Jesse Moynihan's Short Animation "Manly" is Equal Parts Psychedelia, Sentient God-Planets, and Charm

Jul
31

Jesse Moynihan, writer and storyboard artist for Adventure Time, knocks it out of the park with his new animated short"Manly," an intergalactic tragicomedy about murdered gods and an understandably confused girl named Manly. Fantastic animation, irresistable charm, and a lingering sense of epiphany make this an absolute gem from Cartoon Hangover.

The Funk Out of Space: Check Out Our Guardians of the Galaxy Mix!

Jul
31

So Guardians of the Galaxy is opening midnight tonight, and to celebrate the best damn sci fi flick to ever feature irascible raccoons and Parks and Recreation alumni, we've put together a mix of the funkiest and spaciest tunes from the golden age of fun. As far as I'm concerned, today is GotG day, and this is the soundtrack. 

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Remade in LEGO

Jul
31

Guardians of the Galaxy premieres tonight, and if your brain isn't already exploding from excitement, maybe this fan video will help. Someone has remade the first Guardians TV spot entirely in LEGO, and it's pretty spectacular. The only downside to watching this is that you'll likely want to go out and spend $500 on all of the Guardians LEGO sets. They're pretty rad (and very expensive).

Morning 'Toons: Life Is Lugging Around a Backpack Full of Yourself

Jul
31

And if everything you've carried in your head for a dozen or dozens of years was piggybacking on you like a gaudy, Wonka-esque device?

Batman: Assault on Arkham is One Hell of an Entrance for the Suicide Squad [Movie Review]

Jul
30

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about going to Comic Conventions are the premieres of my favorite shows and movies. So for the second year in a row, DC Entertainment has premiered their latest animated feature, Batman: Assault on Arkham, at San Diego Comic-Con. I was lucky enough to snag a seat, but the riddle is, was it worth the wait in line?

Watch Every Samuel L. Jackson Motherf*cker, Every Single One

Jul
30

It had to be done. Someone went and stitched together every single Samuel L. Jackson "motherf*cker" from his entire cinematic career. The video is almost four minutes long. By the time he retires, we might just be able to string together an entire feature film of just Jackson swearing.

These 7 Stars Walked Comic-Con 2014 in Disguise

Jul
30

Every year, hundreds of actors, filmmakers, and other stars and celebs arrive at Comic-Con to promote their work. Like anyone else though, they want to check out the rest of the convention while they're there. Unlike everyone else, they tend to get mobbed by fans as soon as they walk through the door. Because of that, it's become something of a Comic-Con tradition to see stars donning disguises to try to get around unseen.

Game of Beats: Check Out This Game of Thrones EDM Remix

Jul
30

There's no shortage of Game of Thrones theme song remixes out there, but if you're itching for some EDM in your Westeros today, we've got just the fix. MetroGnome's take on the iconic theme manages to blend that familiar tune with some killer beats and dialogue from the show. Just wait till the drop at around a minute in and you'll be hooked.

YouPorn Wasn't Kidding: Finalizing a Deal to Sponsor Esports Team

Jul
30

Earlier this month, streaming porn site YouPorn tweeted that they were thinking about sponsoring an esports team, and wanted to know what the community thought of that. At the time, many assumed it was a joke. Apparently YouPorn was pretty serious though, and not have they considered it, they've already gone ahead and drafted a contract.

Dota 2's The International Tournament Breaks Viewership Records for Valve and ESPN

Jul
30

It's not exactly surprising news, but Valve's big Dota 2 tournament, The International, was a smashing success for everyone involved. The competition, which featured a prize pool of almost $11 million (the largest in esports history by far), attracted over 20 million unique online viewers.

Interstellar's Comic-Con Trailer Arrives, Blows My Mind

Jul
30

When Christopher Nolan made his first ever trip to Comic-Con last week, many were scratching their heads in confusion. Why now, especially considering he's the guy behind not one, but three of the biggest comic book movies of all time? Well, after watching the Interstellar trailer he brought, it makes perfect sense.

Watch Vin Diesel Say 'I Am Groot' in Multiple Languages

Jul
30

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives tomorrow at midnight! My hype levels are maxed out, especially after seeing Vin Diesel's fantastic Groot during the 17 minute pre-screening earlier this month. To promote the upcoming movie, Diesel made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and discussed how he was asked to record his lines in multiple languages; which basically entailed learning how the rest of the world would say, "I am Groot!"

Track of the Day: These-Arent-Tears-It's-Been-Raining-On-My-Face Blues

Jul
30

It hasn't been this easy to love old fashioned, unadorned blues since the Black Keys' heyday: Palace's "Veins" is weeping music for grown-ass men. It's stop-working-and-call-a-buddy-for-a-sad-and-wonderful-drink music. It's the golden glimmer of oldies in a completely relatable modern croon, and it makes the heart slack-jawed and feeble in the best way possible.

Quentin Tarantino Shares His Idea for a Sci-Fi Movie

Jul
30

Quentin Tarantino loves making movies, but one genre he hasn't even considered touching yet is sci-fi. In fact, he's never really approached genre filmmaking, even his Grindhouse entry was fairly grounded in grindhouse-ey sort of way. Luckily for us though, he's has been batting a few ideas around, and we might just end up seeing what Tarantino plus science fiction looks like.

Morning 'Toons: In Which I Say Happy Birthday to 8CN Staff

Jul
30

It's a very special Morning 'Toons, because it's only the third one. And because one of our staff here at 8CN recently got a year older! And I just so happened to find a birthday-themed cartoon, so let us surrender to Internet Fate and deliver this resounding: Happy Birtday.

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