Mark Hamill and James Gunn are neighbors and maybe friends now

As an adult, it can be difficult to make new friends. That difficulty likely only increases the more famous—and potentially isolated—you become. So imagine how difficult it must be for Mark Hamill to forge new friendships. Lucky for him, there’s someone like Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn out there, who…

What's your 2017 pop culture gift to the world?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The Guardians Of The Galaxy get funky in video for David Hasselhoff track

Though much of the excitement around Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has been turned down to a simmer while we await the heroes’ appearance in Infinity War, there’s still some fun to be mined from the acid-washed sequel—mostly at David Hasselhoff’s expense.. Take this cameo-filled video for his contribution to the…

Edgar Wright, James Gunn texted to make sure their soundtracks didn’t overlap

One takes place in Atlanta and one takes place in space, but they’re both very fun movies. That’s one thing Baby Driver and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 have in common. Another is bitchin’ soundtracks lovingly curated by the directors of both films, and Edgar Wright and James Gunn even consulted each other to make…

Weekend Box Office: Guardians Of The Galaxy ruined everyone else’s weekend

Outdoing even the high box office expectations set by the first Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn’s Marvel-franchised goofball space adventure Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $145 million. This spectacular opening accounted for almost 80% of the domestic Top 10 gross,…

More Guardians, another Alien, and 27 other movies coming this May

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 smuggles more goofball fun into the MCU

James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy was a stock ragtag superhero movie with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and a hearty dose of nostalgia, but its sequel is something a little smoother. One might chalk it up to the Marvel Studios house style’s recent embrace of the stranger legacies of comics artists Steve Ditko…

Doritos is selling chips with the Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 soundtrack installed on the bag

How many times have you been shame-gorging on Doritos, fingers slick with the blue or orange flavor dust of your choice, and suddenly thought, “It sucks that this chip bag isn’t playing music for me right now”? If the answer to that question is “once, or more than once, across your entire lifetime,” then you’re in…

David Hasselhoff releases totally bitchin’ Guardians Vol. 2 rap

After Marvel released the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 set list earlier this week, fans set about compiling these tunes into their very own awesome mixtape/playlist, as if they needed another reason to listen to “Surrender.” But there was one song that eluded them—“Guardians Inferno,” an original track written by…

Dancing leads to death threats in new Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 clip

A new clip from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 reveals that Peter Quill is still educating Gamora when it comes to classic Earth music in the follow-up to the 2014 film. But this time around she’s a bit more willing to dance, even if she still doesn’t want anyone to know she’s succumbing to Peter’s pelvic sorcery.…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 really wants you to stay put with 5 post-credits scenes

The Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel is going all in on the whole idea of post-credits sequences. Director James Gunn himself says there will be a whopping total of five, really pushing the limit of what constitutes the end of a movie. Following early press screenings of the film, Screenrant reported that there would be…