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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Blew the Door to Comic Book Films Wide Open

With Guardians of the Galaxy, set to the soundtrack of an Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape, Marvel Studios adapted a little-known comic book property -- with a raccoon superhero -- into a hugely successful film and launched the next wave of comic book films.

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Splitting Hairs (of Identity) in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

James Gunn's epic borrows from the mythologies of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but its characters are on a much more contemporary quest for identity.

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The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader's Annual Film Awards

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.

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A Colorful Cosmic Convergence: "Guardians of the Galaxy and X-men: Black Vortex Alpha #1"

The X-men and the Guardians of the Galaxy come together again in a story that's as volatile as it is fun.

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Short Ends and Leader's Best Movies of 2014

From brazen biopics to murky examinations of marriage, Short Ends and Leader's picks for 2014's best flicks are a compelling bunch.

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Crisis and Continuity: Reliving the Superhero Flicks of 2014

Superhero cinema had a watershed year in 2014, where it saw its fully postmodern realization. Films like X-Men: Days of Future Past not only interrogate genre tropes; they also upend them.

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The Top 10 Reasons Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Awesome

Leave it to Marvel to save the Summer 2014 movie season with this amazing slice of popcorn entertainment. Here's 10 reasons why this unusual group of heroes is blockbuster boon.

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Half-Verdict and Half-Mistrial: "Guardians of the Galaxy #13"

The Trial of Jean Grey ends, but neither justice nor injustice is served.

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Spoiler Alert: "All New X-men #22"

The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.


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