Bourne. Jason Bourne. Although many of you are yelling at currently yelling at your screen, making a case for why the Bourne trilogy is one of the greatest action franchises of all time, the problem with these films aren't the plot or acting, it's the camera work. Before 2004, action scenes were crisp, wide-angle shots. Now, many of the films you see today are full of shaky cameras and fast cuts inspired by the series. Although the films revolutionized the genre, they also spawned many poor interpretations of the style of filmmaking found in modern films today.
John David Washington and Adam Driver try to take down the KKK in the latest from Spike Lee. Based on the book by Ron Stallworth, the true story follows the Colorado Springs Police Department's first African-American detective as he tries to expose the Ku Klux Klan. Topher Grace portrays former Grand Wizard David Duke and Jordan Peele heads the production side. The film is slated for release August 10, 2018.
Even our heroes get old sometimes. Tony Hawk is 50 and has spent almost his entire life on a skateboard. But Father Time is catching up with the Birdman and Hawk is finding it a little harder to do some of the tricks he came up with. The RIDE Channel got together with Tony for 50 tricks on his 50th birthday — some of which will be the last time he ever does them.
Lars von Trier returns with his first feature since the end of his Depression Trilogy. Starring Matt Dillon, the story follows Jack and his 12-year career as a serial killer. The murders take place throughout the state of Washington with Uma Thurman being one of his victims. The film will debut today at the Cannes Film Festival — marking the director's first showing in over 6 years — and will be followed by an official release on November 29, 2018.
The violins made by Antonio Stradivari are considered to be among the best instruments ever made. The 300-year-old violins can fetch prices of up to $16 million and the best violinists in the world swear by them. But all that money might be the result of history and hype more than substance. Vox looks at Stradivarius violins and what really makes them so special.
The most prolific killer on Earth is the bacteriophage — a virus that does nothing but kills bacteria by the trillions, every day. Right now, you're covered in them, but fortunately, they can't infect humans. With bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics, the bacteriophage might be the best weapon we have in the fight against infection.