man sues date for texting

In the wise words of Shepherd Book in Firefly, “There’s a special level of hell they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.” And what about people who text at the theater? Well, they’ll just get sued by their date for $17.

A lawsuit filed by a 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar in Austin, Texas last Thursday claims that he is owed $17.31, the price of the ticket for a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, by his date, a 35-year-old woman who was allegedly texting during the film.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 spoilers

It’s been almost two weeks since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters, which means the unofficial moratorium on spoilers has lifted, per the rules of the Internet. At least, it seems like James Gunn is okay with talking about them now, after his viral manifesto regarding spoiler culture and his anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Massive spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead. You know the drill.

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Elizabeth Debicki in Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just opened, fans are already looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Details are sparse on the sequel since we’re still three years away from it hitting theaters, but we do know that it will help set up the next 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, thanks to writer/director James Gunn, we have word on a new character from Vol. 2 who will be back for the sequel that is said to conclude the story for this iteration of the team.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Debicki plays Ayesha, the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign who leads a pursuit to track down and destroy the titular crew after Rocket Raccoon steals some of their valuable anulax batteries. It turns out she’ll be back in the next installment of the franchise, and thanks to one of the credits scenes, we probably know what she’ll be up to. Since that delves into spoiler territory, we’ll save that discussion for below…
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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 concept art

Most of the easter eggs in Marvel Studios films are pretty easy for fans to pick out. Whether it’s a shout-out to a location or character featured in the comics on which the movie is based, or maybe just another Stan Lee cameo, it’s normally not long until a video like this one pops up to break down everything fans may have missed during their first theatrical viewing.

But writer/director James Gunn hid one easter egg in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy so well that fans have been searching for it ever since the movie debuted and haven’t been able to pinpoint it. But that may have changed, because a new theory has arisen and considering what we learned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it seems pretty damn plausible.
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guardians of the galaxy 2 ending

Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie ahead. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the movie!

It was a sorrowful ending that reverberated through the galaxy, and cemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a worthy and emotional follow-up to its predecessor.

And the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t — yet — fall into that old Marvel habit of bringing back once-deceased characters and cheapening their sacrifice. But while the loss of a beloved character is hard on the audience, it’s even harder on the director and crew behind the film — so much so that writer/director James Gunn almost didn’t make this the film’s ending. Let’s talk about that ending, and how it came to be.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer breakdown

If there’s one department where Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tops its predecessor, it’s the action. The set pieces are more creative, more propulsive, and often more personal in the sequel. James Gunn‘s superhero pic’s most exciting set piece doesn’t involve crowds running in terror or buildings crumbling; it’s just two sisters, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), going at it and showing little mercy.

Below, hear Gunn provide commentary in a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 scene breakdown.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 credits

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 flirts with self-parody in the home stretch, offering up five post-credits scenes to keep audiences in their seats. But these scenes aren’t lazy or dashed-off – some are funny little beats that tie up lingering threads from the main storyline, others lay the groundwork for future movies, and a few are are deeply nerdy references that exist to make Marvel aficionados cheer in their seats while their normal friends and family stare at them and wonder what the heck is going on.

And whether you understood exactly what was going on during the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 credits or were among those saying “What the heck?”, we’ve got something for you here. We’ve assembled everything you need to know about these scenes, including quotes from writer/director James Gunn and Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige. Let’s dive in.

Major, major spoilers lie ahead, of course.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review

At times, the plot almost feels nonexistent in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Whether during an extended gag, a moment of backstory, or a sincere heart-to-heart, writer-director James Gunn is clearly more invested in character than the sequel’s simple doomsday plot. There’s a looseness, almost a shagginess, to the Marvel sequel that allows the characters to shine brightest in some eye-popping environments.

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james gunn on the set of guardians of the galaxy vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in the US this week, after making it’s international debut last week. I sat down with writer/director James Gunn to talk about the challenges of the sequel, including the incredible one-take opening sequence, how he filmed Kraglin and Rocket in the same scene when they are played by the same actor on set, why he decided to return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, how he got snuck more racey adult jokes into a Disney movie, and how he came up with the ideas for those five scenes.

All this and more, in our James Gunn interview.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 spoilers

Welcome to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where the anticipation is high and the spoilers don’t matter. That is, according to director James Gunn.

The film is still a week out from its U.S. release, but fans are becoming especially defensive against spoilers, which abound thanks to advance screenings and an early premiere in Europe. But Gunn reassures fans that those plot details — which are unavoidable nowadays thanks to the immediacy of social media — won’t ruin their enjoyment of the movie.

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