Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant
Directed by: James Mangold
Plot: It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request–that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 94%
Critic Consensus: “Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions”
Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Aviv Alush, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Graham Greene
Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine
Plot: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”
RT Freshness: 15%
Critic Consensus: “The Shack‘s undeniably worthy message is ill-served by a script that confuses spiritual uplift with melodramatic clichés and heavy-handed sermonizing”
Before I Fall
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Cynthy Wu, Elena Kampouris
Directed by: Ry Russo-Young
Plot: February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
Critic Consensus: “Before I Fall‘s familiar ingredients are enlivened by a fresh YA perspective and a strong performance from emerging star Zoey Deutch”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.