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Logan (2017) ***

Logan (2017) ***

Directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, Logan is based on a story by Mangold. Logan introduces us to an aging Wolverine. The year is 2029 and Logan is not feeling all that great, as the Adamantium in his body is slowly poisoning him; his superpower weakened as his ability to self-heal. In other words, Logan is the more human, and the most vulnerable that he ever was.
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, New Zealand) *****

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, New Zealand) *****

Spiced with plenty of humor and lots of heart, Hunt for the Wilderpeople helped restore some of my faith, that the art of storytelling via film is not yet all but lost. Two people, one a troubled city kid (Julian Dennison) who had been moved from one foster home to another, the other a wilder grieving man (Sam Neill), find themselves running together from the law, and subject to a national manhunt. These two outcasts who cannot stand each other, not so surprisingly, would learn to enjoy each other’s company. And while this outcome is somewhat predictable as it is desired, it is the road they take them there, that makes their journey worth seeing.

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ****

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ****

Mad Max is back and it’s a blast! Thirty years after George Miller originally conceived the first film in what had become a franchise, that same filmmaker manages to reboot the series, and quite magnificently. As with its predecessor installments, Mad Max presents a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, where savagery supersedes most other human qualities. While the earlier series in which Mel Gibson played the lead rule was focused mostly on necessities such as oil and water, Miller wisely selects to point his brain-child at a different direction.
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Mud (2013) ****

Mud (2013) ****

Set to the backdrop of crime, and being an engaging thriller, Mud is first and foremost a coming-of-age story about a boy trying to come into terms with what love is. Jeff Nichols who wrote and directed this film, manages to intertwine several different relationship plotlines into one whole story, and does so in a manner that feels natural.
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Argo (2012) ****

It’s a good sign when you watch a film whose ending you know in advance, and still clutch to your seat feeling unsure about the outcome. Ben Affleck demonstrates yet again that his talent as a director is greater than his previous career as an actor (though he does play the lead role in Argo, and does quite well at it.)

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) ****

Madagascar 3 enjoys a witty script by Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach. Though some lines will completely fly over the head of the younger audience, it brings plenty of grins to the faces of their adult companionships. With that said, kids and young adults still enjoy plenty of action, laughs, and a plot that keeps in the tradition of the Madagascar franchise, possibly even improving some on its previous installment.
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    Re: Logan (2017) ***

    I agree about the relationship with Logan and Charles - added a lot of depth, especially with the next...

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