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James Gunn talks about Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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With the recent news that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 would be released on special edition cassette next month and Guardians of the Galaxy becoming the third highest grossing Marvel movie (as well as the highest grossing domestic release of 2014), it must be pretty good to be James Gunn right now.

But how is he celebrating the success? By writing the sequel…

“I spent all day on August 1st, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians 2,” he told Variety. “I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”

He also gave a scoop on what we can expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, “It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes, »

- Luke Owen

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Guardians of the Galaxy is now Marvel’s third highest-grossing film

19 October 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel Studios’ space opera Guardians of the Galaxy continues to do well in China, and has now become Marvel’s third highest-grossing film behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3, surpassing this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the worldwide box office.

Guardians has now grossed $733 million worldwide, placing it in fourth place at the 2014 box office, behind X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent and Transformers: Age of Extinction. It definitely stands a chance now of passing both Days of Future Past and Maleficent, which have grossed $746M and $757M domestically.

So much for the titular group of outlaws-turned-heroes being a “risky” bet for the studio, eh?

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn 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, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, »

- James Garcia

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Chris Hemsworth Stars In First Trailer for Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea

16 October 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the first trailer for Ron Howard’s action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. The film is scheduled to open on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, »

- Michelle McCue

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits $700 million worldwide

16 October 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to its strong performance in China, Marvel’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now passed the $700 million mark at the global box-office, with the Phase Two film currently just shy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s haul of $707.9 million with $705.1 million to date. It looks certain now that Guardians will overtake Spider-Man and fellow McU release Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($713.9 million), while X-Men: Days of Future Past’s $747.9 million is still a possibility. Either way it’s a superb result for Marvel and its “risky” little-known property…

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn 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, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »

- Gary Collinson

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'In the Heart of the Sea' trailer: Chris Hemsworth survives a 'Moby Dick' disaster movie

16 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »

- Matt Patches

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Trailer and Photos Hit for Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea'

16 October 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and photos from Ron Howard's upcoming action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge ofTomorrow”) as the same man, 30 years later.  Spanish actor Jordi Mollá (“Riddick”) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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First Look at Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea Survival Film

16 October 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in 2009, it was announced that Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) will direct "Heart of the Sea" survival film. Over the last 5 years, Ron Howard replaced him and cast Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to star. And now, we have the first photos from the movie. Check them out below. The story is based on an 1820 event, in which a whaling ship called the Essex was preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. The tale was the inspiration for Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." "Heart of the Sea" co-stars Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker and Ben Whishaw as Herman Melville. It's set to hit theaters on March 13th, 2015. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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Guardians of the Galaxy sets October box office record in China

12 October 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy – sorry, Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team – finally opened in China this week, with the movie pulling in an opening weekend haul of $26.6 million, setting an October record in the lucrative Chinese market and giving Disney’s its third-biggest opening there after Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Thanks to its Chinese gross, the James Gunn-directed space opera is now on $687 million worldwide, overtaking the total gross of Warner Bros.Man of Steel last year ($668 million) taking a huge step closer to the $700 million mark worldwide.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn 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, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »

- Gary Collinson

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Kimora Lee Simmons Pregnant With Fourth Child, First With Husband Tim Leissner

9 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband Tim Leissner are expecting their first baby together.

Kimora Lee Simmons Pregnant

Lee Simmons’ pregnancy was confirmed earlier this week by the New York Daily News’ Page Six. The JustFab creative director is reportedly in her fourth month. Neither Simmons nor Leissner has confirmed the baby news.

Lee Simmons and Leissner, an investment banker, secretly wed in January of this year. Breaking the news of their marriage was Lee Simmons’ ex-husband Russell Simmons, who took to Twitter to clear up rumors about his former wife.

All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married. . Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop....

Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) February 19, 2014

Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons, who were married from 1998 to 2006, have two children together, Ming, 14, and Aoki, 12.

