Tag Archives: James Mangold


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

The Wolverine

THE HERO. THE FUGITIVE. THE WARRIOR. THE SURVIVOR. THE LEGEND.  Logan (Hugh Jackman), who’s trying to put Wolverine in the past, is talked into going to Japan where a billionaire wants to repay a lifelong debt… Another chapter in the X-Men franchise, one that follows some time after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and takes … Continue reading The Wolverine

Knight and Day

June Havens (Cameron Diaz) ends up on a flight with Roy Miller (Tom Cruise), a charmer who turns out to be a secret agent; when Roy is suddenly attacked by the plane’s crew and several passengers, June realizes that she’s about to embark on quite the adventure. Cruise pondered several other action movies before deciding … Continue reading Knight and Day

3:10 to Yuma

TIME WAITS FOR ONE MAN. When outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) is captured, destitute rancher Dan Evans (Christian Bale) is paid to join the group of men who will bring him to a train bound for Yuma prison. Director James Mangold’s remake of the 1957 western classic doesn’t really do anything original that warrants a … Continue reading 3:10 to Yuma

Walk the Line: How Cash Got His Act Together

LOVE IS A BURNING THING. It’s impossible to see this film and not think of last year’s Ray. Both films tell the story of a supremely gifted, Southern musician who grew up tormented by having witnessed his beloved brother die in a grisly accident. The musician marries a woman, but gets hooked on drugs and starts … Continue reading Walk the Line: How Cash Got His Act Together

Kate & Leopold

IF THEY LIVED IN THE SAME CENTURY, THEY’D BE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER. Time traveler Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber) accidentally brings Leopold Mountbatten (Hugh Jackman), a duke who lived in New York in 1876, to 2001; Stuart’s ex-girlfriend (Meg Ryan) reluctantly befriends the visitor. This romantic comedy has a few funny sequences where the duke … Continue reading Kate & Leopold