After impressing us with his vocalization of Star Wars theme, singer Matthew Van Ness is back with another multi-track a capella cover of a John Williams track, this time taking on the familiar main theme from Jurassic Park, and again performing all of the instrumental parts with his voice. The only thing missing is the dinosaurs.
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Scott’s Marble Runs shows off a truly impressive build that start outside of his house, then winds its way inside through countless bends and turns. It takes a full 6 minutes for a marble to complete the entire course, which he built using Quercetti Skyrail marble tracks.
Times are rough, and we could all use a little encouragement. This cover version of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush’s 1986 duet Don’t Give Up, sung soulfully by Puddles Pity Party and Rebekah Del Rio provides some much needed inspiration – in both English and Spanish.
Glow sticks can add a splash of color and light to nighttime festivities. But they’re also filled with hazardous chemicals and only last a short time. Nite Ize’s version uses LEDs instead, and lasts for up to 8.5h per charge. It offers multiple colors to choose from, is IPX7-rated waterproof, and includes an S-biner clip for attachment.
Artist Andrew DeGraff’s cinematic atlas is filled with intricate isometric maps which guide us through the locations in popular movies. The hardcover book features 11″ x 14″ reproductions of his hand-painted maps from 35 movies including King Kong, Fargo, The Princess Bride, The Shining, and many more.
Originally titled “Fonzo,” director Josh Trank’s upcoming biopic looks at what life was like for an aging Al Capone, starting 10 years into his prison sentence. A highly made-up Tom Hardy stars as the infamous gangster as his mental health declines, haunted by the demons of his violent past. Drops 5.12.20 on VOD.
While CGI has dramatically changed the way that movies are made, actors still need physical objects to interact with. This new series from Disney+ takes us up close and personal with iconic props from Disney movies. Hosted by superfan and collector Dan Lanigan. All episodes drop 5.1.20.
There was a brief moment in the 1970s when a unique musical style hit the scene. Musicians from Zambia, influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple, melded rock with African rhythms, creating a distinctive sound. Bandsplaining offers up a thoughtful look back at this seldom talked about genre, known as “Zamrock.”
Bob Marley music has a distinctively reggae sound. But in the hands of electronic remix artist Eclectic Method, it takes on a whole new vibe. This wonderfully chill edit was actually put together back in 2004, but the Method’s Jonny Wilson says he forgot to upload it until now.
The Criterion Collection’s boxed set of seven Blu-ray discs celebrates the many talents of martial artist Bruce Lee. The discs include new digital restorations of five awesome action films, alternative soundtracks, interviews, commentaries, and much more. Drops 7.14.20.
Good news everyone! There’s a sweet light-up replica of the Planet Express spaceship from Futurama. Quantum Mechanix’s collectible measures about 12″x 4″ x 4″ and has lights on its cockpit, portholes and exhaust. It also has magnets that make it easy to mount it on its stand.
Watch and listen in awe as violinist Dmitry Rotkin lets his fingers do the talking in this far too short pizzicato jazz improvisation, inspired by Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing). His arrangement of The Beatles’ Come Together is pretty incredible as well.
This jigsaw puzzle is the perfect time-killer for LEGO fans. The 1000-piece puzzle features a vibrant image of buckets filled with LEGO bricks, neatly separated by color. The color sections should mean it’s not too difficult, but the varying block shapes still provide a bit of a challenge.
This outdoor drink cooler is a fun and functional addition to your patio or deck. It holds up to 68 quarts in its stainless steel insulated ice chest, and its lid doubles as a compact foosball table. It also has a bottle opener with a catch tray, a lower storage shelf, and casters for easy moving.
Iconiq Studio’s coop board game is based on John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live. The objective isn’t just to chew bubblegum and kick ass, but to kill Cable 54’s signal, revealing the truth about the aliens hiding among us. The game cards include hidden clues which can only be seen with the included Hoffman Lenses.
Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be comfortable. Core Equipment’s saucer-shaped chair offers a cozy, oversized seating area, along with a quilted seat and a padded headrest. Its fold-up steel frame can hold up to 300 lb, and it includes a built-in cupholder, and a carrying bag. Available in grey or wine red.
Artist Chet Phillips created this awesome deck of playing cards featuring hand-drawn illustrations inspired by vintage matchbook covers. The subjects of each image are drawn from pop culture subjects, from Alien to Monty Python’s Holy Grail. A special limited edition deck is available in an oversized match box.
One of the most entertaining things to do with a pet hamster is to set it loose in some kind of a maze. Using LEGO Duplo bricks, The Secret Life of my Hamster built a wonderfully colorful and complex obstacle course, and then let their fluffy white pet Marshmallow take it for a spin.
Easter just isn’t Easter without some Peeps. Take a 360º video tour of the Just Born candy factory with Food Network to see how these colorful marshmallow treats are born, including a part of the assembly line called the “Sugar Shower.” Did she really use the word “peepsinality” or were we just hearing things?
A classy alternative to drawing straws, this brass cylinder comes with 10 metal pegs, each engraved with a number. When you need to decide who’s going first in a board game or any other activity, you simply draw pegs to determine the order. It’s funny to us that it resembles a revolver cylinder.
Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest film directors who ever lived. Every frame of his movies was like a fastidiously-composed work of art. Grégory Monro’s documentary weaves together exclusive interviews with the filmmaker and his collaborators, taking us inside the mind of a true master of his craft.
While at home doing their part to keep their distance, Sting joined Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for a remote performance of The Police’s 1980 track “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” using a mix of random instruments and household objects they each had lying around.
This special edition of Hasbro’s classic 2-player board game has bright neon colors on its pegboards. The ships, hit and miss pegs are all made from semi-transparent plastic, and it all packs up into a colorful portable storage case for travel. Available May 2020.
While sheltering in place at their homes, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong teamed up with Susanna Hoffs to perform a great cover version of the song that was made famous by her band The Bangles, and written by none other than the late great Prince Rogers Nelson.
Like many of us, Zachary Skidmore has temporarily found himself without a gym to work out at. With the help of a chainsaw, Zach built himself an outdoor workout facility by cutting up some trees near his house. It took him about 60 hours to fabricate the whole thing, and we’re sure he got a good workout doing that.
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