While "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is still months away, attention over the weekend remained firmly on the next film in the franchise after that - "X-Men: Apocalypse" which opens in 2016.
Following on from the announcement of the project on Friday, and yesterday's spoiler-filled reveal of the mid-credits stinger during 'Future Past' that sets up the next film, this morning sees two further bits of information come to light.
First up Vulture has confirmed that Singer will be returning as director on "X-Men: Apocalypse," his first back-to-back "X-Men" directing gigs since the first two films over a decade ago.
The other big question though is who will be involved? The younger actors introduced in "X-Men: First Class" (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, etc.) are contracted for three films and are locked in to return.
- Garth Franklin
After Bryan Singer dropped his megaton announcement last week many wondered if he would be directing the next entry in the X-Men series. After all, he didn’t handle X3, and he served as a storywriter and producer for First Class, so he’s shown that he’s not necessarily tied at the hip to the director’s chair. Vulture is now reporting that he is, indeed, set to helm X-Men: Apocalypse. This would mark the first time the director has done back-to-back X-Men films since he did the first two.
Also of note in the report is that the next film will center on the younger stars/characters in the X-universe. With First Class, they made the first X-Men film that didn’t star series leads Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, or Halle Berry. It instead focused on Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and other newcomers to the franchise. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The star looked elegant and polished in a gorgeous Elie Saab gown. Did you love her dress? Vote.
Everyone is buzzing about the upcoming film American Hustle, packed with award-winning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams. For the NYC screening of the film on Dec. 8, Amy looked particularly gorgeous in a peek-a-boo, black lace Elie Saab gown — and the back of the dress was just as sexy!
The designer is known for his use of lace in previous collections, and it’s the reason why celebs continue to turn to him for red carpet statements. Amy is the perfect woman to wear his gowns, specifically the one she selected for the premiere. Her porcelain skin really complimented the dark dress. This girl also knows how to rock a vintage-inspired gown like no one else can! While the lace reads vintage, »
- HL Intern
With so many blockbusters that hit theaters this year, it's hard to choose my Top 3 movies of 2013. After much consideration, I've taken my pick, but ultimately, every movie is geared towards its own audience and the different genres must be taken into thought. So, without further ado, here are my Top 3 Movies of the Year based on what I found was compelling, enjoyable, and supplied food for thought.
1. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Director Francis Lawrence is brilliant. I applaud the entire cast and crew of Catching Fire for bringing the book alive on screen in ways that's perhaps even better than the book. The acting is exceptional and outstanding. Jennifer Lawrence immerses herself completely in the character of Katniss. The plot moves along in such an artistic, impeccable way that it's easy to forget that Hunger Games is a big franchise blockbuster. Catching Fire is a precious rarity in that it beats its predecessor. »
- email@example.com (Star Reporter Cassandra)
Pam is really mixing things up! She is truly reinventing herself! After cutting her long, blonde hair into a pixie cut style in late October, she debuted her new brown color in December in Miami. Do you love her makeover?
Pamela Anderson, 46, is barely recognizable! Not only did she dramatically cut her hair, but she’s ditched her blonde bombshell color for a new brunette hue! What do you think of her new cut and color? Tell us below!
Pam Anderson’s Brunette Pixie — See Her Dramatic New ‘Do
Talk about a makeover! Not only did Pamela cut her hair in a dramatic fashion (right before she ran the 2013 New York City marathon, which she finished on Nov. 5) but now she’s rocking a whole new color!
Pamela Anderson Flaunts Dark New 'Do Take Our Poll
She ditched the blonde color she is known for, in order for a totally new look. »
- Dory Larrabee
Here's an international banner that has surfaced online for X-Men: Days of Future Past. It features several of the main characters from the film and also gives us a better look at the costumes they will be wearing.
We've got Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Storm (Halle Berry), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) as well as the young and old versions of Magneto (Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen).
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
The movie will be released on May 23rd, 2014. Watch the trailer again here if you want! »
- Joey Paur
Last week we learned Fox was already preparing to move forward on X-Men: Apocalypse, the sequel to next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past as May 27, 2016 release date was established. Now it has been confirmed Bryan Singer will also be returning to direct the project, but don't expect the long list of veteran X-Men players to also return as they are for Days of Future Past. Word is Apocalypse will be a direct sequel that will focus entirely on the James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, etc. cast that originated in X-Men: First Class. Could this mean it will be the first X-Men film to not feature Hugh Jackman for even a single framec Say it ain't so! Meanwhile, FirstShowing.net has posted a story that spoils Days of Future Past and how it ties into Apocalypse in case you'd like to just skip both films altogether. Might not be »
- Brad Brevet
I'm interested to see how it shakes out, awards-wise, for ensemble of "American Hustle," one of the most integrated and evenly weighted in any of this year's heavyweight contenders. Jennifer Lawrence appears to have nailed down a Supporting Actress spot for her sensational turn, but I'd like to see Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper start picking up equivalent momentum, while Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and even Robert De Niro all contribute to the electricity. At any rate, it's one case where ensemble honors seem justified and not merely a veiled award for the film as a whole. So it is that »
- Guy Lodge
Last week Bryan Singer, who is helming next summer's confusing-sounding "X-Men: Days of Future Past," a superhero movie that unites the original cast of his first two "X"-films with the younger, sexier "X-Men: First Class" cast in a jumble of time travel/alternate dimension mumbo jumbo, let out a cryptic tweet that seemed to be indicating that he would also be directing the follow-up to "Days of Future Past." That tweet ("#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!") has given way to concrete details, courtesy of Vulture.
