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QUICKSILVER is sooo fast……he can fill the divide between two universes. Even if we’re talking about universes that are supposed to the same one but are separated by contractual IP and licensing agreements. We all saw Quicksilver at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with his sister the Scarlett Witch right? At the time I - and no doubt a horde of fellow geeks - was surprised as the twins are of course the children of Magneto. Magneto is part of Fox’s X-Men movie franchise. A franchise separated from the Avengers/Iron Man etc world by the aforementioned legal contracts.But I can now conform the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past features Pietro (and does it amazingly well in a luscious speed scene that will leave the producers of the upcoming Flash TV series weeping in envious angst). Huh.So we’re either going to have two separate Quicksilvers or the speedster in Winter Soldier was someone else (or will be renamed someone else). It looks like two different versions of the same person. I’ve read unconfirmed reports that the rights to these two (the twins) are somehow owned by both sides of the fence.

btw - Days of future past is great fun despite a lull in the middle of the movie. Blink’s battle tactics are awesome and Quicksilver’s main scene is nothing short of sumptuous.

QUICKSILVER is sooo fast…

…he can fill the divide between two universes. Even if we’re talking about universes that are supposed to the same one but are separated by contractual IP and licensing agreements.

We all saw Quicksilver at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with his sister the Scarlett Witch right? At the time I - and no doubt a horde of fellow geeks - was surprised as the twins are of course the children of Magneto. Magneto is part of Fox’s X-Men movie franchise. A franchise separated from the Avengers/Iron Man etc world by the aforementioned legal contracts.

But I can now conform the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past features Pietro (and does it amazingly well in a luscious speed scene that will leave the producers of the upcoming Flash TV series weeping in envious angst). Huh.

So we’re either going to have two separate Quicksilvers or the speedster in Winter Soldier was someone else (or will be renamed someone else).

It looks like two different versions of the same person. I’ve read unconfirmed reports that the rights to these two (the twins) are somehow owned by both sides of the fence.

btw - Days of future past is great fun despite a lull in the middle of the movie. Blink’s battle tactics are awesome and Quicksilver’s main scene is nothing short of sumptuous.

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It irks me they’re remaking Flash Gordon as a movie. It’s a wonderfully quirky cult movie. If they take it too seriously they’ll alienate existing fans. If they make it camp and silly then what’s the point?

Most importantly do they really think they can match what is one of the greatest and most recognisable movie theme songs (not just themes - but theme songs) - OF ALL TIME?

DO they re-use Queen’s song? Do they get a modern band (Muse perhaps) to cover it? Or do they go all brand new?

What the hell are they thinking? Or smoking?

(Source: samuraifuckingfrog, via thehappysorceress)

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archiemcphee:

Oakland, CA-based LEGO artist Alex Eylar uses LEGO bricks and minifigs to faithfully recreate iconic movie scenes - a very impressive feat for little pieces of plastic. BuzzFeed recently paired 35 of Alex’s LEGO scenes with corresponding screenshots from the original films, representing over 100 years of movie magic. Click here to view them all.

Then head over to Alex Eylar’s Flickr stream to view even more of his geektastic LEGO creations.

[via Neatorama and BuzzFeed]

(via thehappysorceress)

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thehappysorceress:

therearecertainshadesoflimelight:

No one will ever convince me that a woman wearing a skintight catsuit zipped down to her navel is any sexier than these two were together in this scene. 

Sometimes, sexiness between men and women isn’t defined by the male gaze.  And this never was.

That third one. Their faces - it’s perfect.

One of my favourite movie scenes of all-time. And my all-time favourite couple.

(Source: lere8)

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