Deadpool 2 (****1/2): He who laughs first, didn’t get the joke

#deadpool2 so many reasons to avoid this movie contained herein.

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Mississippi Grind (****1/2) – Wind it out

Mississippi Grind - 2016 Written and Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert, James Toback "How much do you owe?" "A lot." "To who?" "Everyone." This is the rallying cry that brings a burgeoning friendship between Gerry and Curtis to the decision of throwing their lots together and … Continue reading Mississippi Grind (****1/2) – Wind it out

Life (*1/2) is a short trip

Life - 2017 Director Daniel Espinosa Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have some genuine geek credentials, having two of the biggest nerdist success stories of the last decade in their writing repertoire. First Zombieland managed to stand out in a crowded field of the undead back … Continue reading Life (*1/2) is a short trip

Deadpool (***1/2) is a refresher course

Deadpool - 2016 Director Tim Miller Screenplay Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds Starring  Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Leslie Uggams First off, there is nothing in Deadpool that approaches the visual spectacle of his first scene in the first Wolverine spinoff. You know the one, when he gets off of the … Continue reading Deadpool (***1/2) is a refresher course

Turbo is kind of slow on the uptake

Turbo - 2013 Director David Soren Starring (Voice) Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Luis Guzmán, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michael Bell Screenplay David Soren, Robert Siegel, Darren Lemke Taking elements from one of the least artistically successful Pixar films (Cars) and one of the Pixar films most people forgot (Ratatouille) we have a … Continue reading Turbo is kind of slow on the uptake

Safe House: Bullets, Crunching Metal and Quick Cuts

Safe House - 2012 Directed by Daniel Espinosa Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Shepard,  Rubén Blades, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham Screenplay by  David Guggenheim "I need to find out who this Matt Weston is right now..." is a demand made by CIA Deputy Director Harlan Whitford.  This after the safe house in which … Continue reading Safe House: Bullets, Crunching Metal and Quick Cuts

Green Lantern is darkened with too many writers, effects

Green Lantern - 2011 Directed by Martin Campbell Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins Written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg There is an easy theory to have with movie making.  After 2, the more writers you get for a film, the more trouble you have. … Continue reading Green Lantern is darkened with too many writers, effects

Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies

Many are hailing this coming week's X-Men: First Class as the best Marvel movie ever.  Everything I have seen so far looks fantastic.  Now is as good a time as any to check what we've seen so far from the X-Men Series of films.  This list will be comprehensive within the next couple of weeks, … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies