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Watch: Star-Lord Meets Korath The Pursuer In Clip From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'; Nathan Fillion Teases Cameo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 9:18 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
While "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" obliterated April box office records and opened huge, it was a sequel to an already successful featuring characters from the billion dollar "The Avengers." When it comes to "Guardians Of The Galaxy," the benchmark Marvel will likely be aiming for is the $65 million "Thor" snared on its opening weekend. If it can do that, than the gamble on this one will likely have paid off. But until then, marketing will be key to driving people to the multiplex.

Review: 'Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters' Starring Logan Lerman, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 7, 2013 9:58 AM
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You really have to be careful with these young adult franchises. “Harry Potter” managed to lock up participants for what became an annual entry in the series, as audiences watched these kids grow into functioning young adults. That franchise knew the value of time; three and a half years later, we have the second film in the “Percy Jackson” saga, and the cast is comprised of college-age kids playing much younger versions of themselves, and embarrassed to do so. “Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters” is most interesting because of what it can’t help being: a too-late sequel years after the zeitgeist, clearly the product of a lowered budget and adjusted expectations following a not-well-received first picture. Keep the flame, Percy. Keep the flame.

7 Character Posters & Voice Cast Revealed For 'Monsters University'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 16, 2013 1:45 PM
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Someone raised an interesting but kind of depressing point about Pixar recently. Between 1995 and 2009, the peerless animation company produced ten movies, with just one of those being sequel – 1999’s “Toy Story 2.” If all goes as expected, between 2010 and 2015 four of the company’s seven features will have been sequels, the third of which, “Monsters University” (a prequel, technically, but you catch our drift) is set for release in just over two months time.

TIFF Review: Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' Is An Unexpected Delight

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • September 10, 2012 10:02 AM
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How does one follow the biggest superhero film in box office history? Perhaps a better way to phrase it is, how does the man behind some of the most beloved cult TV series and characters in recent pop history follow the biggest superhero film in box office history? If we're talking about the much-loved Joss Whedon – who else? – you decamp to your home, grab a camera, invite over your friends, and create a delightful, DIY, modern-day black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Duh.

New Images From Joss Whedon's Low-Budget Indie 'Much Ado About Nothing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 2:27 PM
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Will all the fanboys and ticket buyers who made "The Avengers" a $1 billion success come out for Joss Whedon's indie "Much Ado About Nothing"? Um, probably not, but you gotta admire Whedon for following up his blockbuster extravanganza with a movie he literally shot in his backyard.

Nathan Fillion Reveals New, Mysterious Joss Whedon Project 'Much Ado About Nothing'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 24, 2011 1:02 AM
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Update: Joss Whedon has sent out a press release about the project saying, “The text is to me a deconstruction of the idea of love, which is ironic, since the entire production is a love letter, to the text, to the cast, even to the house it’s shot in.” Shot in 12 days in Santa Monica, the low-budget film will hit the festival circuit next year “because it is fancy.” The casting is as follows: Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof are Beatrice and Benedick; Nathan Fillion is Dogberry, Clark Gregg is Leonato, Fran Kranz is Claudio and Reed Diamong is Don Pedro.

Get A Grip: Why Your Favorite 'Firefly' Cast Member Is Never Going To Lead A Tentpole

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 3, 2011 3:10 AM
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There's not a lot of news knocking around in the week between Christmas and New Year, and so fairly ludicrous rumors that wouldn't necessarily get the time of day in busier periods get more traction than they would otherwise. Two stories were doing the rounds last week, stories that have a very significant connection.

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