X-Men: First Class: The Best There Is at What It Does?

by Daniel Manu June 3, 2011 6:01 am
<i>X-Men: First Class</i>: The Best There Is at What It Does?

Despite the avalanche of trailers, clips, photos and interviews that have recently flooded the web in support of X-Men: First Class, it's worth noting how much the X franchise (which, after all, kick-started the resurgence of superhero cinema in 2000) has been overshadowed by the lead-up to The Avengers. But although I'm as eager as any fanboy to see that team finally assemble on screen next year, Matthew Vaughn's new film boldly, stylishly and masterfully makes an argument for the children of the atom resuming their place as the homo superior of Marvel movies - not to mention providing crackerjack entertainment that can take its place with the most effective of modern blockbusters. But is it the best? Let's examine the evidence:

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

by Ethan Alter December 3, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Hey, bub -- whaddya mean I was a little pitchy in Les Miz?"

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 10, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Any chance she hails from the Iron Islands?

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

by Ethan Alter September 6, 2011 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Marvel's mutants go back to school, a teen assassin kicks serious butt and Al Pacino introduces us to his little friend in this week's batch of DVD releases.

Straight Outta Amsterdam

by Zach Oat June 25, 2008 10:26 am
Straight Outta Amsterdam

Finally, another reason to go to Amsterdam! You know, besides the culture. Cinema Expo is happening this week in the Dutch city of sin, and the studios are unraveling their 2008-2009 slates for an international crowd. Here's what's been lighting up the message boards:

Superhero Movie Updates! FINALLY!

by Kasey McDonald May 1, 2008 1:38 pm
Superhero Movie Updates! FINALLY!

With a big box office weekend looming (Paramount hopes) with the opening of Iron Man tomorrow, the stars of other superhero franchises are coming out of the woodwork to promote their own upcoming projects. Dark Horizons has both Hugh Jackman of the X-Men offshoot X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Brandon Routh of Bryan Singer's new Superman series out seeing who can out-superhero whom on the publicity circuit.

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