Slider, Brandon Carmichael and Special Guest Jerry Fuqua II discuss the summer Blockbuster (and officially the highest grossing film of 2014) Guardians of the Galaxy along with the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe live at Famous Faces & Funnies.
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After 30 days in the theater the Worldwide Grosses are at $507,442,000, making it the top grossing film of 2014
So were 7 days in and one thing about Guardians of the Galaxy is clear – audiences have a love affair with Groot! But a franchise can not live on Groot alone (or can it)? The Guardians are made up of four characters other than Groot! You have Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Rocket – A talking machine gun toting raccoon!!! Don’t get me wrong – I loved Groot (see images below – including the t-shirt I want to make), but let not forget the rest of the characters. That being said – I want to know – Groot aside, who is you next favorite Guardian?
This week Marvel Entertainment made announcement upon announcement in what effectively garnering interest for some major announcements at San Diego Comic Con. From a gender bent Thor to a Black Captain America and a Superior Iron Man – Marvel has been making waves this week. Today was no exception.
Marvel has announced five new release dates for Marvel Studios productions, taking the current roster out to 2019. Thanks to the guys over at Screen Rant we have some speculation as to how this list is shaping up.
1. A phenomenon in which a luminous electrical discharge appears on a ship or aircraft during a storm.
2. A 1985 Joel Schumacher film surrounding a group of friends just out of college, and their struggle with adulthood.
In 1985, 12 (going on 13) year old me did not know either of the definitions listed above. It was a pretty rough time for me. I was living with an abusive parent, I had just come off of failing 7th grade at a private school in at attempt to punish my parents for their divorce and for moving me to the private school in the first place, and I was being left behind by all of my friends. (That last one is important with respect to how I feel about this movie, so pay attention.) So what is a tween to do for an escape? MOVIES!
1985 was a not so great year for me, but was a truly great year for movies. This is the year that gave us Back to the Future, The Goonies, Legend, Clue, Weird Science, The Jewel of the Nile, Cocoon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Real Genius, Better Off Dead, The Breakfast Club and of course the reason for this post – St. Elmo’s Fire. While many of these films that I cherish allowed me a temporary escape from my reality it was the last two that really had a huge impact on me. Both of these movies gave me hope. “Both?” you might ask – “they are very different stories!” This is true – but they came at a pretty dark time in my childhood and made me believe that I might have something to look forward to.