Conviction Anthem Prequel
Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has just released a live-action Anthem prequel, called “Conviction,” and you won’t need EA Access to watch it, or a PlayStation 4 / Xbox One for that matter. This short film takes precedes the events of Anthem, and blends realistic CGI with live-action footage to immerse you in the Fort Tarsis player hub. There are rumors that it may eventually be turned into a feature-length film, but for now, it should be enough to hold fans over. Read more to watch.

Hobbs and Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is an spin-off film of the franchise directed by David Leitch of Deadpool 2 fame that centers around Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal agent Luke Hobbs and former-British military turned mercenary Deckard Shaw join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as Brixton. It’s scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 by Universal Pictures.Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.

Amazon Super Bowl Harrison Ford Alexa
The AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa sounds good on paper, but just how useful is it? Amazon explores some failed Alexa devices that didn’t quite make it in their latest Super Bowl ad, featuring Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker, “Broad City” creators Ilana Glazer / Abbi Jacobson, and astronaut twins Scott / Mark Kelly. Some of these failed gadgets include: an Alexa-enabled toothbrush, dog collar, and even a hot tub. Read more to watch the 90-second spot.

Bullet Time How To
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Technically speaking, bullet time is a visual effect that detaches the time and space of a camera (or viewer) from that of its visible subject, or a depth enhanced simulation of variable-speed action and performance found in films, most notably “The Matrix”. This term is actually a registered trademark of Warner Bros., formally established in March 2005, in connection with the video game The Matrix Online, first been used within the original script of the 1999 film. If you don’t have a high-speed camera, read more to see how you can achieve this effect for free.

John Wick 3 Trailer
In this Chapter 3 Parabellum, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is still on the run following his assassination of a member of the High Table in The Continental after being excommunicated from every Continental service, and has a $14 million global contract on his head. This forces him to fight his way out of New York City with the help of a hitwoman (Halle Berry) who still believes in his trust. It’s set to hit theaters in the US on May 17, 2019. Read more to watch the trailer and for a reaction video.

Black Mirror Bandersnatch

Think of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” as an interactive movie, and it’s streaming now on Netflix. This “choose your own adventure” film lets the viewer(s) make choices that alter the direction of the story, similar to the popular series of books from the 1980s and 1990s. Set in the 1980s, it follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), a troubled young video game programmer who is trying to adapt a choose your own adventure book into a game. You can decide on what cereal Stefan will eat, the type of music he’ll listen to, and eventually life or death. Read more for another video and additional information.

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Yes, there’s a real Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Christmas album, the one that Peter Parker jokes about in the opening scene. Sony officially released the A Very Spidey Christmas EP, an album with five holiday songs that are sung by the cast with a geeky twist on the classic Christmas tunes. You’ll hear “Joy to the World” is sung by Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), who complains about the cost of being a superhero, “Spidey-Bells (A Hero’s Lament), and a few more. Read more to stream previews for all of them.

LEGO Star Wars Trench Run

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LEGO master building group Olive Seon used thousands of bricks and other pieces to recreate the Star Wars Death Star trench run scene, complete with laser towers as well as an exploded Y-wing fighter. Rotate the diorama, and you’ll see the Death Star interior with each of the space station’s rooms acting as individual scenes, like Obi Wan’s deactivation of the tractor beam, a battalion of stormtroopers caught mid-explosion, and even the battle station’s locker room. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Home Alone Again

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Ever wonder what a modern “Home Alone” movie would be like? If so, then wonder no more as this Google Assistant commercial shows us just that with Macaulay Culkin playing an adult Kevin McCallister who is “Home Alone Again” with a house full of modern technology. One a side note, did you know that after its release, Home Alone became the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time in the United States, and also held the record worldwide, that is until…it was overtaken by The Hangover Part II in 2011? Read more to see the full video and the side-by-side comparisons with the 1990 film.

NASA Expedition Poster

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Did you know that NASA has createed expedition posters for every ISS mission since 2000? The one you see above was for Expedition 45, in which astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko transferred from Expedition 44 as part of their year-long stay aboard the ISS. Expedition 45 began with the arrival of Soyuz TMA-18M at the ISS on September 11, 2015, and concluded with the departure of Soyuz TMA-17M on December 11, 2015. Read more to see additional posters.