In season three of Stranger Things, Hawkins becomes the home of the area's newest mall Starcourt. The ironic thing is, the actual building the series is shot in is a dying mall. Located in Duluth, Georgia, the Gwinnett Place Mall was originally built in 1984 and slowly over time, lost its luster. That is until production designer Chris Trujillo and his crew revamped the defunct shopping center with 40 store and beaming neons to become the backdrop for the show.
Bob Ross is purported to have painted some 30,000 paintings over his lifetime. Few artists can claim such an astounding output, but there's a mystery surrounding his work — no one knows where they all are. When New York Times journalist Aaron Byrd wanted to buy one of The Joy of Painting star's work for his brother, he ran into a confounding little problem — he couldn't find one. This is the story of what happened to all of Bob Ross' paintings.
Releasing today, Ed Sheeran's No.6 Collaborations Project features the singer partnered up with artists ranging from Justin Bieber and Chris Stapleton to Eminem and 50 Cent. His latest single has Sheeran sharing the stage with rapper Travis Scott. In the cinema-inspired visuals, the duo to reference a montage of classic films like Edward Scissorhands, The Martian. and Snatch.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is exactly what the name implies — cars of all types, from daily drivers to classic F1 cars — showing off on the grounds of the Goodwood House in Sussex, England. For the 2019 event, Ken Block brought his 914 horsepower, all-wheel-drive Hoonitruck tear up the course in proper tire-smoking fashion.
Just when you thought The Shining couldn't get any creepier, someone goes and creates a deepfake version. YouTuber
Ctrl Shift Face imagines Jim Carrey as Jack Torrance by implanting the Ace Ventura star's face on Jack Nicholson's body using the AI technology. They then recreate the film's most iconic scenes with terrifying results.
Apple has made some of the most iconic, instantly-recognizable products of any company ever. The Macintosh, the iMac, the iPad, and the iPhone all revolutionized the way we interact with technology. YouTube channel Future Punk reimagined the iPhone, not as a product from 2007, but something that had been in Apple's arsenal since the '80s, with corresponding design language over the years.
Kanye West made an estimated $150 million last year — mostly from his signature sneaker line with Adidas. To say that they're popular is an understatement and Yeezy works hard to keep his ideas fresh. In this interview with Forbes, Mr. West talks about his creative process and the things that inspire his designs.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville heads to Shangri-La — the legendary Malibu recording studio of Rick Rubin — for his upcoming documentary. The four-part series will dive into the creative process of the musical mastermind that's resulted in massive hits for artists from Jay-Z to Adele. Featuring appearances from Tyler the Creator, LL Cool J, The Avett Brothers, and Flea, Shangri-La will premiere on Showtime July 12, 2019.
Star Wars fan and animator Ian Wilkins is creating an animated series inspired by the Dark Empire comics. The story created by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy follows the events of the Return of the Jedi in a universe where Palpatine has evaded death and Luke Skywalker is dabbling in the Dark Side. Featuring music from Daniel Ciurlizza, we hope to see this project completed in the near future.
In the grey bleakness of what might be Soviet Russia, a family attempts to carve out something approximating a life in this urban hellscape. This is Russian animation channel Lazy Square's take on the cheery, nonsensical opening of The Simpsons — minus anything remotely cheery or nonsensical.
In honor of the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Binging with Babish goes back to Homecoming to recreate Peter Park's Larb. The friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man orders the meat salad while eating Thai with Aunt May, which leads to a pun-fueled moment between the pair. The chef also prepares sticky rice pudding on the house.
Katsuhiro Otomo has been very busy. Along with a new Akira series and a 4K remaster of the 1988 film, the director is also releasing a feature film. The sci-fi fantasy will take place in the near-future on a developing space colony and centers around a young boy navigating his new environment. Also penned by Otomo, Orbital Era has no official release date.
For one of the most famous villains in movie history, Bruce, the shark from Jaws, has a surprisingly low body count. But it wasn't the corpses that made Jaws the original summer blockbuster — it was Steven Speilberg's masterful pacing and suspense. Watch as Dead Meat details through all the kills Bruce racked up in his big-screen debut.
