Watch This Video! Karen Gillan Undergoes the Head Shaving for ‘GotG’ Nebula Role

- 09-01-14Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason McAnelly

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There are actors and actresses, and then there are hardcore actors and actresses that will do pretty much anything in pursuit of perfecting their roles. Robert de Niro put on a ton of weight for Raging Bull, Christian Bale turned into a skeleton for The Machinist and Karen Gillan sacrificed a beautiful head of hair in order to play the role of the bald Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What’s more, she recorded the entire process of losing her ginger mane. Check out the video below and share a little of Gillan’s pain. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Dave Bautista Reflects on His Big Year

- 08-30-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

INTERVIEW: One-on-One With Michael Rooker

- 08-30-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)

Who is Star-Lord’s Daddy & What Does He Do? and Other ‘GOTG 2′ Hints

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Left a subtle jab by Yondu (Michael Rooker) at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the great unanswered questions left to be resolved for the sequel is the identity of the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Of course, the character’s comic book origin offers an answer to that question, but from the sounds of it, and a new interview with director James Gunn, those of you beholden to all things comic book-y in terms of GOTG are about to be in for another surprise. That information, and whether or not the biggest bad of all in the Marvel Universe will play a significant role in the sequel, will be revealed after the jump… (more…)

Brolin Knows When Thanos Will Be Back to Menace the MCU

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

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Thanos. He’s the bad guy you love to hate. He’s only appeared in two movies so far and with a combined running time of less than five minutes, but if you’re at all interested in the coalescing story arc across all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, you can’t talk about it much before mentioning Thanos. So you’re big, and purple, and mean, but you’ve had your @$$ handed to you twice now, once when your army was decimated on Earth and again when a ragtag group of criminals, including your own adopted daughter, robbed you of the MacGuffin you were so desperate to possess, now what do you do? Josh Brolin may know. He does, after all, play the part of Thanos. (more…)

New BTS Video for ‘Guardians’ Tours Star-Lord’s Ship The Milano

- 08-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has prompted a lot of interest in the nuts and bolts of the film, and how it was realized in such a colorful and entertaining package. To wit, Marvel is offering us a look behind the scenes in a new video featurette that’s all about The Milano. The Milano is Peter Quill’s tricked-out spacecraft that both takes you across the stars and makes you feel at home in the 80s. Named for 80s good girl icon Alyssa Milano, it’s spacious enough to travel the galaxy in comfort, but it’s also leathal enough to help bring an end to a galactic tyrant with an axe – or hammer – to grind. So let’s go with Peter Quill himself, actor Chris Pratt, and take a tour of The Milano. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ News – IMDb Ranking, Final B.O. Take & Kevin Bacon’s Reaction

- 08-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Sick of Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I thought not. So here are some more stories making the news about Marvel Studios‘ latest film. First of all, the movie did even better than expected over the weekend at the box office, and it seems set to not just be one of the biggest films of the summer, but one of the biggest films of the year. Next, we all know that film nerds like to rank and file things, so we consider where Guardians of Galaxy has initially been placed on one of the internet’s most prestigious ongoing lists. And if you’ve already seen Guardians then you know one particular celebrity gets name dropped as a gag throughout the film. What are his thoughts on his renewed, and interstellar, notoriety? Read on… (more…)

Marvel Gives Rocket Racoon Creator A Reason To Smile

- 08-04-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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This weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy took the world by storm.  The movie hit the top of the U.S. box office with a record shattering $94mil opening, which means that pretty much anyone who was willing and able decided to take a trip with the ragtag bunch of “heroes” led by Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill. One person who would have loved to be in attendance to see his creation brought to life but was unable to make it is comic book writer Bill Mantlo, co-creator of one of the film’s most popular characters (together with Keith Giffen), Rocket Raccoon.  Unfortunately, back in 1992, Mantlo was the victim of a hit and run accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.  As such, he was unable to attend his local theater to witness just how wonderful his creation looks on screen.  Luckily, Marvel continued to prove just how wonderful they are by arranging a private screening for Mantlo. (more…)

James Gunn Issues Blanket “Thanks” for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Success

- 08-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When your third film, your first for a major studio, makes $94 million in one weekend, especially after a lot of doubt and trepidation as to whether or not your vision would translate and whether you could get the general movie going public to care about D-list characters, there’s only one thing you can say: Thank you. And as the biggest box office weekend of Summer 2014 wound down, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did just that, posting a thank you note to social media to those that made the Number One movie in North America possible. (more…)

The Top 10 Best Moments From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 08-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect comic book movie! It truly is one of the most unique and delightful films Marvel has created to date. It’s packed with memorable and enjoyable characters, filled with all the required thrills and spills, and an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. You really don’t get much better than this.

Now that the flick is out and living up to its hype, we thought we’d take some time to talk about all the little things that make it one of the coolest things ever to hit the big screen. Marvel’s success in its cinematic universe comes from their films having a series of moments that offer genuine wit and occasionally earned pathos. In Guardians of the Galaxy there a those special moments a plenty. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorites.  If you’ve seen the movie, check it out. If not TURN BACK NOW. Seriously, there are MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS UP AHEAD! (more…)