X-Men Apocalypse Review

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.

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X-Men Apocalypse Voice

When the first teaser trailer arrived for X-Men: Apocalypse, some fans weren’t happy with the way the title villain, played by Oscar Isaac, actually sounded. Apocalypse is essentially a god, and his voice is not supposed to sound like any other person. It’s meant to be booming, inhuman and threatening.

Thankfully, Apocalypse’s voice has been modified in the most recent trailer, and it’s something that director Bryan Singer has been perfecting in post-production. In fact, Singer specifically addressed the evolution of Apocalypse’s voice in a recent edit bay visit that some members of the press attended, and he explained why the villain sounded so normal in early marketing materials and what fans can expect in the final cut of the movie.

Find out what Bryan Singer had to say about the X-Men: Apocalypse voice evolution after the jump. Read More »

Oscar Isaac

Ever heard of a movie called Revenge for Jolly!? If you have seen it, you’d probably remember, not only because it’s about a man trying to find out who’s behind his dog’s mysterious death, but mainly because the film stars Oscar IsaacKristen WiigElijah WoodKevin CorriganRyan Phillippe, Garrett DillahuntAmy SeimetzBobby MonyihanAdam BrodyGillian Jacobsand the film’s screenwriter, Brian Petsos. Great cast, right? Who wouldn’t want to see all of those actors come together in the same movie?

Well, despite such an impressive ensemble, Revenge for Jolly! flew way under the radar back in 2012, and it wasn’t reviewed very kindly, either. Four years later, actor/screenwriter Brian Petsos and Oscar Isaac have reunited for a new short film, Lightningface.

Watch the Lighningface trailer below.

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Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina

Poe Dameron may have been Oscar Isaac‘s most famous movie role of 2015, but arguably his best role was as tech genius Nathan in Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina. The character allowed Isaac to be both mysterious and ordinary, seductive and repulsive, and above all, mesmerizing. No wonder, then, that he’s apparently eager to team up with Garland again, this time for Annihilation. Isaac joins an already incredible cast that includes Natalie PortmanGina RodriguezTessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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The Force Awakens deleted scenes

Over 20 minutes worth of scenes were removed from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An early cut of the sequel was two hours and forty minutes, but considering the film moves like a bullet, as director J.J. Abrams‘ movies tend to, they were probably all wise cuts.

Below, Abrams explains why these scenes didn’t make the final cut, and reveals some first look photos at some of the deleted scenes we’ll see on the home video release. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)

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X-Men Apocalypse

20th Century Fox has dropped the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, the first time we’ll see the core X-Men team since X-Men: Days of Future Past wiped the slate clean and rebooted the timeline. Not that turning time off and on again seems to have helped much: the X-Men, as usual, find themselves faced with chaos and devastation and possibly the end of the world as we know it, this time thanks to an ancient, godlike mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).

Professor X (James McAvoy) continues fighting the good fight with his team of fledgling superheroes, including the young Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), while Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is enlisted as one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen. Watch the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer after the jump. Read More »

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X-Men Apocalypse Super Bowl Spot

Marvel Studios kicked off the Super Bowl spot bonanza with Captain America: Civil War, but 20th Century Fox also wanted a piece of the action with a new tease for their summer comic book sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. This promises to be the biggest X-Men movie yet, with Oscar Isaac as the titular villain creating complete mayhem and chaos. Watch the X-Men Apocalypse Super Bowl spot below. Read More »