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‘Life’ Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

If you heard me say to you, “Hey, let’s go see this claustrophobic horror/thriller in space,” you wouldn’t be wrong in assuming that I was referring to Ridley Scott’s Alien or at least a sequel.  However, in this case, I would be talking about the newly released Life staring Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, and Arlyon Bakare.  Life does use similar plot points to Alien, being that it takes place in a claustrophobic area as a team of astronauts and scientists try to survive as an evolving alien lifeform hunts and kills them off one by one, however it still manages to feel fresh and entertaining despite its similarities to the 1979 classic.

One of the biggest differences from Alien is that Life does not have one protagonist, rather it follows all the astronauts equally without any defining lead.  This allows you to be able to attach to the characters a bit more, as well as add an extra level of unpredictability.  If they had one defining protagonist (like Ripley) then it is a safe bet that that character would be safe, or at least not be the first to bite it.  Throughout the film, I was unable to pinpoint who would be the lifeform’s next victim.  And that really adds to the atmosphere and terror. (more…)

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‘Deadpool 2’ is getting a new writer!

Over the last couple of weeks we have heard of countless projects getting new directors, new screenwriters, or just scraping the original scripts all together for page one rewrites (looking at you Warner Bro.)  Well, it looks like Fox’s fan favorite Deadpool 2 is not impervious to adding new writers to their team either.

It has not yet been announced when we will be seeing Deadpool 2, however, production is aiming to hopefully start filming this summer.  But before they can start filming there must first be a finished script.  Over the past couple of months, the original Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been working to bang out a script for the “merc with a mouth’s” sequel.  However, according to a report put out by Collider, Fox is adding screenwriter Drew Goddard to help finish the script.

The report also points out that Reese and Wernick are still very involved in the creation of the script, and that Goddard is being added as a consultant. Further stating that:

 Ryan Reynolds and the writers have been bunkered down, working on the script together, trying to cross the finish line and create something everyone is excited to make.

While this is a story about another writer being added to a project about to start principle photography, I do tend to believe the report that Goddard is being added as a partner to the writing team, and not as a take-over.  Goddard is also a phenomenal writer; having worked on projects like Cabin in the Woods alongside Joss Whedon, Netflix’s Daredevil, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian.  Seeing all of these films on Goddard’s resume confidently reassures that Deadpool 2 is in good hands.

What do you think of Goddard’s involvement?  Are you looking forward to Deadpool 2?  Comment below, let’s make a discussion out of it

Merry Christmas! The Red Band Deadpool Trailer Is Here!

After 12 Days of Deadpool we finally got our big gift promised to us.  Two trailers, in fact — one that Fox dubbed “nice,” seen here, and one dubbed “naughty.”  Check out the naughty, Red Band, trailer below.  Neither trailer can truly be deemed “safe for the family.” However, would you expect any more from Deadpool this Christmas?

Directed by Tim Miller and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds (who also co-produces) as the Merc with the mouth, along with Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed SkreinT. J. Miller as Deadpool’s only friend, Weasel.  Along with Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapičić as Colossus.  Yes, this is in the same universe as the beloved X-Men movies, and yes Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are part of the X-Men Universe.  Just in case you were wondering.

Deadpool kicks off the comic book movies this 2016 on February 12.

The film is based on one of Marvel Comic’s most controversial comic book character.  The film synopsis reads as follows, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.  Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

12 Days of Deadpool!

Deadpool is taking a brief moment to get us in the holiday spirit and to announce his upcoming new official trailer on Christmas Day!

If you watch the video above you can see that over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas, Deadpool will be traveling to different sites showing off all of his new promotions.  At the end of this joyous journey, a new trailer!  Lets hope its a new Red Band trailer that shows just as much cursing, and violence as the previous one.

Deadpool will most definitely be breaking the 4th wall in theaters on February 12, 2015.  Until then, enjoy these 12 gifts bestowed to us by Mr. Deadpool.  Also, check out the current Red Band trailer below.

Yes the trailer below is a Red Band trailer, there is nudity, cursing, and gore.  But this is Deadpool….so it gets a pass.