From August 2014 until January 2015, Guardians of the Galaxy was the highest grossing domestic film of 2014. In November 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was released and by late January 2015, it overtook the Marvel film. Then, in December 2014, Warner Bros. opened American Sniper. The first few weekends were above average for limited release numbers but then it opened wide and grossed a staggering $93 million over three days. Since then Clint Eastwood’s film has remained right near the top of the box office every single week. This weekend, it finally surpassed The Hunger Games, making American Sniper the highest grossing domestic film of 2014. Read More »
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There are so many complaints about the Golden Globes and the Oscars each year, I’m surprised there isn’t more love for the MTV Movie Awards. Granted, teens rule the day and while the nominees definitely line up more with the moviegoing populous, the winners generally skew younger. So films like Twilight and The Hunger Games regularly beat geek movies and Oscar contenders.
Case in point, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors and The Fault in Our Stars lead all the nominees with seven each. Guess which one I’m betting wins the most? Still, it’s a fun list of nominations including categories like Best Fight, Best WTF Moment and Best On-Screen Transformation.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12, hosted by Amy Schumer. Below, see the nominations. Read More »
What happens when Bruce Wayne get put into 50 Shades of Grey? Can you get the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape? Is Anthony Mackie actually in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Who makes the costume in Daredevil? How did Miles Teller deal with the science of his Fantastic Four character? Did Margot Robbie audition for Suicide Squad? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Was there a Guardians of the Galaxy reference on the finale of Parks and Recreation? What exactly happened at the end of Agent Carter and how did it tie into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe? Who is Magneto cat? Can you wear the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix on your neck? Want to see a regular trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight and an honest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum? Does the Hot Toys Age of Ultron Hulk toy look good? Which producers are actually controlling Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who is voicing Gamora and Yondu in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series? Does Matthew Vaughn agree with the Kingsman: The Secret Service controversy? Which character is Jay Hernandez playing in Suicide Squad? Will Quicksilver be back in X-Men Apocalypse? Did Kevin Smith enjoy The Marvel Experience? Did someone 3D print their own Ant-Man helmet? Would Katheryn Winnick like to play Captain Marvel? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Disney’s animated interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy is currently casting up. Tuesday, Groot and Rocket were given TV voices. Now Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, has been given life. Former Boy Meets World star Will Friedle will provide the voice for the Earthling who was kidnapped and brought out into space on the 2015 Disney XD show.
Below, read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series and see Friedle’s introduction.
UPDATE: David Sobolov has been announced as Drax as well. Read More »
“I am Groot” might not seem like much of a line, but it’s a big deal coming from the character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Vin Diesel made the most of it in James Gunn’s film, and now another actor is going to play with those three words for the animated Guardians. Kevin Michael Richardson will voice the walking tree alien in the upcoming Disney XD animated series Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Update: Trevor Devall will voice Rocket Raccoon. Read More »
Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.
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Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »