"Logan" is rated R and Director James Mangold ("Walk the Line," "The Wolverine," "Girl Interrupted") sets the tone with the first word spoken in the film.
"Logan," the second R-rated superhero film from Hollywood ("Deadpool" in 2016 was the first), is the end for the Wolverine franchise. At least that is what Hollywood is making us all believe. But we know all too well about the box-office numbers. Logan is rated R due to brutal, graphic violence, strong language throughout the movie and brief nudity. It is recommended that parents see the film before just letting your child attend the movie. It is not your typical superhero film.
Now that we have cleared the air, "Logan" is set in the future in 2029; in a world that has seen no new mutants for over 15 years. Logan (Hugh Jackman) is now going by his birth name James Howlett and is trying to live a low-key life as a limo driver in Texas. After driving across the Mexican border, Logan finds himself at an abandoned facility where he and a mutant, Calidan (Stephen Merchant) care for the ailing Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). Logan's plan was to retire at a scenic ocean view while caring for Xavier. But as with all superhero films, no plan is set in stone. Enter Laura (Dafne Keen) a young girl with powers equal to Logan's. He goes on the run from the military as he realizes his sole purpose in life is to protect Laura.
"Logan" is an exceptional film with one of the best storylines and script of any superhero movie of the past. This movie is not for everyone because of the graphic, brutal fight scenes. Please parents, preview the movie before letting your young ones see it! "Logan" has a TRT (total running time) of 2 hours and 17 minutes.
Upcoming events at the Lamorinda Theatres:
Orinda Theatre Events
Free Movie Night at the Orinda: 7 p.m.
March 9, "Sunset Boulevard."
Starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, this black and white film will be stunning on the big screen in the Orinda Theatre - the way Wilder intended the film to be seen - in a movie palace.
Live Music at the Rheem - Greatest Songs from Disney Movies: 7 p.m. March 11.
Patti Liedecker returns to the Rheem Theatre with a concert of favorite Disney songs played on the beautiful baby grand piano. The evening will include a video presentation and lecture by Derek Zemrak. The Moraga Community Foundation is sponsoring this event. Admission $15
Larry Swindell's Classic Films return to the Rheem Theatre at 2 p.m. March 15 with "The Woman in the Window." When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Raymond Massey. Admission $7