Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig star in director Alexander Payne’s (Sideways, About Schmidt) sci-fi social satire about a world in which overpopulation is solved by shrinking people down to to about 3 inches tall, where they live in an idyllic, but teensy world.
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(PG-13) “It’s not gonna happen for you. Not in a million years!” “…but after that?” Get a good look at James Franco’s comedy drama about what is widely considered the worst movie ever made. The line between ambition and delusion can sometimes be tricky to pin down.
Wizards of the Coast recognizes Hearthstone‘s contributions to the collectible card game genre and is following suit with Magic: The Gathering Arena. It’s an upcoming free-to-play digital CCG that combines MTG’s Standard cards with flashy and viewer-friendly visuals. More here.
(PG-13: Language) Larry David is back, and despite the long absence, he’s just as much as a self-absorbed a-hole as ever. Though we admit we’ve wanted to do that thing with the perfume sample lady on at least one occasion. The new season hits HBO starting 10/1/17.
Most of us use our Swiss Army knives for emergencies and impromptu needs. But Chris Lubkemann’s book is packed with fun ways you can use your knife to start a new hobby – whittling wood. It’s packed with easy to make projects, from desktop sculptures to utensils.
“In my sleep, I build machines. Nobody wants to hear about my dreams.” Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit dropped by NPR and turned in a relaxed, yet soul-stirring set of three songs about life and love from their wonderful album The Nashville Sound.
Creepy Candles‘ signature product is a realistic and life-sized hand-shaped candle. As it burns, the blood red wax inside melts and reveals a metal skeleton hand. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about smelling burnt flesh, because the candle has a pleasant scent.
The LEGO House is the company’s upcoming tourist attraction in Billund, Denmark. Sariel got a chance to step inside the building ahead of its 9/28/17 public opening. Highlights include three 10ft tall LEGO dinosaurs, a huge play room, and a gallery of fan made creations.
These palm-sized, flat-pack metal models require patience and attention to detail to assemble, but the result is well worth the effort. Choose from Millennium Falcon, R2-D2, AT-AT, X-Wing Fighter, TIE Fighter, Imperial Star Destroyer, and Vader’s TIE Fighter kits.
Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin dropped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and turned in a wonderful cover version of Paul Simon’s award winning 1986 track Graceland, complete with the African backing vocals and rhythms that made it work so well, and a bonus horn section.
Razer’s even pricier alternative to the Xbox One Elite Controller. The Wolverine Ultimate has six extra inputs – two remappable bumpers and four triggers – plus a quick control panel. It also has extra thumbsticks and d-pads, and of course Chroma RGB LEDs.
Christian Bale stars as an Army captain who must escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. The “one last mission before I retire” thing has been done to death, but it seems fresh in this setting. From director Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Crazy Heart).
Aside from its potentially revolutionary four-player drop-in drop-out coop, Divinity: Original Sin 2 will try to take CRPGs to the next level with its new undead race. Undead characters can take on other identities similar to Game of Thrones’ Faceless Men.
One of the best kits to surface from the LEGO Ideas site isn’t a branded tie-in like most. Instead, it’s an awesomely detailed little sea shanty filled with nautical items. Designer Robert Bontenbal (aka RobenAnne) knocked it out of the park with this 2049 piece kit.
Sphero follows up its neat BB-8 droid with R2-D2 and BB-9E (a new character that will appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The R2-D2 toy has a built-in speaker for its trademark bleeps and bloops, while the BB-9E toy has the same fascinating spherical body as BB-8.
You’ll recognize most of these meme-worthy tunes, each of which epitomizes a moment in time as well as just about anything else about the era. Though we think JordiTK should have gone with Yello’s Oh Yeah instead of Trio’s Da Da Da to represent ’80s German minimalism.
Devin “Supertramp” Graham assembled a group of daredevils, who donned parachutes, then slid down a soap-covered Slip ‘N Slide off of a 500 foot cliff for this epic stunt. The Subaru product placement is a bit in your face, but Devin’s gotta pay the bills too. BTS vid here.