Nathan Fillion to Have a “Fun Cameo” in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Check out the Film’s Empire Magazine Covers

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Many geeks like Nathan Fillion, and they’d probably like to see him play a geekier part than his role on the Castle.  However, they’ll have to shrug and accept the fact that he’ll probably never fill their fan-casting for Nathan Drake or Hal Jordan.  However, he will sneak into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Initial rumors wanted to give him as huge a role as possible, and he was soon being connected with Nova Prime a.k.a Richard Rider.

However, director James Gunn, who worked with Fillion on Slither, Super, and PG-Porn, went to Twitter to quiet down the rumors.  Hit the jump for more, and to see Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Empire Magazine covers.  The film opens in 3D on August 1st.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY International Trailer Features More Rocket Raccoon

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Marvel has released a new Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer that features more Rocket Raccoon, less classic rock, and additional focus on the story.  While I was already sold on director James Gunn’s intergalactic adventure, this new trailer will get a lot more regular moviegoers excited for the movie.  As most of you know, the story follows five intergalactic misfits—Peter Quill aka Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper)—as they set out to recapture a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).

Hit the jump to check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer and click here for our full rundown of the highlights from the recent Guardians Q&A.  The film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, Michael Rooker, and Glenn CloseGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Image Featuring Djimon Hounsou as Korath; Plus Hi-Res Character Posters

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Following last week’s flurry of character posters, a new Guardians of the Galaxy image has been released from the upcoming Marvel film, revealing an official look at Djimon Hounsou as Korath.  Director James Gunn’s space-set adventure revolves around an unlikely group of outlaws that must work together in order to save the universe, and judging by the emphasis on one specific orb in a number of images and the trailers—and now this Hounsou image—I imagine this is the film’s MacGuffin.  In addition to the close look at Korath, Disney has also released high-resolution versions of the previously released character posters, which provide a closer look at the principal misfits.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy image and hi-res posters.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Benicio Del ToroGlenn CloseKaren GillanMichael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters on August 1st.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Poster: Zoe Saldana Sports a Smirk as Gamora

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Marvel kicked off a week of character posters for director James Gunn’s sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday with a new look at the animated characters Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and today the campaign continues with Gamora.  Zoe Saldana plays the novel-looking alien in the pic, a trained assassin who also happens to be the last of her species.  Saldana’s Gamora also provides a strong link to the baddie Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), as she just so happens to have a personal connection to the big purple guy.  Saldana looks heavily touched-up on this character poster, and I’m not quite sure if it’s an artistic flourish or just bad photoshop.

Hit the jump to check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy poster.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on August 1st.

First THE BOOK OF LIFE Trailer Featuring the Voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, and Channing Tatum

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20th Century Fox has released the first The Book of Life trailer.  Inspired the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead”, the film revolves around three childhood friends—Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoe Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum)—who find themselves in a love triangle as the gods wager on who will win Maria’s heart.  While the story of the gods interfering with the lives and loves of mortals is one of the oldest tales in human history, it’s refreshing to see a feature that pulls from Mexican mythology.  Equally appealing is the unique visual style of the film.  I’m sure there’s a proper term for it, but characters and settings already feel 3D in a 2D viewing experience.  They seem carved, or crafted from papier mache, more reminiscent of games like “Little Big Planet” than anything we’ve seen in the animated world lately.  A gorgeous, eye-catching, and colorful introduction to this bold take on Dia de los Muertos.

Hit the jump to check out The Book of Life trailer, and click here to see the teaser poster.  The film also features the voices of Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, and Placido DomingoThe Book of Life opens in 3D on October 17th.

First BOOK OF LIFE Images; Guillermo del Toro Tackles the “Day of the Dead” in Animated Form

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20th Century Fox has released the first The Book of Life images for the upcoming Guillermo del Toro-produced animated feature inspired by the Mexican holiday “Dia de los Muertos” (aka “Day of the Dead”).  Directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the film revolves around three childhood friends—Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoe Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum)—who find themselves in a love triangle as the gods wager on who will win Maria’s heart.  Manolo is the central character of the story, as he dreams of breaking his family tradition of bullfighting to become a guitar player.  Over the course of the fantastical story, audiences are taken to The Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered, and the Land of the Forgotten as Manolo seeks to live a complete and fulfilling life that is remembered by the living.  Promising stuff, especially with del Toro involved.

Hit the jump to check out the Book of Life images.  The film also features the voices of Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, and Placido DomingoThe Book of Life opens in 3D on October 17th.

Over 45 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Images from the New Trailer, Including Rocket, Groot, Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser, and More

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Yesterday, Disney debut a pretty fantastic new trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  It again conveyed the offbeat tone with which writer/director James Gunn has tackled this comics adaptation, and it also offered a closer look at what to expect from the space-set adventure.  Since there was quite a bit of new footage in the trailer, we’ve rounded up a batch of screenshots from the most interesting bits that were gleaned.  They include better looks at Rocket the Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), as well as Lee Pace’s intimidating, villainous Ronan the Accuser and a number of other characters and environments.

Hit the jump to check out a large gallery of Guardians of the Galaxy images.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, and John C. ReillyGuardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters on August 1st.

