Three Things to Inspire Your Weekend
This weekend is going down smooth...»
This weekend is going down smooth...»
Martin Scorsese has released 22 iconic, or damned near it, films in his day.
And on Christmas, Leo DiCaprio will be heading up number 23, the über-preppy ’90s bender The Wolf of Wall Street, in a wide spectrum of power ties and suiting.
As everything in the world of Scorsese, how he chooses to dress his leading man in each role is meticulously calculated, and even though that man may not vary much, those choices certainly do. So let’s now take a moment to seriously consider the legendary director’s on-screen style over the years.
And now, our definitive style ranking of Martin Scorsese’s protagonists, after the jump...»
With the announcement of a hard release date of Christmas Day 2013 for Wolf of Wall Street, the powers that be have also unveiled an all-new theatrical trailer today. Apparently, the original mid-November date caught a minor snag when Scorsese turned in a reel pushing three hours—and the NC-17 envelope—but what remains looks just as exciting: a fever dream of pinstripes, fun shirts, dad jeans, power ties, money bikinis and just about everything else great about ’90s excess.
Just take a moment to drink it all in, after the jump...»
No one paid much attention to Spud Webb at the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk competition. At 5′7", he was (and remains) the shortest player ever to compete in the contest. The rest of the field dwarfed him by over a foot. Even Dominique Wilkins, Webb’s teammate and the reigning slam-dunk champion, brushed Spud aside. “I don’t think he’s ever seen me dunk before,” Webb said in a pregame interview. Then he did the following:
An elevator two-handed double-pump dunk, a one-handed off-the-backboard jam, a 360-degree helicopter one-handed dunk, a 180-degree reverse double-pump slam and a 180-degree reverse two-handed strawberry jam from a lob bounce off the floor, the latter two of which received perfect 50-point scores in the final round to bring home the gold.
We have no control over how tall we stand—height is fixed from the start. How we stand, though (or soar, in Mr. Webb’s case) is measured in stature. And stature knows no bounds. With that in mind, we proudly present:
The 5′7" and Under All-Stars...»
The Oscars are just a few weeks out, and office pools are already filling up. Play it right, and you’ll come away with both a little extra cash and an excuse for watching War Horse. So to make sure you’ve got the edge, we’ve tracked down the house oddsmaker at the Wynn Las Vegas for a rundown of who’s favored. His name is Johnny Avello—and as it turns out, he’s quite the cinephile...
See what Vegas thinks of the Best Picture race»
For the second installment in our gift guide, we’re casting a wider net: anything and everything that might help your friends and family live life to the fullest. The goal here is to give something they’d never think to buy, and soon won’t be able to live without. Naturally, we’ve got a few ideas...
Our five life-changing gift ideas»
That “Vote or Die” Stuff Still Applies: Your guide to finding a polling place and rocking your particular section of the vote. Duty calls. [Lifehacker]
Heavy Thrifting: Jesse Thorn runs down the best suit and sport coat brands for eBay hunting. Our only head-scratcher: Apparently Paul Stuart beats out Brooks Brothers? [Put This On]
The (Belated) Fear: This one’s late, but still fascinating. Behold, Martin Scorcese’s 11 favorite horror movies. [The Daily Beast]
Keep Calm and Carry On: A new photoblog takes pictures of whatever's in the subject's pockets. In general, it feels like people are carrying too much. [The Bengal Stripe]
We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but fashion ads have gotten downright artful lately—which means the time is right for some genuine heavy-hitters to enter the fray. The Raging Bull of fragrance ads, if you will...
To that end, CHANEL has enlisted Martin Scorsese to direct his first commercial ever, in honor of their newly unveiled, intensely masculine BLEU DE CHANEL scent. The ad’s full of all Scorsese’s best trademarks, like the Stones licks in the background, Italian film references (in this case, Blow-Up) and a giddy enthusiasm for all things movie. And, as you might expect, it’s one of the cooler ads you’ll see all year. The plot goes something like this: there’s a beautiful woman, a nice-smelling man, an irate press corps, a touch of ginger over citrus zest, a 16mm camera...
Maybe you'd better just see for yourself.
Girls on Film: V Magazine branches out into video. [V Magazine]
Tit for Tat: A clever designer has put together the definitive infographic on breasts. Always good to know more. [GOOD]
Marty: In time for Shutter Island, Vanity Fair digs up a Casino-era Scorcese interview. Not a fan of flying, it turns out. [Vanity Fair]
Cosplay Goes Mainstream: Kirsten Dunst, Takashi Murakami and McG seem to have had the same extremely strange idea at once. [WBE]