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Extended Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy: 12% of a Plan!

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The more footage I see from Guardians of the Galaxy, the more convinced I am that Marvel got it right, big time. James Gunn really seems to have a lock on this part of the Marvel Universe (which I expected from his previous, extremely warped work). As further proof, I submit the new, extended trailer that follows the jump. I AM GROOT!

Guardians of Galaxy opens galaxy wide on August 1st (I’m with them…)

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Taking It to the Streets: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Bus Stop Posters!

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is just a month-and-a-half away and Marvel is taking it to the streets with a series of ‘bus top’ character posters beginning with Peter ‘Star Lord’ Quill (above). Follow the jump for Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and the team of Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

Guardians of the Galaxy rockets (sorry!) into theaters on August 1st.

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Rosemary’s Baby; Cast and Director Interviews!

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NBC’s miniseries re-imagining of Rosemary’s Baby – Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs – premieres on Sunday (9/8C). After checking out a creepy clip – Rosemary takes a tour of the catacombs under Paris – follow the jump for interviews with Saldana, Adams, Isaacs, co-star Carole Bouquet and director Agnieszka Holland.

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The Words: Intriguing Technically But Annoyingly Predictable!

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This is what I know from personal experience: a great, or even good movie can transcend pain; a mediocre one will have no effect, and a bad one will just make things worse. I went into The Words hoping for a distraction from a sore back; it just made things worse.

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Colombiana Delivers!

Zoe Saldana as "Cataleya" in Columbia Pictures' COLOMBIANA.

Remember the opening chase sequence from Casino Royale? Replace James bond with a half-dozen thugs and Bond’s prey with a nine-year old girl and you have a pretty good idea of the intensity level at which Colombiana begins. The Olivier Megaton-directed Luc Besson production maintains that intensity for almost two hours.

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DVD Review: The Losers is Out On Combo Pack, But Special Features Are Limited to The Blu-Ray Disc

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download 7/20!

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It’s tough to do just a DVD review anymore since many movies, especially those being released by Warner Home Video, are being packaged as combos that include DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download. So this is really a review of both the DVD and the Blu-Ray discs since both are included in the packaging.

It seems like only yesterday, but it was actually back in late April that I was sitting down in the theater to see an advanced screening of a movie called The Losers. The Losers, which is based on a graphic novel of the same name, was an all out action movie about a special-forces unit consisting of Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque (Idris Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short), and Cougar (Oscar Jaenada) who reluctantly join forces with a mysterious woman named Aisha (Zoe Saldana) to stop a rogue CIA agent named Max (Jason Patric)  who burned Clay’s team during a covert military operation in Bolivia.  Under the direction Sylvain White and the outstanding casting of the actors in the their various roles, The Losers was a non-stop thrill ride that I really thought would be a bigger box office draw than it ended up as. But then my inner child is a 12 year old boy, or so I have been told by my friends, so I might be a little biased when it comes to action movies with lots of explosions and wild chase scenes. I mean right after seeing The Losers for the first time, I wanted to go back and see it again I liked it so much.

To me the movie was a nice balance of action and character drama. Clay’s team of ‘Losers’ as he called them were a good mix of macho, funny and heroic. Aisha wasn’t some stereotypical ‘ model pretty, kick ass chick’. She had mystery and inner strength as well as outer beauty and combat skills.

So here we are, three months later, writing a review of the movie’s release by Warner Brothers Home Video onto a combo pack for home viewing entertainment.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Losers is a Winner!

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The Losers is a relatively low-budget movie adapted from a relatively obscure comics series. It’s packed with action of a PG variety and set up by a CIA operation that not only goes wrong but takes out twenty-five Bolivian children. That last part, staged by a CIA ghost called Max [Jason Patric], was supposed to kill the team that marked a drug lord’s compound as well, but the doomed chopper couldn’t carry them and the kids and they stayed behind. Naturally, Max has arranged for them to be blamed for the kids’ deaths.

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Movie Review: The Losers Has All the Makings of A Box Office Winner

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Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now: The Losers is a tale of double cross and revenge centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, joins them. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

That’s the official Warner Brothers synopsis for the movie The Losers, which stars among others, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans and Jason Patric. It is based on characters in a graphic novel created by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jocko. I have to admit right now, I’ve never read the graphic novels and so going into the screening of this action movie I knew absolutely nothing about the story of these four men and the lovely, mysterious Aisha, other than they were being played by actors I enjoy seeing on screen and that they were on a mission of revenge. I came out of the screening not only wanting to immediately see The Losers again, but with high anticipation for the sequel that surely has to be forthcoming.

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Vantage Point: Too Many POVs Spoil The View!

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Vantage Point is a pretty cool idea: meld the multiple point-of-views of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon onto a modern thriller. The basic idea is that the President of the United States is assassinated and we get the act from several different points of view – each adding a little more to our knowledge of the event.

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