The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Initially thought this is funnier than Deadpool 2. But that's maybe because I've seen Deadpool 2 many times already. And then I saw this one. And it was refreshing that Ryan Reynolds isn't the snarky one. That he's being upstaged by and clearly no match to Mr. Nick Fury without the eyepatch. And Dios Mio!… Continue reading The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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Favorite Music, 2018

What I've Been Listening To In 2018? A bunch of oldies. Neil Young, some music from the Aughts, one fine indie rock band, and few new releases. Fear of missing out this is not. In fact, my Spotify playlist is stuck on Moira dela Torre. And Moira is like what---so 2017? Or 2016? The last… Continue reading Favorite Music, 2018

13 Reasons Why Deadpool 2 Is The Super Duper $@%!#& Superhero Movie of the Year

Not really a big comic book guy, but if you'd ask me who my favorite comic book characters are, top five would be, in no particular order: Spider-Man, Hulk, Punisher, Cable and Deadpool. That's right, one from MCU's Avengers team but not Iron Man, Thor or Cap and none from Fox's X-Men. Wolverine? I like… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why Deadpool 2 Is The Super Duper $@%!#& Superhero Movie of the Year

2018: My Favorite Movies

I started this list and wrote the draft in early September, feared that Jose Mari Chan's cool as breeze and soothing voice would soon invade the airwaves and mind-erase the best movies I've seen this year. The original list was longer and includes flicks I don't think so highly about (i.e., Black Panther) but I… Continue reading 2018: My Favorite Movies

Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Marvel’s continuity shtick, one where various comic book characters and stories exist in one universe, used to be confined within comic book realms. In the early 2000s, there was no such universe and comic book movies were one-shot deals. Sequels were never planned and if a movie isn’t successful enough, then it joins the ranks… Continue reading Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

There are no Infinity McGuffins in Deadpool 2, no superheroes fighting for the fate of the universe. What it does have is an unkillable motor-mouthed anti-hero, who clearly doesn't want to get upstaged by other characters inside and outside his own movie. And that makes Deadpool 2, arguably, better than Infinity War. Or does it?… Continue reading Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

Stoked to Infinity? Deadpool 2’s Final Trailer Is Just So Rad

Just watched the final trailer for Infinity War and I'm stoked to infinity. Like this:   stoked ^ ∞ Oh, I mean Deadpool 2. Sorry. Also, wrong poster. My bad. Anyway, looking back I could say now how I actually felt about the official trailer. It was disappointing. This final trailer feels more like it. It's… Continue reading Stoked to Infinity? Deadpool 2’s Final Trailer Is Just So Rad

Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

Couldn't we just like them both? Be excited for both? Eggsactly. But where's the fun in that? Also, these are two very different superhero movies. Two movies that operate on very different levels. So let's contrast and compare. One is about a Titan's intergalactic quest for a set of colorful McGuffins, and the resulting powerful… Continue reading Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts, 2017)

Deadpool reminded me of Spider-Man. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, that is. Deadpool was half the movie that Spider-Man was, but with enough adult things---humor, language, sex, violence---to make up for the lacking half. Spider-Man: Homecoming reminds me a lot of Deadpool, but in terms of the adult things---humor, language, sex, violence---the latter was (in)famous for, Homecoming's… Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts, 2017)

Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn, 2010)

Kick-Ass, though more kick-ass than Deadpool, doesn't quite work on a similar level of either Super or Deadpool. It's all about revenge. And Matthew Vaughn's stylish action sequence. Nevermind its premise, or the first half, or Dave Lizewski's thought balloons about being a superhero.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

When it comes to the worse Marvel-based movies, the B-grade X-Men Origins: Wolverine is easily among the front-runners. As a comic-book movie, Wolverine is one serious offender. It has no regards for a lot of things: the first X-Men movie (where Sabretooth appeared), the Weapon X series, the other X-Men characters (i.e., Gambit, Deadpool). But outside… Continue reading X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

Rants/Raves: Top 10 Superhero Movies

Spider-Man 2 (2004). In the comics, later in the story, it is revealed that Aunt May knew all along that Peter is Spider-Man. That she secretly knew his secret. That this is hinted at in the movie, is one of those little things that made this adaptation great. That Aunt May is given her own… Continue reading Rants/Raves: Top 10 Superhero Movies

Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016)

Midway through the film's title sequence, it occurred to me - this could be the Captain Deadpool and the Oily Grail of all comic book and superhero movies! Only, it didn't turn out to be. Minutes later, Deadpool segues into the highway scene we're already familiar with - the one where he jumps into a van… Continue reading Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016)