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The park is officially open! Twenty two years after the disastrous attempt to bread dinosaurs for an amusement park, another attempt was made and saw great success. The problem is, due to dwindling visitors, the management have had to try something new with the exhibits. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park operations manager, heads out to speak to Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), the velociraptor trainer. Due to his successful handling of the animals, she believes that he is the perfect person to check the new enclosure, and ensure that it is up to standard. But when someone has dedicated their life to earning the respect of the raptors, they have no idea what needs to be done with the Indominus rex. No one does.
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The second sneak peek at 'Jurassic World' is out, and it introduces an even scarier monster this time round...
Topping off what’s been an awesome seven days for new movie trailers, the second teaser for the forthcoming Jurassic World has been released. A two and a half minute trailer was uploaded to YouTube on Monday morning (April 20th).
Solving the potential problem of how to make something more impressive than a Tyrannosaurus Rex on a cinema screen, the trailer gives us a first look at an even bigger, deadlier beast – the Indominus Rex. Created in a laboratory at the behest of a company to boost the theme park’s attendances… well, you know what’s gonna go wrong there.
'Jurassic World' Posters
The superhero duo made a special appearance as the result of a Super Bowl bet.
All thanks to a Super Bowl bet made in February, this Saturday 7th March the kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital were lucky enough to meet Captain America in the flesh. Chris Evans was accompanied by fellow superhero Chris Pratt, who is the star of another highly successful movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chris Evans in his Captain America attire.
It was the pair’s second hospital visit after they placed a bet on which of their teams would win the Super Bowl in February. If Pratt’s team (the Seattle Seahawks) won, Evans had agreed to visit the Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America, while if Evans’ team (the New England Patriots) were successful, Pratt had promised to visit Christopher’s Haven, in Boston, as his Guardians of the Galaxy character, Star-Lord. Despite the win by Evans and the New England Patriots, the two men kept up both ends of their bargain and visited children at both hospitals dressed as their superhero counterparts.
Continue reading: Chris Evans And Chris Pratt Surprise Kids At Seattle Children’s Hospital
Was Chris Pratt’s shirtless performance as Starlord enough to bag him a popcorn trophy?
With Oscar season finally over it’s time for the fun to begin, as the MTV Movie Awards are here yet again to hand out the trophies that really matter. Categories such as ‘Best Shirtless Performance’ and ‘Best Scared-as-Sh-t Performance’ will be contested alongside more traditional awards such as Best Movie and Best Male and Female Performance during the ceremony next month.
Best shirtless performance? Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy
Leading the nominations is Marvel’s breakthrough hit Guardians of the Galaxy, which has scored seven nominations this year. Leading man Chris Pratt has been recognised multiple times with nods in the best male performance, best shirtless performance, best musical performance and best comedic performance categories. The film itself has also been nominated for movie of the year.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations
After seven seasons, it’s time to say our teary goodbyes to Pawnee
It’s all over for ‘Parks and Recreation’ sadly, as the acclaimed series ended its seven season run last night, with final episode, ‘One Last Ride’. The comedy had received numerous accolades during its tenure on NBC, as well as amassing a devoted fanbase and helping elevate the careers of stars Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt.
Amy Poehler aka Leslie Knope
Appearing on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ immediately after the final episode ended, the cast along with the show’s co-creator Michael Schur, dished on some of their storyline pitches which didn't end up making the final series.
Could Star-Lord and Katniss be sharing the screen together soon?
With the Hunger Games soon coming to an end (for now), Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly in talks to star in space drama, Passengers, which is currently in development over at Sony. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is also said to be being eyed for the project, which the studio purchased the rights to back in December.
Jennifer Lawrence's next role could be alongside Chris Pratt
Variety reports that talks with Lawrence are in their early stages, while Oscar nominated The Imitation Game director Morten Ttldum looks set to helm the film. The script is currently being written by Jon Spaihts, who penned the upcoming Doctor Strange.
Imagine your pre game pics being invaded by Star-Lord AND Captain America.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans may have been rivals in the weeks leading up to the Superbowl, but the two Marvel stars have proved their best when working together, after taking part in ‘The Tonight Show’s’ ‘Celebrity Photobomb’ segment.
Chris Pratt has been helping Jimmy Fallon and Chris Evans with some epic photobombs
Seahawks fan Pratt and Patriots supporter Evans had been building up a friendly rivalry over social media after their teams made it to the Superbowl final. The two eventually made a bet that if the Seahawks lost Pratt had to show up at Evans' non-profit housing venture Christopher's Haven, dressed as Star-Lord. Then if the Patriots lost, Evans would have to pay a visit to a Seattle children's hospital dressed as Captain America.
Idina Menzel singing the National Anthem, Katy Perry riding a giant lion - it could only be the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl is possibly the most anticipated and well-known sporting event of every year; a game of American Football, set to decide the National Football League champion team for that season. On 1st February 2014, the New England Patriots fought the Seattle Seahawks for the title, in a game that saw Quarterback Tom Brady win his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP award. In the end, the New England Patriots won the game with 28, against the Seattle Seahawks 24.
Katy Perry flies into her Super Bowl performance (Credit Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images)
Idina Menzel received the honour of singing the American National Anthem during the opening ceremony, while Katy Perry received critical praise for her half-time show performance, featuring Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. With the Super Bowl being such a loved sporting event, it should be no surprise that a whole host of celebrities made an appearance at the show to watch their favourite teams. Amongst those in attendance were Snoop Dog, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris and many more.
Continue reading: Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]
The park is officially open! After several years and multiple (disastrous) attempts, Jurassic Park as finally opened for the public. Now named Jurassic World, thousands of people flock to the park every day to see prehistoric creatures in a safe and sanctioned environment. But, as with all things, people have steadily lost interest. Pioneering science at the park has led to the creation of the first hybrid dinosaur being created, designed to entice and scare the visitors, yet unfortunately, it gets lose. Now, a brand new dinosaur is hunting the previously known creatures on the island for sport, and 20,000 people are trapped in its new hunting ground.
