The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

It was Jerry Seinfeld who convinced Hugh Jackman to retire from Wolverine

Hugh Jackman gave his final performance as Wolverine in James Mangold’s Logan, the superb and bittersweet farewell to the character released earlier this year. This was after a 17-year, 9-movie run playing Logan in Fox’s X-Men franchise (that Deadpool “cameo” notwithstanding), so Jackman and his fans are naturally…

The best movies of 2017 so far

Every summer, The A.V. Club offers an unranked list of the best movies to be released theatrically (and, going forward, on major streaming platforms) during the first half of the year. It’s meant to be a kind of catch-up guide, a way for readers to keep pace with the year in film and start checking off significant…

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown wanted to play a superpowered girl in Logan, too

Although she broke out in Stranger Things last year, Millie Bobby Brown has been taking her time cultivating her résumé. It seems she’s only signing on for similarly badass roles, like the one she recently nabbed in Godzilla: King Of Monsters. Okay, so we don’t really know whether the erstwhile Eleven will go toe to…

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Celebrate Logan on Blu-ray by winning screen-used props from the film

Logan, the latest and reportedly final chapter of the cinematic adventures of Wolverine, is out on Digital HD now, and hits Blu-ray and DVD next week. And to celebrate what our film editor A.A. Dowd calls “close to the Unforgiven of superhero cinema” and “a terrific movie, no ’comic-book’ qualifier required,” we’re…

The black and white version of Logan is getting its own theatrical release

Back in March—and just shortly before the movie arrived in theaters—director James Mangold promised that he was “working on” a black and white cut of his remarkably well-done Wolverine send-off Logan. (A demand that seems to have had its roots in the film’s early, monochromatic promotional stills, and the fact that…