If Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence looks like a Kubrick knockoff, it's actually because the latter passed off his final project to the Jaws director before his death in 1999. The film is so influenced by the style of Stanley Kubrick, it almost plays out as an ode the late directing giant. In this video essay, Candice Drouet edits together scenes from the film and compares them side-by-side to 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining to show the similarities between the films of the two legends.
Meet Gary. Gary is on a mission — from God. God asked Gary to do him one small favor — travel to Pakistan and capture Osama Bin Laden. And when God asks you to do something, you can't very well say no. Russell Brand plays God and Nicholas Cage is modern-day Don Quixote Gary Faulkner in Army of One, in theaters November 15, 2016.
While to many of us snowboarding may seem to be a modern offshoot of skiing and skateboarding, for the people of Petran, Turkey, snowboarding has a history that goes back over 300 years. The boards might be primitive in their construction, but the style will be familiar to any Westerner. Alex Yoder and Nick Russell visit Turkey's Kaçkar Mountains, looking for the roots of snowboarding.
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? Turns out the rap world has plenty of it. Starting in 1992, the condiment made its hip hop debut on the single "East Coast" and quickly spread through pop culture after. More than 20 years later, the pretentious mustard is still popping up in rap like Kanye West's Life of Pablo track "Facts". Vox tracks the long history of Grey Poupon and its surprising rise to fame.