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 »
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The biggest surprise hit of the year so far has to be Deadpool. For about a decade the character chilled on the shelf at 20th Century Fox, with fans demanding that the studio give them an R-rated version of the character after he was mistreated so badly in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds kept pushing for the movie to get made along with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and thankfully, this was the year all our dreams came true. Sounds like the kind of movie any actor would want to be part of, right?
But Olivia Munn thought that heading to a different part of Fox’s Marvel universe might suit her better. The Newsroom star sat down for a recent interview while promoting this month’s release of X-Men: Apocalypse, and she had an interesting detail to reveal. Olivia Munn was originally going to play Wade Wilson’s girlfriend Vanessa in Deadpool, but she opted to go kick some as as Psylocke in the X-Men sequel instead. Find out the motivation behind the Olivia Munn Psylocke casting decision 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 »
Now that it’s officially 2016, we’re just a little bit closer to X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of the Marvel comics franchise from 20th Century Fox. Before 2015 was over we got the first teaser trailer, showing off some of the new/old mutants and the destruction that will be coming from the iconic villain Apocalypse, played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac. However, beyond one quick shot in the trailer and a couple first look photos, we haven’t seen much of Olivia Munn as Psylocke. But today, we get one more look at the character thanks to a behind the scenes photo. Read More »
Just a few weeks ago, a new trailer for Ride Along 2 showed Ice Cube and Kevin Hart embarking on another case in Miami. But that wasn’t enough for Universal, because they released a new trailer with the must-see Creed over the Thanksgiving weekend. This one has more Ken Jeong, lamb burgers, and an alligator. That sounds wacky, right?
Watch the new Ride Along 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »
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If you thought that Kevin Hart already proved that he was worthy of the love of Ice Cube‘s sister (Tika Sumpter) in Ride Along, think again. Just because Ben Barber (Hart) gained a little common ground with man of the law James Payton (Cube) doesn’t mean the latter is ready to become brothers-in-law, whether it’s through marriage or at the police station.
But when a drug trafficking problem requires some serious attention in Miami, for some reason Ben is allowed to tag along with James, making for his own tropical training day to prove his worth as a viable husband and police officer. Like most comedy sequels, it’s basically the same formula repeated again with slightly different jokes, and this new Ride Along 2 trailer doesn’t do anything to make us think otherwise. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
When will we see the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer? Want to see Quake’s new duds in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Is Drew Goddard involved in Daredevil Season 2? Who would win in a fight, Scarlet Witch or Loki? How about Jason Bourne or Batman? Does Sebastian Stan want Bucky to be the new Captain America? How is Deadpool celebrating the Golden Girls‘ 30th anniversary? What does Emily Blunt have to say about those Captain Marvel rumors? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
So much of what we’ve seen from X-Men: Apocalypse has come from Instagram, it almost feels like Fox should be paying them for ad space. Today, Bryan Singer‘s Instagram account reveals the superhero sequel is shooting in 3D, while Olivia Munn shows off her Psylocke moves and weaponry. More on the X-Men Apocalypse shoot and Psylocke’s skills after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
This weekend’s Straight Outta Compton takes us back to Ice Cube‘s roots as a gangsta rap pioneer. This week’s Ride Along 2 trailer brings us back to his present as an actor (among other things) who’s really good at playing cranky cops.
The action-comedy sequel reunites Ice Cube’s James with Kevin Hart‘s Ben, who is now a full-fledged cop. The two stumble onto a big case that takes them to Miami, where Ben proceeds to screw things up as usual. Director Tim Story and co-star Tika Sumpter return, Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, and Sherri Shepherd tag along for the ride. Watch the Ride Along 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »