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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain tell their side of the story in ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’

The trailer for Ned Benson’s audacious tri-movie project The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has arrived online. The picture(s) tell of the relationship between Connor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) in New York. At the Sydney Film Festival, individual versions of the story told from each character’s perspective played under the titles Him and Her. […]

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About time – X-Men: Days of Future Past review

By Simon Miraudo May 20, 2014 X-Men movies: always promising, never fulfilling. Days of Future Past – the seventh, for those marking time by this franchise’s release schedule – reunites the cast of Bryan Singer‘s original instalment with the ‘X-Men Babies’ introduced in First Class. It’s probably an exciting prospect for those who were equally […]

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is Fox’s second most expensive movie after ‘Avatar’

A report from – of all places – the Calgary Herald suggests the upcoming X-Men flick, Days of Future Past, is Fox’s second most expensive movie ever, after only Avatar. With Bryan Singer returning to Montreal for two weeks of reshoots, it seems the cost of his X-Men sequel has blown past that of its predecessors. Though not even THR […]

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Scot cops – Filth review

By Simon Miraudo November 19, 2013 Mothers, lock up your daughters, sons, livestock, and anything else that could possibly be pounced upon by James McAvoy. Not literally the actor, of course, but rather the character he plays in writer-director Jon S. Baird’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth. This is the book, you may recall, that […]

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Masturbation or sex? James McAvoy reveals what’s harder to shoot

James McAvoy believes pretending to masturbate is easier than shooting sex scenes. We caught up with McAvoy ahead of the release of his new movie Filth, based on Irvine Welsh’s controversial novel of the same name. In it, he plays a sex-mad detective who gets his rocks off in all kinds of unsavoury ways. When […]

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James McAvoy talks going “nose-to-nose” with Patrick Stewart in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

James McAvoy has revealed he will indeed share a scene with Patrick Stewart in the coming X-Men film, Days of Future Past. We caught up with McAvoy ahead of the release of his new movie Filth, based on Irvine Welsh’s controversial novel of the same name. During the conversation, he spoke about meeting with Stewart […]

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Trailer Debut: ‘X-Men – Days of Future Past’

See X-Men young and old collide in the newly released trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan) send Logan (Hugh Jackman) back in time to prevent the catastrophic present from ever occurring. Only problem is he’ll have to convince young Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) of […]

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Suspicious minds – Trance review

By Simon Miraudo April 3, 2013 Taking Danny Boyle‘s Trance seriously for even a second is not advised, should you wish to retain your sanity. Its universe will not withstand close scrutiny, or even passing scrutiny. The movie – penned by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge, based on Ahearne’s 2001 telemovie –  takes a lot […]

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Halle Berry back as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past

We knew it was coming, but it’s nice to have confirmation all the same. Halle Berry will reprise the role of Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer revealed her casting via Twitter, just as he has with every  other actor affiliated with the film. She joins former castmates Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian […]

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Peter Dinklage cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Emmy winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s time-bending X-Men flick Days of Future Past. The news was revealed via Singer’s Twitter account, which is where most of the major casting revelations have emerged. It is unknown who Dinklage will play in the picture, though Deadline insists it’s “a key role.” James McAvoy, […]

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Anna Paquin and Ellen Page back for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore have joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The trio last appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, playing mutant students Rogue (Paquin), Kitty Pryde (Page), and Iceman (Ashmore). They join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer […]

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Trailer Debut: Trance

The trailer for Danny Boyle’s latest thriller, Trance, has arrived. A remake of a 2001 TV movie, it stars James McAvoy as an art thief who can’t recall where he hid the spoils of his last heist. His forgetfulness is caused by a knock on the head, though gangleader Vincent Cassel doesn’t believe the information is gone […]

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will return for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer is back for more X-Men, and he’s bringing Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen with him. Though the former Professor X and Magneto were replaced by the younger James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in last year’s prequel First Class, the time-skipping follow-up Days of Future Past will allow both versions of the characters to exist alongside one another […]

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James McAvoy re-teams with Benedict Cumberbatch for WikiLeaks movie

James McAvoy is in negotiations to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Bill Condon’s upcoming WikiLeaks movie, Variety reports. Cumberbatch will star as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; McAvoy would play his German colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. New RoboCop Joel Kinnaman had previously been rumoured to have secured this role. The picture is based on Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With […]

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Bryan Singer returns to X-Men

Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men movies, will return to the franchise and helm First Class sequel Days of Future Past. According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox and Singer closed the deal for Singer to graduate from producer to director following the exit of Matthew Vaughn. The script for Days of Future Past is ready to roll, and cast members Michael Fassbender, […]

