If you saw moving animation on a TV screen in the 70s and 80s, it was more than likely made on a Scanimate. Only about 10 were ever made, and the digital revolution in the late 80s made them obsolete after a decade. Engineer Dave Sieg the last running Scanimate going and gave Viceland a demonstration of its classic capabilities.
It was only a matter of time. Ken Block has gone sideways around cities, docks, deserts, and indoor obstacle courses, but he's never tackled the mother of them all Pike's Peak. Ken and the Hoonicorn V2 went to the top in a cloud of burning tires, without going straight once.
Bill Skarsgård's turn as the supernatural killer clown in IT has been a terrifying success. In order to keep the reactions of the child actors authentic, the crew didn't reveal Pennywise until it was absolutely necessary. In this behind-the-scenes with cast and crew, the process of creating Pennywise is detailed, along with how it feels to be as scared as the audience watching the movie.
Spoiler alert: If you want to own the quarter mile, leave your Ferraris and Porsches in the garage. The Tesla Model S is the heaviest and fastest car in the seventh edition of Motor Trend's "World's Greatest Drag Race", along with comfortably seating you and three of your friends to boot. The future is now.
One of the most successful directors of all time, Steven Spielberg transformed the film industry and made some of the most popular movies ever. In interviews with actors, friends, family, and the man himself, HBO's Spielberg gives an intimate portrait of someone we've all seen but don't really know. Spielberg premieres October 7, 2017.
If you have a martial arts question, Jackie Chan is the guy to ask. He and LEGO Ninjago Movie Olivia Munn take to Twitter to answer questions about things like breaking wood blocks, knife fights, and how many Jackie Chan movies you need to watch to become Jackie Chan.
You probably already know that the Leesa Mattress is sourced and crafted in the USA and that it's backed by elite athletes and over 10,000 verified five-star customer reviews. And maybe you've heard that Leesa is ordered online, built, compressed, rolled, and shipped directly to your door. But what you might not know is that beginning this month, customers can experience Leesa's American-made and expertly designed mattresses at 80+ West Elm locations across the U.S. And as always, Leesa will let you try their mattress in the comfort of your own home for 100 risk-free nights.
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Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains only real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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With The Mist, It, Mr. Mercedes, and The Dark Tower, 2017 is the year of Stephen King adaptations. Netflix is adding another to the mix with the release of 1922. Based on the author's novella, a rancher is haunted by his wife after he and his son murder her and hide her body in a well. Starring Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Neal McDonough, the film is set for streaming October 20, 2017.
The visuals may tell the story, but the music will make audiences feel it. The Matt Schrader documentary goes even further behind the scenes and into the studios and recording sessions with some of Hollywood' biggest composers to see how they score some of the cinema's greatest films. Featuring interviews with Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, James Cameron, and many more, the film is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
The advent of Soviet nuclear weapons in the late 1940s would launch the surreal Cold War between the USSR and the United States. In the early 1950s, the Federal Civil Defense Administration was tasked with leading the effort to inform and protect citizens at home from nuclear strikes, which lead to hopelessly comical instructional videos and a nation-wide network of fallout shelters. Vox looks at the fallout shelter boom, whether they would have been effective, and why living under the shadow of total annihilation has faded away.
They fight, they make up, they sue each other for copyright infringement, and then Apple orders 80 million OLED screens for the upcoming iPhone X. Yeah, it's complicated. Nerdwriter examines the love/hate relationship between Korean tech and manufacturing giant Samsung and bitter arch-rival Apple — and why the two of them can't live without each other.
With our very limited way of understanding the world around us, humans have had to invent ways to overcome the limitations of our senses and brains in order to find out how the universe really works. And we've done an alright job so far. But there's a compelling argument that the reality around us isn't real — we might be living in a simulated reality. Kurzgesagt looks at the concepts behind the simulation theory, and what it would take to make it possible.
Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Jeff Goldblum form a scary indestructible pack of alpha dogs in the latest from Wes Anderson. The stop-motion film sees a Japan 20 years in the future that has been overrun by dogs. In an attempt to solve this crisis, the evil Mayor Kobayashi has banished all K9s to Trash Island which leads a 12-year-old boy to the island in search of his furry friend, Spots. Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, and Yoko Ono also lend their voices when the film comes to theaters March 23, 2018.
London-based effects company FBFX has made the spacesuits for the films The Martian, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant. They're not only futuristic, they're also functional — adding a dose of realism to sci-fi fantasy. Adam Savage stopped by their offices to get an up-close look one of their creations for Alien: Covenant.
