The subheading of this post should be “Christine rambles about the X-Men: First Class sequel.”
Because that’s what I’m about to do.
So Matthew Vaughn is out as director on X-Men: Days of Future Past. He’s producing, so there’s that. But I’m not crazy excited about the possibility of Bryan Singer taking his place; i09 shares my feelings of trepidation. I’m in no way bashing Singer here. I simply enjoyed Vaughn’s aesthetic and the tone of XMFC.
Honestly, I’m just pleased this moving and shaking hasn’t changed the July 2014 release date. XMFC isn’t universally loved, but I adored it. It’s my favorite entry in the X-Men films. This is because of Vaughn’s direction and, of course, the performances from Fassbender, McAvoy, and Lawrence, who are all back for the sequel. So I should just shut up and be happy I get to see another installment that just so happens to follow one of my most beloved comic storylines. Also, Magneto. Topless Robot doesn’t share my love, but Magneto has a special place in my heart, and Fassbender. So… You won’t be able to shut me up about this over the next couple of years (?!). I’ll keep you posted.
JA over at MNPP reviewed Seven Psychopaths. I enjoyed it much more than he did; it’s my favorite film of 2012 thus far. And although the film didn’t hit us the same, he makes a lot of compelling points.
People really want to distance themselves from that Transformers franchise, eh? That’s going on with Twilight too… I suppose it’s to be expected when what makes all the monies isn’t (usually) what’s the highest quality. This is a fun little look at actors distancing themselves, and in some cases unabashedly slamming, films they’ve appeared in. Who knew Hanks wasn’t wild about Angels and Demons.
Here are some notes from a Paul Thomas Anderson Q&A. What really stands out is his mention of Nolan’s Batman films. This only jumps to the forefront because of the incredulous comments found at the end of the piece. Why is his enjoyment of the films so hard to believe?
You know our Audiodrome feature, right? Of course you do! Well, the lovely and talented James Gracey has recorded an audio entry celebrating the music of John Carpenter. Download the podcsat here. And be sure to direct all the glowing feedback at James (@jamesgracey), as he is the one who made it happen.