sudden decision to cast Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-men: Days of Future Past has led to the expected amount of frenzied speculation along with a healthy dose of confusion. Quicksilver, a super fast mutant who has served as both an X-man and Avenger, is one of a special few characters both Marvel and 20th Century Fox are able to use. The same goes for his sister, Scarlet Witch, who is also a mutant and a key fixture on the Avengers team. The deal struck between the studios is simple. Marvel can use them but not mention mutants or that Magneto is their father. Fox can use them without mentioning "Earth's Mightiest Heroes". When Joss Whedon revealed his plans to use them both in The Avengers 2, fans were ecstatic. But Singer did not get the same reaction with his recent announcement, because it seemed to come out of nowhere.
According to Hitfix, it does sound as if Singer's decision to use Quicksilver is a spur-of-the-moment thing, and that his appearance may only be for a single scene, while Whedon has larger plans that extend beyond the 'Avengers' sequel....
or at least she "wanted to cry". When you only have two facial expressions it's hard to work up a noticeable amount of tears. Hilton was a victim of the titular gang of spoiled teens, who robbed her home and those of other celebs until they were caught in 2009. The inexplicably famous heiress gave Sofa Coppola permission to use her home in the film, to authentically recreate the crimes, and now we get a peek into Hilton's closet in a new clip.
The 30-second footage shows Emma Watson and the fresh-faced cast rifling through Hilton's unimaginably huge closet, which is filled to the rafters with designer clothes and shoes, some of which are completely absurd. It's a glimpse into the materialistic, celebrity-obsessed bubble these kids were living. Just how deep a look into that world Coppola will actually give us won't be revealed until The Bling Ring opens on June 14th.
With probably one of the least interesting yet somehow creative names, The Band is regarded as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music before rock and roll music became a big deal. They produced three albums together before the band broke up in 1976. However, Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm turns its focus onto Levon Helm, former drummer and vocalist for The Band. Putting the focus on Helm’s music career, Ain’t in It for My Health is a long and drawn out documentary about the life and music of Levon Helm. The film is uninspiring, lacking in personality and slightly hollow.
The Dark Knight Returns adaptations. Those were directed by Jay Oliva, and he's already back and bringing another acclaimed DC Comics storyline to life with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which now has a new trailer.
Fast & Furious has only gotten stronger, and that's with more than its share of adversity. Vin Diesel stepped aside essentially for two movies, appearing at the back end of the sorely underrated Tokyo Drift, and that Justin Lin-directed cameo was like the Mets flipping on their rally caps. Through Lin's four movies, the franchise has only gotten bigger, better, and 'Furious 6' may be the best yet.
It's amazing how easily Henry James' 19th century novel What Maisie Knew translates to contemporary society. Clearly, he knew what he was talking about in detailing the story of the true victim of divorce, the children caught in the middle of an ugly tug-of-war for custody. Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel's adaptation is seen entirely through the perspective of an intuitive young girl, and it makes for one of the most heart-wrenching, powerful, and best movies of the year bar none.