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How Marvel's 'X-men: First Class' Classed Up the X-men Films

Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class refocuses the series onto its political and socially conscious origins, as well as the philosophical debate at the core of Magneto and Xavier's relationship.

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The Cheating Paradox: "Uncanny X-men #13"

When does a time travel paradox become the equivalent of a video game cheat code?

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All the Better for All the Fassbending Going on: 'X-Men: First Class'

With so many characters shoved in, it's no surprise that only a select few have any emotional lift. That said, the ones that do -- especially the ones played by Michael Fassbender -- prove to be powerfully intriguing.

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Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.

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The Class Is Half-Empty When It's Full: Why 'X-Men: First Class' Gets an F

With Bryan Singer back in the creative chair as producer on X-Men: First Class, the movie should easily exceed the heights of X2, right?

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X-Meh: The Meaning of $56 Million

There is no room for compromise, no value in differing ideals. For (the fanbase), X2 is the standard... all other attempts (including this one) have failed.

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Comics Superheroes Leap Across the Great Cultural Divide

Bounding from the pages of comic books onto the screens of films and TV, our superheroes unite formerly divided interests -- comics geeks vs. everyone else.

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