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'Guardians 2' Codename Is 'Guardians 3000', What Does It Mean?

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has a production codename. As revealed by Production Weekly, it is Guardians 3000. While it isn't know if this will remain as the official title of the movie, it certainly has kicked up a lot of speculation amongst fans. What could the title possibly mean, and who is it in reference too?

It turns out that the title Guardians 3000 is quite relevant to the Marvel comic books upon which Guardians of the Galaxy is based. While it connects to the ongoing mythos, there's also the fact that Marvel currently has a standalone Guardians 3000 comic book series separate from their main Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. It showcases the 'original' members of the interstellar superheroes. Does this mean we might see anyone from Adam Warlock, Galactus, Nova, Odin, Quasar, Rick Jones, the Silver Surfer and/or The Watcher in the sequel? We have no idea, but anything is possible! »

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Round-Up: Star Wars Battlefront Trailer, Wizard World Minneapolis Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, Archie vs. Sharknado

17 April 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.

Star Wars Battlefront: The long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17th, about one month before the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »

- Derek Anderson

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James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be about “fathers”

15 April 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn (Slither) has spoken to Vulture about the plot of his Marvel sequel. While attending the Avengers: Age of Ultron (Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson) premiere, he teased:

“There’s a lot of stuff I’m excited about in the new movie. Listen, I’m still excited about Star-Lord’s character and where he goes. At its heart, Guardians is a story about families, and if the first film was about him and his mother, this is a story about fathers. So it’s exciting to go there.”

Although Gunn doesn’t directly say whether the ‘father’ storyline relates to Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill (Chris Pratt) – it could, after all, refer to Gomorra (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula’s (Karen Gillan) relationship to their adopted father/crazed-dictator Thanos (Josh Brolin), or even Drax’s (Dave Bautista) to his murdered child – the smart Units would be that it does. »

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' World Premiere Photos

14 April 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, Marvel and Walt Disney Pictures held the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which fans could watch via live stream from their own home. Today, Disney has provided us with over 300 photos from the star-studded event, featuring the cast and crew of Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with several other Marvel stars such as Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Stan Lee and cast members from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Daredevil.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, 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, »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Story Will Focus on Fathers

14 April 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that the story treatment for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is complete, with James Gunn now working on the actual script itself, as shooting is scheduled to begin in February 2016. Last night, the filmmaker took a break from writing to attend the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere in Hollywood, where he revealed a few new details about the sequel. At the heart of last year's Guardians of the Galaxy was Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) relationship with his mother before she passed away, while introducing the mystery of who his father really is. James Gunn confirmed that while the first movie is about mothers, the second is about fathers.

"There's a lot of stuff I'm excited about in the new movie. Listen, I'm still excited about Star-Lord's character and where he goes. At its heart, Guardians is a story about families, and if the first film was about him and his mother, »

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Round-Up: Wizard World Las Vegas Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, The Dead Lands Trailer

13 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rick Grimes and and the living dead of Robert Kirkman's comic book world get a new look from artist Gilbert Hernandez in the Wizard World Las Vegas variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details for The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, as well as the trailer for The Dead Lands.

Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1: Press Release - "Las Vegas, April 13, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh 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 Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. »

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The Harvest (2013) – The Review

9 April 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

At one time or another, we’ve all felt we’ve had the worst parents in the world. We have our reasons, but watch The Harvest (2013) and you’ll quickly reevaluate your thinking. The question arises… what is a child’s life worth and how far will you go to save that life when certain death rears its unfriendly head?

The Harvest tells the story of a seriously ill boy named Andrew, bed-ridden and bored out of his mind. He’s not allowed to leave the house, play baseball, have friends or go to school, and is barely allowed to leave his room. Andrew, played by Charlie Tahan, is weak and can barely stand on his own, but he still has desires just like any boy his age. These desire have been successfully subdued by his over-protective, borderline psychotic mother Katherine, played by Samantha Morton. Then a misunderstood, rebellious girl »

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Kevin Smith making Mallrats 2 next, Clerks 3 pushed back

8 April 2015 12:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In a change to his original schedule, Kevin Smith's set to make Mallrats 2 next and not Clerks 3 as originally planned...

It's not often that we hear of a building demolition significantly altering a director's plans, but that's exactly what's happened to Kevin Smith.

Smith's original schedule would have seen him direct a second sequel to the cult hit Clerks later this year. After that, he was planning to direct Mallrats 2, a sequel to his 1995 comedy, in spring 2016.

But Smith has since learned that the shopping mall where he plans to shoot Mallrats 2 is to be torn down within the next year or so - which means he's altered his filming schedule to compensate.

