Everyone knows the beloved children's character Winnie the Pooh, but what many people don't know is his origins. Directed by Simon Curtis, this story tells how A. A. Milne created the world of the Hundred Acre Woods, the willy, nilly silly old bear, and his human companion Christopher Robin — inspired by the author's own son. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, the film is slated for release September 29, 2017.
It's one of the biggest mysteries in movies — what happened to Andy's dad, and where did Woody come from? Turns out that two people know. Pixar's Head Writer Joe Ranft, who was tragically killed in a car accident, told his friend toy buff Mike Mozart. Johnathon Carlin digs into the mystery and talks to Mike himself to found out the answers.
Somewhere in France, there are three guys riding downhill on homemade karts. With tire-shoe brakes at 50 MPH. This definitely falls under the "don't try this at home category", so we'll just have to be happy living vicariously from out much-safer office.
A 2016 report estimated that around 700,000 people die each year from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs". A large part of the blame goes to our massive overuse of antibiotics — from farm animals to overprescription. But Andrew Roberts is developing new tools to fight bacteria, by taking research out of the lab and crowd-sourcing swabs from filthy places.
It's really happening — Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Connor McGregor enter the ring on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. On one side, you have who is widely recognized to be one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in history with a 49-0 record. On the other, a mixed-martial artist with a killer instinct, lightning reflexes, and hands of stone. Already looking to be one of the biggest events in sports, McGregor-Mayweather might be the shot in the arm the flagging sport of boxing desperately needs.
Enjoy reality as you know it, because it isn't going to be around for long. Microsoft's augmented reality headset, HoloLens, has been in the hands of developers for over a year now, and the results have been impressive, to say the least. Abhishek Singh has taken the original Super Mario Bros. and brought it to the real world, recreating the game with the Unity engine and playing through the first level in NYC's Central Park.
If you wear contact lenses, you know they're essential — and likely know the feeling of panic when you realize you're on your last pair and haven't reordered. With a subscription service and direct business model, Hubble delivers high-quality disposable lenses right to your door every month, so you don't have to remember when it's time to re-up. The lenses are made from a high-grade hydrogel material for all-day comfort, by an FDA-approved factory that's been making contacts for over two decades. The first box is free, the monthly charge is roughly half what you'd pay for competing dailies, and if you need a prescription, Hubble will even set you up with an optometrist for an eye exam before you place an order.
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There's a reason your dog wants to sleep on your uber comfortable Casper mattress with you, and that reason is not you. The Casper Dog Mattress gives man's best friend his very own Casper bed, made from a mixture of pressure-relieving memory foam and durable support foam, ensuring universal and long-lasting comfort. It's durable and includes a machine-washable cover. Your pup will love it, but has 100 nights to decide — just in case. Available in small, medium, and large.
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Jeff Bauman lost his girlfriend. Trying to win her back, he lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Coming back to consciousness in the hospital, he's able to help identify one of the bombers, but can't come to terms with what's happened. Jake Gyllenhaal stars with Miranda Richardson Stronger, coming to theaters September 17, 2017.
In 2015 we saw the revival of the Camp Firewood gang in the Wet Hot American Summer prequel. Now Netflix is bringing back the campers for a ten-year reunion. The eight-episode series will see the return of originals Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Michael Ian Black — no Bradley Copper — to live up to their promise of a 9:30 meeting. Make it your beeswax to catch the premiere August 4, 2017.
With the upcoming release of the 20th anniversary edition of their seminal record OK Copmuter, Radiohead has been digging deep into their back catalog of unreleased tracks. Beginning with "I Promise", the band follows up with "Man of War", a track that dates to 1997s The Bends. OKNOTOK releases June 23, 2017 on XL Recordings.
Speedflying — a combination of paragliding and parachuting — offers one of the craziest ways to get from the top of a mountain to the bottom. Flying feet off the ground and carving twisting valleys, speed flying captures some of the most exciting footage in sports. Ride along with speed flyer Joseph Innes skimming the narrow mountain passes of Romania.
Days away from the 35th anniversary of the release of Blade Runner and new footage of the upcoming sequel has been released. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, everyone from stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto to original director Ridley Scott and current director Denis Villeneuve give a little insight on the making of the new film as well as some clips that weren't in previous trailers. But if you're looking for a more difinity plotline, you'll have to wait until its Octiber 6th release.
The creepiness of dolls can never be underestimated. Like clowns and the creepy associations they've developed in the public mind, dolls just never seem to be quite right. David F. Sandberg, director of Lights Out, heads Annabelle: Creation, the latest film in The Conjuring universe. A dollmaker and his wife suffer the tragic death of their daughter, and when something supernatural in the form of their dead child appears asking to stay in their house, they let it move in — into one of the dolls. Years later, the couple takes in a group of young girls and nuns from a shuttered orphanage and the malevolent doll's true nature is revealed. Annabelle: Creation comes to theaters August 11, 2017.
In a world where everything from your lightbulb to your water bottle can be connected to the internet, eventually, enough is enough. A wifi antenna doesn't make something smart — and often just makes it more of a pain to use than the "dumb" version. This spot for Swedish tech company Semcon reminds us that being smart doesn't mean simply being connected — it has to be usable by humans too.
