The Thing (1982)

When you think of yourself as a hero in some fantasy, what does it involve? Do you save a lot of people? Do you get the girl or the guy? When you are playing out these scenarios, do you ever sacrifice yourself? This a question that The Thing asks fantastically. This is one of my favorite movies because it handles a horror movie in such an awesome way. The monster is almost an afterthought. The real suspense is do you attempt to save yourself or not? If to save humanity you had to sacrifice yourself, could you do it? Would you?

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Deadpool 2 or How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Just Accept Luck as a Superpower

Deadpool 2 was a delight. Will it dethrone Avengers Infinity War? No. Will it entertain you for its two hour run-time? Most definitely. Ryan Reynolds is back as the Merc-with-a-Mouth and he is superb. He brings along Josh Brolin, who is wonderful as Cable, and is shorter than I thought. Deadpool noticed that too. He also has Zazie Beetz, aka Domino. Her superpower is Luck. But don’t tell that to DP.

I felt like this movie wasn’t as strong as the first one, but it was still good. The first kind of came out of nowhere and really raised our expectations, but the second one does a good job of following up, but not a great job. The easy thing about this franchise is if you run into problems you can just break the fourth wall and all is forgiven. Having said that, I really enjoyed it. I won’t go into any spoilers, but I think you’ll enjoy the movie. At least I hope you will. You have the right to enjoy something you’re spending money on.

If you have seen it, what did you think?

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Redeeming Mute (2018)

Have you ever watched a movie and thought to yourself “this was good, but it wasn’t great”? Well that’s how Mute felt. Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard were great, but Justin Theroux was on another level. I like him and have always felt he was a good actor, but he blew me away in this role. His performance was definitely not Mute…I’ll see myself out.

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