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Reel Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy

Russ, Jordan, Jim, and Richard dissect Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

 

Released:  August 1, 2014
Domestic Gross: $251 M (5/26/2014)
Foreign Gross:  $237 M
Budget:  $175 M
Opening Weekend*:  $94 M
 
Rotten Tomatoes**:  92%
 
Director:  James Gunn
Writers:  James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Score:  Tyler Bates
 

Starring

Chris Pratt - Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana - Gamora
Dave Bautista - Drax
Vin Diesel - Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper - Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace - Ronan
Michael Rooker - Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan - Nebula
Djimon Hounsou - Korath
John C. Reilly - Corpsman Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close - Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro - The Collector
Josh Brolin - Thanos
Alexis Denisof - The Other
Nathan Fillion - Alien in Prison
Seth Green - Howard the Duck

Ratings

 

Russ:  

 

Jim:  

 

Richard:  

 

Jordan:

 

 

HHWLOD Score:  - 9.1

* - Box office totals courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com
** - Rotten Tomato scores courtesy of www.rottentomatoes.com

 

Reel Heroes - Amazing Spider-Man 2

Russ, Jordan, Richard, and Jim discuss Amazing Spider-Man 2.  It could be our most agreeable episode yet!

 

 

Released:  May 2, 2014
Domestic Gross: 194M
Foreign Gross:  503M
Total Gross:697M / ASM Total 752M
Budget:  ??M / ASM - 230M
Opening Weekend:  91M / ASM - 62M
 
Rotten Tomatoes**:  53% Critic  72% Audience
 
Director:  Marc Webb
Writers:  Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Jeff Pinker
Score:  Johnny Marr, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer
 

Starring

Andrew Garfield - Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Emma Stone - Gwen Stacy
Jamie Foxx - Electro / Max Dillon
Dane DeHaan - Green Goblin / Harry Osborn
Colm Feore - Donald Menken
Felicity Jones - Felicia
Paul Giamatti - Aleksei Sytsevich
Sally Field - Aunt May
BJ Novak - Alastair Smythe

Ratings

 

Russ:  

 

Jim:  

 

Richard:  

 

Jordan:

 

 

HHWLOD Score:  - 7.0

* - Box office totals courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com
** - Rotten Tomato scores courtesy of www.rottentomatoes.com

 

Reel Heroes - X-Men: Days of Future Past

Russ, Jim, Jordan and Richard dissect X-Men: Days of Future Past. The most recent entry into the X-Men film franchise, with Bryan Singer back at the helm.

 

 

Released:  May 23, 2014
Domestic Gross: $111 M (5/26/2014)
Foreign Gross:  $191 M
Budget:  $200 M
Opening Weekend*:  $91 M
 
Rotten Tomatoes**:  91%
 
Director:  Bryan Singer
Writers:  Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Bryan Singer
Score:  John Ottman
 

Starring

Hugh Jackman  - Logan / Wolverine

James McAvoy - Charles Xavier

Michael Fassbender - Erik Lehnsherr

Jennifer Lawrence - Raven / Mystique

Halle Berry - Storm

Nicholas Hoult - Hank / Beast

Anna Paquin - Rogue

Ellen Page - Kitty Pryde

Peter Dinklage -  Dr. Bolivar Trask

Shawn Ashmore - Bobby / Iceman

Omar Sy - Bishop

Evan Peters - Peter / Quicksilver

Josh Helman - Maj. Bill Stryker

Daniel Cudmore - Colossus

Bingbing Fan - Blink

Adan Canto - Sunspot

Booboo Stewart - Warpath

Ian McKellen - Magneto

Patrick Stewart - Professor X

Lucas Till - Havok

Evan Jonigkeit - Toad

Ratings

 

Russ:  

 

Jim:  

 

Richard:  

 

Jordan:

 

 

HHWLOD Score:  - 9.25

* - Box office totals courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com
** - Rotten Tomato scores courtesy of www.rottentomatoes.com

 

Reel Heroes - Captain America The Winter Soldier

Ken, Russ, Jim and Jordan cover Captain America The Winter Soldier. Overall it's a really positive show. We speculate a little on the future of the Marvel Studios Universe. And much to Jim's satisfaction there is no spinning of the wheel this time.

 
Released:  April 4, 2014
Domestic Gross: $101 M (4/7/2014)
Foreign Gross:  $207 M
Budget:  $170 M
Opening Weekend*:  $95 M
 
Rotten Tomatoes**:  89%
 
Director:  Joe & Anthony Russo
Writers:  Christopher Markus and Steven McFeely
Score:  Henry Jackman
 

Starring

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America

Samuel L. Jackson - Nick Fury

Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

Robert Redford - Alexander Pierce

Sebastian Stan - Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier

Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson / Falcon

Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill

Frank Grillo - Brock Rumlow

Maximiliano Hernández - Jasper Sitwell

Emily VanCamp - Sharon / Agent 13

Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter

Toby Jones - Dr. Arnim Zola
 

Ratings

 

Russ:  

 

Jim:  

 

Ken:  

 

Jordan:

 

 

HHWLOD Score: 

* - Box office totals courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com
** - Rotten Tomato scores courtesy of www.rottentomatoes.com

 

Reel Heroes - The Fantastic Four

This month it's the never released but widely available Roger Corman produced "The Fantastic Four".  Russ, Jim and Jordan dive deep into this unreleased "gem".

 
Released:  Never
Domestic Gross: NA
Foreign Gross:  NA
Budget:  $2 M
Opening Weekend: NA
 
Rotten Tomatoes**:  33%
 
Director:  Oley Sassone
Writers: Craig Nevius, Kevin Rock
Score:  David and Eric Wurst
 
 

Starring

Alex Hyde-White - Dr. Reed Richards
Jay Underwood - Johnny Storm
Rebecca Staab - Susan Storm
Michael Bailey Smith - Ben Grimm
Ian Trigger - Jeweler
Joseph Culp - Dr. Doom / Victor Von Doom
George Gaynes - Professor
Kat Green - Alicia Masters
Carl Ciarfalio - Thing
 

Ratings

 

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Jim:  

 

Jordan:  

 

HHWLOD Score: 

* - Box office totals courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com
** - Rotten Tomato scores courtesy of www.rottentomatoes.com

 

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