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Chris Pratt is the first choice for 'Indiana Jones'.
Chris Pratt, Hollywood's man-of-the-moment best known for Zero Dark Thirty and Guardians of the Galaxy, could play Indiana Jones in a rebooted franchise. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens now in the can, Disney is turning attention to Indiana after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
Chris Pratt stars in Jurassic World later this year
Deadline reports that while talks are at an early stage, Disney has decided on Pratt as the swashbuckling archaeologist made famous by Harrison Ford. It is now considered a sure-thing that the actor - who will star in Jurassic World this summer - will lead a rebooted franchise.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Is Sure Fire Bet To Play 'Indiana Jones' In Reboot
Actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt have entered into a Super Bowl-sized bet for charity.
Seattle Seahawks fan Pratt, star of last summer’s success Guardians of the Galaxy, and New England Patriots supporter Evans, who plays Captain America, engaged in a friendly-natured war of words over Twitter on Tuesday night.
Chris Pratt will dress as Star-Lord and wear a Tom Brady shirt if his Seahawks lose
Continue reading: Captain America And Star-Lord In Super Bowl Bet
The 35-year-old actor was given the honour only a week after his 'Parks and Recreation' co-star Amy Poehler as named their 2015 Woman of the year.
Chris Pratt's career year is continuing in 2015. On Wednesday (Jan 14th), the 35-year-old actor was named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding, only a week after his 'Parks and Recreation' co-star Amy Poehler as named their 2015 Woman of the year.
Pratt has been named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding
Pratt, who plays Andy Dwyer on the NBC sitcom, had a breakout year after starring in the hugely successful Marvel flick 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' voicing the main character in 'The Lego Movie' and he will next appear in Universal's 'Jurassic World,' which is set to hit theatres in June.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Named Harvard's Hasty Pudding's Man Of The Year
Bobby Newport is coming back to Pawnee for ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ final season.
He may be about to take on the big screen as Ant-Man, but it seems Paul Rudd has some unfinished business to attend to on the small screen first. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the soon to be superhero will be reprising his role of Bobby Newport during the final season of 'Parks and Recreation', which is set to air in early 2015.
Paul Rudd is bringing Bobby Newport back to 'Parks and Recreation' one final time.
Rudd will appear as Newport in two episodes of ‘Parks’ seventh season, having been last seen as Newport during season four.
Continue reading: Paul Rudd To Return For Final Season Of 'Parks And Recreation'
The American megastar played a part in two of the year's highest grossing movies.
Just when you thought Jennifer Lawrence’s 2014 couldn’t get any more spectacular, she’s been announced as the top grossing actor of the year, with her movies pulling in more viewers than any other name.
According to the list compiled by Forbes, the 24 year old starred in two of the year’s top-grossing movies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which together brought in $1.4 billion in worldwide box offices.
Jennifer Lawrence, pictured at 'Mockingjay' premiere, is the highest grossing actor of 2014
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes List Of Top Grossing Actors
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt could be teaming up for 'Magnificent Seven'.
Chris Pratt, Hollywood's new golden boy who will star in Jurassic World next year, before starting work on the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, is in early talks to star alongside Denzel Washington in MGM's remake of Magnificent Seven, reports Variety.
Chris Pratt could star alongside Denzel Washington in Magnificent Seven
Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 original - itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai - starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. It followed seven gunslingers who fight back against a group of outlaws to protect an oppressed Mexican village.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt In Talks To Join Denzel Washington In 'Magnificent Seven'
In London, it's a UK premiere for Angelina Jolie's new WWII drama Unbroken and a world premiere for the Paddington movie. Fans are buzzing about the new Jurassic World trailer, while there are also teasers and clips for Pan, Strange Magic, The Interview and Pitch Perfect 2...
Angelina Jolie, Jack O'Connell and Luke Treadaway were on hand for the UK premiere of their new movie Unbroken this week. The film is gathering awards buzz as expectations build to its Christmas Day release.
How close do you think Chris Pratt will get to being eaten?
It's finally here! A new dinosaur movie is going to come crashing into a cinema near you by Summer 2015, but you can now get a glimpse of what's to come with the exhilarating first trailer for 'Jurassic World'.
Chris Pratt braves the dinos in 'Jurassic World'
Chris Pratt has quickly become one of the most talked about Hollywood actors of the moment, after his spectacular appearances in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Lego Movie' - and it doesn't look like his popularity is going to be on the wane for quite a while if the first look of 'Jurassic World' is anything to go by. We're already praying he doesn't get eaten.
Taking into account the lessons learnt on the islands Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, the creators of Jurassic Park have created a new dinosaur amusement park named Jurassic Park. Millions flock to the island resort to see the prehistoric animals in their enclosures, but to keep up with demand for new and interesting attractions, the scientists behind the park have created their first hybrid - a unique dinosaur which never originally existed. But after creating a fantastic creature from the best parts of other dinosaurs, the highly intelligent creature escapes - jeopardising the lives of every person on the island.
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There's a new "Jurassic World" teaser out. As you were.
Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs! DINOSAAAUUUURS. Yes, the new teaser for Jurassic World probably contained some plot somewhere in there, but who cares about that when you have a heard of majestic raptors running across the screen?
Also, Chris Pratt is pretty majestic himself.
There’s also Chris Pratt’s shocked face, which makes things ten times as majestim IMHO, but that’s another story. The trailer also stars some gates, vaguely evocative of the 1993 original and of course that theme song.
Continue reading: Dinosaurs. Chris Pratt. The "Jurassic World" Teaser Is Out. DINOSAURS.
