Tragedy strikes and Deadpool searches for his true place in life. While acting as an X-Men (in training) he meets a boy also searching for his purpose and decides he’s going to save him no matter what. Even at the expense of a few limbs or other superheroes...
Hilarious! Just as funny as the first one and maybe even more so. It’s not as refreshing as the first since we know the tone now, but still just as enjoyable, funny, and wrong on so many levels.
This movie has a lot of heart. (Deadpool insists it’s a family film, but it’s rated R for a reason, folks.) One deviation from most superhero films is there is no real villain. (Antagonists, yes!)
Josh Brolin is great as Cable, the killer from the future. And Domino really was lucky. (I’d want her super power.)
Deadpool continues to break the fourth wall with his monologue, poking fun at everything from Hugh Jackman to Canadians.
Stay for the multiple endings and funny Deadpool songs.
If you dug the first one, you’ll love this one. Highly recommended!
Ghost in the Shell
Now on NetFlix, this is the live-action version of the 1995 Japanese anime.
I can sum this film up in one word – dull!
I didn’t care about any of the characters or who lived and who died.
The effects were over the top and a bit weird. There were way too many holograms. It was like an intensified, squeaky-clean Blade Runner.
Skip this snoozefest and check out the original anime instead.
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With Deadpool 2 poised to be the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film, the trivia today is all about R-rated films that made a ton of money. Guess the movies from the clues:
1 – This is the second-highest grossing superhero film behind Deadpool. (At the moment.)
2 – When he said ‘I’ll be back,’ he wasn’t kidding and the movie made over half a billion dollars.
3 – Based on a book, this is the highest-ever grossing horror film.
4 – This is the highest-grossing R film based on faith.
5 – Director Quentin Tarantino’s highest-grossing movie.
6 – This Oscar winner is the highest-grossing war film.
7 – George Miller’s highest-grossing movie.
Answers on June 6!
June Movie Preview
Since I won’t be posting next Monday due to Memorial Day (and my next post after that will be on June 6), here are the upcoming theatrical releases for June! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snark provided by me.
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Director: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne, Michael M. Foster
I’m always game for a new science fiction film, but this isn’t much of an upgrade as I’ve seen this theme in a thousand other films.
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Director: Drew Pearce
Stars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista
This is either going to be really crazy good or suck eggs on toast.
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn
Is this before or after Bullock has her horrible space accident? And why isn’t Galadriel using her magic? (Or is it – why isn’t Hela using her god powers?)
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Holly Hunter, Jonathan Banks
Now fifty percent more incredible than the first one!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine
The original title was Dinos Take Manhattan, but the Muppets sued them…
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Director: Stefano Sollima
Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan
This marks three major releases in three months for Josh Brolin, not counting his cameo as a velociraptor in Jurassic World…
Anyone else see Deadpool 2? Or have the misfortune to sit through Ghost in the Shell? Know any of the trivia? And what movies do you want to see in June?
My next post will be June 6 for IWSG post day.
I’ll also be chilling and mostly offline Memorial Day weekend. Everyone enjoy!
WOW, first of many Alex.
Loved the reviews. Where I live it is known as The Jurassic Coast, as many fossils are discovered along the Dorset coastline.
Enjoy your week.
Thanks for reviewing Deadpool 2. I'm on board because I enjoy superhero spectacle and humor, R-rated spice and multiple endings. It's good to see Jodie Foster still plugging away. I hope her nurse role is laudable and not laughable.
Have a great week, good buddy Alex!
Happy Monday Alex!
A bit of synchronicity I rented Ghost in the Shell from the Library this weekend. I didn’t watch it yet, you are the second person to tell me it wasn’t very good. I did, however, finally watch ‘Suicide Squad’ and Harley Quinn steals the show. It was entertaining!
To be honest iI’ve never seen the first Deadpool.
I’ve seen previews of Ocean’s 8, I may see this one!
Have an awesome week!
I seen the trailer for Ghost in a Shell and skipped the crap out of it, glad I did by the sounds of it.
lol good Muppets reference.
Passion of the Christ
Mad Max 4
I know my son is excited to see Deadpool 2! I'll pass your review along, Alex.
