Posts tagged "Hugh Jackman"

X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet

X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet
LOGAN Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 135 mins. Premise: The year is 2029, and mutants are nearly extinct. Logan a/k/a Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hiding out near the Texas border with Charles Xavier a/k/a Professor X (Patrick Stewart) but the two find themselves on the run when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by deadly mercenaries. Behind-the-Scenes: This is Jackman’s ninth... Read more »

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks
EDDIE THE EAGLE Genre: Sports Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) has always wanted to be an Olympian, much to his parents’ eternal bemusement (Mom) and chagrin (Dad).  After trying on several ill-fitting sports, Eddie stumbles onto ski jumping after learning that Britain has not fielded an Olympic team... Read more »

Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past

Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: X-Men: Days of Future Past. JOHN: With Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox is making a clear, calculated bid for Avengers-style grosses at the worldwide box office.  The last X-Men installment, First Class,... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX

Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. PRISONERS.  This is the kind of movie that was made for Fall viewing.  It’s a dark, adult drama about child kidnapping and the emotional toll that takes on the parents, the cops, and the suspects. ... Read more »

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One
THE WOLVERINE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Logan a/k/a The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is charged with protecting the daughter of someone he saved years ago in WWII, and has to fend off villainous threats from the likes of the Yakuza and a deathly tongued mutant called Viper. Behind-the-Scenes: Before he jumped on... Read more »

Movie Review - Les Miserables (***)

Movie Review - Les Miserables (***)
LES MISERABLES Genre: Musical Rating: PG-13 Premise: Escaped convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) tries to raise Cosette while evading the dogged pursuit of Officer Javert (Russell Crowe), as the French Revolution rages on in the background.  Based on the hit musical produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Behind-the-Scenes: The last film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables came out in... Read more »
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"Real Steel" Is The Citizen Kane Of Boxing Robot Movies

"Real Steel" Is The Citizen Kane Of Boxing Robot Movies
REAL STEEL Genre: Sports/Action/Drama Premise: Estranged father and son (Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo) bond while they take a junkyard boxing robot from underdog to champ.  Think Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots – the Movie. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the short story by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, Duel).  Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis are executive producers.  Shawn Levy... Read more »