5 Lunchtime Links: X-Men trailer revealed and more


1. New X-Men trailer released.

The trailer for the newest addition to the X-Men saga, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” was released today on Twitter. Set to premiere next summer, the movie will pit the first mutant against all those that came after, when villain Apocalypse comes to claim his followers. The cast is similar to that of “X-Men: The First Class” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” but will include new super heroes Olivia Munn and Oscar Isaac. You can watch the trailer below.

2. Bruce Springsteen’s pricey 2016 tour tickets on sale today.

The Boss is back, but if you want to pay witness it’s going to cost you a lot of money. “The River Tour” is expected to be Springsteen’s and the E Street Band’s most expensive set of shows to date. Launching Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh the tour will see the boys play 24 shows before wrapping up with two nights in Los Angeles. Tickets went on sale this morning and sold out in minutes for several locations.

3. Austin’s holiday light map.

Get your cup of cocoa ready and let the Statesman’s holiday light map lead the way. There are so many amazing holiday light displays to see throughout the city it might prove difficult to plan your route without a map. Mix in newer displays like the Domain with favorites like Zilker’s Trail of Lights and the Capitol Christmas tree.

4. Michelle Obama raps it out.

No need to visit Rap Genius to work out the meaning of this rap — first lady Michelle Obama’s message in her College Humor “Go To College” music video is pretty clear. The video opens on SNL’s Jay Pharoah helping a couple of bored kids decide what they should do with their time (go to college). It then features a few lines by Obama herself rapping about, “South side Chicago, we all know/ We had to do overtime every night, to make it tomorrow.”

5. Why digital photo frames are never going to happen.

Scrambling for a last minute gift? Austin360’s Omar Gallaga recommends you do yourself a favor and resist any temptation to gift someone a digital photo frame. He lists off a few of the reasons the technology never really took off including the tablets that did far more than one-up the frames and the effort required to set them up.

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