I'm surprised that Incredibles 2 is coming out so many years after the first! But I'll probably end up watching it. :)
I love Ryan Reynolds, but I'm on the fence about Deadpool 2. The Terminator sounds logical for the I'll be back." The only highest paying horror movie might be The Exorcist? And The Passion, based on faith. Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino's movie? War Film, The Apocalypse?
Have a great week, Alex.
Yvonne, that's very cool.
Shady, I hope so as well!
Truedessa, watch at your own risk. And Suicide Squad is a blast, especially Harley Quinn.
Pat, you got six right.
Elizabeth, it has been a long time since the first one.
Cathrina, you got two right. And the Deadpool films are wrong on several levels, so do go if you are easily offended.
I'd like to see Incredibles 2 (since I've actually seen the first one), but I know for sure I'll be seeing the latest Jurassic World movie--probably more times than I want to!
can't wait to see Deadpool 2, just running behind this weekend. Incredibles 2 should be awesome also. Saw the preview for Hotel A with Jodie Foster - looked pretty nutty to me. So ready for Memorial Weekend - enjoy yours and chill out...all the best!
Hmm, none of those June movies are speaking to me. We watched Transpecos this weekend. I didn't care for it, but my husband enjoyed it.
Have a great weekend, Alex!
I don't know any of that trivia. Clearly, I need to start watching more movies :-) Congrats to M. Pax on her release. Have a wonderful start to your week.
Terminator 2! I love that movie.
We'll go see the next Jurassic World but I'm keeping my expectations low.
If my wife had been home this weekend, the family would have seen Deadpool. If we had gone without her, we'd have been in big trouble.
I probably won't be watching many movies in June or July with my summer travels ahead--no time for watching movies when I'm having fun with family. I am getting very behind in seeing a lot of new releases, but I haven't been feeling like I've been missing much.
Tossing It Out
I never seem to get to the theatre anymore :(
But... Hubby really wants to see Oceans 8 and I like Sandra Bullock. I hope it's good.
I do want to see Deadpool2, but I also want to see The Avengers. So many choices!!
I want to see Ocean's 8 -- Sandra Bullock is one of my favorites.
I'd not expected to like the first Deadpool. Saw it on a free HBO weekend. But I liked it a lot so I will definitely be there for number 2
Scarlett Johanssen did some cool weird movies right in a row around her Avengers gig, and I'm disappointed that I haven't heard anything good about Ghost in a Shell. I liked "Under the Skin" a lot (the soundtrack is fantastic) and Luc Besson's "Lucy" had its moments, too. (Granted, luc besson has had a really, really bad week and i'm not sure I'm allowed to say anything nice about him anymore.)
"Ghost in a Shell" got so much bad press about the fact a white woman was playing a part that maybe should have been Asian that i sort of hoped that was the reason for the bad stuff I've been hearing. But it sounds as though the problems go much deeper than that.
Our long weekend is right now :) Hope you have fun on yours!
Sandra, I am sorry...
Madeline, haven't seen it.
Ken, need to keep the peace.
Stacy, see them all!
harry, it had issues on so many levels. I think Johanssen just went looking for lead roles. Lucy was a lot better than this though.
I can’t wait to see Deadpool 2. I have so many movies to catch up with this weekend now. Thank you for all the excellent reviews and previews to come. Happy Memorial weekend break :)
I don't know any of the trivia. This weekend we watched "Last Macbeth", a 2017 British film. Of course, we watched it because I am a MacBeath, and it was really good. A lot of my tv time this weekend was taken up with the Royal wedding and with the volcanic eruption on Hawaii. That fountaining, spewing, flowing lava is my idea of a great action film! Enjoy your long weekend, Alex!
Another Jurassic World? Really? I wonder how many different ways there are to bring hungry carnivores into conflict with tasty humans ...
Hope you enjoy chilling on Memorial Day. Up here in BC we are hoping the sun comes out for Victoria Day today.
All hail Josh Brolin! Glad he's found all these lucrative projects. Been a fan for about a decade.
Theres lots of neat movies here to see, Summer going to be fun. I have to spread the word, Deadpool looks good with Ryan Reynolds from last time - his humour kind of just carries you along in entertaining good form.
