Entertainment

  • Mega Swing: A Swing Suspended Between Two Hot Air Balloons 6,000 Feet Up (Video)

    Mega Swing: A Swing Suspended Between Two Hot Air Balloons 6,000 Feet Up (Video)

    I’m writing this right in the thick of Friday afternoon, also known as “Pre-Leisure Breaking Point,” which is the best possible time of the week to contemplate extremely unorthodox leisure activities. And the folks at Red Bull have come through with possibly the least orthodox of them all, a dangerous-looking contraption known as the Mega […]

  • ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ Gets 12-Minute Preview (Video)

    ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ Gets 12-Minute Preview (Video)

    Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum is one of those places that you want to avoid visiting if you can. Virtual reality is thus a natural fit for the property, which tends to be crowded with psychotic, criminally insane murderers, most of whom were apprehended by Batman. And fittingly, you can now see the first 12 minutes of […]

  • ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Teaser Trailer (Video)

    ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Teaser Trailer (Video)

    The third installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise is coming soon, and in the tradition of previous movies it has a short teaser that showcase’s the next movie’s increasingly realistic CGI effects. This one is a “digital billboard” originating at New York Comic-Con (which is happening now), but now everybody can get […]

  • ‘How Quentin Tarantino Uses Violence’ (Video)

    ‘How Quentin Tarantino Uses Violence’ (Video)

    Lou Reed said “the currents rage so deep inside us, this is the age of video violence,” but what he didn’t mention is that not all video violence is created equal. One of the very best purveyors of that violence is Quentin Tarantino, his mastery of which is the subject of How Quentin Tarantino Uses […]

  • ‘Get Out': Jordan Peele’s Horror Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Get Out': Jordan Peele’s Horror Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    Jordan Peele of the already iconic sketch show Key & Peele has a new upcoming project, and it’s a far cry from the comedy he is known for. But it’s not that far removed from the satire he specializes in, since Get Out appears to be a horror movie take on racial tension and conformity […]

  • ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    The newest unexpectedly entertaining coffee table book from Gestalten is all about the inside of objects we don’t normally get to see (or even think about) the insides of. It’s called Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling, edited and curated by Samuel and Juan Volasco. Think of it as the adult version of that […]

  • Alive 2017: Mysterious New Daft Punk Website

    Alive 2017: Mysterious New Daft Punk Website

    It’s a good time to be a Daft Punk fan.  The duo are heard on the new single from The Weeknd, and rumors of an approaching world tour are reaching a fever pitch. Adding to those rumors is a mysterious new website called Alive 2017, an obvious reference to the pair’s Alive 1997 and Alive 2007 […]

  • Toad Stacking: Australia’s Newest Extreme Craze (Video)

    Toad Stacking: Australia’s Newest Extreme Craze (Video)

    The stereotype about Australians is that they’re always surfing or performing other extreme sports. But while a new activity by the YouTube handle of swampgarage can certainly be called “extreme,” I doubt if even the most liberal ESPN2 programming director would in good conscience call toad stacking a sport. The extremeness of toad stacking comes […]

  • ‘The Book of Noodle': A New Multimedia Story From Gorillaz

    ‘The Book of Noodle': A New Multimedia Story From Gorillaz

    The social media activity of the greatest animated electronic band in history behind the Crescendolls has been the subject of scrutiny recently, with many believing that a new Gorillaz album is on the way. Now, we have something a little different, in keeping with the band’s history of animated vignettes telling their bizarre story; it’s The […]