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It's been a banner year for Marvel so far, with Guardians of the Galaxy likely set to pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier sometime this week as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Many fans believe this Marvel Phase Two adventure, which expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, is the studio's best offering yet.
Add Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., to the list of fans, with the actor revealing at the Toronto International Film Festival, that he believes Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's best movie yet.
"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it's odd for someone with - on occasion - an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"
Marvel movies rely on their humor, and their cavalier attitude. Man of Steel, as a counterbalance, did not. Star-Lord, Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy hero, cracks jokes. In Christopher Nolan.s world, Bane cracked Batman.s spine. It.s not an easy divide between Marvel and DC movies to say that one side drifts toward light while the other embraces the shadows. Step back and look at the big picture, though, and this appears to be one crucial way to categorize the cinematic universes that are developing on screen between the rival studios. Now, one interesting report says that this is by design. Drew McWeeny at HitFix writes an engaging column about the alleged "No jokes" policy that is in place at Warner Bros. as the studio builds its DC universe off of the success of Zack Snyder.s Man of Steel. This is an important time for »
Marvel's hit Phase Two adventure Guardians of the Galaxy has hit another box office milestone, passing the $500 million mark worldwide less than four weeks after opening in theaters.
Guardians of the Galaxy has earned $255.2 million domestically as of Monday, August 25, which is just behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $259.8 million take as the top domestic total of the year so far. Guardians of the Galaxy has also earned $245.3 million in international territories, although it has yet to open in key markets such as China, Germany, Italy and Japan.
While Guardians of the Galaxy will easily surpass Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the top domestic movie of the year, it still has a long way to go for the worldwide crown. Transformers: Age of Extinction has earned over $1 billion globally, $821.3 million of which has come from international markets.
Marvel has found success on the music charts as well, with »
Following a great weekend at the Us box office, which not only pushed it back to the number one spot but also made it the biggest movie of the summer, Disney announced today that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now crossed $500 million worldwide.
The James Gunn directed space opera has now earned $255.2 million domestically and $245.3 million internationally with the movie yet to be released in several key markets including Germany, Italy, Japan and China, the latter of which has proven to be a huge money maker in 2014.
It’s soundtrack Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has also made it two weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.
Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, »
- Luke Owen
Luke Owen with his top five movies of the summer…
Celebrating 60 years of destruction, the King of the Monsters made his return to the big screen in this American reboot to the classic series. Godzilla saw Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as a husband and wife duo who are trying to reunite after The Big G shows up and starts tearing through cities chasing after alien-like creature M.U.T.O.
Director Gareth Edwards clearly loved the classic Godzilla movies from the character’s 50s and 60s heydays as the movie was a call back to those films. It had a slow, methodical pace and it focused on the human characters and their dramas while Godzilla fought in the background as the ever looming presence and metaphor for nuclear war. Sadly, the movie only takes our fifth spot here as the human element (including »
- Gary Collinson
In honor of #NationalDogDay here's a photo of me and my 2nd favorite dog in the universe. #cosmo… http://t.co/obxxGbf4ZB — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 26, 2014 I'm not sure about you guys, but I was surprised to see Cosmo played by an actual dog (instead of being brought to life through CGI like Rocket Raccoon and Howard the Duck), though it was just a fun cameo. Perhaps we'll see the Soviet pooch make a return - and telepathically talk - in the sequel? Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro, Guardians of the Galaxy is out now! What did you guys think of the movie and Cosmo's cameo? »
"No jokes." Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point. "No jokes." It would seem like a crazy rule to set for an entire series of films. How can you know what the tone is for every story you'll be telling in a series before you've even started telling it? The thing is, DC has taken a few stabs at establishing this larger universe on film, and they've gotten smacked down for everything that hasn't had Batman in it. "Man Of Steel" made money, and I'm certainly not the only person to like the film. I may be one of its more ardent defenders, but I'm not alone. I think you'd have a far harder time finding someone to defend "Green Lantern, »
- Drew McWeeny
Following the sad passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has revealed a new behind the scenes image which offers up a look at a statue of the character – John Hammond – he played in the first two Jurassic Park movies which were helmed by Steven Spielberg.
The legendary actor and director’s health had been failing for a number of years, so a cameo appearance in Jurassic World was always out of the question. It should be very interesting to see how Hammond is referenced in Jurassic World now, especially as the park has reopened and is actually a success now by all accounts.
Based on what we’ve heard so far about Jurassic World, it’s shaping up to be one of 2015′s best movies, and Colin Trevorrow is a promising young filmmaker who looks set to follow up some great lower budget Indies with a »
- Josh Wilding
Who hasn’t done the Als Ice Bucket Challenge at this point? We’ve seen Chris Pratt do it, James Wan just posted his video, R2D2 got hit with a bucket full of ice water, and even my own mother tried to give it a go! But this next one is a particularly cool one, and not just because it continues to help spread awareness about a condition we know so little about. Not only did Henry Cavill and Amy Adams choose to accept the challenge, but they opted to do so in full costume on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I can’t imagine the wardrobe department being too thrilled about having that Superman suit absolutely soaked, but it’s a blast to watch and will likely help the campaign get closer to the $80 million mark – if it hasn’t reached it already. Hit »
- Perri Nemiroff
Last night's 2014 Emmys were jam-packed with Parks and Recreation stars absolutely killin' it. Amy Poehler was the world's funniest woman yet again. Chris Pratt maaay have been hired to French braid hair before the show (he wasn't, but we can dream). And Retta pulled off the mission she set out to accomplish: to get the buffoon seat-filler sitting next to her kicked out. If you're somehow unaware of who Retta is, please see one of the world's favorite Parks and Rec moments below: As you may (or may not) know, when celebs get up to leave their seats at the Emmys, they are replaced by an average Joe so the audience looks crowded and exciting on your television screen. Poor Retta »
Since Jared Leto didn’t walk the red carpet at Monday’s Emmys, another man’s locks had to be an object of obsession. Thank goodness True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga was on hand—and donning some excellent braids. Fukunaga won an award last night for directing the episode “Who Goes There,” but his hair emerged as the most talked about element of his appearance on the broadcast. Has the man bun given way to man braids?
