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Thursday
Sep082011

'Harry Potter,' 'X-Men' Top SCREAM Award Nominees List

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(LOS ANGELES) -- The final Harry Potter film and an X-Men prequel are the leading nominees for this year's SCREAM Awards, presented by Spike TV.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and X-Men: First Class each received 14 nominations, including for "the ultimate scream" and for "best fantasy movie."

The SCREAM Awards annually recognize the best projects in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic book genres.  This year's event will be taped in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 and will premiere on Spike TV on Oct. 18.

A full list of nominees is available at Scream.Spike.com.  Here are the nominees in select categories:

The Ultimate Scream
Black Swan
Captain America: The First Avenger
Game of Thrones
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Super 8
Thor
True Blood
The Walking Dead
X-Men: First Class


Best Science Fiction Movie
Captain America: The First Avenger
Monsters
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of The Moon
Tron: Legacy

Best Fantasy Movie
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Thor
X-Men: First Class


Best Horror Movie
I Saw the Devil
Insidious
Let Me In
Paranormal Activity 2
Piranha 3D


Best Thriller
The Adjustment Bureau
Hanna
Limitless
Red
Salt


Best TV Show
Doctor Who
Fringe
Game of Thrones
True Blood
The Walking Dead

Best Director
J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Matthew Vaughn, X-Men: First Class
Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best Scream-Play
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Super 8
X-Men: First Class

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Sunday
Jun192011

'Green Lantern' Tops Box Office

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Green Lantern made off with the top spot at the box office over the weekend, with the film about the comic book superhero pulling in $52.7 million in its opening weekend.

Coming in second in the standings was the film Super 8, which grossed $21.3 million.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($18.2 million), X-Men: First Class ($11.5 million) and The Hangover Part II ($9.6 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun122011

'Super 8' has Super Opening, Tops Box Office

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Super 8 proved to indeed be super over the weekend, as it captured the top spot at the box office.

The film, which was directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, opened to an estimated gross of $37 million, knocking X-Men: First Class into second spot, with the latter raking in $25 million in its second week.

The Hangover Part II ($18.5 million), Kung Fu Panda 2 ($16.6 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($10.8 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun052011

'X-Men: First Class' Finishes First at Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) -- X-Men: First Class triumphed over its competition at the box office in its opening weekend. The Fox film was the top ticket seller, raking in $56 million, according to studio estimates.

Following in second place in the box office tally, was The Hangover Part II, which grossed $32.4 million in its second week.

Kung Fu Panda 2 ($24.3 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($18 million) and Bridesmaids ($12.1 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Thursday
Jun022011

Movie Review: 'X-Men: First Class'

Ablestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As a 12-year-old, Charles Xavier is a well-to-do handsome young man -- but his ability to read people's minds and speak to them without opening his mouth makes him different. As a young man, Erik Lehnsherr can move and bend objects with his mind but didn't have the trappings of privileged lifestyle. Instead, his family was thrown into a concentration camp and his abilities were exploited by a Nazi named Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon.  

In the early '60s, Erik (played by a brooding and effective Michael Fassbender) is seeking revenge by hunting down Nazis, while Charles (played by the fantastic and charming James McAvoy) has become a professor of genetics.

When Rose Byrne's CIA agent MacTaggert discovers a U.S. colonel is being manipulated into a nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union by a few individuals with exceptional abilities, she seeks out Charles for help. Soon enough, the CIA starts training mutants in an effort to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director Matthew Vaughn has assembled an amazing ensemble cast, focusing on the humanity of each character while making us believe they each possess powers or mutations that are both welcomed and frowned upon by society. The title says it all -- X-Men: First Class -- because this film is exactly that: first class: A moving, perfectly executed comic book action-thriller.

Four and a half out of five stars.

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Thursday
Jun022011

In New 'X-Men,' Michael Fassbender Takes Magneto in Different Direction

ABC News Radio(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Fassbender is one of the stars of the prequel X-Men: First Class, debuting Friday. He plays a younger incarnation of the villain Magneto, portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen in the first three X-Men films. Fassbender says X-Men: First Class director, Matthew Vaughn, didn't want him to channel McKellen as they shot the movie. He says, "At one point when I was first offered the job I thought OK, shall I go and study the man in terms of his nuances, his voice and then I was talking to Matthew in the first meeting and he wasn't so keen on going down that route."

Fassbender feels he's a good fit for a superhero movie because as a child, he believed he had Superman-like powers. He says, "I would hear this little ringing noise in my ear at night. I remember when I was in lying in bed and I was like that's a calling for me to go to the garage and find, y'know, kryptonite or whatever. I had the Superman outfit and I wanted to take it to the swimming pool and practice my flying but my parents wouldn't really let me."

According to Us Weekly, Fassbender is dating one of his X-Men co-stars, Zoe Kravitz, who plays Angel.

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