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Guardians Of The Galaxy: What Did You Think?

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Though we’ve seen a fair amount of sequels from Marvel Studios over the past few years, the time has finally come to introduce a new comics property to the moviegoing public with Guardians of the Galaxy.  The film has been billed as a “risk” since Day One given the source material's offbeat and relatively obscure nature, and then it became even more of a question mark when Marvel tapped Slither and Super director James Gunn to take the helm.  However, while the finished film is indeed probably weirder than any Marvel film thus far, it’s oddly one of the most personal.  Guardians is very much a space opera, but more than that, it’s really a dysfunctional family story about a group of broken, morally ambiguous loners coming together to fight off real evil.  Chris Pratt proves he’s got the goods to lead a tentpole all his own, »

- Adam Chitwood

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First Images From Jon Stewart’s Rosewater Convey Film’s Bleak Tone

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Yesterday Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater got a release date and now we have a look at the first images released from the film.  If anyone was expecting a comedy, this definitely isn't one.  Written and directed by Stewart, the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal and is an adaptation of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari‘s memoir, Then They Came for Me.  Bahari, who was born in Tehran, went to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, but was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard, and then interrogated and beaten for 118 days by a man known only as “Rosewater”.  Stewart had a personal connection to the story as Bahari’s previous The Daily Show appearance was used as “evidence” that he was a spy. I’m eager to see Rosewater, not just for the subject matter but out of personal curiosity to see if Stewart has directing chops.  He puts a lot »

- Evan Dickson

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New Jurassic World Image Puts Chris Pratt Behind Bars

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With Guardians of the Galaxy opening today (and tracking like it’s going to kill this weekend) it was a smart move on the part of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow to cash in a bit on the hype and tweet out this new image from the film featuring Chris Pratt, who may be a real-deal movie star by the end of the weekend.   I haven’t written about this film myself yet here on Collider so I’ll throw my hat in the ring and say that I’m very excited for it.  It feels like they’re doing something new and exciting with the material and I’m stoked to see dinos wreak havoc on an open theme park with thousands of guests in attendance. Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan KhanNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsJake JohnsonOmar Sy, and Judy Greer also star in the sequel. »

- Evan Dickson

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Corey Stoll Talks Ant-man, Playing Yellowjacket, the Script, Working With Michael Douglas and More at Comic-Con

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Corey Stoll is handling being in a tough position rather well.  After all, he was cast by Edgar Wright in Ant-Man some time ago and now finds himself under the stewardship of an entirely different (albeit quite capable) director in Peyton Reed.  But Stoll himself seems cool as a cucumber under these circumstances (not to mention proving himself remarkably adept at fielding tricky questions). After the Marvel panel this past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Stoll fielded questions from reporters (Steve being among them) about the nature of his role as Yellowjacket and the status of the script.  He also gives some impressions of Sdcc as a whole.  Hit the jump for our Ant-Man interview with Corey Stoll. Be sure to check out our Sdcc interviews with Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd. Corey Stoll:  0:00 - Stoll wasn’t familiar with the character when he first read the piece, »

- Evan Dickson

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Writer/Director George Miller Talks Mad Max: Fury Road, Returning to the Post-Apocalyptic World, Thousands of Storyboards, and More at Comic-Con

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From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road tells the story of a man haunted by his turbulent past, who believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  When Road Warrior Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the elite Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), they are pursued in a high-octane Road War.  For more on the film, watch the trailer. While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, filmmaker George Miller spoke to press at a conference, in which he talked about what makes this version of the Mad Max character different, coming back to this world after so many years, how his view of a post-apocalyptic world has changed, what made him decide to take such a visual approach and do thousands of storyboards, »

- Christina Radish

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James Franco and Scott Haze Talk Child Of God, Adapting Shocking Material, Balancing Art and Business, Staying in Character and More

