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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Initial images have been released for the upcoming Matthew Vaughn-helmed X-flick (above). The picture shows the early X-Men in costumes resembling the original comic books (although why is Mystique part of the original X-Men is beyond me). Also prominent are Jennifer Jones’ Emma Frost and Kevin Bacon’s Sebastian Shaw (as the Hellfire Club plays a key role). At front of both “sides” are Magneto (Michael Fassbinder, left) and non-bald Prof X (James McAvoy, right). Is that the Beast or Nightcrawler lurking in the middle? Frankly, I am not looking forward to this at the moment. I will need to see the first trailer to allay my fears.

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THOR: TEASER TRAILER

I liked the 5-minute Comicon trailer that was leaked online months ago so it was a no-brainer to also like this official teaser trailer for next year’s Marvel Studio’s blockbuster of our fave Norse God of Thunder. The trailer basically shares the same opening sequence of Thor being questioned by Agent Coulsen (of SHIELD) before moving over to Asgard wherein Odin banishes Thor. We also see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, the Destroyer and Thor in full battle action. Those fight sequences look quite awesome, filled with Kirbyesque power! Yum.

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There were only two superhero movie in 2010 viz. Iron Man 2 and Kick Ass (while Scott Pilgrim vs The World is based on a comic book, it certainly is not a traditional superhero movie). The former was a box office smash while the latter was a critical success. If you think the age of the superhero movie is over, think again.

In the years ahead, there will be many more superhero movies released and GEEK OUT! will attempt to give you the skinny on what is what is not as far as these upcoming movies are concerned.

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NO ORDINARY FAMILY SEASON 1

Episode 4: No Ordinary Vigilante

Okay so I’m watched this episode between two episodes of The Event, so I suppose that this light-hearted family dramedy is going to suffer in comparison. So if the show lacks an edge, maybe that’s part of the agenda. Which is why I’m getting bored of the series already. Unless something really interesting happens soon.

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NO ORDINARY FAMILY SEASON 1

Episode 2: No Ordinary Marriage

I must confess that I was originally determined to not like No Ordinary Family due to its blatant allusions to the Fantastic Four and the Incredibles but I am still giving it a chance after viewing this second episode. The writers are taking their time to develop the plotlines and characters and so far, I am sufficiently intrigued to continue…

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KICK ASS

Adapted from the hyper-violent comic book of the same name, created by writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr, director Matthew Vaughn’s (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. For real. His superhero activities inspires many others to follow his lead with dangerous consequences for all concerned.

The movie stars Aaron Johnson as the titular character, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Mark Strong.

Kick Ass opens on 16th March. Check out the trailer below.