Topic: X-Men

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Jennifer Lawrence’s X-Men Makeup

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Jennifer Lawrence's X-Men Makeup

There is one thing I remember vividly from the early days of X-Men movies. It was a sound byte from John Stamos, who was at the time married to Rebecca Romijn, and it was with regard to Rebecca’s crazy blue Mystique makeup. I’m paraphrasing a bit here– it’s been years since I read that article and I’m not even entirely sure where I found it anymore– but the quote went a little something like this: “You have NO IDEA the places where I keep finding blue makeup on her after she comes home from work.” That quote alone was enough to make me never want to play a character in any kind of film, television, or theatrical pursuit that required heavy makeup or prosthetics EVER IN MY LIFE. Funny, then, that ten years later, another sound byte involving a totally different actress, but still involving the same character would drive that point home as if it had never been made before. Want to see what Jennifer Lawrence had to go through in the makeup chair in order to become Mystique in this summer’s X-Men: First Class? Check this out: More »

Video: ‘Born This Way’ in the Key of Magneto

Video: 'Born This Way' in the Key of Magneto

Shortly after the release of X-Men: First Class, YouTube user TheWarpZone wrote an absolutely hilarious X-Men themed parody of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” He also issued a challenge: If the video of him just playing the song on an acoustic guitar in his room got enough views, he’d make a full video for the song. Lo and behold, he has apparently received sufficient viewing figures, because earlier in the week, this glorious piece of work emerged. I don’t know about you guys, but there’s something about a supremely awkward Magneto holding an electric guitar (did you notice that it floated up to him via his amazing magnetic powers?) and surrounded by dancing girls that really does it for me. There’s a lot of in-jokes for fans here, too; a variety of X-Men make appearances, and it’s kind of fun to play Spot-the-Mutant. I found Juggernaut, Gambit, Jubilee, Wolverine, Banshee, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Pyro, Professor X, Mystique, and Jean Grey; did you catch anyone I missed, readers? More »

You will never hate anything as much as this guy hates Rob Liefield‘s comic book illustrations. The drawings of women, feet, and weapons are bad enough, but it’s the captions that will have you howling. (Progressive Boink)

The 7 Best Instances of Doppelganger Sex

The 7 Best Instances of Doppelganger Sex

The current arc on All My Children (what? I was watching One Tree Hll reruns on SoapNet!) has Susan Lucci playing Erica Kane and her devious double, with the evil twin recently sleeping with Erica’s man. This is by no means the first time that fiendish doppelgangers have seduced their lookalikes’ men, because screwing the boyfriend/lover/husband is the best way to screw over your goody-two-shoes double. More »