Back before X-Men: Apocalypse hit theaters, 20th Century Fox delivered a retro commercial for Xavier’s School for the Gifted, looking like it was ripped straight off a VHS tape. The video featured Jubilee, and she probably got just as much screen time there as she did in the final movie despite being all over the marketing materials leading up to the movie. Now Xavier’s School for the Gifted gets one more retro push with another viral video arriving just in time to promote the arrival of X-Men: Apocalypse on home video.
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Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In a summer filled with high profile duds, X-Men: Apocalypse reigns supreme. At least Independence Day: Resurgence was audacious and insane and totally bonkers. At least Suicide Squad was bad in ways that generate great conversations. Bryan Singer’s fourth X-Men movie, and the eighth film in the franchise overall, is the kind of movie that takes two and a half hours of your time and exits your brain while you’re still watching it. It’s the kind of bad movie that doesn’t even have the decency to leave an impact.
Although the Blu-ray and DVD for X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t arrive until next month, a deleted scene from the film has arrived online and it’s…well, it’s interesting. I wouldn’t call it a good scene, but it’s the kind of weirdness that the final cut desperately needs.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The summer movie season is over and you know what that means – it’s time to hand out pointless imaginary awards to the best, worst, and weirdest films of the past four months!
Welcome to the 2016 Summer Blockbuster Awards, which is like the Oscars if the Oscars only covered a specific release window, were decided by one person, and were also really dumb. Here’s how this works: I have created 24 categories, from “Best Performance” to “Movie Most in Need of a Hug” and have awarded one winner and one runner-up. At the name of these awards imply, the focus here is on wide releases that arrived between May and August of this year. So while you really should go out of your way to see indie gems like Swiss Army Man and Don’t Think Twice, they won’t be the focus here. Got it? Good. Let’s just dive right in.
Be warned there are spoilers ahead for some of this summer’s films.
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This summer was full of sequels, but one of the more critically panned follow-ups came from 20th Century Fox in the form of X-Men: Apocalypse. While there were undoubtedly plenty of entertaining attributes, there were still plenty of shortcomings to be found. Therefore, the folks at How It Should Have Ended have plenty of fuel for the fire in their latest installment. And for better or worse, this time a bunch of fans of the web series had input on how X-Men Apocalypse should have ended. Watch below! Read More »
Everyone here in the United States got to see Deadpool back in February, and even if you didn’t catch it in theaters, it’s been available on home video for about a month now. But over in Japan, audiences just got to see the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen when it arrived on June 1. In addition, they’re also still waiting to see X-Men: Apocalypse when it arrives on August 11.
What’s cool is that despite the long wait to see these movies after they’ve hit the US, our friends in Japan get to see some fun cross-promotional marketing featuring Deadpool popping up after the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Even more amusing is that the Merc with a Mouth actually throws some shade on 20th Century Fox.
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How did 20th Century Fox respond to the X-Men: Apocalypse banner controversy from last week? Why was Jared Leto suited up as The Joker again last week? Why is LootCrate’s Infinity Gauntlet oven mitt getting recalled? What does Chris Evans think of Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Did you catch Bryan Singer‘s cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse? Who did Stephen Amell pick to win in a fight between Arrow and Casey Jones? What secret Batman project are Adam West and Burt Ward working on? Where can you catch the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How is DC Comics Rebirth changing the DC Comics universe? Which actors looked the most bored in X-Men: Apocalypse? Why is Rose McGowan pissed off about an X-Men: Apocalypse billboard in Los Angeles? What does Clark Gregg think of the Captain America twist in the comics? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Right now X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters, but this weekend it’ll have to do battle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their cartoonish sequel. It’s likely that the X-Men won’t be able to top the box office again, but 20th Century Fox is already focused on the future of the X-Men franchise anyway.
The next X-Men sequel has been said to take place in the ’90s and may also head to space for a more loyal take on the Dark Phoenix saga. Plus there’s the delayed Gambit sequel, a Deadpool sequel, and the New Mutants coming as well. But director Bryan Singer thinks another longtime franchise character deserves their own movie: Mystique. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
How many people has Wolverine killed in the X-Men franchise? How many plot holes and unanswered questions are there in X-Men: Apocalypse? Did you know Stan Lee wasn’t in the actual strip club scene from Deadpool? Which comic book flick is the most tweeted about movie of the summer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »