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X-Men’s Apocalypse Looks Uncannily Like a Power Rangers Baddie

When 20th Century Fox released the first official images (to Entertainment Weekly) of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, titular mutant super-villain of next year’s eagerly anticipated ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ they might not have anticipated quite this response.

Cyberspace has been awash with comments on how uncannily similar this live action take on the classic ‘X-Men’ character is to that of a certain other villain from an earlier 20th Century Fox superhero movie - Ivan Ooze, central bad guy of 1995′s ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.’

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Ooze, portrayed by esteemed British actor Paul Freeman (’Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’), was a similarly purple-hued, reptilian-featured baddie who battled the Power Rangers with magic slime and corny one-liners in the big screen spin-off of the much-loved TV action adventure series.

Given that the ‘Power Rangers’ movie was also a Fox production, it’s a little disheartening that no one involved in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ seems to have made this connection before now - and fan reactions on Twitter range from the incredulous to the vitriolic:

Incidentally, a new ‘Power Rangers’ movie is currently in the works at Lionsgate with director Dean Israelite, although little is known about this at present. Somehow, we’re not expecting Ooze to make a comeback.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ meanwhile, opens in UK cinemas on 19 May 2016.

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Picture Credit: 20th Century Fox, Twitter

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Arthouse Legends Podcast : The Rock

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In the final installment of Arthouse Summer, the Arthouse Legends crew take on the one filmmaker no one expected to be touched; Michael Bay. In 1996, fresh off his unexpectedly successful feature debut, he released his second film with famous action producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer with action icon Sean Connery along with esteemed actors Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris called The Rock about a convict and a federal agent trying to bring down an esteemed general and his forces that have holed up on Alcatraz with 81 hostages and tons of nerve gas. But does this film deserve the adoration of critics and action fans or should it have been victim to one of Bay’s trademark explosions?

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The Greatest Arrested Development Ad-Lib, According To The Creator

A lot of Arrested Development’s laughs come from esteemed actor Jeffrey Tambor, who played the expertly shady patriarch George Bluth, and show creator Mitch Hurwitz puts one of Tambor’s ad-libs in the pilot episode as the best of the show’s run. Chicken dance time! http://dlvr.it/BgW3Jf

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#kabuki #Mitsugoro [Nikkei West]After graduating high school, Yamamoto traveled to Japan and trained under the head of the Bando School—Bando Mitsugoro VII, an esteemed Kabuki actor and dancer whose family, now under Bando Mitsugoro X, maintains a longtime legacy. Those years were …
Con-Troll Freak

Merlin Secrets and Magic takes a backstage look at Camelot’s odd couple, King Uther Pendragon and his troll wife Catrina. No stranger to fantasy fiction, cast and crew reflect at what the esteemed actor Anthony Head has brought to this regal role.

Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Ask To Join Taylor Swift's Squad 

Taylor Swift fans had better start brushing up on their Shakespeare! The pop star might be welcoming her most prestigious squad members yet.

Esteemed British actor Patrick Stewart Tweeted Taylor on Thursday, requesting an invitation for him and fellow “X-Men” star Ian McKellen to join the singer’s entourage.

So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

July 16, 2015

The “Star Trek” captain and “Lord of the Rings” wizard have each performed dramatic readings of Taylor’s lyrics during recent public appearances. Stewart recited “Blank Space” while taping a guest spot on NPR game show “Ask Me Another,” while McKellen offered his spoken word rendition of “Bad Blood” in a Yahoo! clip posted on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift’s ‘Syle’ Squad

The work apparently inspired the famed pals to branch out their social circle.

“May we join the squad?” Stewart Tweeted, to which the singer gave an enthusiastic response.

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“You’ve made my day,” she wrote back, including a sweet picture collage of the knighted thespians. “You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals: pic.twitter.com/pJZY6T5Lq8

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)

July 16, 2015

Stewart’s full “Ask Me Another” segment will air on Aug. 20 and McKellen’s newest film, “Mr. Holmes,” opens on Friday, July 17.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the actors on stage with Taylor as her “1989” world tour continues through December.  

– Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Taylor's Newest Squad Members?

