Deadpool 2 Review

Keep in mind folks that this spoiler free review will be from the mind of someone who doesn’t follow the comic book lore that well and has only experience this character through the first installment of the franchise. I had a lot of laughs from Deadpool 2 but there was just something missing from it that I can’t put my finger on that would make this a better movie than the first. With all the Deadpool reviews via blog post, podcast, websites, etc. I am sure you have heard in great length how this movie pans out to fans if it’s a good follow up from the first. I am late to the game and I saw this movie right when it was released last Friday. Seeing as Deadpool back in 2016 was my favorite movie of that year, this sequel had a lot to live up to.

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“Hey, eyes down here buddy.” picture via thewrap.com

The sequel, from Director David Leitch with writing team including Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, is very clever this time around regarding the story. If you all remember from the first one, the story and its lead character, Deadpool played by Ryan Reynolds, is bat shit crazy. Given its Rated R status, basically they could have done almost anything they wanted. This time they actually gave you a story and some character development. I honestly didn’t think that was possible but Deadpool actually went through some growth while deciding to protect a young mutant with lethal powers from a futuristic time traveler Cable, who has come back to kill him before he can become the deadly killer he is destined to be. To pass the torch of the franchise along, Deadpool has decided to put together a team of heroes to help him save this young boys life and continue the franchise afterwards. You are also perplexed as to who the villain of the film actually is. I found that to be very interesting but for some, because it wasn’t clear in the film could translate to a sloppy unorganized script. I actually didn’t mind that it wasn’t as cut and dry. It fit into the overall message of the story so it worked for me. There is also a surprised character that pops up that I didn’t see coming at all and I liked it.

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Question of the Week #5

On my next episode of the podcast, I go through another movie in my collection and rewatch to see how it holds up. This week, I am reviewing one of the very few rom-coms in my collection as I am very selective to those I enjoy. For the question of the week, I would like to know what on-screen movie couple is your favorite. 

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Doesn’t have to be a couple from the photo. Those are just some examples from who I remember. There are a lot of couples to choose from, which ones tugged at your heartstrings? Comment below and stay tuned to find out which Rom Com I have chosen as this week’s review on Movie Geek & Proud.

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Question of the Week #4

Disney has given us so many movies whether animated or live action, there is just so many to choose from. Well here is a hard task for you, are you able to pick just one as your all time favorite?

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Have fun answering this question. Do you have a favorite? Is there one animated film you love more than the rest. Comment below and check out the previous questions of the week and answer those. I am good at responding and are very curious with your answers. Make sure to follow my podcast, Movie Geek & Proud each Wednesday on several podcast apps such as iTunes, soundcloud, podbean, and Stitcher.

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Ep. 4: The Little Mermaid

A new episode of Movie Geek & Proud has been released. Go down memory lane and relive your childhood with a couple of guys who are all grown up and seeing this movie for what it really is. With adult eyes, this movie is different than what we remember as a kid. 

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Breaking In Review

Gabrielle Union has come a long way since she waved those Pom-Poms in the air talking about “Go Clovers” and telling us its cold in here. Since then she has always shown strength and characters in her roles as a tough woman who works hard for what she wants. Now she joins a list of women who star in their own thriller where she will play someone who kicks butt and takes names by any means necessary. A couple of examples that come to mind are Beyoncé in Obsessed and No Good Deeds with Taraji P. Henson. I recommend seeing both titles by the way. It’s Union’s turn up to bat as she stars in her own thriller where she plays a single mom who has to protect her family from home invaders in the movie Breaking In.

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Picture via latimes.com

Aside from a great performance from Gabrielle Union, the movie scripts and execution fell under many clichés and troupes most people are familiar with leaving the movie to be lost in an ocean of typical thrillers blended in with the rest and most likely soon forgotten. So close to Mother’s day, this was the perfect time to release a film like this. A single mother of two, who is visiting the home she grew up in after her Father’s passing, is interrupted by some intruders who have their own specific agenda. What makes this particular film different is that while most plotlines involves escaping the invasion, Union’s character Shaun is trying to break in and rescue her children who are kept hostage while the intruders complete their mission.

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Bad Samaritan Review

While Robert Sheehan and David Tennant are wonderful in their respective roles as good enough and evil. Their performances didn’t disguised the watered down horror thriller we received. This is disappointing to me because the trailer really gave me a sense that it would deliver a more intense thrill ride. Does that mean the film is horrible? By no means, no. I actually liked the film but just didn’t live up to its potential.

Before I get into that confusing initial reaction, let’s go back to the beginning. Bad Samaritan stars Sheehan as a struggling artist Sean Falco and part of a two man valet team in front of an Italian restaurant in Portland, Or. They come up with a clever way to make a little extra cash by using their customer’s car as a way to find their home address and break into their homes to find anything of value while the car owners are having a meal. Clever idea, why didn’t I think of that. They choose to rob the home of the king of all douchery, Cale Erendreich and discover a girl chained and strapped to a chair in his office.

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Episode 3: Requiem for a Dream

Hi Movie Geeks, I haven’t had the chance to see any movies this past weekend. I have a lot of catching up to do. I did however manage to record and post another episode of Movie Geek & Proud. Give it a listen. It’s a episode of appreciation on cinematography and music. My friend Shawn and I also discuss the latest Venom Trailer and also how we enjoyed the British horror movie Ghost Stories. We also talk about the unsettling movies that we can’t watch twice. I hope you enjoy Episode 3 and comment your thoughts on the film and this episode. 

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