X-Men: Days of Future Past is the most recent installment in the X-Men Series. It follows the storyline set forth in its predecessors. The movie is set in both the future and the past. The storyline starts in the future where we are introduced to the sentinels, machines whose mission is to obliterate all of mutant kind. The movie follows Logan (Wolverine) as he is sent back in time by Professor X and Magneto to stop an event from happening that led to the sentinels' creation, and thus leading the way to the near extinction of human and mutant kind. In the past, Logan has all of his memories from the future and he must team up with the younger versions of Magneto and Professor X to save Mystique from unintentionally laying the foundation for the war that will end the lives of millions.
Throughout the movie it bounces between the past and the present as Logan struggles to complete his task before the sentinel army attacks and destroys his friends in the future.
Can Olivia Munn do a British accent? We're going to find out. The former "The Newsroom" star has officially been cast in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse," the follow-up to "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The news was announced today via director Bryan Singer's Instagram, where he posted a photo of Munn. "Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock!" Singer wrote, adding the hashtags, "#Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN." Psylocke is a classic X-Men character, originally introduced in the late 1970s.
Hey, Internet: Now's your chance to finally date Jennifer Lawrence. The "Hunger Games" star has reportedly broken up with on-again, off-again boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. The couple has been very private about their relationship in the past, and spent some time apart last year. They patched things up and even attended this year's Oscars together, but it seems that things are done between the two of them now. But who broke up with whom? If the tabloids and gossip mags are to be believed, Hoult dumped Lawrence over her "inflated ego.
For “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the Memorial Day weekend started off just fine. For most of the other movies at the box office, the long holiday weekend had an ominous beginning. The latest film in the “X-Men” franchise took in $36 million on Friday, which is enough to keep it on track for a $100-million-plus four-day weekend. It wasn’t a particularly spectacular opening, though. It’s significantly better than the last movie in the franchise, “X-Men: First Class,” but it’s only roughly equal to the last two superhero movies to hit theaters, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Time travel movies are a delicate business. There are inevitable plot holes, so it really comes down to how many there are and how easy they are to ignore. In the case of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the answer is...pretty easy. The movie acts as a sequel to both the awful "X-Men: The Last Stand" and the much better "X-Men: First Class." Most of the main cast members from both movies reprise their roles here, playing younger and older versions of their mutant characters.
This weekend marks the end of May and the real beginning of summer, as the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the warm-weather season. The box office has had a summery feeling for the past few weeks, with big-budget spectacles hitting screens one after the other. This weekend, the trend continues with “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” If all goes according to plan, “X-Men” could be the first movie of the year to bring in over $100 million in its opening weekend. So far in 2014, the most successful action flicks have come close to the mark but haven’t cracked it.