The 1980s saw a dramatic rise in car chases — on the silver screen. Some of the most bizarre, outrageous uses of automobiles came from movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Terminator 2, with semis, motorcycles, supercars, and an old lady driving half a Chevette. Donut Media lists ten of the best scenes from the decade of over-the-top indulgence.
Nature has begun to reclaim an uninhabited area of the US called Area X. Something strange is happening there, and a team of four is sent in on an expedition to find out what has caused the strange demise of the previous eleven teams before them. Based on the best-selling Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation come to theaters February 2018.
At its heart, Blade Runner is a film noir — and one of the best of the genre. The unwilling detective, the crime, the streets, the woman — it's all there. Lessons from the Screenplay takes a closer look at Blade Runner's script to see how such a believable noir was set in a world of the future.
Jaw-dropping shots of the ocean. The smooth voice of Sir David Attenborough. Radiohead. We're suddenly hyped for the Big Blue Planet sequel. It has been 16-years of anticipation, and from the looks of the five-minute prequel, it'll be well worth the wait. Iconic composer Hans Zimmer returns to score the series and even worked with Radiohead to create the song "(ocean) Bloom" — an updated version of the band's 2011 single "Bloom". The series will premiere later this year on BBC One.
On February 28, 1993, the FBI initiated a siege at the Mount Carmel Center ranch near Waco, Texas. The compound was home to The Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh, who was suspected of weapons violations. The standoff lasted a total of 51 days and ended with the death of 76 people. Starring Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon, this six-part miniseries is set to retell the tragic events when the show premieres January 18, 2018, on the Paramount Network.
In 1985, John Gotti organized a hit on Paul Castellano and became don of New York's Gambino crime family. The "Dapper Don" quickly became known for his flashy style that was in sharp contrast to the low profile other mobsters tried to maintain — and it would be his downfall. John Travolta stars as John Gotti in Gotti, coming to theaters on December 15, 2017.
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It's about time the humble travel pillow was upgraded. And that's precisely the case with the Hideout Travel Pillow. It takes your traveling experience up a notch with this ultra comfortable, memory foam pillow that inflates itself and packs up smaller than your rain jacket. The pillow is adjustable for maximum comfort, is made of quality, long-lasting materials, and is the result of a year of development. Backed by their Design for Life Guarantee, it self-inflates in less than 5 seconds, and the memory foam core makes it the most comfortable travel pillow you've ever used.
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This is it — the third and final prequel short in the leadup to the release of Blade Runner 2049. This beautiful anime, directed by Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe, fills in another piece of the puzzle in the timeline between the original Blade Runner and the upcoming film.
Lightsabers, golden guns, jetpacks, multi-function lighters, and Dick Tracy's early Apple Watch prototype — Hollywood loves gadgets. If you need to escape or defeat an evil genius, you're going to need gadgets, and Burger Fiction has 100 of the best ever to come across the silver screen.
Contrary to popular belief, not all English cuisine is bad, strange, or just smells funny. Witness the stiff-upper-lip, crusty aristocratic classic beef Wellington. Named after Aurthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, there's hardly anything more English — and better-tasting. Babish shows you how.
Originally filmed in 2007, the Best in Show for bakers is getting a new life ten years later thanks to Lionsgate. The mockumentary follows a group of contestants as they compete in the Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, with the winner taking a home a cool million. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Wendy McLendon-Covey, and Gary Anthony Williams, the film is slated for release November 7, 2017.
If you saw moving animation on a TV screen in the 70s and 80s, it was more than likely made on a Scanimate. Only about 10 were ever made, and the digital revolution in the late 80s made them obsolete after a decade. Engineer Dave Sieg the last running Scanimate going and gave Viceland a demonstration of its classic capabilities.
It was only a matter of time. Ken Block has gone sideways around cities, docks, deserts, and indoor obstacle courses, but he's never tackled the mother of them all Pike's Peak. Ken and the Hoonicorn V2 went to the top in a cloud of burning tires, without going straight once.
Bill Skarsgård's turn as the supernatural killer clown in IT has been a terrifying success. In order to keep the reactions of the child actors authentic, the crew didn't reveal Pennywise until it was absolutely necessary. In this behind-the-scenes with cast and crew, the process of creating Pennywise is detailed, along with how it feels to be as scared as the audience watching the movie.
Spoiler alert: If you want to own the quarter mile, leave your Ferraris and Porsches in the garage. The Tesla Model S is the heaviest and fastest car in the seventh edition of Motor Trend's "World's Greatest Drag Race", along with comfortably seating you and three of your friends to boot. The future is now.
Adapting tried-and-true classic design to cover modern needs, this Filson bag will stand up to just about anything and look great the entire time. The rugged twill and leather bag, available blacked out or in Filson's timeless tan hue, features interior and exterior pockets for organizing smaller items, as well as the ubiquitous padded compartment for a laptop up to 15 inches wide. A removable and adjustable 46" bridle leather strap is also included for carrying over the shoulder, and this classic design will complement your suit--or your flannel and jeans--through all the seasons to come.
