James Gunn

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

5th October, 1970







Director James Gunn Challenges Trump To Reveal "Accurate" Weight

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 18 January 2018

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The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director reacted with incredulity to Trump's medical results, and offered to pay $100k to charity if the president revealed his true weight.

In the aftermath of the revelation of Donald Trump’s recent medical results that have gotten many people’s eyebrows raised in surprise, film director James Gunn has offered to donate $100,000 to charity if the president reveals his weight on an “accurate scale”.

Earlier this week, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a Navy rear admiral and a White House physician, announced the results of President Trump’s first medical while in office and concluded that the 71 year old is in excellent physical and mental health, revealing his weight to be 239 pounds and his height to be 6-foot-3.

Perhaps this was a little too good to be true for the sceptics, one of whom was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who posted on Twitter that those stats make Trump virtually the exact same height and weight as pro baseball player Albert Pujols.

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James Gunn Reacts To Jodie Foster's Superhero Blockbuster Criticisms

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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The filmmaker thinks Foster looks at film "in an old-fashioned way".

The future of Hollywood isn't something anybody can predict, but Jodie Foster took a good guess at what it will look like if huge budget superhero movies continue to be the norm and the biggest money makers in the industry. Comparing their constant releases to the real-life issue of fracking, she said we'd get a good return now, but that in time we would "wreck the Earth".

Image caption Rocket and Baby Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Back in the first Volume of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', fans were shocked to see Marvel's decision to kill off Groot, as the character sacrificed himself to save his new friends. Fortunately, Baby Groot was born out of the remnants of Groot's body, so many believed the character was going to live on after all.

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Bradley Cooper: James Gunn Has His 'Finger On The Pulse Of Humanity'

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 May 2017

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Bradley Cooper opens up about the humanity of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year as fans gear up to learn how the relationship between this rag-tag team of angsty super-heroes has developed since the original 2014 movie. Star Bradley Cooper opens up about the 'kitchen sink drama' aspect of the series.

Image caption Bradley Cooper voices Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Following the massive success of the first film, it seems that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is one segment of the Marvel franchise that even those who aren't ordinarily fans of the universe can enjoy. It's not just about showing off incredible powers and saving the galaxy, it's about the everyday struggles of love, friendship and prejudice that the characters face in between adventures.

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James Gunn Slams Those Who Spoil 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 May 2017

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The director refuses to get angry with those who spoil movies for others.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is for many one of this year's most highly-anticipated movie releases. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, high expectations are of course surrounding the flick, though if recent reviews are anything to go by, viewers are in for a lot of fun when they hit the movie theatres.

Image caption Chris Pratt is Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

For many however, much of the story has already been ruined before they've even had chance to shell out for a ticket. In today's world, spoilers seem to come thick and fast whenever a movie such as 'GOTG2' takes up so much of the spotlight, with people online almost getting a kick out of ruining a film for those who haven't yet seen it.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review


It was never going to be easy to match the impact of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, which jolted the Marvel franchise to life with its fresh comedy and freewheeling adventure. This sequel is still a lot of fun, but it's also far more controlled, a conventional, plot-based step of the Marvel universe. And all of the characters are angry about everything and everyone. Thankfully, there's also an emotionality that sneaks into the final act.

Now working as a team, the bickering Guardians just manage to complete their latest mission when Rocket (Bradley Cooper) makes an enemy of a tenacious high priestess (Elizabeth Debicki). Her fleet chases them into an encounter with Ego (Kurt Russell), a god-like being who claims to be the father of Guardian leader Peter (Chris Pratt). So Peter takes Gamora and Drax (Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista) to check out Ego's planet, while Rocket and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) fend off both the priestess and Peter's old mentor Yondu (Michael Rooker), who arrives with a large posse. And then there's Gamora's perpetually furious sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), who's on the rampage, determined to get revenge against everyone who has slighted her.

