Friday, May 25, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deadpool 2

Director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 is an irreverent, funny, gross, sad, happy family film…albeit a very weird family.

The Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are joined by Rob Liefeld and Producer/Actor Ryan Reynolds to create a more humorous and complex story than the original.
Here, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is trying to save a young boy (Julian Dennison) with super powers, who is being stalked by a soldier from the future (Josh Brolin). 

Reynolds is admirably supported by Morena Baccarin as his beautiful wife, Zazie Beetz as the sassy Domino, Shioli Kutsuna as the ditzie Yukio, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Karan Soni as the wannabe hero Dopinder.

Fans of the original will absolutely love it.  New viewers may not get all the allusions, but, if you’re fans of action films, you’ll love it, as well.

I give Deadpool 2 a 4.6 out of 5.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Life of the Party

The setup of Co-Writer/Producer/Director Ben Falcone’s Life of the Party starts out with weak writing and directing and one disastrous casting mistake by Alison Jones and Kris Redding.   
But, as soon as the story kicks in…a middle-aged wife, who is hit with a sudden divorce and goes back to college to finish her degree…, Melissa McCarthy saves the film and captures the audience’s support.  She is helped by a team of young women, including Molly Gordon, Debby Ryan, Andria Arjona, Jessie Ennis and Heidi Gardner, along with Maya Rudolph.  With these women, the Casting team scores.
If you’re a McCarthy fan, stick with it and you’ll have an enjoyable time.

I give Life of the Party a 3.6 out of 5.