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James Dean might have died in a car crash at the ripe old age of 24 more than half a century ago, but he remains a style icon known for his work in Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden. This just in, the Dean of denim is being reborn as a CGI character in the upcoming Vietnam era action-drama Finding Jack. Now, normally, we’re not really the types of people that would be on board with having dead celebrities reborn as CGI characters in films, at festivals or for other modern purposes, but we’ll make an exception for Dean because, well, he’s James fucking Dean. Here’s what the press release had to say–“adapted by Mari Sova from Gareth Crocker’s novel, Finding Jack is based on the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War. Dean will play a character called Rogan, considered a secondary lead role.” Before you throw your hands in the air about Dean being resurrected–we thought about it, too–Dean’s family supports the endeavor including the “full body” CGI Dean reconstruction using actual footage and photos. We applaud the effort while still remaining cautiously optimistic about CGI James Dean.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.