Baby Groot Steals Guardians Vol. 2 Teaser!

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It looks like James Gunn has done it again.

The new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is killer! Baby Groot, frustrated Rocket and embarrassed Star-Lord are indications that GotG2 will be as odd and happy-making as the first one. Plus, Sweet’s Fox on the Run. (Gotta love that!)

Don’t believe me? Check out it out after the break. GotG2 opens on May 5, 2017.

Trailer Grade: A+

VIZ Media Spotlights Video Gamed-Based Manga for the Holidays!

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There’s a significant overlap between comics/manga and video game fans. Some of the world’s most popular games have inspired manga – and if your gamer is into Pokémon, Super Mario or the classic Legend of Zelda, they have some titles that might work for your gamer this holiday season.

For the more adventurous, there’s the Pokéman Cookbook – filled with recipes inspired by the adventurous anime series.

For the more culinarily cautious, there are titles like the Pokémon Pocket Comics Box Set, Super Mario Adventures and The Legend of Zelda®: Legendary Omnibus. Check out the details after the break.

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VIZ Media Highlights Unique Anime for the Holidays!

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With the holidays nearly upon us, VIZ Media has made a list of possible ways to ensure that your anime fan has a cool Yule.

From Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal (above left) to Hunter X Hunter, and from Bleach (first time on Blu-ray) to Naruto, there are titles to delight anime fans of every age.

Check out the VIZ list after the break.

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Production Begun On Starz Drama Counterpart!

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A lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension (of course there’s much more to it than that…).

In a nutshell, that’s the basic premise for Starz’s new drama series, Counterpart. Production on the series – which stars Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd – is underway. Mortyn Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) directed the first episode.

A premiere date for the series is to be determined. For more, read on.

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Blood Red Red Band Trailer: The Belko Experiment!

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James Gunn, the madman behind Slither, Super and Guardians of the Galaxy has a new film called The Belko Experiment. It posits a ‘social experiment’ that requires people to kill to stay alive – in the Bogota offices of a company that has an intriguingly nebulous mission statement.

Check out the red band trailer after the jump. The Belko Experiment opens on March 17, 2017. Written by Gunn, the film is directed by Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean.

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The Magnificent Seven Gets 4K Ultra HD Release!

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Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven is coming to home video and videophiles will pleased to see that the home video release will include a 4K Ultra HD package.

The story of seven hired guns who contract to protect a small town from an avaricious mining baron features an all-star cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

The home video release encompasses 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD formats and will be in stores on December 20th. Read on for a more detailed synopsis and list of features for each format.

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La La Land, Arrival and Moonlight Lead Critics’ Choice Awards Noms!

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An original musical, a sci-fi First Contact tale and a gay coming of age story lead the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards.

La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle earned twelve nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Arrival and Moonlight each grabbed ten noms – with both in the running for Best Picture and Best Director.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the nominations earlier today.

The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards will be presented, live, from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica – hosted by TJ Miller – on Sunday, December 11th on A&E (8ET/5PT). For the complete of nominations, read on.

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Hulu Gives Nashies An Early Christmas Prezzie!

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For fans of Nashville, Hulu has an early Christmas present – the first hour of the two-hour fifth season premiere will be dropped on Friday, December 16th.

Between now and then, fans and curious non-fans can catch up by watching seasons 1-4 now.

Read on for details, a catch-up teaser – and the passionate new trailer for season five.

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