Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-02-14
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

Director: James Mangold. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen. Running Time: 135 min. Release Date: March 3

The Boy from Oz is an old man from over the hill in the new Wolverine flick titled Logan. Our hairy hero jumps into the future and is looking a little worse for wear living in the West.

This is the 10th installment in the popular franchise that only seems to fail when too many characters are introduced. This one, thankfully, keeps that to a minimum. It is the third solo Wolverine film and, after 2013's The Wolverine, I was skeptical about this one. This was quickly put aside for this fresh take on the Canadian superhero portrayed by an Australian.

Logan is inspired by a storyline in the Wolverine comic series called Old Man Logan, and takes place in the post-apocalyptic future. Hugh Jackman has dropped the superhero monicker Wolverine. He is now known as Logan, and is shacked up with Professor X ( Patrick Stewart ) and also a mutant tracker called Caliban ( newcomer Stephen Merchant ). They live on the Mexican border, hiding themselves after their powers have gone awry. The professor has gone loco and is blasting surrounding people with his telepathic powers unless he's sedated; Logan drives a limo and Caliban cooks dinner.

The trio are dragged out of seclusion by a new, young mutant named Laura, who has powers similar to Wolverine's. A group called the Reavers are out to get her as well as the rest of the X-babies created in a laboratory by a mad scientist played sinisterly by Richard E. Grant. In no time, the mutants are on the run cross-country looking for safety in a place called Eden.

Mutants have been compared to the gay community in the past and it makes it easy to root for Logan when he takes on the bullies for being different. In a nice touch, the X-kids are unique and diverse, ethnically. Actress Dafne Keen hits all the right notes in the role as Laura. "Wolverina" quickly shows her chops by stealing every scene from the acting pros. Keen only had television experience before this and carries many of the scenes on her little shoulders.

Knowing a bit of Spanish is helpful, as there are no subtitles—but it's not necessary. This gritty future pic has lots of adult language, and the violence hits Walking Dead levels of gore throughout. It is R-rated, and not for the kiddies, true believers! Speaking of Stan Lee's catch phrase, with this endeavor being from a different movie studio there is no cameo by the iconic comic creator and no secret ending after the credits so don't wait around.

The X-Men and Wolverine franchise has grown confusing over the years, but this time out it is a whole new ball game where new audiences can enjoy the ride. It is only loosely based on the past comic so old fans will have no idea what is coming next.

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


Gay News

Film 'Guys Reading Poems' out Feb. 20 2018-02-14 - Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning, neo-noir feature film Guys Reading Poems on Tuesday, Feb. 20, across digital platforms. The film features ...

Gay News

'Hollywood on State' Oscar party March 4 2018-02-14 - On March 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ), ...

Gay News

SHOWBIZ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay, 'Wicked,' Britney Spears 2018-02-13 - Award-winning actor, writer, composer and humanitarian Lin-Manuel Miranda will unveil a new salsa-music remix of "Almost Like Praying"—his all-star benefit single recorded last ...

Gay News

MOVIES HUMP Film festival celebrates amateur sex cinema 2018-02-07 - A porn festival for people who don't like pornography? That's how syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage described the HUMP! Film Festival, a two-day ...

Gay News

LGBTQA TV/film critics announce Dorian winners 2018-02-07 - GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—composed of more than 200 LGBTQA entertainment journalists in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom—has announced ...

Gay News

NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Sebastian Lelio's 'Fantastic' project 2018-02-07 - The new movie A Fantastic Woman stars Chilean transgender actress Daniela Vega, who plays Marina, the survivor of the death of her lover, ...

Gay News

Chicago Filmmakers moves into new home 2018-02-07 - Chicago Filmmakers has moved to its new home—a historic 1920s firehouse, fully renovated with classrooms, a screening room, office space and projection facilities—at ...

Gay News

NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Mike Farrell channels Chicagoan Miglin in Gianni Versace 2018-02-07 - Gay executive producer Ryan Murphy is on a roll with his second installment of FX's American Crime Story. The first season's The People ...

Gay News

SHOWBIZ Zachary Quinto, gay fitness model, Octavia Spencer, Streisand 2018-02-06 - History is bringing back In Search Of, based on the 1970s franchise, as a 10-episode docuseries, hosted and executive-produced by Emmy-nominated Zachary Quinto ...

Gay News

LGBTQA TV/film critics announce awardees 2018-02-02 - GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—composed of more than 200 LGBTQA entertainment journalists in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom—has announced ...


Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.








About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.