For his Evil Dead follow-up, director Fede Alvarez ups the creep factor several hundred notches. Dubbed the best American horror film in 20 years, three teens scout out a blind man for an easy robbery, but of course they were wrong and he turns out to be the most terrifying man on the planet. As the trailer implies, it's pretty f'd up. Starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang, the film is set to hit theaters August 26, 2016.
Movies and violence have been intertwined since the beginning. In today's modern world of superhero films and Michael Bay explosions, striking the balance between action that furthers the plot and action simply for the sake of action has skewed mostly in the direction of the latter. This video essay looks at the excellent, awkward action in the work of writer and director Shane Black.
Most Olympic sports are rather self-explanatory — cross the finish line first, be the most accurate, do more flips with less mistakes than your opponent. But fencing is a completely different story. The sport happens so fast, and the rules are so arcane, that a layperson has hardly any idea of what is happening or why. Vox gives you a brief primer on fencing, its history, and how the rules work for the three different events.
What do pirates, goats, and narcoleptic monks have in common, you say? Together, these three things are responsible for your soul purpose in life — coffee. In this funky animation, you'll learn the bizarre history behind the discovery of your beloved brew.