Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future — the list could go on. The '80s were an iconic time for film. With those legendary movies came an audioscape that defined the era. In this video essay, The Discarded Image explores that synth scores and the iconic composers that created the sound of the '80s.
CBS and Jordan Peele are bringing one of the best shows in TV history back to the small screen with a modern-day makeover. The Twilight Zone will come to the network next year, with Peele performing Rod Sterling's double role as host and producer. Peele takes the role seriously, initially turning down the project only to have a change of heart. Peele plans to do the reboot justice, turning the mirror back on our changing society the way the original Twilight Zone did almost 60 years ago.
New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo is back. After two years, Flight of the Conchords returns to the stage with more...duets. The concert was filmed live at the Eventim Apollo in London and will air on HBO October 6, 2018.
Tish and Fonny are in love. For Tish, 19, and Fonny, a 22-year-old sculptor, their love is a refuge from their families and the harsh reality of Harlem in the early 1970s — until Fonny is falsely accused of the rape of a Puerto Rican woman by a racist New York City police officer. Tish finds out she's pregnant and Fonny is in jail for a crime he didn't commit, putting their future and the future of their unborn child on the line. Written and directed by Moonlight's Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is based on legendary author James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name. Starring Kiki Lane and Stephan James, the film comes to theaters November 30, 2018.
Ralph is going to cyberspace. Six years after the first film, the arcade gets Wi-Fi so Ralph and Vanellope venture into the uncharted territory to find a part for Sugar Rush. The new world wide web is full of unfamiliar characters, bringing Taraji P. Henson and Gal Gadot to the cast while John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch return to Litwak's Family Fun Center to reprise their roles. Ralph Breaks The Internet is coming to theaters November 21, 2018.
Jeni Britton Bauer has created her own artisanal ice cream empire with her company Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Her shop is known for its creative flavors like Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Brambleberry Crisp but here, she's using her expertise to break down the basics. For this showdown, the creamery connoisseur tastes flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry to separate the high-end treats from the cheap stuff.
Seamlessly transition from the office to the gym with the Stuart & Lau Regimen Bag. The outer compartments are dedicated to work, with a tasteful blue nylon twill lining, padded laptop pouch, and various organizer pockets. In the center, you'll find the spacious 45L gym compartment, lined with a waterproof, wipe-down nylon. There's also a ventilated shoe pocket, interior and exterior water bottle slots, a rubberized base, and a built-in locker hook. Crafted from waterproof DuraLite fabric with full-grain leather trim and gunmetal hardware, it's built to last a lifetime — the same length as the S&L-backed warranty. Arrives with a leather key ring with a magnetic tab and a luggage tag with a detachable pen.
Width: 19.0" / Height: 12.0" / Depth: 8.5"
Designed in Miami, the M12 is the modern evolution of the iconic minimalist dress watch. The watch's stainless steel case sports a unique crown with a flat rim with a hole that sits just before 4 o'clock and speaks to Miansai's focus on beautiful hardware. Offered with black or white dials — both of which feature sharp, subtle hands and numerals that sit beneath a domed acrylic crystal face — the M12 is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement and finished with a black Italian cowhide leather strap.
Diameter: 39mm / Lug width: 18mm / Depth rating: 30 meters
Hot Wheels restoration specialist BaremetalHW doesn't just bring Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars back to their original glory — he also makes his own custom creations. Using a stock Matchbox Dune Chaser, BaremetalHW turns it into a Mad Max dune buggy, complete with a rusty paint job and dented sheet metal. But this Dune Chaser is more than just scuffing up the metal and painting. It also has custom-designed, 3D-printed parts, pieces from another Matchbox, and loads of detail for such a small machine.
Director Gareth Evans is making a massive departure from his previous films with Apostle. Set in early-1900s London, Thomas Richardson has returned home after being abroad for years. He learns that his sister is being held by a religious cult on an island in the British Isles and determines to bring her home. As he learns more about the cult's society, he finds that what they see as the hedonistic culture of the mainland has infected the islanders as well — along with an unspeakable evil. Starring Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, and Mark Lewis Jones, Apostle premieres on Netflix October 12, 2018.
Fifth generation scissor maker and Master blacksmith Yasuhiro Hirakawa has been honing his craft for the last 50 years. Using ancient methods, he's the last traditional scissor maker left in Japan. HIs pieces are used for anything from food to crafting Bonsai and can take over a week to create — four times longer than a knife — giving his tools a price tag of up to $35,000.
Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's film documenting the years leading up to the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969. In theaters on October 12, 2018.
Timothée Chalamet follows up Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird with what looks like another Oscar-worthy performance. In Beautiful Boy, the 22-year-old actor teams up with Steve Carell to portray real-life father and son David and Nic Sheff. The screenplay is based on their memoirs, chronicling the family's experience with addiction. Also starring Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney, the film is set to premiere October 12, 2018.
Netflix's upcoming limited series Maniac has already established its bizarre pharmaceutical premise with a few trailers. To further tease the show's dark background, the streaming giant released this grainy, VHS-style promo featuring Justin Theroux's creepy Dr. James K. Mantleray and Rome Kanda as Dr. Muramoto. The 10-episode trip starts September 21, 2018.
John C. Reilly completely transforms into Oliver Hardy for the upcoming biopic based on the iconic double act Laurel and Hardy. Academy Award Winner Steve Coogan plays his comedic counterpart in the film that skips past the pair's golden era to follow their farewell tour through Britain and Ireland. Directed by Jon S. Baird, the movie will premiere in theaters January 11, 2019.
