The 11th instalment in the X-Men film series and the sequel to 2016’s hugely successful superhero film, Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, follows the foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities (Julian Dennison) from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable (Josh Brolin).
Film Review: Deadpool
Marvel‘s first release of 2016, and the eighth installment in the X-Men series, directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who, diagnosed with terminal cancer and willing to do anything to spend more time with his fiance, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), undergoes a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Thus, he adopts the alter ego, Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down Francis Freeman a.k.a. Ajax (Ed Skrein), the man who nearly destroyed his life, and his sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano), alongside fellow X-Men Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapičić).
DVD Review: The Voices
(Written for Filmoria)
Ryan Reynolds is an actor known for his versatility… and by that, I mean that he’s had a handful of decent roles, one iconic role in a great high school comedy, a known passion for his role as Deadpool, and then some very poor role choices in between.
His role in the horror-comedy The Voices, however, is one of the best performances that you will see from him. Starring as a troubled, med-addicted (although seemingly normal looking from the outside) factory worker, The Voices sees Reynolds play the role of Jerry, a young bachelor who is dedicated to living a normal life and succeeding in his new job at the Milton Bathtub factory.
DVD Review: The Croods
Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, The Croods follows a caveman family who, when their cave is destroyed, must embark on an adventure through an unfamiliar fantastical world in search of a new home. With the help of an inventive nomad named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet sloth, Grug (Nicolas Cage) and his family – Eep (Emma Stone), Ugga (Catherine Keener), Gran (Cloris Leachman), Sandy (Randy Thom) and Thunk (Clark Duke) – must conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other.
Meet ‘The Croods’ In The New Trailer For Dreamworks’ Latest
(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
DreamWorks’ latest animation The Croods has a new trailer this week, introducing us to a brilliant voice cast led by the likes of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman.
The film is set in “a previously undiscovered era in the history of our planet” and follows the world’s very first pre-historic family as they go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.
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Film Review: Friends With Benefits
(Published on Lost In The Multiplex, and read in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2)
Directed by Will Gluck, Friends With Benefits follows two friends, art director Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and head-hunter Jamie (Mila Kunis), who, unable to maintain relationships and deal with the emotional stress that they entail, decide to add sex to their friendship, promising that they won’t let it become more than just a sexual release.
Of course, nothing is that easy and the obvious complications arise, concluding in the two realising their true feelings for each other. That much we can guess, but fortunately the film avoids being a cliché in many ways and is a unique rom-com that even your boyfriend will like.
Films To Look Forward To In 2011
With 2010 being a great year for film with the likes of Toy Story 3, Inception and the first installment of the final Harry Potter film, 2011 looks set to top it with many anticipated sequels.
However, 2011 could also be a bad year for film with many unneeded additions to the barely successful films of previous years; films with the only purpose of being part of this new, and may I say overhyped, trend of 3D technology
So, let’s have a look at what to expect in terms of the highs and lows of film for the upcoming year.