Not that it needs it, but I’m going to add my accolades to the reception of Mad Max: Fury Road. This. Is. Awesome. Although we’re mostly right to decry the seemingly endless circle of reboots, remodels and sequels that Hollywood inundates us with, Fury Road says that you can make something that feels familiar, but fresh and engaging and endlessly exhilarating at the same time. Just when you think that director George Miller outdoes himself, he outdoes himself again with seemingly endless action, no exposition, and a baroque sense of art direction. This is a huge summer movie in all the best possible ways. A victory for simplicity of purpose and flawlessness in execution. (more…)
The casting gods smiled on X-Men: First Class when Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence were selected for the rebooted cast just before they blew up and became critically-acclaimed, award-winning brand names in acting in the summer of 2011. Since then, Lawrence has won several Oscar nominations, picked up a second franchise in The Hunger Games, and is probably the actress at the top of every casting agents speed dial for all roles requiring someone young and female. Well, it looks Lawrence is going to open up more time for new roles because she’s saying now that along with the final Hunger Games coming out this year, next year’s X-Men, Apocalypse, will be her last. (more…)
George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).
Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:
It’s May 2, and summer has begun! Not actually, but in box office terms, yes, the summer movie season has officially kicked off with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But since the fan community has likely already rendered judgment on that effort, let’s flash forward a couple of weeks to the release of the next big comic book movie – X-Men: Days of Future Past. And since the good people at Fox, and Norton Anti-Virus for some reason, seem to have read our minds we have two new X-Men clips to unfurl before your disbelieving eyes. (more…)
So I guess there’s an awful lot riding on X-Men: Days of Future Past. The nerd ‘net went nuts last week when it was announced that a follow-up to Days would be quick in coming with 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which suggests that either Fox likes what they’re seeing coming out of the X-Men editing room or they’re inflating the hype in an exaggerated and artificially way. One hopes it’s the former, but adding substance to that hope is a pair of news items concerning X-Men: Apocalypse released today. (more…)
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! The trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is upon us… and it is has EPIC written all over it. Seriously, I was not expecting it to be THAT good. (more…)
For the last several months Bryan Singer has been directing X-Men: Days of Future Past, and well, principle photography has finally completed. The fun part is over. Now all that’s left is to edit the movie.
What better for Singer way to kick off the magical world of post-production at 20th Century Fox than releasing a photo of himself and star Hugh Jackman, writer/producer Simon Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker. It doesn’t look like much happened, probably just some pick up shots of Jackman whipping out his claws and growling, but at least it looks like he had fun.
And while post-production begins, promotion continues for Days of Future Past with this first official still from the movie,
Remember back in April when Bryan Singer released that behind the scenes shot of Sir Patrick Stewart? It wasn’t just to tease us X-Men fans before Stewart started filming his scenes for X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was part of a series of character portraits, right in time for Comic Con.
Originally hosted on the official Tumblr page for X-Men, but now seemingly gone, the set revealed DOFP stars Ian McKellen, Daniel Cudmore, Patrick Stewart and newcomer Omar Sy in their alternate timeline attire with Hugh Jackman and his dual timelines also on display. Shortly after that, and thanks to Superhero Hype, X-Men: First Class alumni Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till were also revealed. Take a first look at everyone below.
Director Bryan Singer is as it again, this time tweeting an image from the countryside, where filming has recently relocated. It’s a pretty great little tease, as you’ll see,
Another day, another collection of photos snapped on set for X-Men: Days of Future Past. These ones, surprisingly, were’t shared by director Bryan Singer, and maybe because this is the kind of shooting he’d like to keep under wraps. The gallery below gathers photos featuring a fight scene between Nicholas Hoult, in full-on Beast mode, and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto. Clearly, there’s still some bad blood between the two. Possibly due to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – she makes a brief appearance here – dumping potential-boyfriend Beast for a chance at something with Magneto? It would sure add a personal beef to their fisticuffs.