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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

We do not know much about the upcoming sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, the fun little space opera set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we do have a title, and like the films themselves, it’s just a little bit quirky and out of place:Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, an apparent reference to the “Vol. 1” mix tape that lead character Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) keeps.

So far all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels have had a subtitle, save for the Iron Man films, so fans had been hoping that Guardians of the Galaxy‘s new name would give some hints about what the anticipated film will be about. Then again, the creators have claimed that it will not be based on a storyline from the comics, so maybe that would have proved futile anyway.

We do know that Vol. 2 will feature new characters and at least one new member of the team, and tentative casting has apparently already begun. Some speculate that the new teammate will be Adam Warlock, since it’s known that his evil counterpart, Magus, will be a villain in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films.

Fans like Alexei Beltyukov (vimeo) know that one other Marvel movie remains untitled at the moment: the new Spider-Man film. Rumor has it that it will be called The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Netflix to Venture into Animated Programming

Whatever success Netflix has achieved, all of the success is well deserved. Rather than just rest on its accomplishments as a mail order DVD provider and online streaming service, the company has opted to produce a number of popular original programs. The success of those programs has nudged Netflix to start work on original movies. Now, the company is choosing to venture into the world of animated programming.

One very interesting new animated programs slated for the pipeline is Tarzan & Jane, another retelling of the adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs very famous characters. Four other animated series are being planned by the Network.

The decision to stream animated programming might be a shock to some. Really, it shouldn’t. Movie lovers like Sam Tabar know that Netflix is trying to capture as wide of an audience as possible and providing programming for kids could help in that regard.

Most pay channel and internet services focus on offering adult-oriented fare and have done so to great success. Yet, younger audiences have been mostly ignored by the pay channel giants. Netflix surely sees an opening here and is going to capitalize on a market others ignored.

This happened before. Back in the 1960’s, no one was really watching Saturday morning programming. The networks opted to try a new direction and aired cartoons aimed at kids. The end result was a massive success that lasted until the mid-1980’s.

Let us hope Netflix similar success.

Jurassic World Receives a PG-13 Rating, Introduces the I-Rex

Jurassic World, due to be released in summer 2015 has received an official PG-13 rating. As with the previous Jurassic Park movies, this one contains thematic violence such as T-Rex attacks and several Velociraptors scenes-one involving a kitchen. Anastasia Date employees know that, even though the Jurassic movies are targeted primarily at children, the violence and intensity around the violence earned the movie its PG-13 rating fair and square.

Another dinosaur even more advanced than the T-Rex has been added. It is called the Indominous Rex, or I-Rex, which looks very similar to the T-Rex but it is a man-made hybrid made from all sorts of genetic combinations from various sources. Predictably, things start to quickly become disastrous once the I-Rex is released. Jurassic World is currently predicted to do a better job of re-capturing the main ideas of the original Jurassic Park film by Steven Spielberg than Jurassic Park III.

X-Men Apocalypse

There have been set photos released that reveal the young Cyclops and Jean Grey. One good thing about X-Men Apocalypse is that it looks like it is going to showcase more of the X-Men characters. In the first couple of X-Men films, a lot of the other characters like Cyclops have been sidelined to make more room for Wolverine. Bryan Singer is now starting to correct that by making films that focus on other characters.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was a definite step in the right direction according to super-fan Bernardo Chua. X-Men Apocalypse is apparently meant to be a close to the First Class trilogy. With the director of the first couple of X-Men movies as well as Days of Future Past taking the helm, then we can rest assured that we are in for yet another high quality X-Men movie. After X-Men Apocalypse, the series will definitely be back on track.