Patrick Stewart’s First Pizza Experience… Really?

He’s manned the Starship Enterprise, boldly going where no man had gone before. As Professor Charles Francis Xavier, he promoted the peaceful affirmation of mutant rights, mediated the co-existence of mutants and humans, protected mutants from violent humans and protected society from antagonistic mutants. But Patrick Stewart has never had a pizza.

Until now.

Patrick Stewart tucked into his first slice of Pizza recently, and tweeted the proof. He probably didn’t imagine it would make the news, but, everyone in the Western world has had a pizza; it’s a massive, great big thing. He confused us by tweeting: "To clarify: 1) I've never had a "slice" 2) I've been a Habs fan all of 4 weeks 3) I'm also a fan of Bloomberg's soda legislation," which suggests he may have had pizza? But the idea of a 72-year-old actor never having had a slice o’ pie is too delicious, so, we’re running with it.

In slightly more serious Patrick Stewart news, he gave a heartwarming answer to a woman at Comicapalooza in Houston. Before she asked him her question, though, which was what he was most proud of outside of acting, she wanted to thank him personally for his work against domestic violence, and a speech he recently gave, to wit he responded in kind and opened up on his reasons for fighting against violence, specifically against women.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Is The Blockbuster to Beat With Huge Opening Box Office 4214666 News

X-Men: Days of Future Past has the most successful first-weekend X-Men movie and the biggest opener of the year so far with its hugely successful debut. What’s more, it looks like Fox’s biggest ever debut, and guess which studio was behind James Cameron’s Avatar?

X-Men:Days of Future PastHugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past 

With an estimated global total of $281.1m, Days of Future Past has already earned back its reported $200m budget. The biggest chunk of that came solely from home base, America, with $90.7m over the Memorial Day weekend – oh, and sorry ‘Game of Thrones’ fans; that means a week’s wait for the next episode. 

More: read our review of X-Men: Days of Future Past

It was a truly International affair, taking in $37.7m in China - the studio's second-best opening of all time after Titanic 3D. Elsewhere, it grabbed $14.2m in the U.K., and $13.5m in France - the biggest launch of the year for a Hollywood export. 

The film sees Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in the critically acclaimed comicbook epic in which Wolverine (Jackman) has to galvanise support from X-Men over two generations to help him fight a potential mutant killing force lead by Dinklage’s character, Dr. Bolivar Trask.

More: X-Men - back together again in 'Days of Future Past'

It trampled over Godzilla; Gareth Edward’s reboot of the legendary franchise did well on its debut, briefly tagging the biggest opener of the year mantle, but X-Men was always going to usurp it. The mega-lizard flick came in a distant second this week with $31m bringing its total global gross to $315m.

Elsewhere, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore didn’t fare so well – it totalled $14.5m with tonight’s takings yet to count. Whatever happens, though, it won’t break the $20m barrier, making it the worst Adam Sandler opening for a while.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has the most successful first-weekend X-Men movie and the biggest opener of the year so far with its hugely successful debut. What’s more, it looks like Fox’s biggest ever debut, and guess which studio was behind James Cameron’s Avatar?

X-Men:Days of Future PastHugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past 

With an estimated global total of $281.1m, Days of Future Past has already earned back its reported $200m budget. The biggest chunk of that came solely from home base, America, with $90.7m over the Memorial Day weekend – oh, and sorry ‘Game of Thrones’ fans; that means a week’s wait for the next episode. 

More: read our review of X-Men: Days of Future Past

It was a truly International affair, taking in $37.7m in China - the studio's second-best opening of all time after Titanic 3D. Elsewhere, it grabbed $14.2m in the U.K., and $13.5m in France - the biggest launch of the year for a Hollywood export. 

The film sees Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in the critically acclaimed comicbook epic in which Wolverine (Jackman) has to galvanise support from X-Men over two generations to help him fight a potential mutant killing force lead by Dinklage’s character, Dr. Bolivar Trask.