Chris Pratt Comes from a Planet of Outlaws in New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer

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Marvel has released a new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.  The story follows five intergalactic misfits—Peter Quill aka Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper)—as they set out to recapture a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).  Gunn continues to knock it out of the park when it comes to song choice in these trailers, and this extended preview officers a sufficient tease of the film’s scale as well as closer looks at the two CG characters: Rocket and Groot.  I really love how Marvel is just swinging for the fences with this movie, and I hope audiences embrace the lovable goofiness come August.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click here for our full rundown of the highlights from the recent Guardians Q&A.  The film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. ReillyPeter Serafinowicz, Michael Rooker, and Glenn CloseGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

New Poster for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; New Trailer Arrives Monday at 10am PST

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Marvel has released a new poster for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy.  The story follows five intergalactic misfits—Peter Quill aka Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper)—as they set out to recapture a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).  I really like this poster.  With a little artistic tweaking, it would be right at home on the cover of a pulpy sci-fi paperback.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy poster, and come back Monday at 10:00am PST to watch the new trailer.  You can also click on the respective links for official character descriptions, Pratt’s interview with Steve, and new behind-the-scenes images.  The film opens in 3D on August 1st, and also stars Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. ReillyPeter Serafinowicz, Michael Rooker, and Glenn Close.

First GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TV Spot Goes Behind the Scenes with Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper

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The first Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot is now online!  When you own the network that airs a show that provides interconnecting tissue to your cinematic universe, you can get away with doing more than showing off a thirty-second teaser.  Enter Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which debuted a brief teaser during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last night.  The quick TV spot at that space-based property gave us a nice behind-the-scenes look at the film, along with commentary from Kevin Feige, and stars Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper.

You’ll have to wait until August 1st to view the movie in full, but for now, hit the jump to watch the first Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot.

First Trailer for NBC Miniseries ROSEMARY’S BABY Starring Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, and Jason Isaacs

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NBC has released the first full Rosemary’s Baby trailer for its upcoming miniseries adaptation of the 1967 Ira Levin novel of the same name.  The television event stars Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Levin (Suits) as a young couple who move into a Paris apartment with a dark past.  Saldana’s character becomes pregnant, but as the days wear on, she becomes suspicious that her husband and mysterious neighbors may have ulterior motives about the future of her child.  Director Roman Polanski previously adapted the material in 1968 to stellar results, and while I was keeping an open mind about NBC’s miniseries adaptation, this debut trailer is not particularly encouraging.  Despite roping in talented actors like Saldana and Jason Isaacs, this looks more like a cheap, straight-to-DVD horror remake than a television miniseries event (Hannibal, by comparison, looks like a $100 million prestige film).

Hit the jump to watch the Rosemary’s Baby trailer for yourself.  The four-hour, two-part miniseries begins on NBC Sunday, May 11th.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Will Feature Motion-Capture Thanos; James Gunn Says Film Connects to AVENGERS 3

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With each new Marvel Studios release, fans are not only eager to dig into whatever solo adventure is on display, but also to see how the film connects to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.  The recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier serves as a prequel of sorts to Avengers: Age of Ultron, setting up the story for Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated ensemble sequel.  We still have one Marvel film left to go before Age of Ultron hits theaters in 2015, but it’s looking more and more like Guardians of the Galaxy will be more removed from the immediate MCU than the other films—at least for now.

In the latest issue of EW, Guardians writer/director James Gunn spoke a bit about the film, confirming that big baddie Thanos will indeed appear in motion-capture form, and teasing that the pic very much connects to Avengers 3.  Read Gunn’s full comments after the jump, along with a few new images from the unabashedly weird-looking Guardians of the Galaxy.

Hi-Res Promo Images of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and David Bautista

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With Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening this Friday, I was hoping we would get a new look at Marvel’s next movie Guardians of the Galaxy (yes, I’m impatient).  No such luck, but to make up for it, we have some high-resolution cut-outs of the characters from the teaser poster.  So if you needed some hi-res Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) or Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in your day, this isn’t so bad.  That being said, August feels very far away.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars  David Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, Peter Serafinowicz, Glenn Close, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

First TV Poster for ROSEMARY’S BABY Miniseries Featuring Zoe Saldana, and Season 2 Posters for ORPHAN BLACK Starring Tatiana Maslany

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We’ve got some new posters from the following small screen shows:

Rosemary’s Baby – NBC’s four-hour miniseries featuring Zoe Saldana as Rosemary in an adaptation of Ira Levin’s best-selling 1967 suspense novel.

Orphan Black – Season two, starring Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, and Tatiana Maslany, returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 19th at 9/8c.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

BLOOD TIES Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Blood Ties opens today in limited release.]

There’s no prequel to Blood Ties, but perhaps there should be. It could provide a reason to give a damn about the characters. We could see the development of their conflict, the tension between brothers and the brothers’ tension with their lovers. Instead, Guillaume Canet’s film hits the ground stumbling as the disjointed picture jumps between characters seemingly at random, and never spends enough time to make us care, or wastes time showing just how shallow these horrible people really are. Coated in the veneer of a throwback crime drama, Blood Ties is an insult to its genre, its cast, and its audience.

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