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Godzilla Set Video Jumps Out Of A Helicopter

At this point, filming for director Gareth Edward’s Godzilla franchise reboot is well under way in Vancouver, B.C. While there’s sure to be a glut of giant monster action in the film, there’s going to be a ton of military action as well. This new video from the Canadian set gives you a look at the human side of the coin.

The video shows a group of stunt performers, dressed as military personnel, rappelling from a helicopter hovering over Vancouver’s Golden Ears Park, which is a brilliant name for a park.

There’s already been behind-the-scenes footage of a train carrying large missiles for the production. Apparently the train crashes, and this is part of the military effort to recover the lost nuclear weapons from the wreckage, which you can see scattered about on the ground below the soldiers. You don’t want to just leave weapons like that lying around where anyone can stumble across them.

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Under The Dome Teaser Says Goodbye

We have to wait until June 24th to finally lay eyes on CBS’s 13-part miniseries Under the Dome, based on horror icon Stephen King’s 2009 novel, but the network is ramping up its promotional kick. We’ve already had a quick behind-the-scenes look at the series with King himself, and new here’s a short teaser.

This video doesn’t provide much information about Under the Dome, aside from the fact that there’s a town, and a dome, and that dome is set on top of that town. In reality, that’s the basic plot of the story. After a New England town—is there any other kind in a Stephen King story?—is trapped under a mysterious, impenetrable bubble, things take a turn for the worse as the citizens attempt to figure a way out of their predicament. This glimpse does, however, does include some new footage, and indicates that there will be action, murder, and all manner of chaos.

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A Spider The Size Of A Dinner Plate

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Did you sleep well last night? Good, we hope you enjoyed that, because after being introduced to this newly discovered species of spider, that may very well be a thing of the past. Meet Poecilotheria rajaei, a tarantula native to the Sri Lanka, one that happens to have a leg span of eight inches (20 centimeters) or more. He resembles an Alien facehugger more than your garden-variety arachnid, and definitely has the size to latch onto your face if necessary.

Poecilotheria rajaei is so big that it even gave pause to the people who discovered him, people who have made it their mission in life to study things that creep and crawl. According to Ranil Nanayakkar, who co-founded the Biodiversity Education and Research in SR, “It was slightly smaller than the size of the plate we have dinner on.” That is one big-ass spider. As if the size isn’t off-putting enough, the tarantula is also highly venomous. Its poison can take down mice, lizards, snakes, and small birds.

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Zombieland Image: Grandma’s Gonna Get You

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One of the toughest parts of surviving any zombie outbreak is coping with your loved ones coming back as undead flesh eaters. For instance, what do you do when your beloved grandmother starts trying to crack your skull open and eat your brain? That appears to be the general idea behind this first-look picture at Amazon’s upcoming Zombieland series.

Okay, it isn’t anyone’s elderly family member, just a random old lady, but the loved-one thing plays an integral part in many a zombie movie. How many times has one character been forced to shoot a mother, brother, lover, etc. in the head? It happens, and it sucks. Be prepared.

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Who Should Play The New Snake Plissken: Jason Statham Or Tom Hardy?

I want to get one thing out of the way up front. Remaking John Carpenter’s 1981 classic Escape From New York is a terrible, terrible idea, and completely unnecessary to boot. That’s not what we’re debating here, because that’s not even a real question. They should just leave well enough alone.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, onward.

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If either Tom Hardy or Jason Statham is going to attempt to take over the role of Snake Plissken, made famous by badass cinematic titan Kurt Russell, it should totally be the latter.

Out of the two, Hardy is by far the superior actor. To argue otherwise is to make a difficult case. Take a quick look at their respective bodies of work and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Statham is a one-trick pony, but he does what he does well, and that one weapon in his arsenal just so happens to line up perfectly with what the part requires.

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Horror Villains Recast As Evil Murdering Robots

Pinhead Robot 2From the name of this particular website, you probably guessed that we have a certain affinity for robots. They’re great, but also terrifying. And as great as science fiction is, horror is also a pretty good time. When the two come together, well that’s magic right there.

Never has this been more apparent that this series of paintings that takes iconic horror movie slashers and recasts them as crotchety old robots. Some of my all time favorites are represented here, including Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Pinhead from Hellraiser. And then there’s Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, which some people seem to like. With the exception of the last name on this list, these are movie monsters that traumatized me throughout most of my childhood.

Hailing from poopbird.com, which is a wonderful title for any website, these renderings are pretty adorable, way cuter than encountering any of these movie villains in real life would actually be. If movie have taught us anything, it wouldn’t end well for most of us.