Deadpool 2 | 2018 | R
Action | Adventure | Comedy
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds
Runtime: 1h 59min
WTW: In Theatres
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, TJ Miller, Karin Soni, Leslie Uggams, Eddie Marsan, Terry Crews and Josh Brolin |
Story: After tragedy strikes, Deadpool finds meaning in protecting a young mutant from the time traveling Cable, who is destined to kill him. |
A personally highly anticipated flik, this sequel brought everything that worked so well in the first and multiplied it by 2, and then some. It is hilarious. From dialog, to cameos, to satirical gags, nothing is safe here. The fourth wall was broken in the first and the filmmakers continue their relationship with the audience right out the gate. May seem a bit overboard but I think they do it well. The action is great and balances well throughout the film while also standing its ground against today's landscape. It keep its grit from the first, introduces new characters, yet continues to build such a beautiful balance of emotions while creating purpose for where it's all going. Seriously, I have not laughed consistently throughout an entire movie in a while. Even more compelling is how I went 0-100 from a LOL to an instant feeling of mourning, adding a break between the ridiculous while better understanding why our lead takes the path he chooses. Ryan Reynolds was made for this role, and I dig the chemistry he builds with each character. The Cable and DPool dynamic was great and Zazie Beetz as Domino stands out on her own. Lots of good fun here and I love the consistent jabs to ALL things that have come before it. CGI, direction and photography all on point and solid choice of soundtrack to create further juxtaposition with the action. Sadly, some comedy will easily go over the viewers head, inside jokes a plenty. For how ridiculous it all may seem, it manages to become a better film than the first. I wouldn’t be surprised we get a third round for a trilogy. Wildly entertaining, a killer kick off to the summer. Long live the smart ass in all of us 💀⚔️ 8.5/10 |
“TURN TO THE LEFT!”
“TURN TO THE RIGHT!”
Just eight words and Holly Hunter became a star. But that’s The Coen Brothers for you, whatever those Guys touch, it turns to Gold!
First, let’s go back one Film, ‘Blood Simple.’ There’s a Scene in the Film when a newspaper comes flying out of nowhere and hits the screen door of a main character’s home during a pivotal moment.
When I saw the film I couldn’t stop commenting on that scene; there was something unique about the photographic set up that was new, fresh, organically grown.
‘Raising Arizona’ proved my theory about the visionary tracking system The Coen Brothers harbored in their brains, their radar screen covered an ocean, not just the beach.
‘Raising Arizona’ is a Black Comedy, child napping isn’t the topic for straight humor, but it was definitely a subject to bring to light,— and Oh Boy!- was this film BRIGHT!
First up, a perfect cast. Characters hand drawn, then given life by an acting troupe that all went on to bigger things.
Second, the Cinematography was groundbreaking at the time, opening Visual gateways to an entire generation of filmmakers, allowing them to go beyond many conformed rules associated with filmmaking. See: Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Tom Tykwer,- to name a few of the best talent in today’s cinema market.
‘Raising Arizona’ is one Film that requires no full length introduction, it continues to share space with 99 other spectacularly constructed works on my All Time 100. M
‘Office Space’ was never on my radar screen. Having dismissed the film as ‘just another average tv sitcom in 35mm’ was firmly cemented into place until a colleague cornered me with a jack hammer! Thank goodness for drill bits!
The first ‘crater blast’ hit was a name,-no, not Mike Judge(Writer/Director), but his earlier work: Beavis and Butt-Head.
Full disclosure, I never owned a TV until ten years ago when a friend inquired, “how are you planning to watch all your DVD Classics? By telepathy?” Embarrassed, I bought a TV, which remains cable-less and is used ONLY for film viewing. I’m telling you this because it was by accident, staying with Friends, that I discovered ‘Beavis..’ We were going to dinner, and they were taking weeks to dress, so I pressed the magic button and ‘voila!’-the show was just beginning, and I wouldn’t leave until it was over. The humor was so deliciously sick that my eyes were watering!
Enter ‘Office Space.’ And, the second drill blast; the DVD is handed to me with instructions, “watch this tonight!”
I did. And the next night, and the following night.
As CRAZY as those characters/situations are on film, there was absolutely no fictional account hanging around that set.
Casting was so spot on that if you didn’t know ‘Office Space’ was a Film, you would’ve declared it a documentary.
With this Film I’m certain that MANY of you have seen it, especially since it’s not ninety years old! Those who haven’t,- “watch it tonight!”
‘Office Space’ is about the daily grind, fully fleshed out allowing you to study the bones, especially the funny one.
Has corporate life changed? I don’t think so, I hope not, shouldn’t work be humor-fueled? n’est-ce pas?
Sunday Night Movie - and perhaps an Arnold Schwarzenegger film that you have never heard of? I have only ever seen this once, and it was a very long time ago. I can't really say that I remember much about it, but it's the film's 40th anniversary this year, so it's got to be a significant time for a rewatch! The movie doesn't seem to exist on #BluRay so I had to settle for the poverty that is #DVD 😔 'Cactus Jack' was released in America under the title 'The Villain', during July of '79. It is a Western comedy starring the prolific Kirk Douglas, possibly best known for his lead role in 'Spartacus' (1960) - a very long, but truly epic piece of cinematic brilliance. This is one of Arnie's earliest films, before #Conan but after #PumpingIron 🌵
What makes a Film Funny? The Writing? Acting? Scene Machinations? Having Me in the audience?
‘SIMONE’ and I have something wonderful in common; no one saw the movie, and no one would take my advice AND SEE THE FILM! Talk about feeling all alone in this dark, cruel world.
The time has arrived to get everyone on the same Page(pun definitely not intended).
‘SIMONE’ is the one Film that I will never be able to wrap around my brain its public dismissal!
What happened? Did a celebrity change their breakfast habit on the morning of the Film’s release?—because I don’t know anything else that could swerve a crowd into oncoming traffic! Do YOU?
‘SIMONE’ is a wonderfully sharp, acerbic narrative masquerading as a non-fictional account of today’s entertainment standards,- but you’re not supposed to know that,- even though the mask is off.
And, I’ll tell you this much, there never was a mask!
Andrew Niccol wrote and directed this clever sketch of a down and out Director(Al Pacino)whose luck changes after a brief encounter with the seed that’s struggling for soil.
No plot whatsoever coming your way. Just a few instructions:
1. Do NOT preface this Film!
2. Do NOT text while viewing!
3. Pay acute attention to the dialogue, the sharp edge lines never stop cutting throughout the entire reel!
4. The Film You Are About To View Has Been Formatted To 21st Century Size!
May The Force Be With You! M