Hot off the TIFF screening room, Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale get caught up in one of the most tragic events of WWI. The former a medical student and the later a photo journalist, the pair meet up in Constantinople and both fall for the same girl. The film follows the timeline of the Ottoman Empire's genocide of its Armenian subjects, resulting in the systematic extermination of 1.5 million people. Terry George, the same director that shed light on the Rwandan Genocide, will head the project when it comes to theaters.
Who is Stan Smith? Everyone knows the shoe — the classic Adidas design has graced the feet of the most fashion-forward celebrities, from Kanye to Gisele. But the man who gave the shoe its name remains a largely unknown. Racked looks at Stan Smith, the former #1 ranked tennis player who put his name on the fashion world in 1971.
Take heed: Without constant vigilance, this could be your future. Brave New World author Aldous Huxley was the gatekeeper, painting a bleak picture of the dystopia to come if the people were lulled into complacency by technology and tyrannical leaders. In this 1958 interview with Mike Wallace, Mr. Huxley discusses his vision of a world where society is subservient to technology, and empty liars with pretty faces hold the reins of power — a world with frightening parallels to our own.
Before Jaws became Steven Spielberg's breakout box office hit and started the summer blockbuster revolution, it was a best-selling novel by author Peter Benchley. But like any other adaptation, the story went through several changes in its journey from the page to the screen. Cinefix gives a through breakdown of what stayed, what was cut, and what changed when Benchley and Spielberg sat down to write the script for the classic film.