New Trailer: Jack The Giant Killer Slayer

Friday, November 30, 2012

A modern fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer (Hoult) leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess. Jack the Giant Killer Slayer is directed by filmmaker Bryan Singer, of Public Access, The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X-Men, X2, Superman Returns and Valkyrie previously. The script is by Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Dan Studney (Reefer Madness: The Musical). Warner Bros has pushed Jack the Giant Slayer back until March 1st, 2013 next spring

New Kicks: Harris Tweed x Vans Vault Capsule Collection

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This December, Harris Tweed teams up with Vans Vault for a capsule collection built off Cali classics and Scottish styling. Handwoven cloth decorates collaborative makeups of the Old Skool Decon LX, Buffalo Boot LX, and Era 46 LX, capped off with premium Horween leather. Look for these to hit select Vault accounts next month.

New Tech: Lazerwood Industries

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Originally attracted to the keys, Lazerwood Industries has an entire slew of cases for iPhones, Beats By Dre headphones, and even apple TV.


Staying true to the sleek and clean visual style of the iPhone, Lazerwood cases are designed to adhere solidly to the phone and are easily removed without any damage to the phone. Mission Protect from scratches, personalization.

Company Overview:

Lazerwood provides sleek and stylish protection for your iphone4, 4S and 5, "Because we use real wood, the grain patterns will vary, making each skin unique

Staying true to the sleek and clean visual style of the iPhone 4, Lazerwood cases are designed to adhere solidly to the phone, without any damage, and are easily removable. Using the warmth and beauty of real wood veneer, the cases are precision-cut to fit the back and sides of the phone for both protection and help solve those pesky antenna signal issues.

We will periodically feature limited edition Artists Series on our site, so check back often!

Please remember that our products are made by hand from real wood and may have little imperfections. These “imperfections” lend to the character of the product, making each product unique in it’s own way.

Custom Designs Want something no one else has? Send us your design and we’ll create a custom cover for you, only $35. contact us at: custom@lazerwood.com Shouts to www.rottingtv.com on this one.

New Whip: 2013 ELR Electric Car by Cadillac

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Preparations will soon be under way at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday.

The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology,” Reuss said in a keynote address at the SAE Convergence Conference in Detroit. “People will instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its distinctive, signature look and true-to-concept exterior design.”

Production is scheduled to begin in late 2013.

New Video: Lil Wayne feat. Detail - No Worries

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Kicks: Bespoke Nike Air Force 1 “Cristal” by Slovadon

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Nike Air Force 1 is the pinnacle of a classic sneaker. It has lasted through the past 30 years and much of it is due to how friendly the model is to different textures and colorways. For his latest Bespoke, SLOVADON takes the model and creates a Cristal inspired version with the use of gold foil and some burgundy contrast stitching. Taking the inspiration full turn, the tongue is made of cork, as well as the backstay, and chutney laces and mirrored over the chutney and Nike Swoosh. What do you think of the Bespoke Nike Air Force 1 “Cristal” by SLOVADON?

New Gear: The Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Bell & Ross 126 Sport is a 41mm sport chronograph featuring a bi-compax (two sub dial) layout. The main difference between the BR 126 and the BR 126 Sport is the addition of a thin fixed bezel which does give the 126 Sport a more… sporty look. While technically part of Bell & Ross’ “Vintage” line, the 126 Sport doesn’t exhibit any of the usual vintageshorthand we have seen in other watches like faux aged luminous paint, special markings or logos, or the use of retro-style hands/markers. The Bell & Ross 126 Sport carries a retail price of $4500 USD


New Video: 50 Cent feat. Too Short - First Date

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Trailer: Oz The Great and Powerful

Friday, November 16, 2012

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well. Also features the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Dark Man, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell), imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. From a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Disney will be sending us back to Oz on March 8th, 2013 next year. See you then!

New Kicks: Air Jordan 1 White / Black-Red Re-Release

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fans of the Air Jordan 1 are in for a treat in 2013 as Jordan Brand has plans to release the model in its original color blocking. Bold blocks of white rebound against red overlays at the toe and ankle. Black accents deck the Nike Swoosh and laces, providing the optimal hue for the original Air Jordan logo. A favorite of basketball players and skaters alike, look for the Air Jordan 1 White/Black-Red in 2013.

New Article: Rihanna GQ Obsession of the Year 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

At nine fifteen, Rihanna's black Escalade pulls up in front of Emilio's Ballato, Andy Warhol's Nolita Italian restaurant of choice, a circus in tow. Her army of bodyguards surveys the scene. Then one of Rihanna's long legs hits the pavement and it's madness. There are paparazzi everywhere, all at once, perching on bicycles and European motorbikes, firing out of Mercedes-Benz windows and SUV sunroofs, pushing in on every square foot of sidewalk. The cameras strobe around her like a Ferris wheel.

Rihanna glides through the melee and into the foyer, where her signed photograph hangs. She's sporting skintight black jeans, black shades, a black cutoff designer sweatshirt with oversize gold letters. (ORIGINAL, it says.) With her dahlia-shade lips, big anime eyes, and slow-motion strut, she looks like some neo-noir femme fatale en route to her next hit.

