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Logan

Logan

Directed by James Mangold. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse. (2017, R, 137 min.)

REVIEWED By Kimberley Jones, Fri., March 3, 2017

Saving the world is arguably a young man’s game, and Wolverine (né Logan) is getting a little long in the tooth. Despite his mutant ability to heal rapidly from all manner of bodily injury, in the year 2025 he has a permanent limp and requires reading glasses. When a distraught woman begs him for help – “Necesito un héroe!” – he snarls back, “Get the fuck away from me.” It’s an instructive moment. Firstly, this is the first X-Men movie to make regular use of the F-word (the film feels so fondly about the word I half-expected Logan to get it tatted inside a heart on his still-formidable bicep). Secondly, it signals the beginning of the end of Logan’s run. Frankly, we’re all going to have to learn to live without Wolverine, because Hugh Jackman has announced he’s retracting the adamantium claws for good.

Assuming that decision holds, then Logan is his swan song, and he deserves to get his feathers fluffed for this ninth and last embodiment of the gruff, growling Wolverine over the course of 17 years. As light on his feet as he is as a musical-comedy showman, Jackman is perversely even more pleasurable when he’s popping neck veins from the effort of heavy drama. Returning director James Mangold helmed Jackman’s last stand-alone Wolverine picture – a far slighter thing – and supplied for Logan the story idea as well as co-wrote the script. Critically acclaimed for his Man in Black biopic Walk the Line, he seals Logan with a gravitas kiss by way of Johnny Cash’s biblically-minded “The Man Comes Around” as exit music, but Mangold’s 2007 remake of the classic Western 3:10 to Yuma bears mentioning, too. With his latest, Mangold explicitly references another classic, Shane, and more generally the genre, which is moony for terse, haunted gunslingers and violent shoot-outs.

Leaning hard into its hard-R rating, Logan is plenty violent. (Please don’t take your youngsters to this movie. They may be cool with Wolverine’s claws puncturing multiple skulls, but you shouldn’t be.) The gruesomeness of the violence depicted here is unsettling, but more than that – it’s dispiriting. That’s by design. Grimness is exactly the look the filmmakers are going for, an effect achieved more convincingly via the script’s current socio-political shadings (Big Pharma, dangerous border crossings, and fear of otherness are all instrumental to the plot) and its consequential universe of no take-backs and no pretending that “collateral damage” is just an anonymous, sad-something to pay passing lip service to – fairly rare in superhero stories.

But even more singular in the comic-book movie canon is the richness of the relationships in this three-hander. Logan forces Wolverine out of his preferred loner persona and into two surrogate roles: as a father figure to a runaway (played by newcomer Dafne Keen, who possesses a perfect scowl) and, even more movingly, as a kind of son to the aging Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), who is losing his mind. Coming in and out of lucidness, Xavier skips the needle between irritableness, profound guilt, and sincere affection for his former pupil. Wolverine reacts in kind, with the same devotion and sputtering-fumes stress of any adult child who has turned caretaker to an ailing parent. And there is such care there. I liked Logan not because of its grisliness, but despite it. And in erratic, passionate bursts, I loved Logan, for the tenderness of Wolverine and Xavier’s long goodbye to each other, and to us.

