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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Review: A Time Travel Movie That Somehow Makes Sense

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by Mike Ryan May 20, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
20th Century Fox
Even though the story behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has been around for 33 years now, the idea of a superhero movie meshed with a movie about time travel seems, let’s say … daunting. Especially for a superhero franchise like X-Men, which is known for having a lot of superheroes.
It’s just that it’s hard enough to make a big-budget superhero movie make sense (as the so very recent ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ taught us) -- and adding the cinematic equivalent of pai gow (at least, nothing confuses me more than pai gow) to this whole equation seemed like kind of a bad idea. I mean, how many time travel movies make sense in the first place, beyond the ‘Back to the Futures’ and the ‘Loopers’ and the ‘Primers’ of the word? And none of those movies have dozens and dozens of mutants to keep track of their whereabouts.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' -- Everything You Need to Know in 60 Seconds!

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 15, 2014 @ 3:31 PM
http://youtu.be/1FT7qv_Zt3s
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has a lot of moving parts -- it's based on a comic book, it combines both casts of the original 'X-Men' movie trilogy and that of 'First Class,' and there's some pretty unique time traveling going on -- so it's understandable if those unfamiliar with the franchise or the story get a bit lost. That's where we come in! We give you everything you need to know about 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in just 60 seconds.

Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer: It's Gonna Take All These Mutants to End This War

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by Damon Houx April 15, 2014 @ 10:00 PM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/gsjtg7m1MMM
With the release of the final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer, the battle to be named 2014's biggest superhero movie continues. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' which is breaking all the April box office, already got the jump, but can the latest X-Men film turn the tides?

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Releases Even More Photos and Magazine Covers

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by Nick Romano March 14, 2014 @ 10:21 AM
There's a rich tradition among the superhero movie elite of studios offering up the all the goods (and by goods we mean footage) before their movies even hit theaters. (See 'Captain America 2' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.') People wanna try before they buy, right? The same motto seems to apply to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' which released even more photos, along with the latest magazine covers for the latest Total Film issue.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Take Over 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

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by Kate Erbland March 1, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
NBC
http://youtu.be/5J_tk25AYVQ
Sure, Seth Meyers gets a few good-natured digs in before Ian McKellen flips the script and quite literally takes over his own 'Late Night,' but that doesn't mean that anyone was having a bad time on the show last night. Meyers, finishing up his first week as 'Late Night' host, welcomed everyone's favorite pair of best friends -- McKellen and Patrick Stewart -- and the results were both charming and quite funny.

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 6, 2013 @ 3:09 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 4, 2013 @ 9:17 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 4, 2013 @ 8:27 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.