Taylor Swift fans had better start brushing up on their Shakespeare! The pop star might be welcoming her most prestigious squad members yet.

Esteemed British actor Patrick Stewart Tweeted Taylor on Thursday, requesting an invitation for him and fellow “X-Men” star Ian McKellen to join the singer’s entourage.

So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

July 16, 2015

The “Star Trek” captain and “Lord of the Rings” wizard have each performed dramatic readings of Taylor’s lyrics during recent public appearances. Stewart recited “Blank Space” while taping a guest spot on NPR game show “Ask Me Another,” while McKellen offered his spoken word rendition of “Bad Blood” in a Yahoo! clip posted on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift’s ‘Syle’ Squad

The work apparently inspired the famed pals to branch out their social circle.

“May we join the squad?” Stewart Tweeted, to which the singer gave an enthusiastic response.

READ: Taylor Swift Brings U.S. Women’s Soccer Team On Stage For 'Style' 

“You’ve made my day,” she wrote back, including a sweet picture collage of the knighted thespians. “You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals: pic.twitter.com/pJZY6T5Lq8

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)

July 16, 2015

Stewart’s full “Ask Me Another” segment will air on Aug. 20 and McKellen’s newest film, “Mr. Holmes,” opens on Friday, July 17.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the actors on stage with Taylor as her “1989” world tour continues through December.  

– Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Ask To Join Taylor Swift's Squad 

Taylor Swift fans had better start brushing up on their Shakespeare! The pop star might be welcoming her most prestigious squad members yet.

Esteemed British actor Patrick Stewart Tweeted Taylor on Thursday, requesting an invitation for him and fellow “X-Men” star Ian McKellen to join the singer’s entourage.

So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

July 16, 2015

The “Star Trek” captain and “Lord of the Rings” wizard have each performed dramatic readings of Taylor’s lyrics during recent public appearances. Stewart recited “Blank Space” while taping a guest spot on NPR game show “Ask Me Another,” while McKellen offered his spoken word rendition of “Bad Blood” in a Yahoo! clip posted on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift’s ‘Syle’ Squad

The work apparently inspired the famed pals to branch out their social circle.

“May we join the squad?” Stewart Tweeted, to which the singer gave an enthusiastic response.

READ: Taylor Swift Brings U.S. Women’s Soccer Team On Stage For 'Style' 

“You’ve made my day,” she wrote back, including a sweet picture collage of the knighted thespians. “You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals: pic.twitter.com/pJZY6T5Lq8

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)

July 16, 2015

Stewart’s full “Ask Me Another” episode will air on Aug. 20 and McKellen’s newest film, “Mr. Holmes,” opens on Friday, July 17.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the actors on stage with Taylor as her “1989” world tour continues through December.  

– Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Taylor's Newest Squad Members?

Taylor Swift fans had better start brushing up on their Shakespeare! The pop star might be welcoming her most prestigious squad members yet.

Esteemed British actor Patrick Stewart Tweeted Taylor on Thursday, requesting an invitation for him and fellow “X-Men” star Ian McKellen to join the singer’s entourage.

So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

July 16, 2015

The “Star Trek” captain and “Lord of the Rings” wizard have each performed dramatic readings of Taylor’s lyrics during recent public appearances. Stewart recited “Blank Space” while taping a guest spot on NPR game show “Ask Me Another,” while McKellen offered his spoken word rendition of “Bad Blood” in a Yahoo! clip posted on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift’s ‘Syle’ Squad

The work apparently inspired the famed pals to branch out their social circle.

“May we join the squad?” Stewart Tweeted, to which the singer gave an enthusiastic response.

READ: Taylor Swift Brings U.S. Women’s Soccer Team On Stage For 'Style' 

“You’ve made my day,” she wrote back, including a sweet picture collage of the knighted thespians. “You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals: pic.twitter.com/pJZY6T5Lq8

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)

July 16, 2015

Stewart’s full “Ask Me Another” episode will air on Aug. 20 and McKellen’s newest film, “Mr. Holmes,” opens on Friday, July 17.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the actors on stage with Taylor as her “1989” world tour continues through December.  

– Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.