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9 Deleted Scenes That Fix WHOPPING Plot Holes

Deleted scenes are pretty much the highlight of the DVD/Blu Ray era.  Yes, occasionally you get a “making of” documentary that isn’t everyone sitting in a circle extolling the brilliance of every other single person on the film crew, but all Blu Rays can’t be the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.  Deleted scenes give you extra information on the film, its editing process, and can often leave you slackjawed and goggled as to why in the world something was cut from the film in the first place.  For example, The Incredible Hulk is routinely at the bottom of pretty much everyone’s list of the MCU films, but if you watch all the deleted scenes, you quickly come to understand why Edward Norton threw the fit over the final cut of the film that got him replaced by Mark Ruffalo.  Sometimes a deleted scene closes a gaping plot loophole, one you may not have even realized existed.  What Culture has put together a brilliant little manic journey through nine films in which a big plot hole could have been fixed by the inclusion of a single cut scene.
Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark

X-Men: Apocalypse Blu Ray Date and Special Features

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Bryan Singer’s film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, and Nicholas Hoult. The release will be available for purchase on October 4.

Synopsis; OSCAR Winner Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy lead a powerhouse cast in director Bryan Singer’s extraordinary follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. After thousands of years, Apocalypse – the world’s first and most powerful mutant – has awakened to find a world led by humans. Intent on cleansing the Earth of mankind, he recruits a group of mutants to create a new world order. In a desperate race to save humanity, Professor X (McAvoy) leads the young X-Men in an epic showdown – against an unstoppable enemy – that will determine the fate of the world.

Special Features:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer
  • Gag Reel
  • Wrap Party Video
  • Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
  • Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
  • Concept Art and Photo Gallery

4K BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Atmos
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Spanish/French

3D BLU-RAY AND BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • Audio
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Spanish/French

In Theaters This Week (6/10/2016) – The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft

warcraft
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.  June 10th brings three new heavyweights to the party guaranteeing that at least one of them will bomb and that the Turtles reign atop the box office will be very short.  The Conjuring 2 has the reviews, though lower that the original, while Now You See Me: The Second Act and Warcraft…..do not.  Still, it’s a diverse group if you have cabin fever and want to get out there. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/10/2016) – The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft

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”

Top 5: Xavier/Magneto Scenes

Professor Xavier, Magneto, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, X-Men

Last week, in my weekly “My Favorite Scene” column, I talked about my favorite scene from X-Men: First Class: The Point Between Rage and Serenity.  It’s one of my favorite Xavier/Magneto scenes.  Then I started to think how many iconic scenes there have been through the seven films that have contained Professor X and Magneto, and thought a top 5 list was in order.

Professor Xavier, Magneto, X-Men: First Class, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy

It seemed almost impossible that suitable matches could be found to carry the torch for Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan after they made those characters theirs starting in the second scene in the first film.  However, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have proven to be every bit their equal, and have had better, meatier parts of the Xavier/Magneto relationship to work with as they chart their friendship and the schism between them that would divide mutants. Quite frankly, you could make the whole list out of chess matches, but I tried to spread them out.  Here are my five favorite (plus the scene I already wrote about, which you can see by clicking the link above).

Chess in a Plastic Prison, X-Men (2000)

The Breaking Point, X-Men: First Class (2011)

We Are the Future, X-Men (2000)

You Abandoned Me!, X-Men: DOFP (2014)

Gifts, The Wolverine (2013)