOTD: ‘Rogue One’ AT-ACT Gets Turned Into an Incredible Backyard Playhouse

One of the most recognizable vehicles from the Star Wars trilogy are the AT-AT Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back. Even young Peter Parker referenced them when he was tying up Giant-Man’s legs during the massive airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. Well, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Imperial vehicle gets a slight makeover, and one inventive fan decided to bring that vehicle right into his backyard. We’ll see the AT-ACT ( All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport) in action later this...
Tags: Movies, Ebay, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Captain America, Cool Stuff, Rogue One, Colin Furze, Peter Parker, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Creations, Furze


VOTD: These Water-Powered ‘Star Wars’ Speeder Bikes Are The Real Deal

While some of the technology that was once just the dream of sci-fi filmmakers has become real, most of what we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe is still just fantasy. Whether it’s ships that can travel at hyperspeed, lightsabers or space stations that can blow up entire planets, we just have to accept that some of these creations may never be real. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t come close to realizing some of our Star Wars dreams. One of the most exciting sequences from Return of the Je...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Devin, Wilhelm, Star-Wars, Gadgets/Tech, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Creations, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi


Cool Stuff: How to Make A Big, Cheap BB-8 Action Figure More Screen Accurate

The breakout fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year was undoubtedly BB-8. The little ball droid was one of the hottest Christmas gifts, and he’s one of the cutest robots the Star Wars galaxy has ever seen. Over the past year, you’ve undoubtedly seen endless versions of BB-8 on toy shelves, ranging from the extremely tiny to the near life-size iteration. However, most of them don’t quite look like how he droid looks in the movie. But a new tutorial shows how you can f...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Chris, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Creations


LEGO Stranger Things: A Homegrown Brick Recreation Of Netflix’s Popular Series

Even though the buzz surrounding Stranger Things has died down since the summer, fans are hungry for any scrap of news they can get about the second season. But since we don’t frequently get updates like Sean Astin and Paul Reiser being added to the cast in key roles, sometimes we just need some Stranger Things stuff to hold us over, and we’ve got a nice little video to do just that. One dedicated fan and LEGO builder has decided to recreate some of the scenes from Stranger Things using some cu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix, Lego, Cool Stuff, Sean Astin, Stranger Things, Video Of The Day, Paul Reiser, Creations


Cool Stuff: This Backyard Has The Most Detailed, Incredible Disneyland Model We’ve Ever Seen

First and foremost, /Film is all about movies. But as entertainment has evolved over the years, we’ve come to embrace the cinematic nature of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld, the influential place that Saturday Night Live holds in entertainment, and the immersive experience that theme parks provide in an attempt to help us escape into the movies as best they can. So today, we bring you an astounding creation by an architect named Dave Sheegog that will have Disneyland fans i...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Cool Stuff, Anaheim, Sally, Disney/Pixar, Creations, Lightning McQueen


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Completes His ‘Fifth Element’ Weapon Replica After 17 Years

Easily one of the coolest sci-fi weapons of all time is the ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. If you’re not as familiar with the Luc Besson sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis as you should be, it’s the weapon that Gary Oldman demonstrates for his alien crime partners who are trying to steal the elemental stones for him. The gun has a rocket launcher, arrow launcher, net launcher, flamethrower, ice blast, a feature that allows every bullet shot to hit the same target, and of course a self-destruct but...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Sci-fi, Luc Besson, Gary-Oldman, Tested, Adam Savage, Cool Stuff, Bruce Willis, Creations, The Fifth Element


Cool Stuff: This Kid Wins Halloween With His Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Wheelchair Costume

Living with an ailment than keeps you confined to a wheelchair most of the time when you venture out of the house is undoubtedly difficult. But luckily, a nine year old boy named Jeremy with spina bifida has some spectacular parents who make him feel like the coolest kid on the block when heading out into the neighborhood on Halloween. You might remember a story in Star Wars Bits last year where a father turned his son’s wheelchair into a snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes Back. The flaps even...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Jeremy, Ghostbusters, Cool Stuff, Creations


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Built An Incredible Model of ‘The Shining’ Shrubbery Maze

Since it’s October, you’re bound to catch Stanley Kubrick‘s psychological horror masterpiece The Shining at some point (hopefully not ruined by being cut for time and content on television). Of course, even though the movie is perfect for Halloween, it’s really the kind of twisted thriller that can be watched anytime. One of the film’s biggest fans is Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, and he recently showed just how much love he has for the classic when heundertook quite the massive project for ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Thriller, Stanley Kubrick, Tested, Adam Savage, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, The Shining, LACMA, Creations


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Builds A Mobile Movie Theater In A Pick-Up Truck

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has built plenty of awesome props, gadgets, mechanisms and more over the long history of The Discovery Channel program. But his latest endeavor for the folks at Tested might be the coolest creation for all you cinephiles out there. As part of a cross-promotion with Honda, Adam Savage turned their Ridgeline pick-up truck into a mobile movie theater for all those times that you want to go camping, but would like to have everyone able to watch a movie without crowdi...
Tags: Movies, Tested, Adam Savage, Cool Stuff, Creations