An emerging YouTube star loves to crush things with a hydraulic press, and people can’t seem to get enough of his videos. He’s not the only game in town with a hydraulic press though, and now other people have started experimenting with all sorts of different things they can crush with their presses. Several of them are quickly becoming YouTube sensations as well, and one recently decided to squash red-hot nickel balls with his press. As you might imagine, hot metal is no match at all for the power of one of these hydraulic presses. More →
Drive is a great thriller movie with just the right amount of leather gloves and sex for a criminals. But what if Ryan Gosling were an Uber driver rather than a getaway artist for thieves?
That’s what this trailer for Drive 2: The Uber Years tries to explore. It’s made by Joey Thompson, a YouTuber with a surprisingly strong resemblance to Ryan Gosling. He does a stellar job of making fun of LA, Drive and vapers in the one four-minute trailer.
Google’s new Android-based virtual reality platform Daydream is likely a step in the right direction, as it’ll help the VR ecosystem grow in the coming years. But the VR experience Google demoed on stage during its I/O 2016 keynote, as impressive it may be, isn’t the kind of VR I’m looking for. However, there’s a company out there that’s building the first ever 5D amusement park that’ll deliver a virtual experience ready to take over all your senses.
In a November 2015 episode of The Big Bang Theory — “The Spock Resonance” — Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon can be seen at one point addressing a video recorder and professing his respect for the half-human, half-Vulcan officer so essential to the Star Trek franchise.
The moment is a typical bit of Sheldon uber-geekery. He’s giving a brief interview to a documentarian during the episode, and we learn, for example, how as a child Sheldon decided to tweak his mother’s constant admonition of “What would Jesus do?” to “What would Spock do?”
The man holding in the camera in the scene — we see him address Parsons’ character briefly — is Adam Nimoy. His late father Leonard was of course the actor who made the role of Spock so iconic and such a staple of pop culture that even 50 years after the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC in 1966, the pointy-eared, emotionally detached character still feels as familiar and resonant as ever.
There’s another reason Nimoy’s son was on the The Big Bang Theory set that day. He’s putting the final touches on a documentary he plans to release later this year called For the Love of Spock, in honor of his father, who died in February 2015. And it seemed fitting, Nimoy tells BGR, to include along with a host of remembrances, show clips and more an “interview” in his film with a Star Trek-loving character on one of the most popular TV shows today. More →
One of the more intriguing and highly anticipated new TV shows of the summer is AMC’s The Preacher. Set to premiere this coming Sunday, the show follows former criminal Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) who, in an effort to get his life back on track, returns to his Texas hometown to become a preacher.
And from there, the insanity begins.
For those unfamiliar with the title, the series is based on the Preacher comic book series which ran from 1995-2000. Developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin, AMC has been promoting the series hard in recent weeks. Commercials for the show are plentiful and AMC just this week released video of the first four minutes of the first episode.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is still 18 months away and Disney will do everything in its power to keep the plot a secret. It certainly managed to prevent fans from finding out what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was all about, and it’ll probably do the same with the next episode in the saga. However, some Star Wars spoilers have already leaked out, with a fresh report detailing what might be one of the coolest Jedi fights in Star Wars history.
In case you don’t want any spoilers, you’d be wise to stop reading right here.
It dipped below 30% on Rotten Tomatoes just days after release and never recovered. It spawned more arguments between DC and Marvel fans than it did thoughtful or entertaining discussion about the future of the DC Extended Universe. In general, it just left a bad taste in the mouth of the general public.
So how could any of this possibly be a good thing?
Star Trek fans still trying to make sense of the world after enduring J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be happy to be reminded that new journeys into deep space are on the horizon. Star Trek Beyond is set to premiere in theaters in late July, but an all new storyline will arrive on smaller screens soon after. That’s right, a fresh new Star Trek television series is in the works and it could be just what fans have been waiting for.
Now, the show’s first teaser video has been released. More →
It’s hard not to like Louis C.K. In fact, while most comedians tend to be polarizing, it’s not a stretch to say that Louis C.K. is as universally loved of a comedian as there is today. Even for folks who don’t gravitate towards his brand of comedy, Louis C.K.’s willingness to push the status quo while refraining from selling out has earned him an arguably unparalleled level of respect from the general public.
That said, you might want to set your DVR tonight because Louis C.K. is slated to appear as a contestant on Jeopardy! later today. The show is set to air at 7:30PM ET tonight but in some locations it will air a bit earlier. Make sure to check your local listings just to make sure you don’t miss it.
The first major European football final of 2016 is here, and you can stream it online for free this year right on YouTube. The 2016 Europa League final game between Liverpool and Sevilla kicks off at 8:45PM CET (that’s 2:45PM EDT), and British network BT Sport is the one streaming it live on YouTube for free.
There are plenty of worthwhile shows airing this summer, but Preacher is one you might want to keep an eye on. Based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows a reformed criminal trying to get his life back on track by returning to his home town and taking over as preacher for his late father’s congregation.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you probably heard that Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing an all-female Ghostbusters sequel/reboot later this summer. You might have also heard that the internet hasn’t been reacting all that well to the news of the movie’s existence.
We’ve been desperate to know more about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ever since the title was revealed last March, but other than releasing a trailer, Disney has been frustratingly tight-lipped.
Thankfully, they can’t keep all the inevitable merchandise at bay forever, as evidenced by the fact that a preview for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide made its way online this week.