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.  512/861-7070

https://drafthouse.com/austin/theater/lakeline

FRI MAR 24

12:50, 4:10, 7:50, 11:10

SAT MAR 25

12:25, 4:10, 7:50, 11:10

SUN MAR 26

11:45am, 3:05, 6:40, 10:20

MON MAR 27

12:55, 4:15, 7:50, 11:10

TUE MAR 28

4:10, 7:50, 11:10
AFA: 12:45

WED MAR 29

1:20, 4:40, 8:05, 11:25

Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 120  512/572-1425

https://drafthouse.com/austin/calendar/mueller

THU MAR 23

12:10, 4:05, 8:00, 10:00

FRI MAR 24

12:50, 4:25, 7:55, 11:00

SAT MAR 25

10:50am, 3:00, 6:30, 9:55

SUN MAR 26

10:20am, 1:20, 4:40, 7:55, 11:00

MON MAR 27

1:00, 4:35, 7:55, 11:00

TUE MAR 28

4:35, 7:55, 11:00
AFA: 1:00

WED MAR 29

1:00, 4:35, 8:10, 10:45

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter  512/861-7060

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

THU MAR 23

11:45am, 3:05, 6:25, 9:45

FRI MAR 24

11:35am, 3:00, 6:45, 10:25

SAT MAR 25

11:30am, 2:50, 6:45, 10:05

SUN MAR 26

11:35am, 3:00, 6:45, 10:25

MON MAR 27

11:35am, 3:00, 6:45, 10:25

TUE MAR 28

2:55, 6:40, 10:00

WED MAR 29

11:50am, 3:25, 6:40, 10:15

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S. Lamar  512/861-7040

drafthouse.com/theater/south-lamar

THU MAR 23

1:00, 3:40, 7:15, 9:50

FRI MAR 24

12:50, 4:10, 7:30, 10:50

SAT MAR 25

12:00, 3:25, 6:45, 10:05

SUN MAR 26

12:15, 3:35, 7:00, 9:10

MON MAR 27

12:20, 3:40, 7:00, 10:20

TUE MAR 28

3:40, 6:50, 9:30
AFA: 12:20

WED MAR 29

12:20, 2:40, 6:00, 9:20

Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W. Anderson  512/861-7030

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/village

Tuesday matinee Baby Day shows (first show of the day) are intended for parents and their children younger than 6. Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

THU MAR 23

12:00, 12:20, 3:40, 7:00, 9:30

FRI MAR 24

12:35, 3:55, 7:15, 10:35

SAT MAR 25

11:55am, 3:35, 7:00, 10:25

SUN MAR 26

11:45am, 3:05, 6:30, 9:55

MON MAR 27

4:05, 6:30, 10:15

TUE MAR 28

3:40, 6:30, 10:15
AFA: 12:00

WED MAR 29

12:50, 3:10, 6:30, 10:15

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy  512/306-1991

www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10:15

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10:15

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10:15

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00

Cinemark Cedar Park

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park  800/326-3264

Call theatre for complete list of movies and showtimes.

THU MAR 23

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

FRI MAR 24

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

SAT MAR 25

digital: 8:50am, 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

SUN MAR 26

digital: 8:50am, 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

MON MAR 27

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

TUE MAR 28

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

WED MAR 29

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 7:20, 10:30

THU MAR 30

digital: 12:00, 3:30, 10:30

Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14

12812 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave  800/326-3264

www.cinemark.com/theater_showtimes.asp?theater_id=377

THU MAR 23

digital: 10:00am, 11:50am, 1:25, 3:25, 4:55, 6:50, 8:20, 10:15

FRI MAR 24

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

SAT MAR 25

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

SUN MAR 26

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

MON MAR 27

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

TUE MAR 28

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

WED MAR 29

digital: 11:50am, 3:25, 6:50, 10:15

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

THU MAR 23

digital: 11:35am, 1:20, 3:00, 5:00, 8:30

FRI MAR 24

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

SAT MAR 25

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

SUN MAR 26

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

MON MAR 27

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

TUE MAR 28

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

WED MAR 29

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

THU MAR 30

digital: 12:05, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

FRI MAR 24

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

SAT MAR 25

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

SUN MAR 26

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

MON MAR 27

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

TUE MAR 28

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

WED MAR 29

digital: 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., Pflugerville  512/251-0938

www.cinemark.com

FRI MAR 24

digital: 1:00, 4:30, 8:00

SAT MAR 25

digital: 10:00am, 1:15, 4:30, 8:00

SUN MAR 26

digital: 10:00am, 1:15, 4:30, 8:00

MON MAR 27

digital: 12:40, 4:00, 7:30

TUE MAR 28

digital: 12:40, 4:00, 7:30

WED MAR 29

digital: 12:40, 4:00, 7:30

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown  512/868-9922

THU MAR 23

1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15

FRI MAR 24

10:15am, 1:45, 4:50, 8:15

SAT MAR 25

10:15am, 1:45, 4:50, 8:15

SUN MAR 26

1:45, 4:50, 8:15

MON MAR 27

1:45, 4:50, 8:15

TUE MAR 28

1:45, 4:50, 8:15

WED MAR 29

1:45, 4:50, 8:15

THU MAR 30

1:45, 4:50, 8:15

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle  512/523-9009

www.evo-entertainment.com

THU MAR 23

12:15, 3:45, 7:00, 10:10

FRI MAR 24

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

SAT MAR 25

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

SUN MAR 26

3:30, 6:30, 10:00

MON MAR 27

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

TUE MAR 28

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

WED MAR 29

12:15, 3:30, 10:00

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock  512/244-3549

www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

THU MAR 23

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:15, 8:00, 10:15, 10:30

FRI MAR 24

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

SAT MAR 25

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

SUN MAR 26

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

MON MAR 27

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 10:15

TUE MAR 28

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

WED MAR 29

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

THU MAR 30

Reserved Seating: 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:15

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville  512/467-7305

www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

THU MAR 23

1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

FRI MAR 24

10:00am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

SAT MAR 25

10:00am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

SUN MAR 26

10:00am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

MON MAR 27

1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

TUE MAR 28

1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

WED MAR 29

1:00, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15

THU MAR 30

1:00, 4:05

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake  512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

