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Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Returned For X-Men: Dark Phoenix

After X-Men: Apocalypse looked like it had wrapped up the X-Men prequel trilogy, it was thought that some of the cast members would be bowing out of the franchise. Not least Jennifer Lawrence, who had not only become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, but had also made her distaste for the blue bodypaint she had to wear to play Mystique known.

As it turns out, though, Lawrence ended up returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will continue the story of how the shapeshifter is now a hero and bonafide member of the X-Men. While speaking to EW, the actress revealed why she decided to sign on for a fourth movie, joking that it was all to do with a thoughtless promise she made to director Simon Kinberg.

“I kind of f*cked myself. Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing,
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Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director
It looks like Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid may finally be gaining some real traction. The project has been in some form of development for some time now, but it appears the studio is much more serious about actually getting the movie made, as they've set their sights on a director. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) is said to be Disney's top choice for the job and has been offered the movie.

According to a new report, Rob Marshall is currently reviewing the script, which was written by Jane Goldman. That is also a new reveal, as it previously wasn't known who had worked on the latest draft. Goldman has written quite a few big hits over the years, such as X-Men: First Class, the Kingsman movies and Kick-Ass, just to name a few. As for Marshall, he most recently directed Mary Poppins Returns for Disney, which
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Win ‘Atomic Blonde’ On Blu-Ray

Double-crossed while sent to collect stolen intelligence in East Germany, elusive secret agent Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 8) unleashes a deadly arsenal of skills in Atomic Blonde, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, coming to Digital on 2nd December, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 4thDecember, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release, we have three copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Adapted from Antony Johnson’s graphic novel, The Coldest City, the explosive film set in the late eighties takes viewers on a high-stakes chase as Theron attempts to escape Berlin. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions include commentary from the cast, filmmakers, stunt performers and fight coordinators, plus behind-the-scenes features that take viewers inside the making of the film’s intense stunt choreography.

Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron stars as elite MI6’s most lethal assassin and the crown
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The Gifted episode 9 review: outfoX

Jim Dandy Dec 11, 2017

The Gifted moves the plot forward and ignores pretty much everything else in its latest episode. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.9 outfoX

That was fine.

I'm probably being a little tougher on outfoX than I need to be, but many of my issues with this week's episode stem from the scheduling here in the Us. The last episode was the high point for the series so far, succeeding on multiple levels. Then Fox killed the show's momentum with a week off, and followed up the off week with an episode that didn't do much other than barrel towards the season finale. 

The last episode succeeded in merging the plot propulsion and character development. We got a tonne out of the conversation between Reed and his father, not just for him, but for the kids as well.
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10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Facts You Never Knew

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Facts You Never Knew
The internet exploded in the fall of 2012 with the announcement that George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney, just three years after the Mouse House purchased Marvel. This meant that not only would all expanded universe material be reorganized as Star Wars Legends, with only the six theatrical films and the Clone Wars series declared canon, but that the world would soon get all new Star Wars material, from books to comics to video games, and of course, most excitingly, a brand new trilogy! Once J.J. Abrams was onboard to direct and co-write Star Wars Episode VII, details were guarded more closely than the plans for the Death Star. Cast announcements and story details were valuable currency. Speculation ran rampant. Now, of course, the secrets of The Force Awakens have been unlocked like a Jedi holocron. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Movie News: 'Kingsman' Director Touted for Sci-Fi 'Courage'; Blaxploitation Classic 'Super Fly' to Be Rebooted

Courage: Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (above), is said to be "circling to produce and possibly direct" Courage. It's described as an action/sci-fi movie, based on an original script by Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), and has drawn comparisons to Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. [Deadline]   Super Fly: First released in 1972 during the brief, so-called "Blaxploitation" era, crime drama Super Fly starred Ron O'Neal (above) as a cocaine dealer who wants to make one more big deal and then retire. Now a new version is on its way, with hopes that it will lead to a series of films. Alex Tse (Watchmen) is writing the screenplay; Joel Silver is...

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Movie News: 'Kingsman' Director Touted for Sci-Fi 'Courage'

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Courage: Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (above), is said to be "circling to produce and possibly direct" Courage. It's described as an action/sci-fi movie, based on an original script by Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), and has drawn comparisons to Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. [Deadline]   Super Fly: First released in 1972 during the brief, so-called...

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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Thursday, November 23rd

The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals are here!

