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James Gunn Promises Shifting Aspect Ratios For IMAX Screenings Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 10:05 AM
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Aspects ratios are the new... black, we guess? Certainly, there's been more conversation lately about the framing of images in movies, from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" serving up three different formats, while Xavier Dolan's "Tom At The Farm" and the upcoming "Mommy," also play with the black bars. And so it was probably just a matter of time until a major studio blockbuster did the same.

Don’t Believe The Hype: James Gunn Says ‘Ant-Man’ Directing Rumors Are Bullsh*t

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
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So if you believed the morning rumors, which honestly smelled a little bit more like horseshit than usual, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” was going to take over “Ant-Man” from the now departed Edgar Wright. Hey, Gunn was understanding of the problems between mom and dad, and hell, his Marvel movie was to 2014 what Wright’s “Ant-Man” was to 2015—a risk. Presumably Gunn’s done a great job of blending wacky comedy and “risk” along with the narrative foundations of what Marvel needs and expects for their tentpoles, so he’d make a good choice, right?

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Weighs In On The Edgar Wright/Marvel/’Ant-Man’ Divorce

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 26, 2014 2:05 PM
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If the Edgar Wright and Marvel split over “Ant-Man” is actually less amicable than originally suggested, maybe it is more akin to a “divorce” as fans have been putting it? After all, Wright developed the project for Marvel for eight years only to walk away late last week allegedly after a script rewrite that Wright agreed to, but didn’t love.

James Gunn Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is "Definitely Connected" To 'Avengers 3' Plus New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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With Marvel plotting their cinematic map all the way to 2028, it's not a surprise to learn that thoughts are already percolating about "The Avengers 3." As folks know, Joss Whedon's Marvel contract expires after he drops "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," so we'll have to see if he stays committed to the comic world that has earned his biggest success. But even if not, the path to the inevitable third movie is already being laid.

Razzies 2014: 'Movie 43' Takes Worst Picture, Will & Jaden Smith Heavily Thrown Under Bus For 'After Earth'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 2, 2014 11:49 AM
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It's game day. The Academy Awards ceremony obvious takes place this evening and so like clockwork, the ignominious folks that run the Razzies Awards have unveiled their list for the worst movies of the year. The biggest story this year is that the Razzie committee failed to award Adam Sandler anything. Odd given how much the organization seems to loath Sandler and all his comedies. And oh yes, “Grown Ups 2” was nominated in several worst categories, but the Razzies saw fit to see many other films are far more egregious in failure.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Assembles New Superhero Team

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 11:55 PM
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So, a superhero movie with a raccoon and talking tree among the team, many have said (including us) that "Guardians Of The Galaxy" represents the biggest roll of the dice Marvel has taken to date. Just don't tell that to director James Gunn. "I don't think it's the riskiest Marvel property," he told Total Film. "I think 'Iron Man' was by far the riskiest. It was a film company that didn't have much, raising money to make a film based on a property that wasn't that much more well known than 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' So I think it's not even close to the riskiest Marvel property." Of course, Tony Stark now has three standalone movies to his name and the question is, can 'Guardians' reach that level of success?

First Look Photos: Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Finally Reveals Itself

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2014 6:49 PM
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Up until now it's been either concept art, or photos that pretty much look like concept art, but Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" has finally revealed itself with its initial first-look photos. “There's a whole lot to this movie–it's not a stage play," lead star Chris Pratt told USA Today said of the movie's scope and scale. "You couldn't make Guardians Of The Galaxy the play and put it on Broadway."

'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Not Happy With Credits Teaser Plus New Clip From The Film

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 24, 2013 9:01 AM
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Alan Taylor has made quite a name for himself over the years by working on some fantastic TV shows. “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Mad Men” are just three examples of a vast resume which dates all the way back to “Homicide: Life on the Street” from the mid-'90s. After almost three full decades of working in television, next month’s “Thor: The Dark World” (our review) will mark Taylor’s feature film debut. Overall, it seems Taylor’s experience on the film has been nothing but positive. However, Bleeding Cool has recently discovered that Alan Taylor is not exactly in love with the now standard mid-credits tag/teaser scene in the film.

Review: 'Movie 43' Strains For Laughs With Uninspired Collection Of Comedy Shorts

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 25, 2013 8:03 AM
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What is there to say, analytically, about “Movie 43”? Not released in theaters as much as inexplicably materializing in front of our very eyes, “Movie 43” has no moral, no overarching story, and no point other than the opportunity for Hollywood stars to play silly for a short while. Some of them relish this – a few of the performers are a natural at studied wackiness. Some aren’t as comfortable. Others just seem like they’re passing the time. The filmmakers who collaborated on this anthology film, however, mostly fit that last description. Despite the title, this… thing…is barely a movie.

Joss Whedon Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Will Be "Twisted," 'Avengers 2' Will Be "Complex & Difficult"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2012 11:38 AM
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As follow-ups to one of the three biggest movies of all time go, making a Shakespeare movie in your back garden with your friends must go down in history as one of the more unlikely ones. But that's exactly what "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon did, using the time between the Marvel pic wrapping and the start of post-production to direct a low-budget black-and-white version of "Much Ado About Nothing" starring Whedonverse graduates like Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher among the cast.

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