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'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' trailer shows the many sides of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain's rocky romance -- VIDEO

Love is complicated. There are different sides to every story, unexplainable whims, emotions, and a million tiny little decisions that can shove the trajectory of the relationship down nearly any path. We don’t need the movies to tell us that, but it never hurts to be reminded of the ineffable truth.

But there’s an inherent problem with tales of love and breakups: Who gets to be hero? Choosing a point of view is generally choosing the protagonist when it comes to documenting relationships on film, and how is that fair? Maybe Summer was a decent girl after all.

In The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as a couple in and out of love, writer-director Ned Benson tries to subvert that. Originally conceived as two films, subtitled Her and Him, which both premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and tells the same story from both sides of a relationship, Benson then combined his features into one film, Them, for the Cannes premiere.

Check out the first trailer for Them after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Frankenstein' take: New title, plot details

As anyone who’s read Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel (or seen one of the many film adaptions of the story, now in the public domain) can tell you, the creature most people think of as “Frankenstein” should really be called “Frankenstein’s monster.” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming take on the tale, however, has a title that makes the delineation even clearer: It’s called Victor Frankenstein, emphasizing the man, not the monster.

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James McAvoy reimagines the 'X-Men' franchise as 'Jack-Men' -- LISTEN

The next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, has a release date (May 27, 2016), but as the stars confirmed when they sat down for a SiriusXM Town Hall, they haven’t officially heard that they’re in it. Patrick Stewart would like to think Charles Xavier will always play a part in the films since the X-Men were named after him — and W-Men, after Wolverine, doesn’t have quite the same ring. James McAvoy, however, suggests they could always do Jack-Men in honor of Hugh Jackman.

Jack-Men sounds like a different kind of movie, host Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and EW, jokes. “I make those movies all the time,” Jackman says, laughing. “I hope no one sees them.” McAvoy has a plot: “It would be a bunch of dudes, desperate people, who’d all been like shunned from society because they were intensely charismatic and buff. They were like, ‘We’ve got nowhere to go. We’re so charismatic!'”

Listen to the full exchange below.

In the second clip, Jackman is asked by an audience member who he’d like to see play a young Wolverine and gives Channing Tatum a thumbs up as Gambit. READ FULL STORY

Watch James McAvoy threaten to hand the Avengers their asses, punch Hugh Jackman -- VIDEO

Do the stars of  X-Men: Days of Future Past want to see a crossover with the Avengers? That’s one of the questions James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman field in their SiriusXM Town Hall hosted by Jess Cagle (premiering May 23 at 7 p.m. ET on EW Radio). Because you really need to see McAvoy’s answer to get the full effect, you’ll want to watch the sneak peek below.

He likens the situation to a boxing match — if the audience interest is there, someone’s going to make it happen. “I would like to see us fight them, though. I’d like us not to team up. I’d like to see us fight them and, you know, annihilate them, as we surely would,” he says, laughing. “Be like, ‘Hey, Robert Downey. Oh, here you go. There’s your ass.’ ‘Sorry, I’ve got a bunch of asses in my hand. I think they belong to you Avengers?'”

In the second clip, McAvoy steals the scene again by massaging Stewart and punching Jackman. Enjoy. READ FULL STORY

Daniel Radcliffe explains why his 'Kill Your Darlings' gay sex scene shouldn't shock you, why 'Frankenstein' will be a 'romp' -- VIDEO

The more Daniel Radcliffe promotes his new movie Kill Your Darlings, in select theaters Oct. 16, the more questions he’ll be asked about the gay sex scene he performs playing a young Allen Ginsberg. Speaking with EW editor Jess Cagle during a recent SiriusXM Town Hall, Radcliffe said he knows ‘gay sex scene’ is an easy headline, and he’s okay with that. “It is slightly salacious, but if that gets people to buy a ticket, and they end up seeing a one and a half hour drama about the Beat Generation, then I’m happy with that.” He’s just surprised that more people have been shocked by his turn as a gay man than his performance in the 2007 stage revival of Equus, in which he played a stable boy who blinds six horses in a psychosexual frenzy: “I do feel like going back to all those people, and being like, ‘Why weren’t you more shocked about the sort of sexual religious worship of a horse that my character has in that?'” He’s confident Kill Your Darlings won’t affect his Harry Potter fanbase. “If they stuck with me through Equus, they’re not gonna find a problem with this. And if they are, they’re a really weird type of bigot,” he said, with a laugh. “If they’re like, ‘No, a horse is fine, but gay people I can’t stand.'” Watch the interview excerpt below.

