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20th Century Fox debuted a second trailer for the long-awaited next (and presumably final) installment its X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film reunites James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, and others to adapt the Dark Phoenix storyline from the X-Men comics. The story is one of the best-known from the X-Men comics franchise, in which mutant Jean Grey is exposed to radiation, which boost her powers.
We see a bit of this in the trailer: the X-Men head to space and are hit by a “mysterious cosmic force.” Jean vanishes and reappears on Earth, and we see her speaking with someone (played by Jessica Chastain), who tells her that “if you stop fighting that force inside you, if you embrace it, we will possess the very power of a god.” That spells trouble for the rest of the X-Men, who have to find a way to contain that power and save their friend.
The film is the sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, The Dark Phoenix storyline was originally covered in Brett Ratner’s 2006 film X-Men: Last Stand, but when the franchise’s timeline was reset with 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox had an opportunity to give the story another chance. The studio released its first trailer last fall, showing off the danger that Jean Grey’s powers pose to the world, and the complicity that Professor Xavier (played by McAvoy) has in her formation.
Written By adminComments Off on Jennifer Lawrence gets political in short documentary where she talks about ‘the total political system failure in America’
Jennifer Lawrence is the star of a new documentary about corruption in the American political system.
The film is called ‘Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis,‘ and lasts just over 12 minutes.
The film is by Represent.Us, an anti-corruption group, which seeks to bridge the political divide, creating anti-corruption laws that ‘stop political bribery’ and ‘fix broken elections
The actress is a board member for the organization and at one point in the film co-founder of Represent.Us, Josh Silver, makes an appearance.
Against a backdrop of bright graphics, Lawrence talks about flaws in politics and makes it clear that she isn’t talking ‘about Democrats and Republicans.’
‘I’m talking about the flaws that exist in our politics system regardless of which party is in power,‘ Lawrence says.
‘…look, the government is ours. We pay for it, so it needs to work for us, and right now, it doesn’t,‘ she adds.
Lawrence highlights one of her concerns, if an issue has 0 percent support or 100 percent support, there’s only a 30 percent chance that Congress will take action on it, she says, because lobbying interests dictate policy.
Lawrence asks, ‘how do we unrig this system?‘
‘I’m obsessed with this idea, not just of unrigging it but actually fixing it,’ she continues.
She talks about changing things on the local level, ending gerrymandered voting districts, mandating transparent political spending and overhauling lobbying laws.
All of the suggested reforms are put in a ‘model law’ called the American Anti-Corruption Act.
Silver adds that politicians win in the current system so for change to occur they need to go ‘around’ Congress with cities and states all across America passing anti-corruption acts.
They present the argument that if laws are changed at the local and state level then federal officials will have almost no choice but to enact laws that would reduce the influence of money in American politics and policy.
On its website, Represent.Us says it needs 11 million people to watch the film.