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Everybody Cut Loose: Free 'Footloose' Screening Friday at the Metreon

Been working too hard? Lose your blues this Friday at the Metreon, where Paramount Pictures will host a free sneak preview of Craig Brewer's Footloose remake, starring Kenny Wormald (Center Stage: Turn It Up), Julianne Hough (Burlesque) and Dennis Quaid. Following the screening, fans can share their reactions on Twitter using the hashtag #Footloose.

X-Men Claw Their Way Back to the Ranks of the Superhero Elite in 'First Class'

Ah, to be young and a mutant. To be able to read minds, to soar high above the clouds, even to shape-shift into a supermodel one lonely night at the bar. Sounds like a blast? Think again.
 
The genetic anomalies of X-Men: First Class are a conflicted bunch, initially baffled by their superhuman gifts and, ultimately, persecuted because of them. They are feared, reviled and misunderstood, but when the world seems to teeter on the brink of nuclear holocaust, as it did during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, they prove uniquely talented as peacekeepers.
 

Dog Days Ahead: June Movie Preview

Just as winter is the season of Oscar hopefuls, the dog days belong to big-budget popcorn fare – star-studded comedies, explosive adventures and comic-book crusaders bent on saving humanity from imminent destruction. This June will be no different, with a strong crop of contenders mining for box-office gold, including:

Rainn Wilson on Playing Another Misfit – This Time, a Vigilante to Boot – in ‘Super’

Let’s get one thing straight: Rainn Wilson, the lanky, bespectacled star of NBC’s The Office, doesn’t worry about typecasting.

A self-described “über-geek” who grew up cheering on superheroes like the Green Lantern before turning his attention almost exclusively to science fiction, Wilson, 45, says he enjoys playing misfits like Dwight Schrute, the uptight Office drone – or, as Wilson puts it, “fascist nerd” – who rambles on endlessly about his beet farm and boasts exhaustively about his skills as a karate master and surveillance expert.

Killing Is His Business, and Business is Good

This past weekend, producer Michael Bay’s Friday the 13th reboot scratched, axed and clawed its way to the top of the box-office charts, crushing the competition handily.

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