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X-Men: Days of Future Past

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As the box office continues in the ‘Age of Superheroes,’ it’s no surprise that X-Men: Apocalypse is the number one movie this weekend. The film opened to $65 million so far this weekend, and with it being Memorial Day Weekend, the film is expected to make $80 million when it’s all said and done. However, it’s not all fine and dandy. As you can see in our review here and the current 48% Rotten Tomatoes score, not everyone likes this movie. This being Brian Singer’s fourth X-Men film, we just were expecting better from such an accomplished director. With Captain America: Civil War having come out a few weeks ago (and knocking it out of the park) and setting the tone, we just have come to expect more from our superhero films nowadays.

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Often the DVD after theater market of the movie business has provided fans and directors the chance to introduce deleted scenes and different cuts of a film that might not have been what the studio in charge had in mind for a theatrical release. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The director finally gets to do his thing, the fan gets extras, and the studio gets something special to help market the DVD release. This time around X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer gets to include 17 minutes of the deleted Rogue (Anna Paquin) scene. Here’s the teaser. (more…)

‘X-MEN: Apocalypse’ Casts Lana Condor As Jubilee

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Director Bryan Singer dropped the bomb that at least three people have been waiting to hear, that we’ll see Jubilation Lee in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, titled X-Men: Apocalypse played by newcomer Lana Condor!  No word yet on whether she’ll be a principal cast member, or just shooting stuff in the background with her laser pop rocks in full Anime form.  Of course given that production starts next month, we’re guessing she is probably going to be Sophie Turner’s roommate or something.  Check it out, nerds – we’re going to do something very few news outlets have tried in the past, we are going to defend Jubilee. (more…)

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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…)

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All indications are pointing toward X-Men: Days of Future Past being the last time we’ll get the thrill of seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen‘s Professor Xavier and Magneto. If the story line from the last movie wiping their existence in favor of the younger versions then perhaps Patrick Stewart’s own words are the final nail in their character’s coffins. (more…)

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A young Apocalypse first appeared in the mid-credits button scene (HERE)  at the end of Days of Future Past where we saw him manipulating objects with telekinesis as the Four Horsemen stood in the background. This, of course, setting up the big-bad in Bryan Singers next X-Men installment.

Hot on the heels of rumors that Idris Elba (a.k.a. Heimdall of the Thor film franchise) would be playing the main villain of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Variety now reports that someone else has been tapped for the role. (more…)

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The newest addition to the “Everything Wrong With…” series by the guys at Cinema Sins takes apart Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past in a 14 minute video that might make Singer want to turn back time for realsies if he happens to see it. Among other things, the video attacks the film’s reliance on overused tropes, poorly explained science that wouldn’t even hold up in the comic books, under using characters like Quicksilver and Storm, and the fact that none of us would kick Mystique out of bed for eating crackers whether she’s all blue and scaly or not. (more…)

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While I loved watching this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I felt like I had been, in part, been  robbed. The aggressive marketing campaign would lead viewers to believe that all of the characters  featured in the posters, on the magazine covers, and even the dollar store toys and novelty cups would  have at least some bit of screen time. Most of us knew going into the film that the reality was that with  a film with so many X-folks, the bigger guns—Xavier, Magneto, that clawed fellar—would capture more  screen time than the little fish like Blink and Bishop. However, with the release date of Days on Blu-ray  and DVD just next month, it looks like Rogue and the other X-Men who got the short shrift will get their  due in an extended version of the film next summer. (more…)