More: X-Men - back together again in 'Days of Future Past'

It trampled over Godzilla; Gareth Edward’s reboot of the legendary franchise did well on its debut, briefly tagging the biggest opener of the year mantle, but X-Men was always going to usurp it. The mega-lizard flick came in a distant second this week with $31m bringing its total global gross to $315m.

Elsewhere, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore didn’t fare so well – it totalled $14.5m with tonight’s takings yet to count. Whatever happens, though, it won’t break the $20m barrier, making it the worst Adam Sandler opening for a while.

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X-men: Days of Future Past 4208858 Film Reviews

Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who again stirs plenty of meaty subtext beneath the thrilling action. He also has one of the best casts imaginable, including Oscar winners, cinema royalty, rising stars and matinee idols.

Best of all, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns to the fold after two less-than-thrilling solo adventures. He's at the centre of everything here, as Professor X and Magneto (Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen) ask Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine's consciousness back 50 years to 1973. His mission is to prevent Dr Trask (Peter Dinklage) from inventing mutant-hunting robots, because they will go out of control and cause a present-day dystopia in which mutants and anyone who sympathises with them are killed. But Wolverine's biggest task will be to get the then-feuding Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) to work together to keep renegade mutant Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) from making everything worse.

Thankfully, Simon Kinberg's script doesn't worry too much about the whole time-travel thing, shrugging off dubious logic by keeping the focus on the characters. And there are a lot of people to keep an eye on, which makes the film sometimes feel a bit crowded and leaves some characters barely on-screen at all (blink and you'll miss Anna Paquin's Rogue). The best newbie is Evan Peters' Quicksilver, who gets the film's most entertaining sequence as he races around tweaking an action sequence frame by frame. Other set-pieces are grippingly darker, and some don't quite make sense (why does Magneto feel the need to levitate an entire stadium?).

What makes the X-men movies rise above the crowd is the way they knowingly tackle present-day issues that connect strongly with viewers who feel like they don't quite fit in. There are clear links here with, for example, recent laws in Africa, Russia and Brunei that criminalise gay people and anyone who befriends them. Thankfully, these issues add texture to the film without taking over, mainly because the cast is so good. The chemistry between McAvoy and Fassbender is prickly and urgent, and watching these fine actors would be worth the price of admission even if there wasn't a 3D effect in sight.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 4208797 Film Reviews

Despite substandard animation, this brightly coloured sequel has a strong enough sense of both its story and characters to hold the audience's attention. And kids might not mind the quality, as they are re-introduced to classic characters in an all-new adventure based on the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger S Baum (great-grandson of L Frank).

It starts the morning after Dorothy (voiced by Lea Michele) gets back home to Kansas after her iconic adventure. Her panicky friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion (Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and James Belushi) summon her back to Oz, where considerable time has passed while a crazed Jester (Martin Short) kidnaps good witch Glinda (Bernadette Peters) so he and his army of flying monkeys can launch their reign of terror. On her long journey back to Emerald City, Dorothy has a series of adventures with Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), the China Princess (Megan Hilty) and the old tree Tugg (Patrick Stewart), who all help her take on the Jester.

Yes, the plot is rather simplistic (the Jester merely seems evil for evil's sake), but the real problem is that the animation is badly under-developed. Characters are painfully thin, with no gravity to them at all, which makes it impossible for them to properly interact visually. Fortunately there are some clever touches to the design work, such as the way everything in Oz looks battered and broken, which adds a badly needed dark edge to the otherwise sunny silliness.

Meanwhile, the voice cast provides plenty of personality, infusing the characters with humour and texture that are lacking in the script. So while the musical numbers are forgettable, even with a cast full of terrific singers like these, there are some deranged moments along the way that add a momentary blast of real life just when it's needed. If only the filmmakers had worked a bit harder to design and animate characters who were more detailed and engaging. Because this lower level of quality will only work on very young audiences.

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X-Men: Back Together Again in Days of Future Past 4210960 News

Possibly the biggest reunion movie of all time, X-men: Days of Future past isn't just a sequel to 2011's X-men: First Class, but also to the original 2000-2003 trilogy.

