Based on the short story written by E.L. Doctorow comes Wakefield, the story of an affluent Manhattan lawyer with a wife, two daughters, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. While everything seems to be in order, our main character, played by Bryan Cranston is drowning inside and eventually breaks down. He goes into hiding in his garage attic and takes on the role of an observer of his family's attempts to find out what happened to him. As his days alone expand into months, he contemplates how far he can take things. Coming to theaters from IFC on May 19th.
The Jennifer Lawrence- and Chris Pratt-helmed sci-fi film Passengers had a lot of hype but landed in theaters with a thud. Criticized for a too-predictable plot, the film felt by-the-numbers despite having an all-too-rare original screenplay. The Nerdwriter took the plot into his own hands, rearranging the story arc to more closely mirror the script as it was originally written, and giving the film a pace and sense of audience involvement that it sorely lacked when it arrived in theaters.
South Park, Colorado isn't known as a culinary destination — despite having the most famous school chef of all time. In between the vicious satire and crude humor, there are a few dishes that could inspire anyone with a little kitchen experience. Babish takes on three of the most famous dishes the show has produced — Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls, Cartman's Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman Chili, and a frittata with a lovely creme fraiche. As to whether Tenorman's parents are actually in Babish's chili, no one can say.
Put down the controller. Get out the wheel, pedals, and hydraulically-actuated full-motion cockpit — it's time to go sim racing. The introduction of Chequered Flag in 1983 marked the beginning of racing games not just as entertainment, but as a way for the masses to experience autosports as realistically as possible. Since that humble start, racing sims have become increasingly better at mirroring the physics of their real-world counterparts, with some games having code based on testing simulators used by racing teams at the top of the sport.
With over 26,000 thousand people running the streets of Boston during the Boston Marathon, getting across the street can be tricky. Fortunately, they have an simply elegant way of doing it. Watch the marathon race organizers it happen in this time lapse video.
From 200 MPH darts to shooting flames, Peter Sripol has a lock on modding Nerf guns. His latest project adds a built in compressor to significantly up the projectile velocity and can conveniently be re-purposed as a flamethrower. Peter takes you thorugh the modding and testing process step-by-step in his latest video.
A trustworthy duffle bag should do way more than just carry your stuff. It should protect it. Which means it should be incredibly tough and reliable, like the Best Made Co. Roll Top Duffle Bag. It's made using 1000 Denier Cordura — fabric so tough it's been a staple for the military for decades. It's also lined in 100% cotton twill with straps that are densely woven and adjustable for durability and extra strength. The Cordura is naturally resistant to water, but the polyurethane coated lining offers another heavy-duty liquid barrier, while taped zippers provide a third water-tight seal. Available in black or olive, and in 50L or 100L sizes. The Roll Top Duffle is built to last — whether you need it for a weekend trip or have to live out of it for a month.
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Whether you prefer short sleeves or like to roll yours up, these G.H. Bass & Co. Button Down Shirts are versatile additions to your springtime wardrobe. Available in a variety of colors and styles, including classic gingham in a bold red, a striking green plaid, and double cloths in an ideal blend of cotton and linen. Dressing up or dressing down, paired with shorts or worn with jeans, they'll ensure you look your best.
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Brazilian artist Marina Amaral combines a love of history and a deep set of Photoshop skills to bring historical photographs the colors they might have captured. Much more than just a brushing over with color, Marina begins the process with thorough research, using the archives of the Library of Congress and other resources to create an accurate pallette for each photo. The restorations and colorizations can take upwards of a month each, going through the image pixel-by-pixel.
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. The first film in author Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, American Assassin stars Dylan O'Brien, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Keaton and comes to theaters September 17, 2017.
Douglas Trumbull landed the job of Visual Effects Supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyessy after cold-calling Stanley Kubrick about the position. Douglas would go on to create effects in 2001 that would help to launch the modern era of sci-fi films. In his own words, Douglas describes what it was like to work with the legendary director on a landmark film.
Dennis McCarthy knows more about the cars of the Fast & Furious franchise than anyone else — he's the guy that built them. From heavily-modded icons like Dom's 1970 DadgeCharger R/T to one-off total custom builds like the Flip Car, Dennis has made some of the best Hollywood vehicles over eight films. Dennis sat down with WIRED to talk about some of the most memorable cars and how they were made.
If it moves, someone is going to see who can get across a line before someone else. In the skies above the Arizona desert, the Red Bull Aces fly through a floating slalom course in teams of four. This year, the races follow the action from 8,000 feet above the ground in 360° video.
This short film contains graphic images. Facebook, dating sites, forums — moderators are keeping watch over all of it. With an estimated 150,000 people employed in scrubbing offensive content from the web's social media and other sites, more people work in this area of the tech sector than any other. Field of Vision follows a group of new recruits at a firm in India that scrolls through 2,000 pictures per employee per hour, weeding out what doesn't meet the guidelines — and alerting authorities when the images depict illegal acts.
Just because it's Coachella doesn't mean it's EDM. A perfect example is this set by prolific film scorer Hans Zimmer. With over 150 films to his credit, everyone who's ever seen a movie has heard his music, and now he's bringing it to stages across the world. The massive band assembled to recreate Zimmer's epic film scores plays the theme from Christopher Nolan's Inception.