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Matthew Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class sequel

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn to helm the sequel to their hit superhero reboot, Deadline reports. The announcement comes off the back of the news of Fox production president Emma Watts’ having her contract extended until 2015. As previously reported, Simon Kinberg will pen the untitled […]

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X-Men: First Class sequel in the works

20th Century Fox has recruited a screenwriter to begin work on a sequel to their hit reboot X-Men: First Class. Superhero Hype reports Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote First Class and X3: The Last Stand, will pen the flick. There has been no further confirmation regarding the return of director Matthew Vaughn or stars James McAvoy, […]

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See Michael Fassbender’s Magneto in drag

In our review of X-Men: First Class, we applauded the ultra-handsome Michael Fassebender not for his performance as Magneto (although he is very good), but rather for his ability to wear turtleneck sweaters. Sadly, as we have discovered from a newly released deleted scene, his gift of clotheshorsery does not extend to pulling off blue […]

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Killing a legend – The Conspirator review

The Conspirator – Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Robert Redford. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The Conspirator begins with two injured Yankee soldiers – having barely survived a nasty battle against the Confederate army during the American Civil War – clinging to life and sharing a joke. The first, Frederick […]

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Boyle eyeing Firth and Johansson for Trance

Danny Boyle wants Colin Firth to take the spot recently vacated by Michael Fassbender in his new flick Trance. According to Twitch, Firth would join the already cast James McAvoy in the caper flick. Scarlett Johansson is also being considered to star alongside McAvoy and Firth. McAvoy will star as the leader of a gang of thieves […]

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Second rate – X-Men: First Class review

X-Men: First Class – Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. With The Dark Knight, we got the first great Batman movie. With Spiderman 2, we got the first great Spiderman movie. We’re still waiting for the first great X-Men movie. Although the mutant Marvel […]

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Trailer Debut: X-Men First Class

The feature trailer for X-Men First Class has debuted online, featuring new glimpses at the young mutants as well as some action sequences from the Matthew Vaughn directed reboot. So, a few noteworthy things here: 1) Nicholas Hoult (Beast) doesn’t have the best American accent in the world, but we already knew that. 2) Jennifer […]

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New X-Men First Class posters are crotchtastic!

Ah, Photoshop. The tool that gives amateur designers enough confidence to superimpose the head of Michael Fassbender over a silhouette of his own crotch, and convince a movie studio that it is worth releasing as a poster. Here are the new teaser posters for X-Men First Class. There’s really nothing else to say. X-Men First […]

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Trailer Debut: X-Men First Class

Remember that time when mutant superheroes prevented the Cuban Missile Crisis? No?! Fear not; if the trailer is any indication, Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class will act as the preeminent text on the topic. Yes, the long-awaited teaser for the 1960’s-set series reboot has debuted online, offering us a glimpse of young Professor X (James […]

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>X-Men: First Class: More pics of Magneto and Xavier

>Yesterday we posted the first official pictures from X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming reboot of the Marvel comic saga. The director kindly sent Slashfilm a few more pictures; this time highlighting Michael Fassbender in his Magneto gear, and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. As you can see, Fassbender’s outfit is a little more lo-fi […]

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>First look at X-Men: First Class

>The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex blog has given us our first official look at Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming superhero prequel X-Men: First Class, featuring Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. X-Men: First Class takes place in the 1960s, and follows many of our favourite X-people in their younger years. Among the new […]

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January Jones joins X-Men: First Class

The casting announcements for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class keep on coming. According to THR, Mad Men‘s January Jones has signed on to play the telepathic Emma Frost. Alice Eve had been circling the role for some time, but it looks like she missed out! Jones joins (extra deep breath) Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas […]

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Fox considered Taylor Lautner for X-Men: First Class

Breathe a sigh of relief fanboys. If Fox had their way, First Class would be a lot more shirtless. We’ve been following rather closely the casting of Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men prequel First Class. We already know that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Alice Eve have joined the cast (as Professor X, Magneto and Emma Frost […]

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Alice Eve joins X-Men: First Class?

Alice Eve, the wonderful British actress who played the titular “she” in She’s Out of My League and the offensively objectified nanny in Sex and the City 2, is reportedly in talks to star as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class. According to Mike Fleming at Deadline, Eve is negotiating with Fox to play the […]

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Michael Fassbender is Young Magneto

Michael Fassbender has cast the die and accepted the role of Erik Lensherr (a.k.a. Magneto) in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Showbiz 411 have confirmed that Fassbender picked the role over that of the lead-villain in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Previously: Michael Fassbender is, without a doubt, one of the best and most exciting actors […]

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