Disney are going all hipster on us and will release a cassette version of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack.
Disney has announced it will release Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape on cassette. Awesome Mix Vol 1 will be the studio's first cassette release in more than a decade and marks a resurgence of the medium.
Chris Pratt's character Peter Quill was given the Awesome Mixtape by his later mother
Billboard reports that the limited-edition cassette will be released on November 17, though will only be available exclusively at independent record shops. Strangely, the release will ignore the Black Friday Record Store Day, which takes place across indie record stores just 11 days later.
‘Guardians’ fans rejoice, new adventures will be coming your way even sooner than anticipated.
This year Guardians of the Galaxy swooped into theatres and saved the summer box office, taking over $654 million worldwide. Now Disney is hoping they can transfer some of Guardian’s box office magic to the small screen, with a new animated series to air on their XD channel.
Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to the small screen in animated form
The announcement was made by Marvel on Friday (October 10) at New York Comic-Con’s panel. They revealed the series would begin 'sometime' in 2015, before premiering test footage to lucky audience members.
The 35 year-old actor recalled the bizarre story of how he got his first ever headshot for free.
Chris Pratt may be becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars, largely due to the success of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' but one thing that will never change is his ability to laugh at himself, which is a good thing when you see his first ever headshot.
Pratt recalled the story behind his first headshot
The 35 year-old actor recently shared an embarrassingphotograph that was taken when he was 20 years-old when he first moved to Los Angeles, which shows him with curly blonde locks and an unbuttoned white shirt, on Twitter and it quickly went viral.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Explains Story Behind Embarrassing First Headshot
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star won our hearts all over again as the host of SNL’s season premiere.
Chris Pratt played host last night (September 27th) for the premiere episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ 40th season. Pratt was joined by singer of the moment Ariana Grande, who provided the music for the evening, performing her hits ‘Break Free’ and ‘Love Me Harder.’
Chris Pratt kicked off 'SNL's' 40th season
The Guardians of the Galaxy star opened with a monologue which saw him produce a guitar and tell the audience “I know I’m not half the singer that Ariana Grande is, but I am technically three times her body weight. So the math works out.” Addressing wife Anna Faris, Pratt also joked about the time the two “had sex and a baby popped out.”
Continue reading: Chris Pratt And Ariana Grande Help Kick Off ‘SNL’s’ 40th Season
Yep, it's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' again for Marvel with not one new release making it into the box-office Top 10.
Marvel's monumental sci-fi hit Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the North American box-office, six weeks after it opened in theaters. In one of the slowest cinema weekends of the year, Guardians took $10.2 million between Friday and Sunday to take its overall takings to more than $294 million.
Chris Pratt stars in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
However, there was little to beat and ticket sales were down 23 per cent on the same weekend last year. With the major studios retiring away to prepare their major fall realises, there were no new entries in the Top 10, with the highest ranking newbie - musical drama The Identical - taking 11th place.
Continue reading: Can You Guess Which Movie Topped The Box-Office?
Basically, Marvel is out to rule the world.
After much love from critics and fans alike, Guardians of the Galaxy has reached a new box office milestone. Marvel's space opera is now the top grossing movie of 2014 - as if there was ever any doubt. Entertainment Weekly broke the news on Friday that Guardians had topped Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the 2014 throne. And in case you were wondering, yes, it definitely deserves the title.
Apparently, Guardians of the Galaxy isn't only the best Marvel flick, it's also the most profitable.
Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the biggest movie of the year, but can 'Interstellar' change that?
Marvel's giant summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the biggest movie of the year so far after it took $16.3 million over the Labor Day weekend to take its overall domestic taking to $274.6 million. Guardians has now surpassed Captain America: Winter Soldier as the highest-grossed movie of 2014.
Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction - released in June in the U.S - remains top of the worldwide list with over $1 billion in sales. Guardians has earned $547.7 million around the globe.
Seriously, who has not seen ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ yet?
It’s official, Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie of the summer and it could end up becoming the movie of the year, if it continues it’s mega box office run. Now in its fifth week at theatres, the ‘little comic book movie’ is showing no signs of loosing steam as it continues to edge closer to the $300million mark at the US box office. The film, which stars Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista is looking to become the first movie of 2014 to hit $300million milestone at the domestic box office.
Chris Pratt leads the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy
Forbes estimates that over Labour day weekend the movie should take in around $18 million, $14 million of which should be accumulated between Friday and Sunday. But before the weekend is over the movie will have surpassed the year’s other hit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which also happens to come from Marvel studios.
"Turtles" rule this week, but many are still hooked on "Guardians of the Galaxy"
With the weekend almost over (sigh) it’s time for a box office report. Unsurprisingly for the middle of August, this one features a whole lot of guns, explosions and testosterone galore. Let’s start with Expendables 3, which despite ample promotion and a whole line-up of established Hollywood tough guys, didn’t really impress in terms of ticket sales.
Nope. Just no.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on the other hand, once again dominated the chart, despite boasting a similarly mindless, but well-muscled script. The franchise starter made around $28.4 million, according to early estimates from Rentrak, via USA Today.
Chris Pratt almost turned his back on 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
Chris Pratt, the American actor now considered one of the most in-demand star in Hollywood, has revealed that he initially turned down the opportunity to audition for Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvel's megahit that is likely to spawn a billion dollar franchise.
Guardians of the Galaxy's lead man, Chris Pratt
Pratt initially passed on the lead in Guardians, fearing it would go the same way as his failed attempt to star in G.I Joe a couple of years earlier.
Continue reading: Why Chris Pratt Initially Turned Down 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
There's no stopping the Guardians of the Galaxy from here.
