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After a week off, Trevan and Trey are back to talk about Seth MacFarlane‘s new movie A Million Ways To Die In The West and then Trevan lets off some steam about X-Men: Days of Future Past. There’s a lot of time travel in this week’s podcast, so Huey Lewis seemed like an obvious choice for segue [...]

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Director Bryan Singer returns to the franchise that defined much of his career with X-Men: Days of Future Past, an ambitious blockbuster that attempts to unite the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. It’s a sizable undertaking, to be sure, and while Singer does manage to keep the [...]

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Singer has a way of juggling an ensemble cast that includes almost 20 mutants that keeps X-Men: Days of Future Past on solid enough footing even when its multiple reality timeline bends and almost breaks.

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Since Hoult and Tomlinson don’t generate much heat and the story has zero surprises, there’s not any reason to stay invested in this dull fairy tale re-imagining. The film suffers from timing, I suppose, being the most recent in this lame fairy-tale update trend, which seems to exist only to let Hollywood’s VFX artists loose on properties that are immediately familiar to a global audience.

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‘Superman Returns’ has way more going for it than a simple action movie. By emphasizing Superman’s virtual omnipotence and also his sense of eternal heartbreak and loss, Bryan Singer’s epic and lyrical sequel-of-sorts to 1980′s Superman II has some of the same poignancy of a classic Greek tragedy.

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This review of “X-Men: First Class” appears on KTKA-49. The “X-Men” franchise has fallen on some rough times lately. A disappointing third movie and a “Wolverine” solo adventure that was all over the place may have alienated some of its fans in recent years. But with its former director Bryan Singer in the producer’s chair, [...]

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