As Leslie Jones put it, 2020 "was a train wreck and a shit show but that would be unfair to trains and shit." So to end one of the most chaotic years in history, the Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is recapping it with a comedy event. The documentary-style special also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Hugh Grant, Joe Keery, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, and Cristin Milioti as the fictional experts, politicos, and monarchs that lead us through the last 12 months. Death to 2020 will stream on Netflix December 27, 2020.
Get your banana peels ready. Universal Studios Japan has finally announced the opening date for their Super Nintendo World. The Osaka theme park will press play on the game-based land on February 4th, 2021, with the main attraction being its Mario Kart ride. The rollercoaster is housed in a replica of Bowser's castle and will use AR and projection mapping technology for riders to virtually sabotage other guests while wearing headsets that look like Mario's cap.
Eminem released the deluxe edition of his album Music to be Murdered By and dropped an insane new video to go with it. Hazmat suits, bats, talk show hosts — you can guess where this is going, with lyrics that hit on COVID and politics.
Justin Timberlake returns to film for an Apple+ original movie. The actor/singer stars as Eddie Palmer, a former high school football player whose career was cut short when he was sent to prison. After a 12-year stint, he returns to his hometown and finds his purpose while caring for an abandoned boy named Eddie. Palmer will begin streaming on January 29, 2021.
The Empire Strikes Back is 40 years old, and as part of the celebrations, Lucasfilm released this behind-the-scenes snippet from the making of the film. Watch a very young Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of the cast and crew as they bring one of the greatest films of all time to life.
From the playground to professional grounds, tag has become a burgeoning pro sport in its own right. What started with two friends and a GoPro has launched careers — and this is how it happened. Vox talks to Damien and Christian Devaux who helped launch chase tag into a worldwide phenomenon.