Buster Keaton, Harrold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplain — three of the greatest comedians in the history of film. Before film had recorded dialog, these three mastered the art of comedy without saying a word. These three were a huge influence on Jackie Chan, and their styles can be found in his acting and referenced in his films. Bradley Dixon makes a convincing case that Jackie Chan should be included as among the best silent comedians, despite working in the era of the talkies.
No one likes mechanical perfection. J Dilla knew intuitively there was something uncanny about the perfect beat — and created some of the best hip-hop grooves of all time with his fingers and the Akai MPC. Vox looks at how Dilla used a machine to bring a little humanity back to music by killing the quantization.
Christmas came early this year. After almost three decades, Gremlins has returned. Although it's not an official third film, this fan-made short is the next best thing. The Ryan Patrick-directed story follows a shady salesman who claims to have found a medication to keep your mogwais cute and fuzzy but like any good movie anecdote, there are always a few exceptions.
Director Lynne Ramsay's first film in six years finds grizzled enforcer Joe taking on a rescue mission for a state senator. It's a straightforward job — until it very much isn't. Based on the novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here stars Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, and John Doman. In select theaters April 6, 2018.
It may be the Land of the Rising Sun, but it's what happens when the sun goes down that really piques our interest. From modded out Lambos to their insane Dekotora trucks, Tokyo's glowing car culture is unlike any other. In this documentary, drift racer Mad Max heads to Japan after dark to meet the minds behind these rides.
In a tiny shop in England, Glen English builds exquisitely detailed replicas — don't call them models — of racing motorcycles in 1/4 scale. Glen handcrafts every part, starting with handmade masters of each piece. Adam Savage visited Glen to get a look at the process behind these amazing, museum-quality replicas.
Winter is coming. That means cooler temps and harsh winds. The Triple F.A.T. Goose Eldridge Parka can handle both and look great doing so. The jacket is insulated with 675 fill power white goose down to keep your body warm, while a removable coyote fur-lined hood protects your face. Its outer shell is specially treated to repel both water and stains and is equipped with plenty of pockets to store all the essentials. Basically, it offers everything you'd expect from a luxury performance coat, but with their direct-to-consumer model, you get it for a fraction of the cost.
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Inspired by the United States 10th Mountain Division Alpinists, the Alps & Meters Alpine Anorak offers superior protection with a vintage aesthetic. The exterior is constructed from a durable British Millerain Chera 8 waxed canvas with reinforced shoulder panels. A waterproof internal membrane keeps your dry, while side vents create a breathable layer. The classic design is finished with a hood, face guard, and contrasting orange lace front that also provide additional protection from the elements.
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Dulé Hill and James Roday are reprising their roles in the TV series Psych with Psych: The Movie, premiering December 7, 2018. To celebrate, Babish makes one of the best stoner dishes from the show: quatro quesos dos fritos. Since a good thing is never good enough, Babish puts his own spin on the dish, making an improvement to the original.
If you came here looking for actual film footage, well you came to the wrong place. But if you wanted to see Deadpool's sexy red spandex ass speaking perfect Portuguese, then you're in for a treat. In this promo for CCXP in San Paulo, the anti-hero is offering his most devoted fans the chance to permanently brand themselves with the superhero's face. Moderate fans can support the film by going to see the sequel on June 1, 2018.
A life spent living on two rails gets stale — sometimes you want to fly. The famous children's book character Thomas the Tank engine finally gets to live out his dream, thrashing a two-rail wooden park and landing some vicious tricks.
On November 28, 1953, bacteriologist and Central Intelligence Agency employee Frank Olsen jumped to his death out the thirteenth-floor window of the Hotel Statler. It was initially deemed a suicide, but after the government later admitted to giving Olsen LSD without his knowledge, others begin to suspect foul play. In this six-part documentary series, director Errol Morris explores the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic event through interviews and dramatic reenactments. It's set for streaming on Netflix December 15, 2017.
Adam Savage has a cosplay problem. He loves movies and costuming, and Chewbacca is his favorite costume of all time. He had Tom Spina Designs create a perfectly detailed replica based on the original Chewbacca molds, and Adam visited the shop to look at how his Chewy was made. Fortunately, his obsession doesn't interfere with his day job.
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 pilots to save the world. Led by John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, the Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel is slated for release March 23, 2018.
No matter what your job is, you're probably not doing what you love — even if your job is being an international assassin. Barry is on the job in Los Angeles when he finds out that what he really wants is to be an actor. Starring Bill Hader, Barry comes to HBO Spring of 2018.
The Force isn't strong with everyone, so the Last Jedi cast had to put in some serious work. In this behind-the-scenes look, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie train like a Jedi to prepare for scenes in the upcoming Star Wars release. The film is set for theaters December 15, 2017.
