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Furie (Trailer)

Furie (Trailer)

“…you took the wrong kid.” Furie is an upcoming Vietnamese action film. It’s about a former gang leader who goes after an international child trafficking ring after they kidnap her daughter. It looks like a hell of a long night.

Minor to Major Metal

Minor to Major Metal

What happens when you transpose a bunch of fierce heavy metal songs from a minor key to a major key? The Paranormal Guitar Channel changed up a bunch of hard rock tracks, making them far more lighthearted than their original counterparts.

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Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit
$49+  Pledge Comment

Firebox Stove’s Ultra Camp Cook Kit lets you fry, roast or bake outdoors without the need for carrying heavy cookware. It consists of a frypan, a 1.5″ deep cowboy plate and a detachable handle. The stackable cookware come in 8″ or 10″ diameters.

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent
$2000  Buy Link Comment

Unlike most roof top tents, iKamper’s X-Cover doesn’t have a bulky PVC cover, reducing weight and reducing setup time to just 3 minutes. It comes with a 2.5″ thick king-size memory foam mattress and has five large windows.

Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

A woman goes to prison for 5 years for protecting her small-time gangster boyfriend. Upon her release, she seeks him out to continue their relationship. Jia Zhangke’s criticallyacclaimed drama is about two people being shaped by larger forces. Premieres 3/15/19.

Shaft (Trailer)

Shaft (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) “I’m an equal opportunity ass whooper.” Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as detective John Shaft, nephew of the OG Shaft. This time, he has to make up for lost time with his nerdy and not-quite-badass son. Premieres 6/14/19.

Crazy: Acoustic Cover

Crazy: Acoustic Cover

Musicians Grayson Erhard and Morning Bear present a powerful acoustic arrangement of Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 hit Crazy. Their arrangement changes things up a bit, but the perfect counterpoint to the lyrics about the protagonist’s mental instability.

City on a Hill (Trailer)

City on a Hill (Trailer)

(PG-13) Boston, early ’90s. The city is riddled with violent crime, fostered by corrupt cops. The new D.A. is determined to change all that, but he needs the help of a dirty FBI agent. Co-created by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Fontana (Oz). Premieres 6/16/19 on Showtime.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends
Free  Play Link Comment

Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person shooter for Windows, Xbox One and PS4 that combines Overwatch and battle royale games. Its characters have different abilities and personalities, while its revive and one-button communication mechanics foster team play.

Deep Learning Music Video

Deep Learning Music Video

Experimental band Hardcore Anal Hydrogen created a trippy and vibrant music video for their thrash metal track Jean-Pierre, created with the help of artificial intelligence tools like Deep Dream, Neutral Style Transfer, and DeepFlow. Read more about the project here.

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade
$100  Buy Link Comment

New Wave Toys’ latest Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It also comes with Super Street Fighter II Turbo. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick if you pre-order.

The Dragon Prince Season 2 (Trailer)

The Dragon Prince Season 2 (Trailer)

One of Netflix’s underappreciated series returns for its second season. In the funny and thrilling The Dragon Prince, Rayla, Callum and Ezran continue their journey with their new friend in tow. But war is brewing with each passing day. Premieres 2/15/19.

Life-Size Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton

Life-Size Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton
$10K  Buy Comment

Chronicle Collectibles and Cinemaquette teamed up to create a 78″ tall T-800 Endoskeleton statue. Based on the robot’s appearance in Terminator: Genisys, the statue is chrome plated, has LED eyes and articulated forearms and fingers. Limited to 100 units.

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Alien News Desk (Trailer)

Alien News Desk (Trailer)

Clearly inspired by SNL’s Weekend Update, SYFY’s new series features up-to-the-minute commentary on news of the world, as interpreted by a couple of aliens who don’t understand what the deal is with the human race. Premieres 2/27/19.

The 747 Hotel

The 747 Hotel

If you ever find yourself passing through Stockholm, Sweden, consider spending a night at Jumbostay. Parked adjacent to Arlanda Airport, the retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet has been converted into a hotel, with rooms in its passenger cabin, cockpit, and engine nacelles.

Sunless Skies

Sunless Skies
$23  Buy Link Comment

The sequel to Sunless Sea, Sunless Skies is a narrative-driven Gothic horror adventure game for PCs. You play the captain of a locomotive sailing through space in a world where the stars are dying. Explore the universe, take care of your crew and try to survive.

