Ever wanted to visit the places you see in some of your favorite movies and shows, including Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and whatever else tickles your fancy? There are two ways of doing it. One involves collecting all the location data yourself from the internet. The other is an interactive map that tells you exactly where you have to go to see the locations from your favorite films.
Not too long ago, someone claimed to have discovered a UFO near Area 51 using nothing other than Google Earth, and various sets of historical images of that location. There’s no way to confirm that sighting, but alien fans will surely want to hear about an equally fascinating find. Using the same Google Earth tool, someone discovered what looks like a crash-landed UFO similar to Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon. More →
If you don’t know who Edward Snowden is and why he’s so important to the technology sector, then Oliver Stone’s Snowden will tell you everything you need to know about his story. If you already know who Snowden is, then you’re probably already anticipating the movie eagerly.
The first trailer already makes Snowden look like the next Bourne-style action movie, though parts of the trailer make the movie look kind of, well, lame. It’s too early to pass judgement, but watch it yourself and you’ll see. More →
For years, it was widely assumed that the cable industry was in the midst of a transition. Blindsided by streaming services from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, it was effectively taken as fact that cable companies were withering as more and more subscribers were opting to cut the cord.
Bolstering this narrative was ostensibly cold hard data. For instance, The Wall Street Journal last year relayed a study which claimed that the number of households with cable “will fall at an accelerating rate for at least the next four years…”
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May won’t be returning for the next season of Top Gear, but that doesn’t mean that the BBC is giving up on the property altogether. In fact, on Wednesday morning, the BBC announced an online spinoff called Extra Gear, which will launch alongside the new season of Top Gear in May.
If there’s one game that everyone has been dying to see make the transition to virtual reality, it’s Minecraft. With its infinite, procedural generated worlds, it could be one of the first VR games with the ability to complete immerse players from the minute they put on their headsets — and now it’s finally available on the Gear VR.
Beyonce surprised fans on Saturday night with the release of a new album that was accompanied by an hour-long exclusive HBO show. Lemonade certainly made an impression, and Beyonce’s album became available exclusively on Tidal… for a few hours. Lemonade then became available in other places, and now the first Lemonade spoofs have started to appear.
One of the best ones comes from comedian James Corden, who aired an almost four-minute long spoof during the Late Late Show. More →
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a real eye opener for a lot of people. We published a few posts about how vast the disparity was between critics’ opinions and fans’ opinions on the movie, and we subsequently received a flood of emails from people telling us how much they loved the movie and how little they value the opinions of critics.
But even among people who loved Batman v Superman, not everyone enjoyed Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the caped crusader.
Well, we’ve got good news and bad news: the good news is that there’s a brand new R-rated Batman movie coming out later this year, and Ben Affleck won’t star as the Bat. The bad news is that no one will really star as Batman in this new film, because it’s animated. More →
Let’s start with the obvious: there will be a new Call of Duty this fall. Until everyone on the planet stops picking up the latest version of Activision’s incredibly popular first-person shooter, we’re going to keep seeing new entries year in and year out. And now we might know the name of 2016’s entry. More →
Now that we’re way past the Batman v. Superman movie, it’s time to get excited for the next must-see superhero blockbuster of the year. In just a few days, Captain America: Civil War hits theaters so it’s time for a new don’t-call-it-a-trailer trailer. We’re treated to the second sighting of Spider-Man in this short 30-second clip, and we might get a hint as to whose side Spidey is taking in this clash between heroes and friends. More →
Nintendo’s Wii U console has been nothing short of an absolute disaster. The company was revitalized by the original Wii, which completely revolutionized console gaming and extended its reach beyond “gamers” by offering an experience that appealed to a much wider range of users. Unfortunately, lightning didn’t strike twice and Nintendo’s followup with the Wii U has been a total mess. Quality games have been few and far between, and the Wii U did nothing to enhance the user experience.
So now, Nintendo is trying to look ahead. Following yet another bleak earnings report on Wednesday morning, the company made two key announcements — one concerning its next-generation home video game console currently known as “NX,” and a second regarding upcoming new iPhone and Android games. More →
It’s relatively easy to find soundtracks or independent film scores nowadays, as long as you know exactly what you’re looking for. But there’s a new site that can help you find every song used in your favorite movies in an instant without having to dig around at all.
As remarkable as it might be, ballet isn’t for just anybody. I’ve seen Black Swan. I know it takes years of practice and plenty of sacrifice to master it. If you’re a human, that is. If you’re a cat, it probably comes natural to you, and you can do ballet whenever you like. At least that’s what the latest internet craze seems to suggest. More →