Drive around New York City for a day, and you're bound to see at least one film being made. They're not all blockbusters, but the city serves as a vibrant backdrop for a great number of productions. And while it's easy to use the slew of skyscrapers and gaggle of taxis as scenery, it's another thing to effectively capture the unique feel of the Big Apple. Not only do these 18 movies manage to do so, they do it incredibly well.
Once Upon a Time in America
Gangster films and New York City go hand in hand. Few use the one-way streets better than Once Upon a Time in America. The film spans over 40 years and kicks off in the Lower East Side back in the 1920s. It's worth watching the uncut 229-minute film and not the chopped up version that was in theaters back in 1984. Amazon iTunes
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There's a carefree attitude that pervades a great summer movie. That's not to say the plot can't be heavy, but there's a sense of freedom and effortless possibility that takes place under the summer sun. Often this lends itself to grand adventures and childhood scheming. Here are 13 we turn on when the temperature ... continue reading
We down green drinks, work at standing desks and mess around with kettlebells to stay in shape, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy knocking a few back at happy hour. Drinkwel is the multivitamin especially designed for guys who drink. The multivitamin was developed by two Berkeley grads to replenish nutrients, support liver health and process alcohol induced toxins so you can feel better about having those Double IPAs after you finish your run. Try it out, and if you aren't satisfied, they'll give you your money back, including shipping. ... check it out
Lone Survivor is a movie about a team of Navy Seals who set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. During the op they're faced with an impossible moral decision that makes the story as much of a human interest piece as it is an action flick. We've seen it, and we can tell you that ... continue reading
A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls the story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one can help define a movie, and a terrible one can ruin an otherwise decent film. Here are the 25 coolest ever put together.
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Before you sit down with any of these movies, it's highly recommended you get a bowl of popcorn, plenty of Milk Duds, and perhaps a ribeye steak or two. Basically, you're going to be hungry. But besides making you salivate, each film will spin the tale of some interesting corner of the culinary world. While there are ... continue reading
You know those movie theaters that serve you meals and let you drink a beer or two at our seat? Yeah, that's the kind of place you want to see Chef at. The movie focuses on Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) as he ditches the restaurant scene to serve up his own creations out of a food truck. Here's the first look at ... continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait for new music from The Black Keys is finally over. It's been three years since El Camino, and if the new track "Fever" is any indication, the wait for the full album Turn Blue will have been well worth it.
We've been on a bit of a "based on a true story" kick around the office lately, and there's no recent movie that we can think of that delivers better than 12 Years A Slave. Set in the pre-Civil War US, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man getting abducted and sold into slavery. The film is every bit ... continue reading
Making a great movie is hard enough with all the money in the world. Even if you could hire the best actors, add stunning effects, and make everything visually beautiful, you could still easily be left with 2+ hours of garbage. That's exactly why low-budget movies that turn out great are even more impressive. Here ... continue reading
Long before he was selling out theaters and accepting awards for his TV show, Louis CK was a struggling stand-up comic and writer. In 1998 he wrote and directed his first movie which would go on to be seen by just about nobody. Then it sat in storage for 15 years. Now, as Louis has been wont to do, he's releasing "Tomorrow ... continue reading
You can't turn on the TV or boot up the interwebs these days without seeing Ron Burgundy's glorious 'stache. With the Channel 4 News Team promotion in full swing for the release of the sequel, we keep getting more and more Anchorman products. The latest is the release of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated ... continue reading
Outside of putting Greedo's head above your mantel, owning this blaster is probably the sweetest way you can show your love for Han Solo's epicness. Used in both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," this was the non-firing weapon Harrison Ford was seen with throughout the films (the live-fire version ... continue reading
When was the last time you went to the movies? Its hard enough to disconnect from work, family and all the other responsibilities for a couple hours, and that's without factoring in the price of tickets, popcorn, a vat of Coke, box of candy and, if you're lucky, beer. Once you add it all up, it's around a cool hundred ... continue reading
We don't personally know the guys who make Moleskine notebooks, but we know they have good taste in movies. This is yet another set of limited edition Star Wars notebooks they have for sale, and this time they come with a cool reproduction of the original movie poster. The new collection of four notebooks feature a ... continue reading
We feel like we're somehow obligated to tell you that we'd see just about anything that Baby Goose was in. Drive is still one of our top movies of recent memory, and the soundtrack is as good now as it was when it came out. Somehow we missed Only God Forgives in theaters, but we're first on the list to correct that ... continue reading