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James Gunn Responds to Oscar Season Superhero Haters

23 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past Saturday afternoon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy took a few moments out during his Independent Spirit Awards speech after winning his 'Best First Feature' award to rally against Hollywood's glut of superhero movies. This was followed by Jack Black taking a couple of shots below the belt during his big Oscars opening musical number. And others have been equally vocal about the many masked vigilantes with extraordinary powers overtaking the box office in recent years. One person who won't stand for the backlash is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who claims just as much heart goes into making the Marvel movies as any small independent feature. Perhaps even more so.

Gunn, who is in the midst of prepping Guardians of the Galaxy 2, took to his Facebook page to comment on all the superhero movie haters. While he seems okay with Jack Black's jokes, he's not so kind to Dan Gilroy, »

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James Gunn Responds to Oscar Season Superhero Haters

23 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past Saturday afternoon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy took a few moments out during his Independent Spirit Awards speech after winning his 'Best First Feature' award to rally against Hollywood's glut of superhero movies. This was followed by Jack Black taking a couple of shots below the belt during his big Oscars opening musical number. And others have been equally vocal about the many masked vigilantes with extraordinary powers overtaking the box office in recent years. One person who won't stand for the backlash is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who claims just as much heart goes into making the Marvel movies as any small independent feature. Perhaps even more so.

Gunn, who is in the midst of prepping Guardians of the Galaxy 2, took to his Facebook page to comment on all the superhero movie haters. While he seems okay with Jack Black's jokes, he's not so kind to Dan Gilroy, »

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The Guardians Of The Galaxy Michael Rooker Appears At The Academy’s Makeup And Hairstyling Event

22 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar week continued on Saturday with The Academy hosting the artists nominated for the Makeup and Hairstyling award in their ninth annual event spotlighting this category.

The makeup artists and hairstylists nominated for Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians Of The Galaxy joined makeup artist and Academy governor Leonard Engelman as they discussed their work on the three films, and presented photographs and displays including appliances, molds and wigs.

The nominees:

Foxcatcher

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

The event also included a screening of clip reels that the Academy branch members viewed before voting on the three nominated films.

In its 34th year as an Oscar category, this year’s nominated films represented themes from the period, contemporary and futuristic genres.

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy finds space adventurer Peter »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series Adds Gamora, Yondu Voices

19 February 2015 2:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marvel has finalized its lead cast for Disney Xd’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” animated series. Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”) will voice Gamora. James Arnold Taylor (“Star Wars: Clone Wars”) will lend his talents to two characters: the hunter Yondu and the tough dog Cosmo. Yondu was portrayed by “The Walking Dead” actor Michael Rooker in the super blockbuster film. Also read: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series Adds Will Friedle, David Sobolov On Tuesday, Marvel and Disney Channel PR kicked off series’ cast announcements on Twitter by naming Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) as Groot and Trevor Devall (“Eternals”) as Rocket. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' TV Show Casts Gamora and Yondu

19 February 2015 1:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As promised, Marvel and Disney Xd have continued to reveal more cast members for their Guardians of the Galaxy TV series throughout the week, with Vanessa Marshall signing on to voice Gamora and James Arnold Taylor taking on the dual role of both Yondu and Cosmo. In last year's live-action blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora was played by Zoe Saldana, while Michael Rooker played Yondu. They join previously-announced cast members Kevin Michael Richardson (Groot), Trevor Devall (Rocket Raccoon), Will Friedle (Star-Lord) and David Sobolov (Drax the Destroyer).

The series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits - fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The Marvel Animation series is executive produced by Alan Fine (Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man, »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Postmortem: Executive Producer Greg Nicotero Talks Latest Death, Unexpected Returns

8 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” season five, episode nine, titled “What Happened and What’s Going On.”

No one can accuse “The Walking Dead” of holding on to characters too long. It was just two months ago that fans said goodbye to Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) in the midseason finale. In tonight’s midseason premiere, they had to do the same for Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), who joined the show back in season three and leaves behind his sister, Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).

It was a powerful, potentially divisive, installment, and Variety asked executive producer and the episode’s director Greg Nicotero to talk us through the decision to lose Tyreese at this point, what it was like for Coleman on set, working with some very special guest stars and what lies ahead for the survivors after these brutal back-to-back losses.

