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Blu-ray Review – Logan (2017)

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan, 2017.

Directed by James Mangold

Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, and Eriq La Salle.

Synopsis:

Logan arrives on home video in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD release that also offers Logan Noir, a black-and-white version of this grim ‘n’ gritty film. The bonus features dig deep, with a commentary track by director James Mangold and a 76-minute making-of documentary.

I remember when grim ‘n’ gritty became all the rage in the comic book industry in the 80s. Sure, Batman had led the way in the 70s with some very Gothic-tinged storylines, and Marvel had flirted with it back then too by giving its characters some more grown-up problems, but the 80s was a time of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and other tough-as-nails comics.

That trend accelerated through that decade and into the 90s, and Marvel »

- Brad Cook

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Hugh Jackman shares his thoughts on recasting Wolverine

26 May 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that Hugh Jackman has hung up the claws following the release of Logan, the actor has been chatting to Collider about the eventual recasting Wolverine, and how he would go about rebooting the fan favourite mutant.

“I think one thing we’ve learned: when X-Men started, it was pretty revolutionary,” said Jackman. “Like the comic book itself, I think there was an element of breaking conventions, of opening up in the concentration camp with a character, was not what people expected. I think X-Men has always been about asking questions, challenging norms and asking what’s going on. I’m not saying we’ve done that always, but I definitely think the spirit of Logan is in a way a reboot of that desire to keep taking risks and to ask more difficult questions, and to go deeper within the characters. In an irreverent way, it’s exactly what Deadpool did too. »

- Gary Collinson

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Logan was going to open with the death of the X-Men

25 May 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although Logan contained enough clues for audiences to get a pretty good idea of what happened during the ‘Westchester Incident’, but director James Mangold has revealed to IGN that he originally planned to make it much more explicit by opening the film with the death of the X-Men.

“I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence, and so it was quite literal, who was dead,” said Mangold. But the reason we didn’t do it wasn’t to spare other films, it was that it redefined the movie. It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.”

Would you have liked to see the death of the X-Men in Logan, »

- Gary Collinson

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X-23 unlikely to join a future X-Men movie, but may get a solo film

25 May 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of Logan’s most popular characters was Dafne Keen’s X-23, stealing many scenes from the two powerhouse actors behind Wolverine and Charles Xavier.

There has been much talk about the character’s potential to pop up in future X-Men franchise movies, with Logan’s director James Mangold even teasing her return. But according to producer Hutch Parker, there are no definite plans for X-23’s future appearances, and that her appearance in an X-Men movie isn’t guaranteed.

“I don’t know definitively, but in terms of the stuff we’ve been talking about, it’s not sort of slipping her into the background of another movie. It’s looking at that character, which is a great character and has a pretty interesting run within the comics, to find a story that we think she could carry or certainly be kind of majorly significant within,” Parker said to IGN. »

- Samuel Brace

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Deadpool guest stars in the Logan Honest Trailer

23 May 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Logan hitting Blu-ray in North America today, the guys at Screen Junkies have unveiled their Honest Trailer for Hugh Jackman’s acclaimed X-Men swansong – and they’ve got some company this time, as Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool makes a guest appearance to share the Merc with a Mouth’s thoughts.

See Also: James Mangold talks Logan’s “happy ending”, Hugh Jackman was reluctant to introduce X-24

See Also: Watch more Honest Trailers here

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Logan reunites Hugh Jackman with The Wolverine director James Mangold and also stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Elise Neal. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hugh Jackman reveals his two regrets from his time as Wolverine

21 May 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having brought the curtain down on a 17 year spell as Wolverine this March with the release of the critically-acclaimed Logan, Hugh Jackman has been reflecting on his time as the fan favourite X-Man, revealing to Collider that he only has two regrets.

“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do,” said Jackman. “Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue and yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’ We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen—on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out you go for it. The other idea that I always loved was »

- Amie Cranswick

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James Mangold talks Logan’s “happy ending”, Hugh Jackman was reluctant to introduce X-24

19 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning. Major Logan spoilers follow…

With this year’s Logan, director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman delivered a rather fantastic end to Jackman’s 15-year stint as the fan favourite mutant superhero Wolverine, culminating in an emotional climax where Logan makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his clone/daughter Laura and her young mutant friends from his other clone, X-24.

While lots of tears were shed over the final scenes, James Mangold has revealed to CinemaBlend that he doesn’t view the conclusion of the film as a downer – quite the opposite in fact, as he sees it as a happy ending given the suffering Wolverine has endured throughout his life.

