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…kill it

As our “hero” states in his opening voiceover, “Deadpool 2” is a family movie. And I have to say, he’s absolutely right. Seriously.

Okay, not so much in the traditional sense…please, dear god, do not bring the children…but in the sense that it is about a family. Yes, they have problems. Yes, they have enemies. But at the end of the day, they would decapitate any henchman who tried to lay a finger on their family. Read the rest of this entry

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…wrack and ruin

Crusaders, it’s occurred to me that as we enter the summer blockbuster season, now is the perfect time to refresh our memories on proper summer movie (and all movies for that matter) etiquette.

This first venture into the new cinematic season has brought to light a particular film fan faux pas…

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…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers.

Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue the entrance of our leading lady MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), sent into the eye of the storm to recover the list which was lost in the opening scuffle. Read the rest of this entry

…shift gears

As is quite often the case, this summer of blockbusters is full of sequels, but not just sequels, sequels coming off of sequels we’d rather forget. Earlier this summer we saw a valiant effort made by “Pirates of the Caribbean” to erase its fourth installment from its story arc, and this week brings us another Disney

So, with Pixar on its side, was “Cars 3” able to overcome some of the oddity of its immediate predecessor? Start your engines, movie lovers, and get ready for one heck of a comeback race. Read the rest of this entry

…rest your eyes

...sure they're great for 3D...but what about near-sightedness?

With the Oscars behind us, it’s nearly time for summer blockbuster season.  That’s right you’ll soon be able to restock your collection of 3D glasses.

True, the last couple of Oscar seasons have featured a 3D giant or 2, but nothing captures the magic of 3D like Thor’s hammer flying out of the screen at you.

Let the anticipation begin.  In just a few short days…yes, the summer blockbuster season now starts in March…the explosions, the action sequences, and the 3D induced nausea will begin.

At least for 11 percent of us, that is.  For 55 percent of us we’ll leave that theater with the thrill of a summer blockbuster and some physical complaint that we attribute to 3D technology.

If only there were some way to curb these discomforts, some kind of technology that allowed us to enjoy our film sans vomit bag, some kind of entertainment that did not require premedication with ibuprofen…

Perhaps someday…until then take comfort from these words of advice: If 3D movies make you dizzy, nauseous, and/or cause you physical pain, see the movie in 2D.  Because at the end of the film it really doesn’t matter how many superheroes fly off the screen in your direction as long as you remembered to enjoy the show.

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NBC News: 3-D Movies Leave Many Feeling Sick

…bi-daily smile…