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Mutants just looking for acceptance, for equality and the chance to live lives of dignity.  Frightened humans insist on denying our superpowered brethren that dignity, though.

The latest insult to mutantkind is an X-Men: Days of Future Past tie-in that forces proud mutants to debase themselves using their remarkable powers to shill fast food for Hardees/Carl's Jr.

Not too long ago, this tie-in promotional campaign caused embarrassed giggles across the internet with a commercial in which Mystique shapeshifts into a ripped dude just to eat a Western X-Tra Bacon Thickburger®.  Now, a new spot for the X-Tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit® provides our first look at Evan Peters in action as Quicksilver, using his superspeed to eat the lump of glop masquerading as a breakfast sandwich.

Just the other day Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn provided an update on Star Wars: Episode VII's mysterious cast, saying, "we have a lot of them, it's just not completely done yet."

One of the actors safely aboard the sequel, it seems, is invaluable original trilogy player Peter Mayhew, who will play Chewbacca for the first time in a decade.

It's too easy to call Jon Favreau's upcoming independent comedy-drama a personal movie for the writer-director-star.

Still, the first theatrical trailer for Chef does suggest that Favreau's latest isn't just about a chef rediscovering his love of cooking.

Goonies never say die.

Appropriately enough, the prospect of a sequel to the beloved 1985 adventure has never quite been vanquished.  Director and all-around class act Richard Donner is keeping hope alive, saying that Goonies 2 is still a possibility.

Sad news today:

Mickey Rooney, a legend who spent almost a century delighting audiences and holding a special place in American popular culture, has passed away at the age of ninety-three.

English actress Felicity Jones is best known for her work on independent films like directors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Cemetery Junction, director Ralph FiennesThe Invisible Woman, and Like Crazy from writer director Drake Doremus. However, this summer she will be seen in the highly anticipated blockbuster sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opens in theaters on May 2nd. But first, she can be seen reuniting with Doremus on his new film Breathe In, which he co-wrote and directed and opens in Los Angeles theaters on April 4th. 

Breathe In revolves around a foreign exchange student named Sophie (Jones), who arrives in a small upstate New York town and challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships, ultimately altering their lives forever. Sophie is a piano prodigy and soon forms a dangerous relationship with the married Keith (Guy Pearce), who is a teacher and struggling musician. In addition to Jones and Pearce, the film also stars Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), and Ben Shenkman (Concussion). 

While Jones’s character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been kept under wraps, she has dropped a few hints as to what her role might be. She said in an interview last summer that, “It’s all quite shrouded in secrecy, but I’m the Goblin’s girlfriend. I’m in a relationship with him, and his accomplice. I’m on the dark side.” It’s since been stated by director Marc Webb that her character has a costume and is in a “special relationship” with Norman Osborn, played by Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper. It’s also been speculated that Jones plays Felicia Hardy, otherwise known as the anti-heroine Black Cat, but that has yet to be confirmed. 

I recently had a chance to speak with Felicity Jones about her work on Breathe In, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The talented young actress discussed her latest film, reuniting with Drake Doremus, what she likes about working with him, her complicated character, learning to play the piano, acting with Guy Pearce, the themes of the movie, what she is looking for when choosing projects, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, making a big studio film, director Marc Webb, and working with Chris Cooper

Like the domestication of the dog, the secrecy and contradictory information surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII continues unabated.

An "extended look" at next month's Godzilla ultimately shows off a really good look at the eponymous beast and his kaiju opponents in the remake.

Before that, though, both this new trailer and two TV spots smartly hold off on even revealing that they're promos for a Godzilla movie. 

One of the many aspects of Skyfall to which audiences very much grokked was Javier Bardem as Silva, the villain.

So one of the many ways in which next year's Bond 24 will have to work very, very hard to live up to its predecessor (the biggest James Bond movie on the books) is its bad guy.

In order to ensure that his second round of 007 adventure doesn't disappoint in the villainy department, director Sam Mendes and company are reportedly hoping to snag Chiwetel Ejiofor for the role.

The star-spangled Avenger hurled his shield at the domestic box office this weekend, knocking 2011's Fast Five from its perch as the biggest April opening of all time (not adjusted for inflation).

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