Somewhere between a natural continuation of the story arc kicked off by the previous “proper” entry of a franchise and a complete and total retconning of the same lies X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s a stronger film than its immediate and proper predecessor, but thanks to some time travelling and convenient plotting, it essentially undoes most of the plot elements that didn’t work the last time out.
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There assuredly a fair bit of fun to be had while watching Bryan Singer’s classic-yet-cracked fairytale adaptation Jack the Giant Slayer, but it’s the kind of fun that needs to be had with the brain’s switch firmly placed in the off position.
Clever and extremely well directed by Jonathan Levine, the romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies takes a plethora of different genre elements, puts them to good use, and never once hides its desires to be nothing more than pure entertainment.
We catch up with Warm Bodies leading zombie Nicholas Hoult to talk about making the walking dead sympathetic, working with director Jonathan Levine, creating chemistry with a co-stars when you can’t speak in a scene, and what it’s like to get the actual walking part of being a zombie just right.
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Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, Andrew Parker looks at the Quebecois hockey comedy Les Boys II, and Phil Brown looks at Men in Black, About a Boy, and the almost childlike inhibition of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.