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Posted 21 May 2014 @ 1:08pm

Days of Future Past is arguably the most audacious instalment in the X-Men film series thus far. Based on Marvel's 1981 Uncanny X-Men comic storyline of the same name (written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne), it sees Brian Singer (X-Men and X2) return to the director's chair alongside a reprised cast of Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna...

Posted 21 Jun 2011 @ 11:34am

The Living End marshal every cliché of our collective existential crisis (I think I’m the dead-eyed office worker, you may be the model citizen or the “restless and bored”) and bang them all together in this epic emo charger, which has all the urgency of a coming apocalypse and all the heroic optimism of an X-Men movie. My Chemical Romance and 30 Seconds To Mars would be awful proud.

Posted 16 Jun 2011 @ 10:39am

Before they came to resent one another,
Professor X saw Magneto as a brother,
And to stop Bacon and Jones,
They recruit freaks with hormones,
A good way for the franchise to recover.
Rating: 3.5/5
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The original X-Men movie, with Hugh Jackman and...

Posted 16 Jun 2011 @ 1:27pm

This fifth film in the X-Men franchise is an origin story that takes us back to an earlier time and gives us the backstory of the two central characters Professor X and Magneto. While remaining respectful of its comic book origins, X-Men: First Class breathes new life into the franchise.

 

The film is set in the early ‘60s, a time of Cold War tensions and distrust. At the same...

Posted 3 Jun 2011 @ 10:16am

It’s the early 1960s and the world is in the grips of socio-political upheaval. It’s a time filled with the hope of JFK and the civil rights movement, but also the cold war, the space age and the Cuban missile crisis. The tension escalating between the US and the Soviet Union is threatening the entire planet – and the world has just discovered the existence of mutants.

 

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