In November, The Shining is finally getting a sequel film and now it's getting a remake. Sort of. In this fan-made trailer by YouTuber kreimkouk, the Stanley Kubrick classic is reimagined with Legos. The almost three-minute clip highlights signature scenes in the film, including the rushing blood from the elevators and Jack's creepy bathroom encounter, made completely using the bricks and mini-figures.
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.
Based on the miniature wargame Warhammer 40,000, Astartes is a five-part CGI series following the Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes. The entire project is completely fan-made by a one talented and dedicated 3D artist. Part four just released and you can catch up on the rest of the series here.
Travel Oregon does it again. A year after their Studio Ghibli-style promotional video, the epic fantasy continues with a part two. Created by Wieden + Kennedy and animated by Psyop and Sun Creature Studio, the anime-style short film features even more living landmarks and mystical creatures roaming through the state.
There are 25.58 million people in Taiwan. With many of them using scooters to commute, the streets are flooded with motorists. Director Hiroshi Kondo captures the chaos in a multilayered time-lapse.
Just days before the release of The National's latest record, the band and Mike Mills have dropped a short film. The 24-minute collaboration with the 20th Century Women director stars Alicia Vikander and incorporates music from the upcoming album of the same name. I Am Easy To Find is set to release May 17, 2019.
The way you carry your toiletries and valuables needs to be simplified. This Doppel bag helps you do just that. It's made from a single piece of 100% silicone that keeps it leak-resistant inside and out. This helps it stand up to the elements outside, and keep anything inside that might spill from getting out. The TSA friendly bag is soft and easy to wash when it's not in use and is the perfect way to keep your grooming supplies and accessories organized and safe during travel.
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Oris was founded in 1904 in the village of Hölstein which is surrounded by the Waldenburg Valley. The Calibre 115 draws inspiration from that location and continues the company's rich tradition of premium mechanical timepieces. The new timepiece features a fully skeletonized movement — including the barrel at 12 o'clock — so the watchmaker's talents are on full display. As you wind the crown, the mainspring coils until it's fully wound and ready to deliver ten days of uninterrupted power. It's housed within a 44mm brushed titanium case that employs a design passed down from a 1938 model and supplemented by a jet engine turbine blade motif introduced into the Big Crown ProPilot's bezel a few years ago. Additional details include Super-LumiNova filled hands and indices, double-sided anti-reflective domed sapphire glass, and a multi-piece titanium bracelet or a black leather strap.
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This ultra-rare 1990s Super Soaker is a pressurized version that is no longer for sale. The only way to get your hands on one is to buy it used and repair it yourself. Hand Tool Rescue did just that and shared the tedious 50-hour task of restoring the prized water gun with all of is. Using 4,000 pictures, they condensed it down to this three-minute stop-motion.
A lone astronaut roams a vast alien landscape. But this otherworldly terrain isn't on some far off planet, it's found right here on Earth in America's Southwest. Created by Andrew Studer, the short film is a tribute to these incredible public lands in an attempt to help protect them.
It's been 40 years since the debut of Alien, and the franchise has reproduced exponentially over the decades — just like its iconic xenomorphs. To celebrate the event, 20th Century Fox and Tongal collaborated with fans to create six short films set in the Alien universe. Fox received over 550 scripts before selecting the final six, and each one reverently expands on the source material. You can watch all six of the films in one playlist here.
There are fan films and then there's Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past. The first in a series, the cinema-worthy short takes place after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Still struggling with the death of Padme, Vader is lured to the home planet of his late wife's tomb by a surviving Jedi Master.
In an undisclosed field, Trevor Gordon found an abandoned fishing boat. It seemed hopeless and beyond repair but after countless hours and an ungodly amount of burritos, "Camel" set sail on its maiden voyage. For the doubters and the naysayers, he documented the whole thing in this Wes Anderson-esque short film.
Ever wondered why pizza boxes are square instead of round? So has this group of employees. A fender-bender in the company garage sets up four coworkers with a meeting with a top exec — and an idea that was forgotten takes center stage. While the setting is fictional, Apple did patent a round pizza box in 2010, showing that innovation can come from anywhere.
