Director: Bryan Singer

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Film:The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Bryan Singer

Ever since this convoluted thriller dazzled audiences and critics in 1995 and won an Oscar for Christopher McQuarrie’s twisting screenplay, The Usual Suspects has continued to divide movie lovers into opposite camps. While a lot of people take great pleasure from the movie’s now-famous central mystery (namely, “Who is Keyser Söze?”), others aren’t so easily impressed by a movie that’s too enamored of its own cleverness to make much sense. After all, what are we to make of a final scene that renders the entire movie obsolete? Half the fun…

Film:X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United: Part 2 of The X-Men trilogy

Bryan Singer

The evolution continues in this “exhilarating thrill ride” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) that features the extraordinary original X-Men—along with amazing new mutants possessing fantastic powers that have to be seen to be believed. In the wake of a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever. They must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet. But could this new alliance backfire and annihilate the human race? Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Hale Berry, Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos star in this breathtaking, action-packed spectacle that “may be the best superhero movie yet made!” (San Francisco Examiner)

Film:X-Men

X-Men: Part 1 of The X-Men trilogy

Bryan Singer

Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers—the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinsiter plan for the future!

Film:Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Bryan Singer

The Man of Steel flies back to the silver screen in this thrilling adventure directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men). Following a five-year absence from Earth, Superman (Brandon Routh) resumes his old life as Clark Kent and discovers that Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) is living with her longtime boyfriend and has a child who may possess some extraordinary powers of his own. But when old foe Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) sets in motion a deadly real estate scheme, Supes faces the most dangerous challenge of his life.

Film:Apt Pupil

Apt Pupil

Bryan Singer

At the top of his game, Stephen King has a real gift for mining monsters—zero-at-the-bone horror—out of everyday faces and places. Adapted from a novella in the 1982 collection that also spawned Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil looks at first as if it might draw authentically enlightening terror from the soul-cancer that makes blood relations of a Southern California golden boy (Brad Renfro) and an aging Nazi war criminal (Sir Ian McKellen). Turned on by a high-school course about the Holocaust, Todd Bowden (such a bland…

Film:Public Access

Public Access

Bryan Singer

“What’s wrong with Brewster?” asks the smiling devil-behind-blue-eyes Whiley Pritcher (Ron Marquette), a well-mannered, clean-cut drifter who has his own public access talk show. Brewster is a rural community with a secret under its bland surface of rural small town normalcy (a less insidious but more enigmatic reflection of Blue Velvet), and Whiley becomes an instant celebrity as he stirs it up with gossip and name-calling. But that’s not his goal—or at least it doesn’t appear to be. But then Whiley is an enigma in every sense of the word, a walking…

Film:Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Bryan Singer

In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler’s own emergency plan—known as Operation Valkyrie—these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.

With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Film:The X-Men film trilogy

The X-Men film trilogy

Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner

Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers—the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinsiter plan for the future!

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