Clint Eastwood

Briefly: Warner Bros. just firmly planted their Oscar hopeful on the release schedule. They dated American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, for a limited release on Christmas Day. It’s the real life story of Navy SEAL and marksman Chris Kyle, which Steven Spielberg was once going to direct.

They’ve also shifted the release date of Guy Ritchie‘s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, from January 16, 2015  to August 14, 2015 and moved the Point Break remake up one week to July 31, 2015. Those two dates are interesting, especially based on the huge openings Disney and Paramount had on concurrent weekends in August. You have to think Warner Bros. is hoping for similar success. [Box Office Mojo]

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Guardians of the Galaxy review

I’m still trying to figure out how Guardians of the Galaxy works. It’s a movie set in an unfamiliar universe, it introduces several new characters with diverse backstories on numerous worlds, and features a talking raccoon, a fighting tree, familial death, and multiple villains, all set to seventies and eighties pop music. On paper, there’s no way the movie should work. But not only did writer/director James Gunn find the perfect mix to make it work, Guardians of the Galaxy soars. All of those elements marry each other just right to tell a singular, direct and entertaining story. Along the way there’s room for jaw-dropping and innovative action, beautiful visuals, robust characterizations and more laughs than probably all the other Marvel movies combined. Yes, Marvel has another winner in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read the rest of our Guardians of the Galaxy review below. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr in The Avengers

“Make Mine Marvel” is becoming Hollywood’s mantra. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, the stars of 2013′s two Marvel Studios releases, find themselves in the top five highest earning actors of the past year, according to Forbes Magazine. Downey Jr. is #1, earning a mind-boggling $75 million last year and Hemsworth is #5, earning $37 million. Who rounds out the rest of the top ten? Check out the list below. Read More »

Chris Pratt From Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy definitely looks to be this year’s weirdest mainstream superhero movie, which is really saying something when the others have involved time-traveling mutants and dueling 90-year-old supersoldiers. And we mean that as a sincere compliment.

The latest Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot includes new footage showing off even more of these “criminals, misfits, and thugs,” including Bradley Cooper‘s loud, angry Rocket Raccoon. Watch it after the jump.

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Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in just six weeks, so this is the point where Marvel really has to start the full-court press. The first two trailers, a couple of TV commercials, and those character videos have all started to introduce the strange team of characters. Now a new Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer gives some more detail to that crew: a thief, two thugs, a murderer, and a maniac, as Glenn Close says in this new footage.

(Chris Pratt‘s character ran down the same roster, with one slight difference, in the last trailer. I’ll let you figure out the alteration here.)

This trailer also contains some new Rocket footage, and a good bit of input from Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Read More »

Guardians Galaxy Rocket Groot

This week will bring a slew of Guardians of the Galaxy character posters and Marvel and Disney are starting things off right. The first one features the duo of Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) in full on badass mode. The film, written and directed by James Gunn, opens August 1. Check out the first character poster below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy featurette

Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t really look like anything that’s come before it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s a good thing for those of us eager to see Marvel branch out, but a potential WTF for those who take comfort in Marvel’s reliability and consistency.

So a new Guardians of the Galaxy featurette tries to encourage those in the latter camp to join the former. Producer Kevin Feige and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper promise the film will “blow you away with how unique it is,” while still reassuring viewers that it’s part of the same old MCU. Watch it after the jump.

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Guardians of the Galaxy photos poster

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend, and then all eyes turn to the skies. That’s where James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy takes place: in deep, deep space. There, an Earth-born transplant named Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) will be arrested and meet four other crazy creatures to form a formidable team to fight Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Those allies are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel). And if that plot sounds a little thin, that’s because the film doesn’t open until August 1 and Marvel has been pretty tight lipped about it. We’ll surely learn more soon, though, as it becomes the primary focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A few weeks back, we saw the teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, the character elements from that poster have been uploaded as large, individual images. Each offers a great opportunity to check out the detailed designs of each of the main characters. Check out some Guardians of the Galaxy photos below. Read More »

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