Loved Interstellar? Here are 6 old school space movies you’ll love too

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Finding a good sci-fi film about space exploration can be a tough job. It needs to walk that perfect line between realism and imagination, all while taking you to fantastic new places and presenting you with captivating circumstances. Luckily for sci-fi fans, not only have the past few years seen a boon in good flicks like Interstellar, Sunshine, and Moon, but there are also quite a few old school gems just waiting to be watched or even rewatched, in many cases. We’ve selected six of our favorite old school space exploration films (and by “old school”, we mean pre- Star Wars) that deserve to be seen if you haven’t given them a try just yet.

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Rockin’ shots: The stories behind music’s most iconic photos: No.1

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Rock and roll legends live life hard and they live life fast. In the good old days, before everyone went to concerts smartphones held aloft, this made catching them on camera all the more tricky. Yet this never stopped talented photographers giving it a go. For many it was a mission. Not only were concerts often culturally significant, but – given the propensity of outlandish performers to die young – you might never have the chance to capture these legends again. In this new series, we take a look at the story behind some of music’s most iconic photos, ones which showcase both the moment and the musicians perfectly.
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20 truth-filled quotes that will give you chills

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A good quote can do a lot: give you an inspirational boost, soothe your soul, or provide some much-needed perspective. But the best quotes? They give you chills.

Now, we know the Internet has its fair share of over-posted quotes, which often become so over-used that they begin to lose their meaning. This is unfortunate, but luckily there are plenty more words of wisdom out there just waiting to become classics. That’s why we’ve selected 20 of our favorite goosebump-giving gems, that cover a wide range of the human experience and just might change your view on life.

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Pup Fiction: 15 illustrated movie title typos every film fan will love

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When Reddit gets bored, amusing things often happen. Take for instance this thread, in which redditors came up with hilarious film titles by removing one letter from the titles of popular films. One little letter change can make a world of difference!

The results and mental images they provide are enough to make you chuckle, but illustrator Austin Light took it one step further – he created incredible ink drawings that depict the film titles that the others came up with! It’s something you’ve got to see to understand, so check out a few of his creations (movie summaries included) down below.

1. Obocop

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“The story of how a police officer works through his PTSD and adjusts to his new robotic implants with the help of the sexy soothing sound of his oboe.”

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These selfies have done the unthinkable. Made art galleries hilarious.

Sometimes it feels as if selfies have been around forever. Yet, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first time the concept was mentioned was in 2002 on the Australian ABC online forum. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that it became popularly understood. A mere twelve months later and the Oxford English Dictionary voted “selfie” its Word of the Year. (“Twerk” and “Binge-Watching” filled the other top spots).

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The 15 laws of literary life every writer should know

15 laws of literary life every writer should know

If you’re not a writer, you probably have a certain perception of literary life. Take Hollywood. It just loves to portray the drink and drug addled escapades of wild writers like Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson and Truman Capote. Sadly, or happily, depending upon your liver, the truth is a little more mundane. Here’s 15 universal truths, which I’ve unearthed from half a dozen years’ banging at keys and gazing at a flickering cursor.
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11 wonderful websites that’ll keep you happy for hours

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Have you run out of fun websites to browse while procrastinating? Sometimes the most entertaining and amusing sites are the ones that few people know about. We’ve decided to share our finest selection of obscure procrastination material, ranging from small sites for a quick break to incredibly immersive sites where you might spend hours. Some are old and some are new, but each one is perfect for spending many happy mind-expanding hours online.

For maximum procrastination, be sure to check out 16 super cool things you can do on the Internet for free afterwards!

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The 19th century’s greatest writers as you’ve never seen them before. In colour.

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When most of us picture the past we imagine it in black and white. Hardly surprising when you consider the history of colour photography. Although the first colour photograph was taken way back in 1861 by Thomas Sutton (the Englishman choose a tartan ribbon as his subject), it wasn’t until the 1970s that colour snaps became everyday. Consequently, colourizing photos is the only way we can get closer to our awesome ancestors.

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