There aren’t a lot of big, complicated words in Broken Bells’ new track “Leave It Alone,” so it seems odd that the band would release a lyric video for it. Yet the super-group (super-duo?) comprising Danger Mouse/Brian Burton and The Shins’ James Mercer found a way to fill the void—cool CGI-looking giants. Keeping with the geometric theme of the video for their new album’s eponymous track “After the Disco” and the color scheme of the “pseudo video” for “Holding On for Life,” the band’s latest takes stark black-and-white landscapes and makes them pop by using morphing shapes that can look like a Ball of Whacks or just newly-born leviathans. (We should point out that our knowledge of newborn leviathans is spotty at best.) Check it out below.


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death earlier this week left a number of projects hanging in development limbo—not the least of which is Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Producers for that film, however, have found a workaround to the tragedy: digitally recreate Hoffman for his unfilmed scenes.

Prior to his death, Hoffman had finished a vast majority of his scenes for Mockingjay Part 1 as head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, though he still had about a week of work left on Part 2. The studio reportedly entertained replacing Hoffman with another actor, but instead settled on employing CGI to digital recreate Hoffman’s likeness in those scenes. Read more at