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Chainsaw-Carved Groot Just Became The Best Thing You’ll See All Day

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Chainsaw GrootOutside of certain small social circles, the chainsaw is an underappreciated artistic medium. Wierd, I know. You usually think of it in rustic settings, maybe a lot full of intricately carved bears holding toilet paper, or soaring eagles for sale on the side of a rural road. Most of us don’t often associate this particular form of artistic expression with science fiction, but that doesn’t mean the two sides are mutually exclusive.

Nowhere is this more evident than in this sculpture of Groot, the eight-foot-tall alien tree from Marvel’s mega hit Guardians of the Galaxy. You remember him, he’s the strange looking fella that only ever says, “I am Groot” as a response to every question or direct address. I guess it’s extra appropriate that this version of the big lovable guy is carved out of an actual tree, although on second thought, that could also be viewed as rather morbid and kind of sinister.

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Tomorrowland Images And Plot Details Open Up The Mystery Box

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TomorrowlandSince the very beginning, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been a project shrouded in mystery. We’ve had a vague idea of what he story entails, as well as who most of the primary players involved are, but aside from that, Disney has kept a tight lid on this one. But now we have a few official stills from the movie, and Bird and writer Damon Lindelof have shared a few additional details about the story and what the overall film looks like.

The larger story plays into the mythos and legend of Walt Disney, who was notorious for his fascination with all things futuristic. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Lindelof compares Tomorrowland to another visionary franchise, Harry Potter. He says:

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Return Of The Jedi Production Images Get Us Stoked For Ep’s VII Practical Effects

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JediFeatOne of the things that has us most excited about the new Star Wars movies is Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams‘ commitment to using practical effects, sets, and costumes where appropriate. Sure, you can do some amazing things with CGI these days, but when you can pretty much put digital versions of anything you can imagine up on screen, there’s just something satisfying knowing that there are full-scale X-wings and Millennium Falcons lying around the Episode VII shooting areas. While the success or failure of the revived Star Wars franchise remains to be seen, there’s something about the leaked set photos we’ve seen that just feels more authentically Star Wars than much of the shiny, polished, too-perfect world of the prequel films.

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Is Disney Gearing Up For Digital Releases Of Star Wars Episodes I-VI?

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While the world of live-action Star Wars adventures is currently being bogged down with spoilers, rumors, and rampant speculation, let’s not forget that there are six other Star Wars movies that aren’t done inspiring their own rumors just yet. Ever since Disney first bought up Lucasfilm, there have been murmurings about the possibility of the company re-releasing Episodes I-VI in some format, though legal issues with rights holder Twentieth Century Fox have stood in the way. Until now, possibly. Check out the video below, and sorry that it’s in Italian.

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Syfy’s Town Of The Living Dead: Reality TV And Zombies Are A Surprisingly Fun Pair

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town of the living deadThe world of Syfy reality TV is usually invested in the paranormal and movie make-up, but their newest docu-series Town of the Living Dead is a fun and intriguing entry in the network’s recent attempt to recapitalize on its science fiction roots. Have you ever wanted to make a movie? Jasper, Alabama residents Tina Teeter, John M. Ware, and many others are working towards their dream of making the zombie movie Thr33 Days Dead, working with low funds and relying solely on the dedication of its cast and crew. How long have they been doing it? Oh, about six years.

One part behind-the-scenes production diary and one part Southern slice-of-life comedy, Town of the Living Dead is all on its own in the TV world, mixing the frustrations of sub-microbudget filmmaking in with the actual process itself. The series premiered with two episodes last night, “Jasper Needs Zombies” and “Premature Explosion,” and it looks like each of this initial season’s installments will be focused on particular Thr33 Days Dead scenes being shot, and the problems that ensue.

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Watch Star Wars Rebels’ Next Episode Droids In Peril A Week Early

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starwarsrebelsfirst7After this past weekend, we now officially live in a world with brand new Star Wars, as Disney and Lucasfilm premiered the animated series Star Wars Rebels. The first new addition to the canon after the buyout, the show premiered with the extended special “Spark of Rebellion,” and now, if you’ve got an insatiable hankering for more, but just can’t wait until the next episode debuts on Monday, October 13, on Disney XD, we’ve got good news for you, you’ll be able to watch the second chapter, “Droids in Distress,” online early, and for free. What a deal.

Subscribers to WatchDisneyXD.com are now able to watch “Droids in Distress,” as it was made available over the weekend. Though if you don’t have an account there, never fear, there is another way. You can also download the half-hour episode for free on iTunes if you’re so inclined.