Deadpool wants you to get wet for “Deadpool 2”!

Happy little…Deadpool?  That’s right y’all.  Deadpool the artist, drawing happy little trees, with a happy little afro.

Yeah, I saw this teaser trailer/art class yesterday too.  But I couldn’t resist sharing again.  Because where else are you gonna learn now to beat off…your art brushes?  What?  Perverts.

And am I the only one who’s hoping “Untitled Deadpool Sequel” will be the official title? D2 hits theaters June 1, 2018!

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“Justice League” – the DCU takes a (small) step back

Nutshell: A game cast can’t hide wobbly pacing and a bare-bones plot.  While it’s great to see the gang finally together, Whedon’s lackluster script and Snyder’s lackluster directing cements my belief that like the MCU, DC needs to tap other creators for fresh ideas. You’ll get a better film.  See: Wonder WomanGrade: B-


I’m gonna break with my usual “7 Pieces Of” format here, because what I’ve got to say won’t take long.  No no no, things aren’t as dire as you might expect from that last sentence.  It’s just that as with the film Justice League, I don’t have much to say.

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TrailerWatch – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” gives Drac a break

Hooray – the official trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is here!  I do so love 1 and 2… Synopsis!

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

I’m already in love with Baby Blobby…but movie better have my Winnie!  (I’m sure she’ll be there.  SHE’D BETTER, SONY.)  Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hits theaters July 13th, 2018!  Yep, that’s a Friday the 13th yall.  Celebrate!

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”!

I’ve got passes for the latest Denzel Washington film, Roman J. Israel, Esq., and I’m dying to share ’em!  Check out the trailer.  Me, I’m in it just for the soundtrack (and what is looking like an incredible performance by Washington, natch.) Want more?  Of course… Synopsis!

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

Ready?  Let’s go!

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TrailerWatch: “The Greatest Showman”

“Everybody’s got an act.”

Planning your holiday movie watching?  Well, I’ve got a trailer for the Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman, and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. It’s a look at how P.T. Barnum started his famous “Greatest Show On Earth”!

While I’m not a fan of La La Land, I dug several of the songs.  The same lyricists wrote the songs here, and their Busby Berkley-esque musical numbers totally work with the fantasy elements of Barnum (& Bailey).  Maybe it just took a different director with a better vision…?

The Greatest Showman hits theaters everywhere on December 20, 2017!

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Last Flag Flying”!

Welcome to a new week!  I’ve got passes for Last Flag Flying, a bittersweet comedy starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. The trailer looks great, and who can ignore such an incredible cast?  Synopsis!

In 2003, three decades after a tour of duty in Vietnam, soft-spoken New Hampshire family man Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) surprises alcoholic Former Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) when he shows up at his bar in Norfolk, Virginia. Together they visit their formerly wild comrade-in-arms Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) at the church where he now serves as pastor. Soon after, Doc reveals that his son, a Marine, has been killed in Iraq. He asks his two friends to accompany him on a road trip to attend the young man’s burial at Arlington Cemetery.

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Elsewhere Review: Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary’s Beowulf: The Script Book

Originally published in 2007 at Green Man Review; read the repost HERE at The Green Man Review! Though I’m itching to edit the hell out of this 10 year old review, I’ll leave it sit as it is…was.  Whatever.

Unlike most people, I have fond memories of reading Beowulf in high school. Maybe that’s why I’m writing for GMR rather than some other site. But the tale of a hero riding in to save the day — and rip the arm off of a monster with his bare hands — was fantastic to my highschool D&D playin’ eyes. I like barbarians, what can I say? So I figured the script book would be just as interesting. The fact that Neil Gaiman is one of the scriptwriters added to my initial interest. I resisted the urge to grab a turkey leg (it’d set the mood, y’know?) and dug right in. Continue reading

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