Whiplash Squid Spotted Swimming in ‘Marine Snow’

This is a video captured by an unmanned submersible operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration team featuring a whiplash squid swimming in ‘marine snow’ at a depth of around 1,100 meters (3,609-feet, about 7/10ths of a mile). It’s not actually snow though, it’s delicious, nutritious debris making its way to the ocean floor from the surface. Mmmmm! If I was a shrimp I’d be stoked about the all-you-can-eat-buffet raining down on me right now. I’m not a shrimp though. You see the squid’s two long appendages? Well they’re not actually whips, THOSE ARE ITS PENISES. Just kidding, that would be wild though. *spots Mother Nature scribbling ‘whip penises’ in her design notebook* Oh no you don’t! Continue reading

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Now that we’ve said “Hello there” to all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest live-action Star Wars story now streaming on Disney+, we have an even deeper understanding of the former Jedi master during his years in exile on Tatooine. Sure, he was looking after Luke Skywalker and keeping the son of Skywalker out of trouble. But now we know that he also had to fight off Inquisitors, former pupils, and protect Luke’s twin sister, Leia. Prove your strength in the Force and find out how well you know Ben, er, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Continue reading

How to Watch The Forgiven: Is the Drama Mystery in Theaters or Streaming?

The Forgiven is a satirical take on the rich and glamorous, wrapped in the gritty aesthetics of a drama mystery and adapted from the novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne, the film follows a wealthy London couple, David and Jo Henninger (Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain), as their trip to a lavish weekend party goes completely wrong when they are involved in a tragic accident with a local village boy. Continue reading

Clara Sola: How Using Magical Realism Results in a More Personal Story

“God gave her to me like this.” This matter-of-fact utterance, one of many in the evocative new film, Clara Sola, may not seem like a significant moment when extracted from the story. Yet, not only is it significant, but it is also a line that is so bound up in a multiplicity of meaning that it bursts free from the course of the film’s quiet exploration of the self. Having been chosen for Costa Rica’s submission for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Oscars after it was screened at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, it is now getting a release from Oscilloscope Laboratories, it is a vibrant work that firmly plants itself in the details. In doing so, it becomes beautiful yet brutal in a patient and poetic debut feature from writer-director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén. Continue reading