Lee Simmons also has five-year-old son Kenzo from her five-year relationship with Blood Diamond actor Djimon Hounsou. »

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Guardians of the Galaxy renamed to “Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team” in China

8 October 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s not unusual for China or other Asian countries to change the names of popular movies and, more often than not, they end up being funnier or more apt than the original English titles. It was announced by James Gunn via Twitter that Guardians of the Galaxy is no exception to the rule and has been renamed Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team for its Chinese release.

Here’s the tweet:

星際異攻隊 – that is, Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team -opens Friday in China! pic.twitter.com/9XpSoxqrAU

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 6, 2014

However, some have noted over at Reddit that this could actually be the Taiwanese title and the poster in Gunn’s tweet is using traditional Chinese letters rather than simplified ones, which is a big deal when it comes to translation. Should that be the case, the title is actually Interstellar Special Ability Team or Interstellar Different Commandos. Both of which »

- Luke Owen

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Thor: The Dark World to become Marvel’s fourth-highest grossing movie worldwide

4 October 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last weekend Guardians of the Galaxy overtook the domestic box office take of 2008’s Iron Man ($318.3 million) – not to mention fellow franchise starters Transformers ($319.1 million) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($317.6 million) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($314.2 million) – and now the film has climbed above Thor: The Dark World globally to become the fourth-biggest earner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians is currently sitting on $645.4 million worldwide, and with the film due to open in China next weekend, it surely has a good chance of reaching the $714.1 million laid down by Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier in the year.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and stars 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, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Humbling,’ ‘Rosewater’ bookend Austin Film Festival

30 September 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2014 Austin Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” on Oct. 23, along with Richard Lagravenese’s “The Last 5 Years,” an adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical. Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari will present Stewart’s “Rosewater” to close the festival on Oct. 30.

The Humbling,” (pictured) based a Philip Roth novel of the same name, stars Al Pacino as an aging actor who begins an affair with a much younger woman, played by Greta Gerwig. “The Last 5 Years,” which writer-director Lagravenese will present at the festival, explores a five-year relationship between an ascending novelist, played by Jeremy Jordan, and a struggling actress, played by Anna Kendrick.

Stewart wrote and directed “Rosewater,” based on Bahari’s book “Then They Came for Me” with Aimee Molloy about the Iranian journalist’s experience of as a prisoner in his native country for 118 days »

- Kevin Noonan

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes the U.S. box office hauls of Iron Man, Transformers, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Fellowship of the Ring

28 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel StudiosGuardians of the Galaxy has reached another box office milestone this weekend, overtaking the domestic box office hauls of 2008’s Iron Man ($318.3 million) as well as fellow franchise starters Transformers ($319.1 million) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. ($317.6 million) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($314.2 million) with $319.2 million to date.

Globally, Guardians has pulled in $644.3 million, leaving it just half a million short of Thor: The Dark World’s $644.8 million, which would make it the fourth-highest grossing instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With a Chinese release still to come on October 10th, there’s still a good chance that Guardians will hit the $700 million mark, which would make it the fourth superhero movie of the year to do so after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by »

- Gary Collinson

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Iron Man 2 to become Marvel’s fourth biggest domestic release

21 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After helping to push the total gross of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond $7 billion at the global box office earlier this week, the James Gunn directed space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now overtaken the North American haul of Iron Man 2 to become Marvel Studios’ fourth-highest grossing release on domestic soil.

Guardians has grossed $313.7 million in North America to date, compared to Iron Man 2’s $312.4 million, and will go on to surpass the original Iron Man later this week, with the 2008 McU-launcher sitting on $318.4 million. Internationally, Guardians is on $632.3 million, and currently trails Thor: The Dark World ($644.8 million), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.1 million), Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and The Avengers ($1.518 billion).

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn 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, »

- Gary Collinson

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Pawn Sacrifice Review [Tiff 2014]

15 September 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Edward Zwick is a great filmmaker, but he rarely gives you subtlety. Some have criticized his medium-to-large-budget action films – titles that include Glory, Defiance and Blood Diamond – as too simplistic, which would have stained those efforts more if they were not so compelling and exciting. So, to hear that the director was behind a film about the introspective game of chess and its most famous player, the complex and controversial Bobby Fischer, was nerve-wracking. Would the film skimp on the nuances of the New York chess sensation? Could the Last Samurai director figure out a way to depict the game in an inventive way onscreen?