Width: 16.5" / Height: 14" / Depth: 7.5"
Taking Billykirk's utilitarian, "doctor bag" style No. 165 Medium Carryall and making it even better is no easy task. Each bag is already meticulously crafted by hand in New York by a set of highly skilled craftsman, along with Chris and Kirk Bray themselves. To make the Billykirk x Uncrate edition of the No. 165, we started with the 20-ounce waxed canvas (black of course) and added our own American Bison hide for the handles, trim, and bottom reinforcement. From there, a Ranger Tan nylon interior was added to ensure items inside are easy to locate at a glance. A hinged top ensure the bag stays closed when it's meant to be, even if the straps and buckles aren't secured. The hand-stitched bag is just large enough for overnight endeavors while remaining appropriately sized for everyday carry as needed. A detachable shoulder strap makes longer carries easier, and when combined with the similarity outfitted Billykirk x Uncrate Dopp kit and Commuter Tote, you'll be set to haul enough for a long weekend.
Height: 11" / Width: 16" / Depth: 6.5" / Handle Drop: 6.5"
One of the most successful directors of all time, Steven Spielberg transformed the film industry and made some of the most popular movies ever. In interviews with actors, friends, family, and the man himself, HBO's Spielberg gives an intimate portrait of someone we've all seen but don't really know. Spielberg premieres October 7, 2017.
If you have a martial arts question, Jackie Chan is the guy to ask. He and LEGO Ninjago Movie Olivia Munn take to Twitter to answer questions about things like breaking wood blocks, knife fights, and how many Jackie Chan movies you need to watch to become Jackie Chan.
With The Mist, It, Mr. Mercedes, and The Dark Tower, 2017 is the year of Stephen King adaptations. Netflix is adding another to the mix with the release of 1922. Based on the author's novella, a rancher is haunted by his wife after he and his son murder her and hide her body in a well. Starring Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Neal McDonough, the film is set for streaming October 20, 2017.
The visuals may tell the story, but the music will make audiences feel it. The Matt Schrader documentary goes even further behind the scenes and into the studios and recording sessions with some of Hollywood' biggest composers to see how they score some of the cinema's greatest films. Featuring interviews with Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, James Cameron, and many more, the film is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
The advent of Soviet nuclear weapons in the late 1940s would launch the surreal Cold War between the USSR and the United States. In the early 1950s, the Federal Civil Defense Administration was tasked with leading the effort to inform and protect citizens at home from nuclear strikes, which lead to hopelessly comical instructional videos and a nation-wide network of fallout shelters. Vox looks at the fallout shelter boom, whether they would have been effective, and why living under the shadow of total annihilation has faded away.
They fight, they make up, they sue each other for copyright infringement, and then Apple orders 80 million OLED screens for the upcoming iPhone X. Yeah, it's complicated. Nerdwriter examines the love/hate relationship between Korean tech and manufacturing giant Samsung and bitter arch-rival Apple — and why the two of them can't live without each other.
With our very limited way of understanding the world around us, humans have had to invent ways to overcome the limitations of our senses and brains in order to find out how the universe really works. And we've done an alright job so far. But there's a compelling argument that the reality around us isn't real — we might be living in a simulated reality. Kurzgesagt looks at the concepts behind the simulation theory, and what it would take to make it possible.
Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Jeff Goldblum form a scary indestructible pack of alpha dogs in the latest from Wes Anderson. The stop-motion film sees a Japan 20 years in the future that has been overrun by dogs. In an attempt to solve this crisis, the evil Mayor Kobayashi has banished all K9s to Trash Island which leads a 12-year-old boy to the island in search of his furry friend, Spots. Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, and Yoko Ono also lend their voices when the film comes to theaters March 23, 2018.
London-based effects company FBFX has made the spacesuits for the films The Martian, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant. They're not only futuristic, they're also functional — adding a dose of realism to sci-fi fantasy. Adam Savage stopped by their offices to get an up-close look one of their creations for Alien: Covenant.
Kenneth Branagh reprises the role of Hercule Poirot for the film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel. The film follows a train full of strangers traveling through Europe until one of the passengers — played by Johnny Depp — is found dead. All of the other travels then become suspects and includes Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley. Kenneth Branagh also acts as director when the film is released November 10, 2017.
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman are one of New York's most dysfunctional families. Although Sandler and Stiller are typically known for their more comedic roles, the pair take on dramatic characters as brothers for the Noah Baumbach-directed piece. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is set to begin streaming on Netflix October 13, 2017, along with a few showings in select theaters.
Peanut butter and jelly, chicken and dumplings, movie theater popcorn and rasinets — some things are meant to be together. Kind of. Babish shows you how to waste a lot of time making rasinets from scratch, but then redeems himself with how to make perfect movie theater popcorn.
The Jumanji reboot may have one fatal flaw — they replaced the board game with a vintage video game console. Instead of rolling the dice and having monkeys and monsoons appear in their neighborhood, four teenagers get transported to the game's jungle in the form of avatars. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas, the film is set for release December 22, 2017.
Observe, ideation, prototype, test. Four basic, intuitive steps that seem too simple to be so powerful. IDEO designed products — like PalPilots, notebook computers, and a more-affordable mouse for a company called Apple. But now, IDEO designs experiences — the steps remain the same. CEO Tim Brown talked with Vox about the design process and looking for problems that need solving.