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Review: ‘The Wolverine’ Starring Hugh Jackman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 24, 2013 2:06 PM
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The narrative for months before and during the making of the movie by James Mangold and Hugh Jackman, was a borderline campaign apology that read something like: “Please excuse the inexcusable ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ We are starting over here. Please take this journey with us as we explore the Wolverine story you’ve always wanted to see on screen.” And so the question for fans is: did the pair succeed in this goal? The answer, in conclusion, is a resounding "no," but it’s but not for want of trying.

Watch: Clips From 'Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter' & 'The Wolverine'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 23, 2013 9:41 AM
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With “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiering on ABC this fall, Marvel continues its world domination but the television series isn’t the first time the comics giant has experimented with its universe in a non-feature length setting. Since the Blu-ray release of “Thor,” the company has released a series of short films called “Marvel One-Shots” that take place within the existing Marvel cinematic universe. Up until now the shorts haven’t had much bearing on the continuity at large but that all changes with the newest “one-shot” that’s arriving this fall.

First Reviews For 'The Wolverine' Suggest That It's Simply Better Than 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' But Not Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 1:02 PM
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So far for this superhero summer, Marvel hit a home-run with "Iron Man 3," Warner Bros. wiped the sweat off their brow and successfully rebooted Superman in "Man Of Steel" and now it's up to Fox to see if they revive Wolverine after fans and audiences nearly revolted after the revolting "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." And with Comic-Con about to kick off, and Fox doing one last push for the movie, hoping the crowd in San Diego will eat up their latest offering, they can't be happy with the early reviews that have started to arrive.

Hugh Jackman Explains Why 'The Wolverine' Isn't R-Rated, Confirms Credits Tease For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 17, 2013 12:04 PM
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There are few mainstream comic book characters who could possibly justify an R-rated film. Even fewer of those characters are bankable properties that can overcome the risk of carrying an “R.” Wolverine is one such character. Though Logan has appeared in cartoons and has done well in PG-13 action films, let's not forget that this man knows how to get down. He’s got knives on his hands; this isn’t the type of character who specializes in temporarily incapacitating dudes. So why haven’t they made a full blown blood-fest "The Wolverine"? Well the obvious answer is money, but Hugh Jackman says that the true reason is a bit more involved than that.

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' A Reminder Of Every Awful Thing 'The Wolverine' Has To Overcome

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2013 5:03 PM
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The year was 2009, and few could even anticipate what a colossal trainwreck "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" would turn out to be. Based on a hit character? Yep. Following the fan-derided, but massively successful "X-Men: The Last Stand" (the highest grossing of the trilogy)? Yep. An acclaimed director? Yep, Gavin Hood was riding high off the well-received dramas "Tsotsi" and "Rendition." So where did all go wrong? The terrible script? The casting of will.i.am? The piss poor special effects? How about all of the above?

Watch: Viper, Jean Grey, Yukio & Shingen Feature In 4 Clips From 'The Wolverine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 9:21 AM
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Comic-Con is just a few days away, and even though "The Wolverine" will be rolling into San Diego in a final push to woo and wow nerds, that hasn't stopped the Fox marketing machine. As per usual, they are dumping as much as they possibly can from their summer tentpole short of including the credits, and four more brief clips have rolled online, keeping interest in the fanged hero polished.

Hugh Jackman Has A Terrible Idea To Put Wolverine, Spider-Man & The Avengers Together In The Same Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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With Marvel's "The Avengers" making a billion or so dollars, it seems every studio is now ramping up anything in their catalog that even smells like a team up movie. Hell, Marvel themselves is bringing the group action next summer with "Guardians Of The Galaxy," and "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise just got expanded to four films and currently features about twenty new characters, Warner Bros. teases "Justice League" eternally, Fox is gearing up "Fantastic Four," and we think the credit scroll for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" might be longer than the actual movie...need we say more? But what if one movie could unite them all? Well, Hugh Jackman has an idea that will give a nation of super-nerds wet dreams tonight.

Watch: 'The Wolverine' Outruns An Atomic Bomb In New Clip Plus Viper Featurette Lands

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 3:20 PM
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Well, the summer season of the superhero movies is winding down. "The Wolverine" gets its fangs out in a couple of weeks, the kids of "Kick-Ass 2" do their thing next month and then we'll have a reprieve until "Thor: The Dark World" later in the year. But these movies need promoting, and Fox is trying to ensure their second stab at standalone a Wolverine movie is more successful than the first time out. But will it all work?

Watch: 'The Wolverine' Interrupts A Funeral By Kicking Some Ass In New Clip

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 10, 2013 9:44 AM
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In the world of superheroes, there’s no greater quest than the one of redemption. While “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” might have been a financial success, it left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of critics and fans alike. Even Hugh Jackman has spent much of press time for "The Wolverine" distancing it from 'Origins,' which he acknowledges let fanboys down. With a second shot at a solo-film coming up on this summer, will this new movie be able to win back the heart and minds of fans? If these latest clips are any indication, they are certainly going for broke.

Watch: This Bullet Train Fight Sequence Clip From 'The Wolverine' Might Be The Craziest Thing You Watch All Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 1:05 PM
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With lots of lofty influences being tossed around by director James Mangold for the upcoming "The Wolverine" -- including Wong Kar-Wai's "Chungking Express" and "Happy Together," Yasujiro Ozu's "Floating Weeds," "Chinatown," "The French Connection" -- we're pretty sure none of them had a fight sequence on top of a speeding bullet train in Japan. Unless there is some lost Ozu film that we haven't seen. Certainly, this first clip from the superhero movie doesn't exactly scream arthouse.

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