This weekend in theatres, Hugh Jackman is fighting for his life and that of his mutant type in Logan, Sam Worthington is on an uplifting spiritual journey in The Shack, Zoey Deutch re-lives the day of her death over and over again in Before I Fall, Anna Kendrick and a host of weddings misfits are seated at the unacknowledged Table 19.
Here’s a rundown of the movies opening today:
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: James Mangold
Running time: 137mins
Cast: Hugh Jackman,Patrick Stewart,Boyd Holbrook,Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen.
Based on the “Old Man Logan” comic book storyline. “Old Man Logan”, by Mark Millar, follows the mutant- Logan living out his final days after surviving the extinction of the X-Men.
In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan (Hugh Jackman), whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X (Patrick Stewart) whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins … In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
Genre(s): Drama, Adaptation, Fantasy
Director : Stuart Hazeldine
Running time: 132mins
Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Tim McGraw, Emily Holmes, Gage Munroe, Meghan Charpentier, Avraham Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara, Alice Braga.
The Shack is an upcoming American faith-based drama film directed by Stuart Hazeldine and written by John Fusco based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Canadian author William P. Young.
The Shack follows the story of a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Before I Fall
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Running time: 99mins
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta and Elena Kampouris.
Before I Fall is a 2017 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young and written by Maria Maggenti, based on the 2010 novel of same name by Lauren Oliver.
The plot centers on Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a high school senior who finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over until she gets it right. What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her- before she runs out of time for good.
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Running time: 87 mins
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell and Tony Revolori.
Table 19 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Jeffrey Blitz and co-written with Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass.
Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text. She decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets and never attended -(but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships and even a little romance can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
The Last Word
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director : Mark Pellington
Running time: 107mins
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall.
Shirley MacLaine plays a retired business woman who wants to control everything around her, including her own obituary, so she writes her own to ensure her life story is told her way. Amanda Seyfried portrays a young writer at the local newspaper who takes up the task of finding out the truth about MacLaine’s character- resulting in a reawakening of passions for MacLaine’s character, and a life altering friendship for Seyfried’s.
Have a splendid weekend!!!
Make sure to go see one of these movies!