Two Minute Critic

2 Minute Critic : Hanna

Rajo tries to beat the clock but just has too much good stuff to say about Hanna, the awesome new film from director Joe Wright.

How To : Make a two-minute hollandaise sauce

In this tutorial, Mariko shows us how to make a quick Hollandaise sauce. First, take 2 egg yolks and put them into a large mixing bowl. Whisk these while adding 1 lb of melted butter and 2 tbsp brown mustard. Make sure you keep whisking as you add each of the ingredients, or y ...more

How To : Make contemporary installation art

Each & Every One of You (EEOOY) is a mock TV show pilot that teaches ordinary people how to make contemporary installation art. If these words strike fear into your heart or make you cringe with memories of seeing contemporary art and wondering what the hell it was all about, ...more

How To : Make Your Own Dandruff Shampoo

Dandruff -- the embarrassing white flakes that end up like snowfall on your shoulders and clothing. There are plenty of dandruff shampoos on the market to choose from, unfortunately, they are all very expensive. If you have ever wondered what ingredients make them so expensive ...more

How To : Make a proper Mojito

Scouring over the Internet for a Mojito recipe for your next get together? Well look no further! Here is a two minute tutorial on how to make a proper Mojito. Ingredients you will need: rum, limes, sugar, crushed ice, soda water or lemonade, and a handful of fresh mint leaves. ...more

How To : Crack 3D objects in Blender

Learn how to create a crack in a 3D object in two minute or less with this video guide. The technique involves no scripts, just a powerful tool that has been right under your nose for years! Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphic ...more

How To : Adjust a threadless headset on a bicycle

If you hear clicking noises or rattles in your headset when you brake, hit bumps, or steer, you may need to tighten your bike's headset. It only takes a minute or two, and will get rid of the annoying clicks.

How To : Bake a traditional peach cobbler dessert

First of all you shall need ingredients that are one 28-oz can sliced peaches, 1/2 cup brown sugar, dash of salt, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1/4 tsp mace, 1-1/2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cup flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 1-1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup m ...more

How To : Make Taste of Asia's house special lo mein

Chef Jui Chin demonstrates how to make Lo Mein. First, he starts with cut up meat and vegetables: green onions, white onions, shrimp, bean sprouts, julienne cabbage, julienne carrots, and separately he has some julienne sliced pork. You want precooked lo mein noodles or you ca ...more

How To : Pop Delicious Popcorn on the Stove

Remember the oh so delicious buttery popcorn you could only get at the movie theater? You can actually make popcorn that tastes this good right in your own home. All you need are the right ingredients and a little practice. Once you try this delectable snack, you will never ea ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Do exercises to strengthen your core for swimming

The core of your body - your abs, obliques, and the muscle that goes around your midsection like a corset - is what holds your entire body together when you're performing tasks like lifting groceries, doing push ups, and even just sitting at your desk. Strengthen your core wi ...more

How To : View the universe with the Meade ETX-AT Telescope

All you science and astronomy nuts out there, pay attention, this detailed video tutorial series will tell you everything you need to know about using the Meade ETX-AT Series Telescope to ogle the universe. You don’t need to know star charts and celestial coordinates to find ...more

How To : Do the "sixes & sevens" treadmill workout

Follow along as Budd Coates shows us a workout designed to teach us to run faster over tough inclines. The workout is called Sixes and Sevens. -After a 15-20 minute workout on the treadmill increase the incline of the treadmill to 6%. We are going to do this at a Marathon Pace ...more

How To : Solve word problems using proportions

This video shows the method to solve word problems using proportions. In the given problem, we have to find the time taken by a person to type 390 words if the person takes 1 minute to type 30 words. This can be solved using proportions. We take two fractions which are equal. ...more

How To : Organize your home office in 2 hours or less

Tidy desk, tidy mind. In this fifteen-minute housekeeper's how-to, Allison Carter, the Professional Organizer, demonstrates how to make over a messy home office in just two hours. For more information, including step-by-step breakdown of how to tackle the cleaning process, and ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube with ease

Ever hear of a Rubik's Cube, well, did you know that some people can actually solve the mighty puzzle? Yes, that right, they sure can, and so can you... maybe. Check out this video tutorial on how to solve the Rubik's Cube with ease. Solving the cross is an intuitive step, so ...more

How To : Solve a Rubik's Cube faster with F2L techniques

Solve a Rubik's Cube faster with F2L techniques This video is created to improve solve time on the cube. There are two qualities used toward improving solve time. One is physical-lubrication of the cube, quality, speed and finger tricks. The second is mental which includes un ...more

How To : Get Six Pack Abs

The abdominals can be considered one of the best signals of fitness and strength and is one of the most sought-after muscle groups to develop by both men and women. While the abdominals are very desirable, it can be one of the most difficult areas to distinguish and maintain. ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube. Part 1: Intro -- The Relative Cross Part 2: F2L (First Two Laye ...more

How To : Structure your time while taking the PSAT

In this video tutorial, viewers learn about the structure and scoring of the PSAT. The PSAT is basically a shorter version of the SAT. The test lasts for 2 hours and 10 minutes. This test contains 5 sections: two 25-minute critical reading, two 25-minute math and one 30-minute ...more

How To : Unroot an HTC Desire Google Android smartphone

Unrooting your rooted HTC Desire and restoring the factory-default ROM is easy! This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you'd like to unroot your HTC Desire Google Android smartphone or just want to learn how it's done, you're sure to be well served by this two-minute ...more

How To : Unroot an HTC Legend Google Android smartphone

Unrooting your rooted HTC Legend Google Android smartphone is easier than you might think. Whether you'd like to unroot your HTC Legend Google Android smartphone or just want to learn how it's done, you're sure to be well served by this two-minute hacker's how-to. For more in ...more