The detective story, bizarre Gothic horror, love, grief, and guilt — Edgar Allen Poe's contribution to literature has stood the test of time. His stories still haunt, and the man himself looked like a character from his own tales. This video from TED explains why reading Poe is still necessary, and how the author crafted tales that feel just as terrifying over 150 years later.
Unlike chemical-filled foams, Aesop's Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet swaps out the dated canister for a shaving serum full of hydrating botanicals that only requires a couple drops to get a proper lather going for a shave. And because no shave is complete without a follow-up treatment to heal skin, a post-shave lotion that hydrates and alleviates irritation is included. Both products are made using Neroli Blossom and sandalwood, giving them a subtle but warm and calming scent. Each piece from the duet fits nicely in to a dopp, making travel easy. Ideal for most skin types.
Contents: 2.0 oz. Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum & 2.1 oz. Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion,
The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
Presented by Casper.
A crop of rare gems hides on the surface of an alien moon. A father and his daughter are contracted to harvest them from the moon's toxic, forested surface — but they're not the only ones there to strike it rich. Starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, and Jay Duplass, Prospect is coming to theaters November 2, 2018.
No human has been to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. Well, that's about to change. Although the rocket hasn't even been built yet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that his company had officially signed the first private passenger to board the BFR launch vehicle and fly around the Moon. That person is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The fashion tycoon has bought the entire first flight and it's scheduled to take off as early as 2023.
A scene after the end of the credits in Avengers: Infinity War set the stage for the latest addition to the MCU — Captain Marvel. The first trailer for Captain Marvel has Carol Danvers returning to Earth with her superpowers after joining the Spaceforce, which means this won't be an origin story. Carol seems to have forgotten much of her life before joining the Spaceforce, with flashbacks to her time as a child, basic training, and flying in the Air Force. The trailer also shows a young Nick Fury, a lot less cynical than when we meet him in Iron Man and the rest of his appearances. Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 8, 2019.
The Greatest of All Time. From Louisville, Kentucky, to the pinnacle of sports, Muhammad Ali was one of the most inspiring and polarizing figures in American history. From his success in the boxing ring to his stance on politics and racial injustice, Ali left no question as to where he stood and had no regrets about his place in public life. HBO's two-part documentary on the Champ, What's My Name, is coming early in 2019.
The final season of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unkown will begin airing this Fall 2018. In the first episode, Bourdain travels to Kenya with comedian W. Kamau Bell for an unforgettable time in the wild and the capital city of Nairobi. Bell sat down with CNN to talk about the trip and what it was like to get to hang out with Bourdain for the trip of a lifetime.
When it comes to space colonization, everyone is talking about Mars. But if humans wanted to inhabit a closer space rock, we could start today. We currently have the technology and estimates from NASA to build a Lunar base. This could be the first step in further colonies as well as new technologies that could enhance our life here on Earth. As always, Kurzgesagt gives the details in a vibrantly animated nutshell.
After seven years, The Girl with the Dragoon Tatoo finally gets a sequel. The adaptation of Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz book series moves forward but without its original stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. Instead, Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason step in to take on the title roles for the next chapter in the Millennium book series. The film is slated for release November 9, 2018.
Eminem's late-2017 album Revival caught fire from critics, and not much of it was good. But that's always been fuel for Eminem's fire, and the surprise release of his latest album Kamikaze shows how he takes criticism and channels it into his art. The rapper sat down with Sway for a not one, not two, but three-part interview that covers everything from his previous hits and misses to his current spat with fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Microbiologist Luke McKay is fascinated by the prospect of life on other planets. To help the search for alien life, McKay is studying a little closer to home — in the hot springs of the United States. Motherboard talked with McKay to see how life living in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth can help scientists look for life on other planets.
The Gorillaz have released the sixth single off their most recent album The Now Now, and it's a milestone of sorts for the virtual band — their first "live" music video. Russel, 2-D, Noodle, and Ace take the stage for a wild visual trip that has everything from 3D and hand animation to claymation. Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett was the creative mastermind behind the video, along with Blinkink and Paris-based production house Eddy.
Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple, America's first trillion dollar company. To say pitching a new idea to him could be intimidating would be an understatement. Just ask Ken Kocienda. The software engineer and designer worked at Apple for over 15 years and during his time there brought several demos to the CEO, including the autocorrect touchscreen keyboard for the iPhone. In this interview, Kocienda describes exactly what it was like to pitch a prototype to Steve Jobs.
Motorcycle safety features have been a standard feature on most bikes for over a decade. Traction, stability control and ABS are available from nearly every major manufacturer — but BMW is taking it to the next level. The company has made a self-driving motorcycle to test its current and future safety features on, and it's something amazing to watch.
On September 13, 1993, Conan O'Brien made his hosting debut, taking over the Late Night chair for David Letterman on NBC. To honor its 25th anniversary, the first episode featuring guests John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall can now be viewed online in its entirety. The release will be followed by a complete archive of the show and will available in January 2019.
Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail crafts up another mind-bending thriller for Amazon. Based on the Gimlet podcast, the series follows former caseworker Julia Roberts who previously worked at a shady government facility that supposedly helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. Her mysterious departure sparks the attention of a Department of Defense auditor and things get weirder from there. Also staring Stephan James and Sissy Spacek, the show will premiere November 2, 2018.