Tag: X-Men

Movie Review: X-Men ‘Dark Phoenix’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 8:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

The X-Men franchise just can’t seem to close out a trilogy, it seems.  After the greatness of 2000’s X-Men and even more so with 2003’s X2: X-Men United, viewers were left scratching our heads when X-Men: The Last Stand was made to close things out. After a couple of Wolverine films (that actually did get […]

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STL Symphony Plays ‘Sci-Fi Superheroes’ at Powell Hall (May 19)

Posted: May 12, 2017 at 9:31 am   /   Concerts

Fans of superhero and sci-fi films may want to check out the world renowned symphony on Friday, May 19. The STL Symphony will be taking the audience on a musical adventure, playing some of the best sci-fi and superhero themes of all time. The symphony will led by conductor Gemma New. The symphony will be […]

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 7:16 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Based on Marvel’s “The Uncanny X-Men” issues #141-142, Days of Future Past is a time travel story that brings together the X-Men of old and new. The film bridges the gap between Bryan Singer’s original X-Men and X-2, and Matthew Vaughn’s “origin” story First Class. Throughout all of the X films, as well as the […]

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‘The Wolverine’ Opens July 26! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: July 22, 2013 at 7:13 am   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter to win a pass for two! Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern-day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that […]

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C2E2 – A Weekend Review of Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2013

Posted: May 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

I am sitting on a train heading home from Chicago, and I thought I would take the opportunity to give you my thoughts and news coming out of C2E2 2013.  What a great convention. Where most cons nowadays have changed their focus to include both comics and other comic related things (movies, games, and other “geek” […]

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New Photos From X-MEN Spinoff ‘The Wolverine’ Starring Hugh Jackman

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm   /   Coming Soon, Film, Local

It is unfortunate that 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine was so bad. After Brian Singer’s X-MEN and X-2 reintroduced superhero movies into the mainstream, X-Men: The Last Stand ended up in Brett Ratner’s hands and was ultimately a disappointment. Origins was the chance to focus on the most popular character in the franchise, Wolverine, and also […]

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‘The Wolverine’ Domestic and International Trailer – X-Men Spinoff Starring Hugh Jackman

Posted: March 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm   /   Local, Movie Trailers

X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn’t a complete failure. The film grossed almost $375 million worldwide, which is nothing to sniff at. However, had the film been good, it could have easily doubled that. Instead the film was critically panned, and hated by just about every fan of the source material. It wasn’t Hugh Jackman’s fault, but […]

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The Long Box: Comic Book Casting Call – Daredevil

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 10:29 am   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

Back in 2003, Fox acquired the rights to Daredevil during the initial surge of interest in comic based films.  The original cast was Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Michael Clarke Duncan as The Kingpin, and Colin Farrell as Bullseye.  The movie opened to mixed reviews.  A sequel was discussed but never […]

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Release Date Shuffle: X-Men, Planet of the Apes, Robopocalypse, Lone Ranger and Thor 2

Posted: May 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie News

We already saw a big shift in the last two weeks when Paramount announced a month before release that “GI Joe: Retaliation” would be postponed nine months until March 2013.  Check out Blake’s thoughts here.  I think that is a special exception though, due to these films being so far from their intended release dates […]

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Michael Fassbender Set to Develop Film on Irish Warrior

Posted: February 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie News

In my opinion, Jessica Chastain is the only person in Hollywood who had a bigger year than Michael Fassbender.  The man starred in five big films last year while receiving heaps of praise for his physically and emotionally revealing work in “Shame” and becoming a quick fanboy favorite due to his portrayal of Magneto in […]

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