On August 1 . . .

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I never go to the movies anymore. I have a nice large screen TV and my popcorn is better than the theaters. But on August 1, I will kicking small children from my path to get to this . . .

Rocket Raccoon is my spirit animal.

Warning: “Hooked On A Feeling” is going to be in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry about that.

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45 Comments to 'On August 1 . . .'

On February 21, 2014 at 7:40 am Deborah Blake said...

It’s a good thing you’re not REALLY excited about it :-)

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On February 21, 2014 at 9:26 am Jenny said...

Raccoons with automatic weapons. I’m there.

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm toni said...

Oh. Dear. God. I am so there.

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm Jenny said...

If you come north, we’ll go together. Krissie’s already said she’ll come down for it.

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On February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm Deborah Blake said...

Just got a chance to watch the trailer. Holy crap–save me a seat!

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On February 21, 2014 at 7:50 am Ash said...

The Marvel Verse has been so much Fun and so does this.

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On February 21, 2014 at 8:10 am Maine Betty said...

Me too!

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On February 21, 2014 at 8:42 am Sharon Bates said...

This looks like so much fun-I go to the movies to be entertained and do not want to be in a depressed state as I leave the theatre. Who wouldn’t like to see a raccoon with a gun?!!

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On February 21, 2014 at 9:08 am CJ said...

Drax Drax Drax Drax!

Also, it’s a good thing I have Hooked on a Feeling on my iPod. Sorry not sorry.

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On February 21, 2014 at 9:35 am Jenny said...

I had to buy it after that.

Also there’s a typo in your comment (damn auto correct). I’m sure you meant ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET.

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On February 21, 2014 at 10:11 am CJ said...

Nooooo, I meant Drax! Dave Bautista… *swoon*

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On February 21, 2014 at 10:38 am Jenny said...

Sigh. Will we never agree on a love interest? ROCKET FOREVER!

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On February 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm CJ said...

LOL… sorry, Jenny. The only animals I’m into are Dave “The Animal” Bautista and the drummer from Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem!

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On February 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm Jenny said...

Excellent taste. But still, ROCKET 4EVER!

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On February 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm Jenny said...

Here you go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pma1_zIPINo

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On February 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm CJ said...

*chin-hands*

I love his stupid face.

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On February 21, 2014 at 9:31 am Susan D said...

ARMED RACCOONS???? Sheesh, it’s bad enough they have taken over Toronto with just their claws and wily ways.

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On February 21, 2014 at 9:57 am Alexis said...

I hadn’t heard of the guardians prior to a few weeks ago but this trailer has so many delicious bits in it I’m totally raring to go see some angry rodent carnage. (Raccoons are rodents right?). I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a scifi release since Serenity. Woo Hoo!

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm jwocky said...

Racoons are from the family prycion, not rodentia. (I had to look it up ;)) I didn’t recognize any of the other animals from the family.

Also, I knew nothing about the Guardians before the trailer (except it was getting made) and when the racoon come on the screen I jumped up and down and squealed…my kids had to come running and look at me strangely. :)

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On February 21, 2014 at 10:04 am Chloe Craft said...

What fun! Love it that John C. Reilly is calling the heroes assholes… Hello, pot, kettle speaking. ;)

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On February 21, 2014 at 11:56 am robena grant said...

Oh, this made me laugh. Hope the movie is as good as the trailer. I’m hooked on a feeling that it will be! ; )

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm Lola said...

Andy Dwyer playing a buff and sexy futuristic super hero? I’m there.

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm garlicknitter said...

Looks like this will be a busy year for me at the movies. I already decided I need to see Maleficent and the new Captain American, and I hear Derek Hough is going to be in a movie and he’s a guilty pleasure of mine, so I need to see that. And now this. Gotta see this.

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm Terri Osburn said...

The fact that a raccoon was just called a love interest made it worth hopping over here today. I don’t typically like these things, but you got me with this one. Love “I didn’t know how this machine worked.” Hello, Starlord.

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On February 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm Julie H. said...

This looks awesome. I haven’t been to a movie in forever, preferring my TV, home popcorn and OnDemand & bluray as well. But I might make an exception for this one.

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On February 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm Sylvia Ketrie said...

Rocket Racoon, went to the moon, only to find Gideon’s Bible …

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On February 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm Sara said...

My husband saw it the trailer with me last night and said, “I don’t know about this…”

My response: “Are you CRAZY? It looks AWESOME!”

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On February 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm Leigh said...

Oh, hell yes.

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On February 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm Skye said...

I generally avoid movie theaters. I’ll be there with you, Jenny, kicking the small children out of the way! Damn! Plus, “Hooked on a Feeling” is one of my all time favorite songs. Off to buy it.

I like Starlord. He’s my kind of messed-up, goofy hero.

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On February 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm Christina said...

I highly approve of any activity that involves “kicking small children” from said path.

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On February 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm Tamsin said...

