DEADPOOL 2 (2018)

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A film by David Leitch

Cast: Josh BrolinMorena BaccarinZazie Beetz, Ryan Reynolds

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), puts together a team of mutant rogue to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from a cyborg who is a time traveler who wants the boy dead.

Here it goes the first one was fun and we got to be introduced to Wade Wilson and yes it was fun to watch. But the second one even more funny than the first one. Deadpool 2 begins with a hilarious sequence that defiantly references Logan. So that is beside the point, the thing is there is a lot of references and jokes about other films; it is one joke after an other. Deadpool here has to save a kid who is using his power to kill well that is because he is being abused by the director of the facilities he is in. Then comes a cyborg time traveler who is in search of the kid. Here Josh Brolin get in the skin of his own character so well. Deadpool is going to get some help in order to do so and the X-force is born. The most funny scenes are when jump the plane in parachutes. It is so hilarious. However who casted Reynolds carries the role very well I am not sure if other actors would have done what he did. It looks like that it was custom-made for him. Here is a sequel who is not going to be boring at all and it does stand out. Seriously if you want to have a good time do not miss this one.

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HAIL CAESAR (2016)

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A film by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich

Set in 1950s Hollywood,  Eddie Mannix ( Josh Brolin) aka the fixer for a big studio Capitol Pictures. Eddie ’s job is to keep the show running, and the stars were they need to be. The theme of the show is religion so we think at the beginning of the film Eddie confesses to a priest then other scene he slap an actress across the jaw. But the plot itself take off when the star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnap from the set of their biggest film, a “Ben-Hur” style epic , after all he is the studio top star.He plays a Roman general who comes to believe in the power of Christ.

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Of course his acting is over the top and ridiculous and that is where the Cohen brothers want him. You have Scarlett Johansson who does a number as a  mermaid who is promiscuous starlet with an image problem, then Channing Tatum sings and dances in his sailor suit during one of the most outstanding scene Tatum captures the glow and style of an old-fashioned Hollywood star. and so is Scarlett  who does a mermaid number like back in the 50’s. And of course Frances McDormand as a chain-smoking, loving editor who wants to get the latest scoop on the stars, all this and more. Here are the Cohen brothers who are at it again making fun of the studios. Funny how that his like in the film Barton Fink where a writer is working for Capitol Pictures Okay then. You are going to have a good time in this one no doubt. I have to hand it to them they are creative in their story telling and did a variety of  films and I hope that does not stop.

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SICARIO (2015)

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A film by Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

The thing is the war on drugs can not be won but we can do some damages from left to right that will make a bit of difference at least if you want town the war on drugs people will have to stop buying it. If you cross a drug dealer of high rank they will punish you in a way you will never forget, in a most painful way in an other word they will make you an example for the rest of the world to see. There are being many film about the subject but this one tells it a different way, it goes in a different direction. This one put it on your list.

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Here is an FBI agent who does well but just scratch the surface on the war on drugs. As she they raid a house of a drug lord in Arizona who suppose to have hostages they found by mistake at least 30 bodies buried in the wall of the house. Her boss teams her up voluntarily  with a unit who fights the war on drugs. Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) embarks goes into the hellish center of this war and learns a number of harsh truths never taught at Quantico.

It is a serious piece and intense film making  from Villeneuve and it is unnerving and tense as hell. Some scene are slow-burning with intensity you are going to go when is something going to happen when the least excepted. Villeneuve takes you on the hellish journey and i the end of it you will ask yourself some questions. Emily Blunt here has incarnated the FBI agent brilliantly a FBI agent that goes by the book. Josh Brolin shines here is perfectly cast for this role of the government agent. Benicio Del Toro throws out there the best performance of his life. His character is marked for life, he has been to hell and back you can feel it to the bones pure genius form that actor. It is an on your edge of your seat thriller here well done by Villeneuve.

