I never thought someone would actually try and make a version of The Truman Show, but I suppose if I did, it would happen in Japan. Calling what the Japanese did the equivalent of The Truman Show, however, is far too kind as they basically destroyed a man's career in one of the most bizarre television shows you're about to learn about.
Nasubi, a young comedian, was given an "audition" for a tv show and told he might get the job if he could complete the challenge. The challenge was to strip down naked in a room and continue to live there while recording his life 24/7 and surviving only on things he won in sweepstakes. For an astonishing 15 months he kept this up, all the while having no idea that his day to day exploits were being shown to a Japanese audience. No, I'm not making this shit up.
Check out the video below, which is honestly about the craziest thing I've ever heard! How did this go on for so long?!
When it comes to marketing tactics and ways to grab the world's attention, you gotta hand it to Netflix for always knowing how to make a headline. To promote their upcoming film Bright, Will Smith and the streaming giant are requesting all people named "Will Smith" to reach out to them so that they can do some media interviews on behalf of the actor.
It's a goofy gimmick, but one I'm eager to see play out! If someone named Will Smith actually lands a big interview on a late night talk show in place of the actual actor I'll be so pleased with how this stunt played out. Anyone know a Will Smith? Make sure they see this!
If you had to guess how many times Bill & Ted say "dude" or some variation of the word in their sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, would you guess it was north of 100? I would've but apparently, they fell just short at 91. Check out the compilation below, and drop a "dude" in the comments to pay respects.
I know I'm digging a deep hole for myself amongst the readership sourcing a Buzzfeed video to go up against Back To The Future, but dammit it makes a good point! A teenage kid makes buddies with the town's loon, and no one bats an eye about this? Of course, the audience knows Doc Brown is actually brilliant, but we only pick up the story when he invents time travel. How do Marty McFly and Doc Brown become friends? Where does this dynamic come from? Why is this whole situation now creeping me out?
Obviously, it's just a movie, but I always love when people overanalyze things in a film as it leads to more theories and discussion. Hear some potential explanations as to why Doc and Marty are friends in the video below.
The iPhone X claims to be one of the most secure tech devices on the market, but is it really? Vietnamese tech security firm Bkav developed a mask that fools the phone to unlocking on any user, and they did it in less than a week...so I'm guessing no.
The mask (which looks horrifying) is specifically designed to fool the iPhone X into thinking they're looking at the face of someone who owns the phone.
So who would use this? Criminals, basically, and that's it. That said, it'd be awfully hard to manufacture one of these if you didn't have a 3D printer, silicone, and all that jazz The Verge says you need to make this, so as long as no one starts mass producing them I think we'll be fine. Check out the phone getting tricked below.
If you've ever wondered what it would take for Superman to affect the Earth's rotation, you're about to jump into a very long-winded answer. In case you didn't know this before jumping in, it would be incredibly impossible, even for Superman. Even if he did do that, everyone on Earth would die. That's the simple answer, but Kyle from Nerdist explains it all a lot better below, so check out his video.
If you follow Japanese culture at all, chances are you've heard of Tokyo's Robot Restaurant. The restaurant boasts a live show with some of the craziest visuals you'll ever see and a bunch of humans and robots dancing around.
Who would come up with an idea like this? Who would sit down one day and think, "I think this is commercially viable, and people would want to see this,"?
Enter Namie Osawa who used to work in the clothing industry until she got the idea for this and enlisted a bunch of her out of work dancing friends to make it happen. Learn more about her story below, and if you've ever been to Tokyo's Robot Restaurant, let us know in the comments!
It's one thing to hear that Tesla's new Roadster can go from 0-60 in 2 seconds, but experiencing it is a new thing entirely. Now, unless you have a $50k deposit to put down, you won't be getting a test ride in one anytime soon, but you can witness the speed in this video! At around 56:20 in the video you'll see this baby in action, and it literally looks like a plane took off down the runway!
Watch some rich dude flip out, and let us know if you think Tesla just showed us the future of driving.
After an intense bidding war that apparently involved all major studios but Disney, Deadline reports that Sony has landed the rights to Quentin Tarantino's final film set in 1969 with the Manson Family murders used as a backdrop to his story. Already big names like Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise are in talks to star in the feature.
As for why the bidding war was so intense, there's definitely a combination of things happening here.
It's Quentin Tarantino's last film (supposedly)
Widespread reports are coming out that Charles Manson is on his deathbed.
Take that latter news and you're going to have a bidding war regardless of who the director is. In fact, I would be surprised if this was the only piece of media we saw about Manson in development in the near future.
Right now Tarantino's film is eyeing a 2019 release, are you already psyched to see it, or are you going to wait for more details on this one?
There's no avoiding Hollywood's recent fallout with sexual allegations, and I understand how some people can be worn out by it. That said, it's important to hear what people in the industry who are willing to talk about it have to say, and this particular interview with Sean Astin really hit home with me. Below, Sean talked about his friendship with Corey Feldman, his time growing up in Hollywood, and lots of other stuff in general.
Check out his experience below, and how he feels about all the stuff that's happening in Hollywood. I particularly liked the part where he talked about being with Corey on the set of Goonies...it's really crazy just how much they let him get away with.