My husband and I have been sharing the trailer with everyone we can think of. My 15 year old son has been subjected to Blue Swede, a live performance on YouTube from 1974, and my 13 year old daughter has been seen wandering, glassy-eyed, through the house muttering, Ooga-chacka, ooga, ooga, ooga-chacka.

My work here is done.

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On February 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm Maryanne said...

I am so there. And at least 2 of my (adult) kids will be right behind me.

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On February 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm Beth Matthews said...

Every time I see the link to this trailer I have to watch it again. So good. Plus, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillian as ass-kicking SF ladies? Yes, please.

Also…Chris Pratt without his shirt. *purrs*

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On February 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm RanchGirl said...

My husband (6’5″), said “tell Jenny I will move the Big ones from her path!!” Love that man! This looks like so much fun!

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On February 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm Jenny said...

Good to know. Tell him I said thanks!

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On February 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm Penny said...

I’ll babysit the dog for you. :-(

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On February 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm Jill said...

A raccoon with a rocket is a Guardian, right ? Might have to go see this one.

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On February 22, 2014 at 12:01 am Jenny said...

His name is Rocket. I think he has an automatic.

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On February 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm Liv Rancourt said...

Must remember this for the next time midnight rounds need a sanity break…

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On February 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm Kay said...

Jenny:

This message is in regards to the ‘Protagonist’ thread in regards to ‘Barry Allen’ and Felicity’s and Oliver’s ages…

I mean, I’m not speaking of their real age, I’m talking about appearance and let’s be honest, Felicity LOOKS OLDER then him on screen and he LOOKS like a kid standing NEXT to her…NOTHING wrong with looking youthful but I just can’t pic them together and esp when a female looks for their significant other, ‘most’ would want to look younger then their ‘spouse’ or ‘partner’ etc..Females do this in real life..We want someone a bit older then us, not much but everything depends on the individual females..I know I would want someone who looks older then me not younger! Oliver might be 10yrs her senior but when the two stand together, they look GOOD and right together BUT when Felicity and Bart Allen stands together, ppl will see and ? why these two are together and they look mismatched.

I mean, I even ? rather he’s suited for the role of Flash but I’m not a Comic grue/expert so…His physique just doesn’t match up to what I picture the Flash to be…But that’s just me judging on looks from some pictures I’ve seen..Still, it leaves me in doubt but I’m just a viewer NOT the ones with the power to cast whomever..Still..

We are here discussing a television series/show, so, real age doesn’t apply to their characters, it’s how every character looks..It’s sounds shallow but WE are watching and discussing a show, not Real life…

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On February 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm Jenny said...

Thanks for setting up the reply, Kay. It’s really hard to follow conversations, especially when I have to close comments to save the blog.

You’re absolutely right that it doesn’t matter how old the actors are, all the matters is the perception on the screen. I had that problem in Teen Wolf in the first season when one of the characters said, “I’m seventeen,” and I thought, The hell you are, and looked the actress up on the IMDB: She was twenty-eight.

However, it is perception. Barry looks younger than Oliver, but to me, he looks Felicity’s age. I didn’t have any problem with them together. Also there’s this: “.I know I would want someone who looks older then me not younger!” That’s another personal preference; a very popular trope in romance fiction is the younger lover (although not “so much younger he’s a teen and the heroine should be arrested” younger).

But this: “We are here discussing a television series/show, so, real age doesn’t apply to their characters” is absolutely right. I was wrong to bring that as a counter-argument because reality doesn’t matter here, it’s perception. Good catch; thank you.

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On February 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm Kelly S said...

First, I agree Barry looks younger than Felicity.

Second, I agree when characters don’t look near the age they are claiming, I find it annoying. Most recently it was in the Tomorrow People. The main protagonist is supposed to be in high school, so I’m assuming around 17. I didn’t buy it. He might pass for a senior in collage. Turns out the actor is actually 25.

Third, I married a man 5.5 years my junior. People see us together & my age is decreased to match his. Totally works for me. But even if they thought I was older, I’d be okay with that. We just don’t think about us dating when I was in collage or younger because really, I would have been his babysitter then & ewww!

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On February 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm Kay said...

Cool..

I just took the time to notice that your ‘Arrow’ thread BREAKS whatever limit yet your other threads don’t….Interesting..

Cheers,

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On February 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm Jenny said...

Nope, they all break at around 300, sometimes sooner. We know this because a couple of years ago, we broke it twice in a row, and when that happens we have to call in the webmistress who is related to me and who has enough on her hands without cleaning up after somebody who can’t count comments. So I pull the plug when I notice it’s gone over 200. Since I read the comments on the dashboard and not on the blog, sometimes I don’t notice fast enough, and they get up pretty high, but at 200 plus, I pull the plug.

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On March 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm Bonnie C said...

I always love it when an awesome looking movie premiers on my birthday. It’s like a lovely little consolation gift just in case your significant other pops a brain fart, forgets who you are and buys a gift for someone else entirely… or does that only happen to me? ;p

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