Deadpool 2: Silly Sequel is Surprisingly Dark, Relentlessly Juvenile

Deadpool 2 poster

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Deadpool 2 is the first disappointment of 2018.  With a genius marketing campaign, hilarious trailers, and the prospect of seeing our favorite foul-mouthed antihero again, I was ready to dive head-on into this Pool.  Sadly, Deadpool 2 is a needlessly darker and sophomoric outing that emphasizes violent action over clever wit, making for a film that Continue Reading

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: A Super Sequel with Brains

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Poster

4 out of 5 stars (one of the best in its series) Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a prime example of how to do a sequel right.  It builds on everything that was good about its predecessor while still being a solid standalone movie.  I also applaud the inclusion of pointed political commentary that actually feels like it was researched and understood by the screenwriters before it was placed in the Continue Reading

Ready Player One: Spielberg’s Ode To Pop Culture is Visually Stunning, But Overlong

3 out of 5 stars (average) Ready Player One is one of the most visually inventive movies I have ever seen.  Director Steven Spielberg has created some of the most gorgeous environments ever put to film, and should definitely gain some Oscar buzz next year.  Add in enough pop culture references to fill up 3 months of trivia nights, and you have a visually immersive experience so impressive that you might Continue Reading