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3rd March
2017
written by Adam

Set in the dystopian future of 2029, Logan (Hugh Jackman), the Wolverine is exhausted from a life of immortality; meanwhile, Professor X (Patrick Stewart), now suffering from dementia, is also showing his age. Partnered up, the two are approached by a strange mercenary (Boyd Holbrook) who’s in search of a young mutant girl (Dafne Keen), it’s not long before all paths cross, this can’t end well, who will survive, and will Logan and Professor X ever get to retire on their own Sunseeker boat in peace? Directed by James Mangold this splattering and violent portrayal of the Wolverine is perhaps “the Wolverine” fans have been waiting to see, previously getting glimpses of the man and beast but never quite fully capturing the fury within. Meanwhile, delicately crafted emotional and human performances from Stewart and Jackman add rich and previously unseen dimensions to their characters. Based very much as a futuristic Western, territory familiar to Mangold whose previous work includes the remake of 3:10 to Yuma, the logic and reasoning to this road tripping tale is solid through and through providing plenty for fans of the Wolverine to howl and sink their adamantium claws into in a deliciously victorious way. Logan is rated R.

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3rd March
2017
written by Adam

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) makes the difficult decision to attend the very wedding she’s been ousted from, the result, ¬†she’s seated at Table 19, a table made up of quasi-misfit guests who weren’t actually expected to respond “attending.” Now faced with her ex-boyfriend and the best man at the wedding, Teddy (Wyatt Russell), Eloise will need the composure and friendship of her fellow table mates to survive the event; but, just exactly how will that go down? Directed by Jeffrey Blitz and written by the infamous brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, this breezy and heartfelt dramatic comedy bathes itself in quirky character development and situational humor in a mostly familiar environment; which is to say, conventional norms aren’t necessarily broken, but enough charm and honest revelations make for a genuinely satisfying ride. A well chosen ensemble including Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, and Tony Revolori help to keep the ship on a swift tack, coming in just over 90 minutes of runtime you’ll still have time for drinks after on date night. Table 19 is rated PG-13.

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