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Archive for February, 2014


The Triple Feature 2.0: Philip Seymour Hoffman and The LEGO Movie recording tonight at 9pm Central

Tom, Joe, and I had a great time with the last Patreon videocast that we decided to do it again for the next one! (They won’t be joining me every time necessarily; but it’s fun to have them.)

While we had a different slate set up (which we’ll get to next time) we all agreed that more timely topics had presented themselves in the last couple of weeks: the tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the release of the universally adored The LEGO Movie, from the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs writer-directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Join us in the Google Hangout on Air at 9pm Central (or thereabouts)! Or if you can’t make it, I’ll post the video (and an audio-only download) to this post as soon as possible. Patreon backers at the $10+ level will get an invite from inside the hangout shortly before we start.

Trailer Watch: Transformers: Age of Extinction Super Bowl spot

Michael Bay’s “less goofy” soft reboot of the Transformers films, Transformers: Age of Extinction, stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver. It opens on June 27.

Trailer Watch: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Super Bowl trailer

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson. It hits theaters on April 4, 2014.

Trailer Watch: What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

As a cartoonist, I’m always interested in explorations of creative people and the creative process. I especially enjoyed It Might Get Loud and if I remember correctly, listed it as my favorite film of 2009 somewhere or another. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music looks like a completely different approach from It Might Get Loud, but it is an upcoming documentary from Red Bull Music and director Ralf Schmerberg (Problema). Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York, the film features Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, James Murphy and more talking about music and life and shit like that.

It looks pretty interesting as a documentary, but another really interesting thing about it is how they’re distributing it: it will be free at on February 18. (via /Film)