Days of Future PastJames McAvoy and Patrick Stewart confront younger and older versions of themselves in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Back from those first three films are director Bryan Singer, writer Simon Kinberg and cast members Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore.

Click for the explosive X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

More: Read Our X-men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

They combine in the time-travel story with First Class actors Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.

And there are a couple of newcomers as well, including Peter Dinklage's villainous Dr Trask and Evan Peters' scene-stealing Quicksilver, as well as Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Fan Bingbing (Lost in Beijing), Boboo Stewart (Twilight), Evan Jonigkeit (Girls), Adan Canto (Mixology) and Josh Helman (Jack Reacher).

All of this is held together by Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in all five X-men films and two Wolverine spin-offs. But this movie held a special appeal to him. "You're going to work with a bunch of younger actors, some of which have just been born," he says of his thought process. "They're all very young and they're all going to remind you on a daily basis that they watched you in this movie. Don't hit them."

Jackman says he will retire his claws after the next movie, X-men: Apocalypse, which will complete the First Class trilogy in 2016.

Possibly the biggest reunion movie of all time, X-men: Days of Future past isn't just a sequel to 2011's X-men: First Class, but also to the original 2000-2003 trilogy.

Days of Future PastJames McAvoy and Patrick Stewart confront younger and older versions of themselves in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Back from those first three films are director Bryan Singer, writer Simon Kinberg and cast members Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore.

Click for the explosive X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

More: Read Our X-men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

They combine in the time-travel story with First Class actors Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.

And there are a couple of newcomers as well, including Peter Dinklage's villainous Dr Trask and Evan Peters' scene-stealing Quicksilver, as well as Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Fan Bingbing (Lost in Beijing), Boboo Stewart (Twilight), Evan Jonigkeit (Girls), Adan Canto (Mixology) and Josh Helman (Jack Reacher).

All of this is held together by Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in all five X-men films and two Wolverine spin-offs. But this movie held a special appeal to him. "You're going to work with a bunch of younger actors, some of which have just been born," he says of his thought process. "They're all very young and they're all going to remind you on a daily basis that they watched you in this movie. Don't hit them."

Jackman says he will retire his claws after the next movie, X-men: Apocalypse, which will complete the First Class trilogy in 2016.

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With 95%, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Is The Best X-Men Movie. Period. 4209253 News

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average movie fan to enjoy and many were suggesting Bryan Singer had bitten off more than he could chew by having the beloved characters from the original X-Men trilogy joining forces with their younger selves. 

X Men Days of Future PastJames McAvoy [L] and Patrick Stewart [R]

Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly a hotbed of serious acting talent, but very often, big names simply aren't enough to carry a poor script. Luckily, for 20th Century Fox, writers John Byrne, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman haven't written a poor script. They haven't even written an overly complex script.

More: Simon Kinberg says X-Men: Apocalyse will be even bigger than Days of Future Past

"The most ambitious and ingenious of the long-running series, X-Men: Days of Future Past keeps the key crew of mutants busier than ever," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[It's got] a lot of plot. And yet, despite resulting in a film that brings together the cast of the original X-Men films and the upstarts of the clever 2011 reboot X-Men: First Class, Singer keeps what matters clear and snappy enough," wrote Christopher Borrelli of the Chicago Tribune.

X-Men Days of Future PastNicholas Hoult [L], James McAvoy [Center] and Hugh Jackman [R] in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

"Singer's return in the pretzel-logic pop fantasia X-Men: Days of Future Past is so triumphant because of how effortless he makes connecting the dots seem. It's an epic that couldn't be more Byzantine on paper but scans with ease on screen," said Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly.

"It all trots along at a brisk pace with genuinely impressive special effects and decent gags. Bryan Singer really cares about his mutant outcasts, weaving just enough drama into the superhero shenanigans," said Cath Clarke of Time Out.

""X-Men: Days of Future Past'' blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe, which increasingly is all about pandering to hard-core fans rather than trying to make good movies for everybody," said Lou Lumenick of the New York Post.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters in the U.S from today (May 22, 2014). 