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go. The prices below are updated through the Web site’s APIs, but I’ve found that deals are changing frequently.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

Deals at Amazon Home Video Gadgets Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player $34.99 1 new from $34.99 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping All-New Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (2017 Edition, Pendant) | Streaming Media... $54.99 1 new from $54.99 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Roku Express - HD Streaming Player $35.00 6 new from $24.99 4 used from $25.24 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Last updated on December 10, 2017 6:08 am TVs Tcl 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart Led TV (2017 Model
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?
X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be killing off a major character from the franchise in a pretty brutal way. The Dark Phoenix Saga is not only one of the most beloved X-Men storylines, but it's one of the most iconic Marvel Comics stories ever. Period. And adapting it for the big screen was completely botched in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. But next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to take another crack at it and, at the very least, it sounds like the movie won't pull any punches.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. A new report claims that long-time franchise producer and writer Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to show the full range of Jean Grey's Phoenix powers in the movie. In order to do so, he's going to have her kill off one of the main character's that's
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Will X-Men: Dark Phoenix Kill Off One Of These Major Characters?

The latest mainline film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, has now wrapped. Despite principal production having finished though, we still know surprisingly little about the movie. That being said, the title tells us quite a bit to start with, as Dark Phoenix will tackle the iconic comic book storyline of Jean Grey’s descent into darkness, and will hopefully prove to be a much more successful attempt than X-Men: The Last Stand.

Now, thanks to a new report from That Hashtag Show, we might just know the exact incident that causes Sophie Turner’s telepathic mutant to turn to the dark side. Ths’ sources allege that Dark Phoenix will feature a sequence where Jean attempts to unleash her powers but fails to control them – killing a long-running character in the process. Though the report didn’t note who exactly will meet their maker, the character in question is
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Jennifer Lawrence's Dating History — and What She's Said About Romance

Jennifer Lawrence's Dating History — and What She's Said About Romance
Jennifer Lawrence definitely does not have a type. From dating a rock star, an actor and a director, this leading lady has had a wide-range of real-life love interests.

A source confirmed to People on Wednesday that Lawrence, 26, had split from her mother! director Darren Aronofsky, 47, after a year of dating.

Though J-Law has previously joked about the lack of romance in her life – “What dating life?” she said last year – here’s a look back at her dating history, including what she’s previously said about finding love.

Darren Aronofsky

The two began seeing each other in September shortly after wrapping mother!
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Leaked Justice League Deleted Scenes Show Iris West and More Cyborg

Over the weekend, we heard that most of the deleted scenes from Justice League featured Cyborg's backstory. We get to see what that looked like now in some leaked footage that is making its way across the internet. These deleted scenes, some of which haven't been completed, also give us a look at the Keirsey Clemons cameo that was axed from the movie.

The original runtime for Justice League was said to be nearly three hours. When Joss Whedon stepped into replace director Zack Snyder, that runtime was shaved down to exactly one hour and forty-nine minutes minus credits and post-credit scenes. That means over an hour of the movie is sitting unfinished in a Warner Bros. vault in Burbank. Now, some of the missing footage has popped up, and it gives us a better idea about Zack Snyder's original vision.

Justice League was supposed to be the Dceu's most important movie,
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Marvel vs. DC at the Box Office: One Comes out on Top — but Not by Much

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Marvel vs. DC at the Box Office: One Comes out on Top — but Not by Much
With DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” opening Friday, we have a rare confluence: two films, each from rival comic-book universes, opening within two weeks of each other. For the first time since “The Green Lantern” debuted two weeks after “X-Men: First Class” in June 2011, two heavyweights will compete directly.

These films’ comic-book sources have fervent and vocal fan bases. Arguing the relative value of each is impossible (and inadvisable), but it is possible to look over their respective box-office histories and assess their relative popularity.

Since DC Comics presented “Superman” in 1997, there have been a combined 77 theatrical released films from DC and rival Marvel. We’ve taken their grosses (adjusted to 2017 ticket prices) and compared their box-office performance.

Spoiler alert: There’s a lot more Marvel movies than DC movies, and they made a lot more money. Marvel has produced 48 movies, which grossed $11.8 billion in North America. (All numbers adjusted.
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Ten Terrible Movie Posters

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Movie posters are an important advertising element for a film. But what happens when they don't do such a great job in promoting their film?

Movie posters are supposed to be the first and most prominent promotional tool of a film. Many times movie posters may be the first official material released for a film production as well as the first opportunity that the film has to reach its potential audience. That makes them very important. Like trailers, they are meant to capture your attention. Unlike trailers, they are not supposed to give too much away. There are various techniques that have been used over the years to accomplish this task including bright colors, eye-catching fonts, and the prominent inclusion of big name stars’ faces. Graphic design as well as a general nod to the production design of the film are important components for every movie poster. Before the advent of computers,
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Rotten Tomatoes Reveals The 50 Best Superhero Films Of All-Time

Superheroes: fictional characters doing impossible things in implausible costumes. Why is society so fascinated by them, though?

