Born in 1949, Blaze Foley lived the outlaw country life that would inspire a whole host of successful musicians — something Blaze himself never found. One of his closest friends was Townes Van Zandt, and the two of them couldn't be more alike musically or philosophically, which should tell you something about Blaze. Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze looks at three important stages of his life: His love affair with Sybil Rosen, his last night on Earth, and the effect his music has had since his untimely death. The film opens in Blaze's adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2018.
Volkswagen recently smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb with their electric-powered I.D. R prototype racer. They beat the old record by over 15 seconds — almost an eternity when first place can come down to thousandths of a second. Mark Robber was challenged by VW to make a battery that could charge the I.D. R, and decided on one of the oldest tricks in the book — making a lemon battery and trying to break a world record himself.
The car might be rapidly losing its significance in American culture, but no one has captured America's love affair with the automobile like the Coen Brothers. From Raising Arizona to No Country for Old Men, the car has played a major role in the directorial duo's work. Rick Perales shows how central the car and road can be in this video essay spanning the Coen Brother's entire catalog.
Adam Savage loves the Onewheel electric skateboard. He's owned every model the company has made, logging hundreds of miles and giving them plenty of abuse along the way. When Adam heard about Onewheel's new XR with increased range, he had to have one — and Onewheel invited him down to the factory to build his own.
Before he was Fred G. Sanford, Redd Foxx made the rounds as a stand-up comic. His edgy nightclub acts and comedy albums of the 50s and 60s caught mainstream attention, which ultimately led to his role on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son. In this 1978 HBO special, Redd Foxx showcases the raunchy humor that made him a household name. "Please be advised that this program does contain strong language and frank material."
Ant-Man and the Wasp marks a milestone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For the first time, every character on the first issue of The Avengers has now appeared on the big screen. In the sequel to Ant-Man, he and the Wasp travel to the Quantum Realm in search for the Wasp's mother, who was originally the superhero. The film comes to theaters July 6, 2018.