In a way, a film follows the law of supply and demand: The fewer shots, the greater the impact those shots have. Simply counting the shots in a movie can help you tear it down into its individual components, to see how the director built it up into a cohesive whole. The Nerdwriter details this technique using director Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 classic There Will Be Blood as an example.
When you're chasing storms, nothing is guaranteed. Mike Olbinski knows this firsthand. After missing a supercell left him sitting on the side of the road ready to give it up, Mike pushed on — and caught some of the best storm footage of Spring 2017.
Mario 64, alien spaceship sounds, and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk all have something in common: creating tension through sound via a technique called Shepard's tone. Shepard's tone gives the illusion of rising or falling, without ever getting louder, quieter, or changing pitch — and it's one of Nolan's favorite ways to create tension.
Kurzgesagt takes a break from the scientific to get a little philosophical. With most of their subject matter touching on the rise of the machines or Earth-destroying Gamma-Ray bursts, their videos tend to cause existential dread. In an attempt to create something a little less depressing, Kurzgesagt touch on their own philosophy on life — Optimistic Nihilism.
If you've never heard of lemon pepper wet, don't feel bad. Unheard of outside the capital, Donald Glover's TV series Atlanta has brought the wing recipe to the masses. Babish recreates it, along with a way to bake wings to a crispness that rivals deep frying.
When summer comes to the Isle of Man, so do the motorcycles. With riders screaming through corners just inches from centuries-old stone walls and topping 200 MPH down winding public roads, the Snaefell Mountain Course is a 37-mile long behemoth that eats men and motorcycles alike — over 255 deaths have come at the track since its start in 1907. In 1993, New Zealander John Britten brought his V1000 to the TT. Completely built by hand and extensively using exotic materials and innovative designs not seen in anything at the time, Britten challenged the biggest motorcycle manufacturers with something designed and built by a handful of friends. Now, the Britten has returned.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. Make sure you get the right one by trying out a Casper. This USA-made mattress is made up of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you don't get too hot. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest abodes. You get 100 nights to try it out, can return it for free if you're not satisfied, but if you are (and you probably will be), you can upgrade even further by grabbing some of the company's soft Supima cotton sheets and dual-layer pillows.
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Grooming products matter to guys much more than most are willing to admit. That's why a grooming brand like Dollar Shave Club is so important. They offer everything you need in the bathroom, highlighted by their amazing razors and high-quality Shave Butter. Both are part of the first-month Starter Kit, which includes a full sleeve of four stainless-steel razor cartridges, a weighty handle, and a 3 oz. tube of Shave Butter. There's no long-term contracts, no hidden fees, and the kit is delivered directly to your door, eliminating that trip to the store you were trying to avoid anyway.
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Building a Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition is easier than you might think — if you have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, some of the best engineers on the planet, and even a few technicians to put it all together. Take a look at the assembly line where Porsches are born in the behind-the-scenes clip from the factory.
Before Jeffrey Dahmer was one of America's most notorious serial killers, he was just an awkward teen. He collected road kill, had an obsession with the neighborhood jogger, made scenes at school, and his family life was a mess. But sometime in 1978, his behavior went from awkward to stone-cold killer. Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the film is slated for release this fall.
The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is — LEGOs? A morning meal fit for a minifig champion is prepared in this stop-motion short from BrickBros. Eggs and toast with jam are on the menu, all made from the finest bricks.
Imagine The Office — in space. Assigned to a middling exploration vessel, Captain Ed Mercer assembles a middling crew, with the exception of his first officer who happens to be his ex-wife. Along with the thrill of new planets and life forms, the joy of being trapped in a tin-can at the speed of light and learning how to get along is the most rewarding discovery. Created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, The Orville premieres fall 2017.
For their next brick blockbuster, Warner Bros. is going ninja. The film takes place in Ninjago City, where Master Builder Lloyd and a group of secret ninja warriors — led by Master Wu — try to take down the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's deadbeat dad. The voice cast includes Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan, and is slated for release September 22, 2017.
With 28 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Considering all but 5 are gold, it's hard to find a worthy opponent for the swimmer. But Phelps may have met his match when he went head-to-head with a Great White for a Shark Week special. Okay, so it wasn't an actual Great White. Instead, a simulated version created using data from the real thing faced off against Phelps in a 100-meter race, ensuring no animals or humans were harmed in the process.
