It’s time for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! In this episode we’re joined by our new contributor Kat to talk about _The Southern Reach_ Trilogy of novels, the game _Lollipop Chainsaw_, and the movies _Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ and _Guardians of the Galaxy_.
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The marketing for Guardians of the Galaxy has basically been omnipresent for the last few months. Hardly a day went by without a new poster or image or teaser or whatever. The reason for this is simple: this is the first real test of Marvel’s brand. Guardians, like it or not, is a lesser known property and while this film connects with the over reaching continuity of the established Marvel Cinematic Universe it doesn’t actually feature any characters that we’ve already met meaning that they can’t trade on the popularity of Iron Man or Captain America they have to rely on the corporate brand. In this world of “new things are risky let’s remake something from the 1980s” that’s kind of a big deal.
So it’s a good job they knocked it out the fucking park with this movie otherwise they’d be in trouble. Yes, it’s great and you should see it. No need to even finish reading this review. Just go. Or finish reading this review and I’ll give you a few reasons why.
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Here’s another trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. This one is (slightly) longer and features more of the Guardians themselves rather than people talking about them plus if you don’t blink you’ll catch a glimpse of Michael Rooker as Yondu (who looks awesome) and hear a line from Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser. Lots of characters in this movie have the name “The”. It’s a thing we’re going to have to get used to if the MCU keeps heading down the cosmic path.
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Marvel had released three new international character sheets. They’re going for the “most posters for a single movie” world record.
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Guardians of the Galaxy is out in just over a month so it’s time for marketing to kick into overdrive. Here’s the latest trailer from the UK which has a slightly more traditional, for lack of a better word, trailer feel to it.
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They’re releasing a poster a day so that
they can generate maximum page views you can study them all individually, without distraction.
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The first full trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is finally online! We get a better sense of the characters, dialogue from Rocket, and the to hear Grott say “I am Groot”, all set to more classic rock. Let’s watch!
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Remember the awesome teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy we saw a while back? The character assets from the poster are now available so we can get a better look at Star Lord and his rag-tag group of anti-hero frenemies.
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And that feeling is “batshit crazy”. I was looking forward to this movie already but this trailer means i’m now legitimately excited. Let’s watch!
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The full trailer doesn’t come out until tonight, but here’s a 15 second tease for Guardians of the Galaxy. I usually hate teasers for teasers for trailers but since at this point Awesome Friday may as well be called Marvel Fanboy Weekly let’s take a look.
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Like we didn’t know this would happen but now it’s official. There is going to be three more Avatar movies and they are coming out in December 2016, 2017, and 2018.
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Out of the Furnace is a movie that, on paper, looks like it should be amazing. Christian Bale, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana are all talented actors and Scott Cooper’s previous film, Crazy Heart was a solid effort which earned it’s lead actor an Academy Award.
That’s on paper though. Unfortunately if you’ve seen a trailer for Out of the Furnace then you will not be surprised by anything that happens in the movie. In fact, even if you haven’t seen the trailer you won’t be surprised by anything that happens in the movie.
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The first Out of the Furnace trailer made sure you knew everyone that’s in it and that they are all great actors. The second trailer make sure you know that as well as the set up of the “hardworking everyman sets out to find his messed up younger brother” storyline. Let’s watch!
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Remember how Christian Bale is a really good actor? Looks like we’re going to be reminded this fall.
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