Friday, February 17, 2017

Logan

For the past seventeen years, the films in the X-Men franchise have largely stuck to the family-friendly PG-13 rating. But it's clear from the opening frames that Logan, which is arguably the most violent R-rated superhero movie ever made, obviously isn't interested in courting that family audience. This is made specifically for fans who thought the previous films didn't go far enough in depicting the carnage in which Wolverine often finds himself embroiled, and if you consider yourself one of those fans, you're going to go nuts for this movie. If not...well, your mileage may vary.

Logan
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2

With its long takes, wide shots of intensely choreographed action sequences, and proliferation of headshots, 2014's John Wick was hailed as an action movie classic the moment it was released. It was going to take a considerable effort from director Chad Stahelski to top it with a follow-up, but thankfully, John Wick: Chapter 2 is the best sequel fans could have possibly hoped for. It builds on everything that happened in the first movie, expands the franchise's fascinating mythology, and, of course, ups the ante with visceral, jaw-dropping action scenes. This movie rules.

John Wick: Chapter 2
Director: Chad Stahelski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Ruby Rose, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne