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COURTESY OF R.U. SIRIUS
"There's a certain alertness to the science fictional nature of current reality," says R.U. Sirius.COURTESY OF R.U. SIRIUS
"There's a certain alertness to the science fictional nature of current reality," says R.U. Sirius.ASSOCIATED PRESS
"X-Men: First Class" opens in theaters this weekend with Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto.

COURTESY OF R.U. SIRIUS "There's a certain alertness to the science fictional nature of current reality," says R.U. Sirius.COURTESY OF R.U. SIRIUS "There's a certain alertness to the science fictional nature of current reality," says R.U. Sirius.ASSOCIATED PRESS "X-Men: First Class" opens in theaters this weekend with Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto.

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