Lego already makes plenty of Star Wars sets, but you're not going to find this Death Star trench run in any stores. This 50,000-piece diorama is the result of a seven-month build by Anthony Ducre. The model includes scenes from Rogue One, A New Hope, and Return of the Jedi, a flying X-wing, and a crashed UCS Super Star Destroyer. There's even a rig so he can record his own trench run chases.
On July 1, 1979, Sony introduced the first Walkman. Its release changed the way we listened to music, allowing the world to hear the favorite songs while on the go. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the portable audio device, they've released this nostalgia walkthrough of every model from the last four decades, along with an exhibition in Tokyo's Ginza District.
Netflix's '80s nostalgia trip Stranger Things is an excellent show in nearly every way, but animation studio Humouring the Fates has found a way to make it even better by rendering it as an '80s-inspired anime show. This short film parodies several popular sequences from the show — and Netflix needs to make this happen.
After the release of his single "Panini," Lil Nas X immediately requested a collaboration with Gordon Ramsay. The chef finally filled the order over the weekend while the rapper was in London. Although their release isn't in song form, Ramsay and the "Old Town Road" singer did remix the panini using Asian ingredients from his new restaurant Lucky Cat.
One of the most constant sources of radiation you'll encounter in your lifetime is that computer in your pocket — and the wireless router in your home, your smart thermostat, and any number of connected devices that make modern life possible. But is the electromagnetic radiation these devices emit harmful? Kurzgesagt looks at the how this new ocean of radiation can impact your health.
Shortly after the release of the documentary Framing John DeLorean, the auto magnate is the subject of a feature. The film puts Lee Pace as the legendary carmaker during an FBI operation head by conman-turned-informant Jim Hoffman, played by Jason Sudeikis. Also starring Judy Greer and Corey Stoll, Driven is slated for release August 16, 2019.
While "Sanguine Paradise" was released back in April, Lil Uzi Vert just dropped the Blade-inspired visuals for the single. The video pays homage to the 1998 Wesley Snipes flick with an underground rave full of blood-thirsty vampires. Although the song comes off the album Eternal Atake, the record currently has no official release date.
Roger Federer's home is Centre Court at the All England Club so for his 73 questions with Vogue, it's only fitting that the tennis pro gave them a tour of the Wimbledon venue. During the interview, Federer shared some secrets to the game, including what makes the perfect serve, along with his love of chocolate and his got-to fashion advice.
A new Hulu series will highlight the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. The 10-part biopic will chronicle rappers RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Inspectah Deck in Staten Island as they began performing together in late 1992. The show will also feature members U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna and emphasize on the tagline "Born in Shaolin, Made in America." Wu-Tang: An American Saga premieres September 4, 2019.
Sure, if you really want KFC, the easiest way to get it is straight from the source — in the US, you're never very far. But there's definitely something to be gained from learning how the Colonel did it with his blend of herbs and spices, and Babish is here to show you how, even with the classic '80s KFC buckets shown on Stranger Things.
As if dealing with the side-effects of puberty isn't enough, the kids from Hawkins also have to face-off against one of the most insane-looking supernatural monsters to come out of the Upside Down. Looks like it's going to be one hell of a summer. Season three of Stranger Things beings July 4, 2019, on Netflix.
After you're finished binge-watching Stranger Things, Netflix is gifting you Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein. The 28-minute mockumentary follows chief Jim Hopper as he digs up unseen from his father's televised stage play. The bizarre release from Netflix Playhouse Featurette will also star Alfred Molina and Kate Berlant and is scheduled for release July 16, 2019.
In between The Last Jedi and a new Star Wars trilogy, Rian Johnson wrote and directed Knives Out. This modern murder mystery follows Daniel Craig as he investigates the death of Christopher Plummer, following his 85th birthday party. The list of includes Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell when the film goes to theaters on November 27, 2019.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is still going strong. For its 11th season, Jerry Seinfeld has lined up Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, and more for a fresh batch of coffee dates. He's even switching things up by adding a scooter to the mix. The series returns to Netflix July 19, 2019.
McLaren has built some of the most successful Formula One racers and exotic supercars ever, and now they're offering something to the next generation of drivers — the pint-sized all-electric 720S Ride-On. The exacting copy of the real 720S includes and accelerator and brake pedal, and a remote control override for when your budding Lewis Hamilton gets a little too confident behind the wheel. The 720S Ride-On will be available at McLaren dealers and select toy stores worldwide.