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The Perfect Wolverine Film | Review of ‘Logan’


By Cynthia Ayala

Logan starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart & Dafne Keen
Marvel Entertainment
Image Credit: IMDB

“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.”

—IMDB

There’s simply no limit to the beauty this film has wrapped in all the swearing and gritty glory that defines Wolverine’s character and this film. Wolverine has not had an easy life, he has gone through so much and the writers knew just how to capitalize on the character, the Wolverine, and evolve the story for him. They took a risk, and they ended the story properly, they ended it in such a way that they gave closure to the character and his legacy in the X-Men.
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Jude Law’s Safecracker Dark Comedy Dom Hemingway Rights Picked Up At Fox Searchlight


By: Nick Venable
image With the exception of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies, Jude Law doesn’t often get to showcase any comedic abilities he has. Of everything that Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects was, a laugh riot wasn’t one of them.

Via press release, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced they’ve acquired the North American rights to the dark comedy crime caper Dom Hemingway . The film was written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Hunting Party ), who last directed some recent episodes of Girls .

It stars Law as the titular character, a safecracker known for his profane and dangerous ways. He gets out of prison after a 12-year stint and goes off with a partner, played by Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I), to get what’s owed to him by his boss (Demián Bichir) for not ratting him out while in jail. After a near-death experience, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter,played by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). But the life of a thief cannot easily be left behind, and Hemingway is soon drawn back in.

“We were so attracted to this film, with its rich array of characters and sharp dialogue,” said Fox Searchlight presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley. “Jude Law’s clever and outrageous performance as Dom is completely transformative, unlike anything you have seen him do before.”

Shepard was equally pleased, saying, “From the beginning Jeremy, Jude and I talked about Fox Searchlight distributing Dom Hemingway. They’re the best, and you only want the best for your baby. I’m over the moon and under the influence.

Fox Searchlight plans on releasing the film at some point in 2014.

Source: Cinema Blend