Archie Takes a Bullet for a Gay Veteran

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In the latest issue of Life With Archie, Archie Andrews dies when he steps in front of a bullet intended for his best friend Kevin Keller, the gay veteran and gun control advocated who’s launched a political career after his husband is the victim of a mall shooting.

Let’s pause a moment to let everyone who hasn’t seen an Archie comic since the 1970s to catch their breath. +Continue Reading

Review: 808 Hex SL Speaker

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The 808 Hex SL Bluetooth speaker has many things going for it, starting with the fact that it’s made of metal instead of plastic. Its tube design and the directional cone that’s visible through a honeycomb grille is sure to provoke conversation when you pull it out of your bag. +Continue Reading

Creating Digital Leads in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters this weekend. Both this sequel and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot that preceded it manage to pay tribute to the original series while at the same time abandoning the prosthetic makeup effects that were one of those movies’ most beloved and defining features. The apes in the new movies are some of Hollywood’s most impressive digital creations to date. +Continue Reading

Check Out the First Trailer for ‘Unbroken’

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Louis Zamperini passed away since we first wrote about Unbroken, the upcoming movie about his life scheduled to debut in theaters this Christmas. Zamperini got a lot of personal attention from director Angelina Jolie, but he’s going to miss out on the acclaim he deserved on the film’s release and his role as grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade. The first trailer for the movie has debuted online. +Continue Reading

Did DeAngelo Williams Really Salute the Troops?

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams caused quite a stir on Facebook Monday when he posted the above photo to his timeline.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Williams immediately got some negative feedback from the FB haters (“u seem to like being showy about it too”) but most followers applauded the gesture (“all I got to say is mad respect. Thanks for the support to vets”).

Then a few observers looked closely at the photograph. +Continue Reading

‘Oops? What the F*@! You Mean Oops?’ Top Drone Pilot Quotes

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Drone operators are in a unique position on the battlefield. They’re not physically present, but the UAVs they control are. Anyone who’s seen combat knows the type of chatter that comes with a firefight, but few know the unique, frustrated grunts of drone operators. Thanks to the Washington Post and a few captured lines from ground control station audio recordings, now we get the chance. +Continue Reading

Continue Your Soccer Education With ‘The Class of ‘92’

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If you’ve been caught up in World Cup fever over the last few weeks and want some more soccer in your life, The Class of ’92 documentary comes out on DVD this week as a Walmart exclusive. The film documents the raging success of a group of six young players who joined the Manchester United club in the English Premier League in the early 1990s. +Continue Reading

‘Homeland’ Inspiration: ‘Prisoners of War’

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Prisoners of War is the Israeli television series that’s the basis for Homeland. The first season is out this week on DVD. +Continue Reading

Weather a Crisis With the 10-in-1 Survival Sidekick

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The Champ Survival Sidekick 10-in-1 Multi-Tool looks like a flashlight but it aims to do so much more. This $49.99 device wants to be there for you when you need to get bailed out of a car wreck during a hurricane in the middle of the night. +Continue Reading

On the Set With ‘Fury’

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Fury, scheduled for release on November 14, is writer/director David Ayer’s new movie about a U.S. Sherman tank mission behind German lines in April 1945. Brad Pitt plays the tank commander Wardaddy and Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal play the other men in the tank’s crew.

I visited the set of Fury last November at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire about an hour outside of London. The disused (we were in Britain, that’s what they call it) airfield was built during WWII and the British countryside was standing in for Germany.

On the day we visited, Ayer was filming a tank battle. The actors weren’t on set, but we got a chance to talk with a lot of the crew and the military support team, all of whom were determined to bring an unprecedented level of authenticity to this portrayal of WWII. +Continue Reading