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The top 10 manga to live-action adaptations【Ranking】

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Sometimes fans groan when they hear that their beloved book is going to be made into a movie. Manga fans often have the same reaction when they learn that their favorite manga will be turned into a live-action film or drama adaptation. But not all of these adaptations turn out to be cringeworthy. Readers on one Japanese website chose the best live-action adaptations of popular manga. Do you agree with their ranking?

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Update

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Coming August 1st, 2014

“An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.” – Marvel Official Movie Synopsis ???????????????????????????????????????????????From left to right Zoe Saldana as Gamora (AKA Uhura in the Star…

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Movie #81: True Grit (1969)

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Director: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, and Dennis Hopper

Academy Awards (1970):

Best Actor in a Leading role: John Wayne

Academy Award Nominations:

Best Music, Original Song: Don Black, Elmer Bernstein for the song ‘True Grit’

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Mattie Ross (Darby) hires the aging, alcoholic US Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Wayne) to hunt down Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) the man who killed her father.  They are joined by La Boeuf (Campbell), a Texas Ranger searching for Chaney to collect a reward for previous crimes he had committed.  

This film has a lot to offer.  Though obviously a Western, there’s also the dynamics of the young Mattie seeking vengeance and in a way saving Rooster from completely destroying himself with his alcoholism.  Kim Darby has moments of being young, idealistic, and at times naive, but her hard-headed grit help establish her as more than the stereotypical…

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Jupiter Ascending Trailer

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Jupiter Ascending

It’s the Wachowski’s

It’s Channing Tatum.

Is there any chance that I won’t love this movie?

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

If we have Matrix (and not the sequels) quality and V for Vendetta type stuff going on in this movie, then I think I’m going to really like it.

Yes, there are obvious old sci-fi tropes…

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