Screen Junkies » XMEN http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Best Mutant Powers! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/best-mutant-powers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/best-mutant-powers/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 17:00:33 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261677 X-Men: Days of Future Past is hitting theaters soon! With so many awesome mutant powers on display, we decided to figure out which ones were the coolest and which ones we'd like to have in real life.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is hitting theaters soon! With so many awesome mutant powers on display, we decided to figure out which ones were the coolest and which ones we’d like to have in real life.

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Watch Wolverine Fight Some Guys On A Bullet Train http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-wolverine-fight-some-guys-on-a-bullet-train/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-wolverine-fight-some-guys-on-a-bullet-train/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:50:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255635 Reminder: this summer includes a movie about Wolverine called 'The Wolverine'.

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It wouldn’t be a very successful trip to Japan for Wolverine if he didn’t take the time to fight some random Yakuza guys on the roof of a bullet train. That would be like going to Paris and not eating at a cafe.

Anyway, now you can have a good look at the fight scene teased in all of trailers in advance of The Wolverine’s premiere on July 26th. It’s pretty thrilling. Lucky for us that Wolverine didn’t decide to just stab those guys really quick and call it a day.

Personally, I can’t wait for Logan’s Japan Adventure. Especially looking forward to the fight scene teased in the image below.

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Women Superheroes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/women-superheroes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/women-superheroes/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 02:18:54 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216599 One of cinema's most underrepresented minorities, women superheroes make up a big part of the superhero community. However, women superheroes are still a rarity on the big screen.

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One of cinema’s most underrepresented minorities, women superheroes make up a big part of the superhero community. However, women superheroes are still a rarity on the big screen, even now in enlightened 2011. The following is a list of women superheroes, that we can all look to for inspiration.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is pretty much the first character anyone thinks of when the subject of “women superheroes” is brought up (and honestly, has a day gone by when this subject hasn’t entered your conversation at least once?). This isn’t because she was the first female superhero, or even the best. But for whatever reason, she shook out as being the most famous, and why not? She’s got a nice patriotic thing going with her costume, and she’s also got a healthy dose of S&M with that truth lasso. Her most famous screen iteration is the ’70s TV series starring Linda Carter, but that could change if the upcoming TV … yeah, that’s probably not gonna change.

Spider-Woman

Women superheroes are often burdened by being mere reflections of their male counterparts. In this instance, Spider-Woman is obviously intended as a female Spider-Man, and there’s no point in even trying to get around it. Unlike many women superheroes, however, Spider-Woman has managed to be her own gal for quite a while, even getting her own motion comic “Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.” And no, there’s no relation between her and Kiss of the Spider-Woman. That’s a different Spider-Woman.

All The Female X-Men

The X-Men series has brought possibly the most women superheroes to the screen. Jean Grey, Storm and Rogue are the most famous, but there have been several others in the series, which includes the recen X-Men: First Class. Not only do these women superheroes have to deal with the pressure of being mutants, protecting those that hate and fear them, they also have to deal with the pressures of being women! Would it be an exaggeration to say that watching the X-Men movies makes you a brave feminist crusader? No, no it would not.

The Tiger Woman

Unlike the other women superheroes on this list, it’s very possible that you’ve never even heard of The Tiger Woman. That’s probably because instead of originating in comics or on TV, The Tiger Woman comes from the lost art of the adventure serial. In a 12-chapter serial in the 1940s called The Tiger Woman, The Tiger Woman thrilled adventure-loving kids all over the country with her costume cat ears and she-Tarzan style. The Tiger Woman is not only one of the more obscure women superheroes, but she also might make a cool Halloween costume idea for your girlfriend. Run it by her, see what happens.

Batgirl

Some women superheroes are proud, upstanding symbols of female empowerment. Then again, some women superheroes are played by Alicia Silverstone in universally despised Joel Schumacher Batman movies. Batgirl was never a particularly interesting character, being basically Robin with boobs, but she is a female who wears a cape and fights crime, so she makes the list. Holy affirmative action, Batman!

Now you have at least some idea of the women superheroes that have made it to the big screen. Could all of these women superheroes hold their own against Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man? We don’t know, but we wouldn’t advise you bet against them. They’ve made it this far, after all.

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Amber Heard and Rosamund Pike Might Enroll in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Michael Fassbender May Drop Out http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amber-heard-and-rosamund-pike-might-enroll-in-x-men-first-class-michael-fassbender-may-drop-out/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amber-heard-and-rosamund-pike-might-enroll-in-x-men-first-class-michael-fassbender-may-drop-out/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 With production slated to begin soon for X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn had better start convincing some attractive people to wear silly costumes. If this rumor is to be believed, he's doing exactly that. The Playlist picked up on a story in Production Weekly that 20th Century Fox has "strong interest" in bringing Amber Heard on to play a younger Mystique and former Bond Girl Rosamund Pike to play Moira MacTaggert. At this point consider this news merely a rumor. But to be certain someone had better check Amber's crevices for residual blue bodypaint. Then and only then, can we be certain she tested for the part. I nominate myself.And speaking of camera tests, the same article reports that Magneto shoe-in Michael Fassbender is not interested in testing for the role. What's his problem? Fear of helmet hair? They have CGI to correct that, Michael.