Kenneth Branagh reprises the role of Hercule Poirot for the film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel. The film follows a train full of strangers traveling through Europe until one of the passengers — played by Johnny Depp — is found dead. All of the other travels then become suspects and includes Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley. Kenneth Branagh also acts as director when the film is released November 10, 2017.
Two of Filson's signature materials — tin cloth and bridle leather — come together to make a perfectly-sized weekend duffel that's up for anything. The tin cloth's tough and water-resistant properties will keep your gear dry and scuff-free, and the rust-proof brass YKK zippers are designed to last forever. The bag features a reinforced and structured base for ease of packing and extra protection, a soft dry-cloth liner, eight interior and exterior organizational pockets, and a detachable webbed cotton shoulder strap you can adjust to fit. Once packed, you're set for a couple days of adventure (or relaxation), as the name implies.
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For Issue 02, we flew down to Cuba to do some long-awaited exploring, gathering all of the cigars and rum the island has to offer. We then returned stateside and dug up even more. In Southern California, we visited the garage-oasis of Mercedes Motoring and obsessed over their immaculate collection of classic Benzes. We wrapped things up with edited guides full of machetes, submarines, golf equipment, sneakers, watches, and skateboards, among other gear.
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman are one of New York's most dysfunctional families. Although Sandler and Stiller are typically known for their more comedic roles, the pair take on dramatic characters as brothers for the Noah Baumbach-directed piece. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is set to begin streaming on Netflix October 13, 2017, along with a few showings in select theaters.
Peanut butter and jelly, chicken and dumplings, movie theater popcorn and rasinets — some things are meant to be together. Kind of. Babish shows you how to waste a lot of time making rasinets from scratch, but then redeems himself with how to make perfect movie theater popcorn.
Unlike those other superheroes, he's a vigilante that has no qualms with killing. Marvel's Punisher is getting his own TV series after his guest appearance in Daredevil. Jon Bernthal reprises his role in the MCU spinoff, coming to Netflix in 2017.
The Jumanji reboot may have one fatal flaw — they replaced the board game with a vintage video game console. Instead of rolling the dice and having monkeys and monsoons appear in their neighborhood, four teenagers get transported to the game's jungle in the form of avatars. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas, the film is set for release December 22, 2017.
Observe, ideation, prototype, test. Four basic, intuitive steps that seem too simple to be so powerful. IDEO designed products — like PalPilots, notebook computers, and a more-affordable mouse for a company called Apple. But now, IDEO designs experiences — the steps remain the same. CEO Tim Brown talked with Vox about the design process and looking for problems that need solving.
Her father is missing, and stumbling onto a secret leads her to where she thinks he might be. Discovering a plot that could hold the fate of the world in the balance, Lara Croft is the only one that can stop it. Starring Alicia Viklander, the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise is scheduled for a Spring 2018 release.
Flea helped bring the funk to an entire generation with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Drawing on the likes of Larry Graham, Flea melded slap bass with punk, and went on to become one of the most influential bassists in the modern era.
Everyone loves ice cream. Unless you're dead, in a purgatory where a robot force-feeds you nothing but ice cream all day for eternity. And everyone you love is gone. Eat the ice cream.
When Rick met Rachel. It's director Ridley Scott's favorite scene from the original Blade Runner. Scott breaks down the scene, from hairstyles to replicant eyes to lighting in the conversation with WIRED magazine.
It's nearly fall, and what does that mean? Not pumpkins and scary monsters. It means another Call of Duty game and associated cinematic trailers. The franchise is going back to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII, revisiting the great war with new tech, storyline, and multiplayer. Call of Duty: WWII releases November 3, 2017 on all platforms.
Stranger Things feels more 80s than some of the film and TV that came out of the 80s — and that's the point. Show creators the Duff brothers created a mashup of 80s shows in a mock trailer to pitch the film, and have described it as a combination of the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. Screen Prism looks at the references and how they came together in the show.
Linkin Park's latest album One More Light comes at the hardest possible time for the group. Lead vocalist Chester Bennington's death weighs heavily on the album, and the material seems strangely prescient in light of what happened. Created from live and archival footage, Linkin Park pays tribute to Chester in the video for "One More Light".
Anything humans can do, robots can do better — with more speed, accuracy, and less cost. The good thing is that, in most cases, they still need our help, but even that is rapidly changing. Composer Nigel Stanford hired a fleet of KUKA industrial robots to play on his latest work, and they performed perfectly — almost too perfectly.
The "Migos flow" is everywhere — and if you're like Snoop and don't really care much for it, it probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Vox looks at the triplet flow, where it came from, and the group that sent it into the pop music stratosphere.