A few new faces and at least one very familiar one will be here for the eleventh season of the X-Files. The search is on for Mulder and Scully's son William, and shadowy FBI assistant director Walter Skinner is returning. The new season is scheduled to air January 2018 on Fox.
Stern Pinball has been making pinball machines for a long time — back to the 1930s and the founding of arcade game giant Williams. Stern makes some of the biggest themed pinball games in the world, with machines featuring properties like Ghost Busters, Star Wars , and bands like AC/DC and Kiss. The A.V. Club went inside the Stern factory to see what it takes to turn over 3,500 parts into the best game in the world.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is back and Binging with Babish has a new episode featuring some of show's best dishes. From Ted Danson's sandwich to a wonderful Cobb salad, the most neurotic foods imaginable are all here.
Luke may not be the savior Rey was hoping for, Kylo hesitates before apparently blasting his mother's Rebel ship, and Poe and Finn are taking the fight to the First Order. It's a packed first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and you can also pre-order tickets for what's sure to be another blockbuster opening night. The eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise debuts December 15, 2017.
Tomo Ohira came like a bolt of lightning into the cutthroat world of competitive Street Fighter II in the early 90s. He was unbeatable, and he proved it against the best there were — and took home a championship trophy. Then he disappeared. This is what happened to Tomo Ohira.
Out hunting for fuel, Carl finds a live one among all the dead. But whether it's friendly or not will have to wait. The eighth season of AMC's The Walking Dead premieres October 22, 2017.
The invention of the towel is deeply rooted in Turkish culture. That's why Parachute's use of superior 100% long-staple Turkish cotton from the Aegean region is significant. The Sheet features a ribbed dobby design and provides more than 66% more coverage than their Towel. And it's all connected using Parachute's Aerocotton Technology — a process where fibers are spun, so air passes through the cotton to create extra long yarns. The result is an exceptionally fluffy and absorbent Bath Sheet that you'll look forward to using.
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Oak and whiskey already have a unique partnership, and now their relationship is realized in a brand new way with this Oak Honey Whiskey Tumbler. It's handmade one-at-a-time with a stainless steel base and finished with a proprietary honey wax. Each tumbler is made from a solid piece of oak that was carefully selected and crafted for its qualities and longevity. The inside of the tumbler is shaped by hand, giving it a distinctive shape to accentuate a taste and aroma that is complex and subtly sweet.
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For his second Netflix series, David Fincher is bringing the Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit to the small screen. The story takes place in 1979 and follows two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, as they get inside the minds of imprisoned serial killers to try to solve ongoing cases. From the looks of the trailer and Fincher's stacked resume, the series has real True Detective potential — season one, obviously. Available for streaming October 13, 2017.
Game of Thrones is a perfect candidate for an anime series: Great fight scenes, crazy plot twists, and lots of characters. This anime-styled intro captures the current state of the show with all the flashy animation the genre is known for.
Castle Rock has been the backdrop of many Stephen King novels — The Dead Zone, The Dark Half, and Needful Things. Now, the fictional Maine town is going to be the focal point of a Hulu series headed by the author and J.J. Abrams. This teaser shows some new faces in Castle Rock, along with a few we've seen in King's work before.
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.
If the apocalypse arrives and you forgot to stockpile 20 years worth of SPAM, you're in luck — Asap Science has some scientific tips for survival. From finding water, lighting a fire. and what you should and shouldn't eat, it's a good way to get started on reviving society. Just don't forget to write it down.
Philip K. Dick is a sci-fi writer. Some of his work has even been adapted into films. Do Blade Runner, Total Recall, or Minority Report ring a bell? Now, some of his stories have been reworked into an analog series. Consisting of ten standalone episodes, the Bryan Cranston production will cover everything from alien dads to humanoid pigs and a cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Janelle Monáe, and Cranston himself. An official release date has not been revealed, but streaming will be available on Australian-based company Stan and Amazon Prime in 2018.
Adam Savage has a love for Blade Runner blasters that borders on obsession. On the set of Blade Runner 2049, he got to talk with prop master Doug Harlocker and demo several versions of the new model.
The war is far from over. Now, ten years since the Battle of the Breach, the Kaiju have returned and it's up to a new generation of Jaeger piolets to save the world. Lead by John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, the Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel is slated for release March 23, 2018.
Blending classic design with modern tech and safety features, the Exto Smart Chip cord is equipped to quickly and safely charge any mobile device in addition to being an extension cord you actually want to show off. A chip inside the outlet provides maximum power to the USB ports, and when the connected device reaches full charge, the power is shut off to protect from potential over-charging, the most common cause of internal batteries losing their ability to hold a charge. The 12-foot cord is wrapped in braided cotton insulation and is rated to 13 amps, and the entire assembly is made in the USA.
