Tag Archives: Hugh Jackman

Logan

In 2029, an aging and ailing Logan (Hugh Jackman) is nursing an increasingly frail Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) when they’re introduced to an 11-year-old girl (Dafne Keen) with extraordinary powers; soon, they all have to run for their lives together… Director James Mangold’s second Wolverine movie is designed to be the last and really feels … Continue reading Logan

Movie 43

COMEDY. EXPOSED.  It’s unbelievable that so many talents would be willing to work on and off on this collection of raunchy sketches for ten years and come up with so little. The title has nothing to do with the movie itself and there doesn’t seem to be much of a theme, even though Peter Farrelly’s … Continue reading Movie 43

Celebrities For and Against Trump

Since I last wrote about the presidential election in this blog (which was August), too much craziness has happened to keep up. Suffice it to say that those who thought Donald Trump would turn into a serious-minded candidate were wrong. As polls show him losing big to Hillary Clinton, the unhinged billionaire is going off … Continue reading Celebrities For and Against Trump

X-Men: Apocalypse

ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE.  In 1983, the first mutant the world ever saw comes back to life, a powerful creature who ruled ancient Egypt and has been entombed ever since his worshippers betrayed him. The third film in the series that introduced younger versions of beloved mutants suffers from overfamiliarity and a fiery showdown, … Continue reading X-Men: Apocalypse

Highlights of Comic-Con 2015

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego ended last Sunday. Time to sum up what we enjoyed the most: The Star Wars panel – We get J.J. Abrams explaining his vision for the new movie, and Lawrence Kasdan as a connection to the original trilogy. We get real examples of newly designed creatures. And we get a Carrie Fisher-Mark … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

ONE FINAL NIGHT TO SAVE THE DAY. When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) learns that the magical tablet that makes everything in the Museum of Natural History come alive at night is corroding, the race is on to save it. The third film in the franchise is very similar to its predecessors, but still has greater … Continue reading Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Andrew Lesnie 1956-2015: There and Back Again

As I sat down in a theater today to watch Russell Crowe’s directing debut, The Water Diviner, after hearing that cinematographer Andrew Lesnie had died, I didn’t know that he had worked on it and that it was his final film. Perhaps it is fitting that after a career of fanciful blockbusters, this Australian came back home for a … Continue reading Andrew Lesnie 1956-2015: There and Back Again

CHAPPiE

HUMANITY’S LAST HOPE ISN’T HUMAN. In the future, the Johannesburg police force is assisted by highly efficient robots created by a brilliant engineer (Dev Patel); when he gives one of them a mind of its own, he’s threatened from two sides… Based on a short film that Neill Blomkamp made in 2004, this noisy, dystopian … Continue reading CHAPPiE

They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

Red carpets are being rolled out, female stars are deciding which fashion giants to promote, and big Oscar statues outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles are getting their last golden polish. The 87th Academy Awards will take place this Sunday and I feel confident that host Neil Patrick Harris will do an excellent job. After … Continue reading They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

The 7 Most Recent Oscar Hosts Rated

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting next year’s Academy Awards. Anyone who has seen him helm the Tonys or the Emmys knows that this is good news. I’ll soon get to why, but let us first kick off a list of who’s hosted the past seven years and how they merit:   2008: Jon Stewart – This was … Continue reading The 7 Most Recent Oscar Hosts Rated

X-Men: Days of Future Past

EVERY HERO, EVERY POWER WILL UNITE. In 2023, most mutants have been wiped out by man-made robots called Sentinels; with the help of Shadowcat (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to 1973 to kill the Sentinel program before it’s born. A sequel to three X-Men movies (The Last Stand, Wolverine and … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past