[Written by James Michael Sama] I’ve made posts in the past about qualities of a gentleman, as well as the differences between a ‘bad boy’ and a jerk. But, how does this all translate into how somebody acts while in a relationship? A man may be able to put across a great image, but it could simply be a cover for hidden shortcomings, or he could just be totally faking it to ‘get the girl.’ After the jump, here are some ways to know if you’ve struck gold. [Read & See More]
Over the weekend, Eminem's offered a preview of the music video for “Monster” with Rihanna, and now we full-length video for the single from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Here, Rihanna plays the role of Em’s therapist, while the rapper is found reflecting on pinnacle points of his career and personal life. The music video features scenes from several of Eminem’s previous videos and Dr. Dre is also featured in a snippet of back-and-forth role play with the rapper. A follow-up to 2010′s “Love the Way You Lie,” “Monster” is another stellar offering from both artists.
Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s light novel All You Need Is Kill, Warner Bros. premieres its official trailer to Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. Directed by Doug Liman, this 2014 summer blockbuster follows Lt. Col. Bill Cage and Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski as they team up to fight a hostile alien race known as Mimics. Killed in battle, Cage returns to his first day as a recruit in an inexplicable time loop where his death and resurrection repeat themselves. Edge of Tomorrow will be in theaters on June 6, 2014. Enjoy.
First teased back in July of 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con with a buzzworthy poster and trailer – set to Oppenheimer’s eerie and now infamous recollection of 1945′s “Trinity” nuclear test – director Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot has been blessed with its first “official” teaser trailer from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Set to premiere in theaters this Friday, December 13th with the debut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the two-and-a-half-minute teaser provides a glimpse of the immense scale taken on by Edwards’s interpretation of Toho’s iconic beast. Starring the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe, the film “pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.” The highly anticipated Godzilla is due out on May 16th, 2014. Enjoy.
Previewed earlier in the day, Cambridge-based Concepts has officially unveiled its Ugly Sweater collaboration with Nike SB. Consisting of two colorways of the Dunk High Pro and several apparel pieces, the pack goes heavy on the Christmas-themed graphics. First up is the black colorway of the Dunk High Pro SB, which is exclusive to Concepts, and features a black fleece upper with ugly Christmas sweater decorations, gold patent leather Swoosh, black nylon tongue, Concepts-branded tongue label and insoles, special lace locks, and a transparent outsole with gold specks. The black colorway comes in a special tin package with a Concepts ornament and coozie. [See & Read More]
With her highly succesful major label debut now nearly two years old, songstress Lana Del Rey unveiled her latest project last night in California: the short film Tropico -- directed by Anthony Mandler. Kicking off in the Garden of Eden before ultimately hitting a strip club, convenient store, bachelor party and, finally, the countryside, the 27-minute piece – first teased back in November – includes “cameos” by everyone from Jesus to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, John Wayne and more. Set to tunes from 2012′s Paradise EP, Tropico is sure to keep fans satisfied until the release of 2014′s Born to Die follow-up, Ultraviolence. Enjoy.
Christmas is coming soon, and if your hands are still unprotected while navigating your smartphone in the frigid elements, you can still snap up a pair of Glove.ly Touchscreen Gloves ($19 USD) from these New York innovators (so they know a thing or two about extreme cold weather). Designed to act as a second skin that still insulates, the gloves still harness the conductive elements of your skin, thanks to a clever silver-coated nylon knit throughout the glove. Glove.ly's are warm and soft, but gets out of your way so that you can answer calls, snapchat, take selfies, and send a quick message without taking your gloves off. The gloves also include maglove™, small but strong hidden magnets inside the logo of each glove to always keep your gloves together. Checkout more photos after the jump and look for Glove.ly in our upcoming print issue. [See More]
Starbucks and Gilt teamed up to make life a bit easier for caffeine addicts and struggling gift-givers alike, creating a limited edition gift card for Starbucks goers. Exclusively releasing on Gilt, the rose gold-plated gift card takes morning red-eye routines to the next level, offering certified My Starbucks Rewards™ Gold-level status, which means on-the-house birthday beverages, free refills on brewed coffee and tea, and free items with every 12 purchases. The card also comes pre-loaded with $400, which should last even the most hardcore of coffee drinkers beyond the holiday season. Limited to just 1,000 cards, look for this item to launch on Gilt on December 6th for $450 USD.
Due out next summer is the highly anticipated sequel to 2012′s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man. Once again starring Andrew Garfield in the title role as Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pits Spidey against Jamie Foxx’s Electro, as well as old friend Harry Osborn – who eventually becomes the infamous Green Goblin. As Peter Parker begins to understand that being Spider-Man comes at a price, he also comes to the realization that all of his enemies have a single commonality: OsCorp. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters on May 2, 2014. Enjoy.
TheMarshall Mathers LP 2 isn’t short on its serious moments, but Eminem proves he hasn’t lost that wacky sense of humor and aesthetics in the video to his six-minute lyrical onslaught, “Rap God.” In front of a psychedelic backdrop, Slim Shady plugs into the matrix and transforms into Max Headroom, the AI character from the 80′s sci-fi series of the same name. After all, those lyrical somersaults make Em sound like a damn robot on the mic. MMLP2 is out now, enjoy.
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