On November 28, 1953, bacteriologist and Central Intelligence Agency employee Frank Olsen jumped to his death out the thirteenth-floor window of the Hotel Statler. It was initially deemed a suicide, but after the government later admitted to giving Olsen LSD without his knowledge, others begin to suspect foul play. In this six-part documentary series, director Errol Morris explores the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic event through interviews and dramatic reenactments. It's set for streaming on Netflix December 15, 2017.
Adam Savage has a cosplay problem. He loves movies and costuming, and Chewbacca is his favorite costume of all time. He had Tom Spina Designs create a perfectly detailed replica based on the original Chewbacca molds, and Adam visited the shop to look at how his Chewy was made. Fortunately, his obsession doesn't interfere with his day job.
Living an active lifestyle doesn't have to mean protecting your iPhone with an unsightly, thick case. Nomad's Active Rugged option uses a DuPont polycarbonate frame, rubber TPE bumper, and microfiber lining to swaddle and protect your device. Its back, meanwhile, is covered in naturally-tanned water-resistant leather from Heinen in Germany. It's both more sophisticated than most plastic options and more resistant to scratches and scuffs than typical leather. The case is fully Qi-compatible for wireless charging, has a thick bumper to protect against drops up to 6 feet, and has reinforced speaker ports that double as lanyard attachment points.
Height Above Screen: 0.75mm / Back Plate Thickness: 2.75mm / Bumper Thickness: 1.85mm
Already known for their toughness, the latest addition to the I.N.O.X. line adds a carbon case for a new level of strength. The lightweight, space-tested carbon composite is highly resistant to both scratches and heat and houses a highly visible face with luminous hands and indexes protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The timepiece is powered by Swiss-made automatic movement Sellita SW200 with a 38-hour power reserve, visible through the titanium exhibition case back. Each watch finished with a black rubber strap and is delivered in a special packaging that holds an exclusive Spartan PS knife with matte black handles and a black protective bumper.
Diameter: 43mm / Lug width: 20mm / Depth rating: 200 meters / Weight 3.6 oz
The Force isn't strong with everyone, so the Last Jedi cast had to put in some serious work. In this behind-the-scenes look, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie train like a Jedi to prepare for scenes in the upcoming Star Wars release. The film is set for theaters December 15, 2017.
It wasn't the first color process, and it definitely wasn't the easiest. But Technicolor not only dominated color films for almost 40 years, it also dictated how films were made. Vox looks at how Technicolor works and some common misconceptions about the process in this video.
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Seen on the face of Matt Damon in his role of Carroll Shelby in Ford vs. Ferrari, Entourage of 7's Beacon 1020 sunglasses are a screen-worthy addition to your style arsenal. Not to be confused by imitators or knock-offs, the real sunglasses made by Entourage of 7 sport two dice showing the total number of 7 at each temple hinge. They're also worn by Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method, an example of their timeless versatility. An Uncrate Exclusive, they're handmade in Japan of translucent Zyl acetate made from cotton and supported by titanium hinges with double rivets. Each arrives with a leather case that folds flat for easy storage.
Size: 51-23-145 mm
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Last year, Colin Furze blew the mind of every Star Wars fanatic when he built an almost life-size AT-AT. This year, he pledged his total allegiance to the Dark Side by constructing a full-size replica of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. The fighter measures in at 46 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 14 feet tall and is made completely of steel. As if that isn't enough, he enlisted James Bruton to also make a fully-functioning BB-9E.