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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Looks Forward -- and Back

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the most irreverent Marvel departure, and, thanks to writer-director James Gunn ("Slither"), we're reminded that sci-fi can be fun. What's old is new again. But even though it wasn't his intention to give us a nostalgia trip while creating his own colorful galaxy of rogu...

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    'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Director James Gunn Discusses Working With Joss Whedon, Sequels, Marvel "Risks" & More

    This week's "Guardians of the Galaxy" pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe into strange and surprising places. And the person piloting that particular spaceship is co-writer/director James Gunn, who took a relatively obscure property about a group of intergalactic outlaws and turned it into one of t...

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    Village Voice Editor Blasts 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Fans for Calling Critic a 'Harlot'

    Comic-book fans attacking critics who pan superhero movies is nothing new. But when the critic is a woman, the commentary takes on an especially vile cast.

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster

    While Marvel offerings are prone to over-fueled first reviews when the junket types get clacking, James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is pulling in early raves.

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    Watch: Prison Break Plotted In Clip From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Plus James Gunn Explains Why The Movie Is An Underdog

    A sequel has already been announced, an animated series is in the works and if everything goes according to plan, Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" will open huge this weekend. While a film involving obscure "cosmic" characters once seemed risky, Marvel has proven it can pretty much market anything...

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    James Gunn To Write & Direct 'Guardians Of Galaxy 2,' Also Wants To Do 'Thunderbolts'

    Until this point, all James Gunn would allow about his future with Marvel was that he was under contract for one more movie. But with strong early reviews for "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (here's ours), and a box office opening already predicted to be around $60 million (with some projections putting t...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Didn’t Pan Out, James Gunn Talks Potential ‘Avengers’/Guardians’ Crossover

    It’s Marvel’s world and the rest of us are just living in it— at least when it comes to Comic-Con. The superhero studio juggernaut hasn't even presented anything yet (not til Saturday), but they’ve dominated the buzz and conversation down at the marketing tradeshow that is San-Diego Comic-Con. First...

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy': First Reviews

    Do critics love Marvel's quirky tentpole? Put it this way: The words "Star Wars" come up a lot.

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    Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is Spectacular and Fun, But Rarely at the Same Time

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a smart, funny movie at war with dumb explosions and other special effects. It also celebrates them.

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    Review: Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel

    Now, they’re all over t-shirts and lunchboxes, but back in 2008 when Marvel Studios were kicking off as their own self-producing entity, their characters weren’t all that well known. Captain America was probably the most familiar (along with the Hulk), but Iron Man and Thor and Nick Fury and co. wer...

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