Looking forward to seeing Deadpool2
I haven’t been interested Deadpool. I haven’t even seen the first film.
Incredibles II I heard about, but didn't hear about the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom I DID NOT & would like to see... I think. Hmmm at least according to what you said. Told hubby about your reviews & now he reads what you have to say about movies first. ~hehehe~ & that's saying something for him. Now about yarn??? ALRIGHTA... NOW YOU'RE TALKING MY LANGUAGE. I think... I thought I knew what you were talking about, but maybe not. I have a bad habit of skimming & I think I know what you're talking about, but then I find out I'm all wrong. grrrrr I HATE ME! So before I put my foot in my mouth I better go read. :( SORRY! I just got finished making a Kaleidoscope Shawl for my sister-in-law for her birthday... fingers crossed I hope she loves it & it will be posted on my Wednesday Post WW if ya wanna see it. No biggy... but I'm proud of me... hehehe! Sooooo anyway just got back from Missouri from seeing my youngest had a good time there, but the ride ... ohhhhhh brother it was a 5 1/2 hr. trip, and my back was NOT happy at all! We took Charlie with... I'm glad we did I think he feels closer to us now too. Thanks for sharing your wisdom yet once again! You're duh best my friend!
I still need to see the first Deadpool movie. I own it, but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet (I'm more of a TV than movie person.). I am planning to see Jurassic World 2. I love those movies.
I thought Ghost in the Shell was okay.
Neither of the movies were as good as the manga.
Thanks Alex ... I might go down and see Deadpool2 ... changing-up my viewing style! And am taking interesting movies out of the library - things I haven't heard of or seen ... but enjoy your weekend off and away ... take care - Hilary
I haven't seen Deadpool the original so I guess I should start there. June has movies that I want to see.
Have a great break!
Oh, that's right. I'd forgotten Memorial Day was nearly here.
I am one of the few who hated Deadpool, so I'll be skipping the sequel. The trivia doesn't look familiar (except for Terminator), so I'll pass. Have a great holiday weekend.
Louise, that volcano is just wild.
Ian, apparently a lot.
Marie, I'm honored he likes my reviews. And I bet she loves the shawl.
Liz, the second one won't change your mind!
Haha. The Muppets own Manhattan - glad they sued.
Have a great week, Alex.
You always pack such a lot into your posts (and life). Enjoy your down time.
I am looking forward to the next WEP.
I don't know enough about movies to answer any of these, except number two since I've seen Judgment Day about a hundred times.
They really have to stop turning anime into movies. They don't know how to do it and make everything gross by whitewashing it.
I don't know, Alex. I might like a squeaky clean Blade Runner:) Heh.
Enjoy your MEMORIAL Day weekend!
Looking forward to seeing Incredibles 2. Love the costume designer, forgot her name. LOL.
Not sure of any of these are right....
Josh Brolin's killing it now! I'm looking forward to Ocean's 8 and Sicario, though I wish Ocean's 8 had a different title. Can we make a movie with a female cast without trying to force it to ride another film's coattails? The cast looks spectacular.
Another good review of Deadpool 2. Can't wait!
Congrats to Mary!
As I never saw Deadpool, I doubt I will see Deadpool 2. However, Oceans 8 is on my list for the month. And, as for our Trivia, I am pleased to know two answers - if I am correct. (one for sure, but I think everyone knows I'll be back!
Anything that is hilarious with humor shoved in is game! You've been more than fair with the accompanying support of related articles. It'll be on Hank's bucket list. Enjoy your break Alex irrespective of what you have planned - a break is a necessary thing!
My son saw Deadpool II and enjoyed it but didn't like it as much as the first. I assume we'll be hitting Incredibles 2 - Summer break :). Enjoy your weekend!
JE, it's a rare one that's good. We'll have to see what they do with Alita: Battle Angel.
Michael! Got one right.
Shannon, it works as she is Danny Ocean's sister.
Rhonda, hope so!
That is a lot of movies. I haven't seen any of them, as usual. I seem to spend most of my time reading or writing.
Have a great holiday and break.
I hang my head in shame to admit I haven't seen Deadpool 1 yet. I blame it on Thanos. I intent to blame everything from here on out on Thanos. Dying of curiosity for the Ocean's movie.
