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Marvel Comic Movies of the Summer: X-Men First Class

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So, with the huge success of Thor (I totally loved it…I recommend seeing it if you haven’t), I am beginning to wonder what will happen with the new X-Men movie that will be coming to theaters next month (June 3 to be exact). Honestly, I’m remaining hopeful for the movie because it has two really good actors play Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and others that look equally promising. However, I am also apprehensive about what story arch they may be following in order to produce the movie.

My biggest reason for my apprehensions lies in the world that the filmmakers have created if the other four films are taken into account… Honestly, I’m hoping that this movie marks the reboot of the X-Men movie franchise. If not, I am irritated by the manipulation of character ages that seems to exist within the film. For example, Mystique is way older in the grand scheme of all the comics…and it appears that she would be in the movies…However, my biggest example of this would be Emma Frost. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, she is a teenager; yet, in this movie she is a thirty something year-old who is a full-fledged member of the Hellfire Club…Yeah….I don’t like when things like this happen. Moreover, I am already skeptical about the “First Class” idea because this isn’t the first class (this group includes Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Angel, Iceman, and Beast).

So, yeah, I’m anxiously awaiting the release and keeping up with new trailers and such. My biggest hope is that the movie is over two hours long…to me, this is an indicator of whether or not I should be hyped before I go into the theater (I will regardless….the X-Men is my comic book baby…). If it is over two hours, I can expect something at least because let’s face it a comic that has been around for 40+ years will not be adequately represented in less than two hours….So, I hope that you all are as excited / apprehensive as I am…Here’s hoping for the best. I also hope you enjoy the teaser trailers looking at a few of the mutants in the film.

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I’m Barry, and I’m an IMDB.com Addict

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So, recently, I have become enamored with the imdb.com website. Now, it’s not that the website is new to me because we all know that people go overboard when they come into contact with new things. However, this is not the case for me. I have known about imdb.com for at least a couple of years if not more, and in that time period, I have not been nearly as engrossed as I have become in the last little bit. Why you might ask is this even possible? Well, let me enlighten you how I’ve been drawn in.

 

1) Ease of access– Ever since I got my first smart phone in November, I have had the imdb website at my finger tips. This accessibility has allowed me to look up my every query right when they happen. Was Billy Bob Thorton married to Angelina Jolie (purely hypothetical question…I know that they were…down to some of the creepier details)? I can find out at the touch of an app button.

2) Being in Grad. School– Now, I know that this one might seem a little counter-intuitive, but I have looked up more things as a result of working on papers and things simply because of my writing process ( I have to have something on in the  background to be able to work). Sometimes while I’m watching/ working, actors and actresses will suddenly connect up in my mind in some weird way, and I must find out things about them.

3) The Game of Connections– One night when I was a little bored, I developed a game on the website. Usually, it started by looking up an actor or actress and then finding a movie they were in. Then, I went to the movie and looked for other actors and actresses that I recognized. Then, I clicked on them and found a movie and repeated the other step. I would do this until I couldn’t find someone or some movie that I knew (this was without repeating movies or stars…). Honestly, this game is kind of addictive….you should try it and see.

 

So, yeah, I have become an addict of imdb. However, it keeps me involved in the movie world, and I get to have some fun doing it. Plus, I’m willing to bet I know some facts about celebs / movies that would boggle your mind. đŸ™‚

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May 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Top Actors/Actresses for Me

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Sometimes people ask me who I think my favorite actors and actresses are…to which I reply that I have favorite old and younger male and female of both. Honestly, I go back and forth between several. However, these are the ones that I’m am intrigued by at this point.

Actors

Anthony Hopkins is my pick for my older actor. I think its because he so charming and diverse…and he does have that English flair to boot. He has also been in many things from The Silence of the Lambs to The Wolfman which is hitting theaters today even as I type this. I think he is a phenomenal actor with many credits to his name. He embodies the characters he plays.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000164/

 

Edward Norton is probably my favorite younger actor. I think it’s mainly because of his range. He has been a skinhead in the movie American History X, a person with some severe mental issues and an overall badass in Fight Club, and been beloved Marvel character Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk. Overall, he is one of a kind….However, I will say that a close second was Robert Downey Jr.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001570/

Actresses

 

Meryl Streep is probably my favorite actress out there right now simply because she can play almost any character to a tee. She has been Julia Childs, the “devil”, and an immortal corpse in the scope of her career. And at the age of 61, she still competes with all the younger girls of Hollywood for parts. She is a clever actress with many qualities that others out there wish they had. She is amazing in every sense of the word.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000658/

 

Lastly, Cate Blanchett is my favorite younger actress because she is ethereal and lovely. She like Streep is able to play roles from an elven queen to a teacher who sleeps with one of her students. She plays each part with incredible vivacity. She has such range and abilities that it’s obvious why she has been nominated for vast numbers of awards for her acting prowess.  Personally, I just find that her voice is beautiful and enthralling (I wish she would narrate more or voice over books)…but anyway, I think she has earned her place in the golden ways of Hollywood.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000949/

So, there you have it…that’s my top four and some of the reasons why…if you want to know more, feel free to ask.