Good news ‘X-Men’ fans ! Bryan Singer will be back to direct the next installment in the ‘X-Men’ franchise.
I wouldn’t consider myself a huge X-Men fan, but I did enjoy ‘X-Men:First Class’ and ‘X-Men:Days Of Futures Past. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ‘X-Men’ films and ‘Days Of Futures Past’, just recently had his sexual assault case dropped and is looking to move on with the franchise. This is great news, considering what he brought to Days Of Futures Past, which was one of the best films in the franchise. I will be keeping you updated on whether Channing Tatum will be making a cameo as Gambit. He will be staring in his own film, but the release date for the ‘Gambit’ film has yet to be announced.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be released May 27th, 2016 and James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult and Hugh Jackman will all be returning.
On the first edition of what did you watch, I bring nothing to the table in terms of films. The weekend was a busy one for me and as much as I wanted to see some of the new releases, I didn’t get the chance to. I should be checking out ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ on Wednesday, so expect a review for that within the week.
At home, I do have a pile of films sitting on my desk that I still need to watch. Hopefully, I get to finally watch ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Awakenings’, as well as a repeat viewing of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. NHL pre season starts tonight and I feel obligated to watch my ever-so-inconsistent Maple Leafs start off with a couple of W’s. Unfortunately, Pre-season doesn’t count for anything, but I love hockey, so it’s not a total waste of time
What did you watch this weekend? Anything you recommend seeing?
Let me know in the comments.
‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ will be released tomorrow with special screenings starting tonight. The film isn’t getting good reviews, being criticized for it’s runtime, script and plot. In other words, it’s just another Michael Bay movie and reviews won’t stop audiences from coming out to enjoy Bay-hem. The ‘Transformers’ movies have made almost $3 billion worldwide, even with most of the movies not being well received by critics.
I’m predicting ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will make more than $110 million during it’s opening weekend, which will be the biggest opening of 2014, second to ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ $95 million debut. One of the biggest additions to this franchise is the addition to Mark Wahlberg, who replaces Shia LaBeouf as the lead character. Everyone seems to love fighting robots and that’s definitely something these movies don’t lack…and don’t forget the Bay-hem explosions !
The first ‘Transformers’ film $709 million worldwide with a $70.5 million opening weekend, which ‘Revenge Of The Fallen’ and ‘Dark Of The Moon’ made $836 million worldwide and $1.1 billion worldwide. I expect ‘Age Of Extinction’ to cross the $1 billion mark, considering it’s being released in I MAX 3D and regular 3D formats.
There isn’t really much to this trailer, but there’s enough for me to get excited about what’s to come. The trailer is basically a PSA from President Snow, threatening anyone who’s going to rebel against the capital. The scariest thing about this trailer is seeing one of the main characters, Peeta, standing right next to President Snow, as if he is Snow’s right hand man. The first part of the two part finale will be released November 21st, 2014, with the second part being released November 20th, 2015.
Kim Jong-Un has threatened war against America if they decide to release the Seth Rogan comedy ‘The Interview’. ‘The Interview’ stars James Franco and Seth Rogan as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark and producer of the show Aaron Rapoport. When “Skylark Tonight” lands an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, the CIA get involved and hires Dave and Aaron to assassinate the Korean dictator. It’s not the first time a North Korean dictator has been used in a film. Kim Jong-Un’s father, Kim Jong-Il, was the ridiculous puppet villain in ‘Team American: World Police. So why all the hate against America now? Could this be nothing more than a publicity stunt? Or is this actually a real thing? I guess we’ll have to find out. ‘The Interview will be released October 10th, 2014.
THR reports Danny Boyle is in talks to directed the new Steve Job Biopic, with Leonardo Dicaprio in talks to play Steve Jobs. This news comes a few days after it was announced that David Fincher would not direct the film. David Fincher was eyeing Christian Bale to play jobs. Aaron Sorkin scripted the biopic and we are hoping it’s better than the Ashton Kutcher version of Steve Jobs.
Robin Williams will be back in drag ! ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2’ has been confirmed, with Chris Columbus coming back to direct ! Writing the script is ‘Elf’ scriber David Berenbaum. No word on when filming will commence, or who else will come back, but I’m not expecting everyone to come back. Mara Wilson has been retired for awhile, her last movie being Thomas and The Magic Railroad in 2000. The first film made $441 million. Do you think this one will make big money? Or should this be scraped entirely?