By Kimberly Donahue

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Mandella Wells and Christian Ladigoski made a guest appearance after their retirement.

X-Men, the franchise that kicked off the superhero genre, is moving in a new direction that kicked off with the first R-rated superhero film, Deadpool, which the studio has been trying to make films of since 2002. The group consensus is that Deadpool is going to replace the current leading man, Wolverine who will appear one last time in Logan. 

What’s The Screeners favorite X-Men film? Who’s their favorite character?

Mandella: Days of Future Past, Wolverine

Patrick: The Second One/Deadpool

Kaeli: Days of Future Past/deadpool

Liv: Days of Future Past/raven

Will: X-Men Magnido 

Christian: Charles of Eden

News On the March

New York Comic Con honored Wonder Woman by unveiling a brand new postage stamp and a new digital comic book.

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Photo Credit: http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/10/wonder_woman_stamps_released_b.html

AnnaSophia Robb is set to star in Down a Dark Hall inspired by the novel by Lois Duncan.

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The Circle, a thriller starring Tom Hanks Emma Watson  is set to release on April 28.

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Ron Livingston has signed onto Tully, focusing on Drew who is busy at work which causes his woman to hire a male nanny that changes the family’s dynamic.  

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Forest Whitaker has joined the cast Black Panther adding to an already busy year with films Rival and Star Wars Rogue One set to release soon.

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Jennifer Hudson will be starring in the upcoming drama, Monster, opposite Kelvin Harrison  Jr. who plays an honors student charged with a felony for a crime he did not commit.

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The premiere of Birth of a Nation premiere  at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood was met with protests on opening night by a group of activists bringing awareness to victims of rape.

Diane Keaton will be honored with American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Reviews

The Birth of A Nation

A slave in the antebellum South organizes an uprising. Mandela loved it and said it was a spiritual powerful film and one of the most important of the year, it moves you because it’s a very timely film. Separate the controversy surrounding it, but go see it.

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The Girl on The Train 

A girl becomes entangled in a missing person’s investigation that is certain to change her life. On a scale of 1-10, this film is a 15 in trying to be Gone Girl because it was just bad. The saving grace in this film is Emily Blunt,but it drags. Skip it, and just read the book.

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The Greasy Strangler

Ronnie runs a disco walking tour with his son and when a woman joins the troop, a rival hood between father and son for her love begins. Essentially, this is Human Centipede meets Wes Anderson film. The strangeness and weirdness keeps it going because it is made to make you feel uncomfortable. If you’re willing to get grossed out, see it.

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Top 10 Worst Book to Film Adaptations

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10. The Gold Compass

9. A Walk to Remember

8. The Giver

7. Less than Zero

6. Gulliver’s Travels

5. As I Lay Dying

4. The Bonfire of the Vanities

3. Eragon

2. The Cat in the Hat

1. The Scarlet Letter

 

This Week at The Box Office

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1.The Girl on The Train $26 million

2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children $9 million

3. Deep Water Horizon $8 million

4. Birth of a Nation $8 million

5. The Magnificent 7 $2.6 million

That’s all for this installment of The Screening Room! Tune in next Sunday for more on 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University.