Tag Archive: Halle Berry


A new trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has landed.

And it looks every bit as fun as the first film.

The sequel stars Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Elton John and Channing Tatum.

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Director Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise. Is this the mutant extravaganza audiences are craving for?

The Good: There’s a lot to like in DOFP. From the opening sequence, the action scenes are the best in the series. And it is nice to see Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Halle Berry (Storm) and more reprise their roles. James McAvoy (Young Charles), Michael Fassbender (Young Erik), Nicholas Hoult (Young Beast) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique)  are the standouts from the “First Class” cast.

The real joy here is Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. He’s easily the most memorable new character and is a blast to watch. By now, if you’ve seen any of the trailers, you know the basic plot revolving around Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). And seeing the sentinels in action is fantastic, though at least one of the designs looks and acts very similar to the robot from “Thor”. The film is a slick, fun thrill ride and a blast to watch.

The Bad: Honestly, with so many mutants, some characters were going to get the short end of the stick in terms of screen time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many of the mutants serve as nods for fans, but I wish Page got more screen time. I understand why she didn’t given the size of the cast, but she’s such a strong actress, it would have been nice.

No plot spoilers here, but given the story they went with, it does raise some questions, given there are six other X-Men films in the universe. But, it’s not too big of a deal.

Speaking of the plot, Peter Dinklage is, unfortunately, the weak link of the new characters introduced. He’s not terrible, but he gets a little lost in the film and the script doesn’t give him a lot to do.

The Final Word: It’s a fun, and at times thrilling, mutant adventure. This just may be my favorite X-Men film yet and breathes new life into the franchise.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the first trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”!

The film stars Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence and a lot more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This is beginning to be like “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”. But Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” cast Josh Helman for a role that will require him to be on set for a couple of weeks. His role is a mystery, however. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto and Evan Peters.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

 

 

Bryan Singer has confirmed that Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. If you’re confused, that’s likely because Joss Whedon said Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would be in “The Avengers 2”. Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how this can happen:

“There’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers,” Feige told Super Hero Hype. Peters joins  Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Sam Raimi’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” held on to the top spot with an estimated $42.2 million. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, the film is now the highest grossing film of the year so far. “The Call”, starring Halle Berry opened to $17.1 million, a high number for the thriller. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, starring Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde and more thanked with just $10 million. Warner Brothers has had just one film open to more than $20 million this year. And that film was “Jack the Giant Slayer”, which was a bomb in its own right, doing worse than “John Carter”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It’s here. The comedy event of the century! I only say that because I was an extra, but “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and more hits theaters. Will it pull off a big magic trick and take the top spot?

Unfortunately, this film and “The Call”, starring Halle Berry, will be fighting for second behind “Oz The Great and Poweful”. Even if it drops more than 50 percent, it’s tough to see either of these films beating it. But “Wonderstone” should perform well. It’s a high concept comedy with some big named actors. Reviews have been lukewarm, but a lot of people have praised Carrey’s performance and, with “Identity Thief” out for a while now, audiences will be open to another big comedy.

Opening weekend: $20-25 million

“The Call” is a high concept thriller. Those tend to do pretty well this time of year. But March has seen its fair share of high profile releases already, so this one won’t break out. It’ll skew female, but likely open to the mid teens and fall quickly from there.

Opening weekend: $12-17 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

My goodness. This is starting to sound like “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”. Alan Cumming will be back as Nightcrawler in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. If you’re keeping track, only James Marsden (Cyclops) and Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) are not coming back at this point, though that may change. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Jennifer Lawerence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy from “X-Men: First Class” and Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman from the original X-Men films. 

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Halle Berry joins “X-Men”!

Yep Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” adds one more. Halle Berry is returning as Storm. She joins old cast members Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore as well as new cast members James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.

Comingsoon.net has an interview, which you can read here.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Looks like Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is getting one more actress. Halle Berry told the site Shadow and Act that she is Practically 90% sure. And she nodded a lot too. I can’t say, and neither could she say that it’s definitely a done deal, and that the contracts have all been signed, with all the “i”s dotted and the “t”s crossed.

They added that there “a few details that are still being negotiated which she couldn’t get into. But since she did tell me that the film starts shooting in April, it’s highly unlikely that talks are going to suddenly and horribly fall apart at this point, and the producers have to scramble to find a replacement at the very last minute.”

Not a surprise I guess. Everyone else is back. The film stars filming this spring and stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.