This week I saw Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Boy, am I ever the wrong person to review this. I just don’t get it at all. I don’t even know how to talk about it. I got the feeling that this film was really good but I just couldn’t see how. Whatever the message was, whatever the appeal, it passed me by. This has happened to me before and I’ve come back to a film in 20 years and seen its genius. Maybe that will be what I do with Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Or it could be a swing and a miss, I couldn’t tell you. If you were a fan of the first movie, maybe skip this review, I’m not going to have much add. Read more
I know I said no more superhero movies for a while, but this week it was either Deadpool 2 or Show Dogs. I stand by my choice. Based on the trailer I saw for Show Dogs, I wouldn’t wish the film on anyone. But Deadpool 2 was a treat. It has all the things I like best in superhero films, too – one main character, for instance. That’s nice. And also it’s under 2 hours, which is REALLY nice. And they’re not saving the world, or the universe, or Reality Itself – we’re not subject to the same tiresome level of Spectacle Creep that has been plaguing Marvel for a while now. If you had to watch a superhero movie to help get rid of fatigue from watching superhero movies, Deadpool 2 would be the one to watch. Read more
Infinity War Spoilers! Plus my thoughts on Venom issue 1, Squarriors The Card Game and Rick and Morty’s 70-episode renewal on this week’s RECAP SHOW. Read more
Ten years and 18 movies later have led to Avengers: Infinity War, the movie that changes everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And with Thanos, the evil-lurking presence teased over the years in various MCU films, finally coming out from the shadows, the significant ramifications viewers will witness at the hands of the intergalactic despot in Infinity War are sure to cause a stir of emotion with fans who have followed these superheroes over the last decade. When you bring together the original Avengers mixed with new Avengers (Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man) and the Guardians of the Galaxy to take down the biggest threat the universe has ever seen, on paper, it might feel a little overwhelming to pack this many superheroes into one two and a half hour movie. However, with the Russo Brothers, the directing duo behind the two best movies in the MCU (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War), overseeing the biggest ever ensemble of superheroes assembled on screen, rest assured they manage to give balance to all these characters we have come to know for the entire duration of Infinity War. The result is equally thrilling, captivating, emotional, and, not so shockingly, epic all at once.
From 20th Century Fox and director David Leitch (John Wick), comes the Marvel comic sequel Deadpool 2. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Jack Kesy, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Zazie Beetz, the film hits theaters May 16, 2018. Read more
From Marvel Studios and directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, comes Avengers: Infinity War. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and more, the film hits theaters May 4, 2018. Read more
From 20th Century Fox and director David Leitch (John Wick), comes the Marvel comic sequel Deadpool 2. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Jack Kesy, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Zazie Beetz, the film hits theaters June 1, 2018. Read more
I’ll be the first to admit that when I first saw the trailer for Only the Brave earlier this year, I didn’t think it looked all that good. All I thought was “Oh great, here’s another cliché biopic.” Well, I’m here to say that I was COMPLETELY wrong. Only the Brave is not only one of the best movies of 2017, but it is also one of the best biopics in the past 5 years. I walked out of the theater completely shocked and amazed at how much I enjoyed it. Read more
From 20th Century Fox and director David David Leitch (John Wick), comes the Marvel comic sequel Deadpool 2. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Jack Kesy, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Zazie Beetz, the film hits theaters June 1, 2018. Read more
I have to admit, this isn’t my favorite genre. I’m not so good with gritty realistic action movies. Give me an animated fantasy with some adult humor, saturated colours and musical numbers any day. So I might be a little hard on Sicario and if I am, it certainly doesn’t deserve it. It wasn’t sexy, it wasn’t funny, it wasn’t gorgeous but it was very very good.