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2 items from 2011

X-Men: First Class - review

2 June 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This attempt to create a pre-history for the X-Men achieves mixed results, but Michael Fassbender's Nazi revenge storyline gets the highest marks

Two years ago, Jj Abrams imagined the meeting of young Kirk and young Spock in his rebooted Star Trek; a brilliant piece of movie pre-history. Now producer Bryan Singer and director Matthew Vaughn make their attempt to revitalise the X-Men movie series by doing the same thing with the mutants' warring, schismatic leaders Professor Xavier and Magneto.

We see how they first met in the cold war 1960s as flashy, headstrong mutant-youngsters. The result is baggy and chaotic and over-long, but watchable, often enjoyably bizarre, and with the occasional flash of cold steel. These flashes come from the formidable Michael Fassbender, as the young Magneto. The film sets out to explain the origin of the X-Men, and even has a slightly strained rationale for Magneto's famous pointy mask/helmet, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Whistleblower (2010) Movie Trailer: Larysa Kondracki, Rachel Weisz

27 May 2011 10:14 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Whistleblower Trailer has premiered. Larysa Kondracki‘s The Whistleblower (2010) stars Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, Benedict Cumberbatch, and David Strathairn. The Whistleblower‘s plot synopsis: Inspired by actual events, Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) “is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.”

We previously posted The Whistleblower Promo Trailer. This movie trailer is far better for The Whistleblower than the promo trailer was but the promo trailer went into far better detail as to what was actual going on (the criminal activity) than this movie trailer does. This trailer is cleaner and cut in a more theatrical way and the viewer gets to see more of the key players involved, »

- filmbook

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