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James Gunn fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ director following resurfaced old tweets

Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn’s statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn’s tweets, other users have screenshots that may point…

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In ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, Hope has hair worthy of a hero

Hope van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly)Image: marvel studios In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) does something decidedly unusual for a female superhero: She wears her hair up while fighting. And not in a fancy sci-fi updo or anything, either. Just a plain old messy ponytail, the likes of which you’ve seen on every long-haired woman at the gym.  SEE ALSO: Why superhero movies need to be more like ‘Ant-Man’ It may not sound like a big deal. But that one detail speaks volumes about who Hope…

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Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom

When I meet Boots Riley at an art studio in Downtown Oakland, he’s wearing a little bit of everything. On top, a checkered blazer over a cardigan and a white dress shirt open to the fourth button; below, salmon pants and bright white sneakers. His outfit is accented by a pocket square, and by his unruly signature mutton chops and mustache. Trying too hard is frowned upon in Oakland, and Riley was brought up in The Town, so while the first-time filmmaker may be making Hollywood inroads, his mismatched mise-en-scene…

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A new tweet confirms that Chris Pine is back for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

Image: Clay Enos/warner bros. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins announced Wednesday morning the game-changing return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor for the film’s 2019 sequel. SEE ALSO: DC’s Geoff Johns drops big hint about ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018 We learned early in June that the Wonder Woman sequel will likely be set in 1984, and Jenkins’ tweet suggests Wonder Woman 1984 may even be the title. Notably, in the image she shared, Steve looks dad af. Not only…

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Lady Gaga tries to make it as a musician in the powerful first ‘A Star is Born’ trailer

Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper as an aging musician who finds and falls for a younger aspiring talent, played by Lady Gaga.  Although the story’s a classic – it’s the third remake of the 1937 original – the film marks a first for both of its stars. Cooper is making his directorial debut, while Gaga is in her first-ever lead role in a film. If the first trailer is any indication, though, it looks like they’re doing just fine. A…

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Tom Cruise shares photo teaser for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Tom Cruise is ready for take-off.Image: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock The Top Gun sequel is really happening – Tom Cruise tweeted a photo hashtagged #Day1 to indicate that production is underway.  The photo shows Cruise looking toward a waiting aircraft. A text caption briefly quotes one of the movie’s most famous lines: “FEEL THE NEED.” SEE ALSO: The internet has already got the plot for ‘Top Gun 2’ all figured out

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Interview with Alden Ehrenreich interrupted by OG Han Solo Harrison Ford

Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, was visited by the original Han Solo during an interview.Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm The original Han Solo gets to crash whatever interview he wants. Alden Ehrenreich, the titular star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, was in the middle of an interview with Entertainment Tonight when a door opened behind Ehrenreich and in walked the OG Solo himself, Harrison Ford, along with Solo director Ron Howard. SEE ALSO: The first reactions to ‘Solo’: A Star Wars Story’ are here “You’re shitting me,” Ehrenreich said after…

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The Crazy Legacy of Jack Kirbys Forgotten 2001: A Space Odyssey

When director Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey 50 years ago, he intended it to be a "nonverbal experience." The movie’s dialogue was sparse, and it relied heavily on visuals and score. It was, Kubrick told Playboy in 1968, a subjective film, meant to reach audiences "at an inner level of consciousness, just as music does.” 2001: Another Odyssey Marvel, however, wanted more. 2001 was enough of a hit that the company asked Kirby to develop a monthly follow-up. "He thought the idea of doing the ongoing 2001 series…

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20+ Times People Explained Movies So Badly It Was Good (New Pics)

The wildly popular hashtag #explainafilmplotbadly is still going strong, giving us the essence of our favorite movies in bitesize captions, and highlighting how hilariously ridiculous some movie plots are from different perspectives and without context. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-movie-plot-explanations-explainafilmplotbadly/

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I shouldn’t be vilified for trying to kill half the universe

Image: marvel studios Hey it’s me, Thanos. I have a bone to pick with all of you. I’m being vilified and mocked by a lot of people online right now and I am not just going to sit there and take it from you people. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, and it’s completely uncalled for. SEE ALSO: Who’s who in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoilers in case you haven’t caught up on the news about the so-called “Infinity War” that  just went down) Everybody seems to be focusing on the fact that…

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As An Homage To The Video Game, Some Theaters Will Play A Speedrun Version Where The Entire Film Is Shown In Just 14 Minutes: Everything You Need To Know About Tomb Raider

‘Tomb Raider’ fans have been waiting 15 years to see a new film adaptation of the hit video game in theaters, and this year, it finally arrived. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, and Walton Goggins, this ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot brings the franchise back to the big screen with the series’ grittiest, most realistic take on the world of Lara Croft yet. Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Tomb Raider.’ 1. In an homage to the original video game, some theaters will receive a world-record speedrun version of the movie,…

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We Need to Talk About the Ending of Avengers: Infinity War

Last weekend Avengers: Infinity War made more than $640 million at the global box office—and at least $258 million of that came from domestic theaters, a number that easily bests previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is relevant for two reasons: One, holy crap that’s a lot of money. Two, it means we can finally talk about this movie freely since pretty much anyone who wanted to see it has now done so, apparently. That’s good; there’s a lot to discuss. It was pretty much inevitable, considering…

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Of course ‘Jumanji’ is getting a sequel

Image: sony pictures Jumanji is coming back, baby. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Dwayne Johnson announced on Instagram Wednesday that the reboot of 1995’s Jumanji will be receiving a sequel. It’s official: Last night you made JUMANJI, Sony’s biggest movie ever. EVER. Previous record held by SpiderMan. My #1 goal is always giving the audience what they want and always sending ya home happy. Working on the sequel now, so bye bye @kevinhart4real’s character. 😂🖕🏾 Love y’all 🤟🏾 and THANK YOU. #JUMANJI #BiggestEver #Sony A post shared by therock…

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The new ‘Solo’ trailer has arrived got a good feeling about it?

We’ve got a good feeling about this — or at least, Han Solo does. You may have forgotten that Solo: A Star Wars Story is out next month, since Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t done all that much marketing for the spin-off film since its first trailer dropped after the Super Bowl in February. SEE ALSO: ‘Solo’ trailer breakdown: Why we have a bad feeling about this Star Wars spin-off But that changed Sunday, when a new Solo trailer arrived during American Idol on Disney-owned ABC.  The trailer focuses on the…

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The Mister Rogers documentary trailer is so hopeful and sweet we could cry

Five little words cemented Fred Rogers in the hearts of America and the history of television. The upcoming documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes a closer look at Rogers, who died in 2003, and the indelible legacy of his show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. SEE ALSO: Everyone’s Bringing Back Kids Shows — Here Are 5 We’d Reboot Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted in 1963, and as the trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? notes, it went against every model for a successful TV show. Rogers provided children with compassionate messages…

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