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Hollywood Records and Marvel are set to release three albums from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on July 29, 2014.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film, plus score by composer Tyler Bates (“Watchmen,” “Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”). Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love,” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” and Guardians of the Galaxy is the digital score soundtrack.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Music plays a major role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main »
- Michelle McCue
Featuring our first look at many of the characters we’ve only heard about or seen in stills, the footage also shows off an extended scene between the team members, giving us a much better idea as to what we should expect from their dynamic and the sort of humour that Gunn has brought to his latest project.
So, what exactly does this new footage tell us about Guardians of the Galaxy? Well, below you’ll find 10 of the most notable moments and what significance they have for the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
If you missed the latest trailer, then be sure to click here to check it out.
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- Josh Wilding
Much of the marketing for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has leaned heavily on 1970s hits like Blue Swede’s “Hooked On A Feeling” or Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky,” and from the looks of the new track listing for the film’s soundtrack, those are just the tip of the iceberg.
While it’s common for comic book films to predominantly feature orchestral scores, James Gunn’s entry in the Marvel cinematic universe is anything but “common,” and the inclusion of soundtrack full of awesome hits from the 60′s and 70′s makes sense. The lead protagonist, Peter Quill, was a boy on Earth before he was jettisoned into space and became the “legendary outlaw” known as Star-Lord. It appears that this “Awesome Mix – Vol. 1″ tape is one of his prized earthly possessions, which explains why he’s willing to risk his well-being to snatch his headphones »
- James Garcia
Tyler Bates's score for the Marvel movie will also feature on the compilation, which is released in the Us on July 29.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon and WWE star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.
Glenn Close features as Nova Prime Rael, leader of the Nova Corps, with Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Lee Pace plays the villainous Ronan the Accuser, and former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan plays mercenary Nebula.
The tracklist for the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is as follows:
Blue Swede - 'Hooked on a Feeling'
Raspberries - 'Go All the Way'
The inclusion of the music in an intergalactic space adventure actually makes sense, considering the film’s protagonist Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, grew up on Earth and was somehow taken into space as a young boy in the 1980s. We’ve seen several glimpses of Quill’s walkman and homemade mix tape, which serve as the primary inspiration for the actual film soundtrack.
The soundtrack cover can be seen above, while the newly released tracklist, which sports a host of iconic ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music, can be seen below:
1. Blue Swede – “Hooked on a Feeling”
2. Raspberries – “Go All the Way”
3. Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit in the Sky”
4. David Bowie – “Moonage Daydream”
5. Elvin Bishop »
- James Garcia
One of the things I've liked about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers is how they've used unconventional song choices to convey that this film has its own personality. It turns out tunes such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling", Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", and The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb" aren't just in the trailers; they'll also be on the film's soundtrack. There are also plenty of other exciting song selections such as David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream", The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back", and Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". I can't wait to hear how they'll be used in the movie. Hit the jump for the full tracklisting. The film stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounson, John C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. »
- Matt Goldberg
With a collection of tunes that Peter Quill himself would approve of, the cover and tracklist of the soundtrack for "Guardians of the Galaxy" were revealed Tuesday, and both have a nostalgia-inducing vibe.
Harkening back to its use in the film's first trailer, the soundtrack kicks off with Blue Swede's 1974 hit "Hooked on a Feeling," and the compilation's affinity for tunes from the '60s and '70s doesn't stop there. The cover seems to be cribbed from Quill's personal cassette collection, depicting a tape in a Walkman (what old people used to listen to music with, kids) labeled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1."
The retro selections no doubt have personal meaning for "Guardians" director James Gunn, who shared a photo of the soundtrack cover on his Facebook page with the note that he was "So happy [Marvel] had the balls to go with this simple design." He later posted a picture of an old Sony Walkman, »
- Katie Roberts
Elizabeth Olsen has been taking names like it's nobody's business since Martha Marcy May Marlene, so I always enjoy her performances. Dakota Fanning, on the other hand, proved her acting chops at a young age, and I've been waiting for her to transition into the more "mature" material. The Runaways was enjoyable for what it was, but I'm excited to see her take on a role with a little more meat for her to chew on. Enter your coming-of-age story in Very Good Girls. Take a look: »
- Sean Wist
A few more notes from the festival. The big prizes are revealed tomorrow and the festival closes Sunday.
