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Matthew Vaughn

  1. X-Men: Days of Future Past – I’m Not Sure I Want Your Future

    Review

    The follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class had a lot weighing on its shoulders. Not just as a Hollywood blockbuster, but with fans of the Chris Claremont storyline from The Uncanny X-Men comics and subsequent animated television series adaptation. It also had to live up to the "new" mutant universe created for the 60s-era film while paving the way for continuing success with subsequent films in the Fox franchise. While Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past may have great success at the box office (like most superhero films these days), fans may have a few things to say to the director when all is said and done.

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  2. I Have a Good Feeling About This: Star Wars: Episode VII Might Be Getting a Female Protagonist and a New Release Date

    May The Force Be With You

    And with the confirmation that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII, the rumor mill begins spinning anew. What's the latest on the first installment in the sequel trilogy? Two things. One, it might be coming out later than 2015. And two: Rumors about a female protagonist just got a little more weight to them. Yay to both things!

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  3. Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Iceman Returning For X-Men: Days Of Future Past

    Excelsior!

    Oh, it is officially ON for X-Men: Days of Future Past

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The X-Women

    Things We Saw Today

    X-Men? Try X-Women. By DeviantArtist Snareser. (Project: Rooftop)

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  5. Welcome Back, Singer. X-Men and X2 Director Officially Returning for Days of Future Past

    I Guess I Can't Argue With That

    It looks like the rumors are true: Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X2, will be returning to the X-director's chair for X-Men: Days of Future Past, expected to come out in Summer 2014. Look, I'm just going to put "X-" in front of everything. That's how these X-posts work.

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  6. Matthew Vaughn is Leaving X-Men: Days of Future Past, Might be Replaced by Bryan Singer (!!!)

    Consider the Following

    X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has stepped down as the director of its upcoming sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Deadline reports that there's a rather interesting candidate being considered to replace him: Bryan Singer.

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  7. Mark Millar Kinda Sorta Says Sentinels Will Be In X-Men: Days Of Future Past [Please Be True]

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    One of my biggest disappointment with the X-Men movie franchise so far has been the lack of Sentinels, the mutant-hunting robots from the Marvel Universe. Sure, we got a quick shot of a Sentinel in X-Men: The Last Stand's danger room sequence but it was merely a taste. Now there's talk of the giants playing a big part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Is it too good to be true? See for yourself. 

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  8. Some Concerns About X-Men: First Class

    Mutatis Mutandis

    This is not a review. If you'd like to know whether I recommend X-Men: First Class I can say simply: It was good. You should go see it. Matthew Vaughn manages to put together the cerebral, subtextual X-Men film that we've been missing since 2003. First Class moves through it's paces swiftly, deftly, and though by the end of the film I wanted to take its musical composer aside and explain that not every use of mutant powers in the movie needs to have all the string and brass instruments in the orchestra thrown at it, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. But precisely because First Class was good, and because it played the allegorical stand in for prejudice-targeted-minorities the X-Men were meant to be like a fine aria, it is also important to point out the places where it fell short of the mark with actual, real, prejudice-targeted groups. (The rest of this post contains spoilers.)

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  9. Brett Ratner Bashes Matthew Vaughn Over X-Men: First Class, Might Be Jealous

    Oh Hollywood

    Looks like someone is a little bitterpants this morning. Brett Ratner, who directed the X-Men: The Last Stand, took to Twitter this morning to post a series of links comparing the box office numbers of his movie to those of Matthew Vaughn's just-opened X-Men: First Class. You may recall that Ratner's movie, which he would love to remind us all was successful at the box office, got pretty awful reviews. Meanwhile, X-Men: First Class has been getting mostly positive reviews. (Right now, it has an 87% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. X-Men: The Last Stand boasts a comparatively sad 57%.) So, the moral of the story according to Brett Ratner: His craptastic movie is superior to that good movie because it made more money. So it shall be written. So it shall be done.

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  10. Geekolinks: 8/7

    HP ousts chief for hiding payments to friend (NY Times) Amazing marriage proposal in memes finds success (TDW) PB&J's deconstructed (Neatorama) 8-bit comic superheroes reimagined for the NES (ComicsAlliance) Matthew Vaughn: Superhero movies will be dead soon (Nerd Bastards) Civilization V is starting to sound pretty awesome (GameSpot) The greatest, most dramatic, and silliest Wikipedia edit wars (Gizmodo) Bonus video: The mini-cannon is back:

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