TRAILER RECAP: Logan – Official Trailer

The 20th Century Fox marketing team behind their superhero films is pretty damn great. They’ve been teasing us with a poster and a few images of the newest Wolverine film from James Mangold for a little while now, but today Fox has released the first trailer for Logan. Let’s talk about it.
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REVIEW: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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The following is a review of X-Men: Apocalypse, a Bryan Singer film.

I think X-Men: First Class is one of the most brilliant superhero-team movies ever made. The sequel, Days of Future Past, was a confident time-travel film, and I thought that film really worked well too. Indeed, since we’ve been met with the second wave of X-Men-films, starting with First Class in 2011, the franchise has been pretty spectacular. Sadly, X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t work as well as the two X-Men-films that preceded it. Continue reading “REVIEW: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)”

Box Office Predictions – May 2016

Box Office Prediction

MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Captain America: Civil War – Disney – May 6th, 2016 – $200 million
  • The Nice Guys Warner Bros. – May 20th, 2016 – $15-25 million
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Sony / Columbia – May 20th, 2016 – $60-75 million
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Universal – May 20th, 2016 – $35-45 million
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – Disney – May 27th, 2016 – $65-80 million
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Fox – May 27th, 2016 – $110-120 million

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Favorite Thespians #4 – Michael Fassbender

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As always Favorite Thespians contains three separate sections: one section on the first film I saw the thespian in (“On My Radar”), another section on 5 films you need to see to know the thespian (“Homework”), and a section on my favorite performance from him/her. This month I’m focusing on one of my favorite actors right now, Michael Fassbender.
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REVIEW: Deadpool (2016)

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International Release Poster – 20th Century Fox

The following is a review of Deadpool, a 20th Century Fox film.

This movie has been in development for over a decade. The character was almost scrapped completely due to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The aforementioned Wolverine-movie drove Ryan Reynolds into the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, which wasn’t a great superhero film either. Then something crazy happened. In mid-2014 test footage for a proposed Deadpool-film was leaked online. The fan reaction was insane, and it forced 20th Century Fox’s hands. Suddenly, Deadpool was a reality. And you know what? Somehow the end result is absolutely fantastic. It was worth the wait. Continue reading “REVIEW: Deadpool (2016)”

Marvelous Monday #48 – Get Ready For Deadpool!

Marvelous Monday 2016

Marvelous Monday in 2016 posts once a month, on the second Monday of the month.

2016 is a pretty huge year for superhero fans, at least if you follow the films. WB/DC has Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March and Suicide Squad in August. Marvel Studios has Captain America: Civil War in May and Doctor Strange in November. But we mustn’t forget Fox who has a couple of their own superhero films – including the very first superhero film of 2016. Today is all about Deadpool! Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #48 – Get Ready For Deadpool!”

Box Office Predictions – Biggest Opening Weekends of 2016

Box Office Prediction

I’m finally back with Box Office Predictions! In this special New Year’s Day post I’ll be predicting the top 5 biggest opening weekends of 2016, and I’ll probably fail completely when it’s all said and done. But I’m saying there’s a chance I’ll be right about some of the picks here. Have a look! Continue reading “Box Office Predictions – Biggest Opening Weekends of 2016”

Marvelous Monday #38 – Getting Gambit A Director

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While Marvel Studios are about to make Taika Waititi the director of Thor: Ragnarok, Fox is trying to strengthen their X-Men Universe. However, while comic book-savvy people are super excited for Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, I do sense that Channing Tatum’s Gambit isn’t really getting the same love. Recently the director, Rupert Wyatt, left the project – so let’s try to name a few replacements! Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #38 – Getting Gambit A Director”

Marvelous Monday #26 – X-Men and the Fox Ownership

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This week’s topic is based on some rumors I heard last week. That perhaps Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox could make a deal after Marvel’s Phase Three. This could perhaps lead to an Avengers vs. X-Men storyline, and could give us the Illuminati storyline that Hickman focused on in his New Avengers run (2013-2015). But here’s the thing, I don’t really want that to happen. Here’s why.  Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #26 – X-Men and the Fox Ownership”

REVIEW: X-Men Days of Future Past (2014)

WARNING: Expect spoilers from the movie, as well as some details about the end-credits scene

For a long time I had been looking forward to this movie, until it was only weeks away – then I became afraid that it would basically be another Hugh Jackman solo-movie. Boy, was I wrong. Though Jackman is the main acting presence – this movie belongs to McAvoy’s Xavier. This movie, though, does not leave the old stars behind – they get a lot of screen time – and it works. Continue reading “REVIEW: X-Men Days of Future Past (2014)”