‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray And DVD Release Date Announced

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Thanks to Amazon.com, you don’t have to turn tricks to scrounge up enough scratch to watch Guardians of the Galaxy, still in theaters, “just one more time, I swear! Really!”. In an announcement that’s sure to make  your wallet happy, Amazon has revealed when the Marvel Studios film will be released to home video. (more…)

All Hail Our Raccoon Robot Overlords: Japanese Rocket Raccoon Arrives to Haunt Your Dreams

- 09-15-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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The nation of Japan has brought the world many wonderful bounties: Godzilla, Akira, Hello Kitty.  However, for every Full Metal Alchemist, there’s a splash of hentai that crops up to wreak havoc on all  that you find holy and pure. With that in mind, it should be no wonder that Japan chose to celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy in its country over the weekend in a way that will make you wonder  if the AI revolution is upon us. (more…)

Chris Gets “Awesome” – Pratt’s Own Awesome Mix

- 09-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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There’s no question that one of the biggest draws to the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy,  still in theaters, is the soundtrack riddled with upbeat songs that you can bop your Earther or Xandarian  head to. The songs not only provide the movie with a jazzy, slightly off-kilter beat, but they also serve to  propel the tale of Guardians’ Star-Lord, whose last gift from his mother was the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1”  cassette tape featuring the songs from the soundtrack. The songs hail from those far off times known as  the 1970s and 1980s, begging the question as to what Chris Pratt, the man behind Star-Lord, would have  on his own Awesome mix. Pratt recently spoke to IGN  about a mix tape he once created, and it  turns out that he and Star-Lord have similar musical sensibilities. (more…)

What Coulda Been… A Look at Stan Lee’s Deleted Cameo from ‘Guardians’

- 09-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The other day, we posted a story about an alternative cameo for Stan “The Man” Lee in the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. If you see the movie today, the godfather of Marvel Comics appears in a one scene on the planet Xandar as one of the faces in the crowd, but as James Gunn revealed at Dragon Con last weekend, he had a different idea about Lee’s cameo, but it never came to pass. Well, the director has come forth to reveal that it did, in fact, come to pass. Sort of. Thanks to the power of social media, Gunn got to clarify his comments, with art! (more…)

James Gunn Talks About the Stan Lee Cameo that Was Too Risque For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There have been a lot of great Stan Lee cameos: his “so fired” security guard from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the “Hef” moment from Iron Man, and playing one of his own characters – mailman Willie Lumpkin – in the first Fantastic Four movie. But this news, if it is to be believed, would have meant the best Stan Lee cameo thus far in any Marvel movie would have been in the studio’s latest hit. That is, if the idea hadn’t of been shot down. Unfortunately, even for a film like Guardians of the Galaxy that took a great many chances, this cameo was not meant to be. (more…)

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…)