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If you’ve read Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God, you’re well aware that it’s not particularly commercial stuff.  It focuses on Lester Ballard (Scott Haze).  Back when Lester was just a kid, his father committed suicide, leaving Lester to fend for himself.  Years later, when his family’s property is auctioned off, Lester takes to the woods, aimlessly roams around, shows off his precious rifle whenever he pleases, eats whatever he can get his hands on and makes everyone in the vicinity uneasy in the process. It’s tough material to read, let alone watch, but that didn’t stop James Franco from giving making a film version a shot.  With Child of God heading towards a Friday, August 1st limited release, both Franco and Haze sat down to participate in a roundtable style interview.  The duo discussed adapting some of the more shocking scenes from the book while omitting others, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Comic-Con: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, James Dashner and Wes Ball Talk The Maze Runner, First Fan Reactions, and the Film’s Maturity

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Arriving in theaters September 19 is The Maze Runner, director Wes Ball's adaptation of James Dashner's hit Ya novel of the same name. The story centers on a group of teenagers stuck in a place known only as "The Glade" with no memory of who they are or how they got there, and only one way out - through a giant, ever-shifting maze harboring deadly creatures called "Grievers". The Maze Runner stars Dylan O'BrienKaya ScodelarioWill PoulterThomas Brodie-Sangster, and Patricia Clarkson. Last weekend at Comicon I spoke with O'Brien, Scodelario, Poulter, Ball and Dashner about the film. They talked about the overwhelmingly positive reaction from the first fan screening, filming in the harsh Louisiana conditions, why the maturity of the film will surprise people, what they're most excited for fans to see, and more. Check out what they had to say after the jump. The twitter reactions »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Jodorowsky’S Dune Blu-ray Review

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One of the greatest movies never made, Alejandro Jodorowsky - famous for his midnight movies El Topo and The Holy Mountain – spent two years in the seventies attempting to make an adaptation of Frank Hebert’s Dune, only for his efforts to be spent in vain.  Assembling an international cast and an amazing crew of visual artists, the film might have come out in 1975 and altered the course of cinema forever.  It didn’t happen, but now Jodorowsky and many others who worked on the film have been interviewed for the movie Jodorowsky’s Dune, which gives us a look at what might have been.  My Jodorowsky's Dune Blu-ray review follows after the jump. Smartly kept to a ninety minute running time, the film is mostly told from Jodorowsky’s perspective as he wanted to make a film that would give people the experience of being on LSD while sober. »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Ryan Guzman Talks Step Up All In, Being Invited Back for the Film, Favorite Dance Sequence, Jem And The Holograms, and More

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Step Up All In takes one of the most popular dance franchises in film history to all new heights, following Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) as he tries to make it in Hollywood, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world.  When he meets the headstrong Andie West (Briana Evigan), they form a new dance crew that reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition that will make their dreams come true. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Ryan Guzman talked about how shocked he was when he was invited back for another Step Up film (he was in Step Up Revolution), why he liked the concept of being teamed up with Briana Evigan, the dynamic between Sean and Andie, how there are no special effects added to the dancing, his favorite dance sequence in the film, »

- Christina Radish

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Comic-Con: Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig Talk Vikings Season 3, Filming in Ireland, Love Triangles, and More

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Last weekend at Comic-Con I was able to sit down for a roundtable interview with Vikings actors Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Ironside) to discuss the events that happened in Season 2 and what is coming up for them in Vikings Season 3.  The actors discussed what it is like filming on set on Northern Ireland, love triangles, what it is like for Winnick now that she is a woman in a position of power in a medieval setting, and what is in store for Bjorn’s future.  Hit the jump for what they had to say. Question: Can you talk a little but about Lagertha’s look? She’s got a very specific look for this season. Katheryn Winnick: It’s funny because when I first started the season, I was talking to the head of the hair department, and I wanted to create a hairstyle for Lagertha that’s very unique, »

- Rachel Howard

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Comic-Con: Charles Michael Davis Talks The Originals, What’s up for Marcel in Season Two, New Relationships on the Horizon, and More