"That was intense," I stammer, emerging from the whiteout of flashes and the theatrics of Rihanna arrives at dinner.

"I guess you're used to it by now. But my heart kind of...

"You're never used to it," she says. "It's chaos.”

Robyn Rihanna Fenty rides swells of chaos and controversy and celebrity with the nerve and control of a champion big-wave surfer. When we meet in October, she's on the verge of releasing Unapologetic, her seventh studio album in seven years. (The last six have sold more than a million copies each.) She's been named the most downloaded artist ever, the most popular star on Facebook, the sexiest woman alive; she's reached nearly 3 billion views on YouTube; she's Rihanna Inc., a multimillion-dollar enterprise. She's 24. "Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product, " she says. "I look at me and see art. If I didn't like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery. “

There's a group of goons conspiring in the restaurant's private back room, and Rihanna blows them a kiss. Her publicist and assistant take a table nearby. She sits across from me with the posture of a boarding-school equestrian.

I bring up her body art, and she jokes about almost getting inked on her face the night before. "The tattoo artist said nope, I'm not gonna do it," she says, "because if you're looking at your face, it's right there staring at you." Before the entrées arrive, she's interviewing the interviewer. I'm getting into my recent breakup, the empty space in my closet, and she's saying, very bro-like, "Life can be such a dick sometimes, right?

She sometimes gets grouped with theatrical pop stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj. But those are one-woman masquerade balls, their real selves hidden behind the next costume change. Rihanna, on the other hand, comes off as wild, weird, unfiltered, a little unhinged, which just makes everyone else go all unhinged. Onstage, she'll tap out the beat on her pussy and croon lyrics like Suck my cockiness, lick my persuasion. Online, she'll tweet a chicken-soup Bible passage to her 26 million followers and then an Instagram shot of a stripper's head between her thighs. And there's her tabloid-epic personal life (we'll get to that). She once said she wants to be "the black Madonna." But there's none of the Material Girl's self-conscious Catholic angst here.

"That comes from my culture," she says with her Bajan steel-drum accent. "That's just the way it's always been, and I think that for people, especially in America, they make it like the forbidden fruit, but that only makes kids more curious." When Rihanna was starting out, after being discovered by a vacationing music producer in Barbados, she didn't realize she was doing anything other than what she had grown up doing in the dance halls. "I was a lot more naive about the way I moved and the way I was being perceived. The more you hear people talk about 'Oh, you're a sex symbol,' it just makes you think, 'Why are you saying that?' And I figured it out.”

I ask what turns her on, because I know she'll answer. "I like to feel like a woman," she says. "I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead." Do you ever switch things up? I ask. "I could absolutely be dominant," she answers. "But, in general, I'd rather... How do I say this in like a...non-X-rated version?" Right. Lastly, any boundaries I should know about? "Love makes you go places you probably wouldn't ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits.”

Rihanna's penthouse at the Hotel Gansevoort looks like the cargo hold of the Titanic after hitting the iceberg. Members of her entourage sit on suitcases. Blunts circulate. Highlights from Basketball Wives play on the TV.

Her producer, The-Dream, comes in, wearing gold diamond-studded Jesus doubloons that hang down to his belt, a Rolex on each wrist. A former drum-line player, he wrote Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and Rihanna's megahit "Umbrella." She harmonizes various samples: Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train," Van Morrison's "Gloria," a little Patti Smith. She's infectious. The-Dream beat-boxes, pounding his fist against the door. "I want to make music that's hopeful, uplifting. Nothing corny or supersentimental," she told me.

"I just want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you're going through. I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic, and raw." In a song like "We Found Love," her biggest hit ever, Rihanna combines Lee "Scratch" Perry's lo-fi intonations with dark, almost dystopian lyrics and somehow produces a catchy dance tune. The effect is uncanny, that eeriness to her voice; the hair on the back of your neck stands up, but your body starts moving.

Now she starts riffing on The-Dream's song "Foreplay," half-whispering, half-droning: Bitch, fuck the foreplay, I want it now. We're talking straight sex. It's going down! Her ass gyrates circles into the edge of the hotel room bed, and the blankets come untucked.

The group erupts with laughter, and she chides The-Dream: "You need to write me that shit. No pop shit. None of that lovey-dovey shit.... It's gotta be tweet, retweet, trending topic!

WE all head out to a club in the meatpacking district, Griffin. But by the time we get there, Rihanna's mood has noticeably shifted. She's detached, rocking hypnotically, slow-dancing solo. Then the DJs shout out names of the stars there that night: Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, and Chris Brown. 

The last name reverberates over a clamorous 2 Chainz track. The crowd does a double take, like Chris Brown? Here we go!

In 2009 her former boyfriend beat her up so bad she had to go to the hospital. During an emotional interview with Oprah this summer, she said Chris needed help at the time. The singer's still on probation for bashing her. (She agreed to ease the restraining order in 2011.)