After storming the global box office last week with a take of more than $200 million and counting (it had the biggest August opening in US history), Guardians of the Galaxy fans immediately started asking what's next for these new Marvel heroes. Since it's set in space, crossover possibilities with the Avengers aren't obvious (except perhaps Thor), so the filmmakers have a lot of leeway as they move forward.
Guardians of the Galaxy could prove to be a mega-franchise
Director-cowriter James Gunn will be back for the sequel, but it's producer Kevin Feige who coordinates the all of the films set in the Marvel universe (except Sony's Spider-man and Fox's X-men franchises). Feige admits that the biggest question for the Guardians moving forward centres on Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. Namely: who is his father? The film tantalisingly teases this question at the very end, and Feige has admitted that the answer "would certainly be part of a next Guardians adventure".
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Can Go Anywhere From Here
The 35 year-old actor's journey to become a movie star has been a long and arduous one.
Chris Pratt recently landed the role of a lifetime in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' which transformed him from a supporting actor into a legitimate movie star. However, even though the 35 year-old actor nailed his performance in the superhero flick, there was a time when he thought this wouldn't happen.
Pratt as Peter Quill in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Prior to joining the Marvel universe, Pratt was best known for a supporting role on the TV show 'Parks and Recreation,' and for having small roles in films such as 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Moneyball' and 'Delivery Man.' But now as a leading man, Pratt can look back on his career and be pleased with all his hard work.
Guardians of the Galaxy star made an eventful appearance on US radio show.
Actor Chris Pratt is currently enjoying a huge wave of publicity following the runaway success of his new film Guardians of the Galaxy that’s topping box offices around the world.
But now he’s unveiled something of a latent talent for rapping during a guest spot on a talk radio show. Pratt was interviewed by DJ Whoo Kid on the show ‘Whoolywood Shuffle’ and when the discussion moved on to rap music, he professed his love for Eminem by discussing his appearances on Dr Dre’s The Chronic 2001.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Raps Eminem, Disses Orlando Bloom And Justin Bieber
Now it's finally been released - has Guardians of the Galaxy lived up to all the hype?
Guardians of the Galaxy was given a big platform to live up to before its official release with many calling the tenth Marvel instalment the best in the collection yet. First view critics were impressed with the look of the film and its special effects, the acting ensemble and the humour and comic play in it that is not always found in a Marvel superhero film. Even Jim Starlin, the comic book creator of villain Thanos, waded in, calling it Marvel’s best movie so far.
Guardians of the Galaxy has had a lot to live up to
But, upon release, could it really live up those lofty expectations? The answer is yes and for many reasons.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' - Marvel's New Super Franchise?
Is "Guardians" Chris Pratt's big break, or just a flash in the pan?
After intense promotion, Guardians of the Galaxy emerged from the weekend a box office record holder. With $94 million, Guardians had the biggest August opening ever. Which begs the question – now that Chris Pratt (aka Peter Quill, aka Star Lord) is a legit movie star, will he hold on to it?
Well, he's got the heroic glare down pat.
Pratt was the only “wild card” going into the project. His previous role, on Parks & Rec, made him a fan favorite, but lacked the exposure needed to launch a successful film career.
The success of Marvel's new film Guardians of the Galaxy has led to a resurgence in popularity for classic 70's rock.
Guardians of the Galaxy's quest for world domination seems to be going pretty well- the film has not only slain at the box office, it's won over the critics, and perhaps most importantly, the fans. But the film's success has also had a more musical impact: its delightfully retro soundtrack, featuring 1970's pop and rock hits, has gone straight to the top of the iTunes Charts.
Featuring songs including 10CC's 'I'm Not In Love' and The Five Stairsteps 'Ooh Child', it's an electic group of tracks brought together under the title 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1'. Audiences were given a sneak peek of things to come in the film's trailer, when Blue Swede's 'Hooked on a Feeling' made an appearence and set the tone for things to come.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Propels Seventies Music To Top Of Charts
The new Marvel film crushed all the competition, taking $94 million in its opening weekend
Guardians of the Galaxy has broken August box office records for its opening weekend, and its leading man Chris Pratt has taken to social media to express his delight.
Chris Pratt thanked fans on Facebook following the success of his new film Guardians of the Galaxy
The 35 year old posted on his Facebook account on Saturday night: “Thank you everyone for watching #GuardiansoftheGalaxy this weekend! We’re all so happy that people are loving it”.
Insiders are saying Guardians of the Galaxy could take over $95million this weekend in North America alone.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks to be sailing on course to become one of the studio’s biggest movies of all time, thanks to an already phenomenal opening weekend.
Guardians of the Galaxy has proved a hit with critics
Starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper and Dave Bautista, the quirky comic book movie has more than exceeded expectations, earning five star reviews from fans and critics alike. But the film’s high praise looks to be echoed at the box office this weekend, with some Disney insiders predicting it will take over $95 million in North America.
By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.
In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Ahead of the Guardians of The Galaxy release, Pratt has spoken of his role as Peter Quill, Star Lord.
It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used to carve out sections of his Reebok classics because he couldn’t afford new ones that fit. Now, he leads an all star cast in Marvel’s latest multi-movie deal, and if the reviews are anything to go by, he’s got himself a franchise to be proud of.
Chris Pratt executing part of the part-plan he has partly figured out
"What's really nice about this movie is that I believe we did something that's never been done before ... So, maybe people wouldn't have seen me in this role, but that's because they weren't able to have the vision that James [Gunn, director] had for what this could be,” explained Pratt to Collider.
Continue reading: Everybody Wants A Piece Of Chris Pratt, Guardian Of The Galaxy
Scroll for our gallery of pictures from the glitzy London premiere
London’s Leicester Square played host to the Guardian of The Galaxy premiere last night. The latest Marvel adventure has been attracting strong praise for the critics ahead of what is expected to be a big box office weekend for action-comedy.
