10cc's "I'm Not In Love" Was The Real Song Of The Summer

Right now, on the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 album chart, in the midst of 21st-century pop frivolities like Maroon 5, Jeezy, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, and Now That's What I Call Music 51, sits Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, which once reigned at no. 1, and now sits comfortably in the Top 10 for… » 9/22/14 10:46am 9/22/14 10:46am

The Best And Worst 2014 Summer Movies: A Grierson And Leitch Report

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If you ask the bean-counters, this was a disappointing summer: Almost every major sequel underperformed (Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Expendables 3, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were all the lowest-grossing entries in their respective series), and there were some truly ugly flops, most notably for Seth… » 8/28/14 11:55am 8/28/14 11:55am

10 Lessons From The Surprising Success Of Guardians of the Galaxy

Just a few months ago, everybody was writing about how "risky" Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel, and what would happen if it tanked. But the crazy space movie with no big-name stars in it had one of the year's biggest openings instead. And here are 10 lessons that we hope people learn from this. » 8/06/14 1:45pm 8/06/14 1:45pm

Too Much Is Just Enough: Guardians of the Galaxy, Reviewed

1. The best thing about the Marvel movies, to my eyes, is how self-aware they are without ever getting too winking about it. Captain America and Thor are excellent at this, playing off their leads' lunkheaded, uber-wholesome charm, but 2012's The Avengers—still the best Marvel film, and one of the best superhero… » 7/30/14 2:59pm 7/30/14 2:59pm