James Gunn Favorite Movies of 2014

While indies like Birdman and Whiplash were being feted this weekend, superhero movies were taking a verbal drubbing. On Saturday, Dan Gilroy blasted the “tsunami of superhero movies” while accepting an Independent Spirit Award for Nightcrawler. One day later, Jack Black ranted about “Superman, Spider-man, Batman, Jediman, Sequelman, Prequelman — formulaic scripts!” in the opening number at the Oscars.

Now one of the people behind those superhero movies is talking back. James Gunn has penned an eloquent defense of films like his own Guardians of the Galaxy, pointing out that superhero filmmakers put just as much “love, care, and thought” into their project as indie and elite filmmakers do. Read the James Gunn superhero movie defense after the jump.  Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story

Don’t start going through old back issues of Guardians of the Galaxy hoping to uncover some details about James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2. In a new interview, the writer/director confirmed the story is totally new and original, and will introduce new characters that are important to both the world of the Guardians as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Plus, in the most exciting bit, when Marvel first heard Gunn’s idea, they said “Whoa, that’s risky.” Read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Ronan

Lee Pace has gone on record saying he’d “love” to reprise the role of Ronan the Accuser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But it doesn’t look like James Gunn will be granting his wish.

The director has confirmed that Pace will not be back for the next Guardians of the Galaxy adventure — though he isn’t ruling out the possibility of his returning in a future film. Read his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Lee Pace comment after the jump.  Read More »

James Gunn's Favorite Movies of 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is one of those filmmakers who puts himself out there and connects with the fans (or just fellow movie geeks). Be it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, Gunn has always been very open about answering questions, sharing behind the scenes photos and even talking about the state of movies in general. Yesterday Gunn took to Facebook to share his favorite movies of 2014. His list, which he clearly states are a list of his personal favorites and not necessarily the best films, contains a span of Hollywood films to low budget independent movies. See the list of James Gunn’s favorite movies of 2014 after the jump.
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A filmmaker would be the first to admit that sometimes, there are leaps of logic in their movies. The main response is, “It’s a movie.” The whole point is to show you things that are impossible and exciting, logic be dammed. But that’s not the place CinemaSins lives in. Their “Everything Wrong With” videos thrive in that space between fun and logic, nitpicking even the most stupid little thing.

This time though, it just so happens their latest video – Guardians of the Galaxy – is timed with the film’s director, totally independently, explaining one of the “sins” of Guardians of the Galaxy. That being the fact Peter Quill’s Walkman and the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 still works after 26 years. Below, see the video and read Gunn’s response – which also includes some clarification of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War quotes. Read More »

James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy

As the holiday season continues, one property that’s sure to be at the top of many lists is Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel Studios movie remains the highest grossing domestic film of the year, spawning a whole new legion of fans for the previously obscure characters. Some may get the Blu-ray, others a poster or action figure, but when you’re the director of the film, your level of gift gets significantly better.

In the last few days, co-writer and director James Gunn has gotten some absolutely amazing Guardians of the Galaxy gifts. A few are from Marvel, others from friends, but it’s proof that several years of non-stop, incredibly hard work does beget some really cool gifts. Check out James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy gifts below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Everyone assums Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is some kind of bridge movie to set up a big crossover in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2. The release date, which comes exactly one year before Infinity War Part I, certainly suggests that, as does the probability of Thanos playing in role in both movies. But writer/director James Gunn wants to be very clear about this. That’s simply not the case. Read Gunn’s Avengers 3 prequel quote below. Read More »

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