How To : Cook a whole roasted chicken

Want to roast a whole bird? Well Chef Will is going to guide you through it with little hassle. Making a roasted chicken with the directions from the Two Minute Chefs is very easy. All you will need for the roasted chicken recipe is: a whole chicken, lemon, garlic, olive oil, ...more

How To : Cook prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts

You like prosciutto? You like chicken? well get down on some prosciutto chicken action with Rachel and Chef Will. Watch this cooking how to video as the Two Minute Chefs show you how to cook up this prosciutto chicken recipe. The ingredients you will need for this dish are: ch ...more

How To : Cook a rockin' wasabi risotto recipe and chicken

If risotto is the last item in your pantry you will love this recipe. Watch the Two Minute Chefs as they show you how to make rockin' risotto. The ingredients you need for this recipe are wasabi powder, risotto. Serve the risotto with a lemon grass and garlic chicken dish.

How To : Prepare a cinnamon stick pork loin with couscous

Tired of the same old meal every night? Then add some spice and the new white meat to your menu. Watch as the Two Minute Chefs shows you how to cook up a cinnamon stick pork loin in this cooking how-to video. All the ingredients you need for this pork loin recipe are: Moroccan ...more

How To : Cook a vegan vegetable napoleon

If your friends complain that the only vegan dish you can prepare for them is chips and salsa, then you have to watch this how-to video. In this cooking video lesson our two minute chefs show you how to make a vegan vegetable Napolean. This vegetable Napolean is supper easy to ...more

How To : Create perspective text shadows in Photoshop

In this Two Minute Photoshop Podcast you will learn to create perspective shadows with your text. This effect makes it looks as if there's a bright light source behind your text. You will learn how to use the Transform tool.

How To : Unroot a Samsung Galaxy Google Android smartphone

Rooter's remorse! It's a common affliction. So what do you do when you want to restore your Samsung Galaxy's factory firmware and put your mobile phone back as it was? This video's got the goods. Whether you'd like to unroot your Samsung Galaxy Google Android smartphone or ju ...more

How To : Hack a Wii firmware version 4.2 with Homebrew

Hacking the Wii is a fun, easy, and rewarding process for any of the more geekily-inclined. This two-minute video will walk you through the whole process except for the first bit where you copy the files here to an SD card and insert it into your Wii. This video will get you t ...more

How To : Make a basic lasagna with meat sauce

If you're a mother looking for a slight break from the kitchen and you have a craving for lasagna tonight, then you may want to show your husband this video. A male narrator goes through the steps of how to cook lasagna in a less than two minute instructional video. He starts ...more

How To : Prepare pesto chicken topped with provolone cheese

One of our favorite things about poultry is that it goes so well with many flavors. Spice up that chicken, even if it's the third day in a row. Watch this cooking how-to video as the Two Minute Chefs show you how to make pesto chicken. All the ingredients for this recipe are: ...more

How To : Blanche vegetables like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to blanche vegetables like a chef. Blanching vegetables means that you place the vegetable of your choice in boiling water for a minute or two, then place them directly into ...more

How To : Easily cook vegetables by blanching

The only way to have a perfectly cooked vegetable is by using a simple preparation technique called blanching. Your vegetables will feel tender and crisp, and they'll be maintain their color during the cooking process. Plus, they'll taste better, locking in all of its flavor. ...more

How To : Treat cauliflower ear

Check out this instructional first aid video with Kurt Osiander as he demonstrates how to fix cauliflower ear with some alcohol, a swab and a needle. Watch as Tom gets his ear deflated in just a minute or two. This video is perfect for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu performers. Learn how ...more

How To : Torch fire precious metal clay

People who work in PMC all the time should really have a kiln, but for folks who want to give it a try, the ability of PMC3 to be torch fired is a huge advantage. This video is only a minute or two long, and it's practically a real-time demonstration on how to torch fire Preci ...more

Hardest Feat in Sports : The Science of a Penalty Kick

What's harder than returning Nadal's serve, hitting a Clemens fastball or tossing a Manning bros. level touchdown pass? The scientist prove, no matter how you slice it, saving a penalty kick save in soccer may be the most improbable feat in all of sports. The numbers don't al ...more

How To : Make an Italian wedding cake with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee shows us how to make an easy Italian wedding cake in this video. First, take a box of white cake mix and put it into a mixing bowl with 1 stick of softened butter, 1 1/4 c buttermilk, 1/2 c egg whites, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp almond extract and mix together for a mi ...more

How To : Make French press coffee at home

In this video, the instructor shows how to make French press coffee. Generally, you will want to use 2 tbsp of coffee for every 6 oz of coffee. You will need water that is close to boiling or around 200 degrees. First, pour the hot water over your ground coffee and let it sit ...more

How To : Make sausage stuffed acorn squash

Sonya McDaniel of the Food Corner presents this healthy and delicious recipe for sausage stuffed acorn squash. The ingredients needed are an acorn squash, a prepared package of broccoli and rice mix, sausage, apples, Monterey Jack cheese, and some crushed coriander seed. Firs ...more

How To : Clean a dirty window screen

This video is a tutorial on how to clean a dirty window screen. The man in the video points out that most homeowners will take the screen off the window and spray it with a hose. This leaves the screen still somewhat dirty. To clean it properly, you need a wading pool filled w ...more

How To : Make a fried egg

Over medium heat warm a small amount of oil or butter – perhaps 1 ½ tsp – in a small (8 inch) skillet, or spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Crack an egg into the pan. Cook until the white appears solid (for about 3 to 4 minutes). For basted eggs, put 1 tsp or so of me ...more

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