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This is one of those projects that you’ll be forgiven for not believing that it will happen, until it actually happens, but we have another casting announcement about the Blade Runner sequel. Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it looks like this thing may be actually happening. Last week Robin Wright was announced to be joining the cast last week, which already includes Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in his epic return as Rick Deckard. The new member of the cast is himself no stranger to science fiction, franchises, or beating the odds. In other words, Dave Bautista is going to have a very busy year. (more…)

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Generally, there are two types of people who go to see “Bond Films,” those movies that feature Ian Fleming’s super-spy James Bond: those who are Bond superfans, and those who are not.  Whether you’re an action-film fan, you just enjoy seeing the latest and greatest releases, or you are the significant other of a Bond superfan, if you fall into that second category, you will likely be left wanting by Spectre, the latest in the 007 mega-series and current Bond portrayer Daniel Craig’s fourth outing in the main role.  If you’re a Bond superfan, however, this movie is going to give you all you can handle, and then maybe just a bit more for good measure.

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There’s no doubt that Dave Bautista‘s acting career is on an upswing after he landed, and blew us all way as Drax in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s already scheduled to play the Assassin Mr. Hinx in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre opposite Daniel Craig. Now word is slowly making its way around the Internet that Bautista is about to join another beloved Sci-Fi franchise, Highlander, by taking on one of the series iconic villains in the reboot.

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Back as Bond, and back in black, Daniel Craig strikes a pose in the above picture from Spectre, the 24th film in the long-running James Bond film series. There have been some social media snippets released from the set, but this is the first “official” photo from the film, which is currently shooting at locations all around the globe. It’s hard to think of a setting more evocative of Bond than the Alps, in this case, specifically, the Austrian Alps, and the last time Bond went skiing on film has in 1999’s The World is Not Enough so it’s about time! So get you skis shined up, grab your Walther PPK, and hit the slopes with the cast and crew of Spectre in a new behind the scenes video. (more…)

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While it is a contractual certainty that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Bautista will be back for another round in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Lee Pace, who played the film’s lead villain Ronan the Accuser, wants to come back too. Before you start scratching your head, let’s think about it for a minute. (more…)

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At a massive event at Pinewood Studios‘ 007 Stage this morning, the regular pre-principal photography press conference for the latest James Bond movie unveiled everything you need to know about the 24th outing of Her Majesty’s superest super spy. To say that there are high expectations for this latest Bond film, even higher than there are for the average Bond film, is something of an understatement. Skyfall, which expertly marked Bond’s 50th birthday back in 2012, was the most successful in the franchise’s history and at over $1.1 billion in tickets sold worldwide it was the ninth highest grossing movie of all time. As we all know, Daniel Craig is returning, and director Sam Mendes is back, and in the case of Bond 24 it seems that Spectre is also back. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Dave Bautista Reflects on His Big Year

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Dave Bautista went from a well-known wrestler to one of the Guardians of the Galaxy thanks to this summer’s smash hit Marvel movie. Now the man known as Drax is enjoying more fame than ever amongst a much larger and diverse audience than wrestling fans, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. At Toronto’s National Fan Expo this weekend, Bautista took a victory lap for his Guardians success, but also looked to his future in film, and perhaps a return to the wrestling ring. (more…)

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I have to admit to being completely on the fence since Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced.

For starters — I’ve never been a hardcore comics kid, nor am I particularly a fan of Marvel’s brand of popcorn plasticity. The MCU pictures are only slightly interesting from a filmic outlook, while Guardians as a property is a complete unknown entity to me. A talking raccoon and a tree in locked in cosmic battle with a horde of spaced invaders? Sounds like something more fit for the side of an 80s metal band’s tour van than a multiplex silver screen. Then James Gunn was announced as director/co-writer and my interest level was raised (though I still can’t cop to being completely conned). Slither is a damn good rehash of Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps and Super is so dark and personal that it’s hard to dismiss (though I still don’t know if I’ll ever be able to say I’m a “fan” of the film). Could Gunn actually retain his Troma roots? Or would the somewhat boardroom-authored MCU Universe excise what made his previous output special in favor of their factory-line assembly process. Thankfully, the answer is the former, as Guardians of the Galaxy is 110% a James Gunn joint to, to the point that it might be the only Marvel movie to retain its author’s somewhat auteurist voice, marking the first time the filmmaker was valued over the brand. (more…)

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James Gunn really loves him some 70s rock, don’t he?

The second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is here and it certainly fleshes out the teaser that came before, sticking with Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” as the main riff (while also injecting a little Norman Greenbaum in that ass). Best of all? It puts Chris Pratt front and center, yet again proving that Marvel’s casting decisions are really what make these movies so special.

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