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Review: The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Jannsen, Rila Fukushimo, Hal Yamanouchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova.

Rating: Running Time: 129 mins.

At the movie’s opening, Logan (Hugh Jackman) now lives away from civilisation in the Alaskan wilderness. Constantly reminded by his dreams of the loss of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), he isolates himself from anyone who could potentially be harmed by him or being around him. During an encounter with a group of hunters at a bar Logan is approached by Yukio (Rila Fukushimo), a woman in the employ of Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), a man who Logan saved during world war II. Yukoi has been sent to find Logan and bring him to say goodbye to Yashida, who is close to death back in Japan. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: 47 Ronin

The first trailer of Carl Rinsch’s directorial debut of the story The 47 Ronin, with a cast including Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada, the movie follows 47 master-less samurai who plotted and took revenge on their master’s killer.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbbQOsyze60%5D

First Impressions: Long delayed by a troubled production involving reshoots and an ever escalating budget, it’s good to see that this looks interesting and may not be a total disaster. Not convinced by the soundtrack on this trailer though, really jarring – hopefully it’s not from the final musical score to the movie. Originally due for release in November of 2012, 47 Samurai is now due for release in the UK on 26th December this year.