It's that wonderful time of the year again, the time for Marvel's summer movie! The latest entry in the MCU is particularly notable, and not just because it stars a talking raccoon and his tree buddy. Guardians of the Galaxy takes the story into deep space for a full-on sci-fi adventure, and because of that, there was a lot of room for James Gunn and his team to pack in some fun, crazy, and flat-out weird cameos and Easter Eggs.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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 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.