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Director Bryan Singer previously revealed X-Men: Apocalypse would be more of a sequel to 2011′s X-Men: First Class. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg recently echoed Singer’s sentiment, adding the upcoming film would focus primarily on the First Class cast. Having said that, Kinberg confirmed fans’ speculation which arose following the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Expect to see more familiar faces from the original trilogy. Don’t proceed if you haven’t watched the latest film yet.

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With Memorial Day here, the Summer blockbuster season is officially underway. Taking the first weekend handily was Professor X (both past and present) along with his mutant friends. X-Men: Days of Future Past raked in a powerful $111 million domestically. The number is good enough to land the latest X-Men flick (7th in the franchise) among the top Memorial Day weekend Top 5 openings of all-time. 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand ($122.9 million) also occupies a spot in the Top 5.

Not so fortunate was Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s latest outing together. Third time didn’t prove so lucky for this adorable duo. Blended opened in third with only $18.2 million, representing one of Sandler’s worst comedy openings in almost two decades. Even the much-maligned Jack and Jill earned $25 million during its opening frame and that was only three days.

Sandler and Barrymore should’ve quit while they were ahead with the one-two combo of The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Despite horrible reviews, the film earned a solid A- Cinema Score. Maybe a slow and steady run is in its future. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

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2014 Cannes Film Festival Winners Announced

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Despite TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) becoming a major force in Hollywood’s awards season, Cannes still remains an important part of the publicity and promotion game. Winning the prestigious Palme D’or is as coveted as ever. This year, the honor went to Turkish film Winter Sleep. The film’s director, Nuri Blige Ceylan, previously won the festival’s Grand Prix in both 2002 and 2011. Jane Campion, best known for The Piano, led this year’s jury.

“It is a happy coincidence that this year is the centenary of Turkish cinema. And it is the second Palme d’Or for Turkish cinema; the prize was won 32 years ago by Yilmaz Gulney’s film Yol, which I admire very much, it’s a very good film.” – Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Putting their early stamp for Oscar’s Best Actor and Actress race were Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore. The latter impressed the jury for her stunning work in David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire, Map To the Stars. Spall received the best actor award for Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, a biopic about British landscape artist J.M.W. Turner. He beat out Steve Carell’s much-praised performance in Foxcatcher. Incidentally, Foxcatcher grabbed Best Director honors for Bennett Miller. Check out all the winners below.

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John Mayer Releases Studio Version Of Beyonce Cover

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I’m not John Mayer’s biggest fan by any means. Dude can sometimes come off as a douchebag. However, I’m loving the studio version release of his Beyonce cover.

Back in April, the 36-year-old performed an awesome live version of Bey’s “XO” during a concert in Australia. Almost universally, people responded to his cover positively. Naturally, John released a high quality version of the Ryan Tedder-produced ballad. For the most part, it sounds identical to his live performance which is a testament to how great a performer Mayer is. The only significant difference is you can hear his vocals much clearer. Check it out below and see how it compares to Mrs. Carter’s original track.

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The Weinstein Company debuted the first trailer for The Giver back in March. With the August release date nearing, the studio released several posters featuring the main characters.

The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. After spending more than 15 years in development hell, the feature film adaptation is here and with a stellar cast.

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

Future cinematic superstar Brenton Thwaites tackles the role of Jonas with Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes playing his parents. Meryl Streep gets her evil on as the Chief Elder. Taylor Swift becomes a brunette to portray Rosemary, The Giver’s daughter. Some girls can pull off various hair colors but not Swift in my opinion. She looks better as a blond for sure. Check out the rest of the character posters below.

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Movie Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

In: Matt, Movies
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The latest installment in the X-Men franchise hits theatres today. While I can’t claim to be an expert on the X-Men franchise, I’ve seen all the films in the series and can comfortably say that this might be my personal favorite. In its best moments it’s crazy fun, exciting with strong moments of emotion supported by a wildly talented cast.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens in a dark future. The war has devastated the world of both humans and mutants alike. The Sentinels, who seek out to destroy the last remaining mutants, patrol the world. In a last ditch effort to save themselves, and the world, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time (or rather, his consciousness is sent back) to persuade Magneto (Patrick Stewart/Michael Fassbender) and Xavier (Gandalf/James McAvoy) to join him in preventing Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from murdering scientist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). Her assassination of Trask is what initially garners support for the Sentinel program, which also uses her DNA to allow the Sentinels to adapt and mimic any mutant power.

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Clouds Of Sils Maria Premieres First Trailer

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One of the films selected to compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival is Clouds of Sils Maria. The German-French-Swiss co-production features a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. The upcoming drama is written and directed by Olivier Assayas.

Binoche plays an aging actress named Maria Enders who stars in a new production of the play that made her famous years ago. Picked to play her original part is young actress Jo-Ann Ellis (Moretz). When Enders sees Ellis’ interpretation of her signature role, her world starts to crumble. Haunted by her past life, she withdraws herself along with her assistant (Stewart) to the Swiss town of Sils Maria.

Clouds Of Sils Maria has no US release date yet, however, IFC Films plans to release it in theaters later this year. Watch jealousy and desire collide in the ominous trailer below which just debuted.

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Walt Disney & Marvel Debut Big Hero 6 Trailer

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Is it me or does it seem like Marvel is everywhere these days? They join forces with Walt Disney for the first time for a big budget animated film. Watch out Pixar, someone’s encroaching on your territory ;)

The film will be the 54th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Big Hero 6 is a team of fictional comic book superheroes appearing in Marvel Comics. The animated adaptation will hit theaters on November 7.

Set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo), a young prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his self-created robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and must join a team of inexperienced crime fighters, including Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred.

They’re like The Avengers but not. TJ Miller, Jamie Chung and Maya Rudolph provide the voices with Don Hall and Chris Williams on directing duties. Check out the trailer below.

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