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With production slated to begin soon for X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn had better start convincing some attractive people to wear silly costumes. If this rumor is to be believed, he’s doing exactly that. The Playlist picked up on a story in Production Weekly that 20th Century Fox has "strong interest" in bringing Amber Heard on to play a younger Mystique and former Bond Girl Rosamund Pike to play Moira MacTaggert. At this point consider this news merely a rumor. But to be certain someone had better check Amber’s crevices for residual blue bodypaint. Then and only then, can we be certain she tested for the part. I nominate myself.

And speaking of camera tests, the same article reports that Magneto shoe-in Michael Fassbender is not interested in testing for the role. What’s his problem? Fear of helmet hair? They have CGI to correct that, Michael.

 

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Liev Schreiber Wants to Be in ‘Wolverine 2′ For Some Reason http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liev-schreiber-wants-to-be-in-wolverine-2-for-some-reason/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liev-schreiber-wants-to-be-in-wolverine-2-for-some-reason/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Sabretooth wants you guys to know that he'd really like to be in the sequel. At a press conference for Repo Men, Liev Schreiber told reporters that Hugh Jackman has told him about the script but he's not sure if he'll return (though he really wants you guys to know that he totally would if asked)."I just had dinner with [Hugh Jackman] last night and Hugh read the first draft of the script and I was really excited about it. It's still not clear whether or not Victor will be present in the Japan storyline. In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn't there. So I don't know, of course I've got my fingers crossed because I love the character so much, to have the chance to do it again would be a lot of fun, but I'm not sure."So, was Hugh Jackman trying to rub it in his face or what?HUGH: Oh, mate. The new Wolverine script is excellent. Too bad you won't be a part of it. Terrific stuff.LIEV: Oh man. That sucks. I guess I'll just have to stay home and bang Naomi Watts for four months.HUGH: Yeah, that's cool too. I s'pose. If you're into that sorta thing.(via io9)

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s Sabretooth wants you guys to know that he’d really like to be in the sequel. At a press conference for Repo Men, Liev Schreiber told reporters that Hugh Jackman has told him about the script but he’s not sure if he’ll return (though he really wants you guys to know that he totally would if asked).

"I just had dinner with [Hugh Jackman] last night and Hugh read the first draft of the script and I was really excited about it. It’s still not clear whether or not Victor will be present in the Japan storyline. In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn’t there. So I don’t know, of course I’ve got my fingers crossed because I love the character so much, to have the chance to do it again would be a lot of fun, but I’m not sure."

So, was Hugh Jackman trying to rub it in his face or what?

HUGH: Oh, mate. The new Wolverine script is excellent. Too bad you won’t be a part of it. Terrific stuff.

LIEV: Oh man. That sucks. I guess I’ll just have to stay home and bang Naomi Watts for four months.

HUGH: Yeah, that’s cool too. I s’pose. If you’re into that sorta thing.

(via io9)

 

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: MONDAY AUGUST 17th http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/whats-on-tonight-monday-august-17th/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/whats-on-tonight-monday-august-17th/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Messy homes, nudity, super-strength, and a man-eating catfish. Tonight's TV preview reads like a raucous meth binge.┬áCHECK OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP┬áNOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!!

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Messy homes, nudity, super-strength, and a man-eatin catfish. Tonight’s TV preview reads like a raucous meth binge.
 
CHECK OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP
 
NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!!

 
 
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (RERUN)
Network: CBS
Time: 8 – 8:30PM
 
Reasons to watch: The guys devise a bold plan with the belief that if they strip naked midway through a date, two out of three times the outcome will be sex. I like the way they think. There’s risk involved but if successful the reward is valuable. No more hole in the popcorn tub for me!
 
 
METH: A COUNTY IN CRISIS
Network: Biography
Time: 8 – 9 PM
 
Reasons to watch: This show is like watching what the felons from COPS were up to earlier that day. Some programming genius needs to plan a crossover.
 
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
Network: FX
Time: 8 – 11PM
 
Reasons to watch: Brett Ratner’s terrible take on the mutant franchise does have some amazing special effects despite the fact that it’s a steaming turd otherwise. But seriously? Why uproot the Golden Gate Bridge?? That seems a little gratuitous when you could just put everyone on a flying bus.
 
HOARDERS
Network: A&E
Time: 10 – 11PM
 
Reasons to watch: Push that pile of empty cereal boxes away from the TV screen and check out Hoarders. A show that profiles people who compulsively hoard belongings to the point that their homes are inhabitable. Just looking at the above picture gave me hepatitus (Well, that’s my cover story anyway).
 
HOOKED: MAN VS. FISH
Network: National Geographic
Time: 10 – 11PM

Reasons to watch: Jair Rigotti attempts to capture a man-eating catfish. That’s right. Catfish have moved up on the food chain. Syfy Channel, please plan your crappy movie schedule accordingly.
 
WHO’S ON LATE
 
LETTERMAN
Quentin Tarantino, Robert Cray
 
CONAN (repeat)
Adam Sandler, Peter Sarsgaard, Kate Voegele
 
KIMMEL (repeat)
Teri Hatcher, Danica Patrick

FERGUSON
Rashida Jones, Jose Andres, Jim Breuer
 
FALLON (repeat)
Lauren Conrad, Ryan Reynolds, The Fray

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