BIG AL AT THE MOVIES: The Shack, Logan, Before I Fall

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Big Al from V101.1 joined us for another edition of Movies with Big Al.  This time featuring the movies Logan, The Shack, and Before I Fall.  If you're looking for a new movie to see check out Big Al's reviews of the films.

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LOGAN (Sci-Fi Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

WHO'S IN IT? Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

TRIVIA: 

  • This is the last film in which Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine. He has cited his age and his skin cancer as factors in him retiring from the role. The last also the last film in the cinematic X-Men universe to star Patrick Stewart.
  • This is a reference to Mark Millar's graphic novel "Old Man Logan," and was deliberately chosen to form an opposite from The Wolverine (2013).
  • In the Official trailer, in the scene where Logan is seen drinking at a graveyard, one of the graves has the surname "Peters" written on it. It is a reference to the actor Evan Peters, who portrays Quicksilver in the X-Men films.

THE SHACK (Fantasy Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

WHO'S IN IT? Sam Worthington, Octavia Spenser, Tim McGraw

TRIVIA: 

  • Based on the 2007 novel by Canadian author William P. Young.
  • Forest Whitaker was originally attached to direct but dropped out.
  • Filming for this movie commenced on June 8, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

BEFORE I FALL (Mystery Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.

WHO'S IN IT? Zoey Deutch, Liv Hewson, Cynthy Wu, Halston Sage

TRIVIA: 

  • Based on the book written by Lauren Oliver.
  • Zoey Deutch and Halston Sage have both starred in other popular book adaptions: Zoey in Vampire Academy (2014) and Halston in Paper Towns (2015.
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