by Maggie Sefton
Yes, Cozy Chicks readers and fans, I've been checking out the latest batch of new
movies again. They've been showing at some of the different Fort Collins, Colorado movie cinemas, and I am ready to report on some of them. I'll be reporting for several different weeks because there have been a bunch of new flics that have dropped into your and my neighborhood cinema plazas.
A few weeks ago, I reported on a few of the films I'd seen. Today, I'm reporting on three more new films you might want to check out:
ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story----I've been a confirmed STAR WARS fan ever since the first in the epic film series appeared waaaaaaay back in the late 1970s. Yes, children. . .Maggie's been around to see a LOT of movies over the years. And I cannot tell you how exciting it was to experience the STAR WARS universe and the characters inhabiting it for the very first time. Those of us who were died-in-the-wool "Star Trek" fans of TV fame were way beyond delighted to see an actual movie about "outer space." :) So. . . .if you're even a moderately interested fan of the Star Wars storyline, you won't be disappointed in ROGUE ONE. At least, I hope you aren't. I certainly enjoyed it. The story takes place in the time frame before Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Hans Solo take the stage.
LOGAN----This movie picks up the X-Men storyline into the future. Hugh Jackman plays Logan, of course, and Patrick Stewart plays Professor X. They're hiding out near the border between the U.S. and Mexico. And, a new character is introduced, a young girl Mutant, who has many of Logan's same "talents" and skills. This is definitely an action-filled movie and has a certain amount of violent scenes. But, then, I doubt you would be seeing a movie about one of the iconic "X-Men," if you weren't okay watching Bad Guys being . . .ahem. . .dispatched with efficiency. :)
SING-----This animated film is an absolute delight! It's funny and witty with some of the most endearing and hilarious animal characters I've seen on film in ages. The cute Koala hero of the movie, Buster, is the owner of a once-great theatre and comes up with a fantastic idea to earn the funds to keep the theatre going. He holds a Singing Competition which attracts the greatest cast of misfits and adorable "singers." If you like funny animated films, you should enjoy this film. I surely hope so.