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X-Men: Apocalypse, The Boss, Bad Neighbours 2 and Barbershop: The Next Cut.

brody-x-men-1200Following his acclaimed work on X-Men: Days Of Future Past, director Bryan Singer takes the franchise to new heights with the spectacular mind-blowing X-Men: Apocalypse, in which the X-Men battle the original and most powerful mutant — Apocalypse.

In 1983, the invincible and immortal Apocalypse is set free after being entombed for several millennia.  Enraged that his kind are no longer treated as gods, Apocalypse assembles a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to destroy humankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.  To end Apocalypse’s path of global destruction, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Professor X (James McAvoy) lead a team of young X-Men in an epic showdown with a seemingly unstoppable enemy. The stage is set for an epic mutant versus mega-mutant war.  The battle between the X-Men and Apocalypse is insane!”

Moviegoers got their first glimpse of Apocalypse in a post-end credits sequence in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, where a younger version of the mutant was seen building pyramids, telepathically, while his minions looked on.

Apocalypse’s 5,000-year absence began when civilization was at its peak; his sleep ends when it’s arguably at its nadir.  Upon rising in Cairo in 1983 from his millennia-long slumber, Apocalypse is shocked and repulsed by our planet’s decline—the cars, noise, pollution—all signs of a failed world that he must cleanse.  His mission: exterminate the weak and rebuild it for the strong.

“It’s a time of conflict, war and destruction,” notes Singer.  “Apocalypse sees this as a civilization in desperate need of culling.   There are false idols: people now worship money, and possess nuclear weapons, which gives them a false sense of godlike power.   This does not work for Apocalypse.  So he wants to put an end to it and start everything fresh again—and to reshape Earth in his image.”

The fantastic bonus features include an insightful audio commentary by Brian Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg. Watch the trailer /   Read more about the film.

the-boss-07The insanely hilarious The Boss taps into the zeitgeist of the mercurial nature of modern-day celebrity with a ribald, if not insightful, commentary on wealth, family, fame and the power it all wields.

The Boss was written by McCarthy, director Ben Falcone and screenwriter Steve Mallory, who met almost 15 years ago at The Groundlings, the Los Angeles-based improv troupe whose notable alumni include comedy stalwarts, such as Will Ferrell, Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens, Jack Black, Kristen Wiig and Jennifer Coolidge, among a multitude of others.

Mccarthy, whose pitch-perfect timing and deceptively effortless physical comedy has helped to rocket Spy, The Heat, Identity Thief, Tammy and Bridesmaids to blockbuster status, stars as Michelle Darnell in The Boss, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading and emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart and reestablish herself as the doyenne of finance, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget.

The fun bonus features include the crazy alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, and a gag reel. You also have the choice of watching the extended version or theatrical version. Watch the trailer Read more about the film.  


Life is good for Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) in Bad Neighbours 2, until the unruly sisters of Kappa Nu move in next door. As the loud parties threaten the sale of their home, the couple turn to ex-neighbor and one-time enemy Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) for help. Now united with the former college student, the trio devises schemes to get the wild sorority off the block. Unfortunately, the rebellious young women refuse to go down without a fight. The bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentary with c-writer and director Nicholar Stoller and producer James Weaver. Watch the trailer.

barbershop-2This sequel to the 2002 film returns to the Chicago barbershop owned by Calvin Palmer Jr. (Ice Cube) in Barbershop: The Next Cut. His employees — Isaac (Troy Garity), Terri (Eve), Ricky (Michael Ealy), Dinka (Leonard Earl Howze) and Kenard — have their own personal and workplace problems, and a new barbershop called Nappy Cutz has moved in across the street. As Calvin tries to change the character of his business, Nappy Cutz and gentrification become a threat to the surrounding community. Watch the trailer