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New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Photos Show Off Two Timelines of Mutants

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by Jacob Hall February 19, 2014 11:10 AM
Fox
The main thrust of the advertising campaign for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is that the film will contain characters from both the original 'X-Men' franchise and prequel film 'X-Men: First Class,' making this one of the biggest superhero movies ever made. Although the trailer and previous images have given us looks at this enormous ensemble of black leather-clad mutant warriors, the film's official site revealed a series of character portraits, giving us our best look at 17 of the characters.

'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Sets First Guests, Plus Bill Hader's Stefon to Appear

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 13, 2014 12:10 PM
NBC
A few days ago 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' delighted future audiences with news that Seth Meyers' former 'SNL' co-star Fred Armisen had signed on to lead the house band, and now it seems the new 'Late Night' has another beloved 'SNL' staple headed its way. Not only can we expect Bill Hader's revered "Stefon" to make appearances, but the first week's rounds of guests include everyone from Amy Poehler to Kanye West, Lena Dunham, Ian McKellen and more!

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman December 06, 2013 03:09 PM
Warner Bros.
There comes a time when we must stop kidding ourselves. These 'Hobbit' films – with 'The Desolation of Smaug' representing the shank of the trilogy – are not real movies. These are exploitation films for Tolkien nuts, for enthusiasts of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies and for audiences so hungry for high fantasy they'll gobble up whatever is served to them and ask for seconds.
As someone who has sympathy, but not empathy, for those who have such proclivities, I can get why someone might come away liking this picture. But that is more of an involuntary reaction to exposure to certain elements, not the summation of a film. Listen, there's a grey-bearded wizard who warns in low tones about a place that sounds like “Doggledoor.” And there's someone referred to as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror.” I love that geekorama stuff more than most. It's hilarious, and I'll probably refer to my cat as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror” for the next week. But this movie doesn't cohere – there's no forward momentum, no character development, no story happening. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fibber.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Clips Preview Elves, Secrets and Dragon Gold

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by Nick Romano December 04, 2013 09:17 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/ZkVnOXfJlJk
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' Peter Jackson's second installment in the new film trilogy, will soon be upon us. While stars recently flocked to the red carpet at the world premiere, Warner Bros. released new clips we've merely glimpsed in the trailers.

'The Hobbit 2' Posters: This Fellowship Is Ready for Battle

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by Nick Romano November 04, 2013 08:27 AM
Warner Bros.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is now just over a month away, bringing back Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen and that bumbling band of dwarfs to continue their journey to face down the evil dragon Smaug. But who are the new warriors we'll meet along the way? If you still don't know your Tolkien mythology, Warner Bros. has released seven new 'The Hobbit 2' character posters.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer: It's a Mega-Mutant Showdown

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by Nick Romano October 29, 2013 07:52 AM
http://youtu.be/ei4cJzqn-_E
The highly anticipated 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer has hit the web, highlighting the mega-mutant cast from both the original 'X-Men' trilogy and the 'First Class' batch.

'The Hobbit 2' Banner: Can 'The Desolation of Smaug' Be More Epic Than the First?

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by Nick Romano October 16, 2013 12:54 PM
Warner Bros.
In similar fashion to the marketing for the first 'Hobbit' film, Warner Bros. has revealed the latest Smaug-sized banner for Peter Jackson's second installment, 'The Desolation of Smaug.' But can it help pick fan interest back up after a less-than-stellar first go?

'The Hobbit 2' Trailer: Prepare for 'The Desolation of Smaug'

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by Nick Romano October 01, 2013 08:00 AM
http://youtu.be/mbOEknbi4gQ
Peter Jackson's latest trilogy continues as the new 'The Hobbit 2' trailer debuted online, featuring Martin Freeman's Bilbo and his band of dwarves still journeying to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug.

Ian McKellen to Star As Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

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by Jacob Hall September 05, 2013 12:07 PM
Marty Melville, Getty Images
The last time director Bill Condon and actor Ian McKellen teamed up, we got 'Gods and Monsters,' a film that earned Condon an Oscar for his screenplay and McKellen a nomination for his performance. Now, a bunch of 'X-Men,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' films later, the two of them are collaborating once more, returning to their more traditional and dramatic roots. Condon and McKellen have signed on to direct and star in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind,' which will see the legendary British actor take on the role of legendary British detective, Sherlock Holmes.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Posters: Take a Glimpse Through Time

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by Nick Romano July 22, 2013 04:00 PM
Fox via EW
Just days after the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cast and crew surprised the Hall H audience at Comic-Con 2013 with a panel featuring debut footage, the Bryan Singer-directed 'First Class' sequel has dropped the first two posters.