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If iPhone's Siri gets a little too snarky for you sometimes, you're in luck: Groot is ready to chatbot it up with you. Actually, the Guardians of the Galaxy tree-like hero isn't a fan of using too many words, but he does reply to texts promptly! So if your phone is ever feeling lonely, just text (866) 740-4531, and this charming extraterrestrial will reply unfailingly, "I am Groot." According to TechCrunch, Twilio developer Ricky Robinett created the SMS chatbot as a gag. And while Groot's auto-texted replies aren't actually affiliated with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, the film's director James Gunn is seemingly a fan. A lot of people are enamored with the character, »
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Guardians of the Galaxy Director Surprises Fans!
James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy) and his brother Sean (who played a couple roles in the film) surprised Marvel cosplayers at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Avengers comic book artist George Perez also showed up to hang with fans.
- Justin Vactor
If the continued success of Guardians of the Galaxy is any indication, audiences really only want to know more and more about the Marvel film, and the good news is that writer/director James Gunn is around to deliver. He has been sharing behind-the-scenes info and photos from his movie for months now, and this week it seems he.s hit a theme of .deleted scenes. Yesterday we learned about a musical sequence that had to get the axe, and today we have a new story about a little extra pelvic sorcery the movie almost included. The story begins with this photo of a beautiful woman that Gunn posted on his Instagram page: This beautiful blue actress/model is Simara Dixon, who was originally going to be featured early in Guardians of the Galaxy when Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Rocket and Groot »
We’re accustomed to thinking that any given sci-fi film is going to be mostly CG, perhaps thanks to the legacy left by the Star Wars prequels and many films that followed. But some still use a great deal of practical makeup and effects work. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is one good example. The […]
The post Votd: The Awesome Practical Effects of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
We're about to head into Oscar movie season, and with eight months of movies behind us, it's time to take stock. Here are the best reviewed movies of the year so far, according to Vulture's movie critics David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri. Big-Budget Extravagances Dawn of the Planet of the Apes “The latest Apes picture, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is an excellent interspecies bromance between an ape and a man who’d like to live in peace but are surrounded by warmongering assholes.” Guardians of the Galaxy "Director James Gunn ... has a rare talent, one that George Lucas also had but few filmmakers working in this genre do: He can effortlessly cut between evocative worlds we’ve never seen before without losing sight of the action and the pace of his narrative."Edge of Tomorrow“The twisty, entertaining Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow is Groundhog Day »
- Vulture Editors
One of the more densely layered visual sequences in Guardians of the Galaxy comes when Star Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Rocket visit Benicio Del Toro's character The Collector during their sojourn to Knowhere. His collection is filled to the brim with so many easter eggs and callbacks to the Marvel universe (not to mention one of director James Gunn's prior films, Slither) you need several viewings to process all of it. If you've seen the end credits tag you'll know that The Collector even has a prized (if marginalized) Marvel character in his possession. But of course the aesthetic choices you see in the film didn't just arrive in their current form. A considerable amount of work was done testing different concepts and looks - some of them departing radically from the finished design - before the creative team settled on the environment you see onscreen in the film. »
- Evan Dickson
What you see here are some early concept designs for the Collector's museum in James Gunn's and Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. There were a lot of cool little easter eggs hidden in this museum, many of them pointed out in a video that you can watch here. These illustrations give us a better idea of the scope of the museum. The art was created by Richard Anderson (via: Cbm), and it's always interesting to see the art that led to the final designs used in the film.
- Joey Paur
James Spader plays Ultron in the second instalment of the hit franchise, who is hell-bent on human extinction.
"When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping programme, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
"As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Everything we know so far about Avengers: Age of Ultron
Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers will meet, »
Director James Gunn is still enjoying the success of this year’s biggest domestic earner Guardians Of The Galaxy; if you’re a follower of his on Instagram or Twitter then you see how much fun he’s having with all the success. The movie is still playing strong so if you haven’t had a chance to see it (really?) you should check it out. That being said, if you’re waiting for a kick-ass home viewing experience then I’m sure you »
- Graham McMorrow
Apparently James Gunn loves dancing. At the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord busts out some cool dance moves while he's looking for that orb of death. At the end of the film we got to see Groot do a little movin' and goovin'. It turns out there was another dancing scene shot for the movie that never made the final cut.
Gunn posted a photo on Instagram of the prison guard that took Star-Lord's walkman after he's thrown into prison. The character was played by Spencer Wilding, and he eventually gives into the musical awesomeness in the film and dances through the prison.
First of all, Gunn explains the photo above and the why Wilding is holding a container of Play-Doh.
