Deadpool 2: Silly Sequel is Surprisingly Dark, Relentlessly Juvenile

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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

Deadpool: Dark Romance/Action/Comedy Slices Superhero Tropes in Half

Deadpool poster

4.5 out of 5 stars (Nearly Perfect) You are either going to love or hate Deadpool.  After years and years of being stuck in development hell (that place films go when they will likely never get made), the “Merc with a Mouth” (extreme emphasis on the “Mouth” part) is currently taking the world by storm for its pitch black humor, brutally gory action sequences, and a career-best performance by Ryan Reynolds.  Continue Reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E Poster

3 out of 5 stars (average) The Man From U.N.C.L.E had a lot going against it for me. It was an August action-comedy with two actors with mixed resumes and a trailer that looked like it could be either a funny romp or a generic bore that a studio released because they could.  However, my biggest worry was that the film was based on a TV show from the 60’s that I hadn’t heard of until I discovered the movie’s Continue Reading

Crawl with “Ant”icipation To Marvel’s Newest Adventure

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) On paper, Ant-Man sounds like a terrible idea for a movie.  It’s about a guy who can shrink down to ant size to stop evil and communicate with the little insects to help him.  Stan Lee tried to get an Ant Man movie made back in the late 80’s, but to no avail: it sounded too similar to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.  Also, comic book films were not nearly as popular as they are Continue Reading