Why Tyreese and why now? »

- Geoff Berkshire

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“Killer Instinct”: Top Ten Disturbed Deviants in the Movies

8 February 2015 1:49 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cinema deviants can come in all forms or variety. It is just a matter of taking your pick as to what kind of deviant you consider. Perhaps your preference of deviant is of the sexual or molesting persuasion? Or maybe in the arena of hustlers or swindlers or cheaters? Will notorious gangsters and corrupt officials fit the bill for your definition of legitimate deviant sources?

The one type of deviant prototype that no one can question or disregard in terms of an impacting impression is the serial killer…or any killer where the impulse to slaughter is mindless fun or in some cases a perverse release to punish society for their own inner psychological demons and despair.

In “Killer Instinct”: Top Ten Disturbed Deviants in the Movies we will look at the selections of twisted individuals whose overwhelming passion for the pleasure of pain and punishment against their fellow »

- Frank Ochieng

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Story Too Risky for Marvel?

6 February 2015 2:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Writer-director James Gunn recently took a break from working on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to appear on the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, where the filmmaker revealed new details about the highly-anticipated sequel. The filmmaker already confirmed in August that Star-Lord's father, whose identity was left a mystery in Guardians of the Galaxy, will not be the same as the comic books, where J'Son was Peter Quill's dad. During this new interview, James Gunn revealed that the sequel will feature an original story he came up with, that is much different from the comic books and was described as "risky" by Marvel executives.

"It's not really based on anything. The story for Guardians 2 is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting Guardians 1, and it'll answer some of the questions that were put forth »

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Slideshow: ‘The Walking Dead’ Highlights 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

3 February 2015 2:41 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 7 | NextCassandra Peterson Aka ‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.’

Chicago – Last August, the 2014 Wizard World Comic Con came to Chicago, and featured cast members from “The Walking Dead,” among other film and television celebrities. Another edition of the popular convention, called “Fan Fest,” is taking place next month in Chicagoland, March 7th and 8th, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com captured some Exclusive Portraits at the August gathering, which featured four cast members from “The Walking Dead.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

WIZARD1: Cassandra Peterson Aka ‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.’ WIZARD2: Director John Carpenter of ‘Halloween,’ ‘Escape from New York.’ WIZARD3: Michael Jai White of the film ‘Spawn’ and TV’s ‘Arrow. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Wizard World Indianapolis Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1 Features Michael Golden Artwork

2 February 2015 8:59 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Skybound and Wizard World continue to release new editions of The Walking Dead #1 at upcoming conventions. If you’re attending the Wizard World Indianapolis show later this month, you can pick up the issue with new artwork from Michael Golden:

“Indianapolis, February 2, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that “Rogue” co-creator Michael Golden has drawn the fourth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis, February 13-15. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Indianapolis Convention Center only while supplies last. »

- Jonathan James

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1990′s introduced the world to Quentin Tarantino, saw the creation of the Nc-17 rating, and began the slow call toward fully computer animated films. It began the slow (still slow) movement toward a more diverse industry, with the first African-American director earning an Oscar nomination (John Singleton for “Boyz in the Hood”). And the year after one of the greatest years in the history of film, 1995 came plodding along, trying to keep up. So, for the first definitive list of 2015, we are going to look back 20 years at a year that, at first glance, doesn’t look so hot. It’s ripe with flops, but it’s also full of debuts, trailblazing beginnings, and better films than it gets credit for. But, the caveat still stands: this is not a “best of” list. In fact, there are a lot of bad movies on this list. But, they are movies that made a cultural impact, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar nominees roundtable

28 January 2015 1:19 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This year's Oscar nominees for Best Makeup and Hairstyling — "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" — are a typically varied assortment. This is a branch, after all, whose choices often reflect consideration of the work itself above Best Picture-contending frontrunners. Just last year we got nominations for films like "Bad Grandpa" and "The Lone Ranger." This time around, the cream of the crop just happened to come in critically acclaimed films. Beginning with "Foxcatcher," Bill Corso and his co-nominee, Dennis Liddiard, had a gargantuan task ahead of them: transforming well-known comedic actors Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, as well as Mark Ruffalo, into something approaching blue blood John du Pont, wrestling wunderkind Mark Schultz and his ill-fated brother Dave. They split duties, with Liddiard handling Tatum's transformation, Corso working on Carell and the two of them coming to Ruffalo when needed. For both Tatum and Ruffalo, given that they were playing wrestlers, »

