Take a look at what’s arriving in Tyler theaters this week.
What’s it about? Set an indeterminate amount of time following the events of “X-Men: The Last Stand,” Logan (Hugh Jackman) finds himself wandering the world until a powerful industrialist offers to help make him mortal. Fights against samurai, ninjas and mutants ensue.
Will it be good? Well, it can’t be worse than the character’s previous solo film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” one of the worst movies of all time. That said, this looks like it will be a solid, standalone adventure thanks to the guiding hand of director James Mangold, working off the classic comics by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Hugh Jackman at least is still wholly invested in the character, and that goes a long way.
Rated PG-13 for for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.
What’s it about? The film tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a young man who was shot and killed by transit police at an Oakland train station on New Year’s Eve 2009.
Will it be good? Advance word on Ryan Coogler’s feature debut has been stellar, with particular praise being aimed Jordan’s performance. This has been one of my most-anticipated films of the year, in part because of the importance of the real life story, but also because Jordan is one of my favorite up-and-coming actors.
Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use.