There's an underlying rage that drives everyone's actions, and the constant screaming matches become exhausting as the film progresses. The worst offender is Rocket, who expresses his perpetual aggravation in a stream of tetchy tirades. Thankfully, the dialogue is sharply written, with wicked insults to keep the audience smirking along. And there's also a nice sense that all of this fury is masking a deeper affection these misfits have for each other, which boils over in some remarkably strong dramatic scenes. Pratt and Russell are both terrific, seizing every chance to play with the comedic and dramatic notes. There are nice moments for Rooker, Saldana and Gillan, plus some witty cameos. And while Baby Groot is almost painfully adorable, it's Bautista's hilariously open-hearted Drax who steals the show.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Doesn't Live Up To The Original According To Critics

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 April 2017

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It's good, but are too many puns recycled and out-dated?

James Gunn and the all-star cast of the original 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie return this coming weekend with the sequel to the box office hit. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel on board, along with other big names, the film certainly has an incredible amount of pulling power.

Image caption Baby Groot and Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

The film will mark the big screen introduction for Ego, the Living Planet, whom fans will immediately see in a 1980 meeting with Meredith Quill - Peter's mother. Showing her an alien seedling he planted in the woods of Missouri, a whole new adventure is kickstarted with Star-Lord's parentage clearly a huge part of everything that's to follow.

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Anna Faris seen with her husband and the Pratt family at Chris Pratt's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony. Chris Pratt is the latest celebrity to be honoured on the famous strip and he unveiled his Star in front of his friends and family - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 21st April 2017

The Belko Experiment Review


The kill-or-die scenario that this movie hinges on isn't something new; it's been used in films from Battle Royale to The Hunger Games. What's different here is the utter pointlessness of the exercise. There's no social commentary here whatsoever, nor is there any satirical edge or character-based intrigue. Instead, this is little more than a sadistic exercise in violence and death, more along the lines of the Saw series. And if it didn't have such a terrific cast, it would be unwatchable.

It's set in a suburb of Bogota, Colombia, where the Belko nonprofit agency helps Latin American companies connect with North American employees. One morning, just after the staff arrives for work, there's an announcement: two people must be killed in the next two minutes. And then 30 people must be dead in the next two hours. It doesn't take long until the entire office block collapses into anarchy. The boss Barry (Tony Goldwyn) immediately seizes control of a stash of guns in the security office, while IT guy Mike (John Gallagher Jr.) keeps a level head as he tries to protect his girlfriend Leandra (Adria Arjona). And as chatterbox Wendell (John G. McGinley) goes on a rampage, Dany (Melonie Diaz) manages to keep out of everyone's way on her very first day in the job.

It's hard to believe that this is written and produced by James Gunn, the man behind the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The script is so simplistic and witless that it can't help but make thinking audience members furious. Convenient elements are added to boost the premise, such as impenetrable shutters closing off the building or tracker chips implanted in the employees that have explosive charges in them that can be triggered with the flick of a switch. In other words, it's clear from the start that it's unlikely anyone will survive. And even if they do, there's no real reason for any of this to be happening.

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James Gunn and Michael Rooker at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017

Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Jennifer Holland and Anna Faris at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017

James Gunn Confirms FIVE Post-Credits Scenes For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19 April 2017

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The director has teased fans with news of multiple post-credits scenes.

Before the release of the first 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' movie, only hardcore Marvel comic book fans would have known of Star Lord, Gamora and their fellow space-travelling adventurers. Now, they and the actors who have portrayed them on the big screen have become some of the most popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe; you'd be hard pressed to find a cinema-goer who wouldn't recognise them immediately.

Image caption Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana make up some of the incredible ensemble cast

With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' right around the corner, more news and tidbits of information regarding the film continues to rise to the surface, with director James Gunn - who was recently confirmed to also be on board to write and direct the third movie in the 'Guardians' trilogy - whetting the appetites of those anxiously awaiting release.

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James Gunn seen at the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' new movie 'Doctor Strange' held at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 21st October 2016

James Gunn Friday 23rd September 2011 Universal Studios Hollywood 'Halloween Horror Nights' Eyegore Awards - Arrivals Universal City, California