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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Promises Lots of Laughs

If you like your Benicio Del Toro white-haired, your Zoe Saldana deadly, and/or your Karen Gillan bald (and also deadly!), then Guardians of the Galaxy may be the move for you.

Disney gave us the first look of Guardians of the Galaxy on New Year's Day, and now they've released the first official full-length trailer for their latest Marvel adaptation, which offers up audiences a closer look at the cast of ecclectic characters.

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PHOTO: First Look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Guardians of the Galaxy

While Parks and Rec fans noticed Chris Pratt's dramatic weight loss and temporary exit from the series to film Guardians of the Galaxy, little else has truly been known about the Disney/Marvel project - until now.

The studio released the first official promotional photo of the comic book adaptation (above) on the last day of 2013, as well as an official synopsis:

"An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Groot, a tree-like humanoid (voiced by Vin Diesel), the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand -  with the galaxy’s fate in the balance."

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Cinecast: Emma Roberts Honors Julia, Wally Pfister Casts Johnny Depp

Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone+ Emma Roberts donned a blonde wig and mini skirt this Halloween, a nod to her famous aunt Julia's most iconic role from Pretty Woman.

+ Zoe Saldana was photographed on the set of her upcoming film Nina, a biopic of the famous jazz singer Nina Simone. Complete in a headwrap and beige shift dress, the actress also appears to be wearing makeup to darken her skin (many, including Simone's daughter, were upset that the light-colored actress Saldana was chosen to portray the dark-skinned legendary songstress).

+ Johnny Depp has been cast as the lead role in Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, which will see him play a man who will be sucked into an evil computer he created.

+ Michael Fassbender will take on the lead role in the film adaptation of the popular video game Assasin's Creed, where he plays a time traveler who operates around significant historical events.

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Zoe Saldana Joins Machete Kills

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana has signed up for Machete Kills.

The Star Trek actress will appear alongside Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez in the follow-up to 2010 action movie Machete, and Danny Trejo - who is set to reprise his role as blade-wielding Mexican Federale Machete Cortez - can't wait to kiss all three girls in the film.

"The sequel to Machete, Machete Kills is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. We've got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana - and guess what? I get to kiss all of 'em."

Amber Heard is in line to play an assassin in the motion picture, which will see Michelle and Jessica reprise their roles of a taco-truck lady and an immigrations officer, with Robert Rodriguez returning to direct the project.

The film - which is scheduled to begin shooting in Texas soon - will see Cortez aim to stop Mel Gibson's villain from firing a missile.


In Theaters This Weekend: January 14, 2011


  • The Dilemma (PG-13): starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly (directed by Ron Howard)
  • The Green Hornet (PG-13): starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz (directed by Michel Gondry)
  • Barney's Version* (R): starring Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike (directed by Richard J. Lewis)
  • Burning Palms* (R): starring Dylan McDermott, Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell (directed by Christopher B. Landon)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 16, 2010

Here are some of the options available this week:

The Last Airbender Blu-ray

  • Avatar: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Best Worst Movie: DVD
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Disney's A Christmas Carol: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Extra Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Kids are All Right: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Airbender: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Lightkeepers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lottery Ticket: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Metropolis: DVD
  • Open Season: Blu-ray 3D
  • The Polar Express: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray combo
  • The Shawshank Redemption: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: August 27, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Last Exorcism (PG-13): starring Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr (directed by Daniel Stamm)
  • Takers (PG-13): starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba (directed by John Luessenhop)
  • Aashayein* (NR): starring John Abraham, Anaitha Nair, Sonal Sehgal (directed by Nagesh Kukunoor)
  • Avatar* (PG-13): starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver (directed by James Cameron)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 20, 2010

The Runaways DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Black Narcissus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cats & Dogs: Blu-ray
  • Cop Out: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Forbidden World: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Galaxy of Terror: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Losers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mother: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Red Shoes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Runaways: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Town Called Panic: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Iron Man 2 Soars High Above the Competition

Iron Man 2

Only one movie earned over $10 million over this weekend…and only movie scored over $125 million as well.

Iron Man 2 - with help from Mickey Rourke’s powerful weapons - whipped up $128.1 million over the past three days, giving Paramount its biggest open in history. The sequel, which was produced for approximately $170 million, easily improved upon Iron Man‘s $98.6 million premiere in 2008 and nabbed the fifth-largest debut of all time. (The Dark Knight still tops that leader board with its $158.4 million outing.)

Focus Features’ also made news of its own despite coming nowhere near Iron Man 2‘s numbers. The documentary, which was only released in 534 theaters, delivered $2.2 million and a ninth-place finish over the Mother’s Day weekend.

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