I simply had to comment on Adam West’s passing at age 88 after a battle with leukemia. Like a lot of us, we grew up watching Adam as Batman or Batman ’66 as they now refer to it. The show ran for three seasons: 1966 t0 1968. I grew up watching the reruns after school in the 1970’s. Continue reading
I’m a kid again!
Right off the bat I have to come clean. 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite Marvel movie. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now tied with the original. I was like a little kid again, so happy. Continue reading
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is the light hearted comedically toned Batman from the Batman live action TV show of the 60s but animated!
Superman sequel, Batman revision, Wonder Woman kickoff and Justice League commercial
I guess there are spoilers in this review unless you’ve seen any of the marketing Warner Brothers spent $150 million showing most of the scenes from the film.
Deadpool is a super-hero movie game-changer.
Right from the start Deadpool’s director, Tim Miller and writers’ Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese set the irreverent tone of their story with hysterically inventive opening credits. We quickly move into the story of mercenary Wade Wilson who falls in love with Vanessa, Homeland’s Morena Baccarin in the most outrageous montage of holidays via sex scenes ever committed to film.
The basic story is boy meets girl and falls in love. Boy gets cancer. Boy subjects himself to experimental treatment by villain Ajax, which cures cancer and grants boy with enhanced healing powers and looking like an “avocado had sex with an older avocado.” Boy becomes Deadpool and hunts down Ajax who kidnaps girl.
Reynolds and the script writers are the stars of this flick as they treat the whole story like a live action Looney Tunes cartoon meets a shooter video game. The multiple fourth wall breaks match the tone of the Marvel‘s Deadpool comics although you don’t have to be familiar with them to enjoy this wild ride of a movie.
“Explosions attract the coveted 18 to 24 year old demographic.”
The beauty of this film is it’s not PC and watered down. The preview audience I was with could not stop laughing at the crude & clever jokes, sex, ultra-violence and lampooning of the superhero genre. A couple of X-Men aid Deadpool in the end against villains Ajax and Angel Dust but this is Deadpool’s movie as he is the ringmaster.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead!
Brianna Hildebrand’s bratty disinterested portrayal of Negasonic Teenage Warhead is on point although this is a fresh (and better) take on the minor comic book X-Men character. NTW has to finish writing a text message before she can fight the villains. CGI enhanced Colossus is used as a comedic boy scout stereotypical superhero who makes long do-gooder speeches.
Excelsior! ‘Nuff said!
Stan Lee’s cameo is his best to date. I can not spoil it for anyone. Deadpool roasts X-Men movies, Reynolds’ horrible Green Lantern turn, 20th Century Fox and even Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld.
Deadpool, five out of five no-prizes (and chimichangas)!
The brilliance of Deadpool is that it’s not like any other superhero movie. This is a great big rude hulking beast of an action, ultra-violent, comedic masterpiece. I can’t wait to see it a second time tomorrow and hear all the jokes I missed because the audience was laughing so hard. And of course stick around after the credits for an epic fourth wall breaking homage.
Review by Matt Starnes
Do yourself a favor and check out Hail, Caesar! Produced, written, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (the Coen brothers), this all-star comedy is set during Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1950’s. I admit when I heard about all the stars in this movie I was afraid. So many movies with large star-filled casts end up being complete duds. I was pleasantly surprised that Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum were used to fill their respected roles with purpose. Continue reading