Deep in the forest, beneath rusting corrugated metal and wedged in between two trees, a 1955 Volkswagen Transporter lay sleeping. Found by chance in its resting place deep in a valley of the French Alps, this lucky VW was rescued, restored on site, and then driven down the mountain by its new owners.
So 2017 is already looking up. Although its release is nearly a year away, we get the first look at the new Blade Runner sequel. Taking place 30 years after the original, Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, who's been in hiding for the last three decades until Ryan Gosling's Officer K digs up his whereabouts. Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto also star, while Ridley Scott acts as executive producer when the film comes to theaters October 6, 2017.
Jason Momoa keeps his savage Game of Thrones persona as the Khal of Canada for a new Netflix series. Set in the 1700s, it centers around the North American fur trade, namely the Hudson's Bay Company. Momoa portrays Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw working to take down the company's monopoly on the trade with a lot of blood and death. Sound familiar? Already renewed for a second season, Frontier will be ready for streaming January 20, 2017.
Great photographs can take a lot of fancy and expensive equipment. Or an assortment of things that are probably already in your pocket. Photographer Peter McKinnon runs though eight camera hacks that will save you when you're on location and forgot your hood or are in need of a light flare, all under 90 seconds.
There is a critically under-served segment of the commercially-available drone market: drones that can lift an adult human. As in, there aren't any. In the spirit of innovation, Casey Neistat and his team built their own, and celebrated Christmas by flying over the slopes with their massive drone.
Between teasers, trailers, and TV spots, you probably felt like you'd seen Rogue One in its entirety before it even came to theaters. Well little did we know, half that stuff didn't even make its way into the final film — 46 shots to be exact. For those of you who left the theater feeling like you missed something, film editor and Star Wars superfan Vashi Nedomansky spliced together all of the promotional footage that you had grown familiar with, but was left on the cutting room floor.
Your skin is your largest organ, but the wind, sun, environmental pollutants, and sweat can take a massive toll on its hydration, causing dry, wrinkled, and rough skin. That's where men's grooming brand Oars + Alps, comes in. At half the price of leading brands without all the toxic chemicals, each product is great for travel and your gym bag. The face wash is the first men's brand to come in solid form, and has activated charcoal that absorbs up to 200 times its weight in impurities. The face and eye cream has ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil and helps keep your mug hydrated, while the natural deodorant has a light scent and is aluminum-free and alcohol-free, eliminating nasty sweat stains. Their Full Kit offers a vital line of products that each include Alpine Caribou Moss, native to the Arctic tundra that is loaded with powerful antioxidants that fight UV radiation and guard against environmental pollution. A trio of natural men's products that are sure to take your grooming game up a notch without exposing you to any harmful chemicals in the process.
Presented by Oars + Alps.
Corkcicle introduces the Waterman series to its hydration line, which takes its already best in class triple insulated cup to another level with the addition of a super durable powder coated finish. This coolest cup ever is crafted from 2 layers of stainless steel with a vacuum seal and is the only insulated Tumbler with a proprietary third layer of insulation that further improves how long it keeps your drinks hot or cold. With easy-grip sides, a no-slip bottom, and shatterproof, drink-thru lid, the Waterman edition offers you best-in-class sipping for your wildest adventures.
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On January 20th, 2017, eight of the most historic years in American politics will come to an end. President Barack Obama will step down from the Presidency after two terms as the first African American President. But that's only part of his story. Citizens share their proudest moments during President Obama's two terms in this retrospective montage from the White House.
It's the unicorn of fast-food burgers — the Big Kahuna from Pulp Fiction. While the Big Kahuna in the film might very well be a tasty burger, Andrew Rea wasn't content with a usual burger. Andrew puts his own tropical spin on the sandwich that is deserving of the name Big Kahuna.
It looks like 2017 is coming in with a bang. Starting things off will be a gritty new miniseries starring Tom Hardy, created by the actor, his father Chips, and Steven Knight. It follows drifter James Keziah Delaney who returns after his father's death to take on the family shipping empire, as well as the East India Company. Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the eight-part series will air on BBC One in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2017, and luckily for us, on FX beginning January 10th.
