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The Best & Worst Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 27, 2014 2:42 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Well, knock us down with a feather. We'd been positively fearing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" from afar. It had a been a while since the franchise peaked, and on paper, the giant cast list seemed to promise another "X-Men: The Last Stand"-style mess at best. Plus director Bryan Singer's last film, "Jack The Giant Slayer," was by some distance the worst of his career, and early marketing materials made it look like 'DOFP' had a tiny scope that belied its budget (the second most expensive in Fox's history, after "Avatar"), and made it seem like some kind of mid-'90s vision of the future.

Review: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy & Hugh Jackman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 21, 2014 10:13 AM
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
The perils of time travel plotting, and maintaining continuity and story logic, within the framework of an already-fantastical superhero universe, are not enviable for any filmmaker. But credit the folks behind “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” for not only negotiating the tricky liabilities of rewriting history, but also creating a world (and story) where if the timestream logic crumbles, it ultimately matters little.

Watch: Young Charles Meets Wolverine In Clip From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Plus 10-Minute Interview With Cast & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2014 9:04 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
As critical reaction rolls in for the super-sized sequel, audiences still have to wait another week to see how well Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg have pulled off the ambitious time-traveling plot of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” In the meantime, hundred-million dollar marketing campaigns stop for no one which is why there’s a new character "power piece," an interview with some of the mutant stars of the film, and a new featurette.

Adèle Exarchopoulos Celebrates 'Bastille Day,' Michael Shannon Joins 'Freeheld' With Ellen Page & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2014 10:26 AM
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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Despite roles in blockbusters like “Prometheus,” “Thor” and “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba still hasn’t had that one role that would catapult him into a household name—sorry, “The Wire” doesn’t count—but he’ll be getting his shot at the spotlight with the previously-announced action vehicle “Bastille Day.”

Watch: Wolverine, Beast & More Off Their Powers And Magneto Destroys A Stadium In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Clips

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 14, 2014 10:31 AM
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
The day of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is soon, everybody. It'll be everywhere next week, and in this day and age (rather than some alternate, sideburn-filled '70s past) that means lots and lots of clips and snippets and featurettes all over the place for the next few days. So here are some which apparently are technically called “power pieces.” Sounds like Wolverine's euphemism for his, ahem, claws.

Watch: New Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Brings Back The First Class & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 8:58 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
So, what is "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"? The ultimately comic book team up movie or something more steeped in genre? For director Bryan Singer, it's the latter the piqued his interest when approaching the sequel.

New Images From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Are Ready To Rumble

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 9:17 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
It would seem that Empire has a hotline right to the good stuff when it comes to "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." Earlier this week, they debuted an (absurd) 25 magazine covers featuring the cast of characters from the upcoming superhero pileup (including one for Rogue, who has been cut from the movie), and now they've got a handful of new stills from the flick.

Empire Magazine Reveals The Superabundant 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Cast With 25 Covers

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 28, 2014 9:05 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Bryan Singer’s upcoming "X-Men Days Of Future Past" can likely be seen in two different ways: either you’re anticipating the hell out of this movie with its ultimate X-Men fanboy-driven cast of characters or you’re generally worried that a movie with over 25 super heroes and villains is going to be one big disaster.

Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 6, 2013 4:49 PM
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The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
If the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was a bloated 2 hour and 49 minute slog, replete with dull merriment, songs and a distended prologue that threatened to put you to sleep, then in contrast, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is a brisk, engagingly paced 2 hours and 41 minutes which goes to show that length never matters—it’s how well your narrative engine runs.

Watch: Two New TV Spots For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Desolation Of Smaug, Hobbit, Legolas
If you didn't have your fill of Middle Earth adventures with last year's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," well, you're in luck, because for the next two Christmases we'll be treated with a new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired odyssey (captured, for some reason, in ultra-fluid 48 fps 3D). The first sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (too many definite articles!) will be out this December, and two new TV spots have debuted for the film, which emphasize director Peter Jackson's frantic grasp of action and the connection to the later "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (via Flicks and Bits).

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