Jason Bourne, Prince's Epic Solo and More
The Best Videos You Missed This Week
Almost 10 years after The Bourne Ultimatum and an failed attempt at passing the torch to Jeremy Renner in 2012, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are revisiting Robert Ludlum’s material. Plot details at this point are foggy to say the least. The IMDB description points to novel motivations including uncovering “hidden truths about his past”. Julia Stiles’ character however helps clarifies in the trailer that this movie is really different, because as she puts it, “remembering everything doesn’t mean you know everything.” Right…
Remembering Prince, the Guitar Prodigy
Prince was a cultural icon for many reasons. So it’s forgivable if you forgot about just how motherf#$%ing good he was as a pure guitar player. This tribute to George Harrison at the 2004 Hall of Fame is one of the better displays of the Purple One’s epic talent. Around the 3:30 mark Prince starts his guitar solo and it’s one for the ages. Tossing his guitar and walking off stage at the end just makes it all the more badass.
Michael Keaton 2.0 continues to roll along in this starring role as American businessman Ray Kroc, known for his efforts in a small little restaurant venture called McDonald’s.
The Brave New World inspirations are about as subtle as an MMA promo tour in this upcoming sci-fi romance starring Kristen Stewart, of Twilight fame, and Nicholas Hoult, whom you’ll probably only know as the young dude who plays Beast in the latest round of X-Men movies. We’d personally place it somewhere on a scale between Gattaca and Michael Bay’s The Island.
This Magic Leap Demo is What Google Glass Should Have Been
Magic Leap is a mysterious startup getting a lot of attention right now. Wired just published a a big profile on the company’s secret project. Even after reading the piece, many people — including us — still aren’t clear on what the hell they’re actually building, but some patent filings indicate it involves tiny projectors. If the demo video above is any indication of what’s to come though, it seems like Tony Stark’s Ironman vision isn’t that far-off.
The Magnificent Seven
Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) are back in the saddle again, this time riding the reboot of the 1960 western classic that starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ethan Hawke are also on board. It’s expected to hit theaters this fall.
The Girl on the Train
The Paula Hawkins novel of the same name debuted at #1 on the New York Times fiction bestseller list in 2015 and stayed there for 13 consecutive weeks. Whether justified or not, it’s been called the next Gone Girl, so naturally a movie adaption was in order, starring Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Sicario).
Leap of Faith: Damien Walters Backflips Over a Speeding Formula E Car
Apparently being a hollywood stunt man isn’t dangerous enough for Damien Walters. So he decided to organize a challenge that involves blindly backflipping over a Formula E race car as it passes below him.
Woody Allen takes on the golden age of Hollywood with a typically star-stocked cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart.