X-Men fans director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that Ellen Page and Anna Paquin have both signed on the join the latest installment of the superhero movie franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Page and Paquin are set to reprise their pre-Juno and True Blood roles as wall-defying Kitty Pryde and energy-sucking Rogue respectively. Their mutual love interest, Iceman as played by Shawn Ashmore, is also set to return.
The latest X-Men movie feels already stacked considering Ian McKellan (Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier) will join their younger counterparts, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. In addition, current Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence will also reprise their superhero roles as the perpetually badass Wolverine and shape shifter, Mystique.
The movie revolves around time travelling so the age jump from X-Men: The Last Stand to now shouldn’t be out of place.
Watch the ‘90s cartoon version of Days of Futures Past to get a sense of what may or may not happen in the new film:
“Nuclear” – Destiny’s Child
Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland recently got together to record their first track together since 2004, which will appear on their upcoming album Love Songs. “Nuclear” is surprisingly low-key for the women’s first recording in almost a decade, but it’s supposed to be a throw back to old school R&B. With soft vocals and ambient production by Pharell, the track works as a re-kindling of 90s style R&B music.
“I Come Apart” – A$AP Rocky ft. Florence Welch
If you feel like treating yourself to the deluxe version of A$AP Rocky’s upcoming album Long.Live.A$AP, you will be rewarded with an exclusive, bonus collaboration between A$AP and British songstress Florence Welch. It’s a pretty unexpected combination, but works well with A$AP’s lyrics about the pain of separation and Florence’s rich vocals bringing a feminine voice. A$AP Rocky’s new album drops Jan. 15.
“C’mon” – Ke$ha
In her new video, Ke$ha is an overworked waitress sick of being abused by her boss and decides to quit on the spot. As she sits on the curb in her daisy dukes and plaid shirt, a fun van appears out of nowhere and our favourite auto-tunes, glitter-loving party girl goes on a wild adventure with furry animals. It sure beats working at the “Awful House.”
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One month after the success of her first video “Okay Cupid,” Internet sensation Kitty Pryde is back at it again, and fiercer than ever releasing a new rap video this week called ”Dead Island” from her D.A.I.S.Y. Rage EP. Her soft vocals complement the up-beat music in this track creating a dreamy-like, hypnotic sound.
Lyrics in the song include: ”You don’t know why all the boys flock to me? B****, draw your eyebrows on then talk to me…love NY ’cause theres so many bridges to jump off.”
As stated by Luke O’Neil on the MTV Buzzworthy Blog, “we’re still not able to “discern if she’s the wunderkind of underdog,” but at the moment it’s looking like she’ll be a little bit of both for now.”
Watch it here:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Kitty Pryde, a female rapper from Florida.
Any female rapper named after a badass comic book character who manages to look like a real person as opposed to a caricature (ahem Nicki Minaj) deserves to be heard. Luckily, Kitty Pryde’s lyrics and appearance bring a realness that makes you want to listen. Her “I don’t really care, this is a funny joke” attitude and apparent lack of desire to “make it,” somehow add to her appeal, making more of a statement about the power of the Internet and fame, rather than any definitive statement about white girl rappers.
Origins: Daytona Beach, Florida
Full name: Kathryn Beckwith
Known for: Kitty is known for rapping as if she is talking in a hypnotic baby voice.
Used in a sentence: Whether it’s her Pippi Longstocking appearance, or her frankness in interviews, there is something endearing about Kitty Pryde.
File next to: Jokers in Trousers, Hot Sugar, Kreayshawn
Download now: “Okay Cupid”
Five fun facts:
1. Kitty was part of the comedy hip hop group Jokers in Trousers when she caught the eye of rapper Riff Raff, which lead to the single “Orion’s Belt.”
2. Her stage name is a direct reference to the X-Men superhero.
Tumblr rapper Kitty Pryde actually made the internet explode this week with her nerd-culture track “Okay Cupid.” The suburban teen’s sleepy sounding song is all about drunk dials, planning dream weddings, getting messed up and everything else teen girls think about.
She’s already been hailed as the self-aware, suburban high school version of Kreayshawn, to which Pryde responded: “I don’t think I’m following in her footsteps or anything, but the same kind of thing is happening, like ‘Oh she’s cute, this makes me laugh. It’s not good, but it’s funny.’ You send the link to your friends, and then it’s a big joke. Which is good, that’s what I wanted. But I want people to laugh with me, not laugh at me.”
Pryde raps about some of the youthful crap teens are into, like doodling your crush’s name in a binder and sexting, but she does it with self-awareness that is beyond her age and also with a sense of humour. She’s getting a mixed reaction on YouTube but received positive reviews from The New York Times and Vice.
What do you think of it?
Watch it here: