Video: Sometimes there’s a movie on the horizon that just stands out from the rest. Maybe it’s a huge franchise, maybe it’s an anticipated sequel, or maybe it stars Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. And really, who can’t immediately get excited to see Kurt freaking Russell playing Santa Claus?
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Video: Back in 1994, few could have predicted what Stargate would become. The original film was a hit, but what happened after is damn near unprecedented. Not a theatrical sequel, no, but several popular television series and a rabid fandom that far overshadowed the people who saw the original movie in theatres.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Kurt Russell wowed audiences when he revealed that the younger look he sported in flashback scenes was largely thanks to make-up, not visual effects. However, it took a lot more than some concealer and a wig to make Ego the Living Planet look 30 years younger.
Video: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to home video very soon and with it, a whole new perspective on the making of the film. We've already seen some cool Easter eggs, and now the always-wonderful gag reel is online. Spoiler: These guys had a lot of fun making this movie.
Nostalgia is a huge part of the charm in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. There's the classic pop music, of course, but also the reverence Chris Pratt's character Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, has for the pop culture of his childhood, things the character loved before he was snatched off Earth. This posed a problem in the sequel, which Pratt really wanted to make way, way worse.
It's been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter's The Thing shows how inspirational the sci-fi horror film has become for artists with wildly diverse styles.
We've known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven't actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we've had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at Toy Fair.
The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, available now, is a must-read for cult movie fans. It's packed with on-set photos and interviews with just about everyone who was involved in the making of John Carpenter's cult classic -- and it's filled with trivia about the making of the movie. Here are the most fascinating things we learned.
The addition of Kurt Russell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the stuff dreams are made of. Specifically, the dreams of Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, because Russell plays his long lost father Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics and current resurgence, it feels like there's nothing he can't do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, R.J. MacReady and Wyatt Earp himself, Kurt Russell?
Since the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, everyone has been asking one big question: Who is Star-Lord's father? That answer was revealed last week not in a movie theatre, but at San Diego Comic-Con. Director James Gunn told us why he revealed that info now, and why it's so damn important.
Sorry, William Shatner and Harrison Ford. There might be hundreds of action figures of Captain Kirk, Han Solo and Indiana Jones -- but you don't even rate a place in this particular action figure hall of fame. When it comes to playing the most different characters who got an action figure, the prize goes to some other actors.