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X-Men: Apocalypse’s Olivia Munn found Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg’s lack of X-Men knowledge “very frustrating”

Although the series produced a number of memorable instalments throughout its 20-year history, fans of Marvel’s mutant superheroes are unlikely to be shedding too many tears over 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise coming to an end following the studio’s recent acquisition by Disney.With fans already looking forward to the inevitable Marvel Studios reboot, the final […]

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‘Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg on Film’s Failures: ‘It Didn’t Connect Enough With Audiences’

Simon Kinberg isn’t burying his head in the sand. After debuting his feature filmmaking debut, the critically savaged and drastically underperforming “Dark Phoenix” last week, Kinberg popped up on KCRW’s “The Business” (via EW) to open up about his perceived failures on the X-Men feature.“It clearly is a movie that didn’t connect with audiences that […]

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‘Dark Phoenix’ Fires Up $5 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Dark Phoenix,” the X-Men sequel from Disney and Fox, has earned $5 million in its Thursday box office previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which is projected similarly this weekend, earned $2.3 million in its previews from 3,250 screens with showings beginning at 6 p.m.“Dark Phoenix” is Disney’s first major tentpole release following […]

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Oscar Isaac Details “Excruciating” Experience On ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & Why He Almost Turned Down ‘Drive’

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is a pretty excruciating experience for audience members, let alone those that actually worked on the film. However, sitting through the 2-hour film in the comfort of a climate-controlled theater, as bad as it was, doesn’t compare to what star Oscar Isaac had to endure during the filming of the project.In a new […]

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Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal

Exclusive: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse) lead cast in climate-change sci-fi-thriller 2067, which is now underway in Australia.Also starring are Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Aaron Glenane (Killing Ground), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mystery Road), Leeanna Walsman (Safe Harbour), Finn Little (Storm Boy) and Oz newcomers Sana’a Shaik and Matt Testro.Seth Larney (Tombiruo) is […]

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is A More Modest Marvel, But It May Be the Summer’s Last Major Opening

It’s the first full weekend of July, but it looks like the summer’s top openers will all have opened prior to Independence Day. The last real shot at another $100 million+ opening was this weekend’s “The Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the fourth Marvel release in five months. It ended up with a decent but not […]

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Wif Honors for Nova Wav, Brie Larson, Channing Dungey, Alexandra Shipp

Women in Film’s Lucy + Crystal Awards will honor Brie Larson, Channing Dungey, Alexandra Shipp and Nova Wav on June 13 at the Beverly Hilton.Oscar-nominated actress Larson, who will receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, stars in Marvel’s first female-led superhero film; while ABC Entertainment president Dungey, who gets the Lucy Award for […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Taking A Break From Acting To Focus On Politics

Jennifer Lawrence has a tumultuous last two years, what with her last handful movies — which included “Joy,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “mother!” and “Passengers” — receiving mixed reactions, and wildly varying box office results. Suffice to say, after seemingly looking unstoppable with that incredible streak of films she had between 2010 and 2015 (including “Winter’s Bone,” […]

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