How a film opens says a lot about its style and tone, and can turn people off or make them sit forward in their seats with curiosity. This week’s big new release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has a hard act to follow; its 2014 predecessor had a memorable opening in which hero Peter Quill/Star-Lord dances through an alien world, blasting “Come and Get Your Love” on his old Walkman. As we wait to see if Vol. 2 lives up to the original, let’s look at 15 of the best opening scenes in movies.
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 26 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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True Grit is poised to cross the $100m mark in the US. While the movie is the Joel and Ethan Coen‘s widest open to date (1100 more screens than their last greatest domestic success, No Country For Old Men) that doesn’t lessen the fact that this is still their biggest domestic gross ever. Celebrate their achievement by checking out the brothers’ list of their favorite Westerns, and then puzzle over comments about making a new shot for shot version of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Read More »