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 »
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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 »
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 »
It was fun while it lasted. But after several months in the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer the top grossing movie of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 overtook the Marvel film Wednesday when it passed the $333.17 million Guardians grossed domestically. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mockingjay Part 1 did this without a bump for 3D ticket prices.
Oddly enough, a similar scenario happened in 2013 when Iron Man 3 was the top grossing film of the year into early 2014 when a November release finally surpassed it. That film was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire so it seems like Marvel and Katinss definitely have a beef. At least later this year, when The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is released, it’ll have to beat more than just Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’ll have Star Wars: The Force Awakens to contend with too. [Box Office Mojo]
How did Howard the Duck end up in the clutches of The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans will find out later this year as Marvel Comics is writing a comic book story as a sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits scene where Howard is revealed as one of The Collector’s prized possessions. Read more about the upcoming Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy comic book story below. Read More »
I was watching Gone Girl for the fourth time and admiring how David Fincher (and his cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth) majestically shot Ben Affleck‘s character Nick Dunne’s cat and I began to wonder about the cat’s true role in the story. The cat is featured too prominently to be just a background prop. What did the cat mean?
As I thought about this I began to realize that there had been a lot of big screen kitties this year. The New York Times notes in their review that “cats are the new dogs,” and judging from the list of animals in this article, they might be right. But as I started to think about it more, it wasn’t just cats but dogs and some actually amazing performances by other animals in this past year of film. So the list of best animal performances of 2014 grew and grew. After the jump you will find my examination of why 2014 was the year of animal movie performances and what it all means. Read More »