More: Watch the trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' now

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average movie fan to enjoy and many were suggesting Bryan Singer had bitten off more than he could chew by having the beloved characters from the original X-Men trilogy joining forces with their younger selves. 

X Men Days of Future PastJames McAvoy [L] and Patrick Stewart [R]

Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly a hotbed of serious acting talent, but very often, big names simply aren't enough to carry a poor script. Luckily, for 20th Century Fox, writers John Byrne, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman haven't written a poor script. They haven't even written an overly complex script.

More: Simon Kinberg says X-Men: Apocalyse will be even bigger than Days of Future Past

"The most ambitious and ingenious of the long-running series, X-Men: Days of Future Past keeps the key crew of mutants busier than ever," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[It's got] a lot of plot. And yet, despite resulting in a film that brings together the cast of the original X-Men films and the upstarts of the clever 2011 reboot X-Men: First Class, Singer keeps what matters clear and snappy enough," wrote Christopher Borrelli of the Chicago Tribune.

X-Men Days of Future PastNicholas Hoult [L], James McAvoy [Center] and Hugh Jackman [R] in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

"Singer's return in the pretzel-logic pop fantasia X-Men: Days of Future Past is so triumphant because of how effortless he makes connecting the dots seem. It's an epic that couldn't be more Byzantine on paper but scans with ease on screen," said Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly.

"It all trots along at a brisk pace with genuinely impressive special effects and decent gags. Bryan Singer really cares about his mutant outcasts, weaving just enough drama into the superhero shenanigans," said Cath Clarke of Time Out.

""X-Men: Days of Future Past'' blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe, which increasingly is all about pandering to hard-core fans rather than trying to make good movies for everybody," said Lou Lumenick of the New York Post.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters in the U.S from today (May 22, 2014). 

More: Watch the trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' now

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Patrick Stewart Takes Wife To World Premiere Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 2 4194567 Celebrity Videos <p>Patrick Stewart was seen arriving at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York alongside his wife Sunny Ozell. He plays the much-loved character of Professor X in the movie, whose younger self is portrayed by James McAvoy.</p><p>Joining him on the red carpet were co-stars Hugh Jackman who towered over Ellen Page's tiny frame, and Adan Canto as well as producer Lauren Shuler Donner. 'Girls' star Zosia Mamet also made an appearance at the event.</p> <p>Patrick Stewart was seen arriving at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York alongside his wife Sunny Ozell. He plays the much-loved character of Professor X in the movie, whose younger self is portrayed by James McAvoy.</p><p>Joining him on the red carpet were co-stars Hugh Jackman who towered over Ellen Page's tiny frame, and Adan Canto as well as producer Lauren Shuler Donner. 'Girls' star Zosia Mamet also made an appearance at the event.</p> 14th May 2014 http://www.contactmusic.com/videos/2014may/patrick-stewart-wife-world-premiere-xmen-days-of-future-past-part-2_189407.jpg
James McAvoy And Patrick Stewart Re-Unite At The 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere - Part 3 4194568 Celebrity Videos <p>The stars of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' arrived for the world premiere held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Among them were James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart who play the younger and older versions of Professor X and were interviewed together on the red carpet, and Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Asmore and Evan Jonigkeit who play Colossus, Iceman and Toad respectively.</p><p>Other arrivals at the star-studded event were Shawn's film executive wife Dana Wasdin, 'Girls' star Zosia Mamet and Lyndie Greenwood from 'Sleepy Hollow'.</p> <p>The stars of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' arrived for the world premiere held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Among them were James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart who play the younger and older versions of Professor X and were interviewed together on the red carpet, and Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Asmore and Evan Jonigkeit who play Colossus, Iceman and Toad respectively.</p><p>Other arrivals at the star-studded event were Shawn's film executive wife Dana Wasdin, 'Girls' star Zosia Mamet and Lyndie Greenwood from 'Sleepy Hollow'.</p> 14th May 2014 http://www.contactmusic.com/videos/2014may/james-mcavoy-patrick-stewart-reunite-xmen-days-of-future-past-premiere-part-3_189413.jpg
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Navigates Complicated Plot and Entertains, Say Critics 4192544 News

Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are back, but this time the latter is trying to convince X-Men from the past to help stop a war that is going to occur in the future. It’s a complicated plot, by all accounts, but one that Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn have portrayed skilfully, with plenty of action in between.

