Entertainment Round-Up: Margot Robbie, James Gunn, Telltale Games, Pee-Wee comes to Netflix

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There’s snow on the ground here in Atlanta, and I can’t wait for Spring to finally arrive. Seriously. Here are the big updates for this morning: – This is not a big surprise, given that probably every actor that signs up for a superhero film these days has a multi-picture contract, but Suicide Squad star […]

Once again, it’s time for the “nerd categories” of the Oscar nominations

Feast was one of the short animated features nominated today.

There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]

CineFix and Guardians of the Galaxy Make A Retro Gaming Love Letter


By David Nieves CineFix has given the 8-bit treatment to some of the most beloved things in pop culture ranging from A Christmas Story to Ninja Turtles. Today they posted a new Guardians of the Galaxy treatment with retro game music and all. Is it possible to demand something be made through crowd funding?  Take […]

Bendis and Humphries delve into Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex

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Hitting stores next month is Marvel’s latest cross-over between the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy: “The Black Vortex”, just 12 months after 2014’s “Trial of Jean Grey” which brought together these two Brian Bendis written teams for the first time.  For this event, Bendis is following the lead of Sam Humphries, writer of […]

Guardians of the Galaxy gets Best Adapted Screenplay nod from WGA


Well, this is a shock. The script by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman for Guardians of the Galaxy has been nominated for the very prestigious Writer’s Guid of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Superhero movies very rarely get award nominations outside of tech categories. so this is quite a kudo for a movie that […]

Gift Guide: Guardians of the Galaxy

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By Matthew Jent If you are a human and alive, you know someone who loved Guardians of the Galaxy this year. Odds are high you have a Guardians fan somewhere on your holiday shopping list, too. Whether they’re long-time comics fans or they’re new to space opera, here’s some gift ideas for cosmic Marvel fans […]

NYCC’14: Baby Groot Officially ‘Grooting’ to a Store Near You!

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By Alexander Jones There has been a lot of hullabaloo on Marvel Studios not capitalizing on the ‘Grooting’ phenomena that has been sweeping the internet. This is in reference to the Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot dancing behind Drax the Destroyer a.k.a. actor Dave Batista’s back during the end credits of the film. In […]

Guardians of the Galaxy out on BluRay on December 9


You gift giving problems are solved—some of them anyway. Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on Digital HD and Disney First n 11/18, and on Blu-ra 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand on December 9th. Bonus features on the DVD: ·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes ·       Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” And […]