Today is the amazing Mary Steenburgen’s birthday, so let’s celebrate with two of her best movies. Both flicks are wonderful time travel movies that feature Steenburgen as the girl who just doesn’t fit into her times. In Time After Time, she’s too old-fashioned for the late 1970’s and in BTTF3; she’s too modern for the 1880’s.
Since Darren Aronofsky left the project earlier this year, there’s been a lot of speculation over who would take the reigns on Fox’s latest X-Men project. And there has been talk of major delays for The Wolverine due to the search for a new director.
Over the past few months, names like Duncan Jones, Mark Romanek, Antoine Fuqua and Gavin O’Connor have been bandied about, but it has now been announced that James Mangold will direct The Wolverine. Mangold’s last film was the Tom Cruise action vehicle Knight and Day, and his resume includes 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Girl, Interrupted, and Identity.
Production for The Wolverine is planned for autumn, but whether that gives Mangold and his team enough time to turn the movie out for next summer remains to be seen. (However, this year’s X-Men: First Class was on a similarly tight schedule.)
Summary (from Fox): Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
Matthew Vaughn surprises (me at least) with a fun, if a little cheesy and convenient, summer superhero movie.
For the past five years, Marvel has unofficially kicked off the summer movie season with their fantastic lineup of superheroes. With big names like Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man at their disposal, they have dominated the last half-decade of setting the bar high for the beginning of the summer. This weekend, they will attempt to do the same with a new film franchise based on Thor, about the strong and cocky god of thunder who gets kicked out of Asgard and forced to live on Earth. But before you start off the summer with this big-budget spectacle, check out some of these under-ranked films from the stars of Thor.