Movie Power Rankings: 'X-Men' zooms past Oscars and 'Spider-Man'
Prodigal director Bryan Singer is putting together the best team of mutant superheoes (and villains) yet, for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Here's who's back on the mutant team: Anna Paquin as Rogue; Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde; Shawn Ashmore as Iceman; Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; Ian McKellen as Magneto, and Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Who (or what) else would you like to see alongside such "First Class" members as Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy? How about some sentinels? Other details, such as the film's timeframe, are also coming to light.
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As for the rest of this week's list...
February 5, 2013
1. "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Will Halle Berry, James Marsden and Famke Janssen also make the return?
3. "Amazing Spider-Man 2"
Will Paul Giamatti terrorize Peter Parker and pals as The Rhino? Are there already too many villains?
4. "Justice League"
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will be the core heroes, and will be joined by Green Lantern and The Flash. Word has it, however, that Aquaman will receive a cameo at best.
5. Lance Armstrong
Bradley Cooper is reportedly circling the role of the shamed former cycling champ, but will producer J.J. Abrams have room for the biopic in his busy schedule that includes "Stark Trek," "Star Wars" and a slew of TV projects?
6. "Star Wars"
Speaking of Abrams, the newly-appointed "SW" director said, “To be a part of the next chapter is an absolute honor. I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.” We can't wait either.
7. "Dr. Strange"
Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme will finally hit the big screen as part of the studio's Phase 3, planned after "The Avengers 2" is released in 2015. Will Hulk make an appearance?
8. Sundance Film Festival
"Fruitvale," which won both the U.S. Dramatic Jury and Audience awards, was picked up by the Weinstein Company. Look for it to hit theaters later this year.
9. "Man of Steel"
The Superman reboot is officially rated PG-13. Take a look at a new photo of Henry Cavill as the ultimate superhero.
Not much is know about the mysterious film formerly known as "1952," except that Brad Bird is directing George Clooney in it. Is the title a reference to Disneyland? Stay tuned.
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2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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