Theater Gives Movie Goers Their ‘Guardians’ – Just Not The Guardians They Wanted

- 08-01-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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The Marvel movie machine is a relentless beast that lives up to every promise it makes.  When the first footage for Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy last year at San Diego Comic-Con, it marked the beginning of a fierce, intelligent marketing campaign that no one could run from.  During the past year, that excitement has only grown and now that the release date is upon us, millions of fans flocked to the local multiplex as soon as they could to get a glimpse of a team of relatively unknown characters, whose members include a tree and a talking raccoon. Everyone wants to be the first to see it, including “Maddie”, who after waiting over a year was finally getting ready to see the long awaited space adventure-comedy. And then something weird and tragic in the best possibly nerdy way happened…. (more…)

Is Marvel’s Newly Tradmarked Property Going Live Action? And If So…WHY??

- 08-01-14Comics, Film, TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel Entertainment usually goes to the trouble of trademarking a property when they plan on using their TV and/or film rights. If you go through their registry, you’ll find various trademarks for Star Lord, Agent Carter, Groot, etc. on the list. Well, it’s been brought to our attention that a little known character from the comic book universe has been trademarked, and if history is any indication, this character is about to see a live action incarnation sometime soon. Who is this lucky person? Well, it’s a woman. Kinda. And she’s a walking wrecking machine. Kinda. If you count beating the hell out of Wolverine and Deadpool wrecking machine material. Sounds like this character is the most awesome super being in comics history. Well, if that’s what you think, you’re dead wrong. (more…)

BEHOLD: First Official Image of Thanos from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 08-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Sure, this thing already leaked thanks to a “butt-cam photo,” but now you can enjoy Thanos in all his high-definition genocidal glory thanks to the first official image of the Josh Brolin-portrayed character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos doesn’t do much in the film, but his presence looms large throughout as the gang from Marvel are clearly setting him up to be the biggest of all bads in some future film or films. But if The Avengers offered a mere sip of Thanos, Guardians allows us one big gulp, and only one thing’s for sure: this is a guy you don’t want to cross (even though everyone seems to keep crossing him). (more…)

Brian Michael Bendis Doesn’t Care About Your Noise

- 08-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Lately, Marvel has been causing quite the controversy for the creative decision being made regarding some of their most popular characters. In particular, the recently announced changes Captain America and Thor have had fans in an absolute furor. The fact is that many of us grew up reading these stories and all of us have an idea of who and what those characters should be. Does that mean that publishers  and creators should always bend to the cries of the masses? If you ask comic book extraordinaire Brian Michael Bendis, you’ll quickly understand that this is not how creators believe comics should work. (more…)

SPOILERS! Who’s in that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Final Scene Anyway?

- 08-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Guardians of the Galaxy made it rain last night at Thursday preview screenings with a haul of $11.2 million in ticket sales for two shows. It’s obvious that this is going to be a big weekend for the near universally acclaimed new entry in the Marvel Studios canon. Speaking of canon, it’s well known that Marvel includes little bonuses in their films,  a teaser, or spoiler, or hint about what comes next, and Guardians is no exception. So what is it, you’re asking if you haven’t already seen the movie. Well, if you absolutely, positively must know, read below to get the details. By the way, SPOILERS AHEAD! (more…)

‘Snow White And The Huntsman: Part 0′ Has Found Its Director!

- 08-01-14Books, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Once upon a time, there was a shortlist of directors being considered to helm the prequel to ‘Snow White & The Huntsman.’ One was Frank Darabont, a wizened old sort with an affinity for Hawaiian shirts and actor Tom Hanks. Another was Gavin O’Connor, helmer of warriors and possessor of the wry smile. The final participant was a wayward fellow with a blank, ghostly stare named Andy Muschietti. Of the three, none had reportedly committed liaisons with the original film’s star Kristen Stewart, an affront that cost the first film’s director Rupert Sanders his return appearance. But in the realms of fantasy and wonder, small men shall surge on, whistling while they work. And lo, a chosen one shall lead them. Crack the seal, weary traveler, and let thou click “more” to read on! (more…)

Trailer for Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Reminds Us To Be Careful What You Wish For

- 08-01-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Disney is no stranger to the musical genre. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that musicals  are Disney’s bread and butter and they have almost perfected the art of transforming a medium that  some choose to avoid into a mainstream movie event that appeals to almost any demographic. The trailer for the latest outing in Disney’s movie musical library, Into the Woods, doesn’t showcase much of the music that will likely fill almost every scene, but it does give audiences plenty of reasons to run to the theater opening weekend. (more…)

Enter For Your Chance to Win a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Prize Pack

- 08-01-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The wait is over. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is upon us. Was all the hype and excitement leading up to the films release all it was cracked up to be? Well, in short, YES! We promise that all that hype is well-deserved.  It’s an irreverent interstellar thrill ride offering flavor, heart, humor, charm, totally boss soundtrack, action galore, and a gun toting talking raccoon with an attitude problem. What more could you possibly want? So many things working for it. It’s as if Marvel climbed to the top of Mt. Sinai and said to God “We Present You This” and all was good in the world. We can’t say enough good things about it. Just shut up and see it already. If you want to read more on how sweet the movie is, check out our review HERE.

In celebration of the films release, and promoting ourselves a little bit, we’re giving away a Guardians of the Galaxy Prize Pack courtesy of Hasbro Toys. What’s in the swag bag and how do you get it? Rocket on down to find out. (more…)