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    The Female Superhero Finally Strikes Back

    Suddenly there's momentum for female superhero movies, thanks to Warner Bros. and DC breaking the ice with Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." This has led to Sony entering the female fray with a Spider-Man spinoff scripted by Lisa Joy ("Burn Notice," "Pushing Daisies")...

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    Discuss: What Does The Success Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Mean For Future Marvel Movies?

    Unless you’ve been locked in the Kyln, you probably noticed that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” opened this past weekend. Marvel’s latest extravaganza, a space adventure directed by Troma graduate James Gunn, was seen in advance of its release as the riskiest of the studio’s ten movies: based on a mostly...

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Brings Fame, Scrutiny to Director Gunn; Read His Sweet Thank You to Fans

    The success of "Guardians" is a big deal for director James Gunn, who until now was known for cult faves like "Slither" and "Super." Bringing home the bacon on a Marvel blockbuster that could --with repeat business--rival the top performers of the year catapults Gunn onto Hollywood's A list. He's a...

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    Marvel Chief Says He Wants a Female-Led Superhero Movie... Just Not Right Now

    In other words, don't expect a Black Widow movie anytime soon.

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    Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over?

    Marvel continues to rule the Hollywood roost. Origin myth "Guardians of the Galaxy" yet again shows the power of Marvel's unified vision of a comic-book universe whose characters inhabit a clearly defined and immersive world. Like "Iron Man," these Guardians are less widely known than Thor, the Hulk...

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    Marvel to the Rescue as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Dominates Friday Box Office

    What would the disappointing 2014 be without Marvel? After weekend figures come in, "Guardians of the Galaxy" joins the six films to open over $90 million this year -- four of which come from Marvel.

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    Marvel's Kevin Feige Hopes Female Superhero Movie Comes "Sooner Rather Than Later"

    Last weekend, it wasn't the brawny heroics of Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" that topped the box office, it was the slick action of Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" that audiences overwhelmingly chose instead. The movie opened to a massive $43 million, and it was the best debut the actress has had in her ca...

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    Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

    This week Eric Kohn and I have plenty to chew over. We dig into Comic-Con, parse the promise of Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" --who's the audience, anyway?--and debate Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as offering our picks of the week. I'm in the thrall of Brendan Gleeson, while Kohn argues...

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    Why You Must Watch 'Calvary,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The One I Love' & 'Moebius' This Weekend (TRAILERS)

    This weekend, you have no excuse not to get out to the movies, as one of the most satisfying popcorn films of the summer, and a gobsmacking Irish drama, hit theaters.

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    Watch: Revisit Every Marvel Easter Egg In One Video

    Today, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" rolls into theatres, and it's expected to break the August box office record. Like all Marvel productions, "G.O.T.G." is also expected to include a post-credits stinger connecting the film with the "Marvel Cinematic Universe," while setting the table for the studio's...

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