If there was an award for posters sold, the Lamborghini Countach would be the winner. The unmistakable shape adorned a million walls, and here was hardly a kid in the 80s and 90s that didn't lust after the most unobtainable of automobiles. DRIVE looks back at one of the most iconic cars ever produced, and how one man achieved his childhood dream.
Director David Fincher isn't known for CGI and other visual effects. The filmmaker is known for having some of the best characters to grace the screen — not using more CGI shots in a film than Godzilla, in ways that are nearly invisible to the viewer. Which is what makes Fincher one of the best users of effects: They're so seamless you don't even notice they're there.
It took billions of years to get you here, right now. As it stands, we humans are the pinnacle of evolution — which is kind of depressing, depending on how you look at it. AsapScience looks at what it took to get from a molten piece of rock orbiting a star to watching videos on the internet.
The story of a robbery in a small town told backward — and one of the three perpetrators is the sheriff's brother. When a bank robbery goes terribly wrong, local law enforcement goes on the hunt for the criminals in this darkly comedic thriller. Shimmer Lake stars Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, and Wyatt Russell. Watch it on Netflix now.
Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft's Cortana — they're great at answering questions, calling you a Uber, ordering food, and a myriad of other useful functions. But they're all terrible and getting a laugh. To put these virtual assistants to the test, WIRED got their best material and took it to a standup comedy club in LA.
Making yourself disappear in today's world isn't easy. It's even harder when you're trying to make your entire family vanish with you. Marty Byrde is trying to quit his job and ditch his employer — except that his job is laundering money for a massive drug cartel. Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, Ozark comes to Netflix in July 2017.
More than a simple camera drone, GoPro Karma is a series of separate accessories that work together to deliver great-looking aerial footage in the air or on the ground. It starts with the drone and its folding design, top speed of 35mph, 20-minute runtime, and the touchscreen controller that gets even novices up and running with ease. The stabilizer slides inside the Karma Grip — for smooth handheld videos. And the entire kit packs into a backpack case. The Karma system is compatible with the Hero 5 Black and Hero 4 Black and Silver.
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Designed to be the the ultimate adventure travel pack, the Cotopaxi Allpa Backpack is way more than meets the eye. It's a 35L pack that is tough, durable, and equipped to carry everything you need to explore a new city or go deep off-the-grid. It's sized ideally for carry-on travel and stows into overhead bins, trunks, and buses with ease. And while traveling, you can also take advantage of shoulder straps that tuck away and reinforced grab handles for quick extraction. Features include a padded laptop and tablet sleeve, a convenient accessory bundle including a water bottle holder and laundry bag, and a 16L daypack for quick day trips once you've reached your destination. The Allpa supports nimble, comfortable travel and is built to last using tough TPU-coated 1000D polyester paired with durable ballistic nylon.
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For 17 years, Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in nine films — an unprecedented run by any measure. But tastes change, and the superhero genre is getting old, both figuratively and literally. The Nerdwriter breaks down the steps in a genre's evolution and how our superheroes have aged and reinvented themselves.
Producer and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach announced his surprise solo album "Waiting On a Song" in March. The album takes its name from the first single, co-written with the legendary John Prine. A wistful sort of tune that has all the hallmarks of Prine's writing style, the video focuses on a group of friends starting the journey from high school to the big unknown of adulthood. The album is available now.
The world is collapsing on Cersei Lannister. From every point of the compass, forces march on King's Landing. 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.
A show about the zombie apocalypse isn't the first place you'd think to find a delicious cookie recipe, but inspiration comes in the strangest of place. Babish recreates Carol's beet and acorn cookies. Write it down so you'll be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth while the world collapses around you.
Authors love telling the future. Dark dystopias and surreal comedies give a warning to our future selves that we'd be wise to take to heart. But there aren't any clear visions, and some predictions hold up better than others. Blank on Blank looks at interviews with authors Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut and Aldous Huxley to see what they got right — and what they didn't.
The 1988 thriller Miracle Mile imagines the breakdown in the hour before a nuclear war begins. It starts as a romance until a random phone call informs the main character that there is one hour before the apocalypse. Sadly, the premise deserves a second look during the heightened tensions of today's world.
From 1989 to 1999, the 8-series sat at the top of BMW's lineup. A two-door grand tourer, the V8-powered 840 and the V12-engined 850 were an entirely new design aimed at customers looking for the best way to cover long trips at averages of over 100 MPH. While the 8-series is rare in any form, this 850CSi is even more so, with 1500 produced. This well-loved example is driven daily, with a family heritage that makes it more than your usual trailer queen.
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Two disparate ends of the music spectrum came together in the early 90s and built a hip-hop empire that is still a force over 25 years later. The Defiant Ones features interviews with rapper and entrepreneur Dre and legendary producer Iovine, along with the likes of Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Trent Reznor, and Bruce Springsteen. The four-part series premieres on HBO July 9, 2017.