From every point of the compass, forces march on King's Landing. The great war is beginning, as the Queen of Dragons comes to Westeros and the undead army of the White Walkers threaten the North. The anticipated seventh season of Game of Thrones is almost here — with winter and everything else coming for the Iron Throne. Season seven premieres July 16, 2017 on HBO.
Dedicated to one of the world's most advanced air rescue organizations in Switzerland, the Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition Watch is a one-of-a-kind timepiece. Rega uses a fleet of rescue helicopters and air ambulances and this watch is inspired by the needs of those pilots. It features an integrated mechanical barometric altimeter, air pressure and altitude displays, and a standout Rega logo at 9 o'clock on the dial. It comes with a stainless steel case that is coated in anti-reflective gray PVD, along with a gray fabric strap with red leather lining. The case back is embossed with a Rega helicopter and engraved with the limited edition number and only 1,414 pieces will be made.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. Make sure you get the right one by trying out a Casper. This USA-made mattress is made up of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you don't get too hot. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest abodes. You get 100 nights to try it out, can return it for free if you're not satisfied, but if you are (and you probably will be), you can upgrade even further by grabbing some of the company's soft Supima cotton sheets and dual-layer pillows.
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You'd think the writers and creators of a TV show would ace a round of trivia about their show. You'd be wrong. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, creators of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul get grilled by New York Magazine about their work — and get pretty stumped by a few of the questions.
In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc began isolating the break while playing music at block parties in New York's Bronx. That inspired a new genre of dance — breaking. Those 80s images of the b-boys and b-girls breaking on the city sidewalks still happen, but most of the breaking occurs at competitions where cash is king. Vox looks at the origins of breaking and how it evolved over the last 40 years.
Barrow, Alaska. Where the sun never sets and sometimes never rises, the ground is frozen all year round, and it snows in the summer. For much of the year, the only way in or out is via plane — and a plane especially designed for serving towns like Barrow. So how did Barrow come to be at all? Wendover Productions went to the second most northern city in the world to find out.
Art supplies are expensive. But do you really need a $400 pencil to draw an awesome picture? Of course not. Peter Draws got a composition book, some No. 2 pencils, a sharpener and erasers from a fan — and set about proving you don't have go broke to be an artist.
Weather. Scenery. Entertainment. These preferences are all personal to each individual when it comes to picking a place to live. But things like safety, happiness, and living the longest life possible are all something we can all agree on. Using these parameters, here's the best place to live on planet Earth.
The first film in author Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, a young man, devastated by the loss of his love during a terrorist attack, is recruited by the CIA as a black ops specialist. A veteran of the Cold War is brought in to sharpen recruit Mitch Rapp's lethal talents in the hunt for the terrorist leader that killed his fiancé. Starring Dylan O'Brien, Sanaa Lathan, and Michael Keaton, the film comes to theaters September 17, 2017.
When you think dessert, tomatoes are probably the last fruit that comes to mind. But President Josiah Bartlet has a sweet tooth for tomate du saltambique. Going by the description used in the show, Babish tries the recipe and finds it lacking. For the second round, he uses his own interpretation and scores big — with the added bonus of telling your guests they're having tomatoes for dessert.
A coming of age tale — a recent college graduate, a wealthy father — and his father's mistress. The Only Living Boy in New York stars Callum Turner as Thomas, recently graduated from college and casting about the city for the shape of the rest of his life. He and his love interest happen to catch his father and a woman who is definitely not his mother in a club — and a very strange relationship forms between them. The Only Living Boy in New York stars Pierce Brosnan, Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, and Jeff Bridges. The film opens in theaters August 11, 2017.
It's a story we've all heard before — a large manufacturer closes down and decimates a small Midwestern city. But this time, the narrative is different. Made In Iowa follows the story of Webster City, who made a comeback with the help of small business, saving itself from the Midwest rust.
Electronic band Bedtimes video for the single WoodSwimmer visually recreates the experience of swimming through liquefied wood. Animator Brett Foxwell painstakingly created the effect using stop-motion animation, photographing each piece of wood as it was thinly shaved down by a milling machine. Check out more Brett's amazing work on his website.
Restoring a car is a long and expensive process, potentially taking years and thousands — if not hundreds of thousands — of dollars, if it ever gets finished at all. BaremetalHW restores cars but at a much smaller scale — 1:64 scale. His series of Hot Wheels restorations and custom builds are fascinating to watch, very informative, and oddly relaxing.
Moby's 13th studio album These Systems Are Failing is a furious take on this modern society and its failings. In collaboration with animator Steve Cutts, the second single from the record uses classic animation to paint a darkly satirical picture of current events. These Systems Are Failing is available now.
It's really easy to throw a lot of money at a guitar or bass. But much like having a supercar doesn't make you a race car driver, dropping thousands on a bass doesn't make you Bootsy Collins — it's all in your hands. Davie504 puts a $100, $700, and $10,000 bass guitars to the test, and not surprisingly, it's the player that makes all the difference.
True Detective and Se7en thrive in the darkness of their characters, setting, and plot. But by the end, both the HBO series and the film reveal a surprising capacity for hope and change in their characters. This episode of Lessons from the Screenplay compares True Detective and Se7en to show how their characters find the light while swimming in darkness.