Directed by Bryan Singer, Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the legendary rock band Queen and its flamboyant lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Seeing how the band of four – Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) – get together, the film leads up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.
The ninth instalment in the X-Men film series, following on from 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and again directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is set in 1983 when the first and most powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur a.k.a. Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), awakens after thousands of years. Amassed with the powers of many other mutants, which has enabled him to become both immortal and invincible, Apocalypse plans to wipe out modern civilisation and take over the world, and recruits a team of powerful mutants – including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) – to help him cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), return to lead a team of young X-Men – including Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) – to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
From the director of X-Men 1 and 2, Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the ultimate X-Men ensemble fight a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. As the characters that began our X-Men infatuation from the original trilogy of films – Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Storm (Halle Berry), Kitty (Ellen Page), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) – join forces with their younger selves from the excellent prequel X-Men: First Class – Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) – when Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time, they must change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save both humans and mutants.
The blockbusters are on their way as summer slowly begins to creep up on us, with this week seeing the release of Marvel’s hugely anticipated sequel to the prequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Thanks to VUE Cinemas, I’ve got two tickets to give away to see the film next week. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, keep on reading.
From director Bryan Singer and the latest in a series of fairy tale retellings, Jack the Giant Slayer follows the story of a Jack (Nicholas Hoult), a young farmhand who volunteers to fight for his kingdom, to ultimately win the love of a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson), after he mistakenly opens a gateway between his world and the world of the fearsome giants, reigniting an ancient war. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, Jack is faced with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend, as they strive to reclaim the land they once lost.
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Director Bryan Singer has been thinking in 140 characters or less again this week as he tweets yet another set picture from his upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past as production on the film approaches closer.
Recently using the social media site to break some of the casting news for the film, and only last week sharing an image of the wheelchairs for the young and old versions of Professor X, this week Singer has revealed a photo of a familiar set that fans will recognise from the past X-Men films.
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A couple of weeks ago we had the first trailer for zombie romance Warm Bodies, while this week we have a brand new trailer for another film set to star Skins actor Nicholas Hoult in the lead role, with director Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer.
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Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for Bryan Singer’s take on the children’s fairytale, Jack And The Beanstalk, today, and a new poster was quick to follow.
Jack The Giant Killer follows the classic story of a boy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult) who swaps his cow for a handful of magical beans, consequently opening up the gate between the world of humans with the world of the giants when the beans grow into a ginormous beanstalk. Of course, like the many other fairytale re-imaginings that are being released and filmed at the minute, there is a darker, more adult twist for the film, as Jack is forced to go on a mission to rescue Princess Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson).