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Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is a Cinematic Big Bang

1:16 PM 8/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
By now, we're all accustomed to the boundless visual possibilities of computer-generated effects, and aware that we're living in a world in which filmmakers have the ability to show us just about anything within the realm of human imagination. In fact, if you've got enough of the studio's money, amazing visuals are now the easy part -- these days, Hollywood's toughest trick is coming up with enough old-fashioned narrative magic to support all that splendor.

New Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer introduces the team: watch now A new trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy has arrived online, in which we're provided with another introduction to the titular team of unlikely heroes. "The fate of 12 billion people is in the hands of these criminals?" exclaims Glenn Close in the new trailer, and Star-Lord and co. certainly aren't your traditional, clean-cut band of do-gooders. However, as Chris Pratt's leading man points out, they aren't about to "stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy", which quite frankly, is a relief.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Threatens to Obliterate the Late-Summer Doldrums

11:55 AM 5/19/2014 by Jeff Giles
Once upon a time, filmmaking technology made the idea of a serious superhero movie all but impossible -- and then directors' toys caught up with the times, enabling such stone-faced comic-inspired classics as The Dark Knight. But as powerful as those films were in terms of getting a broader audience to take superheroes seriously, they also took a bit of the fun out of watching people save the day; nobody wants camp, necessarily, but a good, light-hearted action-adventure romp with special powers could go a long way toward reminding all of us how much fun blockbusters used to be.

Jason Momoa Talks Turning Down 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

9:34 AM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
Jason Momoa
Way back when Marvel first announced the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and it still seemed like a crazy idea that stood a snowball's chance of succeeding, Jason Momoa reportedly met with the studio to screen test for the role of the surly, vengeance-seeking alien Drax the Destroyer -- and then turned down the opportunity to play the character.

New York Film Critics Circle Award: Standing O for Robert Redford, But Harry Belafonte Steals Show – "If you never do anything else, many in your tribe--many in the world--are deeply grateful," Belafonte, 86, told Steve McQueen before handing him the best director prize. Meanwhile, film critic Armond White heckled McQueen from the audience. Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Glenn Close, Harry Belafonte, Mark Ruffalo, Steve McQueen, Michael B. 8 years 20 weeks ago via jetli

Tim Blake Nelson's 'Anesthesia' Adds Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Gretchen Mol, Michael K. Williams, Corey Stoll & More – EXCLUSIVE: Tim Blake Nelson is getting more company on his ensemble drama Anesthesia. The Lincoln actor wrote, stars in, and is directing the pic which follows the disparate stories of New Yorkers whose lives come together after the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor. Sam Waterston has been cast as said professor, Walter Zarrow. 8 years 29 weeks ago via donnieyen

Bradley Cooper Confirmed for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

5:14 PM 8/30/2013 by Jeff Giles
Bradley Cooper
From the moment Marvel announced their plans to film a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, fans of the comics have been waiting to hear who'd play the voice of Rocket Raccoon. One of the publisher's oddest heroes, Rocket is a -- you guessed it -- raccoon-like alien who's as notable for his homicidal glee as he is for his cuddly appearance, and the idea that Marvel is willing to put him on the big screen is as indicative of the studio's billion-dollar chutzpah as anything it's ever done.

Bradley Cooper Rumored for Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

11:35 AM 8/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
Rocket Raccoon
Ever since Marvel announced its plans to turn Guardians of the Galaxy into a movie, fans of the cult favorite comic have wondered who director James Gunn would find to voice the intergalactic justice-dispensing team's quippiest member, Rocket Raccoon -- and according to the latest rumors from Latino Review, we have our answer.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Set Photos: Nova Prime & Panic on the Streets of London – With filming already underway on Guardians of the Galaxy and two members of the voice cast – for Groot and Rocket Raccoon – still unannounced, many Marvel fans are poised and waiting to hear which actors will be behind these well-loved characters. Though neither were named at D23 last week, there is a fair bit of evidence to suggest that Vin Diesel, who has been in talks with Marvel recently, has been handed the role of Groot.

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Vin Diesel Reportedly in Talks for 'Guardian of the Galaxy's' Groot

1:51 PM 8/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
The last time anyone heard anything from Vin Diesel regarding his upcoming absorption into the Marvel Universe, he was telling fans that his still-unspecified role in a still-unnamed Marvel project would have something to do with "a kind of love story" -- leading to speculation that Diesel would either be playing the Vision or Thanos, two characters with decidedly unorthodox love lives (and personalities that would seem to lend themselves to Diesel's uniquely deadpan onscreen persona).
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