In the Man-Lab Showdown yesterday, we totally left out another star of the film, Rose Byrne. The Aussie actress is having one heck of a summer with the surprise hit Bridesmaids and now appearing as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: The First Class. Given this weekend marks the release of the mutant franchise prequel, it would be appropriate to kick off the weekend entries with the ladies from the film. Speaking of which, X-Men: The First Class is a refreshing, engaging entry to the X-Men films, so check it out in theatres when you get the chance.
After the jump, some Transformers related news, NBC isn’t exactly making improvements to their TV lineup, you can buy Duff beer, Leonard Nimoy is having a lazy day, Old Spice Guy is Luke Cage and nice guys finish last.
You can catch Michael Fassbender as Magneto in X-Men: First Class this weekend. In an interview, he talks about the film but he also reveals a rather bizarre hint about another movie he’ll be taking part in: Prometheus. (Metro)
X-Men: First Class sets the bar pretty high for a prequel film. I might have a few nitpicks with it, but it’s a solid entertaining blockbuster. Now on the other hand, seems like Rise of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t look too hot… even after its second trailer release. (Yahoo)
Lots of speculation as to whether there is a post-credits sequence in X-Men: First Class. The answer is no. That being said, a lot of fans were expecting one given the last X-Men film had one and the rest of the Marvel flicks have tagged an extra clip at the end. Anyway, here’s a list of the 12 best post-credits sequences from films. (Film School Rejects)
For those looking forward to LucasFilms’ first non-Star Wars or non-Indiana Jones flick in a while just got some good news. Red Tails have been given a release date window from the director of the film Anthony Hemingway. (Indie Wire)
Lots of images from the upcoming Green Lantern flick. (Collider)
There’s a lot of buzz and hype about the awesomeness of the scene featuring guys diving into Chicago with flying suits from Transformers: Dark of the Moon (especially from those that have seen the unfinished cut from the film). The rest of us will have to wait til June 30th to catch a look, but in the meantime, a behind-the-scenes video on this stunt. (Badass Digest)
Speaking of Transformers, new image of Shockwave! (USA Today)
Shia LaBeouf talks about how it’s different without Megan Fox in the new Transformers flick in the LA Times, but of course, there are several ways of interpreting what he said but of course this was one of the funnier ones. (Movieline)
Jessica Biel in a Revlon commercial directed by Darren Aronofsky. Yay for stylish eye candy. (The Hollywood Reporter)
A positive review and more images from the Wonder Woman pilot! It’s probably a bit too late now that it’s been canned by NBC. (iFanboy)
On the other hand, this FAQ of Wonder Woman is probably more representative of the quality of the show. (Topless Robot)
Just when you thought NBC is making improvements to their TV lineup… they renew Fear Factor. Yes, you read that correctly, they’re bringing it back from the dead. (Entertainment Weekly)
No wonder the quality of Glee is going down the drain… the writers are making it up as they go along. (The TV Addict)
Want Duff beer? You’re gonna have to travel to Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Chile to get one. (That’s Nerdalicious)
Steve may have featured Bruno Mars’ Grenade in his Worst of Music segment, but this one better not fall into that category. Anyway, Bruno just earned some more cool points because the official alternate music video to the song features the one and only Leonard Nimoy!
Onto other music videos, Linkin Park has released one just in time for the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Here’s their latest Iridescent.
Catch Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice Guy) as Luke Cage while you still can! The videos are being taken down on Youtube slowly.
Celebrating anniversaries are great, but sometimes it’s probably best not to throw in a live performer to play music for ya, no matter how good the musician is…
This can easily fit in with Steve’s Man-Lab Link-Offs. The latest collaboration between Youtubers Chester See, NigaHiga and KevJumba is out and it’s a rather catchy tune. So just out of curiosity, do nice guys really finish last?