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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 Greatest Hits of 2017

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2017 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * The Comedian – Robert De Niro gets a chance to redeem himself after appearing in far too many bad comedies. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Danny DeVito has a supporting part. * Split – … … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2017

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

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

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

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