"...we were talking about initially shooting Clerks 3 this summer and then we were going to get to Mallrats in the beginning of 2016," Smith explained on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "And then it jumped into »

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'Mallrats 2' Will Be Kevin Smith's Next Movie

7 April 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kevin Smith, who once claimed he was retiring from directing, has quite the feature film slate line-up over the course of the next two years. But he is now changing those plans somewhat, pushing the sequel Mallrats 2 to the forefront. The comedy was originally announced for an early 2016 start date. That changed to late 2015. But now it seems the movie will come first on the docket to take advantage of a key shooting location that may not be around very much longer, with production set to start sometime soon.

The original plan saw Kevin Smith, who just finished shooting the second film in his True North Trilogy Yoga Hosers, doing Clerks III next, followed by his hockey epic Hit Somebody, and the True North trilogy ending Moose Jaws after that. Mallrats 2 was originally the last of these four movies set to move into production. But Kevin Smith has pulled his »

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Kevin Smith Confirms Mallrats 2 Will Shoot This Year Before Clerks 3

7 April 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A few weeks back, the prospect of a Mallrats sequel was hinted at in a cheeky Facebook post by director Kevin Smith. In the short period to follow, the project has gone from “a glint in the eye” to an official production on Smith’s forthcoming slate. Fitting in into his hectic year ahead saw Clerks 3 take precedent, with Mallrats 2 earmarked for an early 2016 shoot.

My how the tables have turned, as Smith announced on his weekly Hollywood Babble-On show (via Slash Film) that the two sequels are now being shot in the reverse order. Due to some timetable logistics, Mallrats 2 is set to shoot this year and Clerks 3 will take the early 2016 slot.

Read on for a transcription of Smith’s comments, but beware, there’s a major plot spoiler buried in the middle:

We’ve been putting together Mallrats 2….It’s been a real, like Blues »

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »

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Character Actor Tom Towles Dead at 65

5 April 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Otis, plug it in!”

It’s been a tough week for horror fans. First Robert Z’Dar passed away, and now Tom Towles. The actor would have a cult following if he had co-starred in nothing else but Henry Portrait Of  A Serial Killer in 1986. His Otis was based on Ottis Toole, the vile drifter who, along with Henry Lee Lucas (played in the film by Michael Rooker), left a trail of bodies in their wake. Towles was scary-good as Otis, and went on to co=star in a number of cult horror films including Tom Savini’s Night Of The Living Dead remake, The Borrower, and Fortress. Towles became a regular for director Rob Zombie with roles in House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’S Rejects, and Halloween. He had not appeared in a film since 2008, but had become a staple on the horror movie convention circuit. He died »

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Character Actor Tom Towles Dies at 65

5 April 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Even if you don’t recognize the name Tom Towles — and few outside the alcoves of esoteric horror will — you may recognize his face if you watched any television in the ’90s: broad brow, ears jutting out just slightly too far, perpetually furrowed eyes and a hooked nose hanging just above a big bushy mustache. Towles, who passed away today at the age of 65, had a singular look and a singular presence that appeared, with varying degrees of brevity, on SeinfeldNYPD BlueL.A. LawERStar Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and Firefly. But those initiated into the cult of indie horror know Towles as Otis from John McNaughton’s notorious, nefarious Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Quickly shot on 16mm on an emaciated budget of $110,000 in 1985, the film didn’t soil screens until 1990, when it carved its way into horror history. Michael Rooker, then an unknown, »

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Michael Shannon And Samantha Morton Deliver The Creeps In The Harvest Trailer

3 April 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A cursory glance over the official synopsis for The Harvest reveals that it’s the first film John McNaughton has made in “nearly 15 years.” After that lengthy hiatus, the cult director responsible for bringing out a bold performance from Michael Rooker in Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer is back to send more heebie jeebies down your spine.

In his forthcoming domestic thriller, the story follows a young girl who moves in with grandparents following her parents’ untimely death. In an effort to seek out companionship of those closer to her in age, she befriends a young boy from the neighborhood despite his parents’ vehement disapproval. As kids are wont to do, she sneaks in anyway to solidify their friendship and discovers that there’s a reason his parents don’t want outsiders popping round for a quick go on the X-Box.

Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton lead the proceedings »

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Kevin Smith Adds More Cast Members To Mallrats 2

1 April 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Talk of Mallrats 2 continues to escalate into further bouts of social media madness as director Kevin Smith has opted to use Twitter as a casting announcement tool. In the last couple of weeks, the status of the shopping-centric sequel has gone from non-existent to very much on Smith’s upcoming production slate. And of course, as the film falls within his very own View Askewniverse, he’s intent on roping in all of the main players from the 1995 caper to reprise their roles. Which is just plain brilliant.

