The world of sports had never seen anything like Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Arguably the greatest dynasty of all time, Jordan brought the NBA to a new level of popularity, wowing fans and non-fans alike and becoming the most well-known sports figure ever. ESPN and Netflix join together for a 10-part documentary series that chronicles the rise of Jordan, the Bulls, and the NBA. The Last Dance will premiere on ESPN in 2020 and will be followed by a release on the steaming platform later that year.
Five former Special Forces operatives are about to go on the mission of their lives but this time, their country won't be backing them. Made up of Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, the team heads to a remote multi-border zone in South America to use their skills to steal money from a deadly cartel. The film will premiere on Netflix on March 13, 2019.
In the digital world of high-frequency trading, fortunes are made and lost in milliseconds. Two cousins from New York have an idea: Build a fiberoptic cable from New Jersey to Kansas, giving them a one millisecond edge on everyone else, with the potential to make them hundreds of millions in the blink of an eye. Getting fiber optic line built isn't easy, and between their old boss Eva Torres and the quixotic adventure to get it done, everyone involved will be pushed to their limit. The Hummingbird Project is directed by Kim Nguyen and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, and Alexander Skarsgard. The film comes to theaters on March 15, 2019.
Two years in the making, master metalsmith Seth Gould has completed a masterpiece. This intricate lockbox requires two keys and a series of turns, presses, and hidden compartments to open. Each piece — from springs to screws — was forged, filed, lathed, and otherwise handmade by Gould. "Forged and Filed" captures the process of creating the lockbox, all set to music with percussion provided by the sounds of Gould's workshop.
The Russo Brothers take a break from the Marvel Universe to hop on the production side of another comic book series. Based on the graphic novels written by Rick Remender, the show will follow Marcus as he begins training in an underground school for aspiring assassins Deadly Class will premiere January 21, 2019, on SyFy.
Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing worn by James Bond in Skyfall, the traditional peacoat from then under-the-radar Alabama-based Billy Reid developed a story and cult status of its own. After learning Daniel Craig had purchased the same coat for himself prior to filming Skyfall, a small, in-house team at Billy Reid began an effort to have the coat placed organically in the upcoming Bond film. Successful in that mission, the peacoat went viral in the 007 community, selling out countless times, backordered for over 2 years, before finally being placed in the brand's core collection. Now available again in the same heavy 80% wool / 20% nylon blend as used in the film, it's not quite bulletproof, but you might feel that way slipping it on. Ideal for clandestine missions and polar vortexes alike.
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Measurements are taken from a size Medium, lying flat: Body length 31.5" / Across shoulder 17.25" / Chest 21.75" / Sleeve length from center back point 35" / Waist 19.75" / Bottom opening 23"
Made for athletes in search of a comfortable shoe to wear while traveling, the Vans UltraRange Rapidweld is one of the most versatile in the brand's arsenal. It's made with a new UltraCush Lite midsole compound for added comfort and durability. It also has LuxLiner sock-fit construction for a secure, comfy fit, fully breathable mesh with Rapidweld details, and synthetic, textile, and suede uppers. Each pair is finished using water-based inks and glues and a durable rubber reverse waffle lug outsole.
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In an alternate history where the assassination of John F. Kennedy never happened, the final blow of a cosmic boxing match causes 43 women to become pregnant and give birth the same day. Six of these miracle children are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, aka The Monacle, aka an alien living under the guise of a successful businessman. Together they form the Umbrella Academy, a group of superheroes that can barely keep it together to save the world. The adaptation of Gerard Way's hit comic series comes to Netflix February 15, 2019.
Jodan Peele strikes again. In collaboration with Charlie Sanders, the writer and director transports viewers to a not-so-distant future filled with familiar faces ranging from LeVar Burton to Rosario Dawson, as they navigate life below and above the line. The sci-fi-heavy anthology series will also feature appearances from Mark Hamill, Laverne Cox, Steven Yeun, Sara Gilbert, and Michael Cera when it debuts on YouTube Premium February 13, 2019.
Through his company Lexicon Branding, David Placek has named over 4,000 brands including Swiffer, Febreeze, and Dasani. His ability to create successful product names could be considered an art form, but his approach is more scientific. Placek utilizes sound symbolism — a method that tracks feelings evoked from certain letters all across the globe, ensuring your product gives off the right vibes to every customer around the world.