I love Deadpool so I know I will love this one. I’m looking forward to the Oceania flick even though Rihanna is supposed to act in It. I hope you have a great time on the long weekend. As for the answers...1. Ironman 2. Terminator 3. It. 4. Last Temptation of Christ. 5. Pulp Fiction. 6. Thin Red Line or as I like to say Thin Red Plot. 7. No clue....um...Mad Max??
We are in a dry phase here with the films again. Haven't seen any of the films which I should have. All sound great.
Thanks so much for the mention re WEP!
Have an awesome week.
I know off the top of my head 2 is Terminator. Can’t wait to see DP2!!!! The Incredibles I’ll see on the small screen. The rest...? Hope you enjoy your weekend!!
Oceans 8? What are they doing? A countdown from Oceans 11?
Sounds like you really enjoyed Deadpool 2!
For the trivia, I know #2 is The Terminator, and I'm pretty sure #4 is Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. I'll guess #6 is Saving Private Ryan.
I can't wait to see Deadpool 2. Trying to come up with ways to convince hubby we need to go see it over in Canada. >.>
Can't wait to see Deadpool 2!!
Leslie, he deserves it!
Birgit, so close on some of those! Last one is right.
Nila, you're welcome.
Sherry, that's what I thought at first.
Carrie-Anne, very good!
I saw Sicaro, intriguing and intense for sure.
I watched Ghost in the Shell on an airplane ride between the States and Europe - it works when you're tired but can't sleep.
I think I might know some of the trivia! This might actually be a bad kind of commentary on my tastes in film, but here it is:
1 - Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) or Logan (R)
2 - Terminator
3 - ?
4 - Passion for Christ
5 - Dunkirk (or Saving Private Ryan)
6 - ?
Okay, I guess I'm not sure on most of them, but I was brave enough to guess this time around.
Can't wait to see Deadpool 2, the first film was excellent.
Thanks for the reviews! Happy Deadpool 2 is just as good as the first one!
Not to sure about Ocean's 8??? Jurassic is coming back??
Thanks for all the information! Take Care!
The movie I'm really looking forward to is Oceans 8 -- but hey, I'm female.
Deadpool 2 definitely sounds good, and I have to recommend checking out any YouTube videos with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin together in interview, because they're a hoot. Or just Ryan Reynolds on the Graham Norton show. I swear RR is better than any standup comedian.
I haven't seen Deadpool2 yet, but I am looking forward to it!
I still need to see the first Deadpool but have heard only good things from everyone who's seen both. I follow Ryan Reynolds on Twitter and he's a hoot.
I'd almost forgotten about the next Incredibles movie! Thanks for the reminder.
OK, I blush to admit but I want to see Jurassic World.
That Sicario sequel looks very, very good—and Josh Brolin always (well, not 'always', but lately) guarantees an excellent performance. Of the trivia, the only one I know without looking it up is Terminator for #2. I probably should know #3, but my brain is refusing to spew out even a guess, haha.
Have a lovely long weekend, Alex!
Guilie @ Life In Dogs
Tyrean - brilliant! You found a use for that film. And you got four right.
Helena, Reynolds is really a funny guy. That brilliance first shown back in Blade III.
Lynda, I need to follow him!
Guilie, you got one right!
My husband and I are going to go see Deadpool 2 on Monday, when my sis-in-law is off and can watch the kids. We're super excited for it.
We watched Ghost in the Shell and found it dull as well. Glad to know we're not lacking appreciation for something secretively great.
Hey, Alex, we've been watching Frankenstein Chronicles. Talk about taking some unexpected twists and turns, and we're only in the first season.
Deadpool 2 takes a while to get going due to mistakes in writing the first act, but once it gets moving, it's really funny. They create a good cast for a third movie, which I hope will be even better.
Loved it. Being a fan of snark and sarcasm, Deadpool is quickly becoming my favorite superhero. The Green Lantern nod and the John Wick comment in the opening credits had me rolling...seriously, I even got shushed by my kids.
I'm excited for the Deadpool. I love Ryan Reynolds and also love snarkiness. We were supposed to go last weekend but it was sold out. Wah! We'll try again this weekend and see how it goes. Wish us luck!