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of The CW's sexy supernatural drama The Originals is the way characters swing freely from the role of hero to villain.  Perhaps none so much as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) - the sometimes friend, sometimes foe of the titular Original family.  Last weekend at Comic-Con I sat down for a roundtable interview with Davis He talked about how things have changed since his first Comic-Con visit, Marcel's journey in the second season, new relationships on the horizon, why Marcel craves power, and more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. [When we interviewed you last year the show had not aired yet.] Charles Michael Davis: Yeah, just the first episode. Right, and I remember you getting really emotional and talking about how it changed your life. Davis: Now I'm jaded.  How are things different now that the show is a success? Davis: Yeah, I think I don’t know that bright eyed »

- Haleigh Foutch

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The Inmates Take Over in the Stonehearst Asylum Trailer and Poster

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One weird thing about Stonehearst Asylum is that I had never heard of the film before today, despite a cast featuring Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale, but suddenly it's a real entity with a trailer and poster and everything. Of course that can happen when you've been operating under the name Eliza Graves (a film I had been aware of) for several years and haven't announced a title change.  Brad Anderson (The Call) directed it from a screenplay by Joe Gangemi.  The film is based on the Edgar Allan Poe story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether. In the film Jim Sturgess plays a recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues, though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.  The film also stars Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis. »

- Evan Dickson

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The Huntsman Prequel Set For April 2016, The Mummy Moves to June

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I never saw Snow White and the Huntsman, it just didn't seem like my thing.  Which makes it kind of hard for me to be interested in a followup or spin-off aside from the fact that one of my favorite directors, Frank Darabont, will be helming it (he also did the newest draft of the script).  But it's coming anyway, and now we get the news that this new film, called The Huntsman, is actually a prequel (which makes more sense).  And yes, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will be returning (although Kristen Stewart won't).  The new film hits on April 22nd, 2016. Yesterday we also got the news that Alex Kurtzman would be directing The Mummy reboot, part of a larger cinematic universe for Universal.  That film has now moved to get out of The Huntsman's way and will come out on June 24th, 2016.  Hit the jump for more on »

- Evan Dickson

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Comic-Con: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn Talk Branching into Other Artistic Avenues, Touring, Mall, Moving from Music Videos to Features, and More

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Pulling double duty while at Comic-Con, Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn performed with their band Linkin Park at the first-ever mtvU Fandom Awards at Petco Park, and also screened Hahn’s feature film directorial debut Mall at an exclusive Nerd HQ event. After soundcheck for the concert, Collider got the opportunity to talk to the two multi-talented guys for this exclusive interview about branching out to other artistic avenues, kicking off the tour for their recently released album The Hunting Party, deciding which songs to play live, why their fans are important to them.  Joe Hahn also talked about making the transition from directing music videos to directing a feature film, why the script for Mall appealed to him, the post-production process, and working with a legend like Vincent D’Onofrio, who also had a hand in writing the script.  Check out what they had to say after the jump. »

- Christina Radish

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Mondo Posters on Sale Tomorrow from Artists Tyler Stout, Francesco Francavilla, and More

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Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the good folks at Mondo unveiled a series of prints inspired by Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy.  A different artist took on each character with Tyler Stout handling the “group poster” duties, and the results were pretty fantastic.  A lucky few were able to nab the posters at Comic-Con, but now Mondo is giving the public at wide a shot to purchase the regular versions of the Guardians prints, as they’ll all go on sale tomorrow.  Whether you want Vance Kelly’s Gamora, Phantom City Creative’s Drax, Kevin Tong’s Rocket, Francesco Francavilla’s Star-Lord, or Stout’s full group poster, you’ll get your chance to nab it on Friday, August 1st. Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Mondo posters, and as always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on-sale »

- Adam Chitwood

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Helen Mirren Talks The Hundred-foot Journey, Working with Om Puri, What She Looks For in Choosing Projects, Trumbo, and More