X-Men: Days of Future PastCharles Xavier meets his past self

The critics have kicked off the ever fluctuating aggregate Rotten Tomato score with a very healthy 86%. “Not since 2003's "X2: X-Men United" has this filmmaker tapped so effortlessly into his talent for comicbook gravitas, his ability to mine emotional resonance, pop poetry and (crucially) sly humor…” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang. 

Tim Grierson of Screen International was quick to praise the film’s fine balancing act. “This overstuffed, action-packed sequel has grandeur and elegance. But it's also sufficiently funny and emotional, capably interweaving big themes into the mix as well,” he wrote. 

“Bryan Singer keeps things moving along briskly enough that you can just go along with the ride of Superhero Stuff without getting bogged down in the labyrinthine plotting if you don't want to,” noted Alonso Duralde of The Wrap, alluding to the convoluted and complicated story map that could have derailed the latest X-Men movie. 

And finally, “While it's more dramatically diffuse than the reboot and lacks a definitive villain,” writes David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter, “the new film is shot through with a stirring reverence for the Marvel Comics characters and their universe.”

With ‘Godzilla’ smashing into cinemas this weekend, and X-Men the week after, blockbuster season has certainly arrived. Thankfully, we seem to be off to a good start.

Watch the trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' here
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Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are back, but this time the latter is trying to convince X-Men from the past to help stop a war that is going to occur in the future. It’s a complicated plot, by all accounts, but one that Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn have portrayed skilfully, with plenty of action in between.

X-Men: Days of Future PastCharles Xavier meets his past self

The critics have kicked off the ever fluctuating aggregate Rotten Tomato score with a very healthy 86%. “Not since 2003's "X2: X-Men United" has this filmmaker tapped so effortlessly into his talent for comicbook gravitas, his ability to mine emotional resonance, pop poetry and (crucially) sly humor…” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang. 

Tim Grierson of Screen International was quick to praise the film’s fine balancing act. “This overstuffed, action-packed sequel has grandeur and elegance. But it's also sufficiently funny and emotional, capably interweaving big themes into the mix as well,” he wrote. 

“Bryan Singer keeps things moving along briskly enough that you can just go along with the ride of Superhero Stuff without getting bogged down in the labyrinthine plotting if you don't want to,” noted Alonso Duralde of The Wrap, alluding to the convoluted and complicated story map that could have derailed the latest X-Men movie. 

And finally, “While it's more dramatically diffuse than the reboot and lacks a definitive villain,” writes David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter, “the new film is shot through with a stirring reverence for the Marvel Comics characters and their universe.”

With ‘Godzilla’ smashing into cinemas this weekend, and X-Men the week after, blockbuster season has certainly arrived. Thankfully, we seem to be off to a good start.

Watch the trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' here
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Hugh Jackman Attends ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Premiere With Bandaged Nose 4189068 News

Hugh Jackman has warned his fans about the dangers of the sun and of not wearing sunscreen. The actor uploaded a picture on to Instagram of himself with his nose in a bandage. He added the caption “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman attended the X-Men premiere with a bandaged nose.

The Wolverine actor received treatment for the same condition last year but the cells were also removed. Jackman warned his fans “don’t be foolish like me” urging them to “wear sunscreen.”

Jackman’s first scare was in November 2013 and he warned fans with this picture on Instagram:
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Jackman, according to reports in the Daily Mail, was diagnosed on Thursday (8th May) and received treatment immediately for the slow-growing form of skin cancer.

The 45-year-old actor appeared at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere with a bandage over his nose. Jackman requested that others “get check-ups and wear sunscreen,” mentioning his own struggle with the growths over the past year and hoping his fans would take heed of his warning.