"Here’s me and the actor Spencer Wilding who played the Mean Guard who jabs Quill in the prison with the electrical staff and gets his comeuppance »
- Joey Paur
If you're like me, you've spent the last month-and-a-half continually jamming out to the sounds of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. The music selection featured in the movie is easily one of the most entertaining and enjoyable aspects of the film, and movie-goers will spend years remembering the time they first watched Peter Quill slide across Morag listening to "Come and Get Your Love" or sing "Ooh Child" in the third act. But did you know that there was originally going to be an additional music sequence that wound up getting cut from the film? While I imagine some of you are still wondering what happened to the inclusion of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" in Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has reveled on his Instagram account that the film was originally going to include a scene featuring "Magic," the 1974 track by the Scottish »
This is just kind of a fun story that serves as a nice part of the ongoing victory lap for director James Gunn's summer smash Guardians of the Galaxy. Earlier in the year box-office pundits were predicting the film could range from a middling performance to an outright disastrous one. It's nice to see quality win out (not only is it my favorite Marvel movie, it's one of my favorite films of the year) in a big way, since the movie is now the only film released in the calendar year to cross the $300 Million mark domestically. If you haven't seen the movie yet, it's obviously holding on quite strongly and should still definitely be in a theater near you. If you have seen it, hit the jump for details on a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene. Gunn recently outlined a fun sequence that had to be cut for time. »
- Evan Dickson
Once labelled as a creative risk across the board, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has stolen the hearts of Marvel fans all the while taking up residence at the Us box office — recently coasting past the $300 million mark.
With a colourful cast of characters, smart writing and a classic soundtrack to boot, the film was truly more than the sum of its parts and is held up by many as the studio’s best feature to date. So, with Star Lord and co. remaining on the lips of moviegoers worldwide, Gunn has taken to Instagram to reveal a behind-the-scenes photo and a second deleted scene.
Essentially, the clip — which unfortunately remained on the cutting room floor — saw the prison guard who was so fond of Peter Quill’s walkman dancing to some good ol’ 70s rock.
“Spencer [Wilding] got the Play-Doh for a scene where he danced through the »
- Michael Briers
The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a »
- Michael Haffner
Guardians of the Galaxy already involves more dancing to classic rock than all of the other Marvel movies combined. However, it seems there was yet another musical moment that wound up on the cutting room floor. Director James Gunn spilled the details on a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene showing a prison guard (played […]
- Angie Han
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Bungie released their latest video game last week: Destiny. Gamers of all ages have been buying the game, tweeting about it, posting images and their praise. In fact, it sounds a lot like what happened six weeks ago when James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy […]
The post Votd: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Opening Recreated in ‘Destiny’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
While watching James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, it's totally okay to occasionally forget that Rocket is a CGI character. I mean, who could blame you? His wit and personality are at least a little distracting, but, more importantly, he is beautifully digitally rendered and looks 100% real despite being an impossible creature. But what if Marvel Studios had decided to go a different route with their representation of the furry comic book character? What if they had decided to go in a more robotic direction? With that idea, I present you with the video you see above. If I'm understanding the translation of the Japanese YouTube description properly, this robot was in part created by a man named Okuyama Tetsushi, and, as you can see, it's most impressive (and terrifying) feature is the fact that the face is full of expression and actually looks like it is talking while »
This weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy opened in Japan with $2.1 million. That may not sound like a lot, but that number means that it had a higher opening than both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World! After finishing in third place this weekend with $8 million in North America, the Marvel Studios movie now has a worldwide total of $612 million. Analysts believe that it will have no problem passing the $700 million mark following its opening in China next month, though whether it will beat The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($708 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714 million) remains to be seen. It's definitely possible! Talking of Japan, a new poster - which reuses some familiar images - has been released along with a video of a bizarre animatronic Rocket answering questions. It's a creation which even director James Gunn admits "freaks me out". How »
It took an eyebrow raising nine months, but Hollywood finally has its first $300 million grosser of 2014. Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" crossed the magic mark on Saturday and ended the weekend with an estimated $305.9 million. The James Gunn action adventure had already surpassed another Marvel flick, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," to become the no. 1 movie of the year (so far) on August 28. Budgeted at a reported $170 million, "Guardians" has been a huge success for Marvel and Disney pulling in over $611 million worldwide. It now ranks as the fifth highest grossing Marvel Studios movie ever after "The Avengers" and all three "Iron Man" films. If Disney can hold onto theaters it has an excellent chance at surpassing "Iron Man 2's" $312.4 million for no. 4. Earning raves from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., and even Al Pacino, "Guardians'" success has been an anomaly in what has been a »
- Gregory Ellwood
Filmmaker James Gunn has revealed details of another deleted scene from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," and one which we'll see on the Blu-ray disc release. Remember that guard that took Peter Quill's Walk-man? Turns out he had a bit more on screen time.
Here's Gunn's explanation of the scene in a new post on his Instagram account:
"Here's me and the actor Spencer Wilding who played the Mean Guard who jabs Quill in the prison with the electrical staff and gets his comeuppance to Escape (the Piña Colada Song).
He also has a little container of Play-Doh. Why Play-Doh? Because I would keep a pile of little Play-Doh containers onset and if someone did an especially amazing job that day - whether it was an actor, a grip, a stunt man, or a Pa - they'd get a canister of Play-Doh. I probably only gave about 40 containers out over »
- Garth Franklin
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