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Logan Leaves a Mark on Wolverine’s Legacy

According to actor Hugh Jackman, Logan, will be his tenth and final appearance as the beloved X-Men character, Wolverine.

While I don’t believe that Jackman is completely finished playing the Marvel mutant, the actor is stepping away from the character for some time. Regardless if he reprises the role or not, this film is a near-perfect send-off for the actor and his character.

Dafne Keen and Hugh Jackman in Logan

Dafne Keen and Hugh Jackman in Logan

Logan follows a beaten-down Wolverine, in a near future where mutants are nearly extinct, who is hiding on the Mexican border caring for an ill Professor X (Patrick Stewart). However, his plans quickly change when a young mutant, named Laura (Dafne Keen), shows up and needs their help.

Chasing Cinema’s 2017 Oscar Predictions & Results

Update: LOUIE WINS! He predicted 17 out of 24 categories correct. Jacob predicted 16 out of 24, losing by one category. See the winners & predictions below

This Sunday, Feb. 26, is the 89th Academy Awards and just like years past the Oscars has got us excited here at Chasing Cinema. Below are Jacob Tiranno and Louie Coruzzolo’s 2017 Oscar Predictions. We both feel like La La Land will follow its recording-tying nominations for a single film (14) with a big night and walk away with a lot of hardware.

Chasing Cinema's 2017 Oscar Predictions

Chasing Cinema’s 2017 Oscar Predictions

Also, we feel that the terrific performances by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences will take home the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars respectively. To check out our full coverage of the biggest winners and the must-see moments of the show make sure you follow us on Twitter (@ChasingCinema) as we live-tweet the Oscars this Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT!

Here our 2017 Oscar Predictions & RESULTS

Split is Shyamalan’s Salvation – Movie Review

After what has felt like an eternity, M. Night Shyamalan delivers a knockout with his new thriller, Split. The film marks the glorious return of one of the most joked-about directors ever.

Shyamalan became one of Hollywood’s most popular filmmakers after his successful 1999 movie, The Sixth Sense He followed up the chilling thriller, famous for the quote, “I see dead people,” with two more successful films—Unbreakable and Signs

James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy in Split

James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy in Split

However, in 2004 his career took a turn for the worst when he directed The Village. Audiences have doubted his talent ever since. Fortunately, they won’t doubt him after seeing his latest picture.

Split follows Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two friends that were kidnapped by a man (James McAvoy) who has 23 distinct personalities. After conversing with a few of these different identities, the girls learn that a new, and extremely dangerous, personality is about to emerge.

The Bye Bye Man is a Bust – Movie Review

Don’t think it, don’t say it.

“It” is referring to the evil, hooded boogeyman who stalks three college students in the new horror film, The Bye Bye Man, from STX Entertainment and director Stacy Title.

The movie, based on a chapter out of Robert Damon Schneck’s book, “The President’s Vampire,” is nothing more than a reminder that it’s officially January.

Douglas Smith in The Bye Bye Man

Douglas Smith in The Bye Bye Man

In case you don’t understand my reference, January and February (also August and September) are commonly referred to as “dump months.” To be more specific these months are when studios “dump” the movies they have the least faith in, critically and financially, into the theaters.

Finding Dory Movie Review

3.5 Stars

Central Intelligence Movie Review

2.5 Stars

Warcraft Movie Review

1 Stars

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

3 Stars

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

2 Stars

The Boss Movie Review

I, like most people, fell in love with Melissa McCarthy after watching her outrageous performance in the hit comedy Bridesmaids. I’ve called her the “One of the funniest women in Hollywood,” and to this day, I still believe this is true. However, just because I think she is funny, that doesn’t mean I find all of her work funny. Tammy and Identity Thief immediately come to mind. These films aren’t horrible, but in both of my reviews I talk about how the movies fail to reach the female, physical comedian’s potential, and now, I add another title to the mentioned list—The Boss.

Kristen Bell & Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

Kristen Bell & Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

The Boss is directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, who has been a creative force in the majority of her work. They make a great team, but unfortunately, they don’t always make great movies. See, before seeing this film, I argued that McCarthy was on the fast track of being type-casted. She usually plays the role of an eccentric character either a slob or in this case a wealthy snob. But, after seeing her newest picture, I realized it’s not her being typecast as much as her movies (the ones she or her husband are in creative control of) follow the same formula.