Fanboys can rejoice — X-Men: Apocalypse has finally been released and it will make an excellent addition to your superhero movies library. X-Men: Apocalypse is the third installment of the rebooted X-Men series. In this third film, humans continue to hate and fear mutants. Mutants are divided over this issue. One side, led by Apocalypse, believes mutants are superior and deserve to rule over all humans. The other side, led by Professor Xavier, believes mutants and humans can co-exist peacefully together. BTW, Stan Lee, the creator of Mavel Comics, makes another cameo. There’s also an extra scene at the end of the credits (fast forward to the very end). X-Men: Apocalypse is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD. Note: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the movie for review on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
New Blu-ray and DVD movies this week include X-Men: Apocalypse (Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy), American Horror Story: Hotel (Lady Gaga), Swiss Army Man (Daniel Radcliffe), The Purge: Election Year (Elizabeth Mitchell), and Vikings Season 4 (Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen). I’ve already seen the new X-Men film (review) and season four of Vikings, so I’m hoping to see the other new releases. They all sound interesting — especially American Horror Story (Lady Gaga is in it). BTW, the trailer for Swiss Army Man looks pretty funny. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opened in first place over the weekend with a gross of $35.3 million. X-Men: Apocalypse dropped to second place with a take of $22.8 million. Me Before You opened in third place with $18.7 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
Over the weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse opened in first place with a gross of $65.8 million. Alice Through the Looking Glass opened to a disappointing second place with $26.9 million. The Angry Birds Movie dropped to third place with another $18.8 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
New movies opening this Memorial weekend include X-Men: Apocalypse (Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska), As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (documentary), Chevalier (Yorgos Kendros), and The Ones Below (Clémence Poésy). The new X-Men is at the top of my list. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new movies for this weekend.
My family and I went to Marvel Universe LIVE! in Portland yesterday. The event features superheroes and villains in an action-pack setting. It was awesome. We loved it. Their stop in Portland is over. The tour’s next stop is Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin. For a city near you, check out the Marvel Universe LIVE! tour on their website. If you have not seen the superhero event, you should. It’s a lot of fun and will keep you engaged through out the show.
My son and I saw a movie screening of The Wolverine earlier in the week. In the film, Logan/Wolverine goes to Japan to say goodbye to a dying man he saved decades ago. Naturally, while in Japan, Logan runs into trouble. My son and I enjoyed the movie, and think fans of the X-Men series will like this film too. The Wolverine (20th Century Fox) opens in theaters today (July 26th). Continue reading for the full review of The Wolverine.
I received the new X-Men: First Class DVD (20th Century Fox) for review on my dad blog. This X-Men movie is actually the fourth DVD in the X-Men series. X-Men: First Class takes place before the first three X-Men movies. It’s about a time when Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) were young and still friends. Bottom line: X-Men: First Class was a bit long, but very entertaining. It was interesting to see characters that had not been introduced in the other four X-Men movies. X-Men: First Class is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. The list price is $29.98 ($18.99 on Amazon) for the DVD and $39.99 ($27.99) for Blu-ray + Digital Copy.