I didn’t expect to enjoy the newish Discovery series Manhunt nearly as much as I am. Australian actor Sam Worthington plays the FBI agent who eventually takes down Ted Kaczynski, a/k/a the Unabomber. It’s quite a nuanced thriller, perhaps vaguely reminiscent of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, starring Gary Oldman. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
…Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared is a newish film from Sweden, a sequel to the 2013 film The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which was in turn based on the wonderful book, The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. The first film was a huge hit, so it seems to have spawned a sequel, which, as far as I can tell, is not based on any new work by Jonasson. So the bad news is we don’t seem to be getting a new novel from the talented Swedish author just yet, but the good news is, this latest film is really quite good. It’s very, very silly. It’s distributed via Netflix Originals so you can catch it on Netflix.
Here’s a great little animation about how eclipses have “spurred major discoveries about the universe” from NPR’s science youtube channel, Skunk Bear.
Happy Thursday, folks. If you loved the original Blade Runner movie, presumably you’ll enjoy this little BTS trailer for the sequel, which comes out later this year – 35 years after the first one. Via Open Culture.
Physics meets the Japanese art of Origami (Paper Folding) when former NASA physicist Robert Lang uses his mastery of paper art to tackle big challenges in exploring space. What an awesome connection between the simple art of folding paper, and the almost incomprehensible task of escaping Earth’s gravity. Fascinating content from Great Big Story.
The latest video from Los Angeles-based producer/musician Bei Ru is just out. His intricately layered song delivers an interesting and somewhat surreal video shot in and around Los Angeles. Shot by Postas (@itsPostas) / Edited by Paisley Zerr & Jesse Dvorak / Wardrobe styled by Moneeekah / Cast: Christine Garibian, ReefKills, Stuntman, Ervin, Lilly Breeze, Remind. The whole LA Zooo album is great.