Oscar-nominated Ray of Pure Joy and Light Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best superhero movies of all time. It’s a movie so visually stunning, that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on its accompanying art book to learn just how one of the most inventive animated features of recent memory came to be—and it’s packed with cool little details about the making of the film. Advertisement 1) The production team had a very cute (but grim) name for Earth-1610's Peter Parker. The practically perfect Spider-Man we and Miles meet early on in Spider-Verse — voiced by Chris Pine , in a major boost to his rankings among the Hollywood Chrises—exists in the movie to...well, die. Given that his limited role is defined by the fact he needs to fall in battle in front of a young, recently powered-up Miles led to the team behind the film giving this version of Spidey a rather grim nickname: RIPeter. Get it? Save … [Read more...] about 8 of the Coolest Details We Learned From Into the Spider-Verse’s Sumptuous Art Book
We had known Funko was planning a new toyline called Re:Action, and we knew it included Firefly, Buffy and other cult favorite franchises. What we didn't know is what would be released first. As it turns out? Sixty figures are coming in July, including toys from Goonies, Pulp Fiction and more! Advertisement Before you read the ridiculously long list of series and characters, two things you need to know: The first is that these figures, at least the few that we have pictures for, are in the classic, 3 3/4-inch 1980s Kenner Star Wars style — chances are all the figures will be like that. I'm sure some of you were hoping for more realistic figures, but I actually think for a lot of these series — Goonies and Back to the Future especially (and actually Buffy , if only because Moore Action Collectibles released a perfectly fine realistic Buffy fine in the late '90s/early '00s) — work really well in this style. Now, is it going to be a bummer if this is the … [Read more...] about The massive new Re:Action toyline revealed, now with pics!
Here’s the thing about plants: They’re gorgeous, they improve just about any space, and in most cases, they’re generally fairly easy to take care of with a little consideration to their needs. Personally, I can’t live without them, and they were some of the first things I bought after relocating to the West Coast recently and settling into a new home. Advertisement But tending to one plant is much easier than, say, 10—approximately the number of plants I’ve acquired over the last couple of weeks—particularly when it comes to making sure they’re all watered on time. And to help me get into a new watering routine with my new green roommates, I opted for an iOS app called Planta , one I’d highly recommend to anyone with more than just a handful of plants in their home. Here’s my problem with the plants I’m currently trying to keep alive: Few of them are the same, meaning they’re all on different watering schedules and need varying degrees of direct or indirect … [Read more...] about This App Is Keeping My Plants Alive, No Thanks to Me
Some people swear by the Aeron . Others sit on balls. And others purposefully destroy themselves on chairs from hell. But one thing is certain: a good, solid office chair is your work-from-home friend. Advertisement That’s what the tCentric Hybrid is: a good, solid office chair. Designed and built in Mississauga, Ontario, these chairs are mostly seen north of the border but have recently been spreading into the United States. The chairs are tanks. The model I tested, a black tCentric Mesh with a headrest, costs $950 and weighs about 50 pounds, all told, with most of the density in the heavily reinforced nylon base. The rest of the package is what you’d expect from a heavy-duty, highly engineered office chair. The entire thing is made of hardened nylon plastic strung with mesh. The back features a prominent, inflatable lumbar support system, and there are three levers including height control and a lock to prevent recline. The armrests can turn 360 degrees … [Read more...] about The tCentric Hybrid Office Chair Is Pricey, Comfy, and Built Like a Tank
Workstations, battlestations, command centers, whatever you want to call them, with so many people stuck indoors while trying to avoid covid-19, home computer setups have recently become an incredibly hot topic. Advertisement If you’re like me, you can’t live without a dual monitor setup, while others are fine with just a laptop, content to work in comfort on a nearby couch or bed. And don’t forget about decor, because sometimes all you need is some good natural light or a happy little desk plant to prevent cabin fever from setting in. But regardless of what your work/play setup looks like, y’all are Gizmodo readers, so we know there are some fun, quirky, and impressive setups out there, so send them and let everyone have a look. And just to get the ball rolling, we’ve included some workstations from Gizmodo staffers too (mine is the one up top). Let us see those battlestations! Save Up to 37% Apple AirPods (2nd … [Read more...] about Open Channel: Show Us Your Work-From-Home Stations