Q&A: Djimon Hounsou at the Atlanta screening of Guardians of the Galaxy

Arriving at Tuesday’s advance screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest superhero summer popcorn movie from Marvel Studios, two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou didn’t duck out for dinner with studio reps once the lights went down. Instead, Hounsou donned his 3D glasses, and settled into a seat with a large bottle of water and a bag of popcorn to watch the two-hour intergalactic comic book come to life. Hounsou is part of an ensemble cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lend their voices to the flick, portraying mutant, mouthy raccoon Rocket, and Groot, a walking, talking tree with a severely limited vocabulary.

Brad Pitt surprises fans at Atlantic Station

When the linebacker-sized gents in dark suits slid into position against the walls of the Atlantic Station Regal 16 Theatres just after noon Thursday, the packed house awaiting the start of the special fan screening of World War Z began to theorize that Q100’s Jeff Dauler might not be the biggest celebrity they'd see all day. A live microphone quietly exchanged hands, a nattily attired linebacker glided past another, whispering “we’re five minutes out” and a side door was propped open.

Meet the brains behind Walker Stalker Con

Halloween won’t officially be over in Atlanta this year until thousands of zombie fans get to pick the brains of some of their favorite Walking Dead stars at the city’s inaugural Walker Stalker Con.

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul loves us!!!!!

Life right now is kind of like a countdown to the premiere of the final season of "Breaking Bad" on August 11. But some Atlantans haven't had to wait that long for a glimpse of Aaron Paul (who plays the show's meth-addled but loveable Jesse Pinkman), who's been in town filming a movie about fast cars called "Need for Speed."

Film premiere for a cause: “Deadline” comes to Atlantic Station

The city's top journalists will gather Wednesday at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 for the premiere of "Deadline," an investigative news thriller starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts. Part of the indie film's multi-city tour, the event benefits VOX Teen Communications and is open to the public starting at $25 a ticket. Pulitzer Prize winners Cynthia Tucker, Hank Klibanoff, Mike Luckovich; former CNN head Tom Johnson; and our own Rebecca Burns are on the host committee.

Conan returns to host The Tonight Show — on TCM

With a sly wink to one of television’s biggest blunders, late night TV host Conan O’Brien will return this summer to host The Tonight Show on Atlanta’s own Turner Classic Movies. Beginning July 1, the current TBS Conan host will expand his Turner Broadcasting resume with an additional gig at TCM, introducing and providing insight for Carson on TCM, a month-long look at classic Johnny Carson interviews from his long-running stint as Tonight Show host. The interviews, many of which aired just once on NBC, will span from Carson’s 1973 chat with Tony Curtis to the late-night host’s final interview with Elizabeth Taylor in 1992.

Life With Cary: Daughter Jennifer Grant previews TCM tribute and why he loved The Gap (!?)

When Turner Classic Movies presents 24 hours of Cary Grant's film starting at 6 a.m. Sunday as part of its "Summer Under the Stars" festival, his only child Jennifer Grant will be tuned in with the rest of the world. "Thanks to this day dedicated to my dad's work on TCM, I get to catch up," Jennifer Grant tells Intel. "It's a part of his life I'm still under-exposed to. By the time I came into the world, Dad had really left that part of his life behind and had moved on."

A documentary reveals Bettie Page’s secrets

What ever happened to Bettie Page? After just seven years as a pinup star, Page ducked out of public view and was elusive for half a century. The mystery is solved—somewhat—in Bettie Page Reveals All, a feature documentary narrated by the Queen of Pinups herself and directed by Georgia State alum Mark Mori.

Q&A: Get on Up’s Chadwick Boseman, Tate Taylor on James Brown

Last summer, before an inch of film was ever shot on the set in Mississippi, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in 42 met up with the director of The Help in Atlanta, they rented a car and road tripped it together to Augusta. Getting the most minute details of James Brown’s life right was a top priority for Get on Up director Tate Taylor and actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays The Godfather of Soul in the new biopic opening in theaters today. With the tsunami of lawsuits and arguments that swirled after the soul pioneer’s 2006 Christmas Day death in Atlanta, it probably didn’t hurt to have the support of the Brown estate either.

Uncle Ruckus The Movie?

If the financing comes through on his next acting project, former Agatha's: A Taste of Mystery actor and writer Gary Anthony Williams might just be flexing his improv skills again later this year. For three seasons now, the former "Malcolm in the Middle" actor has given voice to comic strip creator Aaron McGruder's outrageous Uncle Ruckus character on "The Boondocks," the popular Cartoon Network Adult Swim animated series.

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