There aren’t a ton of new movies in theaters today, which I’m sure is making director Matthew Vaughn and all the ‘X-Men’ stars really happy. That’s one of the big summer blockbusters, so I bet it’ll do very well at the box office this weekend.
The only real competition is a Dermot Mulroney-directed IFC film in limited release called ‘Love, Wedding, Marriage,’ a dramedy starring Mandy Moore as a newlywed marriage counselor who gets thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.
It could be good. Also stars Kellan Lutz as her new husband and Jane Seymour and James Brolin as her parents. Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language. Here’s the trailer:
Last night, I IM’d a friend that I’m overly excited about ‘X-Men: First Class,’ and that I really need to get a life. But then I thought, Hey! Movies ARE my life! And then I felt better about the whole thing.
This prequel takes us back to the beginnings of the X-Men saga, where we meet Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) before they took the names Professor X and Magneto, and before they turned into archenemies.
Back then they were close friends, working together with other Mutants to stop THE GREATEST THREAT THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! Yes, all caps for that. But alas, a rift opened up between them which started a war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
I love the special effects in these X-Men movies, and this one looks like it really ups the bar. Also stars Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones and Kevin Bacon. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content, including brief partial nudity and language; 132 minutes.
Seeing any movies this weekend?