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Trailer: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The final trailer for the latest X-Men movie, with the original director who started the franchise with X-Men and X2 – Bryan Singer – returning to bring the story full circle with Wolverine being sent back in time from the future to prevent a war.

First Impressions: The two previous trailers didn’t do a lot to quiet concerns over the X-Men franchise, thankfully this does, and frankly now looks like Bryan Singer finally has his comic book mojo back after the lacklustre Superman Returns. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released in the U.K. on 22nd May.

Trailer: X-Men – Days Of Future Past

Bryan Singer returns to direct the X-Men franchise, using a story from the comics that ties up the timelines of the earlier trilogy as well as the Wolverine spin-offs and First Class.

First Impressions: Though based on the comic from the X-Men series with the same name, it appears one major element that has been changed is that Wolverine is the one sent back instead of Kitty Pride. But this makes sense given the length of time involved and since Wolverine has largely been the main character whose point of view all X-Men movies have been from.

Review: The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Jannsen, Rila Fukushimo, Hal Yamanouchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova.

Rating: Running Time: 129 mins.

At the movie’s opening, Logan (Hugh Jackman) now lives away from civilisation in the Alaskan wilderness. Constantly reminded by his dreams of the loss of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), he isolates himself from anyone who could potentially be harmed by him or being around him. During an encounter with a group of hunters at a bar Logan is approached by Yukio (Rila Fukushimo), a woman in the employ of Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), a man who Logan saved during world war II. Yukoi has been sent to find Logan and bring him to say goodbye to Yashida, who is close to death back in Japan. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: The Wolverine

The first trailer for James Mangold’s sequel following everyone’s favourite X-Man, charting his time spent in Japan after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The Wolverine is due to be released in the UK on 26th July.

A History Of Live Action Marvel

Marvel comics are known to a lot of people, be it directly or indirectly through other media, most people have heard of such characters as Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk, some of the most famous of their numerous characters licensed out by Marvel Studios to film companies like 20th Century Fox or Universal Studios. In 2004 the decision was made for Marvel Studios to begin making movies of their characters and financing them themselves. Iron Man, the first in the series, went on to be a success, proving that they could not only make a good movie, but a profitable one, and so the decision was made to make more movies featuring their characters. Read the rest of this entry

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (31/10/11)

This Monday we’ll have reviews of Steven Spielberg’s new cinema release The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and the hugely successful drama The Help, plus DVD reviews of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher, Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life, and horror movie Saint, as well as our usual look at the latest movie News, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, and our DVD catch up.

Join us from 7:30 on Monday 24th via the Spreaker site or you can even listen to the show live via the Spreaker app from the iTunes app store (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).