Ridley Scott returns the Alien franchise to its Sci-Fi-Action-Horror roots to make you forget all about the bad dream that was Prometheus. As with most extraterrestrial films, the basic gist of Alien: Covenant is the old story of a crew landing on a beautiful planet only to discover a bunch of aliens that want to kill them. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and world champion comic reliever Danny McBride. In theaters May 19, 2017.
Hugh Jackman's last turn as Wolverine finds the mutant older, grayer, and a little frayed around the edges after a lifetime of continual world-saving. Logan is laying low, caring for a dying Professor X when a young mutant appears with powers very similar to Logan's own. There's only one small problem: the young girl is being pursued in an attempt to capture the last of the mutants. Logan arrives in theaters March 3, 2017.
If you thought motorcycles would be the last bastion of vehicles that required human operators, you thought wrong. Honda unveiled its Riding Assist at the 2017 CES show. Ride Assist enables the bike to keep upright at a standstill, with or without a rider. Honda also showcased its ability to operate autonomously at low speeds, as it followed an engineer outside of the test facility.
Having Morgan Freeman as your in-home assistant, whipping you t-shirts and playing your favorite movies, sounds like a dream. We'll leave it to Mark Zuckerberg to make it a reality. The Facebook founder created his own AI to run his home through an app on his phone and computer. As well as controlling your lights, thermostat, appliances, and security, Jarvis even begins to pick up on your tastes and patterns, keeping your ears safe from unbearable music choices. Unfortunately, Zuckerberg is keeping this all to himself for the time being, but hopes to eventually make it available to the world.
Get to know more about Tony ward-winner and Uncrate reader Neil Patrick Harris during this 11-minute interview with Vogue. Throughout the 73 questions, NPH takes you on a tour of his New York City home, featuring a private movie theater, fully stocked bar, and the actual booth from How I met Your Mother, while revealing his worst habit, Doogie Howser's current status, and his favorite ice cream. As an added bonus, he gives a flawless performance of Hamilton's "My Shot".
The novel by David Grann gets a film adaptation, thanks to Amazon Studios. Based on true events, the film follows British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett and his son as they make several attempts to discover an ancient lost city in the Amazon, before they disappear in 1925. The city still remains a mystery and hundreds of explorers and scientists have perished looking for the Fawcetts. Sons of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam portrays the military man-turned-explorer, while Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson co-star when the film begins streaming April 21, 2017.
Having shot in Russia, Alaska, and the Arctic Circle, adventure photographer Chris Burkard is no stranger to the elements. This trip to Iceland seemed no different until the largest storm in 25 years started coming their way. Although it looked like getting the perfect shot was out of the question, those 160 mile per hour winds brought in an incredible surf under the greatest light show on the planet: the Aurora Borealis.
Nothing pairs with the elegance of black truffles like the crude mouth of Action Bronson. With a little under $2,000-worth of truffles, the rapper/chef and host Seth Meyers get loose while testing out a recipe from Bronson's upcoming F*ck, That's Delicious cookbook.
From his tv show to his stand-up specials, Louis C.K. has become the undisputed king of comedy. He has turned joke-telling into an art form. The way he carefully structures and rhythmically relays a story is a thing of beauty. Using one of the bits from his Live at the Beacon Theater show, Nerdwriter breaks down the mastery behind his jokes to reveal what makes Louis C.K. so damn funny.
How do you make death and autonomous driving systems humorous? Well filmmaking duo Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz have done just that. From the same agency that brought you Johnny Walker's amazing 2015 ad "Dear Brother", comes a commercial that rivals its predecessor. Although its a bit more morbid than their previous work, this ad for Volvo swaps out the gut-wrenching tears for a bit of dark humor.
Jerry Seinfeld is returning with more cars, more comedians, and more coffee. For the ninth season, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, and Cedric The Entertainer will ride shotgun in a new set of classic cars, which includes a Porsche 356, BMW 507, Volvo Amazon, and a Cadillac El Dorado. If you're thinking one of the cars looks a little out of place, it's because Jerry got his hands on the brand new Acura NSX, which we're sure is one of the perks of having an Acura sponsorship. The web series about nothing begins January 5, 2017 on Crackle, with new episodes airing every Thursday.