20 years ago, the Cassini spacecraft left Earth on a journey to Saturn. The probe has explored Saturn's icy moons, sending back evidence of the building blocks for life and diving between the planet and its famous rings. But now, Cassini's mission is almost over. It's running out of fuel, and to protect the purity of Saturn's moons, Cassini will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere and burn itself up in a spectacular end to a successful mission.
After Electronic Arts' disappointing 2015 reboot of the Battlefront franchise, they're ready to try again. The official trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II shows that the sequel has what the first game lacked — a storyline and an actual single-player campaign. As the Empire's Stormtroopers witness the destruction of the Death Star, the question is: What happens next? With playable characters from four different Star Wars eras and the best part of any Star Wars game, massive space battles, this installment in the Battlefront series looks like a much-needed improvement.
If you live in a specific area of Italy and produce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, there's a bank that will take your cheese as collateral. Credito Emiliano works with local producers to provide loans for needed equipment on their farms and takes their cheese while it ages, keeping it for between 18 and 36 months. With over 300,000 wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano and each wheel valued up to the thousands of dollars, banking on cheese is a safe investment.
If you want the best tacos, you need to go straight to the source. Home to over eight million people, Mexico City is the perfect place to go in search of that most well-known of Mexican cuisine. Bon Appetit recruits local food expert Rulo David Vazquez as they search for the best what Mexico City has to offer.
Go home, cheetah. If you really want to go fast, you need to get off the ground. The truly fastest animal on Earth is the peregrine falcon, capable of cruising the skies at 60 MPH and diving at over 200 MPH — as fast as Formula One race cars. Unsurprisingly, peregrine falcons are perfectly adapted to high speeds, with nostrils like jet engines and a body profile like a military aircraft.
The first glimpse at The Force Awakens follow-up has arrived and it looks like things will pick up right where they left off. Episode VIII will see the return of Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, and the final performance from Carrie Fisher, while Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran will join the cast. Other than Luke Skywalker finally has a few lines and some epic space battles, not much is known but we're sure they'll be plenty more trailers between now and its December 15th release.
There are few things more inseparable than love and cannibalism. A young woman falls in with a group of outcasts in the Texas desert, where romance and humans are on the menu. Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, and Keanu Reeves star in The Bad Batch, coming to theaters June 23, 2017.
A rebel, a mother, a princess. At the 2017 Star Wars Celebration, Disney officially paid their dues to the woman who helped launch the biggest franchise in Hollywood history. Archival footage, recent interviews, and words from cast and crew past and present remember the woman who showed that princesses don't have to sit around waiting for a man to come rescue them.
Crack open a PBR and prepare yourself — it's about to get extremely hipster in here. You hear plenty of people talk about the joy of real 35mm and 65mm film, but this video essay is a love letter to that lesser-appreciated sibling, 16mm. The camera shake, the grain, the under- or oversaturated color — 16mm is the rose-tinted goggles of an era you didn't live through.
No one knows how much lost time and productivity Wes Cherry has cost employers. In 1988, as an intern for Microsoft, Wes wrote Solitare — the game that came bundled with the Windows OS. In a stroke of cosmic irony, Wes created the game for the same reason millions of people played it in the office — sheer boredom.
With the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union last year, the future of a unified Continent has become unclear. The benefits of the Union — trade, health care, and travel between member nations — are clear. But the opaque political process and immigrant crisis have outweighed the advantages in recent years. Kurzgesagt looks at the history of the EU, what it was designed to accomplish, and whether keeping it around is worth the headache.
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson meet up outside the Marvel Universe, and it looks like there's going to be plenty of action, comedy, and Motherf*ckers. The former is sent as a bodyguard for the latter in a strange world where Samuel L. Jackson needs protection. Yeah, he doesn't think so either, and that's why Reynolds ends up chasing Jackson through a series of gunfire, car chases, and explosions, all set to Whitney Houston's "'I Will Always Love You." Also starring Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek, the modern-day Bodyguard is slated for release August 18, 2017.
In China, there are entire markets devoted to cell phone parts — not surprising when nearly every component is manufactured and assembled there. Formerly a programmer from Silicon Valley, Scotty of Strangeparts wondered if he could build an iPhone 6S from parts found at the market. It took a while to finish, but finish he did — with a working iPhone made from about $300 in second-hand and refurbished components.
For thousands of years, the native peoples of the Eurasian steppes have practiced the art of hunting with eagles. In the winter months, the primary prey is foxes — the golden fur more visible against the snow-covered terrain. Entrepreneur Sam Cossman traveled to Mongolia to train with Kairat Khan, a Mongolian eagle master. During his time with Kairat, Sam realized that modern technology can't compete with an ancient mastery.
In 2009, the man behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history was sentenced to 150 years in prison — the maximum allowed under the law. Over a period of decades, he defrauded investors in his wealth management business of an estimated $18 billion, crushed the finances of thousands of people, and had a hand in the suicide of his son. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star as Bernie and Ruth Madoff in The Wizard of Lies, based on the book of the same name by NY Times reporter Diana B. Henriques. The film will premiere on HBO May 20, 2017.