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Bryan Singer Teases Fans with First Look at 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Script (PHOTOS)

Director Bryan Singer took to a newly created Instagram account this week to Bryan Singer Teases Fans with First Look at 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Script (PHOTOS) a box office milestone for his "X-Men: Days of Future Past"--and to tease the first draft of a treatment for its sequel, "X-Men: Apocalypse."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 2, 2014 10:18 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes Most Powerful Actress List

Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way since 2010's "Winter's Bone." She landed a Best Actress nomination for that hardscrabble drama, won the Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and a supporting actress nomination for "American Hustle." But it's her franchise roles as Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" franchise and Mystique in the "X-Men" series that earned her a place at the top of Forbes' most powerful actresses list--and 12th overall.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 30, 2014 3:28 PM
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Mid-Year VFX Report: 'Godzilla' and Marvel Rule

Without a "Gravity" this year, the wow factor might not be as strong but certainly the Oscar race is now wide open. Yet in surveying the first-half of 2014, only "Godzilla" looks like a potential nominee. But there are still plenty of bake-off contenders, with solid VFX work on display in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Maleficent," and "Edge of Tomorrow."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 20, 2014 9:47 AM
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Box Office Top Ten: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Tops the Holiday Weekend, Down from Last Year

Memorial Day weekend, though always solid, is not a surefire great date for any given film. For much of the country, it is the first real chance to break out the barbecues or engage in other outdoor activities, and anything less than a pre-sold film doesn't make a lot of sense to open.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • May 25, 2014 1:34 PM
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Career Watch: Will James McAvoy’s ‘X’ Factor Raise His Stature?

With its time-traveling multi-generational cast, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a-swarm with super-powered beings. Yet James McAvoy manages to prove -- as he did before in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class” -- that brains are often as crucial as brawn when it comes to comic-book heroes.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • May 25, 2014 11:11 AM
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Friday Box Office: 'X-Men' Leads the Pack, 'Blended' Disappoints and 'Godzilla' Sags

As universally expected, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (20th Century Fox) was the dominant force in Friday's domestic Top 10, banking $36 million between late Thursday night and Friday shows. Impressively, that made up about 60% of the 10. But that's also where the bad news comes in.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • May 24, 2014 2:12 PM
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Editor and Composer John Ottman Talks Multitasking, and Building a Marvel Epic

It's hard enough wearing two hats as editor and composer for Bryan Singer, but the trippy, time-traveling "X-Men: Days of Future Past" offered some additional challenges for John Ottman. "I think we both look fondly upon the experience we had on 'X-Men 2' and we wanted to relive that a bit so coming back to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen allowed us to fulfill that and then expand upon the thing and make it more epic," he says.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 23, 2014 3:24 PM
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Not Feeling 'X-Men' This Weekend? Here Are Four Acclaimed Indie Alternatives

As the Cannes Film Festival continues to unspool along the French Riviera, multiplexes and arthouses are holding down the fort stateside with a hefty slate of well-reviewed -- and in some cases long-awaited -- new releases.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 22, 2014 1:08 PM
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Is 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Just Another Marvel Mutant Retread? Critics Don't Think So

Director Bryan Singer's mutant mash "X-Men: Days of Future Past" doesn't hit theaters until May 23, but early reviews have landed. Is the latest Marvel entry of the Summer just another expensive, fans-only spectacle? Or is there substance here?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 13, 2014 4:07 PM
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Bryan Singer Plot Thickens as New Lawsuit Alleges Even Deeper History of Sexual Abuse (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Bryan Singer case continues to shake out. An anonymous UK citizen has lodged a new claim against Singer and Goddard Group CEO Gary Goddard alleging underage sexual abuse. He is represented by Jeff Herman, the same attorney who filed Michael Egan's recent suit against the "X-Men" director less than two weeks ago.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 5, 2014 1:20 PM
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