In theaters this week...
Hugh Jackman portrays the title role in "The Wolverine," playing at Cinemark in Paducah this week.
Lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a realm of yakuza and samurai. Wolverine is pushed to his physical and emotional brink when he is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist’s daughter (Tao Okamoto) and is confronted — for the first time — with the prospect of death.
The buzz: “The Wolverine” is one superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained.
Length: 126 min.
3D show times: 1:40 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m.
Digital cinema show times: 12:15 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9 p.m.
“Only God Forgives”
Julian (Ryan Gosling), a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok’s criminal underworld, sees his life become more complicated when his mother Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas) compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother’s recent death.
The buzz: The film is visually stylish, but lacks the relatable characters and narrative smarts to appeal to a broad audience.
Length: 90 min.
Show times: 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Maiden Alley Cinema.