Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
"The Nice Guys" takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
Broken Bells fans, the future is now. True to the futuristic and other-worldly vibe of their current album After the Disco (Columbia), Brian Burton and James Mercer are joining the nascent movement of 3D printing by releasing free blueprints for Broken Bells themed 3D-printed models.
The 3D blueprint files for the two Broken Bells collectibles have been posted HERE. Anyone with access to a 3D printer can download these files and watch the future and present become one on their virtual and physical desktops.
Both models are based on the visual concepts created by artistic director Jacob Escobedo: the familiar pink orb that first appeared on the band’s gold-certified debut album, as well as a figurine of the space girl (played by Kate Mara) from the Broken Bells featurette “After the Disco.” For those without access to a 3D printer, Fast Company is giving away three of these models.
As mentioned, this isn’t the first time Broken Bells have had their hands in making the future a reality. During their recent West Coast tour, the band donated a dollar from every ticket sold to the B612 Foundation which is developing a system to better protect Earth from asteroids while learning more about space. Broken Bells and B612 hosted a rooftop party at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles following the band’s performance on April 15. During the party, Mercer and Burton were joined by astronaut Rusty Schweickart and Dr. Marc Buie who is the mission specialist behind B612’s Sentinel project.
Broken Bells continue this partnership and their tour in support of After the Disco with expanded tour dates recently announced. A full itinerary is below. Keep an eye on www.brokenbells.com for further updates.
2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
06/07/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/12-15/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 06/16/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 06/18/14 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre 06/19/14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion 06/20/14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06/21-22/14 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival 08/01/14 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 08/03/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre 08/04/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre 08/06/14 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall 08/07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
08/08-10/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival 08/10/14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre 08/11/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/03-05/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival