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How do you create a place that doesn’t exist? That was the challenge by George Lucas, JJ Abrams, and company in filming the Star Wars saga. Several filming locations were filmed and set pieces were built to create the atmosphere of planets in a far away galaxy. The deserts of Tatooine can be found in both Tunisia and the US, the ice planet of Hoth was actually a glacier in Norway, and even the resistance air base on D’Qar is a real air force base found in the UK. Star Wars filming locations can found all over the map, and most can even be visited.

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The Alien Evolution Infographic

Watching the movies in the Alien franchise, it’s easy to forget that the titular monster is actually a man in a suit. The slick, onyx-colored skin of the Xenomorph, the spindly, whip-like limbs, the dome-shaped head—these features seem so inhuman that it’s hard to imagine the creature being anything but another species from an unknown planet. However, this creature was man-made, dreamt up in industrial nightmare by artist H.R. Giger. Over the course of the main four films in the series, Giger and fellow designers tweaked and modified the Xenomorph, evolving the creature little-by-little. This infographic shows you the changes made in each film, from its original appearance in 1979 through Alien: Resurrection in 1997.  

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Summer of 2016 is bringing us a reboot of the popular Ghostbusters franchise, marking a 27-year gap between films. Since Ghostbusters became a cultural phenomenon in the 80s, talks of a third movie had been in the works shortly after the release of Ghostbusters II in the 90s. Dan Aykroyd, the driving force behind the franchise, initially pitched a third installment, but the studio had turned it down due to it's outrageous $150 million budget. For perspective, the 2016 release Ghostbusters has reported to have a budget of $154 million, so the budget for Aykroyd's movie adjusted for inflation would be around $275 million today! Throughout most of the past decade, Ghostbusters III had been in various forms of development with scripts being drafted and Aykroyd continually providing updates on the progress. However, the movie was ultimately scrapped in favor of the upcoming...

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Halloween Costumes for Redheads

Redheads are widely known to be feisty, sassy, unpredictable, and a lot of fun, so it's not surprising that your group of pals are begging you to go out in costume this Halloween. Why not dress up in a way that will compliment one of your best features: your flaming locks! It's a great way to show off one of your favorite traits while looking like the pop culture character you love. We've rounded up some of the most recognizable characters who proudly sport a crimson mane, so pick out your favorite and don the costume. You'll love the freedom of not wearing a pesky wig while receiving compliments on your adorable hairdo. Don't be surprised if you hear, “Oh wow, your wig looks perfect.” You'll love smiling and saying, “It's not a wig... I'm a natural redhead!”

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8 Tim Burton Adult Coloring Book Pages

Tim Burton has a directing style that is instantly recognizable. Dark colors, quirky details, and gothic imagery are all motifs found in Burton's movies, and they're all a big part of why so many people are big fans. That's why we thought creating some free adult coloring book pages based on scenes from his films would be such a perfect idea! Yes, most of the scenes are creepy and dreary, but there are definitely plenty of colorful moments in the movies, like the bright green of the trees in Nightmare Before Christmas, the teal and turquoise hues of Cheshire Cat in his version of Alice in Wonderland, and the glowing red flames of the pet store in Pee-wee's Big Adventure. But, even so, better sharpen up those gray crayons, because with characters like Jack Skellington, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and the entire cast of Ed Wood, you'll need 'em!

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Halfway to Halloween blog post

Why does Halloween only come once a year? It seems like a real bummer that the main holiday dedicated to dressing up like crazy characters only comes just once every 365 days. Sure, it turns October into the best month of the year, but what about those other months that want to be a part of the fun? What about April? It's spring time, the flowers are in bloom, new Game of Thrones episodes are on, and superheroes are fighting each other. If that's not deserving of a little bit of costumed fun, then what is? Well, April's in luck, which means you're in luck. Coincidentally, this spring time month is Halfway to Halloween! That makes it the perfect opportunity to treat yourself by dressing up in a Batman costume, or getting the party started in a Puppy Monkey Baby costume. There's a lot that's been going on this year, so let's take a look at all the things happening to find some inspiration for the many costume looks you can go with on this glorious holiday.

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