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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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…Trip Out

Yesterday saw the return of one of the best comic book shows on television—“Legion.” If you think that sounds a bit hyperbolic, well then I’d argue it might be one of the best sci-fi shows ever.

From the world of X-Men in the Marvel Universe, it tells the story of David (Dan Stevens), a mutant misdiagnosed with schizophrenia who is now coming into his powers. Read the rest of this entry

…prove cape-able

This Friday a new band of heroes (with a few familiar faces) will hit the big screen as “Justice League” debuts. While fans prepare themselves for the return of Wonder Woman (and Batman and Superman…but mostly Wonder Woman) this Amazonian champion is proving both on and off screen that it really is true — not all heroes wear capes.

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…Show Your Claws

Official SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen “Logan,” proceed with caution.

“Logan,” the final film in the Wolverine trilogy, has been a long time coming. Nearly two decades after his first appearance in 2000’s “X-Men,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has appeared in nine X-Men films to date. There have been highs and lows, with the first two Wolverine films unfortunately falling into the latter category.

Throughout all the films the human and the animal side of this beloved X-Men character have been in constant conflict. On one side, there’s Logan who’s haunted by his past and struggles with his role as hero or antihero. On the other, there’s Wolverine who acts on pure instinct and seems unaware of the body count that’s piling up around him.

With “Logan,” director James Mangold shows us a Wolverine who is finally facing his own demons. Slowly poisoned by the Adamantium used to enhance his powers, he faces his own mortality. Read the rest of this entry

…find method in the madness

15590692_10154747020132488_2201604669235057392_oThis What to Watch Wednesday, we return to what is (at least on the surface) familiar setting for film and television fans—the Marvel Universe.

I know many out there are probably shaking their heads at “yet another superhero story.” And I can’t say I blame you. It does seem we are likely fast approaching over-saturation in this particular genre. But I implore you to bear with me just for a moment.

It’s true, reimagining the superhero is nothing new. This current wave is nearly entirely riding on the power of the b-list stories (apologies Iron Man, but it’s true). So, the surface-level concept here is nothing new. At first glance, you may not even recognize the universe of “Legion.”  Read the rest of this entry