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.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Teasers Featuring Peter Quill, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer

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Marvel has released two brief teasers featuring Guardians of the Galaxy‘s animated characters, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and now they have teasers for the other three members of the crew.  This time, they’re focusing on the live-action characters: Chris Pratt as the roguish Peter Quill (aka “Star-Lord”), the assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and the rampaging Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).  I assume these are the end of the character teasers, but it would be nice to see ones for Nebula (Karen Gillan) and The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) since they also made appearances in first trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the teasers.  The film also stars Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, and Peter SerafinowiczGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

20 Images from the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, John C. Reilly, Djimon Hounsou and More

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This week is all about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  Not only did the first trailer for the film drop late last night, but we’ve also seen a host of great images from the colorful cast of characters.  However, there are some moments in the trailer that zipped by so fast that the eye could hardly register them.  We’ve gone ahead and remedied this by snagging 20 new images from the trailer that show off Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly and more in costume.

Also starring Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Michael RookerPeter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the screencaps.

12 New Images from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Featuring Great Looks at Benicio Del Toro as The Collector and Karen Gillan as Nebula

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Hot on the heels of Marvel’s first trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy come 12 new images from the snarky superhero film.  In addition to looks at Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, there are also some excellent shots of the more unconventional characters of Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).  We also get our first clear looks at Taneleer Tivan/The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Also starring Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz, Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

First Trailer for Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana

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Marvel has released the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy.  Led by half-human, half-alien Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), the team is comprised of humanoid aliens Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), talking raccoon Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel), a giant, walking tree.  If you were at last year’s Comic-Con, you’ll recognize a lot of the footage, but for the majority of audiences this first look gives a great sense of tone and the type of humor on display in the film.  We also get a solid look at Karen Gillan as Nebula and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector; a dozen new still images from the film can be found here.

Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz also star in the comic book adaptation directed by James Gunn.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 15-Second Teaser Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista

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The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy will air tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Marvel has released a 15-second teaser for it.  The film centers on misfits Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) teaming up to protect a mysterious orb from the clutches of the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).  I’m incredibly excited for this movie, and so while I’m usually annoyed by teasers for trailers, in this case I’ll make an exception.

Hit the jump to check out the teaser, and click here for new images.  The film also stars Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del ToroGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

Three New Images from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; First Trailer Premieres Tomorrow Night

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In addition to three new images from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve got the details for how you can check out the first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming superhero film.  In addition to all that goodness, Gunn and star Chris Pratt recently shared some insights into the movie and teased how it will be different than any comic book film adaptation that’s come before it.  A tall order, but this cast and crew appear to be up to the task.

Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del Toro also star.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the new images and to see what Gunn and Pratt had to say.

First Look at the Action Figures for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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We’ll hopefully be getting the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy very soon, but in the meantime we’ll have to settle for another take on the police lineup that’s run through the concept art, the live-action shot, and now the action figures.  In plastic form we now have (from left to right) Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).  The figures are from Hasbro and measure around 6-inches except for Rocket, who’s a little shorter, and Groot, who’s a little taller.  As for the quality, it’s probably best to look past the accuracy of the faces and instead look at the overall detail in the clothes and accessories.  I’m particularly impressed with the markings on Drax, and I hope the mass-produced paint-job does justice to this official image.

Hit the jump to check out the images; the figures will be released in July.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st.

New Trailer for BLOOD TIES Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, and Mila Kunis

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Roadside Attractions has released the first theatrical trailer for director Guillaume Canet’s crime drama Blood Ties.  The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers.  One has recently been released from prison (Clive Owen), and the other is a cop (Billy Crudup) who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard.  The trailer paints the film as a crime thriller, but I saw the pic at TIFF and it’s really more of a family drama with tense elements.  Regardless, the film never really comes together and kind of slogs its way through the tropes and clichés of a 1970s crime movie.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review from TIFF.  The film also stars Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard, Noah Emmerich, and James CaanBlood Ties will be released in theaters and on iTunes March 21st.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana Officially Set for AVATAR 2, 3, and 4

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Though there wasn’t really any concern about them not coming back, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have now officially solidified their deals to star in all three of the upcoming Avatar sequels.  Heat Vision confirms that Worthington and Saldana will be reprising their roles as Jake Sully and Neytiri, and while plot details for this trio of films are under wraps, the report notes that Sully and Neytiri will have children.  The first actor to sign on for all three films was Stephen Lang, and the announcement of his casting took away any stakes we had with regards to his character surviving or dying in the next two movies.

Director James Cameron is co-writing Avatar 2, 3, and 4 with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno, respectively.  We know that filming will take place entirely in New Zealand, and Cameron plans on shooting all three pics at once when production gets underway later this year.  Avatar 2 is finally slated for release December 2016, with the other two films following in December 2017 and 2018.

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