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Screen Time: 8 of Cinema’s Coolest Watches

Watches generally hold two positions in movies: they’re either part of the story, or part of the character. In either case, given the right circumstances, movie watches can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. These are our eight favorite silver screen timepieces that have made a huge impact on both cinema and the watch world.

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2014 Retrospective
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Best of 2014: Films

We take a look back at 2014 to find the best films of the year.

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Screen Time: 8 of Cinema’s Coolest Watches

Watches generally hold two positions in movies: they’re either part of the story, or part of the character. In either case, given the right circumstances, movie watches can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. These are our eight favorite silver screen timepieces that have made a huge impact on both cinema and the watch world.

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Today in Gear: March 5, 2014

Today in Gear we check out 12 Years A Slave, Lance Armstrong's deception, a speaker that listens to you, Lexus's newest sports car and more.

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A GP Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

This year was the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, when Park City, UT, becomes the center of the celluloid universe and nearly 50,000 people descend on a mountain town of 7,500 inhabitants. Sundance is widely considered the most important film festival in the U.S., the incubator for films that resonate deeply in American popular culture. What’s more, the festival makes for a raucous week in the Wasatch Range. We were on hand this year to see how it all works. Here's our guide on where to stay, what to eat and, most importantly, how to go about your festival week.

2013 RETROSPECTIVE

Today in Gear: 2013 Culture Rewind

"Everything else" and "Miscellany" don't sound nearly as charming or interesting as "Culture", do they? But that's not the only reason we've so named our Friday issues. Outside of the narrower focuses of other weekdays, Fridays are our time to explore a more relaxed view of what's happening around us

Blue Water, White Death

The Greatest Shark Movie You’ve Never Seen

The history of shark movies is littered with some good, some bad and some very ugly films. Before Sharknado, before Open Water, even before Jaws, there was Blue Water, White Death, which may just be the greatest shark movie ever made.

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Today in Gear: July 31, 2013

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Finally a way to easily watch movies, tv shows and other media in a large format without the risk of a heavy monitor falling off the wall and killing your cat. The LED bulbs

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Design Spotlight: Chase Car Inc. Porsche Panamera Turbo Camera Car

Though most movies don't cause the viewer to think about camera angles, lighting or color tone, there are some (Star Trek, Eagle Eye, Fast & Furious) with sequences and scenes that leave you wondering "How the hell did they shoot that?" This is how the hell: Chase Car Inc. We had a chance to check out their matte-black, modded out Porsche Panamera Turbo, replete with a full camera crane. Needless to say, we smiled for the camera.

Enter the kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Director Wes Anderson’s most recent (and perhaps most Wes Andersony) film to date, Moonrise Kingdom ($20), is now available on crystal-clear Blu-ray -- obviously the best way to watch a movie that looks like it was shot on film equipment

Smash Hit

The Avengers Blu-ray

The superhero movie of the century is now ready to blow up your living room. Naturally, you'd expect top notch audio and video quality, and the Blu-ray version ($20) won't disappoint -- especially for 3D fans looking to recreate the

It's still not safe to go in the water

Jaws Blu-Ray Edition

Real, life-affirming creations of art that come along at the right place at the right time to transform culture as we know it are... well, rare. Jaws is such a masterpiece, and one that has captivated audiences for nearly forty years.

Goes for the nuts first

Haywire

Think of Mallory Kane (played by MMA Fighter, Gina Carano) as Jason Bourne with a functioning memory and some sweet heels. Carano comes alive in this action-thriller by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh. As hired heavy for a private black bag ops firm

Driver's tale continues...

Driven by James Sallis

Tailgating the Oscar-nominated film noir Drive; inspired by James Sallis's dark novel of the same name; comes the sequel Driven. Sallis's new novel picks up with the lead character,

Date-approved, yet still enjoyable

Our Idiot Brother

Despite what the posters say, Our Idiot Brother is less of a roll-on-the-floor-comedy, and more of a feel-good-indie. That doesn't mean you won't laugh out loud while watching though (the parole officer conversations and an attempted threesome are particularly rich moments).

Love Hurts

Bellflower

Bellflower is the debut film by Evan Glodell, who in many ways exhibits hints of both a young James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. Like "the king of the world", Glodell has a love for the mechanical — he built his

The Hobbit 3D Behind the Scenes

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHF536TJ0iE&w=650&h=360] Time check. The first Lord of the Rings movie is now 10 years old. Luckily, if you’ve been in middle-earth withdrawal since the last film appeared in 2003, Peter Jackson has decided to don his Tolkien hat once to again to bring The Hobbit to the silver screen --

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My Life on the Go: Relax


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As much as we love our home theaters, they don’t exactly pack well. So, in this second part of the My Life on the Go series we decided to

Beautiful or Befuddled?