Juliette, Chloe, and Kristen
Sils Maria sometimes referred to as Clouds of Sils Maria focuses on an actress and her personal assistant and the actresses decision to play a part in a remake of a property deeply connected to her life (which weirdly also exactly describes, at least in part, Maps to the Stars with Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska!!!). Early word is that it's a Kristen Stewart showcase. This turn of events by no means surprise me. It's long been a thing which amuses and annoys in equal measure that people Always lose their shit when a non-prestigious actor suddenly holds their own in a substantive role or movie. (Hell, it's so common that this is even the second time this week following Channing Tatum's raves in Foxcatcher) Of course »
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Ever since the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival was announced last month, gossip sites have been salivating over an unlikely scenario: a red carpet run-in between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The “Twilight” co-stars and former off-screen couple both will be in attendance, although they likely won’t be posing for photographs together.
Pattinson arrives on the Croisette with a pair of anticipated films: the Hollywood-set drama “Maps to the Stars,” a competition title from his “Cosmopolis” director David Cronenberg; and “The Rover,” a midnight-screening thriller set in a futuristic Australian Outback, and helmed by “Animal Kingdom’s” David Michod.
Stewart appears as a supporting character in the Olivier Assayas drama “Clouds of Sils Maria” (playing in competition); has a market screening of “Camp X-Ray,” about a guard at Guantanamo Bay who strikes an unexpected friendship with a prisoner; and is attached to the project “Equals,” a sci-fi love »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: DVD $14.93, Blu-ray $19.97
The drama movie is based on the novel by Willy Vlautin and focuses on Frank (Hirsch) and Jerry Lee (Dorff) who are forced to race across the state to the home of Frank’s old girlfriend Annie (Dakota Fanning, The Runaways) after Jerry Lee is involved in a hit and run accident.
Although they seem safe from the law, Jerry Lee becomes increasing instable from grief, putting them all at risk.
Featuring animation from award-winner Mike Smith (ParaNorman), The Motel Life is the first feature film directed by Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky, producers of The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans.
Record Store Day 2014 is here (April 19) and this year loads of new releases specifically crafted for the day. This seventh annual event marks when independent and specialty music stores open their doors and drop these limited, rare and inspired releases, on vinyl, CD and a bevy of other formats. It helps bolster sales for these smaller shops, as well as raise awareness of new and lasting artists. Below, HitFix editors pondered the question, "If you had $50 just to spend on 2014 Record Store Day purchases, what would you pick up?" Granted, some sets would be more than $50, some are hard to find... just as some are worth searching for and paying top dollar for, to collectors. So just play along. Read more about Rsd here. HitFix's Melinda Newman The Pogues, “Live with Joe Strummer,” 12" Yep, you read that right. In 1991, troubled Pogues leader Shane MacGowan took a hiatus and The Clash »
- Katie Hasty, Dave Lewis, Melinda Newman and Whitney Phaneuf
Kristen Stewart turns 24 this week, and she's built up quite a résumé for such a young star. She had an early breakout role in Panic Room, turned into a megastar after Twilight, and proved to be an onscreen badass thanks to movies like Snow White and the Huntsman and The Runaways. To honor her 24th birthday, take a look back at 24 pictures of all the different roles she's played over the years. Source: Samuel Goldwyn Films View Slideshow › »
- Becky Kirsch
"No one else helped me," says Chadwick Boseman, the actor playing James Brown in the biopic Get on Up, due out in August. The two-and-a-half minute trailer above shows how the soul singer became the legendary performer and bandleader, surviving an impoverished childhood and a stint in juvie where he put together a gospel choir. The clip also features concerts, high-speed police chases and even a touching flashback to his childhood when his aunt tells him, "One day, everybody gonna know your name." The movie's tagline is, "What you have heard is only the beginning. »
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