Tag Archives: X-Men


18 May

logan-poster(1).jpgHugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart return to their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, in this film that is almost certainly Jackman’s last run as Wolverine and might just be Stewart’s last as Professor X as well. And as far as swan songs go, they could not have asked for a better film.

It’s 2029 and mutants have become an endangered species. No new mutants have been born in years and only a few of the old guard are left. One of the few “lucky” survivors is Logan, who is radically removed from his glory days, being reduced to a suffering husk of his former self. And he has gotten off lightly compared to Charles Xavier, trust me. But then a new mutant enters their lives. A young girl (played by Dafne Keen) with a power set almost identical to that of Wolverine’s.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

14 May

XMEN poster
I’ve got 5 pairs of gift invitation tickets for the 3D premiere screening of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” to give away. You can win by simply answering the following question (in the comments section) :

Who is the director of the film?

The winner will be announced at 6pm on the 19th of May.

Screening Details
When: May 20th 2014, 9pm
Where: VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates
Rating: PG13

Film Synopsis

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

And the winners are Anum, Karla Castle, Ankur Lakhani, Gohan Vallabhan and Mohammed. You will shortly receive an email from me for a confirmation of your attendance. Thank you for taking part.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is releasing on May 22nd in the UAE.

Disclaimer: Winners are randomly picked via ‘A Choice Randomizer

The Wolverine

20 Aug

The WolverineFreed from the typical save the city/world antics that have too often plagued comic books films, Director James Mangold manages to showcase a film which fans of Claremont’s Wolverine would celebrate. A clear diversion from the first Wolverine origins film which was a mishmash of 4-scene cameos and glossed up action; ‘The Wolverine’ is a character driven story that borrows strongly from the comic.

The story is chronologically placed after the previous X-Men film, i.e. The Last Stand as we find Logan (Hugh Jackman) haunted in his dreams by Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) living out a life cursed with immortality. On Master Yashida’s (Hal Yamanouchi) orders, Yukio (Rila Fukushima) finds Logan and flies him to Japan for a final goodbye. Being the man saved by Logan from the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Yashida offers Logan mortality in gratitude as he lies on his death bed. With a prompt refusal, a kidnapping attempt and a volatile granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamto); things seem like anything but black and white. Continue reading