Something for the Weekend: X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Next week sees the release of the latest film in the X-Men franchise: Days of Future Past. Why not give yourself a refresher on what led up to that movie by checking out 2011s First Class?

Featuring a story that chronicles the early days of mutant kind and the friendship between James McAvoy’s Professor Xavier and Michael Fassbenders Magneto, and how that friendship became animosity. It’s great stuff with great performances by McAvoy and Fassbender as well as Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw.

It’s not a perfect movie but it’s easily the best of the X-Men films to date, it’s fun, it’s exciting, it has great action and a fantastic score, and what else do I really need to say here? Below are referral links to the movie on iTunes and Amazon, pick yourself up a copy and help us keep the lights on at the same time.

Thanks, enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Review: Kick Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

2010’s Kick-ass was a movie not without problems, but what problems it had were easy to forget because it was actually fun. It melded over the top violence and profanity with an upbeat and optimistic “holy shit we’re superheroes” tone which gave the movie a unique energy, and a couple of brilliant casting moves made the whole endeavor…. well fun really is the operative word here.

It’s 3 years later both in our world and theirs and Kick-Ass 2 is here and you know what? It holds up pretty well!

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Awesome: Matthew Vaughn to Produce Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four

Matthew Vaughn

Good news everyone! Check out this tweet from Mark Millar:

Matthew Vaughn is probably currently known as the guy who directed X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass and Layer Cake, but he also produced all of Guy Ritchies early/good stuff (Snatch, Lock Stock, etc).

Josh Trank proved he can do superheroes with Chronicle, and with a solid producer behind him with a history in the genre? There’s no reason not to be pretty damn excited.