For over 40 years, IDEO has been leading the charge in innovative design. They've worked for companies like Coca-Cola and Ford with products that include Apple's first mouse, Steelcase's Leap chair, and the Palm V PDA. In this short film, Dress Code provides a rare look inside the international design firm.
Filmmaker Morgan Cooper gives The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air a gritty reboot with this fan-made trailer, reimagining the 90s sitcom for 2019.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Backed by the power of a neural network, the Langogo translator lets you hold real-time conversations in over 100 languages. It has an embedded eSIM that gives it cellular network access in over 70 countries while allowing it to serve as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices. Translations are delivered in under a second, with multiple mics supporting two-way translation, and a built-in AI assistant can deliver relevant local information including weather, exchange rates, and attraction information.
Height: 4.78" / Width: 2.14" / Depth: 0.52" / Weight: 4.06 oz.
Sometimes friendship comes in the unlikeliest of places. When a pit bull comes to the alley where a stray kitten has made its home, things are a little tense at the beginning — but soon a connection blossoms between two classic enemies.
Pixar fills our WALL-E void with their latest SparkShort. The eight-minute film follows two outdated robots working the days away in the engine room of a locomotive. After one of them snags a glimpse of the world around them, the pair goes rogue to fight for their freedom and their friendship.
It's Purl's first day at B.R.O. Capital, and saying she's not quite sure where she fits in is an understatement. Purl remakes herself, only to find that what she's trying to be isn't who she really is — and change comes from within. Written and directed by Kristen Lester, Purl is the first of Pixar's SparkShorts series of artist-created short films.
Turkish Airlines took a cinematic approach to their Super Bowl ad by enlisting sci-fi super director Ridley Scott. For his first time behind the camera in nearly two years, Scott follows Blade Runner 2049's Sylvia Hoeks as she embarks on a wild goose chase across Istanbul.
While attending a friend's wedding, Katy develops superpowers. Or does she? For Patrick Muhlberger's latest short, a bridesmaid ponders the meaning of life while honing her new telekinetic abilities during a coke-fueled panic attack.
Few people get to see our planet from above. But thanks to new footage from the International Space Station and the slick editing skills of Bruce W. Berry Jr, now everyone can enjoy an astronaut's-eye-view of Earth.
The Predator is on the hunt in the North Pole, taking down every reindeer and elf in sight. But Ol' Saint Nick and his little helpers aren't going down without a fight. The two unlikely foes face-off in a gory stop-motion battle in this animated holiday special.
Known for giving viewers all the feels, Pixar makes you shed a tear in record time with their latest short. In the film, Director Domee Shi explores the rollercoaster ride that is parenting through a Chinese mother and her little dumpling living in a Canadian immigrant community.
Everything is awesome at Emmet's holiday party in Apocalypseburg. He and the Apocalypseburgers celebrate the holidays with a quiet little neighborhood shindig with just a few of their closest friends and a tree you can see from space. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be in theaters February 8, 2019.
A young boy falls into a painting — and discovers a fantastic world that he becomes a literal part of. Travelling Through Brush and Ink is a journey through four important landscape paintings that represent shifts in not just in style, but in politics and culture. Director Annlin Chao and her team created everything by hand, which can be seen in the making of video.
Captured by the crew of Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968, Earthrise is one of the most iconic space photographs ever taken. The picture still evokes feelings of awe and wonder to those who see it 50 years later so imagine the flood of emotions the astronauts who viewed it first-hand experienced. In this short film, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders reminisce about the day they witnessed the Earth emerge from behind the lunar horizon.
It's a beautiful day in Google's neighborhood. On the 51st anniversary of the show, the tech tycoon honors everyone's favorite neighbor with a nostalgia-inducing stop-motion short full of Mister Rogers goodness. The animation is backed by the iconic voice of the man in the cardigan himself, singing his legendary theme song.
Deus Ex Machina celebrates the need for speed in the California desert. Captured by filmmaker Jeff Zwart, the custom motorcycle shop puts stuntman Riley Harper behind the wheel of a 1949 belly tank Lakester and lets him loose at Soggy Dry Lake.
Brendan Banks is here to fill your Star Wars void until the franchise returns in 2019. The filmmaker has set up shop in a galaxy far, far away to bring you a nine-minute fan film. Taking place on a remote forest planet, the short follows an abandoned Imperial scout trooper on the hunt for a Jedi.