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Entertainment Geekly: A serious attempt to understand why every movie is about Magic Blood now

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

This summer, it’s all about the blood. Young Harry Osborn was hankering for some Spidey-plasma in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, because Peter Parker’s very special blood is a cure-all for the Green Death Disease that apparently afflicts all Osborns. Mystique’s blood was the secret sauce that transformed the Sentinels from giant gawky robots to shapeshifting protean-powered T-1000-bots in X-Men: Days of Future Past. (Confused? It’s all here in this pamphlet.)

In the underrated Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise huffs an alien attacker’s hemoglobin and winds up absorbing the alien’s reboot-button superpowers. And in the exactly-rated Trans4mers, evil nerd scientists corpse-mine some dead space robots and come up with a new element that allows anyone to create anything they want. This element is called “Transformium”–which could mean that, in the world of Transformers, human blood is referred to as “Humanium.” READ FULL STORY

Make your summer box office predictions now!

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No surprise: X-Men: Days of Future Past — starring just about everybody — made a ton of money this weekend…and it’s far from the first movie of the summer season to slay at the box office. Looking forward, we want to hear what you think are going to be the big hits (and misses) in the coming months.

Take our polls — about favorite on-screen couple, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more — below. READ FULL STORY

'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Oh God, let's talk about that ending (SPOILERS!) (ANALYSIS!) (FUTURE!) (PAST!)

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Let’s get two things out of the way here: I really liked X-Men: Days of Future Past. And I have complicated feelings about the X-Men movies, but one thing that doesn’t bother me is their screwy internal chronology. I am not a a continuity pedant; the fact that X-Men: First Class directly overrules several parts of X-Men 1 doesn’t lessen my enjoyment of either of them.

So what follows is not meant to nitpick the plot of Future Past. Rather, this is an inquisition, an attempt to seriously understand what the space-time continuum really looks like after it has been twisted into fifty pretzel-spirals of insanity. SPOILERS FROM HERE. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence admits she threw up at Oscars afterparty -- VIDEO

Let’s take a moment to celebrate Jennifer Lawrence’s actual best friend, you a woman named Laura Simpson.

Lawrence was on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday, promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past. Of course, Meyers immediately wanted scoop from her most recent Oscars night. Lawrence charmingly obliged, and explained that her BFF Simpson demanded to be her date to the ceremony this time around — and apparently, Simpson is quite the bad influence on the Oscar-winning leading lady.

Lawrence said that Simpson encouraged her to drink — a lot — and yell at an amazing-smelling Brad Pitt. The night culminated with Lawrence vomiting on the steps of a fancy-pants, Madonna-hosted after-party. The kicker? Miley Cyrus saw the scene play out — and told Lawrence to get it together.

Brief moment of humiliation in exchange for a party anecdote she’ll be telling forever? Sounds like a deal: READ FULL STORY

Bryan Singer 'Out' magazine interview: Director discusses his complex sexuality

In the wake of a recent sexual assault allegation, director Bryan Singer has been out of the public spotlight, declining to do any press or interviews for his upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

However, before the accusations, he opened up in an interview with Out magazine about his complicated sexuality, homophobia in his films, and his reaction to Ellen Page’s powerful coming out. An editor’s note on the Out website states that “Singer declined additional comment to Out beyond this public statement released last month.” READ FULL STORY

'X-Men' stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy dance to 'Blurred Lines,' read fan fiction -- VIDEO

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As Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy ramp up their interview schedule for the sure-to-be-blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s going to be hard to beat their recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

Norton got all three actors to fully let their guard down when talking about:

1. The only song that would get Fassbender out of his trailer, “Blurred Lines.” A (very sexy) dance party ensues:

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer: A deep dive into the final 'X' preview

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Even though it can sometimes feel like all of human existence is just an extended teaser-trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest trailer for the super-sequel actually contains a few new pieces of information, mostly focused on previously-unfinished special effects and the always-controversial Quicksilver factor. Check out the trailer here, and now let’s dive deep into the last tantalizing piece of promotion until the movie finally arrives and human existence becomes an extended teaser-trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. READ FULL STORY

Catch up on 56 years of X-Men history in 25 moments

Fifty-six years is a pretty big chunk of time — especially when we’re talking about the mythology-heavy X-Men universe.

In an effort to bridge the gap between 1962 — the time when X-Men First Class took place — and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, set in 2018, Fox has unveiled an interactive history lesson in the form of a website titled 25 Moments.













The site sets up the Days of Future Past backstory by explaining 25 key events that have led to the dystopian world of 2018. Significant milestones and conflicts in human-mutant relations are highlighted, from President Nixon’s deals with the anti-mutant Trask Industries to the building of a massive “Mutant Wall” between the U.S. and Mexico for “security” purposes (Captain America: The Winter Soldier apparently has nothing on this film’s attempts at real-world allegory). READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Inside this summer's superhero epic 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Two time periods. Six countries. More than a dozen stars. Hundreds of killer robots. It’s not hard to see why 20th Century Fox’s $200 million-plus X-Men: Days of Future Past is the priciest and most complicated X-Men film to date. “I think this is the biggest movie Fox has made that James Cameron didn’t direct,” says producer-writer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class). Adds producer Lauren Schuler Donner, who’s worked on every X-Men film, “We have to deliver, and that’s really hard. Plus, we don’t use guns, we use powers. The power is a visual effect. So by its very nature, it’s going to be pricey.” READ FULL STORY

Quicksilver from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is selling Hardee's now

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The Great Quicksilver Cold War of 2014 continues to heat up hotter than a slab of bacon on a bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuit. While Marvel Studios continues laying the groundwork for the arrival of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 20th Century Fox is racing their version of the silver-haired speedster into theaters in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

But you can see Evan Peters’ silver-jacketed mutant right now in a new ad for Hardee’s, where he uses his powers of moving fast to eat fast. Talk about fast food! is not a catchphrase he says out loud, which is really just leaving money on the table if you ask me. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

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