Stuber, a comedy which pairs Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on October 1. The feature also hits Digital on October 1.
TinyCo and Marvel’s game Marvel Avengers Academy is now available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play, and to whet gamers’ appetites the Guardians of the Galaxy are now a part of the title.
It was another predictable weekend at the box office, as Guardians of the Galaxy was the #1 film, followed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The biggest surprise is the staying power of smaller profile flicks If I Stay and Let’s Be Cops, two movies that have performed above expectations.
Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
Guardians of the Galaxy’s box-office dominance continued through the Labor Day Weekend, as it beat all comers with a $16.3 million take. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did well, coming in second with $11.7 million, with the romantic drama If I Stay checking in at #3 with $9.26 million. In its second week of release, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For slipped out of the top ten and finished at #14 with a disappointing $2.17 million.
Here’s the top 10 (through Sunday):
Guardians of the Galaxy continued its box-office dominance, as it took in $17.6 million to beat out newcomers If I Stay (#3, $16.3 million), When The Game Stands Tall (#5, $9 million), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (#8, $6.47 million).
The weekend’s biggest surprise was the tepid box-office numbers for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Although the film continues the film noir, gritty graphic novel spirit of Sin City, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez didn’t strike oil the second time around. A huge reason for the film’s tepid reception is that sometimes absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder (Sin City came out in 2005), and audience members have apparently moved on (or will just wait when the movie hits digital, DVD, & Blu-ray).
I actually loved Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and hope it gets a fair shake down the road. Here’s the top 10:
Unless you’re playing Blob or the Kingpin, getting into tip top shape is a requirement in playing your average Marvel comic book superhero. Although he’s had memorable supporting roles in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty, Chris Pratt still needed to sculpt his physique to play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (check out his eye-opening selfie in this Zap2it.com article).
Like most normal dudes, Chris Pratt loves eating and drinking beer (he and wife Anna Faris ate to their hearts’ content on a 2012 episode of Top Chef), but sometimes one has to put one’s healthy appetite to the side – especially if you’re working in show business.
During the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference, a journalist asked Pratt about his own body image, and he gave a really funny answer. Click on the media bar below to listen to Chris Pratt.
Guardians of the Galaxy, co-starring Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana, opens August 1.
Part of his inspiration for playing Groot came from his kids, who wanted him to play the role. Diesel may be known for his physical prowess, but Guardians of the Galaxy required him to flex his voice acting muscles. It’s a craft he developed while playing the lead voice in Brad Bird’s evocative animated feature The Iron Giant.
Click on the media bar below to hear Vin Diesel talk about the beauty of sharing his Guardians of the Galaxy experience with his children:
Directed by James Gunn (Super, Slither), Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1.
During the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference, Pratt was asked how he developed Peter Quill’s (aka Star-Lord) cocksure personality. “Kind of the whole process with me on this one was just trusting James (Gunn), really, and taking big swings and sometimes falling flat on my face,” said the actor, whose previous credits include Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball. “The big challenge for me was just trying to ignore the embarrassment of being an actor.”
Pratt obviously doesn’t believe acting is an embarrassing profession, but in the audio clip below he explains why his craft can, in context, be a humbling experience:
Guardians of the Galaxy hopes to get audience “hooked on a feeling” when it opens nationwide August 1st.
Guardians of the Galaxy, opening August 1, has Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) playing Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, an unpredictable (and from the looks of the trailer, extremely witty) space traveler whose discovery of a mysterious orb leads to his inevitable conflict with a world beating villain named Ronan (Lee Pace). Helping Star-Lord’s in his battle are fellow outsiders Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Baustista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).
The trailer is fantastic, and one of the many reasons why I’m pumped for the film is it’s shot by Ben Davis, a cinematographer who previously worked with director Matthew Vaughn on Layer Cake,Stardust, and Kick-Ass.
Check out the trailer, which features one of B.J. Thomas’ most popular tracks. From what I’ve seen from photos as well as this clip, I’m definitely (excuse the pun) “Hooked on a Feeling.”