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Chris Pratt is buff and often shirtless. Zoe Saldana is green. And Bradley Cooper is a talking raccoon.

If nothing else, Guardians of the Galaxy very much has our attention.

But should it have our money? Should we go see Marvel's latest superhero movie this weekend? A number of critics around the Internet have weighed in and here's a rundown of what they have to say...

The people who made this movie must have had a swell time in the process, and it's nice to see a summer epic that takes itself so unseriously. - Joe Morgenstern

The motley crew's repartee makes for comedy that's surprisingly consistent, yet freewheeling and sharp enough to pinball from Kevin Bacon to Jackson Pollock and back. - Tom Russo

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The first trailer for Into The Woods is here.

The upcoming blockbuster will be a musical that opens on Christmas Day and is based on the Stephen Sondheim play that intertwines classic stories from various Brothers Grimm fairy tales... although there's no actual music in the preview.

Still, there are shots of Meryl Streep as a witch, along with Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife; Johnny Depp as the Wolf; Tracy Ullman as Jack’s Mother; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince; and Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s stepmother.

Yes, this is an All-Star cast if there ever were one. Check out the first footage now:

Over the past several days, movie fans have already been treated to:

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Lorde is officially on The Hunger Games team.

The young singer confirmed today that she will write and sing an original song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and that she will also be in charge of compiling the entire album.

"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” Lorde said in a statement. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be released on November 21, bringing back Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters stateside this weekend. Down Under, however, the film has a slightly more resonant release date: September 11, 2014.

That may not seem like a big deal - many films have been released on 9/11 in the 13 years since the tragedy that claimed thousands of lives contributed to the start of two devastating wars.

In the case of Ninja Turtles, however, the unfortunate choice of poster art revealed on Twitter today has prompted many to demand that the studio responsible re-think its promotions strategy:

Ninja Turtles 9/11 Poster

"So who's getting fired for this poster art?" wrote one Twitter user in a statement that seemed to echo the sentiments of thousands.

"Prepare to gasp at the most poorly judged poster and date combo imaginable," tweeted another.

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Hours after the release of the first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, movie fans were treated with an even more exciting sneak peek at an upcoming blockbuster.

Oh, yes, THGers: the first Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer is here!

A little over a minute in length, it features Julianne Moore making her franchise debut as President Coin and discussing the impending revolution with Philip Seymour Hoffman's Plutarch.

Will Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) be a part of it? Can she handle such a responsibility after her experience in The Hunger Games? Those questions are answered before the preview concludes.

See what she has to say about get ridiculously excited for this November 21 release now:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will air in two parts, with the final movie in this franchise hitting theaters in November 2015.

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It's a bird... it's a plane... it's our very first look at Gal Gadot in the iconic role of Wonder Woman!

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Director Zack Snyder Tweeted the following picture of Gadot as this famous character during the film's Comic-Con panel this morning.

It comes on the heels of our second glimpse of Ben Affleck as Batman.

What do you think, DC Comics fans?

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman Photo

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Ever since the first trailer for Lucy hit the Internet back in April, we've been eagerly awaiting the Luc Besson-helmed sci-fi/action flick.

After all, it features Scarlett Johansson as a super human drug mule. How can it not be awesome?

Lucy finally hits theaters today, and we're happy to report that reviews have been mostly positive, though some critics apparently found the premise and over-the-top shoot-'em-up scenes to be too ridiculous to take seriously. 

Here's what the taste-makers are saying:

"An outlandishly entertaining mixture of high silliness and high style." - David Edelstein

"A sci-fi yarn that ponders the meaning of time and the importance of evolution while occasionally throwing in some shootouts." - James Berardinelli

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We know he could literally beat up all movie contenders this weekend, but does that mean Dwayne Johnson deserves to also beat them in in box office receipts over the coming days?

Let's see what the critics have to say, shall we?

Scroll down for a collection of Hercules reviews from across the Internet and decide if the film is worth your time and money now...

The Rock as Hercules

There's just enough plot to keep the movie lurching forward, and there are plenty of battle scenes to delight connoisseurs of carnage. - Stephen Farber

The mythical Greek strongman gets a refreshingly human spin in Brett Ratner's grandly scaled, solidly entertaining popcorn pic. - Scott Foundas

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Someone needs to tell Ben Affleck to cheer up.

The guy is playing Batman, after all!

Director Zack Snyder has unveiled our second photo of Affleck as the Caped Crusader, a role he’ll take on in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, captioning the picture with a simple "#75" in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary.

And the way Affleck looks, you'd think all that Batman casting bashing had really gotten to him:

Ben Affleck as Batman

A full-body shot of Affleck as Batman hit the Internet in May, with reaction mostly positive.

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Courtney Love may have been implicated in Kurt Cobain's death by none other than her own father, but she's never been charged with anything, and she was still his wife at the time of his death, which means Courtney controls (and profits from) Cobain's estate and the use of his likeness.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Sadly, it also means that when the inevitable Kurt Cobain biographical film gets made (you knew it was coming), Courtney will not only cash in big time, she'll also play a part in the creative process.

In fact, the film is currently in the very early stages of pre-production and Courtney is already exerting her will on producers.

By her own admission, Courtney has shoehorned her way into the casting process, which allows her to peruse an endless selection of "blonde, gorgeous 25-year-olds." No, really. She said that:

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