Movie Review – Deadpool

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I had my doubts. Usually February is a dumping ground for films unworthy of both award or blockbuster status. We’re beginning the closest thing to an offseason for Hollywood and 2016 looks typically dismal. My skepticism of Marvel Comics & 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool goes far beyond its release date. As a spin-off of the X-Men franchise, Deadpool has some pretty big shoes to fill, especially as a lesser known property. However, anyone that’s moderately familiar with ‘The Merc with the Mouth’ should be as concerned as I am that Fox could ruin this franchise in a similar fashion to ‘The Fantastic Four’. So what is it then? Did Fox sacrifice story for profits, or did they alienate a portion of the audience by making the ‘R’ rated film Deadpool needs to be. Or, is Deadpool not good enough to hang with the boys of Summer, in this increasingly crowded field of superhero films?

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Movie Review: The Transporter Refueled

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The world’s most dangerous über driver deserves a vacation. Frank Martin Jr. (Ed Skrein) is ”The Transporter”, personal courier to the highest bidder. He will deliver whatever to whomever, on time, as promised. His father Frank Sr. is in town for a vacation, starting his retirement from a lengthy career in “sales”. The world’s worst kept secret is that Frank Sr. is a retired spy. When Junior takes a job to take a woman and her two packages to a location, named later. The ‘packages’ are two more women, so Frank cancels the deal. Apparently planning for this action , it’s revealed that Frank’s father has been kidnapped and tortured, but he’s still alive at the moment. Stuck between a Glock and a hard place (ha!), Frank begrudgingly helps the trio of bandits, with the hope of freeing his father. 

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Top Selling Recording Artist Plan B’s Presenting His Directorial Debut at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)!

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival will see iLL MANORS, the highly anticipated directorial debut by top-selling Continue reading “Top Selling Recording Artist Plan B’s Presenting His Directorial Debut at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)!”