Born from an art-school design concept that went viral, the Transparent Speaker from Stockholm-based People People proves great sounding speakers don't have to come in oversized black boxes. Built of lasting materials like locally-sourced sapphire glass, and utilizing a design scheme that can be dismantled and maintained with an included simple wrench tool, this stunning speaker is a dream come true for audiophile DIYers everywhere. While previous iterations of the Transparent Speaker required the use of your own separate, external component to play tunes over Bluetooth, we're particularly pleased that they now come with a built-in Bluetooth adapter for usage from your phone or tablet. But don't worry, you're still given the option of the original modular setup allowing you to connect any audio source via USB or 3.5mm line-in, with line out capabilities as well. Hardware features include a 6.5-inch woofer, dual 3-inch full range drivers, an energy efficient, built-in amplifier with embedded digital signal processing, front panel treble, bass, and volume controls, and old-school power switch.
Dimensions: 16" tall / 13" wide / 4.17" deep
Frequency Response: 35 Hz-20 Khz ±5Db
Woofer Output: 80-100 W
Scientist William Foster is on the verge of a breakthrough — transferring human consciousness into a computer. When his family killed in a car crash, he and an another scientist secretly clone the bodies and bring them back. But Foster faces a harrowing choice when he realizes he can only resurrect three of his four family members. Replicas stars Keanu Reeves and is slated for a 2018 release.
Josh Futterman is a janitor, world-ranked gamer — and the future hope of all humanity. When Josh gets a high score on a game, he gets a visit from two people claiming to be from the future and telling him he's about to be the savior of mankind. From executive producer Seth Rogan, Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe on streams exclusively on Hulu.
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.
Attorney Roman J. Israel is idealistic, stubborn, and a little caustic. When he gets fired from his small law firm, a whole new world of opportunities opens up — that could be his downfall. Denzel Washington stars in Roman J. Israel, Esq., coming to theaters November 3, 2017.
Iconic Coney Island is the setting for Woody Allen's latest film Wonder Wheel. In the 1950s, Four stories come together in the park — A lifeguard, a man, his wife, and the reappearance of his long-gone daughter, running from her mobster husband. Starring Jim Belushi, Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Juno Temple, Wonder Wheel will release on Amazon video.
Molly Bloom ran an illegal poker table for more than a decade. But this wasn't just any back room poker game. Hollywood stars, professional athletes, business elites, and the Russian mob were frequent guests. After making millions, it all came crashing down. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in Molly's Game, due in theaters November 22, 2017.
Inside our gut, there are three pounds of bacteria that do everything from help your immune system to break down the food we eat. It's a beautiful relationship that's been going on for millions of years. But new research suggests that your microbiome may be doing more than just helping you out — it might be telling your brain what to do.
Zombie polar bear. It was the creature that almost stole the thunder from one undead dragon in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Interviews with the cast, crew, and VFX artists show how they brought the bear to unlife for another memorable GoT battle scene.
Over a year later, Oates Studios finally has a second chapter in the ADAM story. A tiny bit more is revealed about the cybernetic main character, after a brutal journey from a walled city governed by a mysterious entity called the Consortium. An oracle reveals Adam's past, and how he came to be what he is now.
Instant Instagram-approved selfies — that's the goal behind popup art exhibits like Color Factory. Designed as an interactive art gallery, the installations encourage visitors to photograph themselves in the carefully constructed exhibits, providing the perfect selfie in the age of Instagram.
The Twilight Zone of the 21st century, Black Mirror tells dark stories of technology gone wrong. But for all the hopeless endings, as Nerdwriter explains, there's a strange catharsis in the resolution of the show's stories.
Here's the first look at John Krasinski as Tom Clancy's Dr. John Patrick "Jack" Ryan Sr., KCVO (Hon.). The CIA analyst goes from desk duty to a chase across Europe and the Middle East in an attempt to stop a terrorist attack. Jack Ryan is available to stream for Amazon Prime members.
Like any good film adaptation, Blade Runner doesn't have too much in common with its source material, Phillip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. What's good on the page doesn't necessarily transfer well to the screen, and director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Hampton Fletcher did an excellent job of bringing the book to film. CineFix looks at what changed going from the page to moving pictures.
Wrigley Field is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, and its hand-turned scoreboard. First installed in 1937, the scoreboard is one of the last remaining of its kind. Darryl Wilson has been the man behind the board, manually changing the number plates at every pitch, hit, and out. But with the hectic job comes the added perk of having the best seats in the house.