Have a wonderful long weekend. :)
The only trivia I'm sure of is #2, which the entire world knows:) Heh.
Loni, you weren't!
Sandra, I know! We have one more to watch and then we start the second season.
John, plus the X-Force movie that's coming!
Elizabeth, exactly! Plus the Canadian jab.
Elsie, get tickets early.
Sandra, I don't think anyone has missed it yet!
I can't wait to see the new Deadpool. I recently saw the first, and I loved it.
Have a great weekend, Alex!
Well probably watch Deadpool 2 and Incredibles 2, and maybe Oceans 8. Not sure about any of the rest of them.
Pat got 6 right? Impressive. The only one I'm sure about is the Terminator movie. My hubby and I are always telling each other, "I'll be Bach." It's such a great line.
If I were to guess, I'd say the one Pat missed is the war movie, but I'm not sure what the right answer might be. I can think of several possibilities.
Ooooo, can't wait to watch Deadpool2... Might do so the weekend, have a good one
Can't wait to see Deadpool.
Not surprising about Ghost in the Shell. I skipped it for a number of reasons. Glad to know I'm not missing much.
I'm really excited about Incredibles 2.
It seems like Brolin is trying to knock Samuel L. of his tower of appearing in the most films in one year.
Susan, lots of numbers there!
Toi, he just might do that.
I love Dead Pool 2. Not sure about the second Incredibles, though. Something tells me Disney's SJW sense of humor is knocking on our door again. Their idea of humor is to make fun of men. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I'm more of a police detective binge watcher on Netflix rather than a movie goer,although I believe there is a Mumma Mia 2 coming out. Awesome for Abba lovers!
Thanks for the WEP shout out.
I haven't seen Dead Pool. But- I am hoping to catch the 2nd Incredibles this summer. I did enjoy the first one.
Incredibles 2 is next ion my list. I'm thinking if it took this long to make it has to be good, right?
As for the trivia...those are tough ones. I think no. 3 is The Exorcist, but I also think no. 4 is, too. No. 6 Saving Private Ryan No. 7 Road Warrior. Maybe.
Looking forward to those answers!!!
Can we do another Jurassic Park? They're good but how many is too many? I feel like that about Star Wars too (ducks so the rotten tomatoes can't hit her). :)
Blue, yeah, what's up with that?
Marcy, you got one right.
Rosey, Solo was better than I thought it would be.
Heading out to see Solo.
Have a productive day and pleasant evening.
Deadpool is so much fun. I read that Brad Pitt charged Ryan Reynolds one hand-delivered latte for his cameo in the movie. Jokes aside, I'm glad that Fox was able to do some last minute editing to fix what people saw back in January as problems with the film. Now, I just wonder where it will go, especially now that Comcast is in a bidding war with Disney for the rights to Fox's Marvel universe.
Saw Solo and enjoyed it very much. One scene reminded me of Dragon.
Spaceberg sounds like a fascinating concept. Wishing M. Pax much success.
Cool, Sandra! What scene was that?
Michael, he did! Which is hilarious. Be interesting to see who wins that battle.
Deadpool 2 looks good. Haven't seen the first one yet, but I'll catch up once we're settled. Thanks for reviewing all these movies, Alex. You're like my very own movie critic.
I'll probably see Deadpool as a rental. I am looking forward to it but not enough to sit in a theater. Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.
Brolin really is kicking it lately. He definitely has a busy work schedule!
Can't wait to see Deadpool 2. Saw the first one and loved it. And no it's not a family film. Looking forward to Jurassic World, which makes me wonder how long the Jurassic franchise will run.
Tried watching Ghost in the Shell and fell asleep on it. Couldn't get through it at all and I loved the anime. :-/
#4 The Passion of the Christ
#5 Kill Bill
The scene that reminded me of your work: When the robot became part of the ship. It's not exactly the same, but I thought of you when I saw it.
Hope your day is pleasant and productive.
Hotel Artemis and Jurassic Park are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. :)
Deadpool II this weekend for us just could not manage to breakaway and see it yet.
Lots of potentially good movies on tap I hope Incredibles 2 doesn't suck as the first one is one of my all-time favorite movies.
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