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Michael Green

Your aunts and grandmas were right all along, Agatha Christie is cool. Actually, a couple The Playlist staffers are also secret/not-so-secret fans of the famed mystery writer. At any rate, she’s enjoying a renaissance thanks to “Murder On T…

The decades long journey to bring “Blade Runner 2049” to the big screen has resulted in many paths not taken, and detours, like 1992’s unofficial side-quel “Soldier” (which apparently takes place in the “Blade Runner…

**Major spoilers ahead** No matter how the box office figures eventually pan out, much will be discussed about “Blade Runner 2049” in the years to come. Packed with ideas about the future, creation, our relationship to digital technology an…

**SPOILERS AHEAD** It took seventeen years, but “Logan” finally gave fans the Wolverine movie of their dreams, and they rewarded the effort by turning it into a monster hit. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that part of the big reason it succeeds is that it strips the superhero movie down its bare essentials, and leans on character just as much as it does spectacle. More, director James Mangold and his team created a singular effort that doesn’t have to narratively tie into anything that comes before or after, giving them greater storytelling freedom. Continue reading James Mangold Explains Why ‘Logan’ Has No Post-Credit Scene, Screenwriter Talks Cutting Professor X Flashback at The Playlist.

The year is 2029. As far as anyone knows, no new mutants have been born in the last twenty-five years, and the legend of the X-Men have been left to the pages of comic books. Always a perpetual loner, James Howlett aka Logan aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), has even further isolated himself, living off the grid in a remote industrial warehouse, where he cares for Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the once great Professor X, who is now battling dementia and diminished control of his still fearsome powers. Continue reading ‘Logan’ Finally Delivers A Wolverine Movie With A Bloody, Beating Heart [Review] at The Playlist.