A Man Returns To Chernobyl After Leaving Decades Ago

This is the music video for It’s Alright, by Fractures, filmed in location in Chernobyl, Ukraine, right after the Maidan revolution that shook that country. It’s not as visually or musically powerful as Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky, but I like the overall tone.


El Día De Los Muertos And Other Fun Animations About Mexico Holidays

Here is a beautiful animation series by Filios. Called Loterias, the five short spots focus on holidays in Mexico like the Day of the Dead and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. They’re fun to watch because of the unique style of the animation and quick and cute stories.


This Old Cassette Recorder Actually Plays Spotify

Don’t judge a gadget by its outer casing. This might look like the kind of device that you — or, depressingly for us, your parents — used to make mix tapes on many moons ago, but inside lurks the ability to play tunes from Spotify.


What The US Thinks Of Europe And What Europe Thinks Of The US

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They’re a lot of fun to watch.


8-Bit Video Game Version Of Silence Of The Lambs Is Still Creepy

Video: Even if he looks like a retro video game player, I can still feel my spine shivering when Hannibal Lecter comes onto screen. That’s what happens when you’re one of the all time creepiest, scariest characters in film history. Here is CineFix’s 8-bit version of Silence of the Lambs.


How Much Data Does Your Streaming Music App Eat Up?

A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services: “…how do they compare when it comes to data usage? How does Google’s compression compare to Pandora, Spotify or the Amazon player? Funky playlists and mood music is all well and good, but how much of my 4g/mo are they going to eat?”


The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Teaser Trailer Is Here, For Real This Time

Avengers fans, assemble. After an accidental low quality leak, the official teaser trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron has hit the ‘net. Marvel has published the teaser for the next Avengers movie on YouTube, and it looks pretty damn cool.


I Really Want This Sci-Fi Short Film To Be Made Into A Full Movie

Into Dusk is a sci-fi short film about a terminal patient — Ellie — and her lover — Wren — who is broke, desperate to save her life — and has a gun. Jason Ho filmed it to attract investors to make a full feature. I would watch a film that explores how a normal drama could develop in a future world with different rules.


Honest Trailer Reveals How X-Men: Days Of Future Past Is Terminator 2

Video: X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: “An indestructible bad arse gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a leader and stop a shape shifter from destroying the future.” Yep.


Take A Sneak Peek Behind The Science Of Interstellar

Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world’s most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular.


Product Finder

Find more great products at