Link Tank: The Best Clint Eastwood Movies, Ranked

Clint Eastwood, Superman, Schindler's List, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Best Clint Eastwood Movies

What do physicists think about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

“In the Marvel Comics multiverse, not all Peter Parkers are the same or even named Peter Parker. In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the newest iteration of the radioactive-spider-fueled tale, various spider-people are brought together by a concept rooted in science but embellished in science fiction: parallel universes. Physicists tell Inverse that Marvel got at least a few things right.”

Read more at Inverse.

Here’s why Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman is still an untouchable classic.

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“It’s had to fathom it now, but there was once a time when Hollywood didn’t give a crap about superheroes. Comics were considered a lowbrow art form, and no one thought that a superhero movie could appeal to anyone who wasn’t a child. That all changed when Richard Donner’s Superman hit theaters on December 15, 1978. The film, which starred a then-unknown Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, went on to be a massive critical and commercial success, earning $300 million worldwide and garnering three Oscar nominations. The film even won a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Here’s a ranking of every Clint Eastwood movie.

“Nobody else has had a career like Clint Eastwood’s, and nobody else ever will. The 88-year-old, San Francisco-born Oscar winner has one of the longest-running success stories in Hollywood, and he’s still going strong. Once a lumberjack and steel mill worker, Eastwood went on to direct 37 films in a 47-year span, not to mention having over 70 acting roles — including iconic characters in some of the most famous action and Western films of all time. As an actor and director, he has been a singular presence and voice in cinema for more than half a century.”

Read more at Thrillist.

A robot tasked with delivery burst into flames.

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“On Friday, it’s likely someone in Berkeley, California did not get their food order delivered on time because the robot tasked with the delivery burst into flames. As The Daily Californian reports, the robot is one of KiwiBot’s 100+ robots tasked with making food deliveries faster than a human courier can. However, as the video below shows, something went very wrong inside this particular model and the result was a raging fire.”

Read more at PCMag.

Here are the best viral moments of 2018.

“The term “viral video” is something most people over the age of 15 avoid studiously, but it can be hard to escape some of the most noteworthy examples. While they start on Facebook or YouTube, viral videos affect all of us. Some of the videos get discussed on national radio or newspapers, or are cumulations of years of pent-up feelings and ideas. In a way, doesn’t that make them an important part of who we are in 2018?”

Read more at Alphr.

Stephen Curry interviewed astronaut Scott Kelly after endorsing moon-landing conspiracy.

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“Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is backpedaling from his quip last week on the Winging Itpodcast endorsing a classic conspiracy theory: that NASA’s six-manned landings on the moon from 1969-1972 somehow didn’t occur.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here are twenty-five interesting facts about Schindler’s List.

“In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List brought to the screen a story that had gone untold since the tragic events of the Holocaust. Oskar Schindler, a Nazi party member, used his pull within the party to save the lives of more than 1000 Jewish individuals by recruiting them to work in his Polish factory. Here are some facts about Spielberg’s groundbreaking film on its 25th anniversary.”

Read more at Mental Floss.