The former has been around for longer than you think—The New York Times had a man bun trend piece back in »
- Esther Zuckerman
"In memoriam," Trevorrow captioned the photo.
Lord Attenborough's career milestones included starring in the classic films The Great Escape, Brighton Rock and Miracle on 34th Street, as well as earning an Academy Award for directing 1982 biopic Gandhi.
The film will be set 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park.
Gallery: Lord Richard Attenborough - Life in Pictures »
Cary Fukunaga Wins Emmy, Earns Twitter Buzz
Fukunaga, 37, directed all eight episodes of HBO’s hit drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but he easily eclipsed the two actors, receiving immediate love from viewers on Twitter for his good looks and daring French braids.
The thirst for Cary Fukunaga is so real and important
— Jett Rink (@jessiekaiser) August 26, 2014
— 7oanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 26, 2014
I am not generally a fan of man-braids, but hello, Cary Fukunaga you make a strong case, sir.
— Una Lamarche (@sassycurmudgeon) August 26, 2014
— Katie Walsh (@katiewalshstx) August 26, 2014
Cary Fukunaga is so. Damn. Fine. »
Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston was one of the actors up for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy before Chris Pratt landed it. But, according to the site This Is Infamous, Huston is now in the running for Doctor Strange.
According to the site, "out of all the properties that have been incorporated into Marvel’s big screen model, Doctor Strange is Feige’s baby, and he is handling this project with care to make sure it is about as close to perfect as possible. As a result, him and director Scott Derrickson have been kicking over a lot of rocks, seeing what they may turn up as they look for the ideal candidate."
They go on to say that the studio is very close to choosing their leading man, and Huston is definitely a great actor to throw in the pool of other actors that have included Jared Leto, »
- Joey Paur
On Sunday, the world learned that Lord Richard Attenborough had passed away at the age of 90, just 5 days before his 91st birthday. While he had many accomplishments as both a director and an actor, some remember him best for his role as John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Paying tribute to the fallen filmmaker, director Colin Trevorrow has unveiled the John Hammond statue that will appear in Jurassic World. Take a look:
In Memoriam. pic.twitter.com/5jL7Sh9Hpr
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 25, 2014
"Dickie Attenborough »
Following yesterday’s news that Richard Attenborough has passed away, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary British actor and filmmaker, who of course portrayed the father of Jurassic Park, John Hammond, in Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie. Here’s a statue of Hammond, which will feature in the upcoming sequel. Take a look…
Jurassic World is written and directed by Colin Treverrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bd Wong (Jurassic Park), Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), and Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black). The film is set for release on June 12th 2015.
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- Gary Collinson
In Memoriam. pic.twitter.com/5jL7Sh9Hpr — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 25, 2014 Lord Richard Attenborough's failing health over the past few years obviously eliminated the possibility of him having some sort of cameo in Jurassic World, but the statue which will be on display in the park feels even more appropriate as a way of paying tribute to him now. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bd Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley, Jurassic World is set to be released on June 12th, 2015. Are you looking forward to the movie? »
There have been no shortage of casting rumors when it comes to Marvel Studios' next big project, the Phase Three adventure Doctor Strange, which already has Scott Derrickson attached to direct from a script by Jon Spaihts. Actors such as Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Joaquin Phoenix and, most recently, Jon Hamm have been mentioned as possible candidates over the past year. But the role has still not been officially cast yet. Today, This Is Infamous reports that Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is the latest candidate.
The site's sources reveal the actor is "definitely in the running," although it isn't known if any of the previously-mentioned actors are still in contention as well. Jack Huston was previously one of the finalists for the Star-Lord role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was eventually won by Chris Pratt.
The actor also falls in line with »
The artist primarily worked on designs for Zoe Saldana's Gamora and Karen Gillan's Nebula, who, as you can see below, look much different in these early drawings than they did in the finished Marvel Phase Two adventure. Take a look at the artwork, then chime in with your thoughts below.
Had the most fun working on #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy My fav was designing Nebula! @KarenGillan2 was badass! #marvelpic.twitter.com/yrjEmnev88
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 8, 2014
Most of my time on @Guardians was spent designing Gamora. Had tons of fun exploring her look #GuardiansOfTheGalaxypic.twitter.com/XSq8kugBJL
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 11, 2014
Here's an early #Gamora design I did for @Guardians Before she had to be green #GuardiansOfTheGalaxypic. »
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy showed off its stamina this weekend, retaking the box office three weeks after its release. Its $17.6 million haul this weekend is comparatively smaller than its $94 million debut, but no less impressive, and brings its domestic total to $251.9 million. It will soon be the top-grossing film this year. Two-time box-office winner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles narrowly edged out the weepy teen drama If I Stay with $16.8 million to its $16.4 million. Let's Be Cops came in at fourth with $11 million, and the high school football drama When the Game Stands Tall rounded out the top five with $9 million. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For bombed with a paltry $6.5 million to come in eighth. But whatever, this weekend proved what we all already knew: This is the summer of Chris Pratt (okay, maybe Groot). »
- E. Alex Jung
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