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2001: A Space Odyssey original space suit is up for auction

Place a higher bid, Dave. This "nearly complete" spacesuit from Stanley Kubrick's seminal space opera 2001: A Space Odyssey is currently up for auction. Starting bid is $50,000 and it's expected to go as high as $300,000. From the Julien's Auctions description:

The spacesuit is an amalgamation of components worn by different actors and in ...

Legendary comedian Carl Reiner, RIP

Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows and later creating The **** Van **** Show. He also directed George Burns in the classic "Oh ***!" (1977), Steve ...

Beyoncé’s visually stirring ‘Black is King’ gets teaser, release date

06.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Beyoncé's next visual album will be a film that debuts exclusively on Disney+.  The teaser for Black Is King arrived Sunday morning, and it "reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their... ...

Inspiring and infuriating, ‘Uppity’ doc details racism in pro racing

06.26.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The image of professional car racing in the West is not a diverse one. In one of the most popular and visible corners of the scene, NASCAR, thousands of competitors have taken the wheel since 1949, but in all that time, there have only been seven Bla... ...

The story behind Yello’s “Oh Yeah,” famously used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

In 1985, Swiss synthpop duo Yello's quirky dance track "Oh Yeah" became ubiquitous on US radio after being used in the classic high school film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Above, Great Big Story shares the story of Oh Yeah straight from the mouths of the musicians, Boris Blank and Dieter Meier. Hear the whole track ...

Watch the rise and fall of Blockbuster Video in under four minutes

The first Blockbuster Video location was opened in 1985, in Dallas, Texas, by Sandy and David Cook. David pulled together the scratch for the startup by selling off the assets of one of the subsidiaries of an oil services business that he owned. Once the Cooks saw the insane amount of cash their first store ...

Watch John Travolta do the Robot in deleted scene from Saturday Night Fever

In this scene cut from the original theatrical release of Saturday Night Fever (1977), watch John Travolta do the Robot to the song "Disco Duck." Our family went to this movie when it was first in theaters but the moment the stripper appeared, my father whisked us right out. (I was 7.) Later, it was ...

WATCH: New ‘Hamilton’ movie trailer released, Disney film premieres July 3

Disney has just released a first look trailer for the new 'Hamilton' film.

A movie version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda is scheduled to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service on July 3.

'Hamilton' the film features the original Broadway cast, including Lin Manuel Miranda.

July ...