Marvel Studios has become known for a lot of things over the last six years, but perhaps one of their most crowd-pleasing habits is the inclusion of special post-credits sequences at the end of their movies. Sometimes theyíre used to tease future events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and sometimes their just for fun Ė but theyíre pretty much all very entertaining. Their latest film, James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy, is no different, and contains one of the best post-credits sequences yet.
This week I am joined by Jack Giroux from Film School Rejects, who helps me break down the ins and outs of the movie. In case the headline wasnít a big enough clue, we do get into spoiler territory, so watch at your own risk if you havenít seen the film yet. Now thatís all out of the way, hit the play button inside!
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
The story of Peter Quill, the character played by Chris Pratt in James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy, is certainly a strange one. As a child back in the 1980s, he found himself whisked off of planet Earth and far off into the cosmos where he would spend the rest of his life living amongst all kinds of bizarre aliens from other worlds.
Somebody give Kristen Stewart a hug. Universal has been puzzling over how to make a sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman after the first film made $396 million. Rumors circulated that she would play a small-to-nonexistent part in the new film, which would primarily focus on the character of the Huntsman played by Chris Hemsworth. But no one would have guessed the studio was ruthless enough to simply subtract her from the equation completely to make The Huntsman.
There are so many reasons why youíd want to bring your kids to see James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, and a handful of reservations keeping you from grabbing tickets for the whole family.
Star Trek had a rousing revival thanks to J.J. Abrams' reboot back in 2009, so why not a resurrection of its quirky but beloved parody, Galaxy Quest? It turns out a sequel script may exist.
Before signing off, I asked Simon Pegg if he knew when he would begin filming the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, where heíll reprise his role as Benji Dunn. Pegg shared a few key details.
The Mad Titan known as Thanos is quickly becoming more and more important figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The purple-skinned alien was revealed as being the puppet master behind the Chitauri invasion in Joss Whedonís The Avengers, and, as we learned earlier this year, he will be playing a small part in James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy.
Martin Scorsese is one of those directors who you can tell has a clear vision of what he wants to see up on the screen. While some directors might have vague ideas that eventually are realized within a healthy proximity to the images they want to convey (usually found in post), Scorsese is one of those minds who are not satisfied until every small detail of said vision is on display in meticulous detail.
The question that remains is whether or not this is even possible. Del Toro made Pacific Rim for Legendary, a relationship so pleasurable that they opted to move forward with Pacific Rim 2. The director also worked with the company yet again on next year's Crimson Peak. With Skull Island gearing up for a November 2016 release date, is it feasible del Toro could shoot that film before jumping onto Pacific Rim 2 (currently scheduled for 2017)?
The pair of Academy Award winners are pairing up to make the film Money Monster, with Foster directing and Clooney starring as Lee Gates - a TV stock analyst who is taken hostage under dire circumstances and killer ratings. His captor lost all of their money thanks to a bad investment tip that Gates provided on his show.
In the latest trailer, intended for international audiences we get a crasser and fuller perspective on Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, as it is slated to be titled overseas. Keaton's has-been is reaching for one last gasp of fame by writing and starring in a Broadway play that he's cast a scene-stealing Ed Norton in. We learn that that grumbling voice we heard in the first trailer isn't just the anti-hero's inner monologue.
The end result is a rowdy, rambunctious film about a moment in music history where everything stopped to accommodate Brown's ruthless talent and ingenuity. The Get On Up press conference was held in New York, and it allowed journalists to talk to Chadwick Boseman , as well as Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, producer Brian Grazer, director Tate Taylor, and the one and only Mick Jagger.
Lionsgate has announced that Lorde will be the sole curator of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1's soundtrack, which will go on sale this fall through Republic Records.