Hilarious, Sweet, and Downright Spectacular | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’


By Cynthia Ayala

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone & Kurt Russell
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”

    —IMDB

One word: amazing! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does not disappoint. The film looks at the characters allowing for character growth while also establishing a family unit for the characters. The movie goes back to trace back the origins of Peter/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). But there’s more to this film than just that. It had heart and focuses on the Guardians not just as a group of heroes or friends, but as a family. And that’s one of the things that makes this film so good because everyone focuses on the characters and their dynamics with one another. They care about each other, they fight with one another and for one another. They are a strong unit and the cast and crew make sure that that resonates off the screen.
Continue reading “Hilarious, Sweet, and Downright Spectacular | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’”

Out of this world! | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’


By: Cynthia Ayala

One of the highly anticipated films of this year has finally arrived and it does not disappoint.  Guardians of the Galaxy offers laughs and heart that reflect off the well written script and dynamic acting.
Continue reading “Out of this world! | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’”

Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close


By:  Eric Eisenberg Yet another massively talented, award-winning actor has made a deal to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is now reporting that Glenn Close, who has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, is the latest performer to join the cast of James Gunn’s slowly-growing Guardians of the Galaxy. Calling the part “a major role,” the website says that she will be playing a leadership role (similar to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury) in the intergalactic police organization known as the Nova Corps – which also seems to confirm that the film will indeed include the Nova Corps. Story details … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close

Lee Pace in Final Negotiations to Play Villain in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Exclusive)


By: Jeff Sneider | The Wrap Lee Pace (“The Hobbit”) is in final negotiations to play the villain in Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The identity of Pace’s villainous character is being kept under wraps. “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds Quill leading a group of alien superheroes as they protect the solar system from an evil alien race. The cast currently features Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, WWE star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Michael Rooker as Yondu. Ophelia Lovibond will also co-star in an unknown … Continue reading Lee Pace in Final Negotiations to Play Villain in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Exclusive)

Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Ophelia Lovibond To The Cast


By: Eric Eisenberg With Iron Man 3 heading to theaters in the next couple weeks, Thor: The Dark World deep in post-production, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier now in front of cameras, the next big development for Marvel Studios is James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which continues to build its cast today. The film already has a interesting mix of actors attached, from Chris Pratt as Star-Lord to Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer to Zoe Saldana as Gamora, but now another piece has been added to the puzzle. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that British actress Ophelia Lovibond, who was previously featured in movies like No Strings … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Ophelia Lovibond To The Cast

Guardians Of The Galaxy To Add Zoe Saldana As Gamora


By:  Katey Rich Another key element of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has fallen into place, and it’s the addition of an actress who already knows her way around outer space. The Hollywood Reportersays that Zoe Saldana is currently in negotiations to play Gamora, the green-skinned humanoid alien who is the female lead of the upcoming superhero film. Saldana, who’s returning to play Uhura in Star Trek Into Darkness and is on board for theAvatar sequels, would be joining the cast that already includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord andDave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. James Gunn is on board to direct, and the production ought to be gearing up quickly … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy To Add Zoe Saldana As Gamora

Guardians Of The Galaxy Casts WWE’s Dave Bautista For Drax The Destroyer


By:  Kelly West More than a month after we learned that Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt was cast in the role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s anticipated superhero filmGuardians of the Galaxy comes official word on the casting for Drax, and it isn’t Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade, or even Jason Momoa, who was rumored to be offered the role last month. WWE wrestler, mixed martial artist and sometimes actor Dave Bautista, a.k.a. “Batista,” has landed the role. Guardians of the Galaxy will be directed by James Gunn and is said to be tied to The Avengers and other Marvel movies. Pratt stars as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a U.S. pilot who finds himself … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Casts WWE’s Dave Bautista For Drax The Destroyer

Could Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa Be Joining The Guardians Of The Galaxy?


By:   Eric Eisenberg Chris Pratt is set to play Star-Lord in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but there’s still plenty of work left to be done in the casting department before cameras start to roll. Marvel Studios still needs to find actors to play the roles of Drax The Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and thus far rumors and short-lists have been practically non-existent. But now it seems that we may be skipping over the long speculation process, because there is now a report that the studio has already found its second cast member. Latino-Review is claiming that inside sources … Continue reading Could Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa Be Joining The Guardians Of The Galaxy?

Is Vin Diesel Up To Play Vision In Avengers 2?


By: Brent McKnight Now that Joss Whedon is official back on board to write and direct The Avengers sequel we can get down to the dirty business of casting rumors. While this is conjecture and hearsay of the highest order, but could Vin Diesel possibly play Vision in the second chapter of Marvel’s hottest property? Here’s how little it takes to start a rumor these days. All that really happened is that Diesel changed the photo on his Facebook profile. Comic Book Therapy noticed that the Chronicles of Riddick actor posted a picture of the Vision, and, well, let the … Continue reading Is Vin Diesel Up To Play Vision In Avengers 2?

Joss Whedon Signs Three Year Deal With Marvel Studios


By: Eric Eisenberg Joss Whedon has plenty of experience as a showrunner. During his years in television he brought worlds like Firefly, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel to life, and even managed to the connect the arcs of the last two together. And now it looks like Whedon will have to take that same experience and talent to the big screen as he is basically becoming the showrunner for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following news from earlier this afternoon, when it was announced that Whedon would be writing and directing The Avengers 2 and working on a television show … Continue reading Joss Whedon Signs Three Year Deal With Marvel Studios