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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review Roundtable — Cinemaholics

I’m joined this week by film critic Will Ashton and sound master Maveryke Hines to review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We had a great discussion with a separate segment just for spoilers, but we really want to know what YOU think about the followup to one of Marvel’s most successful movies.

Later in the show, we Cinemaholics dug into some shows and movies we think you might like, including season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, Dean starring Demetri Martin, Handsome on Netflix, and season 1 of Dear White People on Netflix.

EMAIL US YOUR FEEDBACK & QUESTIONS: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.com 

Go on…‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review Roundtable — Cinemaholics

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How Much Is Your Favorite Hollywood Actor Really Getting Paid?

hollywood salaries

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants) | The Hollywood Reporter:

Despite the huge sums still being raked in by such superstars as Robert Downey Jr. (his $75 million comes from his 7 percent, first-dollar slice of Iron Man 3, as well as his $12 million HTC endorsement deal) and Sandra Bullock (a 15 percent, first-dollar deal on Gravity and about $10 million more for her summer hit The Heat), most actors are feeling a definite squeeze, especially those in the middle.

“If you’re [a big star], you’re getting well paid,” says one top agent, “but the middle level has been cut out.” Sometimes with a hacksaw. Leonardo DiCaprio made $25 million (including bonuses) for The Wolf of Wall Street, while co-star Jonah Hill got paid $60,000. Granted, that’s an extreme example — Hill offered to do the part for scale (and got an Oscar nomination for his trouble).

But studio cost-cutting has meant that mid-level stars are being nickel-and-dimed in ways that would have been unheard of in the gilded ’90s (i.e., Marvel Studios’ reportedly offering Mickey Rourke a mere $250,000 to star opposite Downey in Iron Man 2). Before breaking out the violins, though, remember that even mid-level stars are far better off than most other actors. According to the most recent SAG statistics, the average member earns $52,000 a year, while the vast majority take home less than $1,000 a year from acting jobs.

Your gut reaction to these findings may be, “Who cares?” It’s hard to feel sorry for actors still reaping pretty big salaries for their roles.

But the issue, in my opinion, is that this gouging of the “middle-tier” actors causes a lack of segmentation for talented actors. To save money, studios have to skim on great secondary actors in order to afford the high-priced “star” who is consuming the budget.

And without a diverse wealth of talented actors breaking into bigger and bigger roles, you’re bound to see the same actors repeatedly being called in to breathe life in the latest adaptation, sequel, remake, reboot or what have you.

All Of The Marvel Movie Character Rights Explained In One Graphic

Recently, The Geek Twins put together this fantastic guide for which movie studios own the rights to every Marvel Comics character.

From X-Men, Spider-Man and even the often ignored Namor, you can now see in one clear picture how it’s all laid out (for now) in this graphic illustrated by Maurice Mitchell.

Be sure to show those guys some love by checking out thegeektwins.com

Marvel Movie Character Rights

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