The Casper mattress is obsessively designed, but it gets covered up most of the time. The Casper sheets let you enjoy the same engineering and aesthetic. Made from super soft Supima cotton, they're crisp and comfortable but also breathable and durable. Fine details like labels on the short sides of the fitted sheet, envelope-closures on the pillowcases, and hidden openings on the corners of the duvet cover make even the process of putting them on a delight. Each set includes flat and fitted sheets, pillowcases, and you can add a duvet cover.
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Sometimes it's the cut of a jacket that makes it stand out. Other times, it's the color. With the Taylor Stitch Hawkins Jacket, it's the fabric. Made from Polartec Neoshell, it keeps you dry while still allowing for the release of heat and vapor, regulating your body temperature in any climate. The Neoshell is sandwiched between two layers of synthetic knit for added durability, and the YKK waterproof zippers and taped seams ensure all that high-tech fabric doesn't go to waste. Its classic 60/40 silhouette makes it adaptable to both casual and more formal affairs, and the brimmed hood protects your noggin when it's coming down.
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Porsche recently celebrated a milestone as the one millionth 911 rolled off the assembly line on May 11, 2017. The iconic shape of the 911 is unmistakable, being able to trace its ancestry from today's platform to the original 1963 model. Watch the 911 evolve over its seven generations without forgetting what made it great.
Director Adam McKay won an Oscar for The Big Short. But don't let the high-brow stuff fool you. What McKay is really known for is smart comedy — that's really dumb. Patrick Williams takes an in-depth look at McKay's work and how his work is a comedic take on society as a whole.
George Lazenby sold cars. But for a brief moment in 1969, George was the most famous secret agent on the planet — James Bond. In Becoming Bond, Lazenby recounts the wild ride of being James Bond and then walking away from it all.The documentary is available exclusively on Hulu.
It's a sad day when you have to make a video explaining that the world isn't flat. While flat-earthers haven't taken over science, the wonder of the Internet means that lots of half-brained theories have a platform to reach a far larger audience than they should. The selfless crew at Life Noggin took upon themselves to fight the good fight, and offer the scientific proof of our spherical planet.
The dead outnumber the living by about 11 to 1. The current population of Earth is estimated at about 7.5 billion people. So what would happen if those 108 billion dead people were suddenly alive? Real Life Lore answers the biggest questions behind a very interesting thought experiment.
After trading in Brendan Fraser for Tom Cruise, Universal is leading off their upcoming Monster series with a reboot of The Mummy. Cruise's Nick Morton becomes the mortal plaything for a 2,000-year-old Egyptian princess who's wreaking havoc on the world after she awakens from her tomb. The trailer gives a glimpse into the possible second film in the series with a shot of Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also starring Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis, the film is slated for release June 9, 2017.
The rules of cannibalism are pretty straightforward. Clean your kill properly, and don't eat the brains, guts, or blood. As for whether or not you would like the taste, you'll have to find that out for yourself. AsapScience looks at what to look out for if you're eating other people.
When Björn Borg met John McEnroe in the finals at the 1980 Wimbledon, the match became one of the best tennis matches ever played. A sensation since he turned pro as a teenager, Borg was at the height of his game, and McEnroe was playing in the first Wimbledon final of his career. Borg/McEnroe stars Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg, coming to theaters September 15, 2017.
David Lynch and Robert Frost's story of murder in a small town had a very unlikely origin — the death actress Marilyn Monroe. Originally conceived as an investigation into Marilyn's death and possible murder, Lynch was unable to nail down his theory, and so the show went nowhere. But Marilyn was reborn in the character of Laura Palmer, the murder victim that is the center of the Twin Peaks story.
More than just background, a theme, or an effect, the sound of Blade Runner helped to create the world in which the film was set. Composer Vangelis created a score that helped bring the dialogue and visuals together in one cohesive whole — an unforgettable gritty and dark Los Angeles of the distant future. Here's hoping that Blade Runner 2049 remembers its roots.
Kings, queens, even the Pope — the wrappings of royalty hardly compare to the ornate dress of the matador. Antonio Lopez Fuentes has been handcrafting matador dresses for 55 years, cloaking those who make a living facing down 1,300-pound beasts. It takes months of preparation and mounds of material, but as Antonio says, if you're facing a charging bull, you ought to be well-dressed.
There's only one beverage more popular in the world than tea — water. From its origins in China to the wars fought over its trade, tea has a long and sometimes bloody history. TED looks at tea's Chinese origin story to the nearly infinite ways to prepare the restorative drink.
It was one of the most imaginative worlds ever created, and one of Jim Henson's biggest achievements — 1982's The Dark Crystal. There have been sequel rumors on and off since the release of the first movie, but now we finally have a look at a finished product. Using some of the original molds and puppets, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is shot with completely practical effects and puppets — no uncanny CGI. Coming to Netflix, the series is currently in production.
A young girl is best friends with a gigantic animal that could help feed the world — and one corporation will stop at nothing to get it. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, Okja stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, and Paul Dano. The film comes to Netflix June 28, 2017.