Ready Player One was a box office hit in 2018, with director Steven Spielberg taking Ernest Cline's 2011 novel of future nostalgia to the big screen. The visual effects-heavy film used the latest in computer animation to completely recreate the cast as avatars in a living virtual reality world, along with futuristic cityscapes and scenes from classic movies. Industrial Light and Magic takes you behind the scenes to see how Ready Player One's digital world was created.
The series ended in 2015 but after a three-year departure, the Crawley family is inviting everyone back into their home. The film adaption will follow-up on the drama between your favorite aristocrats and their servants, bringing back nearly all of the original characters. Downton Abbey will premiere in theaters September 13, 2019.
Spider-Man has long history on the screen. From the 1967 animated series to blockbuster big-screen films, the character has been successful on both the page and the screen. Comic superfan Kevin Smith sat down with WIRED to go over all of Spider-Man's history of appearances onscreen from the late 70s to the present.
Benedict Cumberbatch transforms into Dominic Cummings for HBO's retelling of Brexit. Based on the actual events, the film follows the leader of the Vote Leave campaign and the efforts used to push the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. It premieres January 19, 2019.
No longer the sole province of huge government organizations or private defense companies, getting into space is being revolutionized by private companies. SpaceX is leading the charge with their reusable rockets, but in a sign of how far technology can filter down, Joe Barnard is building his own — albeit on a smaller scale. While Joe hasn't successfully landed a rocket yet, he's getting closer every day, along with learning a lot in the process.
Shanghai is known for is modern towers but if you look below its skyline, there's a wealth of Art Deco treasures. Defined by its geometric forms and gold accents, the architectural style rose to fame in the 1930s and was the epitome of glamor and luxury. Take a tour of two of the city's most notorious Art Deco buildings, the Grand Theatre and the Paramount.
Brushing your teeth is good for your oral health, but now it can do good for other's as well. When you get or gift a quip All-Black Electric Toothbrush, not only do you get the sonic benefits of their minimalist design, you also give oral care access and education to disadvantaged families because every purchase will help benefit the ADA Foundation. Each set comes with their signature brush in a limited edition monochromatic hue that features a timer, guiding pulses, multi-use travel cover and all-black brush heads delivered every 3 months for just $5.
*For each All-Black brush sold during the promotion through Feb. 1, 2019, quip will donate $5 to the ADA Foundation, up to a maximum of $250,000. Offer not valid in AL, AR, CT, GA, IL, HI, MA, MS, NH, NJ, SC and UT.
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Timex honors their rich watchmaking history with the Marlin Automatic Watch. This modern release is an aesthetic refresh of the iconic 1960s Marlin, replacing the original hand-wound movement with a 21 jewel automatic. The design has been updated here and there, but maintains the same clean, mid-century feel, and incorporates the original's signature acrylic domed crystal. It's finished with a date window at 3 o'clock and a classic leather strap using material from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company.
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Although we all might think we're beer experts, Garrett Oliver actually is. While sampling a variety of pilsners, IPAs, and dark Lagers, the Brooklyn brewmaster uses his particular set of skills the decipher between cheap brews and the expensive stuff.
Aston Martin's upcoming Valkyrie hypercar is anticipated to be one of the highest-performing and technologically advanced cars ever to be sold to the public. Designed by F1 aerodynamic ace Adrian Newey, currently employed by the Red Bull F1 team, the Valkyrie is an uncompromising race car for the road. But the heart of any car is the engine and legendary British manufacturer Cosworth was tasked with building the 6.5-liter V12. Carfection got an early look at the naturally-aspirated, 1,000 horsepower unit during testing on Cosworth's dyno, in all its 11,000-plus RPM glory.
The distillation process behind booze is always fascinating but the techniques used for Aviation Gin are downright unbelievable. From sunrise meditations to serenades by Sarah McLachlan, owner Ryan Reynolds reveals the extreme measures his distillers go through the ensure each bottle of Aviation Gin is impeccable.
When John F. Kennedy kicked off the space race by announcing the goal of landing on the moon by the end of the decade, it was one of the biggest crunch times in history. The newly-formed NASA faced the nearly-impossible task of not only getting there but designing and building the multitude of systems required to make the trip. On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched and put three astronauts in orbit around the moon. Flying on largely untested equipment, the mission was a success as the crew spent Christmas watching the Earth rise over the horizon of the moon.
British Columbia is a wild, rugged landscape from any angle. But capturing the natural beauty from the ground doesn't do it justice. Utilizing a drone and some ace flying skills, the pros at airblastr got footage of BC that will take your breath away.
This is it — the last installment in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass finds all three characters from Unbreakable and Split together in a psych ward being studied as research subjects with delusions of grandeur until Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price unleashes The Beast and lets him loose on society, exposing the world of heroes and villains. Bruce Willis and James McAvoy also reprise their roles when the film comes to theaters January 18, 2019.
So it isn't technically a paper airplane, being made from polystyrene, but the design is from a scaled-up paper airplane drawing. Measuring just over 10 feet from nose to tail, this massive glider traveled over 320 feet on its longest flight. Watch how The Q designed and built this behemoth and then launched it on its maiden voyage.
