Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

British artist Michel Gillette got inspired by Ian Fleming's seductive Bond girls to make these instantly classic book covers in 2009. They are now available for sale as a limited, hand-numbered high quality series printed on 100% cotton, hand torn paper. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil by Gillette. » 9/19/14 10:13pm Friday 10:13pm

Horse Racing and the Weaponized Landscape of Silicon Valley

Netflix added seven James Bond movies to its streaming library this week. With today's Kentucky Derby in the books, one of those newly-added Bond titles seems particularly ripe for revisiting: 1985's A View to a Kill, starring Roger Moore. It's kitschy enough to make you cringe, but with a story line that weaves… » 5/03/14 8:00pm 5/03/14 8:00pm

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

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Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 6:10pm 1/31/14 6:10pm

The Untold Legal Drama Of Coyote v. Acme

Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for The New Yorker, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal battles with the Acme Company. Now, the tale of Coyote's legal tribulations, suing Acme for grievous personal injury and catastrophic product malfunction, has been … » 1/12/14 2:00pm 1/12/14 2:00pm

Skyfall Filmmakers 3D-Printed This Rare Aston Martin So They Wouldn't…

These days filmmakers often turn to computer graphics for scenes of destruction that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous to stage in real life. But Skyfall posed a different problem. Namely that the effects crew didn't want to damage a priceless 1960 Aston Martin DB 5 that appeared in the original Bond film… » 11/12/12 9:05am 11/12/12 9:05am