It seems that, yes, "X-Men: Apocalypse," said to feature the villainous first mutant Apocalypse for his inaugural big screen appearance, will debut in the summer of 2016 and Singer will be back in the director's chair. This is his first back-to-back "X" endeavor since "X-Men" (2000) and "X2: X-Men United" (2003). If you'll recall, the director sat out of the abysmal "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as series reboot "X-Men: First Class. »
- Drew Taylor
Is Prince Harry going to make it to the South Pole? Is the man who inspired James Franco‘s heroic 127 Hours actually a bad guy? What are critics saying about Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug?
Jennifer Lawrence might be getting tired of the limelight. She recently said, “I’ve built my career. I need to build my human life. I need to get a house and connect to the people around me and not work for a little while.” [USA Today] Prince Harry’s trek to the South Pole for Walking With The Wounded is currently delayed because of inclement weather. However, a rep from the charity confirms that the prince will get to the South Pole eventually. [Us Magazine] Aron Ralston, the man who inspired the James Franco film, 127 Hours, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. [TMZ] The Hobbit returns to the big screens this Friday in The Desolation of Smaug. »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Columbia Pictures has brought online a new clip and TV spot for writer/director David O. Russell's American Hustle . You can watch them below! Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle is set for a December 13 release in New York and Los Angeles, expanding nationwide on December 20. A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Cooper). Dimaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that.s as dangerous as it is enchanting. »
Who else do teens look to for inspiration? An Ebates.com survey of American teens found that almost 4 in 10 (38%) teens say celebrities. For the second year in a row, 13% of teens named Taylor Swift the star that influences their wish lists the most. Following behind Swift are: · One Direction –11% · Katy Perry—9% · Selena Gomez—7% · Demi Lovato—6% · Jennifer Lawrence—5% · Justin Bieber—5% The Ebates.com survey also found social media has replaced the traditional letter to Santa. Young adults ages 12 – 17 say they are more likely to put their wish list online, compared to previous years. While the majority said they will just tell their parents what they want, a little more than one-quarter (26%) said they will take their list online. Among the top virtual wish list methods are: · »
- Pietro Filipponi
It was a good weekend at the box office for movies about women. The top two movies, "Frozen" (a Disney animated feature about not one but two princesses) and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (about a teenage girl gladiator) are in their second and third weeks of release, respectively, yet they sold nearly $60 million in tickets between them, for a total of nearly $400 million to date, just in North America.
There were also two female-centered art-house films, "The Book Thief" and "Philomena," both of them top 10 movies, earning about $5 million between them. Plus, Sandra Bullock's "Gravity" is still orbiting just outside the top 10, having earned $251.5 million domestically over two months. Add to that the current No. 8 film, "The Best Man Holiday" (which has proved a solid draw for women ticket-buyers because of its gender-balanced cast, its themes of family and romance, and its quartet of handsome male leads), and »
- Gary Susman
We can't wait to see David O. Russell's American Hustle, which boasts a roster of the director's all-stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, when it opens in limited release this week. The trailer is incredible, but the looks of the actors are really what we can't get enough of (like in these amazing posters). We have all the best pictures from the movie, and the awesome '70s style is there - not just on Lawrence, but also on costars Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams. View Slideshow › »
- Shannon Vestal
Washington, December 9: Disney's animated film 'Frozen' has topped the weekend box office by raking in 31.6 million dollars in its second week.
However, the Jennifer Lawrence starrer has added 44.3 million dollars internationally, bringing its global cumulative total to a whopping 673.4 million dollars over four weeks.
Box office top 10 list
- Lohit Reddy
This week Nick, Nathaniel, Katey, and Joe discuss the blockbuster Philomena and that little arthouse indie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Spoilers you might want to avoid for Philomena are here (32:00-32:20 / 35:00-35:30).
Some questions that need your answers in the comments: Is Jennifer Lawrence better as Katniss than in her Oscar roles? Would The Hunger Games be better as a TV series? What is going on in the Hemsworth family gene pool? Is Philomena at 98 minutes too padded or too short or, paradoxically, both? And how many nominations can it hope for having conquered the auntie demographic?
You can listen here or download the conversation on iTunes. »
- NATHANIEL R
"American Hustle" co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and more convened with writer/director David O. Russell in New York City for the movie's big premiere on Sunday night, though Lawrence only made an appearance at the photo call prior to the main event. So where was J-La on the red carpet? We're assuming she had other commitments, but nevertheless it was a star-studded scene at NYC's Ziegfeld Theater, with such celebs as Louis C.K., Chris Cornell and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Taryn Manning also turning out for the premiere. Check out all the photos in the »
- HitFix Staff
Jennifer Lawrence is an American dream in blue. The stunning American Hustle star dazzled at the photo call for the upcoming drama flick, rocking a blue fit-and-flare dress at Crosby Street Hotel in New York City Sunday. Amy Adams also looked fierce in a body-hugging, cleavage-baring dress, as the actresses struck a pose with their co-stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. The American Hustle stars scored big wins with the New York Film Critics Circle Dec. 2, with the flick taking home Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lawrence's role in the film. The 23-year-old Oscar winner recently got candid in an interview with USA Today, saying she doesn't »
Bell spoke to Digital Spy earlier in the month about how she helped re-shape her character's emotional depth during voice recording sessions.
Lawrence recently offered Digital Spy a preview of the upcoming third Hunger Games movie Mockingjay.
Spike Jonze's "Her" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" dominated the nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Associations. Both movies received nods for Best Film along with David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Here's the complete list of nominations, winners will be announced on Monday!
"12 Years a Slave"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, »
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