Premiering this weekend on Cinemax was last year’s superhero epic, “X-Men: First Class”.
“First Class” was a prequel/reboot of the “X-Men” franchise, which offered us four movies of varying quality from 2000-2009. Recasting the lead roles, “First Class” turns back the clock to the 1960s, and tells the tale of the origin of the X-Men, the formation of the friendship between Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr, and their battle against Sebastian Shaw.
Released in a year which saw several high profile superhero movies, “X-Men: First Class” found a way to elevate itself above its contemporaries and surprisingly emerge as the best superhero flick of 2011.
Up first? The Worst Actress of 2011. These ladies really handed out the headaches… turning in five of the most uninspired, cringe inducing, head scratching performances of the year.
Your nominees for the Worst Actress of the year are: Rosie Huntington-Whitley, “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon”, January Jones, “X-Men: First Class”, Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”, Freida Pinto, “Immortals”, and Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”.
Premiering Saturday night on Home Box Office was this year’s mystery thriller, “Unknown”, starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Aidan Quinn and Diane Kruger.
It’s the story of a man named Martin Harris (Liam Neeson), an American arriving in Germany with his wife (January Jones) to speak at a biotechnology symposium. While checking in to his hotel, he gets separated from his wife. The taxi they arrived in took off with some of their luggage, and he hops in another cab to follow after it. When the cab he’s in gets in to a serious accident, he is nearly killed, winding up in a coma for a handful of days.
When he comes to… He’s been “replaced”. Another man is claiming to be him, and his wife is denying she knows him. He has no way of proving his identity, his memory is faulty, and he’s in foreign country with little money and no one he can trust.