In 2009, James Cameron released Avatar. The film was a box office success, even racking up three Academy Awards. WIth all of the things the movie did right, it managed to do one thing terribly, terribly wrong — their logo. Nearly eight years later, Ryan Gosling still can't come to terms with the disturbing font choice in this Saturday Night Live skit.
Love or hate him, Hugh Hefner helped touch off a revolution in the way America viewed sex. The founder of Playboy built an empire on nude women and a lifestyle straight out of 1930s Hollywood. In this 2008, Hefner sat down with The New York Times and discussed his life the magazine he created. Hugh Hefner was 91.
The right everyday carry knife is both compact and useful at a moment's notice. Designed to be small enough for a keyring but strong enough to use everyday, the minimal Elko from James Brand fits that description. It packs plenty into its small aluminum frame — which weighs only 1.3 ounces and is just 2.6-inches closed — including a Sandvik 12C27 black stainless steel blade and a stainless steel pry tool that also acts as a bottle opener and flathead screwdriver. The Elko has a serviceable assembly for DIY maintenance. Available completely blacked out or with titanium scales, and arrives in a waterproof pouch that just so happens to be the right size for a smartphone.
Vague Watch Co.'s Grey Fade Submariner gets its name from the dark grey bezel insert, meant to mimic the sought-after "ghost bezel" effect found on the faded black bezels of well-worn vintage sport watches. Adding to the vintage look are intentional but subtle distressing marks of the case sides. It's built with an automatic movement, meaning you'll never have to change a battery, as the watch is powered by the movement of your arm during wear. With a stainless steel case, a screw-down back, and a 100-meter depth rating, the watch is also rugged enough to handle some serious time in the water. On top of that, it ships with a sharp military-inspired case, watch tool, and a classic nylon NATO strap to switch out with the stainless oyster band.
1987. The Philadelphia Eagles were on the field against their bitter divisional rivals the Dallas Cowboys. Eagles coach Buddy Ryan had drawn up a brutal play with the goal of demoralizing the Cowboys more than gaining yardage. Eagles quarterback Randal Cunningham was under center for the execution, and what an execution it was. This is the story.
Having directed Monsters and Godzilla, Gareth Edwards is no stranger to intense visual effects. So when the director was picked to head the first standalone Star Wars film, expectations were high. Well he delivered with Rogue One earning an Oscar nomination for its visual effects. Industrial Light & Magic's London studio reveals just what went into creating the galaxy far, far away and how virtual reality played a role in the directing of the film.