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The Best of 2011 so far

We’re a little more than half-way through the year and given the plethora of films I, Remington Smith, and writer co-hort Ben Creech, review, we thought it would be a good time to chat about our favorite films of the year so far.   Here’s that conversation: Continue reading

X-Men First Class gets B- (but kind of hates women and minorities)

The re-boot: what an intriguing concept. A production company just Etch A Sketches the previous narrative to start a new one.  One motive is the hope of re-invigorating a franchise that’s hobbling along; both Spider-Man and X-Men got their re-boots (Spider-Man hits next year) after weak third installments. Or maybe you just don’t want to spend the money to maintain your now-expensive lead actors and directors.  For the audience it’s almost like losing the lottery: you spend three films (over the course of a decade) investing in the characters and their narrative, only to be told you’ll have to re-invest (maybe that’s more like the stock market).  Fortunately X-Men First Class offers some legitimate incentives to do so, but it’s not without its flaws. Continue reading

X-Men: First Class fan-made credit sequence classy and graphic

The art of a credit sequence is probably one you haven’t thought of unless you’re watching the latest Bond film.  This fan-made opening credit sequence for the upcoming X-Men: First Class demonstrates how graphic design can set the mood for a film – in this instance by channelling the film’s 1960’s setting with bold outlines of various X-Men and the images of the era’s most prolific personalities.  Even if you have no interest in the latest X-Men film, this is quite cool. Continue reading

New footage revealed in the Russian trailer for “X-Men: First Class”

Last month we brought you the first full-trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, which is set to open June 3rd of this year, and the Russian trailer has now appeared. As is usually the case with foreign trailers, we get some new visuals we didn’t get in the original U.S. trailer. It’s in Russian, but the visuals say everything you need to know. Let’s have a look…

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The Mutants Are Back in ‘X-Men: First Class’ trailer

Finally, a trailer for X-Men: First Class has arrived. Let’s not waste any time babbling about stuff you probably already know. On to the trailer!

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