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My Favorite Scene: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) “Quicksilver’s Sweet Dreams”

It’s just as well that Marvel killed off their version of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, because Evan Peters’ version of the mutant speedster just puts Aaron Taylor-Johnson to shame.  After stealing X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was a good movie, Evan Peters takes the mess that was X-Men: Apocalypse and using his speed and ADD (as well as his love for animals), saves the inhabitants of Xavier Mansion during its destruction.  The scene took a month to film, but it was completely worth it.  If there is no Quicksilver showcase in X-Men: New Mutants, I may boycott the movie.  That, or Deadpool 2, will be the next film in Fox’s Mutantverse after Friday’s Logan brings Wolverine’s saga to a close. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) “Quicksilver’s Sweet Dreams”

In Theaters This Week Christmas Edition-Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Why Him?, Sing, Fences

Passengers, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  This week is a little different as Christmas falls on Sunday and studios are releasing films all through the week to catch vacationing filmgoers. Continue reading In Theaters This Week Christmas Edition-Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Why Him?, Sing, Fences

Trailer Time: Passengers Trailer #2 (2016) *Quite an Early Wake-Up Call*

I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (I myself had an epic Filmsgiving that I will write up later in which I pulled a quad at the local cinema)!  I mention Filmsgiving (copyright pending) because in all four movies I saw (The Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, The Edge of Seventeen, and Moana), they played the first trailer for Passengers.  Rogue One’s going to get its opening weekend, but both Passengers and Assassin’s Creed come out the next Friday and Passengers, especially, is getting a big ad push.  The second trailer for the film gives some more plot details, but is half the length so we’ll just have to find out the rest when Passengers opens December 23, 2016.  Official synopsis below:

On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).

Passengers, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

Trailer Time: Passengers Trailer #1 (2016) *Star Lord & Katniss Go Space Traveling*

Rogue One is going to have much stiffer competition at the box office than last year’s Episode VII had.  In addition to Oscar films going from limited to wide release, Assassin’s Creed, A Monster Calls (which recently moved into the Christmas slot for better awards consideration), and now a stunning trailer for Passengers, which packs the star power of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.  Official synopsis below:

On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).

Passengers, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

Movie Review: X-Men – Apocalypse (2016) “Not a Triumph But Far From an Apocalypse”

X-Men: Apocalypse, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Psylocke, Magneto, Apocalypse, X-Men
X-Men: Apocalypse has been taking quite a bit of flak from critics, and has under-performed financially.  Is the film a disaster?  Absolutely not.  Is the film flawed?  Absolutely.  Should you still go and see it?  Apocalypse has moments of greatness, things we’ve never seen in an X-Men movie before, and mainly sets the stage for more dramatic moments to come.  What it lacks is the connective tissue, the small but poignant character scenes, and the relentless momentum of the best films in the franchise.  It’s probably the weakest team film aside from X3, but it’s worlds above X3.  Minor spoilers follow below, so proceed with caution. Continue reading Movie Review: X-Men – Apocalypse (2016) “Not a Triumph But Far From an Apocalypse”