Actor Michael Peña Talks Disaster Epic 'Moonfall'

Actor Michael Peña has been making moviegoers laugh and cry for two decades. In the disaster epic Moonfall, he’s adding yet another skill to his repertoire—saving the Earth. We sat down with the actor to get to know him better—but first, the basics:

  • Tastiest Chicago restaurant? Taquerias Atotonilco
  • Biggest vice? Too much coffee
  • Best Jack Ryan movie? Clear and Present Danger with Harrison Ford
  • Favorite travel destination? London

Men’s Journal: What’s it like making a movie about Earth’s destruction with Roland “Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012” Emmerich?

Michael Peña: I loved all those movies—plus Stargate. I remember watching it as a teenager and seeing a Latin actor in it named Alexis Cruz, and thinking it would be a dream to be in one of [Emmerich’s] movies. It was crazy doing Moonfall, I never knew what to expect. People are gonna have … Read more

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Best Hockey Gear to Level Up Your Game

Taking to the ice each season means reevaluating what’s in your gear bag and investing in the best new hockey gear. Usually all your dated EQ is fine—those old Bauer skates from high school still track well, your gloves may have seen lots of wear and are starting to fray but they fit so well, or sentiment (and superstition) are keeping your from tossing that stinky old helmet. But whether you’re a bender or a beautician on the ice, you can always stand to pick up some new weapons.

So this season, update your hockey bag with the cutting-edge gear presented here. It’s a rundown of the latest and greatest products from some of hockey’s most respected names, and are all worth consideration to add to your bag of on-ice tricks.

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1. CCM Super Tacks X Helmet

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Cozy Winter Essentials to Bring Hygge Home

Half the fun of getting out and enjoying winter activities is the pleasure of coming back to a warm, inviting shelter that protects you from the cold. To that effect, the Danish, who live in a climate that’s damp and chilly for most of the year, have coined the term “hygge” (pronounced hoo-guh), which simply means “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” To lean all the way in, you need a bevy of cozy winter essentials.

Examples of this cozy approach to life during the cold seasons include materials like wool, shearling, wood, ceramics, and stone, while items like handmade mugs, soft knits, natural blankets, slip-on shoes, and vessels for making warm beverages are cornerstones of the Scandinavian way of life. We’ve assembled a few hygge-focused cozy winter essentials that can help make the conclusion of your wintertime adventures a warm … Read more

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A Eulogy to Photographer Peter Beard: Tracking Elephants in Kenya

The first morning on safari, our small expedition treks 10 miles along a creek, across Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. First managed in the 1920s as an immense, colonial ranch, Lewa was converted in the 1960s to a refuge for the last remaining rhinos of Northern Kenya. When cattle moved out, wildlife thrived. Now thick with elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards, it’s a gateway to one of the last true stretches of accessible wilderness left in Kenya.

Our ultimate goal is elephant habitat, but this early on we’re content to pass dazzles of Grévy’s zebra mixed in with reticulated giraffes and bachelor groups of Thomson’s gazelle. Lesser kudus scale cliff embankments above us. We’re enthralled by the tranquility of walking in nature, constantly scanning for Cape buffalo that could burst from thickets with a snorting charge, or for aggressive black rhinos shading under trees.

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Best Irish Coffee Recipes That Reinvent the Classic

The best Irish coffee recipes can be as simple as putting a splash of Irish whiskey into a flask of hot coffee and calling it a day. Or, it can be a labor of love in which you craft your own spiced syrup or concoct a homemade whipped cream. (Go on, show off.)

While it’s got a lot of room for creativity, an Irish coffee is traditionally stirred with sugar, then gets a collar of cold whipped cream. The type of coffee you use, how you brew it, and the sweeteners you add can all lead to new spins on this classic coffee cocktail that’s believed to have been invented in the 1950s for tired passengers stuck at an Irish airport restaurant.

Buzzy and boozy, these five Irish coffee recipes follow their own set of rules.

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Best New Movies of 2022

It’s going to be a big year for movies. From action films to superhero flicks, dramatic thrillers and comedies, the best new movies of 2022 have something for everyone coming to theaters or streaming at home.

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Stars like Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt all have highly anticipated movies coming this year among plenty others you won’t want to miss.

Here are the best movies of 2022 we can’t wait to see.

1. The Batman

  • Director: Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes)
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell
  • Release Date: March 4, 2022

What It’s About: Following Ben Affleck’s run as Batman, director Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson are taking the character in a new direction, focusing on Bruce Wayne/Batman’s … Read more

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A Mysterious Photo Album Fuels C.J. Box’s Latest Novel

Since 2001, C.J. Box has put out a thriller about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett every year. Then he started a second series with his Cassie Dewell books. With March’s Shadows Reel (which includes a subplot based on a real-life WWII German photo album found in a Wyoming library) marking the 22nd Pickett novel and a new Pickett TV adaptation coming on Spectrum, the Cowboy State native is bigger than ever.