Alita: Battle Angel Action Figure

Alita: Battle Angel Action Figure
$251  Buy Comment

Hot Toys has unveiled a sixth scale action figure based on the heroine of the sci-fi action movie Alita: Battle Angel. The figure comes with a nicely tailored outfit, which can be removed to show a highly detailed body. The figure also has separate rolling eyeballs.

Enter Sandman in 20 Styles

Enter Sandman in 20 Styles

We’re off to Never-never Land with singer Anthony Vincent as he turns Metallica’s Enter Sandman into a totally different song by performing it in the a variety of unlikely styles ranging from The Doors to Haddaway to Owl City. The David Bowie version is our favorite.

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

If you’ve never seen Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, you must watch it. Waititi and Jemaine Clement have teamed up with FX for a TV spin-off. It doesn’t retain the original cast, but still looks hilarious. Premieres 3/27/19.

Igloo Daytripper Pack

Igloo Daytripper Pack
$75  Buy Comment

The perfect backpack for picnicking and day hikes, the Daytripper offers a duo of separated, leak-resistant cooler compartments, a removable divider for bottles, and includes a bamboo cutting board with cheese knives and a corkscrew. Also available as a tote.

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Locast Local TV Streaming

Locast Local TV Streaming
Free  Watch Link Comment

Locast is a nonprofit organization that set up a platform where customers in the US can stream local broadcasts absolutely free. You can go to their website or download their apps for iOS, Android and Roku. They’re currently available in select cities only as of this writing.

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Director Ridley Scott returns to his roots of commercial directing with this short film he made for Turkish Airlines, in which a mysterious woman follows illustrated clues to tail another in what ends up being a beautiful travel promotion for Istanbul.

Still Alive: Swing Cover

Still Alive: Swing Cover

If you ask us, Jonathan Coulton’s Still Alive is one of the greatest video game songs of all time. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy this vibrant and jazzy version of the track, performed by The 8-Bit Big Band, with singer Benny Benack III doing his best Frank Sinatra.

Star Wars Size Comparison

Star Wars Size Comparison

As we’ve learned before, Alvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudios loves to compare the sizes of things. This time out, he shows us the vast differences in size of everything from a lightsaber to Yoda, to Starkiller Base, to Yavin Prime… and everything in between.

Spotlight on Warwick Davis

Spotlight on Warwick Davis

Brandon Hardesty, creator of the excellent No Small Parts returns with a new series title Supporting Actor Spotlights, and goes in depth on the career of Warwick Davis, a talented actor whose larger than life personality is the perfect compliment to his tiny stature.

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Controller

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Controller
$60  Buy Link Comment

SteelSeries’ Stratus Duo is a multi-platform wireless controller. It can connect to Android devices as well as standalone virtual reality headsets via Bluetooth. It also connects to Windows PCs via 2.4 Ghz wireless and a USB dongle. It lasts up to 20h per charge.

Metal Ring of Fire

Metal Ring of Fire

It Burns Burns Burns! Leo Moracchioli lights his studio on fire with his rendition of the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire. While he adds his typical growls and grunts, he preserves the song’s mariachi-inspired brass sounds.

LEGO Ride of Blades

LEGO Ride of Blades

Take a trip on latest LEGO thrill ride from builder Shadow Elenter. Comprised of close calls with spinning saw blades, collapsing walls, and swinging swords, the ride plays out more like a level from God of War than an amusement park ride.

Every Breath You Take: Funk Cover

Every Breath You Take: Funk Cover

Funkmasters Scary Pockets take The Police track Every Breath You Take and give it a fresh coat of paint with this wonderful rendition of the 1983 hit, led off by the soulful vocals of Sarah Dugas, and paying tribute to the syncopated reggae beats of the original.

Bubbly Blaster

Bubbly Blaster
$100  Buy Link Comment

Liven up parties and turn champagne into ammo with the Bubbly Blaster. It’s a spray head that fits onto any champagne bottle, letting you spray the bubbly up to 30ft. It also doubles as a stopper. It comes in a variety of colors.

Useful Charts

Useful Charts
$25  Buy Comment

Matt Baker’s Useful Charts are 24″x 36″ prints that provide a great overview of a variety of historical and educational topics, including world history, ancient and fictional family trees and evolution. You can learn more about the topics on Baker’s YouTube channel.

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