THU MAR 23

CC/DVS: 12:15, 1:05, 1:55, 2:40, 3:35, 4:25, 5:25, 6:15, 6:50, 7:50, 8:45, 9:45, 10:20

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 12:05, 3:10, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 12:05, 3:10, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 12:05, 3:10, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 12:05, 1:30, 3:10, 4:50, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 12:05, 1:30, 3:10, 4:50, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 12:05, 1:30, 3:10, 4:50, 6:30, 8:30, 10:10

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart  512/398-4100

www.hometowncinemas.com

THU MAR 23

12:15, 3:30, 6:40

FRI MAR 24

12:15, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35

SAT MAR 25

12:15, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35

SUN MAR 26

12:15, 3:30, 6:40

MON MAR 27

12:15, 3:30, 6:40

TUE MAR 28

12:15, 3:30, 6:40

WED MAR 29

12:15, 3:30, 6:40

THU MAR 30

12:15, 3:30

iPic Theaters Austin

3225 Amy Donovan Plaza  512/568-3400

www.ipic.com

THU MAR 23

11:05am, 2:35, 6:10, 9:45

FRI MAR 24

11:00am, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30

SAT MAR 25

11:00am, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30

SUN MAR 26

11:00am, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30

MON MAR 27

11:00am, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30

TUE MAR 28

11:00am, 2:30, 6:00, 9:30

WED MAR 29

12:05, 3:40, 10:25

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop  512/321-0123

www.schulmantheatres.com

THU MAR 23

10:30am, 1:30, 4:40, 7:40, 10:45

FRI MAR 24

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

SAT MAR 25

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

SUN MAR 26

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

MON MAR 27

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

TUE MAR 28

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

WED MAR 29

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

THU MAR 30

10:10am, 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas  512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

THU MAR 23

CC/DVS: 12:00, 1:40, 3:20, 5:05, 6:50, 8:30, 10:10

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:50, 3:30, 5:10, 6:50, 8:30, 10:20

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 1:50, 5:10, 6:50, 8:30, 10:20

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:50, 3:30, 5:10, 6:50, 8:30, 10:20

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:50, 3:30, 5:10, 6:50, 8:30, 10:20

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:50, 3:30, 5:10, 6:50, 8:30, 10:20

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 11:55am, 1:50, 3:15, 5:10, 8:30

THU MAR 30

CC/DVS: 12:10, 1:50, 3:30, 5:10, 8:30

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B  512/501-3520

www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

THU MAR 23

10:45am, 2:00, 2:25, 6:00, 8:45, 9:30

FRI MAR 24

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

SAT MAR 25

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

SUN MAR 26

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

MON MAR 27

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

TUE MAR 28

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

WED MAR 29

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

THU MAR 30

10:45am, 2:25, 6:00, 9:30

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

THU MAR 23

12:55, 4:15, 7:30

FRI MAR 24

1:00, 4:20, 7:30, 10:10

SAT MAR 25

1:00, 4:20, 7:30, 10:10

SUN MAR 26

1:00, 4:20, 7:30

MON MAR 27

1:00, 4:20, 7:30

TUE MAR 28

1:00, 4:20, 7:30

WED MAR 29

1:00, 4:20, 7:30

THU MAR 30

1:00, 4:20, 7:30

The Spot Cinema Eatery & Social Haus

1180 Thorpe Lane #130, San Marcos  512/210-8600

https://www.evo-entertainment.com/locations/the-spot/

FRI MAR 24

12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 10:30

SAT MAR 25

12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 10:30

SUN MAR 26

12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 10:30

MON MAR 27

3:20, 6:50, 10:20

TUE MAR 28

3:20, 6:50, 10:20

WED MAR 29

3:20, 6:50, 10:20

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos  512/805-8000

THU MAR 23

12:15, 3:45, 7:00, 10:10, 10:35

FRI MAR 24

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

SAT MAR 25

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

SUN MAR 26

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

MON MAR 27

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

TUE MAR 28

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

WED MAR 29

12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 10:00

Tinseltown North

N. I-35 & FM 1825, Pflugerville  512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

FRI MAR 24

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

SAT MAR 25

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

SUN MAR 26

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

MON MAR 27

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

TUE MAR 28

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

WED MAR 29

digital: 12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:35

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar Blvd  512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

THU MAR 23

CC/DVS: 10:20am, 11:45am, 1:25, 2:50, 4:40, 6:05, 7:05, 9:10, 10:10

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 10:20am, 1:25, 4:35, 7:15, 10:20

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 10:20am, 1:25, 4:35, 7:15, 10:20

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 10:20am, 1:25, 4:30, 7:15, 10:20

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 10:40am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 10:40am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 10:40am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50

THU MAR 30

CC/DVS: 10:40am, 10:50am, 1:55, 7:15, 10:00
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