Men’s Journal: Why so long to make a Joe Pickett series?

C.J. Box: The very first novel was optioned for a movie, so this has been going on and on for years with people who had their own ideas about how Joe Pickett should be portrayed. This is the first time I felt like they got it. They’re gonna go every novelist’s dream: book by book.

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Daniel Ricciardo on the Latest Installment of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’

For most of his career, eight-time Formula 1 winner Daniel Ricciardo was a bit of a dark horse for all but the most passionate Formula 1 devotees. But as one of the central figures in Netflix’s Drive to Survive documentary series, his happy-go-lucky persona has charmed a wider audience and a multitude of new fans around the globe.

We caught up with the Aussie at the beginning of F1 testing in Spain to talk about this year’s season, the elevation of his celebrity, and his dream on-track battle.

Men’s Journal: What are your expectations for the 2022 season?

Daniel Ricciardo: I’m hopeful we can obviously be competitive, podium, try to win a few races, but we haven’t seen these rule changes in such a long time that we don’t really know what to expect. I really hope the field bunches up, like from first to last there’s only a … Read more

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2023 Acura Integra Reveal

In 1986, a legend was born: Acura, the high-end car brand attached to Honda, launched in the U.S., and among its lineup was a sporty compact called the Integra. Over a U.S. production run that stretched from the mid-’80s until 2006, the Integra established itself as an auto enthusiast icon thanks to its impressive blend of performance and a premium feel (while still remaining somewhat affordable). Now, the beloved model is returning to the States: Today, the 2023 Acura Integra was officially revealed. With a sticker price starting around $30,000 and a drivetrain shared with its high-performance cousin, the Honda Civic Si, the new Integra is designed to fill big shoes.

“The 2023 Acura Integra is serving the same role in the lineup as the original model that helped launch the brand three decades ago by bringing in the next generation of driving enthusiast,” Emile Korkor, Acura’s assistant vice president … Read more

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Volkswagen Reveals ID.Buzz: Retro-Style Electric Van

It’s been a long time since the iconic VW Bus was ever-present on U.S. roads, but a first look at that beloved vehicle’s descendent might signal a renaissance for Volkswagen vans. The new photos of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz show a modern all-electric version of the old Microbus. And make no mistake, this is a comparison encouraged by the folks at Volkswagen. While the vehicle is brand new, VW hopes it will take you down memory lane just as well as it does the highway.

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The new images show the European short-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz built on VW’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform. The low profile of the MEB platform allows for more usable interior space while also meeting impact safety standards. There isn’t an official power output number yet, but the vehicle is expected to have at least 295-hp with a 250-mile range, according to Car … Read more

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Burton c/o Virgil Abloh Snowboard Collection Up for Auction March 15

Snowboarding fanatics and fans of the late artist and designer Virgil Abloh will have a chance to grab a bit of Burton history when the brand puts 10 exclusive Manifesto boards created with Abloh up for auction March 15. The second collaboration between the two industry heavyweights, this one was in the works for two years before Abloh, the former artistic director of Louis Vuitton and founder of fashion house Off-White, passed in November  2021 of cancer, age 41.

The 10 limited-edition boards will be available via 48-hour digital auction at pmfbrtn.givesmart.com starting at 12pm ET on March 15, with a starting bid of $1,977—a nod to 1977, the year Burton was founded. The Manifesto board is an all-mountain ride with a directional shape that increases stability and float, and an extra-wide platform from tip to tail. A directional camber under both feet lends stability through turns and variable conditions, … Read more

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Best Bock Beers to Drink Now

When spring hits, we reacquaint ourselves with old friends like IPAs, pale ales, wheat beers, pilsners, and lagers. But there’s one type that’s more synonymous with spring than the rest: bock beers.

This traditional German beer is a malty, bottom-fermented style originally brewed by monks in the winter, bottled aged, then imbibed in spring while they fasted for lent.

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Nowadays most people don’t drink beer in place of food (and many bock beers are brewed throughout the year), but it remains a springtime favorite with many brands releasing seasonal bocks in February and March.

You might be wondering why your favorite bock beer is adorned with a picture of a goat. Well, that’s because of dialectical error hundreds of years ago. As long ago … Read more

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16 Best Men’s Moisturizers for Dry Skin

This article was published in partnership with Blu Atlas.

Let’s face it: Nobody likes dry skin. While it might seem like a mild complaint, dry skin can quickly become unsightly, itchy, scaly and downright painful. When left untreated, dry skin can lead to complications, from signs of premature aging to dangerous infections.

But don’t panic—dry skin is an easily preventable condition. Using a good daily moisturizer is a sure way to protect yourself from any skin scars, while restoring hydration where you need it most. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can be well on your way toward smoother, healthier skin.

So, where should you begin? We have searched far and wide to compile this list of 16 best men’s moisturizers for dry skin. From lotions that visibly reverse the effects of aging to those that combine hydration with SPF protection, we have an option available for everyone. … Read more

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