As the calendar turns to a new year, it's good to take a look in the mirror and ruminate on the films and television shows that shaped 2016. From summer action blockbusters to Oscar A-listers to small-screen standouts, this has been a good year for the moving picture in all its forms. This retrospective takes scenes from over 150 films and television shows and puts them together for a 2016 best-of.
The novel by David Grann gets a film adaptation, thanks to Amazon Studios. Based on true events, the film follows British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett and his son as they make several attempts to discover an ancient lost city in the Amazon, before they disappear in 1925. The city still remains a mystery and hundreds of explorers and scientists have perished looking for the Fawcetts. Sons of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam portrays the military man-turned-explorer, while Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson co-star when the film begins streaming April 21, 2017.
After 213 different tests, Everland has crafted the ultimate collection of everyday essentials. Uniform offers 12 basic pieces that look great and will keep looking great for a whole year. From their t-shirts to their denim, each item has been put through its paces, ensuring they won't fade, stretch, shrink, or fall apart. To erase any doubt, they've backed the entire collection with a 365-day guarantee.
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Secrid rose to prominence with their Cardprotector, a design award winner that kept cards from breaking and preventing unauthorized RFID/NFC scanning. Those same features are at the core of the Cardslide, but with some big upgrades. Not only does the high-quality aluminum casing keep your cards protected, but with one movement they slide out in overlapping sequence for easy retrieval. It can hold up to six cards, or use the space for notes, coins, and keys instead. Either way, the Cardslide is tough and durable yet lightweight.
Kaptain Kristian isn't just a film essayist — he also has a flair for rhyme. Moving from the screen to the page, the Kaptain gives an ode to beloved author Dr. Seuss in the doctor's familiar anapestic tetrameter.
It still isn't easy being Bruce. In the sequel to Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce, an entire city is out to get him, either on purpose or accidentally. It took editor Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat 53 movies to get enough villains on the hunt for Bruce, and it still isn't enough to bring the action hero down.
Most portable chargers are only wireless until it's time to charge their own batteries. Courant's Carry does away with them altogether by supporting wire-free charging for both your devices and its own battery. Qi-compatible, it's good for up to two full charges and supports fast wireless charging as well as stacked charging, so you can charge it and your phone simultaneously while on top of one wired charger. It also has a USB-C port for even faster charging of compatible devices, and is wrapped in pebble-grain Italian leather so it won't distract from the rest of your ensemble.
Length: 5.5" / Width: 2.9" / Depth: 0.7"
Input: 18W USB-C, 5W Wireless / Output: 18W USB-C, 10W Wireless / Capacity: 8,000 mAh / Included: Carry, USB-C Charging Cable, Dust Bag
Built to track two time zones at once, a GMT is a must-have for watch aficionados that travel. This example from Bamford stands out, featuring a black dial with a 3 O'Clock date window, icy blue indices, and a matte black case. The dark case and dial contrast beautifully with the blue markers for top-notch visibility that give this GMT an almost futuristic vibe. The watch is powered by a self-winding Sellita GMT movement that uses a central hand and a rotating inner bezel to track a second timezone that is operated using an independent crown. Perfect for jet setters as well as collectors with a keen fashion sense, the timepiece is protected by sapphire crystal glass and finished with a matte black stainless steel bracelet to match the case.
Case Diameter: 40mm / Water Resistance: 100m / Glass: Sapphire Crystal / Lug Width: 20mm / Movement: Sellita SW330-1 / Power Reserve: up to 42 hours / Jewels: 25
Paris in three words: Art, fashion, architecture. Parisian artist Charles Derenne focuses on the last of these in his latest video, soundtracked by his music project Derenne: 1982. With a twist, the Parisian buildings and monuments that immediately come to mind are conspicuously absent — the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe — with Derenne instead capturing the more familiar concrete jungle of his youth.
Except for all the rebel scum, scenes in the trailers that didn't make it into the movie, and even more rebel scum propaganda, Rogue One was a pretty alright movie. So alright, in fact, that Kylo Ren even found it watchable. But that was mainly because of a special appearance by Kylo's favorite relative, which even caused him to shed a few individual tears.