Radcliffe also shared details about his upcoming turn as Igor in Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis’ adaptation of Frankenstein, which he recently started rehearsing with James McAvoy (Victor) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lorelei). He said Landis has given Igor a backstory, and focuses on two young guys at the forefront of science at a time when people thought they could shape and change nature and be the masters of it. “It’s about two guys who teeter on that line constantly, and one of them, Igor, has to sort of pull Victor back and give him a dose of morality and be his conscience. The peril in the film is whether or not he will be successful in that or whether Victor will just go mad.” Watch that interview excerpt below to hear him describe the script as an adventure, a romp, and the most original one he’s read out a studio since Potter. READ FULL STORY

'X-Men' first look: 'Days of Future Past' posters split the difference

Duality and split personas have been part of superhero cinema for years but usually it’s one actor playing two parts (Superman and Clark Kent, Batman and Bruce Wayne, etc.) not two actors sharing one name in the credits.

That comes across in these intriguing new promotional posters for the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past and it came across this weekend in San Diego at Comic-Con International panel featuring four actors who inhabit two mutants; Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy as a melded Professor X and Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender as a polarized versions of Magneto.

NEXT: Xavier x 2
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Two generations of X-Men visit the EW.com Comic-Con studio

James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer visited the Entertainment Weekly digital studio at Comic-Con today to talk about the two generations of X-Men in the Marvel movie universe. Watch the video below.

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'Filth' trailer: James McAvoy behaving badly -- NSFW VIDEO

In the latest Filth trailer, typically model citizen James McAvoy drinks, curses, vomits, cries, smiles, laughs, and has a lot of sex. Did we mention he’s playing a policeman?

Makes sense: The movie is based on a book by Irvine Walsh, author of the similarly dark-night-of-the-Scottish-soul tale Trainspotting. In the new clip, there are at least as many valleys as there are peaks. Do: Be friends with Jamie Bell. Don’t: Get your prescriptions from Jim Broadbent.

Watch the trailer below:
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James McAvoy is a very, very dirty boy in the new poster and trailer for 'Filth' -- NSFW VIDEO

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the James McAvoy we fell in love with in Atonement is long gone. He might have those same baby blues, but 2013 is the year that McAvoy takes a trip to the dark side… and grows a beard. The Scotsman might play an angry cop in Welcome to the Punch and an art auctioneer-turned-thief in Trance, but he has never been as bad as he gets in his next film, Filth.

As the recently released — and super-NSFW — worldwide trailer for the U.K. film portrays him, McAvoy’s character is a pervert, alcoholic, psycho, rude cop. The promo doesn’t hold back, showing McAvoy having sex in a variety of positions and snorting large amounts of cocaine — also the visual theme of the film’s poster. Now the question is, do you prefer the good McAvoy or the very, very bad McAvoy?

Check out the trailer (again, NSFW!) and poster below. READ FULL STORY

Catching up with James McAvoy on his big year, 'X-Men' and the possibility of a 'Wanted 2'

He earned our respect in The Last King of Scotland, he stole our hearts in Atonement, and he made us fans for life in X-Men: First Class. So what is James McAvoy, the blue-eyed Scotsman, up to now?

Other than starring in Welcome to the Punch, a British cat-and-mouse thriller that’s currently in theaters, McAvoy also stars in April 5th’s Trance. Danny Boyle’s latest directorial project, Trance follows McAvoy’s Simon, a less-than-trustworthy art auctioneer who suffers amnesia and then undergoes hypnotherapy to try and remember the whereabouts of a painting he helped to steal. The result is a mental thriller that will have you questioning just about everything within the world of the film. READ FULL STORY

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