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Batmobile replica is street-legal with working flamethrower

Batmobile replica is street-legal with working flamethrower

A fully functional replica of the Batmobile from the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman film will be going up for auction Nov. 30. Many replicas have been made of the various models of Batmobile, but none with quite this level of authenticity. For starters, the flamethrower, afterburner, nine-inch-rise hydraulics and remote start all work. Oh, and you can drive it on actual roads if you want.

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CineFix 8-bit Cinema turns popular movies into classic video game renditions

CineFix 8-bit Cinema turns popular movies into classic video game renditions

If you've ever wondered what your favorite movie would look like as an 8-bit NES video game, the folks over at CineFix have the answer. Several popular movies have been converted into short 8-bit equivalents and posted on YouTube, some of them complete with simulated in-game controls that make it appear that you're watching classic gameplay in action, such as Kubrick's popular The Shining.

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Super Mario Bros. gets dark real-world makeover in “The Four Players” YouTube series

Super Mario Bros. gets dark real-world makeover in “The Four Players” YouTube series

Nintendo is known for its family-friendly leaning, and the characters of Super Mario Bros. are cute enough to make us forget they inhabit a world filled with carnivorous plants. This isn't the case in an alternative-esque series by screenwriter Evan Daugherty, who wrote and directed four short movies in a miniseries called "The Four Players." In Daugherty's world, we see our childhood nostalgia from an entirely too adult reality, complete with grungy sets and dark personal stories.

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Amazon LOVEFiLM hits iPhone and iPod touch with Airplay in tow

Amazon LOVEFiLM hits iPhone and iPod touch with Airplay in tow

It’s time to move into the LOVEFiLM universe for the likes of the iPhone and iPod touch this week as the Amazon app spreads beyond the iPad in the UK. This allows the iPhone and iPod touch to take part in the LOVEFiLM experience where users before were only able to work with the iPad, and now streamed to the Apple TV easier than ever. This push allows users to see television shows galore with a collection of series that’ve been up on the service for quite some time as well as a new collection added more recently just in time for the addition of Airplay.

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Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast Xfinity subscribers may have a new option to get their movie fix soon, if word from sources that spoke to Reuters pans out. Reportedly, the cable service provider plans to offer digital movie downloads and movie streaming for-pay via its set-top boxes and through Xfinity TV's website. If all goes as stated, the functionality could roll out before the end of this year.

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Netflix hit with theatrical miniseries movie proposal

Netflix hit with theatrical miniseries movie proposal

Netflix has recently been toying with the idea of streaming a big theatrical movie the same day it is released in theaters, and according to Business Insider, that might not be the only industry shake up it could participate in. A proposal has been made to the video streaming service that would add a dose of nostalgic influence to theatrical movies -- having a miniseries appear in theaters every few months, streaming shortly after on Netflix.

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Star Wars VII actor auditions online and in-person internationally

Star Wars VII actor auditions online and in-person internationally

There’s a casting call out this week for two major characters in the upcoming Disney-produced Star Wars film, this “Star Wars VII” set to begin shooting in the Spring of 2014. That leaves a window of time between when a new set of talents must be found and when they’ll be needing to actually set out to act, and it would appear that Lucasfilm’s regular behind-closed-doors sessions are a bit askew this time around. What we’ve got instead is an international effort to get the perfect characters in the roles of code-named characters “Rachel” and “Thomas.”

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Internet Archive materials and equipment destroyed in fire

Internet Archive materials and equipment destroyed in fire

Nothing fills out a week full of things being on fire like the Internet Archive headquarters burning in a fire. The blaze, which took place earlier this week, was not catastrophic and no one was harmed, but the San Francisco nonprofit is asking for $600,000 in emergency donations from the public to pay for the hefty repairs and to help compensate for the loss of some physical archival material and equipment.

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Star Wars: Episode VII opening date is December 18th 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII opening date is December 18th 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015, LucasFilm has announced, the contentious new part of the iconic series, to be directed by J.J. Abrams. "We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said today, "where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture."

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