Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ trailer: Wolverine to the mutants’ rescue

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Filmmaker Bryan Singer last week tweeted a link to a new clip from a forthcoming trailer to his anticipated “X-Men” sequel, “X-Men: Days of Future Past. “

Just a few seconds of footage, the teaser featured a number of the most iconic X-Men characters, including Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier.

On Tuesday, fans got a look at the full trailer, which is heavy on Wolverine, who must travel back in time to save the present-day mutants.

“Days of Future Past,” due out May 23, 2014, picks up after Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 prequel “X-Men: First Class,” which chronicled the mutant superheroes’ origins as young people in the 1960s, discovering and learning to manipulate their powers.

The new film, adapted from one of the beloved comic book story lines conceived by Chris Claremont, stars actors from both “First Class” and the original “X-Men” trilogy, which launched in…

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I was having a bad day until I saw this. Happy Monday Moe. #HugItOut

Lou Reed

Lou Reed, the influential rock musician-songwriter best known for “Walk on the Wild Side,” died Sunday at age 71.

The cause of death was not immediately known. But Rolling Stone magazine, which reported his death, said Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.

As a founding member of The Velvet Underground, Reed was part of New York’s thriving avant-garde art and music scene of the 1960s and a close associate of Andy Warhol.

The album The Velvet Underground & Nico, though never having mainstream success, is now considered one of the most influential rock albums of all time. Loaded in 1970 features two popular Reed songs, “Rock & Roll” and “Sweet Jane.”

After leaving the group in 1970, Reed’s solo album Transformer, produced by David Bowie, included “Wild Side,” the unsentimental ode to Warhol’s world. The song’s famous double bass track makes it recognizable from almost the first note.

Reed, observes Rolling Stone, brought a “whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry” and that “glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example.”

RIP Lou Reed

Superman 75th Anniversary

Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short

From the creative minds of Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year’s Man of Steel…all in two minutes


Box office report: ‘Bad Grandpa’ spoofs its way to $32 million debut

‘Do the Right Thing’ reunion: Spike Lee and cast on making the film, fighting the power, and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

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