The Tree of Life

Terrance Malick’s fifth film The Tree of Life ($25) is a strange beast, to say the least. At Cannes, it was booed by some during its press screening, but went on to take the Palme d’Or. Established reviewers split in

Movie Titles in Movies Part 2

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For decades screen writers have found excuses for characters to casually drop the name of the film in dialog. Don’t think that’s the case? Check out this compilation of clips from 110 movies and we think you’ll see the theme. Still don’t believe it? Then go back and watch

The 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time

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This amazing compilation is exactly what it sounds like. Created by super cut master HH1Edits, it's totally unsuitable for work and definitely shouldn't be shared in polite company. Enjoy, thoroughly.

Like Netflix for Movie Theaters

MoviePass

MoviePass is a brand new startup hoping to revolutionize the way film addicts get their regular dose o’ big screen. For $50 bucks a month, clients can enjoy an unlimited number of movies. Everything works via an app, which is

Remember It's "Steeg" not "Stig"

The Stieg Larsson Trilogy Blu-ray Collection

While you're waiting for David Fincher and co. to provide their own cinematic interpretations of Stieg Larsson's break away "The Girl Who Played With.." series, we'd recommend checking out the original Swedish films. Those who have read the books will find

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The Social Network

Mark Zuckerburg, for better or worse, has changed the way the world communicates. That may sound hyperbolic, but it’s the truth. It just so happens that in the process of doing this, he also wound up becoming a billionaire several times

Take It For What It Is

The Expendables

We'll be honest. The Expendables isn't a good movie per se -- and it certainly won't be up for any golden statue nominations. If you approach the film as the ridiculous farce of a blockbuster action film that it is

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The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

There's plenty about the 80's that's worth forgetting, but The Goonies shouldn't fall on that list. Directed and produced by Richard Donner (who also happened to direct the Lethal Weapon movies and The Omen), and written by non other than Steven

Learn More About the Directors You Love

Masters of Cinema Series

The Masters of Cinema Seriesare essential introductions to the world's most renowned directors. Each book is written by contributors to the famous Cahiers du Cinéma magazine, and feature over a

Because Somebody Already Probably Said It Best

Cult Movie Quote Book

Feeling like your title as resident movie expert is in doubt? Then a quick read through a copy of the Cult Movie Quote Book ($10) should help you set the record straight. Filled with quotes from must

So Wrong, So Funny

In Bruges (Blu-ray)

In Bruges ($19) is a dark comedy that's steadily picked up a cult following since its 2008 release. The story follows the actions of two Irish gangster/hit men who've been ordered to lay low - you guessed it - in

A Future Comedy Classic

Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray

We've been patiently waiting for this Blu-ray release ever since we walked out of the theater back in March. It's hands down one of, if not the funniest movie we've seen so far in 2010, and should not be missed if you

30 Essential Movies | North by Northwest

north_by_northwest_blu-rayOver fifty years old now, North by Northwest, is an Alfred Hitchcock classic. Starring Cary Grant as "Mad Man" (Madison Avenue advertising exec.) Roger Thornhill, Roger is mistaken for another man and kidnapped. Throughout the movie he's relentlessly pursued through more plot

30 Essential Movies | The French Connection

french_connection_blu_rayBased around a drug smuggling connection between Marseilles and New York City, The French Connection, follows "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) of the NYPD in his dogged pursuit of the drug smugglers. A bit of a rogue cop, Doyle gets onto the

30 Essential Movies | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

ferris-buellers-day-off-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolShocking as it may seem, there was a time when Matthew Broderick was not married to John Kerry masquerading as a woman. During that time he made some solid movies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off is most certainly one of the

The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies

The Hollywood Economist

the_hollywood_economistEveryone knows Hollywood is a money making machine and has been for years, but thanks to studio secrecy, few understand why this is and how it works. Written by the renowned investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein, who holds a Ph.D from

30 Essential Movies | Bullitt

bullitt-blu-ary-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolBullitt... McQueen. Bisset. Car chase. Mustang. Charger RT. Car chase. Witness Protection. Mafia. Car chase. Turtlenecks (that are cool). Dirty cops. Did we mention the car chase? Buy Now: $9 (Blu-Ray

30 Essential Movies | Dirty Harry

dirty-harry-blu-ray-30-essential-moviesDirty Harry follows Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) as he pursues Scorpio, a psychopathic sniper. Never one to go by the book Harry hunts Scorpio relentlessly as he leaves a trail of innocent bodies in his wake. Continuously waylaid by politically