“They're the thieves, the bounty hunters and the neglected”, explains Zoe Saldana of their characters in this featurette. “It's not a typical superhero movie.” Chris Pratt – who plays the ‘hero’ role, adds: “Peter Quill is the only human in this crazy world. He doesn't have superhuman strength or the abillity to fly but he uses his cunning and his charm to get himself out of situations.” Finally, Bradley Cooper – who plays a machine gun-wielding Racoon, Rocket - spoke highly of the melding of genres, both action and comedy. “There's a lot of humour in this one and a lot of heart. There's nothing like it, that's for sure.”
The film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, Laura Haddock, Glenn Close, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz and Melia Kreiling – amongst others – were in attendance at the glitzy London premiere last night. Make sure you check out our extensive gallery below!
Continue reading: UK Premiere Of Guardians Of The Galaxy [Pictures]
The Marvel movie to top all Marvel movies? Well, at least until Avengers 2.
After intense promotion from Marvel over the past six months, Guardians of the Galaxy is out in cinemas next week, but not before the critics get their say. This time, it’s a resounding yes, as the acting, the story and most of all the visuals of Guardians get the reviewers’ approval.
Marvel made a gamble with Chris Pratt and it's paying off big time.
According to Forbes’ Scott Mendelson, “writer/director James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Perlman’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an absolutely crackling action-adventure film, a dazzling and engaging bit of optimistic sci-fi melodrama.” As for the story, which is usually a strong point of Marvel’s brand of superhero action, there is “inventive spectacle to spare, but it remains rooted in character chemistry and successful broad-strokes storytelling that makes the action beats count as more than visceral moments. ”
Continue reading: The Critics LOVE "Guardians Of The Galaxy". All Of Them.
Have you ever sent a drunk text message that you forgot about until someone reminded you the next day?
Well, fear not- because it turns out even celebrities are guilty of the social media sin. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night Guardians of the Galaxy co-stars Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista told a funny story about a message Pratt sent to WWE Heavyweight Champion Bautista whilst under the influence of Ambien, a sleeping pill.
Pratt was mortified when Bautista reminded him about the message the following morning
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Sent An Embarrassing Text To Dave Bautista
We mean REALLY early reviews...
While we’re still waiting for the official set of reviews to hit the net, Guardians of The Galaxy is at the right end of some very positive murmurings from a certain 140-character social networking site.
Guardians of The Galaxy
If you’re reading an article about Guardians of The Galaxy, then you’re probablu au fait with Twitter, meaning you can probably get the general reaction just by searching for the film over there. But you’re here now, so here are a couple of mini-reviews by those lucky enough to have seen it already.
Continue reading: Early (Really Early) 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opinions Are Positive
Fans meet the cast of The Fault in Our Stars in London, actors hit the red carpet for Transformers 4 in Hong Kong, Take Down shoots in Wales, and new trailers bow for Guardians, the Inbetweeners sequel, the Equalizer movie and the Dumb and Dumber reunion ...
Fans lined the streets outside London's May Fair Hotel to glimpse the cast of the teen hit The Fault in Our Stars as they attended a special gala screening in advance of the film's opening in Britain this weekend. Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern chatted to the fans as they attended the event along with Greg Wise and Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Read our The Fault in Our Stars review here.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, cast and crew turned out for a rain-soaked world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including director Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing. The Imagine Dragons did a live performance as part of the film's celebrations. Mark Wahlberg and his Transformers: Age Of Extinction castmates had to brave monsoon conditions for the world premiere of the action film in Hong Kong on Thursday (19Jun14).
The brand new, full length international trailer has been released for the upcoming summer blockbuster.
Prepare to check out the new trailer for the upcoming summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, which is due to open from the end of July. James Gunn's visualisation of Marvel's lesser-known comic book series recruits a stellar cast in an outer space setting with jaw-dropping special effects and rib-tickling one-liners.
Chris Pratt takes the lead alongside Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Josh Brolin, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close Benicio Del Toro and Dave Bautista in what looks to be one of the action highlights of summer 2014.
In a nutshell, Pratt's adventurer, Peter Quill, gets stranded in space and unites a team of unlikely ex-con aliens in order to mount a defence against the cosmic threat of Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.
Continue reading: New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer: What We Noticed
Peter Quill runs into some trouble when he discovers an unusual looking orb that happens to be hunted by the merciless admiral Ronan and his army of miscreants. He is an Earthling; an unusual race within his neighbourhood in which he grew up after being removed for his home planet as a child. Naming himself the Star-Lord, he likes to think he's one heck of a superhero - but he's about to meet his match (or should we say 'matches'?). After being arrested by Ronan's people, he is greeted by four other alien outlaws. First there is the enormous Drax the Destroyer who is determined to use his supernatural strength to avenge his murdered family; then there's cyborg Gamora, the daughter of Thanos (an even bigger villain in this story); Rocket, a psychotic gun-toting raccoon; and half-man half-tree Groot. They may be distrustful of each other, but they've got to stick together if they want to save the universe from certain annihilation.
Since when did superhero films have to be serious? Marvel apply comedy to comics with 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', which is based on the original comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The movie has been directed by James Gunn ('Super', 'Slither', 'PG Porn') and co-written by Nicole Perlman and is due for UK release on July 31st 2014.
Peter Quill is a fearless Earthling pilot who rather proudly proclaims himself to be an outlaw, going by the nickname Star-Lord. As a child, he was taken from his home planet and forced to live around various alien races, but even he is in for a surprise when he is captured by merciless hunters led by the evil admiral Ronan after he tries to make off with an extraordinary orb. It is during his imprisonment that he meets four other intrepid outlaws. There’s Drax the Destroyer, a man of muscle hellbent on avenging the tragic murders of his family; Gamora, a green-skinned cyborg who is the rebellious daughter of Ronan’s boss Thanos; Rocket, a genetically modified raccoon with incredible firearm dexterity; and Groot, a half-man half-tree creature who knows little about the technological world. Despite their reluctance, the five must join together to save the universe from Thanos’ dastardly plans.
