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What Guardians Of the Galaxy Can Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nostalgia By Adam X. Smith [*Big spoilers, naturally, for Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ve been warned.] Nostalgia is a funny thing. If you Google it, the search engine defines it as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.” However if you go to the website that provides this definition, you’ll see a subheading that describes it as also meaning “something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia”; in this sense, nostalgia is often a means to its own end.

'Star Wars 8' Director Rian Johnson Talks Practical Effects and Fan Pressure Yesterday was either a great day for Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting Episode VII, or a really bad one as Indie Revolver, Latino Review and Badass Digest divulged a Tsunami of spoilers, giving away pretty much the entire movie. From villains, to character flashbacks, to Stormtrooper designs and even Han Solo's wardrobe, nothing was left off the table of discussion. Of course, neither Disney nor Lucasfilm confirmed any of these leaks.

Guardians of the Galaxy Outpacing Transformers, Cap 2 in Domestic Earnings The Guardians of the Galaxy is riding a wave of great word of mouth that should propel it to be one of the highest domestic earners of the year. According to boxoffice.com, the team of space oddities is outpacing both the highest domestic grossing film of the year so far (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and the highest world wide grossing film (Transformers: Age of Extinction) at the domestic box-office. Heading into its third weekend the Guardians sits at $193.3 million at the domestic box-office and $330 million word wide.

Potential Ant-Man cameos link it to rest of Marvel Cinematic Universe With Ant-Man set to begin filming in the next few weeks, a new rumour has emerged regarding some potential cameos, shedding some light on how the film might fit in with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to the team at Latino Review, an early draft of the script includes a scene in which Hank Pym has a meeting with Howard Stark, Peggy Carter and Armin Zola, linking the film rather strongly to the Captain America series. Also present at said meeting is a younger version of Alexander Pierce, the character portrayed by Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Rex From Disneyland’s Original Star Tours To Appear In ‘Star Wars Rebels’? I remember when the Star Tours ride first opened in 1987 (am I old?) they had a ABC Magical World of Disney special which focused on the attraction. And when I finally got to ride the attraction, it was just as magical as I had imagined, taking us on a tour of a galaxy far far away at the same time as the climactic moments of the Star Wars.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Blu-ray Gift Set with Raphael Statue Revealed! After a stellar first weekend at the box office, and before it's second weekend in release, Amazon has announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is available for pre-order in a Blu-ray gift set edition that comes with an exclusive Raphael statue. No release date has been announced, and it is not known what type of special features are being included. It is known that there are plenty of deleted scenes, including one where Vern Fenwick has to fight an army of ninjas, and never before seen moments of Shredder in action.

International Box Office: Guardians of the Galaxy Maintains the Lead Guardians of the Galaxy continues to lead around the world, ahead of both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and new entry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Guardians of the Galaxy made off with another $41.7 million for an early international total of  $138.8 million. So far its top markets are Russia at $23.9 million, […] Read International Box Office: Guardians of the Galaxy Maintains the Lead on Filmonic.

Ben Affleck Talks About Playing the Dark Knight in 'Batman v Superman' Ben Affleck is in the first stages of his press tour for Gone Girl, which means he will be asked a million questions about his role as aging millionaire Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. First to come at him is EW, who manage to get a few nice quotes about his decision to take on the role, his preparations for the physically intense job, and his true thoughts on the so-called "fan outcry". When he hears the word 'Batfleck', he can only laugh.It has almost been exactly a year since Ben Affleck was announced as the new Dark Knight.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Alternate Design Concept Art Before Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrived in theaters to become a hit warranting a sequel, many fans were upset with the character designs for these four sewer dwelling brothers. Many though that they looked too human, with a lot of complaints aimed at their noses and their mouths. The turtles didn't always look this way, and before director Jonathan Liebesman and his team hit upon the designs we see on screen today, Raph, Leo, Mikey and Donnie went through some substantial changes.

Ooga-Shocker! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200 Last week, Nielsen SoundScan reported that the soundtrack to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 list with 60,000 units sold. In its second week, the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold a whopping 109,000 copies. That's an increase of 83 percent from last week's tally. That impressive figure also places the soundtrack at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.  It is the second movie soundtrack to top the charts this year, as Disney's Frozen did the same. This is the first time since 2009 in which multiple movie soundtracks have claimed the top spot.

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