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X Marks Where? The Fubared X-Men Film Franchise Timelines

If you’re a fan of Far Cry 3 (or dictionaries) you’ll remember that insanity is the “exact ‘frigging’ thing over and over again expecting ‘stuff’ to change.”  Sometimes I feel like that’s the motto over at the 20th Century Fox development room when referring to their heavy-hitting X-Men comic book franchise. Up until the past decade or so, rebooting old material was something that happened after a respectable amount of time, usually twenty or thirty years (Psycho, Lost... Read More

New Pilot Ordered for the Ever Expanding X-Men Universe

“Mutation: It is the key to our evolution.  It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. It’s process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years.  But every few hundred millennia, evolution takes a leap forward.” Sixteen years ago Patrick Stewart made the hairs on X-Men fans’ necks stand on end with those words, and began expanding our minds almost as far as Professor X’s own mind can... Read More

nerdslant LIVE! #10: An X-Men Apocalypse Exclusive

For the newest, begrudgingly special edition of nerdslant Live!, we dedicated the entire podcast to talking about all-things X-Men: Apocalypse. We completely breakdown every aspect of the film, and it was literally an apocalypse. There are honestly more rants about how much we liked the last two films than we did this one, but we promise you, it’s entertaining. In addition to listening to the podcast, you can also check it out on our YouTube channel for the full audio-visual... Read More

X-Bowl 50: Apocalypse

Whether or not you’re a big sports fan, it’s hard to deny the nerd service that the Super Bowl’s begun to give us in recent years.  In terms of trailers, movie-goers are regularly treated to new and exciting films that the studios try to build a buzz for at the big game.  This year we honestly almost reached critical mass, between Captain America: Civil War, TMNT 2, a spattering of Dawn of Justice teasers and a Coke commercial featuring Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Hulk (Mark... Read More

Has the 15 Year Old X-Men Franchise Learned New Tricks?

This week X-Men fans across the world got their first look at Bryan Singer’s fourth directorial entry in the love/hate Fox produced Marvel franchise.   The trailer, which delves into a comfortably bare level of story building, sets the stage for the newest mutant flick.  Building on the foundation of “decade themed” X-Men movies started by the 2011 Matthew Vaughn directed “First Class” set in the 1960’s, and Bryan Singer’s 1970’s themed “Days of Future Past”,... Read More