Well, for one, they inspire us, reassure us, and certainly entertain us. They also provide a platform for storytelling that’s epic in scale – often allowing for sweeping sci-fi or historical drama, alongside intimate tales of relationships and familial bonds. As such, it’s hardly surprising that the world of film adopts – and occasionally spawns – so many of these characters as its own.

The potential for these crusaders to draw in audiences has been explored and expanded further than anyone could have imagined back when Superman And The Mole-Men became the first superhero movie to hit cinemas in 1951. Since then, filmmakers have continually mined the realms of comic books, graphic novels, animation, TV, and even conceived their own original creations, all in search of that most elusive of achievements: A good superhero flick.
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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Annabelle Wallis

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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Annabelle Wallis
She's worked with everyone from Tom Cruise to Madonna, she counts Oscar winning actors and fashion designers as close friends, and she's got a résumé that covers everything from gross-out comedies to horror films. You've seen Annabelle Wallis in something, be it Peaky Blinders, The Mummy, or even X-Men: First Class. Over the past few years, she's been slowly rising up the ranks to stardom, and it's time you learned a little more. Here are nine fun facts that'll help you get to know the British actress and fashionista.
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Why Hugh Jackman Is Excited About Recasting Wolverine

Why Hugh Jackman Is Excited About Recasting Wolverine
Fans knew long before 20th Century Fox's Logan hit theaters this spring that it would be Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine performance, closing out his 17-year run as Wolverine. While it isn't clear when exactly it will happen, it seems inevitable that, at some point, 20th Century Fox will reboot the franchise with a younger actor as Logan, and while most fans may not be ready for that yet, Hugh Jackman has already come to terms with another actor portraying his iconic character. As it turns out, it was some advice given to him during production of the very first X-Men movie that has prepared him to say goodbye to this character.

What some fans may not know is that, we were almost quite close to having a much different Wolverine. British actor Dougray Scott was originally cast as Logan/Wolverine in the original 2000 film X-Men, but he was forced
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'Emma Frost' Live Action

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According to reports, Marvel Comics' "X-Men" mutant 'Emma Frost', played by January Jones in "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and Finola Hughes in "Generation X" (1996) will return to the "X-Men" movie franchise: 

'Emma Grace Frost' aka the 'White Queen', evolved from a foe of the "X-Men", to becoming a superhero and one of the X-Men's most central members and leaders...

...debuting in Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" #129 (January 1980) created by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator/co-scripter John Byrne...

...as a 'mutant' with telepathic abilities, including mind control, memory alteration and astral projection.

She is also capable of shape-shifting into a solid diamond with superhuman strength, durability and psychic immunity belonging to a subspecies of humanity born with superhuman abilities.

The character appears in many adaptations of "X-Men" properties....

...including video games, animated programs and live-action films.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Emma Frost'...
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Relive The Beginnings Of The X-Men With This New Trailer

The X-Men will return next year in Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix, but before that happens you can now relive the story of the past three movies with this new trailer for the release of the X-Men Beginnings Trilogy boxset.

Though the franchise began on the big screen back in 2000, the series got a new lease of life in 2011 when X-Men: First Class dived back into the past to explore how the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants were formed. Though the likes of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen cast long shadows, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast successfully made the iconic roles their own and are apparently happy to keep on playing them indefinitely.

In the trailer above, arguably the five fan favourite mutants from the trilogy are highlighted. Clips from First Class take us back to Charles Xavier’s younger years as
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Matthew Vaughn and Stardust, 10 years on

Mark Harrison Oct 19, 2017

We salute the 10th anniversary of Matthew Vaughn's wonderful Stardust...

“A philosopher once asked, 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' Pointless, really. Do the stars gaze back? Now, that's a question.”

Comic book movies are Matthew Vaughn's speciality. Between Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and the Kingsman franchise, he's been a constant and eclectic presence as these films have boomed, and if reports are to be believed, his next film could be about either Flash Gordon or Superman.

But going back even further than Mark Millar or Marvel, Vaughn's first comic book movie was his adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which arrived in UK cinemas ten years ago this week. Before it was published as a novel in 1999, Gaiman conceived the postmodern fairy tale as a 'prestige' comic; the four-issue mini-series
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