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  • ‘Hotel Artemis': A Hotel/Hospital for Criminals (Trailer)

    ‘Hotel Artemis': A Hotel/Hospital for Criminals (Trailer)

    Fans of John Wick and its sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 are certainly aware of the Continental Hotel, the upscale hotel for professional criminals that is central to the character’s adventures. The makers of Hotel Artemis, an upcoming big screen thriller with an even crazier cast than the Wicks have, seem to be aware of this as well. Here’s the official […]

  • ‘Big Chano: 25 & Alive’ Birthday Playlist Curated by Chance the Rapper

    ‘Big Chano: 25 & Alive’ Birthday Playlist Curated by Chance the Rapper

    Yesterday was Chance the Rapper’s 25th birthday. It’s OK if you didn’t get him anything, but in his typically generous fashion he along with Apple Music has given us something for the occasion: A specially curated playlist of 31 of Chance’s favorite songs entitled Big Chano: 25 & Alive.  Big Chano: 25 & Alive stretches back to […]

  • ‘Campfire Creepers': A VR Horror Series Starring Robert Englund (Trailer)

    ‘Campfire Creepers': A VR Horror Series Starring Robert Englund (Trailer)

    Tim Heidecker recently demonstrated that the future of movies is in virtually real technology on his On Cinema movie review web series. So it figures that horror director Alexandre Aja would be close behind bringing his genre specialty to VR for an upcoming series entitled Campfire Creepers. Here’s Aja in a press statement on the project: “Long before written language, […]

  • ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    Last week I watched a short film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais, which traced the making of a red plastic bowl all the way back to the origins of Earth minerals. I’m reminded of Le chant du Styrène because a recent video simply called History of Game Controllers takes a similar, if much less ambitious, backwards approach to […]

  • Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Japan continues to stay ahead of the western world in the realm of soft drinks. Today the internet is abuzz about just such a drink, called simply (and probably self-explanatorily) Coca-Cola Frozen. North American readers are no-doubt familiar with the concept of a Frozen Coke. But the Japanese Coca-Cola Frozen is a unique variation on […]

  • Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey: What can’t he do? In addition to having mastered the art of acting in feature films, prestige television, and local TV commercials, and he also finds time to be Wild Turkey creative director. Now, he and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Eddie Russell have collaborated on a “rare, small-batch bourbon” called Wild Turkey Longbranch. Here’s the info […]

  • McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    The other day I told you about a couple of limited edition collaborative items celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McDonald’s Big Mac. As it turns out, the Big Mac’s birthday party was just getting started, and now we have a whole line of McDonald’s x Uniqlo t-shirts celebrating everyone’s favorite two-all-beef-patty-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun sandwich. For now […]

  • ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    Believe it or not, the Harry Potter series turns 20 this year. There are probably a million ways a hardcore fan could observe this, but Scholastic has created a new line of paperback covers for the whole series. The Harry Pottter 20th anniversary covers are by artist Brian Selznick, who also released a press statement about his enthusiasm for the […]

  • Mayochup: Only You Can Stop Heinz from Releasing This Sauce

    Mayochup: Only You Can Stop Heinz from Releasing This Sauce

    Defenders of mixing up ketchup and mayonnaise have a few standby rhetorical themes on-hand at all times. “It’s just thousand island dressing or fry sauce,” they say. My response: We came up with euphemisms like “thousand island dressing” for a reason, and the reason is that the idea of mixing up ketchup and mayonnaise is […]