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Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

Directed by: David Leitch
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna
Rated: R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material.

Back in 2016, “Deadpool” brought the Merc with the Mouth to movie screens everywhere, finally in a recognizable form (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” I’m looking at you). After the credits, he promised us that the sequel would include his buddy Cable, and this year he delivers. “Deadpool 2” is everything you might want from a sequel. The ultra-violence, grade-school humor, and fourth-wall breaks are back.

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Directed by: Bryan Singer Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images “X-Men: Apocalypse” lives up to its name, giving us an enormous spectacle that’s going to be hard to top. There are a great many characters, much bigger special effects, and a massively more powerful villain than in the recent X-Men films. If you want to maximize the bang for your buck and like Bryan Singer’s other X-Men work, this is the way to go. The film opens in ancient Egypt, where an aged, blue mutant (Oscar Isaac) is in the process of transferring his consciousness to a new body. Things don’t go quite as planned, and he winds up trapped far below ground, unconscious. After a rather clever opening credits

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The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko “Hal” Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language The last big time we saw Logan, aka The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), he was cradling the body of his beloved Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) in his arms, having killed her to stop her alternate personality from destroying the world. When we catch up with him in “The Wolverine,” he’s living in the middle of nowhere, only walking into town for occasional supplies. What draws him out of his self-imposed exile is a request from an old friend: Yashida (Haruhiko Yamanouchi) has sent young Yukio (Rila Fukushima) to find Logan and bring him to Tokyo. Back during World War II, Logan saved Yashida’s life and the man, now a wealthy industrialist, says he wants to repay his debt before he dies.

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X-Men: First Class

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jason Flemyng Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity, and language