Review: X-Men: First Class

My summer blockbuster viewing began this weekend by taking in X-Men: First Class, a star studded cast of a movie that promised to explain the origin of these mutant superheroes/villains.  I had no expectation for this movie, I barely remember seeing any trailer for it, and this usually helps, as I do not build up …

Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin to Host Oscars

Hugh Jackman was good last year, but, judging by this afternoon’s announcement, this year will be better.  Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will co-host the 82nd Academy Awards in February.  Martin, who hosted the Oscars by himself twice said in a press release, “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin.”  …

McQuarrie to Pen ‘Wolverine’ Sequel

Apparently oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to write the script for a sequel to ‘Wolverine.’ Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine. The film will be based off the Claremont-Miller series where Wolverine struggles between following his animal instincts, or living a life under the samurai code of honor and respect. …

Hugh Jackman ‘Greatest Showman on Earth’

‘The Greatest Showman on Earth’ the new P.T. Barnum biopic will star Hugh Jackman as the lead. The film is a musical, and will focus on his relationship with singer Jenny Lind, written with Anne Hathaway in mind. The script is being written by Sex and the City scribe Jenny Bicks, with music being written …

Wolverine Sequel Headed to Japan

With an opening weekend of $87 milion, one could assume that a “X Men Origins: Wolverine,” sequel was forthcoming.  And, of course, it is. Variety is reporting that the sequel will take Wolverine to Japan, where the character was trained as a samurai.  Fox says they are searching for a writer, but “Slumdog Millionaire,” writer …