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Deadpool, a review by addicted2dvd




Deadpool
This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

My Thoughts:
First of all let me say this one is not for the younger crowd. From what I understand if it wasn't for a few cuts here and there it would have gotten an NC-17... but they trimmed it down to get a (hard) R rating. That being said... I loved this film! while I have seen him before... I never really been that familiar with the character. So I don't know how well he was done compared to the comics... but they made him a great character here. Loved the action.... loved the violence... loved his sense of humor. It is definitely worth the time put in to watch it! Highly recommended!

My Rating:


(From Within My Lifetime: 2016 Edition on February 21st, 2016)

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The Company of Strangers, a review by Danae Cassandra




The Company of Strangers
Year of Release: 1990
Directed By: Cynthia Scott
Starring: Alice Diablo, Beth Webber, Catherine Roche, Cissy Meddings, Constance Garneau, Mary Meigs, Michelle Sweeney, Winnie Holden
Genre: Drama

Overview:
They were seven old women stranded at a deserted farmhouse - miles from civilization. They didn't have much food, or a decent place to sleep. Or much in common. Strangers.

You wouldn't expect them to fare very well, to turn a crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit. But that's exactly what these surprising, remarkable women do...in Strangers in Good Company. A film about being old. And thinking young.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Scott, this modern day classic is "a truly daring and unique movie...it is so endearingly funny and warmly touching one hates to leave these remarkable women!" (NY Daily News)

My Thoughts:
This is a quiet, moving film about friendship, life, death, and growing older. All of the cast are amateurs, and blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction play themselves, just placed in a fictional situation. These ladies are so genuine, so charming and lovely that this works beautifully. They're people you'd enjoy spending an afternoon with, and a great reminder that just because you reach a certain age doesn't mean life is over. They're here, they're alive, and they still have hopes and dreams as well as fears. Combine these wonderful folks with the magnificent Canadian wilderness setting and it's a really lovely little film. Not recommended for action fans, or people who require a lot of plot, but as a study of character and friendship this is spot-on.

Bechdel Test: Pass

Overall: 3.75/5

(From Within My (Mom's) Lifetime Marathon on September 5th, 2015)

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Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom


21. Blind Date (2000-05-16)
Writer: Jeannine Renshaw (Writer)
Director: Thomas J. Wright
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Christian Kane (Lindsey McDonald), Thomas Burr (Lee Mercer), Stephanie Romanov (Lilah Morgan), Sam Anderson (Holland Manners), J. August Richards (Charles Gunn), Jennifer Badger Martin (Vanessa Weeks), Keilana Smith (Mind Reader #1), Dawn Suggs (Mind Reader #2), Charles Constant (Security Center Guard), Scott Berman (Vendor), Derek Anthony (Dying Black Man), Rishi Kumar (Blind Child #1), Karen Lu (Blind Child #2), Alex Buck (Blind Child #3)

Angel meets female Daredevil. An okay episode but nothing really exciting. And why is it so easy for Angel to break into Wolfram & Hart from the sewers? They stretch the fact so much in the show, that Angel is essentially able to get anywhere he likes by going through the sewers.

Rating:



22. To Shanshu in LA (2000-05-23)
Writer: David Greenwalt (Writer)
Director: David Greenwalt
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Elisabeth Rohm (Kate Lockley), Christian Kane (Lindsey McDonald), Stephanie Romanov (Lilah Morgan), Sam Anderson (Holland Manners), Todd Stashwick (Vocah), Carey Cannon (Female Oracle), Randall Slavin (Male Oracle), David Herman (David Nabbit), J. August Richards (Charles Gunn), Julie Benz (Darla), Louise Claps (Homeless Woman), Daren Rice (Uniform #1), Jon Ecklund (Uniform #2), Lia Johnson (Vendor), Robyn Cohen (Nurse), Susan Savage (Doctor), John Eddins (Monk #1), Gerard O'Donnell (Monk #2), Brahman Turner (Young Tough Guy)

An okay episode, but as a season finale too boring. Nice to see Darla again.

Rating:

(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on July 23rd, 2009)