The father of the zombie film never intended to be the father of the zombie film — it just worked out that way. When George Romero made Night of the Living Dead, it was a post-apocalyptic movie that just happened to have zombies. And the rest, as they, is history. Ryan Hollinger digs up the details on accidental history of one of films favorite monsters.
Between starring in feature films, an HBO series, and giving rock bottoms, Dwayne Johnson is a pretty busy man. But not too busy to take on a few more ventures. With some help from Siri, The Rock checks off his "Life Goals" list one intergalactic selfie at a time.
They've saved cities, planets, galaxies — but can they save the universe from the end of everything? Marvel goes slightly buddy cop in Thor: Ragnarok, with the god of thunder and protector of man teaming up with a man — albeit a man with two personalities. Loki and Valkyrie join with Thor and the Hulk to thwart Hela, goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Marvel takes four heroes from four shows — Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist — and brings them all together in what might be peak Marvel. New York City needs saving against Sigourney Weaver of all people, so it's going take all four to get the job done, personal issues among them be damned. The Defenders premieres on Netflix August 18, 2017.
There's some cleaning up to be done at Westworld yet — and whether humans or robots do the cleaning is anyone's guess. The trailer for season two of HBO's Westworld leaves the plot suitably murky, but there are a certain black-hatted villain and a familiar player piano who will definitely be making appearances. Westworld to airwaves in 2018.
Based on Ernest Cline's best-selling novel, the first look at Ready Player One is Spielberg at his best. The sci-fi heavy feature takes us to a dystopian 2045 where the only escape from the depressing reality is a virtual reality — the OASIS. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller, the film is slated for release March 30, 2018.
Probably the best thing to come out of Comic Con is our first look at season two of Stranger Things. It appears that Eleven and the whole gang is back (minus Barb of course) and judging from the Ghostbusters costumes, there will be no shortage of glorious 80s sci-fi references. Catch back up with the residents of Hawkins, Indianan and how they're dealing with the aftermath of the Upside Down when the series returns for streaming October 27, 2017.
Shortly after the events of Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince set out to assemble the ultimate team of superheroes for Zack Snyder's second DC film. The pair will try to woo the likes of Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash to help save humanity from Steppenwolf and the Parademons, which is sure to bring plenty of action and CGI destruction. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot return and are joined by Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher when the League unites November 17, 2017.
The gang is about to embark on their eighth season and it seems the zombies have become the least of their worries. With an impending war with the Saviors, visions of armored survivors and Bay-worthy explosions fill this five-minute super trailer, set to one of Rick's signature pep talks. We're all going to have to wait until the October 22nd premiere to find out the true meaning of that cryptic ending.
In a world of fast communication, fast food, and being always connected, the philosophy of sushi stands as a counterpoint to modern life. Chef Daisuke Nakazawa is a former apprentice of famous sushi master Jiro Ono, and like Jiro treats sushi as more than a meal. Nakazawa takes you through the preparation of his sushi as an artist at the top of his craft.
If you thought Jigsaw was dead, you thought wrong. Because it's always the right time for a reboot, Dr. Gordon is at it again, trapping people in puzzles with lots of sharp objects that usually lead to being dead. Jigsaw comes to theaters October 27, 2017.
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. 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.
Being an astronaut is hard — but now you don't have to worry about doing all that work. Google now gives you a Street View look at the entire International Space Station. From hallways to windows and even the bathroom, you can experience life 249 miles above the Earth.
Netflix's newest feature film imagines a Los Angeles where humans, orcs, and elves all live in harmony. Well, not exactly harmony because Will Smith and his partner Joel Edgerton police the city, trying to keep all of these mythical creatures in line. Headed by Suicude Squad director David Ayer, the film is set for streaming December 22, 2017.
John Boyega has been a busy man. With two Star Wars films under his belt, he's now joining the Jaeger Uprising. In the first glimpse at the Pacific Rim sequel, the Jaeger corps is recruiting new pilots for their alien-fighting machines. Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will reprise their rose along with newcomers John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the film is scheduled for release February 23, 2018.
If it's on the screen, it probably isn't real. But that doesn't mean it takes a less talented group of people to make the magic happen. Honda celebrates the creativity and work it takes to bring a dream from the brain to the screen in this short film.