X-Men: Apocalypse took the top spot at the box office this holiday weekend, pulling down just over $65 according to Box Office Mojo, blowing away Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is doing nowhere near the big business of the first film. Critics haven’t been too kind to the X-Men sequel (though I found it to be as entertaining as it was flawed), but plenty of comic book movie fans still venture to the theater to see it for themselves.
Even if some of you fans didn’t like the movie, I think we can all agree that Quicksilver’s scene was the best moment in the entire flick. If you want to see how they pulled it off, which actually features more practical effects and wire work than you might imagine, check out an X-Men Apocalypse Quicksilver featurette after the jump. Read More »
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As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
X-Men: Apocalypse has a huge cast of characters, some of whom are returning to roles from previous films, and quite a few of whom are inheriting younger versions of characters that appeared in the first three films. There are even a few new additions, such as Psylocke. While on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse last year we talked to many of the cast members about what is new and different for their roles in this film.
Below, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender explain where their characters are in life as the new film opens. Read More »
“Everybody loves Elvis.” Everybody also loves Michael Shannon, so who better to play the King than the 99 Homes star? Shannon is playing the rock icon in Elvis & Nixon, with Kevin Spacey playing the latter role. Today’s Presley’s birthday, so to celebrate, Amazon released a trailer and poster for director Liza Johnson‘s comedy.
After the jump, watch the Elvis & Nixon trailer.
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Last week saw the release of the first official X-Men: Apocalypse photos. Now we’ve got those pics in high resolution, allowing you to check out more details than before. But there’s one notable omission in this release of pics, which you can see for yourself below. Read More »
Most people would agree X-Men Days of Future Past was a solid addition to the X-Men franchise. Even if they don’t, everyone agrees the Quicksilver scene was the highlight. The way director Bryan Singer used slow motion and camera effects to show how fast the character, played by Evan Peters, was truly memorable. Now it seems, he’s going to do it again.
On his Instagram, Singer tweeted an image of a bunch of actors on wires with the hashtag “#Quicksilver.” It seems everyone’s favorite speedster is gonna make a comeback in X-Men Apocalypse. See the X-men Apocalypse Quicksilver image and more below. Read More »
Who is voicing Gamora and Yondu in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series? Does Matthew Vaughn agree with the Kingsman: The Secret Service controversy? Which character is Jay Hernandez playing in Suicide Squad? Will Quicksilver be back in X-Men Apocalypse? Did Kevin Smith enjoy The Marvel Experience? Did someone 3D print their own Ant-Man helmet? Would Katheryn Winnick like to play Captain Marvel? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Lazarus Effect starts out looking like a riff on Flatliners, that early ‘90s film that put dressed a bunch of budding superstars in lab coats and watched as they brought dead people back to life. Here, it’s a crew including Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger who are med students that take a big leap across the line between life and death. When Wilde’s character dies, she’s brought back to life through an experimental procedure. But what she has afterward isn’t exactly life, and things start to go very wrong for her, and everyone around her. Check out The Lazarus Effect trailer below. Read More »