Then there was the brawl back in June involving Brown and rapper Drake, whom she was maybe dating for a bit, at a Manhattan club. Reportedly, Brown had sent the rapper champagne, and Drake returned the gift with a note saying, "I'm fucking the love of your life." Next thing you knew, the place turned into the Greeks versus the Trojans, with her as Helen of Troy. I'd asked her about it at dinner. Her tone turned impenetrable, lawyerly: "There's no proof of that being for my love. That's my answer to that question." Then she immediately turned it back on me:

"You ever have bitches fight over you?

Anyway, it can't be a coincidence, she and Brown being here together. By the morning, the tabloid story of their encounter—the woman who drives men crazy, going back to a man the world thinks is at least a little bit nuts—will be everywhere. But here's what I witness:

Chris Brown brashly stands on top of his bench in the neighboring booth. He and Rihanna start tossing flirtatious glances like kids passing notes in middle-school math class. The smirks and the playfulness continue until they're dancing with each other from afar. Then, out of mock frustration, Brown climbs over the top of the booth. A mischievous tingle of controversy vibrates through the club.

There, in the middle of all the craziness: Rihanna stares straight at me and passes me a spliff. She turns her green-hazel Bambi gaze back to Brown and begins to sway those famous hips from side to side. It's 2 a.m. She looks like she's just getting started.

"This is some movie shit, ladies and gentlemen!" the DJ bellows. "We see you, Chris and Rihanna!

Article via GQ Magazine Jay Bulger is a writer based in New York and the director of Beware of Mr. Baker.

New Gear: The Tsovet SVT-GR44 Limited Edition Watch

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Tsovet SVT-GR44 is limited to 51 units and will come in a wooden display case and include a specially produced book covering the many successes of the Chip Ganassi teams. Sporting a 44mm stainless steel case with a gunmetal finish, the SVT-GR44 is predictably powered by the ETA 7750 offering a maximum 12 hour measure with 30 minute and main seconds resolutions. The dial design is clean and legible with large Hamilton-style numerals and a white-on-red day and date window to match with the red start/pause chronograph pusher.Price $3495.00 (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: Rihanna - Diamonds

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Trailer: World War Z

Friday, November 9, 2012

Paramount has unleashed the first full-length zombie-filled trailer for World War Z, the epic adaptation of the world famous zombie book by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, the UN ambassador who watches as the world crumbles in the chaos known as World War Z, the war of the zombies. This World War Z movie is directed by German filmmaker Marc Forster, of films Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace and Machine Gun Preacher previously. The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, State of Play), revised by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek, Prometheus). It's adapted from Max Brooks' beststelling zombie book World War Z. Paramount is adapting this and preparing Marc Forster's World War Z for a release next summer, starting June 21st, 2013, after being delayed from December of this year.

New Article: 10 Yeezy II Colorways We Wish Would Release / Complex Magazine

Thursday, November 8, 2012

So the alleged third Nike Air Yeezy II colorway got us thinking: If another colorway was to drop, what would we want to see? And once the concepts started flowing, they just kept coming. We stopped at 10, because it was starting to get almost pathological — and we might have just kept going right up to the release of the Yeezy III (shhhhh). So check out 10 Yeezy II Colorways We Wish Would Release and let us know which you like best. Via (Complex Magazine)

1) "Black/Infrared” 

Inspiration: Nike Air Jordan VI "Black/Infrared”

Kanye West wears his VIs an awful lot, so why not combine the Yeezy and the Jumpman?

2) "Agassi”

Inspiration: Nike Air Tech Challenge II "Hot Lava”

Because as Andre himself knew full well, image is everything.

3) Blacked Out 

Inspiration: Air Jordan Retro IV "Black Cat”

Who wouldn't wear an all-black Air Yeezy II every day?

4) "Grapes” 

Inspiration: Nike Air Jordan V "Grape”

To be honest, we have no idea why more Nikes and Jordans don't get the "Grape Ice/New Emerald" treatment. The Yeezy II takes it well.

5) "Volt” 

Inspiration: Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4

Everything else got done up in Volt in 2012, why not the Yeezy?

6) "Cool Grey” 

Inspiration: Air Jordan Retro XI "Cool Grey”

Sure, there was a grey take already, but this more subdued look would get more play from those not overtly trying to stunt.

7) "Infrared” 

Inspiration: Nike Air Max 90 "Infrared”

The mesh-style toebox of the Yeezy II lends itself perfectly to classic running colorups — why not start with the best?

8) "Space Jam”

Inspiration: Air Jordan Retro XI "Space Jam” 

Flip the toebox area to ballistic mesh, drop these on Black Friday, and people will skip Thanksgiving dinner (and the parade, and dinner the night before) to line up.

9) "Net/Net” 

Inspiration: Nike Air Yeezy

An easy tribute to the first Yeezy, this primarily tan colorway transfers quite easily to the sequel.

10) "Red/Black” 

Inspiration: Air Jordan Retro V "Toro Bravo”

It probably wouldn't be all suede, but an all-red Yeezy II (which, if you believe the rumors, may have almost happened) would still be most welcome.