“Something gets born of every tragedy. In many ways, I look at the movie and I realize what a happy ending it is. At least from the perspective of Wolverine’s character. I think, unlike anything »

- Gary Collinson

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Logan producer says casting a new Wolverine is “not something I can think about”

19 May 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan was a beautiful swan song for Hugh Jackman, and the character that he has cultivated for over 15 years. His Wolverine is the most fully realized comic book character put on film, and it would be no small feat to replace him. How do you replace an actor who is so tied to a particular role?

Well, according to Logan producer Hutch Parker, maybe you don’t. Talking to CinemaBlend, the producer shared his feelings about picking a new actor to fill Hugh Jackman’s shoes:

“It’s a great question. Look, I think for all of us, at the moment, and for some of us it goes back to the very first time Hugh put on the costume. The idea of casting someone else as Wolverine is just not something I can think about. [Laughs] And I don’t know. There’s part of me that thinks that he’s »

- Jordan Jones

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‘Chicago Fire’ & ‘Chicago P.D.’ Tap Reza Tabrizi & Eriq La Salle As Ep/Directors

18 May 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Reza Tabrizi is succeeding his mentor Joe Chappelle as executive producer/director on Chicago Fire. As I previously reported, Tabrizi had been in talks for the job, and his deal has now closed. Meanwhile, actor-turned-director Eriq La Salle, who has been directing episodes of both Fire and Chicago P.D. is set as executive producer/director on P.D., replacing departing Mark Tinker. Chappelle, who had served as executive producer and director on the mothership series since… »

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Logan director James Mangold teases Dafne Keen’s return as X-23

17 May 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it was released in March, James Mangold’s Logan received near unanimous praise for Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the clawed mutant and former X-Man Wolverine. However, the film’s big takeaway, and breakout star, was Dafne Keen’s performance as Laura/X-23. The young clone quickly became a fan-favourite character thanks to Keen, and there’s been a lot of speculation as to whether we’ll see her reprising the role for a future X-Men movie.

Last night at the Alamo Drafthouse, Fox and Mangold held a special screening of Logan Noir, the black and white version of the film, followed by a Q&A session with Mangold, Jackman and producer Hutch Parker. In the Q&A, Mangold was asked whether or not audiences would see Laura again and if Mangold would once again direct Keen should she return. While it wasn’t fully confirmed, Mangold said »

- Ricky Church

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Horror Highlights: Salem Horror Fest, Domitianus, Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017, Good Time

17 May 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be featured at the Salem Horror Fest, and we have info on the special screening. Also in today's Horror Highlights is an excerpt from Nicholas Forristal's Domitianus, stills from Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017 details, and the trailer for A24's Good Time.

Salem Horror Fest: Press Release: "Salem, Ma. - Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety in horror at the Halloween capital of the world; Salem, Massachusetts

Amidst the notorious backdrop of the 1692 Witch Trials, the festival will feature a city-wide program set to kick off at the Peabody Essex Museum on Thursday, September 21 as part of the Pem/Pm evening party series in conjunction with their upcoming exhibit “It’s Alive” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi »

- Derek Anderson

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See Wolverine in glorious black and white with Logan Noir trailer

16 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With director James Mangold’s black and white cut of Logan – dubbed Logan Noir – set to receive a one-night only theatrical release in the U.S. this Wednesday (it will also be available as a bonus feature on the Blu-ray and 4K), the filmmaker has taken to Twitter to share a trailer for the monochrome version of Hugh Jackman’s acclaimed X-Men swansong. Watch it here…

See Also: Watch: Dafne Keen’s X-23 audition tape and deleted Caliban scene from Logan

Logan in sumptuous B&W on Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD May 23rd (along w/ color) and yes B&W in 4K in 4K package! And Noir in theaters tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/vJcn0HJOHx

— Mangold (@mang0ld) May 16, 2017

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and »

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Watch: Dafne Keen’s X-23 audition tape and deleted Caliban scene from Logan

16 May 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has given us a peak at the special features from next week’s home-entertainment release of Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swansong Logan by unveiling a featurette on Dafne Keen’s X-23, which includes footage of the young actress auditioning alongside Jackman. Check it out here…

See Also: Order Logan via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Meanwhile, Yahoo! Movies has unveiled a deleted scene from the film, which gives us a look at the fate of Caliban:

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Logan reunites Hugh Jackman with The Wolverine director James Mangold and also stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, »

- Gary Collinson

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Do We Really Need Coming to America 2?

