Once again, it’s time for the “nerd categories” of the Oscar nominations

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There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]

CineFix and Guardians of the Galaxy Make A Retro Gaming Love Letter

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By David Nieves CineFix has given the 8-bit treatment to some of the most beloved things in pop culture ranging from A Christmas Story to Ninja Turtles. Today they posted a new Guardians of the Galaxy treatment with retro game music and all. Is it possible to demand something be made through crowd funding?  Take […]

Bendis and Humphries delve into Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex

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Hitting stores next month is Marvel’s latest cross-over between the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy: “The Black Vortex”, just 12 months after 2014’s “Trial of Jean Grey” which brought together these two Brian Bendis written teams for the first time.  For this event, Bendis is following the lead of Sam Humphries, writer of […]

Guardians of the Galaxy gets Best Adapted Screenplay nod from WGA

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Well, this is a shock. The script by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman for Guardians of the Galaxy has been nominated for the very prestigious Writer’s Guid of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Superhero movies very rarely get award nominations outside of tech categories. so this is quite a kudo for a movie that […]

Gift Guide: Guardians of the Galaxy

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By Matthew Jent If you are a human and alive, you know someone who loved Guardians of the Galaxy this year. Odds are high you have a Guardians fan somewhere on your holiday shopping list, too. Whether they’re long-time comics fans or they’re new to space opera, here’s some gift ideas for cosmic Marvel fans […]

Unused Guardians of the Galaxy endings reveal that sadness is banned in the MCU

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The Guardians of the Galaxy dvd comes out next week (BluRay following a few weeks later) and director James Gunn is making the press rounds to promote the extras, including stuff that was left out of the ending:

NYCC’14: Baby Groot Officially ‘Grooting’ to a Store Near You!

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By Alexander Jones There has been a lot of hullabaloo on Marvel Studios not capitalizing on the ‘Grooting’ phenomena that has been sweeping the internet. This is in reference to the Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot dancing behind Drax the Destroyer a.k.a. actor Dave Batista’s back during the end credits of the film. In […]

Guardians of the Galaxy out on BluRay on December 9

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You gift giving problems are solved—some of them anyway. Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on Digital HD and Disney First n 11/18, and on Blu-ra 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand on December 9th. Bonus features on the DVD: ·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes ·       Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” And […]

Starlord’s jacket now available in both men’s and women’s sizes

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It’s Autumn now, and it’s been a long time since we attempted to ride the coattails of Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014’s breakout stars. But now that the weather is getting colder you may be needing a transitional jacket, for those snappy autumn days (or warming autumn days if you live in the South). Anyway, […]

And finally…here is the dancing Baby Groot you have been clamoring for

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Disney has released a clip of Dancing Baby Groot even though (spoilers) it spoils the end of the movie. I guess good social media is worth more than spoiling movies in the era of downloads and….social media. Anyway…..it’s sweet.

Howard the Duck Comics Suddenly Available For Some Great Unknown Reason

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On July 29th, Marvel released a whole bunch of old Howard the Duck comics onto ComiXology for what appears to be no reason. Okay wait, I guess they are fantastic books by the late great Steve Gerber and Gene Colan (among others), but wow, that sure does seem random. Oh, and Marvel VP David Gabriel recently confirmed […]

Wanna listen to the Awesome Mix Vol 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Perhaps no movie since the last Quentin Tarantino film has used familiar music as effectively to cue emotions as Guardians of The Galaxy. Starting with the trailers, director James Gunn picked out 70s music that has both nostalgic schlock value and hooks as big and irresistible as the universe. The result is music that grounds […]

Analysis: ‘Guardians’ rule the galaxy with biggest ever August opening, and Marvel keeps mining the head

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Whoa, Guardians of the Galaxy…where to start. In a summer of unexceptional sequels and remakes, Marvel and Disney triumphed with a new creation that had a fresh take on the space opera genre, while introducing such comics elements as Thanos, Infinity Gems, and Rocket Raccoon. I never thought I would type that sentence outside of a fever dream.

Liked Guardians of the Galaxy? Check out this preview of Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

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It looks like Marvel has done the utterly impossible by turning Guardians of the Galaxy—a movie based on an obscure SF team of misfits—in a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, $65 mil at the BO certified feel good movie of the summer. And their also releasing a bunch of comics that will keep the characters as […]

Composing for Heroes: Continuity and Emotions

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By: Nick Eskey There are many pieces that go into creating a successful movie and television series, especially when trying to bring something to life from a printed medium. There has to be a solid script, right choice of actors, a fitting venue, and of course perfect music score. All of these aspects paint a […]

SDCC 2014: Day -1 — a peak at the floor and The Year of Guardians

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I kind of had an inkling that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the big thing at Comic-Con 2014, and after looking on the floor for a few minutes…I was right. If it isn’t the Lego Rocket and Groot, it’s dioramas or the spaceship (Owl ship?) in the Marvel booth. The Marvel booth is very […]