- Gerard Kennedy and Kristopher Tapley

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Wizard World Madison Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1 Features Rob Liefeld Artwork

26 January 2015 9:46 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Skybound and Wizard World continue to release new editions of The Walking Dead #1 at upcoming conventions. If you’re attending the Wizard World Madison show early next month, you can pick up the issue with new artwork from Rob Liefeld:

“Madison, Wis., January 22, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that noted creator Rob Liefeld will draw the third in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Madison Comic Con, February 6-8. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Alliant Energy Center only while supplies last. »

- Jonathan James

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Ronan Will Not Return in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'

23 January 2015 9:50 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just because Ronan the Accuser appeared to (Spoiler!!) die at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't mean his soul isn't floating through the cosmos looking for another host body. Just recently, Lee Pace revealed that he'd love to return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, however unlikely that sounded at the time. Now, in a special Q&A with James Gunn for the DVD and Blu-ray release of this Marvel blockbuster, the director does say that Ronan may return...At some point! But it definitely won't be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (unless he's planning a sneaky surprise).

James Gunn broke the news during his Facebook session. You can check out the entire commentary: clickHere. People have really responded to Lee Pace and his character, enough so that two people had to ask the same question.

In his previous interview, Lee Pace proclaimed his love for the Ronan character, »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Originally Planned To Kill Off This Character

23 January 2015 9:01 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

James Gunn has revealed that the original plan for Guardians Of The Galaxy, and it didn't look too pretty for one specific character. Gunn had planned to to kill off Michael Rooker.s Yondu and had even filmed the scene showing the character's demise. But, at the last minute, the director made the decision to cut Yondu's death out of the film. The blockbuster.s writer and director made the revelation during a special Guardians Of The Galaxy Live Commentary/Q&A event that he held on his Facebook page. This was just one of a plethora of revelations that James Gunn made during his vast discussion with the cyber Guardians Of The Galaxy fans who joined in with his viewing. As Guardians Of The Galaxy made its way into its final moments, James Gunn flippantly commented . "In the original script (that I wrote) Rocket had a little bomb in »

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'Mockingjay' Beats 'Guardians' as Biggest Movie of 2014

22 January 2015 11:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »

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'Guardians' Howard the Duck Scene Gets Comic Book Sequel

19 January 2015 12:44 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we won't see Howard the Duck starring in his own movie anytime soon, Marvel has launched a new comic book series revolving around the popular 70s character, who made his infamous return to the big screen in this past summer's blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel has confirmed that Issue #2 will actually serve as a prequel/sequel to the fan-favorite end credits scene which featured Howard hanging out with the Collector.

Eagle-eyed viewers first noticed Howard the Duck as part of the Collector's menagerie early on in Guardians of the Galaxy. The upcoming comic book will reveal how Howard wound up in the Collector's (Benicio Del Toro) clutches. Here is the official synopsis for the story, courtesy of THR:

Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of The Collector! But he's not alone as the very popular Rocket Raccoon is a prisoner as well! »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Goes Platinum

16 January 2015 8:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records' Grammy-nominated "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1" soundtrack has been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A., selling over 1,000,000 copies. The album was one of only two albums released in 2014 to go platinum. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second and third weeks of release, for the weeks ending Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. The album also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in 60 territories.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has earned over $773 million worldwide, including $333 million in North America; it's the #1 film of 2014 at the domestic box office and the #2 film of the year globally. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gets 2 Oscar Nominations

15 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Early this morning, nominations were announced for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 22 at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. While some fans would have liked to see more recognition for Marvel Studios, the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy earned two nominations today for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier also received a Best Visual Effects nomination along with 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Superhero movies don't normally fare well at the Oscars, and it seems that trend is continuing this year. Unless you want to count Birdman, which leads the pack with 9 nominees. But can we really consider it a super hero movie?

Some Oscar prognosticators thought that Guardians of the Galaxy may have had an outside shot at landing a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for James Gunn »

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'Walking Dead' Stars Hershel & Merle -- Forget Zombies ... We're Voodoo Curious Now!

14 January 2015 12:20 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

A magic talisman isn't going to bring Hershel Greene or Merle Dixon back to "The Walking Dead," but that didn't stop them from shopping for some black magic in New Orleans.Former cast members Scott Wilson and Michael Rooker were at the Comic Con event down in Nola last weekend ... and both happened to hit up the famous Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo in the French Quarter. According to our sources, Wilson eyed some »

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