So far, the returnees are: Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce, Shannen Doherty as Renee, Smith as Silent Bob, Jason Mewes as his mouthy buddy Jay, Ethan Suplee as Willam, Stan Lee as himself and Michael Rooker as the pretzel-eating Mr. Svenning.

Ready for more? Here’s Smith’s latest batch of confirmed recruits:

T.S. Quint proposes a return to the Jaws ride! »

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'Mallrats 2' Also Gets Joey Lauren Adams & Renee Humphrey

1 April 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Kevin Smith continues to add more and more cast members for his upcoming sequel Mallrats 2, with original Mallrats stars Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Ren&#233e Humphrey (Trish) and Sven-Ole Thorsen (Lafours) coming back to reprise their roles. They join director/star Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Jason Mewes (Jay), Ethan Suplee (William), Jason Lee (Brodie), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr Svenning), Shannen Doherty (Rene) and Jeremy London (T.S. Quint). What's interesting is it seems the director is bringing even more actors from Mallrats on board than originally planned.

When Kevin Smith revealed that Jeremy London was coming back last week, his tweet said "8 down, 4 to go," implying that he has four more Mallrats cast members left to add. However, when the director announced Sven-Ole Thorsen's casting today, he said, "11 down, now 4 to go." Two of the main Mallrats cast members that have not been confirmed yet are »

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April VOD Releases Include Lost River, The Harvest, From the Dark

1 April 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This April, genre fans have a lot of interesting films arriving on VOD and Digital Platforms to look forward to, including the highly-anticipated directorial debut from Ryan Gosling, Lost River, which Warner Bros. is set to release on the 10th.

The very same day, IFC Films is debuting the latest from filmmaker John McNaughton- The Harvest- who is the same visionary behind the visceral cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer starring Michael Rooker. FilmBuff will also be busy on April 10th as they’re releasing The Reconstruction of William Zero, an indie sci-fi thriller starring Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture), Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), Aj Bowen (You're Next), and newcomer Conal Byrne.

April is also chock-full of genre entertainment choices from Uncork’d Entertainment and we’ve also got several indie horror titles making their way to digital as well including the latest from Dark Sky Films, »

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Kevin Smith: “Mallrats 2″ represents the rare 90’s movie reunion

30 March 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As a pretty big fan of filmmaker Kevin Smith, I tend to be inclined to support whatever project he’s interested in making, be it a new movie, a new podcast, or anything in between. Even so, I was initially a bit confused as to why Smith was looking to follow up Clerks III (which I’m hugely looking forward to) and his next two Canadian set genre outings (this year’s Yoga Hosers and the still to be shot Moose Jaws) with a sequel to Mallards. Yes, it’s developed over the years from a box office disappointment to one of his most beloved titles, but was anyone yearning for Mallrats 2? Then, I listened to Smith explain why and now, not just am I on board, I think it has the potential to be the rare 90’s movie reunion that really works. The reason that Smith decided to make »

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'Mallrats 2' Brings Back Jeremy London and Ethan Suplee

27 March 2015 6:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past seven days, director Kevin Smith has had a number of his Mallrats stars confirmed to return in Mallrats 2. The filmmaker revealed on his Twitter page that the next two additions are Jeremy London and Ethan Suplee, reprising their roles as T.S. Quint and William, respectively. They join the filmmaker himself, returning as Silent Bob, Jason Mewes (Jay), Jason Lee (Brody), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr. Svenning) and Shannen Doherty (Rene). At this rate, the filmmaker could have his entire cast lined up by next week.

The director mentioned that, after these latest casting additions, he now has "8 down, 4 to go." It is believed that Kevin Smith is referring to Mallrats stars Claire Forlani (Brandi Svenning), Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Ben Affleck (Shannon) and Ren&#233e Humphrey (Trish). Given how busy Ben Affleck's schedule is, it isn't known if he would come back for the sequel, »

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Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty And More Back For Mallrats 2

25 March 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kevin Smith’s Mallrats 2 is proliferating the filmmaker’s social media streams in the best way possible. The writer-director last week confirmed that he had started developing a sequel to his 1995 cult classic and has now begun rounding up his Mallrats alumni.

In the days that have followed, a number of images featuring stars of the flick have cropped up on Smith’s Twitter and Instagram. Whether they are holding up two fingers or referencing a specific – ahem, chocolate-covered pretzel anyone? – scene, the fact of that matter is clear: the gang is getting back together. Jason Lee is now officially back as Brodie, along with Shannen Doherty who played his long-suffering girlfriend, Renee.

“Would You like a chocolate covered pretzel?” Brodie Is Back! JasonLee’s going to the Mall, ya’ll! 6 more to go! #MR2 pic.twitter.com/rsm6BcRp0a

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 24, 2015

“Brenda?” On the new Babble-on, @DohertyShannen »

- Gem Seddon

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