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It was a huge weekend for the major new release to hit theatres, bringing to a close one actor’s career-making role. Here’s what went down:
Early Sunday morning estimates are putting Logan at number one with an incredible $85.2 million debut weekend. That puts it in the top five best openings for an R-rated film. It will also puts it $00.2 million ahead of X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s $85 million debut back in 2009. Clearly, audiences were excited to see Hugh Jackman unleash his claws one last time, in his ninth and final outing as Wolverine. Also of note is the film’s standing with critics; the film has a 93% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, making it clear that this is a movie that has exceeded expectations all around.
I had the chance to see Logan on Friday afternoon with Untold Horror’s Dave Alexander, and we both enjoyed this western-style take on the character who, in theory, has always been a loner. With director James Mangold focusing on story and character rather than explosions and end of the world scenarios, the movie transcends the typical comic book movie tropes and expectations. Logan is a movie that rewards observations – not everything is obvious and spelled out. There are subtleties you may miss if you’re not careful. Jackman and Patrick Stewart are phenomenal in their roles, and Logan is a memorable way for both men to leave their characters behind. Read the rest of this entry
That’s the sound of one movie slicing through all the competition this weekend at the box office. How much will this final franchise film make? Here’s our prediction:
Comic book fans have been eager to see Hugh Jackman cut loose as the Wolverine since he first unsheathed his claws back in 2000. 17 years later, Jackman’s final film as Logan, has been generating rave reviews and huge buzz (it must be noted that this will also be Patrick Stewart’s final appearance as Charles Xavier). With director James Mangold at the helm, who was also behind 2013’s The Wolverine, this take on an Old Man Logan story and the introduction of fan favourite character X-23 is sure to light up the box office, even with its R-rating. Look for Logan to debut in first place with $75 million.
New York, NY – March 1st, 2017 – The RessurXion begins here! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the Children of the Atom pick up the pieces and charge headlong into tomorrow! And it’s all kicking off in March’s can’t-miss X-MEN PRIME #1! Featuring a collection of blockbuster creators, the next chapter of the X-Men’s saga begins in this oversized one-shot!
The final trailer for Logan is here.
It is outstanding.
The film opens March 3rd.
Two super-powered races clash as Mutantkind and Inhumanity collide with the fates of their species at stake! Announced this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is pleased to bring you INHUMANS VS. X-MEN, a six-issue event series coming to you this December!
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I tend to use the phrase “greater than the sum of its parts” a lot. It’s a perfect way to describe a baseball team that finds a way to beat a superior unit, or a novel that just doesn’t seem to catch fire but you find yourself thinking about it days or even years later, or a movie that is full of faults, but somehow pulls together disparate pieces so that, by the end, you’re overjoyed and thrumming with excitement. Bryan Singer has made a career out of such movies, and in X-Men:Apocalypse, he may have found his masterpiece. Spoilers Ahead!
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak with Canadian actress Carolina Bartczak, known for her work in Smurfs 2 and Brick Mansions. In X-Men: Apocalypse, opening this week in North America, Carolina plays the small, yet pivotal role of Magda, Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) wife. Meet me after the jump for the interview.
When most folks these days think of X-Factor, they think of that failed Simon Cowell talent show that ran for three seasons on Fox. I think of the short-lived teaming of the original X-Men that first encountered the mutant Apocalypse. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on X-Factor: Countdown to X-Men: Apocalypse.
Captain America: Civil War may be grabbing the headlines right now (and you can read our collection of Easter Egg wants here), but we’re also only a few weeks away from the release of X-Men: Apocalypse. And if it’s anywhere near as good as the last two X-Men films, Marvel Studios will have some serious competition on its hands, from, erm, those other Marvel properties controlled by 20th Century Fox. Then again, ’tis the season of superheroes vs. superheroes, so perhaps that’s only appropriate.
The point is that there’s a lot to be excited about this month beyond Civil War, and I for one have huge hopes for this latest X-Men installment — for the film, the franchise, and the whole effort’s reach beyond gaming. Here are five specific things I’m looking to see.
The Actual Oscar Isaac
The news that Oscar Isaac, one of the hottest new(-ish) actors in Hollywood lately, would be stepping in to play the role of the villain Apocalypse was a big deal. This is already a franchise oozing with star power, and grabbing a big time up-and-comer for the titular role seemed essential. However, depictions of Isaac’s character in the trailers have been disappointing to say the least. In this account of some addresses made by director Bryan Singer, Singer appeared to feel the need to defend his version of Apocalypse. But in doing so he painted a picture of a character that was essentially invented with effects and built on top of a performance by Isaac. Perhaps that’s what we ought to expect for a character like this, but it’ll be a bummer of what we see in the film barely resembles the actor. Isaac is too good to waste on a pseudo-motion capture role. Read the rest of this entry