The Timex brand goes back more than 160 years to Waterbury, CT, and the original headquarters is part of the inspiration behind the Waterbury World Time watch. Powered by Intelligent Quartz technology, which allows it to tell more than just time on an analog dial, the Waterbury is a natural choice for travelers with its ability to display time zones for 24 major cities around the world. It also boasts a stainless steel case, INDIGLO night-light, and water resistance up to 100 meters. Available in cream or black and green, it's a fresh take on an enduring classic.
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The right pair of socks can say a lot about your sense of style. But not all bold sock choices are created equal. Ace & Everett makes socks the right way, starting with the finest raw materials, dyed into vibrant, saturated hues. Each pair is knit in the USA with organic Supima cotton for a smoother, comfy-er feel. The double cylinder construction provides a polished finish, inside and out, while the reinforced heels and ribbed calf bands keep these socks from slumping. These bright patterns — inspired by floor designs of historic Manhattan buildings — will keep you standing out from the pack.
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It wasn't the first color process, and it definitely wasn't the easiest. But Technicolor not only dominated color films for almost 40 years, it also dictated how films were made. Vox looks at how Technicolor works and some common misconceptions about the process in this video.
The WWE is known for creating larger than life characters and none was bigger than André The Giant. Born André René Roussimoff, he notoriously in one of the most iconic feuds in wrestling history with Hulk Hogan, which lead to the company's most legendary match at WrestleMania III. After his death in 1993, André became the first person to inducted it the WWE Hall of fame. In this documentary, HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons partner up to highlight the life and career of the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Set to air spring 2018.
Last year, Colin Furze blew the mind of every Star Wars fanatic when he built an almost life-size AT-AT. This year, he pledged his total allegiance to the Dark Side by constructing a full-size replica of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. The fighter measures in at 46 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 14 feet tall and is made completely of steel. As if that isn't enough, he enlisted James Bruton to also make a fully-functioning BB-9E.
Necessity is the mother of invention — or in the case of Tatsuo Horiuchi, being really cheap. The 77-year old retiree wanted to try his hand at painting but was too stingy to buy anything. And that's when he discovered Microsoft Excel.
Every film is loaded with dialogue. Although, as a whole, it does better than most mediums at capturing realistic conversations, some filmmakers do a better job at capturing it than others. Noah Baumbach is one of them. Using the director's latest film The Meyerowitz Stories — following a dysfunctional New York family — Nerdwriter examines how Baumbach has mastered recreating how families actually talk.
You can't go wrong with a steak sandwich, especially if it's constructed by Matty Matheson. The foul-mouthed chef piles grilled skirt steak on a toasted hoagie. To appeal to the health-conscience, he tops it with kale chimichurri and serves it with a seasonal tomato salad.
BASE jumping in a wingsuit from a mountaintop or through a valley sounds almost too exciting — but for some people, too much is never enough. Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet are two of those people. The duo leaped from the top of Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland and hitched a ride on a plane, enter the side door in mid-air.
Christmas is right around the corner, and with it, 24-hour reruns of the greatest Christmas story ever told. Central to the real American Christmas experience, one must have a Leg Lamp. For the more DIY-inclined among us, here's a handy video showing you how to build a slightly-modified, more manly version of your own.
J. Paul Getty was one of the richest men in the world. There was nothing he couldn't have — yet he was notoriously frugal. In 1973, Getty's grandson was kidnapped for ransom. All the Money In the World tells the story of the kidnapping and the famous negotiations that led to his release. Directed by Ridley Scott, it stars Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, and formerly Kevin Spacey. After allegations were released, he was pulled from the movie and replaced with Christopher Plummer. The film is slated for release December 22, 2017.
If you caught Babish making the garbage plate, but were curious about its origins, Great Big Story has the scoop — literally. It all started at Nick Tahou Hots in Rochester, New York. Since 1918, they've been putting all the garbage on the plate, and have the trademark to prove it.
The 80s gave us the supercar. The 90s took the supercar and pushed it to the limits of what was capable in something legal to drive on public roads. From limited-production homologation specials to the still-awesome McLaren F1, the 90s turned out cars that can still hold their own today.
Instead of his former bandmates, The Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan stopped by NPR's tiny desk with a string quartet. He carried on the group's legacy with a chill-inducing performance of the 1995 classic "Tonight, Tonight." He then switched to the piano to follow that up with two songs from his upcoming solo album Ogilala.
Marvel is bringing together everyone in the MCU for Avenger's: Infinity War. Thanos is collecting the six Infinity Stones, and it's going to take every superhero in the galaxy to stop him. Avengers: Infinity War comes to theaters May 4, 2018.
They have lightsabers, mind-bending reflexes, and can influence other's thoughts. Every eight year old wants to be one, but is it possible? As far as we know, they only exist in the Star Wars Universe but AsapSCIENCE is putting their abilities to the test to see if humans could, in fact, wield The Force.