The Oscar Project
It's another big blockbuster weekend with the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film hitting theaters.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Other than popping up for a brief stint in Thor: Love and Thunder last summer, the Guardians have been absent from the MCU in general since they attended Tony Stark's funeral at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Technically they did get a little Christmas special last holiday season, but that doesn't quite count for a full movie, but it's time to bring them back into the fold.
Plenty of commentary has been generated about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, initially focused around the firing and eventual re-hiring of James Gunn as the film's director. From what I've read, Disney made the right choice (at least in terms of the story in the film) by bringing him back.
What I am curious about is which of the Guardians will ultimately survive this film. There has been a good deal of chatter online when the logo image initially released that people expected a certain raccoon to meet his demise, but these Marvel films are nothing if not unpredictable at times. I hope everyone makes it through, because these characters are fantastic, but we may see the Guardians split up once and for all.
I didn't initially expect to see any other big releases hitting theaters this weekend, but Sony has decided to release the romantic comedy Love Again opposite Disney's mammoth film. They may be looking to pick up on larger than usual audiences who are already at theaters and might need an alternate title, but the late marketing campaign hasn't done much to help gin up buzz for this film.
There are two big names connected with this movie. First is Priyanka Chopra Jonas, hot on the heels of the debut of her new action thriller series on Amazon Prime, Citadel. This time around she plays a woman grieving the death of her fiancé, who ends up sending text messages to a random man who now has her late fiancé's phone number.
The other big name here is superstar singer Celine Dion who brings some new music to the film, along with popping up in a supporting role in the film itself. While I doubt any new songs will bring the heat of some of Dion's classics, her involvement with the film will surely put at least a few butts in seats this weekend.
It looks like most other studios are avoiding this weekend in favor of letting Guardians of the Galaxy reign supreme, but there are still a few limited release films that you might find near you.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?