The end of 2018 is nearly here. To wrap up the year, editor Sleepy Skunk cut together all of the films released throughout the last 365 days to create the ultimate mega-trailer.
Getting a steel sport model from Rolex at retail pricing is a bit tricky these days. But it doesn't have to be thanks to StockX, and the references like the 116900 Air King, 16570 Explorer II and 114300 Oyster Perpetual are perfect examples. The Air King was released in 2016 and quickly took a back seat to the ceramic Daytona introduced the same year, but it's a sleeper hit that could have future classic written all over it. It's the same story with the Oyster Perpetual 39, which arrived a year earlier and slots perfectly into entry level territory that can be worn everyday. The reference 16570 Explorer II has been around since the early 90's - and has been a fan favorite since going out of production in 2011. Interest in these models has been tracking up in recent years, but each can be had readily at StockX right now, and for under their respective retail prices. If you need what's hot right now, retail price be damned, StockX has you covered there as well with all the current references you can't get your hands on at the AD.
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It should come as no surprise that staring at screens all day can lead to eyestrain, blurry vision, and headaches. Felix Gray addresses with a line of eyewear that filters blue light and eliminates glare to reduce the side effects of prolonged screen time. Each pair is handcrafted with premium, Italian acetate, and a virtually clear lens and is available in non-prescription, prescription, and readers. The eyewear is available in eight high-quality frame styles and ten different colors to match your style and face.
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This Tiny Desk concert is 25 years in the making. To celebrate the anniversary of the release of their album "Enter The Wu-Tang," the original Clan members — with Young Dirty Bastard stepping in for his father — gather in the NPR offices to perform a 20-minute retrospective mashup of their classics.
There are thousands of new crossword puzzles made and completed every day — and they can be really hard. Someone is out there making crosswords and one of the world's great mysteries is how they're created. To find out the method behind the magic, WIRED went straight to the source — the New York Times' resident cruciverbalist David Kwong.
Mahershala Ali heads to the Ozarks but not for that show. The Moonlight actor is headlining the third season of HBO's True Detective. The series appears to return to its dark, gritty roots, taking place in Arkansas during three different time periods as Ali investigates the disappearance of two children in the 1980s. Penned once again by Nic Pizzolatto, the show returns January 13, 2019.
Launched 16 days before its twin Voyager 1 in 1977, Voyager 2 has left the Solar System and entered interstellar space and is now taking the first direct measurements of the plasma fields there. In operation for 41 years, 3 months and 21 days, Voyager 2 has technology that is far inferior to the smartphone in your pocket — yet it's still providing valuable data to scientists here on Earth. See you space cowboy. . .
George Costanza may have been a lot of things but a culinary genius wasn't one of them. In his Seinfeld special, Binging with Babish's Andrew Rea explores the Lord of the Idiots' interesting appetite by recreating some of his most bizarre fares.
Last spring, NASA's InSight Lander was launched into space on a journey to Mars. After landing on the Red Planet, the spacecraft's seismometer picked up the first sounds. What you hear are Martian winds blowing across the Elysium Planitia at around 10-15 mph.
After Fred Savage reprising his role as the innocent grandson from The Princess Bride, Deadpool and Fred Savage have a little disagreement at bedtime. It's something we've all argued about — how bad is the band Nickleback? Of course, Deadpool has a some evidence to back his position as a Nickleback fan. Once Upon A Deadpool
Winter is here — and that means snow. And snow means skiing and snowboarding, the latter of which is one of Christian Haller's favorite pastimes. The Swiss Olympian and snowboarder got together with a few of his friends to do some free-riding in fresh powder, the title of the video comes from the anagram of "sense of feeling things".
The Godzilla franchise gets its latest reboot courtesy of director Michael Dougherty. A follow-up to the 2014 film, this installment finds not only the massive fire-breathing monster but a whole gang of ancient super-species as they all vie for the title of King of the Monsters. Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown star when the movie is released May 31, 2019.
In an alternate history where the assassination of John F. Kennedy never happened, the final blow of a cosmic boxing match causes 43 women to become pregnant and give birth the same day. Six of these miracle children are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, aka The Monacle, aka an alien living under the guise of a successful businessman. Together they form the Umbrella Academy, a group of superheroes that can barely keep it together to save the world. The adaptation of Gerard Way's hit comic series comes to Netflix February 15, 2019.
Everything is awesome at Emmet's holiday party in Apocalypseburg. He and the Apocalypseburgers celebrate the holidays with a quiet little neighborhood shindig with just a few of their closest friends and a tree you can see from space. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be in theaters February 8, 2019.
Five former Special Forces operatives are about to go on the mission of their lives but this time, their country won't be backing them. Made up of Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, the team heads to a remote multi-border zone in South America to use their skills to steal money from a deadly cartel. The film will premiere on Netflix in March 2019.
Marvel's latest blockbuster took audiences to the world of Wakanda, the hidden African city-state of the Black Pather comic books. Industrial Light & Magic was responsible for creating the big screen vision of the world of Wakanda, from the city itself to the surrounding country and otherworldly locations like the Astral Plane. Watch how computer-generated environments and effects combined with real sets to bring this fantasy world to life.
The final season of Game of Thrones is on its way and winter has officially come. The showdown between fire and ice will begin when the series returns April 2019.