Gambit. Gambit... You know Gambit, right? That sexy, Cajun mutant with the ability to control the kinetic energy of things he touches? Tends to power up playing cards and throw them at people, because he’s a bit of a gambler (gambler, Gambit, get it?), but also carries a staff that can do some serious damage when … Continue reading “Gambit”

In defense of “Deadpool”, Part II

Today, this post showed up in the Salt Lake Comic Con facebook feed. Posted by Rand Benjamin Einfeldt, it posits that Deadpool could have easily been a PG-13 movie. So, to refresh, I previously posted my review of Deadpool, and then had to come back and post a Defense of Deadpool. The defense was against those … Continue reading In defense of “Deadpool”, Part II

Rated R or Rated PG-13?

[Editor's note, part I: this is kind of long, a little rambly, but I promise that it will make some cogent points. Swear to god. Like and share if you enjoy/agree/disagree.] So the discussion about movies being rated R versus rated PG-13 has been on slow simmer for a few years. Movies from the Star … Continue reading Rated R or Rated PG-13?

In Defense of “Deadpool”

Wow, I have happened to see quite a few reviews for Deadpool, and can't help but notice that a lot of them are effectively calling this an average Marvel movie. Granted, these are probably the same people who thought Ant-Man was going to completely suck, and were woefully wrong about that... But I digress. The … Continue reading In Defense of “Deadpool”

“Deadpool” the review (and some spoilers… maybe?)

Soooo… Marvel's "merc with the mouth” finally makes his film debut. We’ll just go ahead and pretend that X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn’t happen, because that movie was so bad that we didn’t get any of the origin stories for the other X-Men. [Shadow’s note: Seriously, that movie was so bad that it killed its own … Continue reading “Deadpool” the review (and some spoilers… maybe?)

R.I.P.D. – Movie Review

I finally got around to watching R.I.P.D. last night, and I have a question. Really, aside from the fact that it’s terribly derivative, borrowing liberally from movies such as Men in Black, what’s wrong with it? It’s got a dirty cop and his partner trying to not be dirty, a grizzled “new” partner in the … Continue reading R.I.P.D. – Movie Review