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XMen Days of future past and Maleficent

Last few days i was buying doing an android app but i still managed to watch XMen Days of future past and Maleficent, while the cgi in maleficent is really good the story is not, xmen however is really good story and effects wise especially blink, love how they use portals and quicksilver screen is really cool.

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Here is the python code
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Right click anywhere in the page, select Inspect (Chrome) or Inspect Element (Firefox)
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