This is the second scare for Jackman:
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Despite his operation, Jackman was seemingly overjoyed at the prospect of attending the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in New York on Saturday (10th May). He was joined by the majority of the main cast including Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Ellen Page. The film is due to be released on May 22nd in the UK and May 23rd in the US.

Read more: Hugh Jackman Receives Treatment For Second Skin Cancer Diagnosis.
Read more: Analysing The New Trailer For 'X-Men Days Of Future Past'.

Jackman uploaded another Instagram picture, adding the caption “small indie film premiere”: 
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Hugh Jackman has warned his fans about the dangers of the sun and of not wearing sunscreen. The actor uploaded a picture on to Instagram of himself with his nose in a bandage. He added the caption “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman attended the X-Men premiere with a bandaged nose.

The Wolverine actor received treatment for the same condition last year but the cells were also removed. Jackman warned his fans “don’t be foolish like me” urging them to “wear sunscreen.”

Jackman’s first scare was in November 2013 and he warned fans with this picture on Instagram:
<iframe src="//instagram.com/p/g_GQqMChOX/embed/" width="636" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

Jackman, according to reports in the Daily Mail, was diagnosed on Thursday (8th May) and received treatment immediately for the slow-growing form of skin cancer.

The 45-year-old actor appeared at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere with a bandage over his nose. Jackman requested that others “get check-ups and wear sunscreen,” mentioning his own struggle with the growths over the past year and hoping his fans would take heed of his warning.

This is the second scare for Jackman:
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Despite his operation, Jackman was seemingly overjoyed at the prospect of attending the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in New York on Saturday (10th May). He was joined by the majority of the main cast including Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Ellen Page. The film is due to be released on May 22nd in the UK and May 23rd in the US.

Read more: Hugh Jackman Receives Treatment For Second Skin Cancer Diagnosis.
Read more: Analysing The New Trailer For 'X-Men Days Of Future Past'.

Jackman uploaded another Instagram picture, adding the caption “small indie film premiere”: 
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'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return' Knocks The Sparkle From Emerald City [Trailer] 4186542 News

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released today in the USA, giving American families a new look at the classic tale of Dorothy,Toto, Kansas and the magical land of Oz in an exciting new animated take. Glee star Lea Michele takes the lead, voicing the sparkly-shoed heroine whilst Dan Aykroyd plays the Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer is the Tin Man and Jim Belushi voices the not-so-cowardly lion.

Lea Michele Legends Of Oz Premiere
Lea Michele Plays Dorothy In The Poorly-Received 'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return.'

The movie is an adventure aimed at the youngest of cinemagoers but even so, critics have found fault with Legends of Oz at the most basic of levels. Directed by Will Finn ('The Road to El Dorado') and Dan St. Pierre ('Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey') and with Bryan Adams scoring, the film should have had all the makings of greatness but instead falls short with a mediocre plotline and decidedly second-rate animation.

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The story reconvenes with Dorothy who has barely settled back into life in Kansas before she is summoned once again over the rainbow back to the land of Oz once more to rescue her friends from a terrible peril. The frighteningly deranged Jester (Martin Short) is wreaking havoc on the land and, along with Wiser the Owl (Oliver Platt), China Princess (Megan Hilty), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), Judge Jawbreaker (Brian Blessed) and Tugg the Tugboat (Patrick Stewart), is one of the tale's new characters.

James Belushi
Jim Belushi Plays The Lion In The Animated Revisiting Of 'The Wizard Of Oz.'

With such a star-packed roster, the fun film would be expected to fly high in the critics' estimations but apparently not: "The long journey is filled with action and familiar characters, but ultimately falls short of success. All the brains, heart and courage in the world can't save a movie that doesn't have a third act," says SF Gate, bashing the incomplete feeling of the plot.

"An already thin and bland storyline [is] stretched out to an almost Sadean extreme," condemns Slant Magazine, adding that the film sidesteps the original's themes of courage, intellect and love and replaces them with the vain China Princess' drive to find a husband.

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"It's with such dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, that Dorothy's Return imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a should-have-gone-straight-to-video chimney on her," writes Ed Gonzalez.

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Unfortunately, The Film's Plot & Animation Haven't Impressed Critics.

