With their most recent success, X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s no wonder 20th Century Fox would be anxious for a sequel. But according to DOFP writer-producer Simon Kinberg, the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse will most likely be the last chapter in the X-Men: First Class series. With Bryan Singer returning to direct, Apocalypse should be a grand finale for Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy. Learn more after the jump. Continue reading
OK, now I know this is a LONNNNNNNNNNNNNG time coming, but I finally have gotten the stamina and motivation to complete these lists. I may be seven months late, but you know what, there’s always movies someone hasn’t seen and they are always looking for a fresh perspective. (Heck, The Artist just released to home video a week or so ago.) Some of these being hardly a year old I figure there’s still no expiration date for reviews! I still thoroughly enjoyed the movies on my “best of list.” It may be a bit more unconventional than your average film junky’s, but I think this is quite the list none-the-less. Continue reading
Going into the third weekend of May, the 2011 Summer movie season has been in full swing. Some would say that this year has been so packed full of high intensity big budget blockbusters that the Summer movie season started in March.
There is no doubt that 2011 has had some pretty thrilling and explosive movies before now with Battle: Los Angeles, Sucker Punch, Rango, Fast Five, Source Code, Hanna, and Scream 4, but the real heavy hitters have only just begun.
Summer movies can be pretty formulaic in terms of their content: bigger explosions, glossy cinematography, incredible scores, and big name actors, but looking past the stereotypes, the Summer of 2011 will absolutely rape your wallet in my opinion. I believe there won’t be a single weekend where I won’t be visiting the theaters until mid August.
Be sure to check out the full schedule of movies coming out this Summer after the jump!
Unbeknownst to the average joe, or probably many people, Matthew Vaughn didn’t intentionally want that group shot of the X-Men from First Class released nor did he have any knowledge of its origin. Luckily, for /Film and Peter Sciretta, he got an exclusive phone interview with the director and received two great images of the main characters themselves, James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, WITH HELMET! Check them out after the break!
Stories have been thrown back and forth whether or not Kick-Ass director, Matthew Vaughn, would be helming the prequel/reboot of the X-Men franchise new film, X-Men: First Class, based off the comic book written by Jeff Parker. Many names were dropped (Louis Leterrier, Jonathan Mostow, Daniel Espinosa, Rupert Sanders, Timur Bekmambetov, David Slade, and Carl Erick Rinsch) in terms of who would be placed to direct this film, but ultimately the final decision has been placed on Matthew Vaughn for a June, 3, 2011 release.
Empire Online had a really long article interviewing Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of every X-Men movie since the beginning. She sat down and talked about the future of what would become of the future projects that have been floating around such as Wolverine 2, X-Men: First Class, Dead Pool, and Magneto.