In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which hits theaters Aug. 1, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is given a mixtape from his mom complete with late ’60s and early ’70s classics — from Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” to Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” to Mark James’ “Hooked on a Feeling” — that he carries with him everywhere.
And at BuzzFeed Brews with CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Pratt said he made a CD for his brother and sister called the “I Guess You Had To Be There” mix, and he also tried to make a “sexy, lovemaking mix” for him and his wife, actress Anna Faris, with Al Green and the like. “But like, three minutes into the song, we were like, ‘OK, this shit is just corny.’”
Pratt said they tried to use the tape once, but “Anna was the one who was like, ‘Uh, it’s nice and stuff, but maybe we could try something else.’”
He couldn’t help but agree. “The sentiment was nice, but the music was a little weird and off-putting.”
And here’s why.
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- Three major U.S. airlines — Delta, American, and United — have banned the transport of big game trophies after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- On August 4th, 2011, the death of Mark Duggan — an unarmed black man — at the hands of police officers in north London sparked nationwide riots.