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Groot, the tree-like creature, Vin Diesel voices in the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ appears to have won over the cast of the film. In a special Q&A session on Monday (19th May), Diesel and director James Gunn spoke affectionately about Groot with Diesel claiming the role helped him overcome the death of Paul Walker.
Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest film based on Marvel’s comic books, is due to be released in July. With fans already speculating about the film’s plotline and special effects, the cast and crew were happy to chime in with a special Q&A session on Facebook on Monday (19th May). The session followed the release of the film’s second trailer, following the shorter teaser trailer we saw back in January.
Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill in GoG.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy's Groot Appears Cast Favourite Following Q&A
Get your diaries ready, here's what blockbusters will be making your summer
It's hard to believe but the summer blockbuster season is nearly upon us! So now's the perfect time to start planning your upcoming cinema trips. This summer looks to be the most action packed we've ever had with reboots and sequels leading the box office charge. So what blockbusters are you most looking forward to in the upcoming months?
Get ready for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Continue reading: The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Movies Of 2014
Should the jolly animated box office hit fear the coming historical volcano drama?
The poor people of Pompeii were once blissfully unaware that a mighty volcano was about to erupt, crushing and burning everything in its wake. With this in mind, how worried should The Lego Movie be that new historical disaster movie Pompeii is opening in the US today?
Kit Harington Plays Slave-Turned-Gladiator In The Disaster Drama, 'Pompeii.'
Adored by adults and children alike, The Lego Movie has charmed its way to the top of the box office for two straight weekends and is looking strong to continue its triumphant streak for at least a third week. A stellar cast, an exciting storyline and plenty of funny moments means the movie could be set to pull a Frozen and stay at the top for much, much longer.
If the trailer for Guardians made no sense, here's the brief on the team.
By now nobody is questioning Disney and Marvel’s decision to invest in the Avengers franchise. It started out a bit rough - 2008’s The Incredible Hulk is still a mostly ignored part of the cinematic universe – but by Iron Man 3, the series was grossing billions. Now that Marvel is on sure footing and the cinematic universe has an established fanbase, the studio is making the next move with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most aniticpated movies of the year
On Tuesday the studio released a trailer and it looked like a hot mess. Granted, a hot mess featuring Chris Pratt, but there was also a talking raccoon. It had the unmistakable feel of an 80s sci-fi flick. On that note, here’s what you need to know about GotG’s bunch of A-holes for this movie to make any sense.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Character Rundown: What You Need To Know
Peter Quill is a tenacious pilot who was taken away from his home planet Earth as a child to grow up around alien races. Arrogantly nicknaming himself Star-Lord, he finds himself captured by the evil admiral Ronan's ruthless hunters during the attempted theft of a powerful orb. On his arrest, he meets four other criminal eccentrics: muscle man Drax the Destroyer, who is searching for vengeance after the brutal death of his family; the rebellious cyborg Gamora, whose father is Ronan's boss Thanos; a weapon toting, genetically modified racoon named Rocket with better gun skills than most humans; and, the latter's accomplice, tree man Groot. Soon, the group decide to band together in order to protect their galaxy after discovering what the orb is really about to be used for.
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So The Tonight Show has Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Kimmel can trump that with the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer.
With a new competitor in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel is pulling out all the stops. Last week it was the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover and on Tuesday, the host unveiled the first full trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A newly buffed up Chris Pratt, fresh off his Lego Movie success, was on hand to introduce the trailer for GotG, in which he also stars. Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s latest venture, which is going to lead into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As Fallon's rival late night host, Kimmel has had to pull out all the stops lately.
Guardians of the Galaxy follows the adventures of Peter Quill (Pratt), a not entirely law-abiding traveler, who finds himself on the wrong end of a galactic bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To save his skin, Peter is forced into a shaky truce with a quartet of misfits. His survival plan quickly turns into a defense mission, when Peter discovers the power of the orb and the threat it poses to the universe, if it falls into the wrong hands.
Here's 10 things you might not have known about 'Lego'.
First we had the 'Lego Movie' that wowed critics, then came the news of a Lego 'Simpsons' episode, it seems Lego mania really has taken over the world. With that in mind here's ten facts you might not know about the iconic toy company.
The Lego movie has caused us to fall in love with Lego all over again
1. Lego was created by Ole Kirk Christiansen a carpenter from Denmark. After losing his job in the depression he took to making toys, their popularity would lead to the creation of Lego. The name Lego is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well”.
With nothing to stand in its way, The Lego Movie will dominate again this weekend.
It looks as though Lego mania will stretch over one more weekend as Feb 21-23 gears up to be the dullest in box office history. And while most people who saw The Lego Movie went to see it in the last few weeks its been out, you can expect another healthy addition its gross come Monday (February 24, 2014). Check out our Lego Movie trailer and review.
The Lego Movie has been a huge success
Having opened to $69m on opening weekend, the critically acclaimed animation has gone from strength to strength, bringing its total, international gross to nearly $200m. What’s more, the movie is yet to hit international markets like Japan and large parts of Western Europe, and with a Chinese release yet to be announced, you can safely add another $150m, give-or-take, to the overall total.
Continue reading: Scant Competition Will See 'The Lego Movie' Reign Supreme This Weekend
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' is battling for the ratings of younger viewers, as the talk-show will now debut the trailer for Marvel's highly anticipated 10th cinematic instalment 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
Marvel's forthcoming superhero outer-space epic 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will premiere its trailer on the ABC late night talk-show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on this Tuesday's (Feb 18th) episode.
