X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' is the announced sequel to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' which sees director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg crafting a new story centered around one of the most iconic villains of the X-Men comic book universe -- Apocalypse. Oscar Isaac stars in the film as Apocalypse, one of the world's first mutants. As he's awoken, he realizes a need to destroy the world and recruits Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Angel to help him as his “Four Horseman”. The film will also re-introduce younger versions of classic mutants like Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler.

  • Release Date: May 27, 2016
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Written By: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris & Mike Dougherty

 

  • Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy
Here’s Why Caliban Was in ‘Logan’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Fans of X-Men who saw the latest two movies — Logan and last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse — probably noticed something kinda weird about one recurring character. Despite offering no continuity or explanation as to why it happened this way, the mutant Caliban showed up in both, in Logan played by Stephen Merchant, and in Apocalypse by Thomas Lemarquis. Despite a bit of an accent on Lemarquis’ part, they both looked mostly the same: albino, weird eyes, bald. There was just a weird lack of continuity, and James Mangold recently explained why.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Writer Reflects on the Film’s Mistakes
Simon Kinberg is everything an aspiring writer could hope to be. He’s written some of the biggest and most expensive blockbuster movies of his generation. He’s leveraged his talent as a writer into a lucrative career in film and television producing. He’s pushed the boundaries of superhero films and will even tackle his very own Star Wars sequel in the not-too-distant future. He’s been nominated for an Academy Award. By any measure of success, Kinberg is one of Hollywood’s best and brightest.
‘Deadpool’ Is the Most Pirated Movie of 2016
When is a superhero movie like Game of Thrones? When it’s the most pirated movie of the year, of course. On a new list of all the movies downloaded from popular torrenting site BitTorrent, the merc with a mouth tops the chart over Batman v. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, and The Force Awakens.
IMDb’s Top 10 Movies of 2016 List Is Very Strange
The Internet Movie Database is a fount of helpful information. With a few simple clicks, users can learn who shot the Miley Cyrus vehicle So Undercover (Things to Come cinematographer Denis Lenoir), which sequel in the Hellraiser franchise featured a performance from a young Adam Scott (the fourth one), or how old Taraji P. Henson is (who looks that good at 46?!). As a repository for loose factoids from in and around the world of screen entertainment, it can’t be beat. As a source for critical perspectives on those same films, however... hoo boy. Just take a gander at any comment section for a movie’s page and marvel at the IMDb is the site where rabid anti-Ghostbusters zealots congregated to downvote Paul Feig’s movie into oblivion weeks before its actual release, and the newly-released IMDb Top 10 provides an even clearer view of its user base.
‘Suicide Squad’ Among Those Cut From the VFX Oscar Shortlist
With all due respect to the major acting and directing categories, I’ve come to really appreciate the Academy Awards’ technical categories in recent years. Whereas the performances and movies at the top of the program are often culled from a predictable pool of art films and auteur projects, the VFX Oscars tend to be a bit more egalitarian in nature, honoring whatever movies are the most impressive regardless of overall quality. This is often how populist film genres not typically noticed by the Academy  —  action, science-fiction, fantasy  —  slip into Oscar contention.

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