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Busy Life… but the Trailers look good!

We’re keeping busy out and about at the Comparative Geeks HQ, although we do have tickets already for Saturday for Wonder Woman… Anyway, haven’t had much time for writing, nor for consuming much media to write about…

Although, we have had time for trailers – and there have been several good looking ones in the last few days!

First, the new movie from Edgar Wright, which just makes me happy on a fundamental level… and then it also looked awesome: Baby Driver.

I’m annoyed that this movie is not currently in my plans for seeing it in theaters, and it’s competing with a number of other good looking movies in July and August!

Next up: one we would totally have done a LitFlix for, Murder on the Orient Express.

That cast! I suppose the proper way to do this is an ensemble cast anyway, but they seem to have pulled that off pretty well. Probably just one we’ll rent, but still looks good!

I think I’ll just link to the red-band trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but it made me realize that of course Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson needed to make a movie together. I think that this movie makes sense as a result of that.

I guess if I’m linking to movies I’d rather not embed, The Little Hours had us laughing at its debauchery and ridiculousness right up until it said at the end it’s based on The Decameron, when I said oh, of course it is.

And finally, one that looked like an Oscar contender sort of movie, but one that we might actually be interested in seeing (a bit of a rarity): The Mountain Between Us.

Basically, I’m good with more Idris Elba in my life. Hey, we should finish watching Luther

How about you, any trailers catch your fancy lately? Any good finds here? Let me know in the comments below!

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200 Honest Trailers! Logan! Guest Reviewer!

Holly got to watch this one first and recommended it, and wow was I not disappointed!

Nice one to hit number 200 with, that’s for sure. Tough one to make fun of, however, and as they say: should probably actually see some Oscars nods for this film.

What have been your favorite Honest Trailers?

Deadpooooooool!

Yesterday, as a wholly appropriate Valentine’s Day (or the other way that the holiday is celebrated, Violent Times Day) activity, we went to go see Deadpool! In many ways, I’m not quite sure what to say about it, because it was just fun. It was irreverent, violent, funny, meta, while having a solid relationship, good action, and so much more.

More than anything, I have to say they caught the feel of Deadpool from the comics. The Merc with a Mouth: self-awaredly crazy (but is he?), needlessly reckless (but he heals), 4th-Wall-breaking, pop-culture-referencing, sword-and-gun wielding…

Some of the best moments are when multiple of these aspects come together at once, and in the movie, maybe best of all when they’re taking potshots at Ryan Reynolds, the previous incarnation of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and things like that. So good – though some of those scenes unfortunately made it into the trailers.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell you what the most violent scene was. What the most ridiculous string of curse words was. What the best joke. What the best or worst things were in general. It came together as a pretty great whole, though I agree with We Minored in Film that it was generally a better movie whenever Deadpool was in the scene, rather than Wade Wilson.

I can’t even really do a LitFlix much justice, since I don’t imagine this movie was based directly on any comic source. However, there are two main comic series I have read with Deadpool. One was the short (and ultra-violent) Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. In it, we see his murderous creativity, certainly displayed in the movie. Second, as one of the team members in Uncanny X-Force. And that makes me think that the rumored X-Force movie could certainly include Deadpool as a character and not have him completely overshadow the whole thing. Still, he would be a disruptive force whenever he came onscreen so you would have to handle it carefully.

So since I don’t know what to say, I’ll leave that to you – open discussion in the comments below about the movie! And if you haven’t seen it, and are okay with stylized violence on screen and continuous cursing, then go see it and as everyone has recommended – leave the kids at home.

R.I.P.D, a Delayed Reaction

Initially the movie R.I.P.D. sounded interesting when the first trailers came out, but as reviews started coming out it sounded less and less appealing. So we decided not to go see it when it first came out, but recently it came out on HBO so we decided to give it a try. I don’t know if I can adequately describe my opinion partly because, even while watching the movie, it was like it just existed. I will try and break down the problems because the concept seems fairly interesting, although a bit of an MIB rip off, it could have been a fun time. It just really did not turn out that well.  Continue reading