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer will debut on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Kimmel's talk-show has to up its game dramatically after a new competitor has entered their time slot, Jimmy Fallon's new 'Tonight Show' debuts tonight (Feb 17th) on rival television network NBC.
'The Lego Movie' was the big kid who wouldn't play fair at this week's box office.
The Lego Movie has continued its success streak at the top of the box office upon opening in the UK after having premiered in the USA last week. The fun and colourful animated movie, which is based on the iconic Danish toys, has outperformed rivals by nearly double with $48.8 (£29.1)million over the three-day Presidents Day and Valentine's Day weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
The Lego Movie' Saw A Second Impressive Weekend Of Success.
The movie's success can likely be attributed to its glowing reviews across the board, the family-friendly jokes, and the enthusiasm towards the brand amongst older generations as well as children. The film has been praised for its state-of-the-art visuals, stellar cast, and a genuinely engaging storyline with some smart and unexpected twists.
'The Lego Movie' eclipsed the debuting ‘About Last Night’ and ‘RoboCop’ at the Valentine's Day weekend's North American box office.
Loved up couples did not go for a classic rom-com this Valentine's weekend, instead they spent the most romantic time of the year watching the recently released computer-animated comedy film 'The Lego Movie'.
'The Lego Movie' is proving to be a hug success at the box office
Last week this epic flick, starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman, plus many more, opened straight at No.1 at the box office after earning $61.9 million in ticket prices.
With only a hint of a futuristic setting, Spike Jonze takes a remarkably honest look at human emotions as a man and his computer's intelligent operating system fall madly in love with each other. Utterly grounded in believable characters and situations, this is a boldly inventive exploration of how we connect with each other. It's also one of the most involving, witty and evocative movies of the year.
It's set just a few years into the future, when we've essentially done away with keyboards and talk to our phones and computers. So Theodore (Phoenix) works in a company that writes letters for people who want a more tactile way of communicating. While trying not to let his recent divorce from Caroline (Mara) influence his work, his friends (Adams and Letscher) set him up on a blind date with a sexy woman (Wilde). But he's not quite ready to move on until he begins opening up to his new interactive operative system, which calls herself Samantha (voiced by Johansson). And she has such an open-hearted personality that Theodore can't help but fall for her.
The film has a breezy, fable-like tone that allows heavy themes to emerge without weighing us down. Indeed, the central idea is that relationships are difficult because we can't help but evolve individually, which sometimes means drifting apart. Obviously, this has huge ramifications when your partner is a limitless computer mind that will never stop expanding. But Theodore doesn't want to think about this; he is frightened by the idea that Samantha is changing. Yes, despite the vaguely surreal premise, the film is packed with things we readily identify with.
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Inventive visuals and a seriously deranged script make this animated adventure far more enjoyable than we expect, especially as it brings out the childish creativity in everyone watching. Filmmakers Lord and Miller are experts at finding offbeat comedy in the most surprising places (see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs or 21 Jump Street). And this movie is often jaw-droppingly entertaining.
It's set in a Lego city where construction worker Emmet (voiced by Pratt) follows instructions to the letter. Like everyone else, he has been lulled into complacency by President Business (Ferrell), whose inanely catchy pop songs (the insanely hummable Everything Is Awesome!) and mindless TV shows (Where Are My Pants?) keep people from thinking creatively. He's also concocting an insidious plan involving a secret weapon called the Kragle. Then Emmet inadvertently discovers the Piece of Resistance and is declared "The Special" by the underground rebel alliance led by Wyldstyle (Banks) and Vitruvius (Freeman). With help from Batman (Arnett), a patched-up pirate (Offerman) and a groovy kitty (Brie), they go off-grid to save their civilisation, pursued by the president's vicious enforcer (Neeson).
As the story spirals from the city to the Wild West and Cloud Cuckoo Land, it develops an insane, free-wheeling tone that can't help but spark our imaginations. And the sassy 3D animation adds to this by evoking surreal stop-motion classics like Gumby or The Magic Roundabout while referencing other movies and playing merrily with iconic characters. Hill, Smulders and Tatum turn up as a trio of frustrated superheroes, while Daniels and Williams offer a bit of Star Wars silliness. All of the vocal cast members dive into their characters with energy, bringing out the warped humour and pulling us into the action and even some emotional moments.
Continue reading: The Lego Movie Review
One film built its own monument of success over the weekend.
The Lego Movie has emerged as the weekend's most popular film, having opened last Friday in the USA to a promising $17.1 million and surpassing expectations with a total weekend box office gross of $69.1 millon (via Box Office Mojo).
'The Lego Movie' Dominated The Weekend Box Office.
The animated comedy, which is based on the well-loved Lego toys, will see its premiere across the world this month but if the US excitement is anything to judge by, it's only going to get huger. With plenty of in-jokes for Lego lovers, a genuinely inspired storyline with lots of twists and turns, and a stellar cast, The Lego Movie has received a massive thumbs-up from even the snootiest of critics.
'The LEGO Movie' goes straight to No.1 at the box office after a hugely successful opening weekend, beating George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' with ease.
'The LEGO Movie' was the viewer's choice this weekend as the animated-comedy film debuts at No.1 at the North American box office, earning a huge $61.9 million in ticket prices, and eclipsing George Clooney's newly released World War II drama 'The Monuments Men'.
'The LEGO Movie' was a huge hit at the box office on opening weekend
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Emmet, an average Lego guy with a zest for life who is mistaken for the amazing Master Builder by the bearded sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and is given a mission to save the Lego world from being destroyed by Lord Business, the evil business man voiced by Will Ferrell.
The lauded animated toy movie looks set to claim the box office top spot.
The Lego Movie is on a strong trajectory to claim the title of the weekend's hottest movie after an astonishing cinema turn-out from audiences in the USA, where the new animated comedy premiered on Friday (7th Feb.).
