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New releases: 'The Wolverine' puts Hugh Jackman's intensity to use
New releases: 'The Wolverine' puts Hugh Jackman's intensity to use

The Wolverine 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more interesting things to do. Based on one of the most popular Wolverine comics arcs — after the surly X-Man's adventures in Japan, where he falls in love and finds a new ally — "The Wolverine" makes good use of its star Hugh Jackman's intensity and agility, putting him in what is essentially a martial arts epic, with ninjas and supervillains. Like most superhero movies, "The Wolverine" is more...

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