Well, although Zwick has still not managed to find a way to visually communicate the game of wits and cunning, he has still made a biopic and thriller that should entertain those who do not even know how to play chess. Pawn Sacrifice is a »

- Jordan Adler

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Guardians of the Galaxy crosses $600 million worldwide, first movie of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically

13 September 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After becoming Marvel’s biggest-franchise starter at the global box-office by overtaking the haul of 2008’s Iron Man earlier in the week, James Gunn’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now become the first release of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically and has also crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. Having opened in Japan yesterday, and with a Chinese release still to come, Guardians certainly has a good chance of becoming the highest-grossing comic book movie of the year, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on $708 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past on $745 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn 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, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, »

- Gary Collinson

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Toronto: Tobey Maguire and Edward Zwick on Studios’ Lack of Adult Dramas

9 September 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Tobey Maguire, it was a 10-year-journey to get his drama about chess player Bobby Fischer on the big screen. After many false starts, he finally secured enough financing for the $16 million picture, “Pawn Sacrifice,” which premieres at Toronto on Thursday night. Director Edward Zwick shot the film in 40 days in Montreal starting last fall.

Both Maguire (who plays Fischer) and Zwick sat down with Variety to talk about the project, and why they think studios aren’t interested in serious dramas anymore.

Tobey, what made you want to be a producer?

Maguire: I had some time on my hands.

Why?

Maguire: Well, it wasn’t like I was acting in movie after movie. I just started going, “All right, let me find things that I want to develop or try to build into movies that I want to make, because I’m not seeing scripts I want to do. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Tiff 2014: Edward Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' Reexamines Bobby Fischer

8 September 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ever since first seeing Searching for Bobby Fischer when I was a young kid, I've been intrigued by chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer and the very odd life he lived. While a few other films have been made about him, or the brilliant game(s) of chess he played, I haven't come across too much that has covered his life or dramatized it in a way that has provided this much depth. The latest film from Edward Zwick (of Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, Defiance), titled Pawn Sacrifice, was once in the works with David Fincher at the helm, and stars Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer telling his life story from young chess prodigy to grandmaster and world champion. It's a solid reexamination of an eccentric historic figure. Zwick's take on Fischer's life isn't straightforward or groundbreaking, but doesn't have any tricks up its sleeves either. Pawn Sacrifice »

- Alex Billington

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Iron Man to become Marvel’s biggest franchise-starter at the global box office

8 September 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having retained top spot at the Us box office this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy has now pushed its worldwide box office haul to $586 million, overtaking the total of 2008’s Iron Man to become Marvel Studios’ highest-grossing franchise starter. Reacting to the news, James Gunn posted the following message on Facebook:

Guardians of the Galaxy box office just passed up Iron Man, making us the biggest Marvel franchise-starter yet. And we still haven’t opened in Japan, China, or Italy.

If I had a penny for every time someone said making a Marvel movie with a talking raccoon was dumb and that Guardians was going to bomb, I’d probably have just about the amount of money Guardians has made so far. So I’m glad I spent that time making a film instead of counting people and their opinions, because we’re still going strong. Also, making the »

- Gary Collinson

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James Gunn details the original plan for Stan Lee’s Guardians of the Galaxy cameo

3 September 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an appearance at Dragon Con this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed the original plan for Stan Lee’s customary cameo in superhero space opera, whereby the Marvel legend would have been part of The Collector’s museum, giving the bird to Groot from within a glass case. Following reports that Disney blocked the idea, Gunn has now detailed the scene, and explained why the decision was made to scrap the cameo in favour of what we eventually saw on screen:

At a panel on Sunday at Dragoncon, I talked about a deleted @realstanlee cameo in Guardians, and promised the folks there I’d post a photo on Instagram – so here it is! As you can see, this is not Stan, but a double. In the original cut of the film, when the Guardians enter the Collector’s museum, Rocket looks over and sees Cosmo »

- Gary Collinson

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