After Receiving Critical Praise, 'The Lego Movie' Looks Set To Dominate The Weekend Box Office.
The film, which is based on the tropes, lore and games of the well-loved Danish Lego toys, pulled in an impressive $17.1 million Friday (via Box Office Mojo), exceeding studio expectations by far. With such strong opening takings, the movie would be expected to emerge as the box office frontrunner, grossing at least $56 - $60 million over the weekend.
With the cast in place, what do we know so far about the fourth Jurassic Park movie, 'Jurassic World'?
It’s been twelve years since we last delved into the prehistoric world of ‘Jurassic Park’ but now more details are emerging on the fourth film ‘Jurassic World’.
The 'Jurassic World' logo
The most recent major revelation, courtesy of director Colin Trevorrow’s twitter, is that shooting on ‘Jurassic World’ will begin this April. The director tweeted, “Honoured to be working with cinematographer John Schwartzman on Jurassic World, shooting this April on 35mm and 65mm film. @Kodak @Panavision.” It’s also worth noting the directors decision to use 35mm and 65mm film instead of digital.
Continue reading: Jurassic Park 4, Or 'Jurassic World': What We Know So Far
There's high anticipation for release of 'The Lego Movie'.
Danish company The Lego Group have partnered up with Warner Brothers for the first feature length Lego film, The Lego Movie, set to hit the big screen in 2014.
A child's imagination is what made Lego blocks what they were. They could make a spaceship, a Wild West shootout or even a pirate ship come to life; well, maybe for a few hours until the few remaining pieces left out were embedded in a parent's foot. Now it has reached a safer place for adults as the loveable figures make their way from the toy box onto the big-screen in 3D animation comes Warner Brothers production: 'The Lego Movie'. With a highly admirable voiceover cast of Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks, the film looks ready to be a 2014 BLOCK-buster sensation.
Superman meets Abe Lincoln in 'The Lego Movie'
Continue reading: The Lego Movie Set For Release Later This Week
The film brings out the child in everyone and has us itching to build things.
The wide release of The Lego Movie is now only days away and as reviews filter through, reasons to watch this brand new, animated adventure stack up like the iconic, colourful building blocks. It seems that something in the movie's playful attitude and inventiveness has worked to bring out the inner child of even the most cynical critics and it's practically unanimous: The Lego Movie is a winner.
Critics Are Falling Head-Over-Heels For 'The Lego Movie.'
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Emmet, an average little Lego guy with a sunny outlook on life who is mistaken for the amazing Master Builder by the bearded sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and is enlisted on a mission to save the Lego world from being destroyed by Lord Business, the evil tyrant voiced by Will Ferrell. Emmet's unpreparedness yet nervous willingness to take on the heavy mantle of hero makes for some hilariously hapless scenes that will coax giggles out of those who thought their childhood was long gone.
In remaking his 2011 French Canadian surprise hit Starbuck, filmmaker Ken Scott doesn't really try to do anything new. Aside from transplanting the story to New York and casting Hollywood star Vince Vaughn, it's exactly the same movie: likeable enough, even without attempting to do anything new or solve the problems of the original film.
Vaughn plays David, a slacker trying to pay off his debts and support his newly pregnant girlfriend (Smulders) by delivering meat for his butcher dad (Blumenfeld). Then David learns that, after donating sperm 20 years earlier, he has 533 biological children. When 142 file a class-action suit to learn the identity of the donor "Starbuck", David hires his inexperienced lawyer pal Brett (Pratt) to represent him in court. In the mean time, he begins to quietly follow his "kids" around like a sort of guardian angel. Then the press gets hold of the story, and he worries that his identity will be revealed.
Without trying too hard, Vaughn brings considerable charm to this character, so we like him even though David has no direction in his life. Vaughn is great at balancing the comical and dramatic elements of the story, notably in his hilarious scenes with Pratt and the more emotional interaction with three of the kids (Reynor, Robertson and Chanler-Berat). There's also a significant, moving sequence at the end between Vaughn and Blumenfeld.
Continue reading: Delivery Man Review
Theodore Twombley is a reserved man going through the hardest time of his life with his divorce from his childhood sweetheart Catherine. One day, he decides to buy a new kind of OS that has an artificial intelligence that can evolve into having almost human like feelings. He chooses a female identity for his OS and thus meets the disembodied Samantha who offers him company with her witty and insightful remarks and frequent flattery. When he finds out his friend Amy has also made a friend out of her estranged husband's OS, he begins to feel that his feelings towards Samantha may not be so strange at all and allows himself to fall deeply in love with her. However, as much as they have managed to bond, he starts to worry about the consequences of limitations of their relationship and begins to wonder just how genuine their relationship really is.
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David Wozniak may be a lazy, middle-aged slob now, but he certainly did enough in his younger years to get himself into a situation that no man could ever dream of happening to them. After donating a vial of sperm to a sperm bank some 20-plus years ago, he is visited by an official from the clinic who informs him that he has in fact managed to father a colossal 533 children. Unfortunately, a good percentage of those 'kids' are now taking legal action in a bid to discover the identity of their biological father, nicknamed Starbuck. His lawyer has managed to pick up an envelope of all their profiles, giving David a strict instruction not to open it. Curiosity overcomes him when he opens it and he suddenly finds himself overwhelmed with a desire to take care of every one of his offspring and help them in any way he can. However, with a sceptical girlfriend, an unsupportive best friend and a lawyer who thinks he should stay away, he has got so many tough decisions to make.
This hilarious and heartwarming movie is based on the recent French film 'Starbuck'. Both were directed and written by Ken Scott ('Sticky Fingers', 'The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard') and it tells a tale of responsibility and the true meaning of parenthood. 'Delivery Man' will be released in the UK on January 10th 2014.
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