★★★☆☆ USA / Germany / Russia. 1h50m. Action. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan (screenplay) and Michael Brandt, Derek Haas (story) and Mark Millar, J.G. Jones (“Wanted”). Cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen. Edited by David Brenner. Music by Danny Elfman. Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Konstantin Khabensky, Marc Warren, Dato Bakhtadze, Terence Stamp.
Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager, discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the Fraternity, the secret society in which his father worked.
★★★☆☆ USA. 2h24m. Adventure. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Simon Kinberg (screenplay) and Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris (story). Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Edited by John Ottman, Michael Louis Hill. Music by John Ottman. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, John Helman, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor.
The ninth installment in the X-Men film series. It is the sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). In the film, the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse is inadvertently revived in 1983, and plans to wipe out modern civilization and take over the world, leading the X-Men to try to stop him and defeat his team of mutants.
★★★☆☆ USA. 1h54m. Adventure. Directed by Simon Kinberg. Written by Simon Kinberg (screenplay) and Chris Claremont, John Byrne (“The Dark Phoenix Saga”). Cinematography by Mauro Fiore. Edited by Lee Smith. Music by Hans Zimmer. Starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee.
A sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the seventh and final mainline installment in the X-Men film series, and the twelfth installment overall. A reboot of X-Men: The Last Stand.
★★★★★ UK / USA. 2h11m. Adventure. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Simon Kinberg (screenplay) and Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn (story). Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Edited by John Ottman. Music by John Ottman. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart.
The seventh installment of the X-Men film series and a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013). The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods, with Logan traveling back in time to 1973 to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
★★★★☆ USA / 2h12m. Adventure. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) and Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer (story). Cinematography by John Mathieso. Edited by Lee Smith, Eddie Hamilton. Music by Henry Jackman. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon.
The fifth installment in the X-Men film series, First Class is set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and focuses on the relationship between Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, respectively, as they deal with the Hellfire Club led by Sebastian Shaw, a mutant supremacist bent on enacting nuclear war.