Captain America Is Hunted by SHIELD in This Winter Soldier Deleted Scene

Aug
04

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits Blu-ray/DVD next month, and while it sadly won't feature a new one-shot short film, it does look like a number of juicy deleted scenes will be included. Marvel has released one of those snippets online, showing SHIELD agents on the hunt for a fugitive Cap with some high-tech tracking technology.

Watch Marvel and LEGO's Rocket and Groot Statue Built in This Time-Lapse Video

Aug
04

If you happened to be at the London Guardians of the Galaxy premiere or Comic-Con in San Diego, you probably caught a glimpse at this impressive Groot and Rocket made entirely out of LEGO. If you're wondering just how much effort goes into a statue like this, LEGO has released a time-lapse video of its construction, which featured 80 builders working over 300 hours with almost 30,000 bricks.

"What's the use worrying?": 5 Reasons Why Miyazaki is My Favorite Magical Old Man

Aug
04

With such edifices of imagination like Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Castle in the Sky under his belt, Hayao Miyazaki must seem like some modern-day Willy Wonka. And you know what? He basically is. 

Studio Ghibli's Closing is a Hibernation, Not a Death

Aug
04

It has now been confirmed that Studio Ghibli, probably the most internationally prominent animation studio aside from Disney, will be closing its doors, though perhaps not permanently. Whil the company will continue to maintain its back catalog of works, no new productions will be made unless by freelance. The studio’s last feature film was When Marnie Was There, which released in Japan July 19th but with no current plans for a US distribution. If and when it does premiere stateside, it may be the final work of an illustrious company beloved worldwide.

Sony Planning a Female-Led Comic Book Movie Set in Their Spider-Man Universe

Aug
04

Marvel took a huge gamble and won this past weekend with Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that featured a talking raccoon and his best friend the tree (and those weren't even the craziest bits). However, the studio still seems reluctant to roll the dice on a female-led comic book movie. If they don't move fast, Sony might end up beating them to the punch, as reports indicate that they're planning a Spidey-universe superheroine movie for 2017.

New Music Monday: Spoon, The Rosebuds, Chrome, and More!

Aug
04

Aloha, fair denizen! Do you like new music? Great, you've stumbled into the right hibiscus, the only column on 8CN written by a man who accidentally purchased an autographed copy of Don Ho's Greatest Hits at a thrift store. Each week dozens of new rekkids, compact discuses, and cassettes (yep! they still make 'em) get released, and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Jesse and Justin Moynihan Talk Artistic Advice, Influences, and More via AMA

Aug
03

Jesse and Justin Moynihan are holding an AMA today, here's the juiciest bits: Jesse used to be a towel boy at a gym and his favorite character is Magic Man. Just kidding, there's plenty more: solid gold advice for aspiring artists, the production process of both Adventure Time and Manly, and much more, with the conversation broken down by topic.

The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume VII (Very NSFW, Potentially Offensive Material Ahead)

Aug
03

Regulators! Mount up! Time to continue our quest for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless, most disgusting, mostest worstest album covers of all time. Last time we saw some dead babies, a sawy crotch thing, an alien Cher, and, worst of all, a Ted Nugent. What's in store for this installment? Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Let's get things started with a little Bela Lugosi action.

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FFS, Please Please Don't Call Gamora a Strong Female Character

Aug
01

The strong female character has become a Trojan horse, and Gamora's character in the new sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy sums up why: it's not about being able to throw a punch, that's taking an idiotically literal approach to solving the problem. It's about making a character that makes a strong impression, and next to her fabulously flawed fellow Guardians, Gamora is dull beyond reckoning.

Miss Marvel's Comic-Con Panel? Watch the Phase 1 & 2 Retrospective Online

Aug
01

With Avengers: Age of Ultron on the horizon, Marvel opened their annual Comic-Con panel with a look back on all of their work so far. As a huge fan of Marvel's cinematic projects, this sort of thing is pure brain candy for me, so I am super grateful it's been made available online. If you also missed it last week, check out the Phase 1 & 2 retrospective below.

8 Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Eggs

Aug
01

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'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?

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