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Director James Mangold discusses Logan’s Oscar nomination

Director of Logan, James Mangold, has offered his thoughts on why the film received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.

This is the first time that a comic book film has been nominated in the adapted screenplay category, giving further credence to the notion that Logan is more than just your average superhero movie.

The gritty and dark take on Wolverine was Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the character and it went down tremendously with fans and critics alike – thanks in no small part to its distinct and grown up tone.

When asked by the La Times why he believes Logan was nominated, Mangold said: “On this film, we really focused on doing something different: a dramatic and character-driven film rather than trying to compete in the arms race of comic-book films… ‘I can spend more than you, I can blow up more than you.’ We wanted to
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Chicago P.D. Review: Raising The Stakes

Oh Mekhi Phifer, it is so nice to see you on NBC again. I know we’ve seen him on a season here and there of various shows, but the ER alum finally came to his first home network. Though it was just for one episode, it was a heck of a performance. Not only that, but this particular hour of Chicago P.D. was an ER reunion of sorts, since the episode’s director Eriq La Salle is a member of the original cast. I’ll stop with the history lesson now. Point being, if you noticed a heightened level of emotion in the intricacies

Chicago P.D. Review: Raising The Stakes
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All ER Episodes Now Streaming on Hulu

Prepare to scrub in for the longest binge of your life.

Hulu has acquired the rights to ER, marking the first time the iconic NBC medical drama has been available on a streaming service. All 15 seasons — 331 episodes total — are now available to watch.

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ER was a pivotal piece of NBC’s Must-See TV lineup from 1994-2009, airing Thursdays at 10/9c for the entirety of its run. It amassed a record-setting 124 Emmy nominations, winning a total of 23 Emmys, including one for Outstanding Drama Series. It continues to hold the record for longest-running medical drama in TV history.
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Hugh Jackman said goodbye to Wolverine with “tears” in his eyes

Hugh Jackman has commented on the emotions he felt when saying goodbye to Wolverine.

This year Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to the character Wolverine, giving his final performance as the mutant in the critically acclaimed Logan.

The actor had portrayed the fan favourite X-Man for 17 years so it was no easy thing to do. In an interview with Variety, Jackman touched on this, explaining how he felt and the regret he has.

“I wish I’d started playing him like that 17 years ago,” Jackman said. “So there’s some sense of missed opportunity, but when I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes. The main feeling I had was: “There, that’s the character. I feel like I’ve done it now.” And I was calm and at peace, but I’m going to miss that guy.”

See Also: Hugh Jackman turned down
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Chicago P.D. Star Marina Squerciati Talks Burgess' New Boyfriend, Losing Lindsay and Yelling at Voight

Chicago P.D. Star Marina Squerciati Talks Burgess' New Boyfriend, Losing Lindsay and Yelling at Voight
Chicago P.D.‘s Burgess has a mysterious new fella in her life, but her ex continues to have a hold on her heart.

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“I think Burgess still has feelings for Ruzek,” star Marina Squerciati tells TVLine. But while the emotions are there, “I just don’t think that it’s a good time for them, and she has to move on.”

That also means prioritizing her work, so in Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), the Intelligence rookie puts all her focus on defending a Muslim patrol officer
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Coming to America sequel finds a director and screenwriter

Back in March of this year it was rumoured that Eddie Murphy was working on a sequel to the classic 1988 comedy Coming to America, with Paramount Pictures subsequently confirming the report and revealing that original screenwriters Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were on board to pen the film.

Well, Deadline now has an update on the progress, with the trade reporting that Jonathan Levine (Snatched, 50/50, The Night Before) has signed on to direct, while Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Girls Trip) will rewrite the script from Blaustein and Sheffield.

Apparently, Murphy is yet to finalise a deal to reprise his role as Prince Akeem but is expected to return. As yet, there’s no word as to whether any of the other cast members from the original – such as Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Eriq La Salle – are likely to be back.
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Logan is the first Academy screener sent to Oscar voters

The 90th Academy Awards are still a while away, but with plenty of high quality movies already on voters’ radars, now is the time for studios to start making moves to ensure that their films are given the recognition they deserve.

According to Deadline the first DVD screener sent to the Academy voters is the Fox superhero film Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as the titular hero. Of course, it probably comes as little surprise to many fans that Fox would push this film for Oscar gold, considering the success that it achieved for the studio.

Whilst superhero movies have never fared too well at the Oscars, this may change with James Mangold’s Logan, a film which by all accounts could be in with a shout for Best Screenplay, or for acting nominations for the moving performances of both Jackman and his co-star, Patrick Stewart.

Spelling the end of Jackman’s Wolverine in X-Men universe,
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Blu-ray Review – Logan (2017)

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
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Hugh Jackman shares his thoughts on recasting Wolverine

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

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

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.
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Deadpool guest stars in the Logan Honest Trailer

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.
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Hugh Jackman reveals his two regrets from his time as Wolverine

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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
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See Wolverine in glorious black and white with Logan Noir trailer

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

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,
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