The New York Times picks out aspects of the artwork to praise - "The owl's argyle-pattern chest is a nice touch, as is the tree's textured grain" - but can't help but add "fine details like these must be picked out from among more slipshod visuals, much as the one-liners are lost in the wash of generic back-and-forth and weak characterizations."

"The film's songs, imperfectly staged, feel pitched to younger tots, uneasily bridging Broadway and a children's television show," says Nicolas Rapold, adding "there's just enough detectable affection to keep it from feeling like a pure cashing-in."

See more photos from the ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’ premiere.

Variety describes the movie as "a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's 'Oz the Great and Powerful.'" Justin Chang derides the film's "merely passable animation" and "feeble set of adventures for Dorothy," and predicts it "will likely melt away at the box office before finding a small pot of ancillary gold at the end of the rainbow."

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is released today in the USA and will be out on the 23rd May in the UK.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released today in the USA, giving American families a new look at the classic tale of Dorothy,Toto, Kansas and the magical land of Oz in an exciting new animated take. Glee star Lea Michele takes the lead, voicing the sparkly-shoed heroine whilst Dan Aykroyd plays the Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer is the Tin Man and Jim Belushi voices the not-so-cowardly lion.

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Lea Michele Plays Dorothy In The Poorly-Received 'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return.'

The movie is an adventure aimed at the youngest of cinemagoers but even so, critics have found fault with Legends of Oz at the most basic of levels. Directed by Will Finn ('The Road to El Dorado') and Dan St. Pierre ('Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey') and with Bryan Adams scoring, the film should have had all the makings of greatness but instead falls short with a mediocre plotline and decidedly second-rate animation.

Watch The 'Legends Of Oz': Dorothy's Return' Trailer:

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The story reconvenes with Dorothy who has barely settled back into life in Kansas before she is summoned once again over the rainbow back to the land of Oz once more to rescue her friends from a terrible peril. The frighteningly deranged Jester (Martin Short) is wreaking havoc on the land and, along with Wiser the Owl (Oliver Platt), China Princess (Megan Hilty), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), Judge Jawbreaker (Brian Blessed) and Tugg the Tugboat (Patrick Stewart), is one of the tale's new characters.

James Belushi
Jim Belushi Plays The Lion In The Animated Revisiting Of 'The Wizard Of Oz.'

With such a star-packed roster, the fun film would be expected to fly high in the critics' estimations but apparently not: "The long journey is filled with action and familiar characters, but ultimately falls short of success. All the brains, heart and courage in the world can't save a movie that doesn't have a third act," says SF Gate, bashing the incomplete feeling of the plot.

"An already thin and bland storyline [is] stretched out to an almost Sadean extreme," condemns Slant Magazine, adding that the film sidesteps the original's themes of courage, intellect and love and replaces them with the vain China Princess' drive to find a husband.

More: Lea Michele wants ‘American Horror Story’ role.

"It's with such dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, that Dorothy's Return imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a should-have-gone-straight-to-video chimney on her," writes Ed Gonzalez.

Lea Michele Legends Of Oz Premiere Jim Belushi Martin Short
Unfortunately, The Film's Plot & Animation Haven't Impressed Critics.

The New York Times picks out aspects of the artwork to praise - "The owl's argyle-pattern chest is a nice touch, as is the tree's textured grain" - but can't help but add "fine details like these must be picked out from among more slipshod visuals, much as the one-liners are lost in the wash of generic back-and-forth and weak characterizations."

"The film's songs, imperfectly staged, feel pitched to younger tots, uneasily bridging Broadway and a children's television show," says Nicolas Rapold, adding "there's just enough detectable affection to keep it from feeling like a pure cashing-in."

See more photos from the ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’ premiere.

Variety describes the movie as "a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's 'Oz the Great and Powerful.'" Justin Chang derides the film's "merely passable animation" and "feeble set of adventures for Dorothy," and predicts it "will likely melt away at the box office before finding a small pot of ancillary gold at the end of the rainbow."

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is released today in the USA and will be out on the 23rd May in the UK.

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