Box office: Mutant turtles and superheroes lead a weak week


Out with the old mutants, in with the new.

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Box office: X-Men, Alice sequels top the box office but have softer openings than expected


Two big sequels had smaller openings than expected at the box office this week.

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X-Men: Apocalypse and the legend of Nimrod’s arrows


Warning: There are some mild spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse here.

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Box office: The Angry Birds rule the weekend, while Captain America becomes the year’s first billion-dollar movie


The Angry Birds Movie may be an awful, awful film — full of peeing, pooping, farting, male-stripper visual gags, pseudo-swearing (“Pluck my life!”) and more — but that didn’t stop families from turning out to see it in droves this week.

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Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (dir. Bryan Singer, 2016)


Movie franchises are getting increasingly convoluted these days, and the X-Men series is no exception. So, to recap: X-Men: Apocalypse is the ninth film in the X-Men series (counting the Wolverine and Deadpool solo features), the seventh film to have the word “X-Men” in the title, the fourth film in the series to be directed by Bryan Singer (who got the whole thing started sixteen years ago), and the third film to feature the younger cast that was first introduced five years ago in X-Men: First Class.

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Religious motifs in the upcoming Alien and X-Men movies


Two quick notes about Alien: Covenant and X-Men: Apocalypse.

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