Tag: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Source, Rotten Tomatoes Audience Response: Captain Marvel – 62%The Incredible Hulk – 70%Iron Man 2 – 71%Captain America: The First Avenger – 74%Thor – 76%Thor: The Dark World – 76%Ant-Man and the Wasp – 77%Iron Man 3 – 78%Black Panther – 79%Avengers: Age of Ultron – 83%Doctor Strange – 86%Ant-Man – 86%Thor: Ragnarok – 87%Guardians […]

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During the brouhaha Rosanne Barr firing, and the cancelation of her ABC television show, many in Hollywood reacted with righteous indignation to those who came to her defense. One such individual was  James Gunn, the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy I & II (films I very much enjoyed). He said this on Twitter: “I wish some […]

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ACF #13 Political Conflict in Marvel and DC

 

I’m back with the second part of my long conversation with my friend Pete Spiliakos. We talked about girls becoming women in despite of society in ’80s movies last time. In the most surprising way, Pete picked horror movies to show social and psychological realism. Well, he hit it out of the park there, but then our conversation veered to the aesthetic, dramatic art and the political implications of the new business model of sequels and franchises. Like it or not, in an age of sequels and franchises, it’s no longer feasible to ignore the problem of sucky sequels.

How Many of the Best Picture Nominees Have You Seen?

 

shutterstock_236123857So, the Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture are: Boyhood, Birdman, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma, and Whiplash.

I’ve seen half of them (Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash);  Boyhood is my favorite so far.

The great omission I see is Guardians of the Galaxy not being nominated for Best Picture. More surprising, The Lego Movie was not nominated for Best Animated Feature. That’s not awesome.

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So let me get this out of the way: Guardians of the Galaxy is a very entertaining film. Even better, it’s entertaining in a way that doesn’t cater to a specific audience, i.e. my fellow comic book nerds. It instead manages to be accessible to just about anyone who watches it and can reasonably suspend […]

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