Think analog photography is dead? Think again.Ten years ago, a plucky group of Polaroid fans founded the Impossible Project to keep their favorite form of photography alive after the factory making film for Polaroid cameras shuttered.Initially it just made film, but in 2017, the same year it bought the brand and intellectual property of the original Polaroid company, the Impossible Project released its first camera with Polaroids Originals branding: the OneStep 2. This year it's back with the OneStep+, a camera that retains the essence of the OneStep 2 but adds a number of features that'll keep it relevant for 2018's digital natives.These are centred around the Polaroid Originals companion app that links with the camera via a dedicated "+" button next to the lens. Hit the button and the camera links seamlessly with your phone via Bluetooth.The app has a number of features, including a remote trigger, a self timer, double exposure, light painting (which utilizes your phone's flashlight) … [Read more...] about Polaroid takes the analog digital with OneStep+ instant film camera
Nia Long deserves her coin. “I’ve watched a lot of men get rich off of the films that I’ve done, and I was being paid peanuts,” actress Nia Long said. At an August event for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the iconic actress with a decadeslong career spoke out. Long’s message: Pay women fairly. The Love Jones actress has a point—the gender pay gap is real, and it impacts black women tremendously. In fact, black women make 38 percent less than white men and 21 percent less than white women. One can only imagine the disparity in Hollywood. “When I requested or wanted more, I was considered difficult, outspoken, entitled and all of the things that should not be used to describe a woman that has earned her space, her place and delivers,” Long said. “And that doesn’t just apply to me, that’s for everyone.” Preach. See the entire video above. … [Read more...] about Nia Long: ‘I’ve Watched a Lot of Men Get Rich Off of the Films That I’ve Done’
This week on Stream Economy we're kicking things off with news about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie. Guillermo del Toro isn't directing it anymore, but he'll still produce it (plus he co-wrote the script). But will that be enough, or will this highly-anticipated film end up disappointing fans?Over in the world of TV, we're excited about the news that Brendan Fraser will play Robotman in the upcoming live action Doom Patrol TV show on DC's upcoming streaming service, DC Universe. If you're like us, though, you might not know a lot about Doom Patrol, so we did some research.Gamescom opened this week in Germany to tens of thousands of video game fans, and Overwatch lovers of all ages got a mega treat this week -- Blizzard dropped a new cinematic revolving around our favorite MEKA pilot, D.Va, and also announced a new control map coming soon to the game. Which hero should get the animated short treatment next?And finally, our beloved curmudgeon Mark Serrels returns to yell … [Read more...] about Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories’ movie starts filming (Stream Economy Ep. 16)
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at [email protected] We wrap up our coverage of 1998 Week today with the following question, which addresses our list of 1998’s 20 best films: What film should’ve made our list of the best movies of 1998? Mike D’Angelo Two middling, unnecessary sequels may have tarnished its luster a bit, butHenry Fool remains one of Hal Hartley’s finest efforts, as … [Read more...] about What films deserved to make our “best of 1998” list?
His entertaining new abduction thriller Searching comes out this weekend (and goes nationwide next week), and there’s the ongoing drama over what’s going to happen with Star Trek 4, but John Cho isn’t just sitting around waiting for Quentin Tarantino to let Sulu unleash a string of f-bombs in space. No, the actor is quickly filling up his schedule by signing on to a new Netflix drama. Variety reports Cho is set to star in Tigertail, a new movie from the Master Of None co-creator who isn’t Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang. Yang is writing and directing the story based on his own family, dealing with “regret, longing, passion, and repression while spanning continents and generations, from 1950s Taiwan to present-day New York City.” The film is set to star longtime actor Tzi Ma (Arrival) and relative newcomer Christine Ko (Hawaii Five-O, The Great Indoors), with Cho taking a supporting role. No word on whether this movie is set in the same universe as the Star … [Read more...] about John Cho joins new Netflix film from