(Loud) Normally, when you go waterskiing, you try and stand on your feet. Being dragged through the water on your butt isn’t usually the objective. But that’s exactly what Benjamin Thompson does as his finishing move to the shoreline, after showboating with a bit of barefooting.
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After the trainwreck that was David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, DC attempts to hit the reset switch by putting Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn at the helm. This time, our ragtag crew of antiheroes works their evil version or good, or is it good version of evil in an action-packed 1970s war movie. Time for roll call.
We no have our first really good look at Robert Pattinson’s take on Batman. With director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of/War for the Planet of the Apes) at the helm, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Andy Serkis as Alfred, we’re as stoked as ever for this new incarnation of The Dark Knight.
Manila-based maker Real Awesome Workz shows off their epic costume replica of The Transformers’ friendly yellow autobot Bumblebee, which he built primarily out of lightweight EVA foam. The weathered paint job by Preslie Saraza and KT Berondo really help to bring it to life. Be sure to stick around to the end for Battle Mode Bee.
Inspired by the gigantic skateboard that Rob Dyrdek used to show off on, metalsmith Paul Pinto set out to build one that’s not as fancy, but still ridiculously long. The finished metal and wood skateboard measures 25 ft. long. It turns out that Dyrdek’s ride was over 36 ft. long, so it still holds the world record.
Writer/director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray previously gave us Lost in Translation, so we’re looking forward to their latest collab, a lighthearted pic about an overprotective father, his adult daughter (Rashida Jones), and the husband he suspects of infidelity (Marlon Wayans). In theaters and Apple TV+ 10.2020.
Quell is a wearable device that provides a resistance-based upper body workout while you play a video game. As you punch, its motion tracking sensors detect your movements and let you knock out foes on screen. The game plays on PC, Mac, or mobile device, which can then be connected to your TV screen.
’80s kids, remember when MTV was all about the music videos? An anonymous Internet Archive poster scrounged and cleaning up old VHS and DVD footage from the first hours that MTV broadcast its cable signal starting on August 1, 1981, and kicking things off with The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star… all in stereo.
Amusement parks promise death-defying rides, but New Jersey’s anarchic Action Park had an actual body count. HBO Max’s documentary exposes “the world’s most dangerous amusement park,” infamous for its insanely treacherous contraptions, lawless mismanagement, and glorification of the daily carnage. Drops 8.27.2020.
The 1980s were a good decade for music, giving us bands like Tears for Fears, The Human League, and Soft Cell along the way. To celebrate his love for the new wave, pop, and rock music from the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes, stone-faced pianist Vinheteiro offers up a 5-minute concert of some of the era’s best tracks.
While teaching himself 3D computer animation, Mike Booth thought it might be fun to practice some techniques by recreating the opening title sequence from the 1980s animated classic ThunderCats. We think he did quite the admirable job. Check out the side-by-side comparison video here. ThunderCats, roar!
This special edition of the classic board game Monopoly features locations and imagery from iconic U.S. National Parks, from Glacier National Park to the Grand Canyon. Game tokens include a ranger’s hat, a camera, a bison, a tent, a canoe, and a hiking boot. A portion of proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation.
Unlike other miniature crossbows, builder M.N. Projects‘ palm-size weapon features an impressive upgrade to its mechanism. It has a pair of rotating cams with a spring drive mechanism, enabling more powerful and longer launches of its tiny, but dangerously sharp metal bolts.
Originally published back in 1953, Hervey Garrett Smith’s book The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework is a great reference for mariners of all experience levels to learn about shipboard skills, along with detailed illustrations and directions for working with rope and tying various useful knots.
This Blu-ray collection represents an exceptional value, packing in every official James Bond movie (so far) from Dr. No through Spectre. The no-frills boxed set includes 24 complete movies on 24 discs, and featuring Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig as 007.
If a fidget spinner and a mini drone had a baby, it might look something like the FlyNova. When you spin it up, the motorized plaything lights up. Toss it up and out, and it hovers smoothly before returning like a boomerang. Toss it downward to play catch with a friend.
Since 1980, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s friend and drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz has been documenting Al’s misadventures, capturing images of the world’s greatest novelty singer in the studio, on tour, and on video sets. Schwartz’s 208-page hardcover book is filled with never-before-seen photos shot between 1983 and 1986.
Currrently available on Steam Early Access for Windows and Mac, Darklight is an intense 2D-scrolling action platformer with impressive lighting and cool cyberpunk aesthetics. As you move through its dimly-lit industrial levels, you’ll encounter dangerous creatures who only appear under the light of your companion drone.
Looking for the ultimate play place for your board and card games? Look no further than North Dakota builder Krema Designs. They make a variety of table designs, with options like built-in cupholders, personal playing desks, Philips Hue lighting, storage drawers, and more. Our fave is the Algenon Mid, with its beautiful dark wood finish.
Magnet fanatic Magnetic Games got their hands on 64 oversize 26mm (~1.02″) neodymium spheres. These giant-sized balls are much harder to work with (and more dangerous) than their smaller brethren, but they do look like fun. They’re not cheap, but you can buy some here.
If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to James Bond movies, it’s the epic theme music. Musician Seb Skelly, vocalist Emma Skelly, and a number of their friends put together this great cover of Adele’s Skyfall, but with every other James Bond theme cleverly woven into arrangement. Can you spot them all?
Hey You Guys! It’s a version of Monopoly, based on characters, story, and locations from the 1986 movie classic The Goonies. Properties include The Inferno and One-Eyed Willy’s Cabin, and tokens include the Statue of David, Chester Copperpot’s Key, the Gold Doubloon, Little Girl’s Bike, Skull and Crossbones, and Willy’s Eye Patch.
These high tech boxing gloves have built-in 6-axis motion sensors that work with a mobile app to track your performance as you jab, cross, hook, and uppercut. And to prove that they’re badass, they feature interactive lighting effects that provide real time feedback on your workout.
Factorio is an incredible game about building and maintaining huge factories. After years of development and early access testing, v1.0 is here. You’ll mine for resources, figure out how to make your factories more efficient, and fight off enemies hellbent on their destruction. Grab the trial, or buy the full game here.
Riding a bicycle down stairs isn’t that difficult as long as you watch your weight transfer. But Mike Boyd wanted to figure out how to get his mountain bike UP a flight of stairs without getting off. Like most things Mike sets his mind to, he eventually figured it out, though we’re sure his legs were burning after this lesson.
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