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How many times have you read that it’s really hard to duplicate the success of the first film in a sequel? Probably more than you can remember. Well, here’s a newsflash: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” pulls that feat off with only a little strain and a belly of genuine emotion. Marvel Studios’ space faring superhero-team-that-isn’t-really-a-superhero-team came together in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” James Gunn, along with a screenplay assist from Nicole Sperling, wonderfully demonstrated how a band of characters that were barely known beyond hardcore comic book fans could transform into a band of charismatic and colorful characters that felt strikingly original. Continue reading ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is A Worthy, Surprisingly Emotional Follow-Up To A Superhero Classic [Review] at The Playlist.
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  It might not feel like it — about eight of the damn things are shooting at the minute, not to mention all the TV things — but it’s been six whole months since the last entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit theaters, with “Doctor Strange” way back in November. Don’t expect a gap of that size again (three are scheduled for release this year and next), but anyway, the wait is about to be over, as the international release of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. Continue reading Reviews Round-Up: Did Critics Enjoy ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ As Much As The Original? at The Playlist.
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It’s Friday, which means one last chance to cram as many “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rumors into the calendar as humanly possible. With critics and select fans getting a first look at the film this past week, and Entertainment Weekly sharing some big updates on the movie in its Summer Movie Preview, the floodgates have opened on talking about James Gunn‘s highly anticipated sequel. Continue reading Marvel Hints At A Different ‘Guardians’ Roster In ‘Vol. 3,’ James Gunn’s Expanding Role at The Playlist.
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WEST HOLLYWOOD – Sitting down with James Gunn it’s clear the writer and director of “Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2” is battling to keep his energy up as he endures a day full of interviews and press conferences for his latest blockbuster.  He is also no doubt coming off the high of the film’s world premiere that took place less than 24 hours earlier.  A premiere where a good chunk of Hollywood learned that “Vol. Continue reading ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’s’ James Gunn Thinks Tom Holland Is ‘Amazing’ As Spider-Man [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Few blockbuster films are as synonymous with their soundtrack as “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel‘s rip-roaring space adventure laid out the importance of music in its very first trailer, introducing a new generation of fans to the unavoidably catchy funk of Blue Swede‘s “Hooked on a Feeling.” James Gunn also doubled down on the music in the movie itself, making his main character’s old Walkman the only connection he had with his home planet. Continue reading The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Soundtrack Has Been Revealed at The Playlist.
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By now, we’ve probably seen approximately 38% of the new “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” movie through various bits of footage, promotional photos, and teaser trailers. But for the insatiable out there – those that really want to ramp that number all the way up to 40% – you’re in luck: a handful of new clips for Marvel‘s latest space adventure debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  Continue reading Watch Not One, Not Two, But FOUR New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Clips at The Playlist.
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Welcome to Blockbuster Limbo, that odd – and inevitable – period between the first press screening of a film and its theatrical release. Film critics got their first good look at “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” last night, and while the actual reviews are under embargo until April 24, that didn’t stop members of the press from sharing their initial reactions on Twitter. The consensus? ‘Guardians’ brings all the energy of the original film, perhaps with slightly diminishing returns. Continue reading Early ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Reviews Are In, And Apparently, There’s A TON Of Post-Credits Scenes at The Playlist.
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