Movie Beat With Ralph Garman: Before I Fall, Wolves, The Shack, The Last Word, Table 19 & Logan

Just a butt-load of movies coming out this weekend. Let’s take a look at what’s in theaters.

Before I Fall

Director: Ry Russo-Young

Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell

Plot: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”

Wolves [Limited]

Director: Bart Freundlich

Stars: Taylor John Smith, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Zazie Beetz

Plot: An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good friends. But at home he’s struggling with his troubled father who has a gambling addiction. His mother tries to keep the family afloat but does so with great emotional and financial sacrifice.

The Shack

Director: Stuart Hazeldine

Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell

Plot: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”

The Last Word [Limited]

Director: Mark Pellington

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfired, AnnJewel Lee Dixon, Thomas Sadoski

Plot: Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Table 19 [Limited]

Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant

Plot: Ex-maid of honor Eloise, having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 ”random” guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Logan

Director: James Mangold

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Plot: 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.

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