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Helen Mirren’s fascination with wanting to be a French actress leads to a bold and captivating performance in The Hundred-Foot Journey as Madame Mallory, the exacting chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a fancy Michelin-starred French restaurant in the south of France.  Her icy protests against Maison Mumbai, the new Indian restaurant across the road from her own establishment, escalate into a heated competition between the two restaurants until she recognizes her culinary rival Hassan Kadam’s (Manish Dayal) gift as a chef and his passion for French haute cuisine.  Opening August 8th, the film directed by Lasse Hallström also stars Charlotte Le Bon and Om Puri. At the film’s recent press day, Mirren talked about the improvisational set, the pleasure of acting opposite the renowned Puri, what they share in common, how she approaches a role, what she looks for in the projects she chooses and why the director is important, »

- Sheila Roberts

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Paranormal Activity 5 Release Date Pushed to October 2015, New Texas Chainsaw About Leatherface’s Teen Years in the Works?

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Hopefully you got your Paranormal Activity fix from the spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, because even though Paranormal Activity 5 was originally set to hit theaters on October 25, 2013 and then October 24, 2014, Paramount Pictures is now gunning for an October 2015 release instead.  At least that’s better than the 2016 date Paramount Pictures International teased at CineEurope last month. On top of that, it also looks as though Millennium Films and Lionsgate might be giving the Texas Chainsaw franchise another go and possibly even nix plans to run with the cliffhanger from Texas Chainsaw 3D and go with a prequel idea instead.  Hit the jump for more on both stories. Texas Chainsaw 3D arrived on January 4, 2013 and while it did manage to win the weekend with a solid $21.7 million, it plummeted big time after that.  In fact, that first $21.7 million makes up 63.3% of its total gross because it only managed to accumulate »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Review

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Leading up to Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s been a persistent question among pundits, analysts, and even Marvel fans about whether or not the studio’s new film is “too weird”.  Somehow, we’ve come to expect a guy who can invent anything, an alien Norseman with a magic hammer, and a guy who was put into suspended animation instead of dying of hypothermia are all credible protagonists worthy of their own movies.  But once you go into outer space and feature a talking raccoon, all bets are off. Writer-director James Gunn has no problem convincing us of his space oddities as he taps into universally beloved qualities like humor, warmth, and a sense of adventure.  Although he’s still a little trapped by some familiar plot points and a few underdeveloped main characters, these are minor qualms in a movie that’s a total blast. 25 years after aliens »

- Matt Goldberg

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Jon Stewart’s Rosewater Release Date Set for November 7th; James Wan-Produced Demonic Finally Dated for December 12th

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A Rosewater release date has finally been set, and it’s in the heart of awards season later this fall.  Jon Stewart’s highly anticipated directorial debut will open in select theaters on November 7th, the same date as Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.  However, Open Road Films will likely take good care of rolling the film out slowly over the course of the month, so no one's expecting it to give Interstellar a run for its money.  Written and directed by Stewart, the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal and is an adaptation of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari‘s memoir, Then They Came for Me.  Bahari, who was born in Tehran, went to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, but was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard, and then interrogated and beaten for 118 days by a man known only as “Rosewater”.  Stewart had a personal connection to the story as Bahari’s »

- Adam Chitwood

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Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen Star in the International Trash Trailer From Director Stephen Daldry

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I’m not sure where I come down on this Trash trailer, in part because I can only understand about 10% of it.  Universal Pictures Brazil has released an international trailer for the film, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by British rom-com maestro Richard Curtis.  In the film, “three poverty-stricken boys who discover something unusual, mysterious, and dangerous in a city dump.” The trailer has some slick visuals and a tone that reminds me of Slumdog Millionaire in the way that it places children in sort of a “safe” feeling criminal world.  Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara star alongside Wagner Moura (Elysium) and Selton MelloRickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein play the three young boys at the center of the mystery.  Hit the jump to check out the Trash trailer.  The film is based on the novel by Andy Mulligan.  There is no word yet on a U. »

- Evan Dickson

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