7 May 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 1980s seem to have come back in an odder way than we could have ever imagined. In 2017, we have a President who is a former reality TV star. In the 1980s, we had a President who was a former actor. Today, we have social media running our lives and giving us innumerable ways to compete with each other. In the 1980s, MTV had us under its thumb. It made us compete with one other about being the first to see the new media known as music videos. And now, in 2017, there's talk of Eddie Murphy writing and actually making a sequel to 1988's wildly successful Coming to America, which, like the first movie, will be released by Paramount Pictures.

Today's cinematic landscape is mired in nostalgia. For most of the 1990s and 2000s, we had films that looked back fondly (and not so fondly) at the go-go times of the 1970s. »

- MovieWeb

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Black & White ‘Noir’ version of Logan confirmed for home-entertainment release

28 April 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, Logan director James Mangold revealed that he was working on a black and white edition of Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swansong, a la the Black and Chrome version of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Well, it now looks like we have confirmation that this cut will be included on the home-entertainment release of the solo movie, with the listing on Google Play revealing that it will include both the theatrical and “noir” versions of the film. As yet, there’s no word when we can expect the Digital or Blu-ray release, but we should expect an announcement soon.

Logan was released at the start of March and has grossed $604.5 million to date, making it the third biggest earner of the X-Men franchise behind Deadpool ($783.1 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747.9 million).

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: Logan (2017): The Finest Wolverine & Second Best X-Men Movie-to-date

27 April 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Logan Review Logan (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by James Mangold, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Sienna Novikov, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Dave Davis, Eriq La Salle, Julia Holt, Lauren Gros, Elise Neal, Juan Gaspard, and Jaden Francis. Logan was [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Logan (2017): The Finest Wolverine & Second Best X-Men Movie-to-date »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Coming to America 2 Brings Back Original Writers

13 April 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, a new report surfaced that comedy legend Eddie Murphy has been secretly writing the screenplay for Coming to America 2, a follow-up to his 1988 classic which he both starred in and received a story credit for. The news regarding this sequel was never confirmed, but first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's verified Twitter account sent out a tweet about a Coming to America sequel, which lead to the actor's entire account being deleted. Today we have confirmation that the sequel is actually happening, with original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield writing the script.

The news first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that only read, "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of the Princess Imani character played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor's account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in fact in the works, »

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Paramount developing Coming to America 2 with original screenwriters

13 April 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nearly thirty years after the release of the original film, Paramount Pictures is finally moving forward on a sequel to the hit Eddie Murphy-led comedy, Coming to America. The 1988 film saw Murphy playing an African prince who decides he wants no part in an arranged marriage and travels to Queens in search of a smart, independent-minded and loving wife.

The Tracking Board first reported the long-rumoured news and confirmed that writers of the original film, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, are on board to pen the sequel. Kevin Misher (Public Enemies, Carrie) is set to produce the film, which is still in the very early stages of development.

Murphy’s involvement with the sequel is unknown at the time, although one would assume that the film would have a hard time getting off the ground without his return as Prince Akeem. Of course, the creative team behind the movie »

- Justin Cook

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Logan director James Mangold blasts tentpole movies

22 March 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Logan continues to ride the wave of critical and commercial success (it has now passed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office), director James Mangold had some brutally honest choice words for the less refreshing and not so ambitious tentpole releases.

Speaking to Kcrw (via CinemaBlend) about franchise fatigue, Mangold sounded off, stating that: “Tentpole movies in general … they are not movies, generally. They are bloated exercises in two-hour trailers for another movie they are going to sell you in two years. There are so many characters that each character gets an arc of about six-and-a-half minutes at best, and I’m not exaggerating. You take 120 minutes, you take 45 of it for action, what are you left with, divide it by six characters, you have the character arc of Elmer Fudd in a Warner Brothers cartoon. That formula is empty for me.”

Do you agree with Mangold’s assessment on tentpole movies? »

- Robert Kojder

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Logan crosses the half billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office

19 March 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have found itself slipping down the charts these past couple of weeks thanks to Beauty and the Beast and Kong: Skull Island, but 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men offering Logan continues to pull in the cash at the box office, having crossed the half billion dollar mark this weekend.

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine swansong is now sitting on $524 million globally, having grossed $184 million domestically and a further $340 million from international markets.

Logan is now the highest-grossing Wolverine movie (with The Wolverine on $414.8 million and X-Men Origins: Wolverine on $373.1 million), and the fourth-highest grossing chapter of the entire X-Men franchise behind X-Men: Apocalypse on $543.9 million.

Deadpool remains the biggest earner in the franchise, having pulled in $783.1 million last year, while X-Men: Days of Future Past sits in second place with $747.9 million.

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. »

- Gary Collinson

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