Dieter Rams established the foundation of good design. His "less is better" approach led to iconic products like the Braun ET 66 Calculator and the 606 Universal Shelving System for Vitsoe. Taken from the documentary Rams, Trollback & Co. illustrates the legendary designer's 10 principals using classic items conceived by the master himself.
Chemists specialize in turning one thing into another. From the ancient and largely unsuccessful art of alchemy to modern day medicine, chemistry has been a huge part of pushing civilization forward. Andrew Z. Szydło is a chemistry teacher and in this TEDx talk, goes through 25 fascinating science experiments in 15 minutes.
Jordan Peele's 2017 horror hit Get Out nabbed the director an Oscar for best screenplay and dominated the box office. Next from Peele is a "social-horror" called Us with another original screenplay by the director. The film centers on a mother and father taking their kids to a beach house on vacation. But as the day fades and the night comes on, unexpected visitors turn what should be a serene stay into a nightmare. Starring Lupita Nyongo and Winston Duke, it comes to theaters on March 15, 2019.
Duncan Vizla is settling into retirement. He has a nice cabin in the woods. He keeps to himself. He's having a great time — maybe. But Vizla's career isn't as far behind him as he'd like. As the best assassin on the planet, Vizla is worth more to his former employer dead than alive — and they're sending an army of young killers to collect. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, in this adaptation of Victor Sanos' webcomic and graphic novels by the same name. Polar starts streaming on Netflix January 25, 2019.
Netflix is following-up their bleak, post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box with the bleak, post-apocalyptic thriller IO. Instead of losing their ability to see, this film takes place in a time where Earth has become too toxic to breathe. Most of humanity has already escaped to Jupiter's moon but a couple survivors must decide whether to stay and save their planet or flee it before the final shuttle launches. Starring Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie, IO premieres January 18, 2019.
When you find the right watch, it becomes an extension of you. That's been the case for generations of iconic figures like Paul Newman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Elvis Presley. A Man and His Watch profiles those figures and the timepieces they wore from the perspective of author Matthew Hranek, who traveled the world conducting interviews and gathering the histories of 76 watches. Each piece is attached to an original photograph and a detailed story of some of the most coveted watches in the world.
The Danner Stronghold work boot is what happens when more than 85 years of legendary quality, durability and heritage run into modern construction, technology and materials. With a custom Vibram outsole that is oil and slip resistant for the traction you need on wet and dry surfaces, they also feature a durable, full-grain leather upper and a Vibram SPE midsole that provides extra support during a long day on your feet. Your work boots need to be as reliable as you and every pair of Strongholds are handmade and built to stand up to the toughest outdoor conditions.
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Jake Gyllenhaal reunites with fellow Nightcrawler alum Dan Gilroy and Rene Russo for a twisted art thriller. It takes place in the contemporary art world where critics and creatives are driven by greed. Things take a gruesome turn when a supernatural force is released after a collection of paintings is found. Also starring Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, and Billy Magnussen, the film will release on Netflix February 1, 2019.
Guillaume Néry is somewhat of a legend in the freediving world. He's broke the freediving world record four times and won the world championship twice. While he's retired from the sport, he still dives and makes short films exploring the depths of the ocean, like the one where he spends over 10 minutes below the surface in the Philippines on a single breath. As instructed by Guillaume, "turn out the light, put on your headphones, and freedive with me around the world."
A great survival film should include a hellish landscape, gruesome tactics, and a badass lead. Judging from the first clip, Arctic looks like it'll fit the description. The story follows Mads Mikkelsen after his rescue helicopter crashes, killing the pilot and leaving the only passenger injured. Now, he must find his own way to safety. Directed by first-timer Joe Penna, the movie is set to release in February 2019.
Following Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo is Disney's next live-action remake. A star-packed cast includes Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Colin Farrell, with Tim Burton directing. Having Burton behind the camera means you can expect a glorious reimagining of "Pink Elephants on Parade". Dumbo comes to theaters March 29, 2019.
This is it — the last installment in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass finds all three characters from Unbreakable and Split together in a psych ward being studied as research subjects with delusions of grandeur until Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price unleashes The Beast and lets him loose on society, exposing the world of heroes and villains. Bruce Willis and James McAvoy also reprise their roles when the film comes to theaters January 18, 2019.
Mahershala Ali heads to the Ozarks but not for that show. The Moonlight actor is headlining the third season of HBO's True Detective. The series appears to return to its dark, gritty roots, taking place in Arkansas during three different time periods as Ali investigates the disappearance of two children in the 1980s. Penned once again by Nic Pizzolatto, the show returns January 13, 2019.