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Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks

I like advance notice so I can plan my viewing habits ahead. How about you? Knowing what is upcoming in television, DVD/Blu-ray, and movies makes it easier. Here?s some entertainment news that I think may be of interest.

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – New Trailer Now Available!!!

Guardians of the Galaxy Poster

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team?the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s ?Guardians of the Galaxy? expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits?Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand?with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel?s ?Guardians of the Galaxy,? which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D?Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel?s ?Guardians of the Galaxy? is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

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Guardians Of Good Contest

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby? Laboratories and Visa Signature Join Forces to Find GUARDIANS OF GOOD ? Real ?Guardians of the Galaxy? Who Better Their Communities Through Service, Science or Innovation

Burbank, Calif. (June 11, 2014) ? SEEKING REAL ?GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby? Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL?S ?GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY??GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel?s ?Guardians of the Galaxy,? starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

MARVEL?S ?GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY??GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real ?Guardians of the Galaxy,? young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides?who are already doing great things?to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.

Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information are available at http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

Applicants for GUARDIANS OF GOOD will participate in online sessions with Peer Guides, who will include representatives from generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS?, NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marvel?s ?Thor: The Dark World? Ultimate Mentor Leadership Council. Peer Guide sessions are scheduled to take place between June 13, 2014 and June 21, 2014. The Peer Guides will discuss their personal stories of service, science or innovation as well as learnings and advice.

Following the Peer Guide sessions, all applicants will then submit a short video explaining how they are improving the galaxy and what inspiration and guidance they received from their Peer Guides. The five best video entries will be selected as winners.

The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets to Hollywood, including hotel accommodations, from July 20 through July 23, 2014, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel?s ?Guardians of the Galaxy? on July 21, 2014; an invitation to the first-ever GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT on July 22 at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where professionals and peers will share their knowledge; a backstage tour of the Disneyland Resort; and a red-carpet screening of the film at a Dolby? Atmos TM Theatre in or near the winner?s hometown.

GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS?, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.

For more information about MARVEL?S ?GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY??GUARDIANS OF GOOD, please visit http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

About the Contest:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest commences on or about 6:00 AM PST on June 11, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on June 29, 2014. Open only to persons who are 14-18 years of age and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and not employees of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, MARVEL, generationON or any of their parent, related or affiliated companies nor members of their households or immediate families. Limit one (1) entry per student. Winners must be able to travel on July 20, 2014. See Official Rules at www.marvelguardiansofgood.com for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions and limitations. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Disney Big Hero 6 Poster

BIG HERO 6 – Teaser Trailer & Poster Now Available!!!

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, ?Big Hero 6? is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius?thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion?a robot named Baymax?and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, ?Big Hero 6? is directed by Don Hall (?Winnie the Pooh?) and Chris Williams (?Bolt?), and produced by Roy Conli (?Tangled?). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

Like BIG HERO 6 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6

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Visit the Website: http://www.disney.com/BigHero6

BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

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