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EVEREST (2015)

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A film by Baltasar Kormákur

Cast: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright,Jason Clarke

Everest Is the highest mountain in the world and for some reasons everybody wants to climb it. One of every four climber dies every year. Based on a true story author Jon Krakauer’s book, “Into Thin Air” the film centers on multiple 1996 expeditions to scale Everest’s summit. Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) is the man who helped turn such expeditions into a profitable business, the thing is he has to go up every time with this group of people who has paid a small fortune and he has to get them safely down plus there is the brutality of mother’s nature to go with it. Og course there is Rob’s pregnant wife (Keira Knightley), left behind to worry while he takes on one more climb. the team as follows are: The 100% Texan Beck Weathers (played by 100%), every day man Doug Hansen (John Hawkes), who has tried to reach the summit twice and failed, Yasuko Namba (Naoko Mori), a woman who has reached 6 of the world’s 7 summits, Krakauer himself (Michael Kelly) the journalist to document the trip and if Rob’s people succeed in reaching the top they will get the cover of the magazine.

The thing is the the mountain the weather is unpredictable wit brutal conditions like extreme wind, and sown storm. And when the weather does not cooperate and they ran out of oxygen it is trouble at its best, now you are hoping for the best. I saw a documentary about it one time on those people who climb everest and some didn’t get back. The only thing about the film that Kormákur could put in is a bit more who those people were. Instead in concentrated on the tragedy which is fine. The performances of the actors were splendid with this all star cast. No happy ending here it is like the mention has spoken.

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INHERENT VICE (2014)

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A film by Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson

This is how you should see this film by smoking a joint yourself because you will follow this private detective who is a pot head into his fine and cloudy adventure. By the time you are done watching the film you will smell the pot and see that the room has been filled with smoke because in this film there sure are a lot of pot smoking I though I was watching a Cheech and Chong movie. You have to follow the story very carefully in order not to get lost. Inherent vice is, apparently, a common term in insurance and business. But this film is not about business and insurance. The story takes place in L.A. in 1970. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) with mutton-chop sideburns i think that is what they are called who does not mind the drinking and smoke pot on the job, some of his client wonder if he is drunk or high. at the time L.A. was under this horrible crime that was committed by the Charles Mason gang. If I am correct with the story Doc ex girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston), visiting Doc. She’s having an affair with the local married real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts) the one that makes the weird commercials on TV. According to Shasta, Mickey’s wife Sloane (Serena Scott Thomas) and her lover, Riggs (Andrew Simpson), plan to have Mickey committed to an institution the one where the crazy people are. Soon after a dude, Tariq (Michael Kenneth Williams), asks Doc to find Glen Charlock (Christopher Allen Nelson) who owes him money from their time in prison. As part of that Doc visit a project development that seems to be a whore house. He then gets knock up on the head to wake up outside a dead body and the police waiting for him to wake up. Doc then meets Detective Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen (Josh Brolin) who is not a fan of this hippie / Private detective . from there doc takes a journey of more investigating with the help of some more pot smoking to top it with drinks. He encounters quite of some eccentric characters as well.

Like I said you have to follow the story very carefully even id you do you will get lost a bit. I am going to see it again anyway. It is a bit long but fun to watch. I remember the è0’s with the hippies going on smoking pot all day doing odd jobs and having a different view of life than most of us. The set is done well because you feel that you are in their world and the colors are just right so are the clothe at the time when we were wearing those clothes we thought they were cool but looking back we say what the hell were we thinking wearing that. Good time on this film. have fun.

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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (2014)

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A film by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin

It has been 9 years since the first one. The cool gritty film noir look from the comic books of Frank Miller is once again done in a film thanks to Robert Rodriguez. This time with a all start cast Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and some new characters (played by Ray Liotta, Lady GaGa, Christopher Meloni, Christopher Lloyd, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more). The vignette-structure returns, with a couple of additions written by Miller for the film. Joseph Gordon-Lewitt appears in one as a card shark that never losses. He wants in in a game of poker with the senator (Powers Boothe) a sadistic man. Johnny is a card shark he knows how to deal the cards. Bu the thing is they tell him not to cross the senator but Johnny days it is personal. you have Nancy who is drinking and dancing heavily because of the death of Hartigan (Bruce Willis) who was a cop who is watching her. Then there is Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) who says from time to time never let the monster out Ava comes in in his life Eva Green as Ava who manipulate Dwight. There is a scene where she is swimming in a pool and you see the water caressing her nude body there is also a shot under water and in 3D it is even better that is beautiful cinematography at its best. Of course she is playing the femme fatale. There is so many reference in this film of film noir it is not even funny but good. The women in this tend to play dumb but they underneath they are smart they know what is going on. They use their body and their charm to get what they want. Nothing new in this film we seen it before in the first one although it is the continuation of the story from the first one. But Miller and Rodriguez stuck with their vision.

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