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Sicario: Day of the Soldato Is One of the Best Films of the Year!

Sicario: Day of the Soldato is a unique film in that its set in the same world as the first one; features a couple of characters from the first one and starts a war between two cartels – one of which was the antagonist in the first film… and yet, the story is not really a part of that story.

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Avengers: Infinity War – Ka-Boom!

Anyone who’s read Marvel comics over the last four decades knows that any prolonged story arc will usually lead to one heckuva blowout in that arc’s conclusion.

That’s exactly what happens in Avengers: Infinity War – the final chapter (or is it?) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current arc.
Since pretty much every sequence in Infinity War is, in some way, a spoiler, this is a review that’s proved difficult. But here we go…

People die.

People we care about die.

People we don’t care about (or even actively hate) die.

People we care about – but know we probably shouldn’t – die.

Only one character gets even a moderately happy ending.
Technically, the film is directed with panache; the CGI are bloody brilliant; every character gets a moment (or two) to shine.
The film’s running time of 149 minutes does not feel nearly that long.

Even though I’ve read some of the comics upon which Infinity War is based, my first reaction to film as a whole was, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

Avengers: Infinity War is not the best of the Marvel movies – not by a long shot – but it’s entertaining as hell for those who like the big blowout issues of certain Marvel Comics arcs (like, say, Infinity War).

For anyone who’s never seen a Marvel movie, this will likely confuse and frustrate you.

For fans of the comics and the previous Marvel movies, Infinity War will bring the current cycle of the studio’s films to a poignant semi-conclusion.

Note: there’s only one post-credits tag – at the very end of the credits – and it’s a good one.

Final Grade: B+

Super-Duper F-ing Team Trailer: Deadpool 2!

Yup, Deadpool needs help to keep Cable from killing some kid – so he posts an ad in the paper.

Thus, he adds to his standing backup – Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus – Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino (even though luck ‘isn’t cinematic’) and a guy named Peter…

Deadpool 2 opens on May 18th. The final trailer follows below.

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I’m Going To Have Get… Dirty Trailer: Sicario: Day of the Soldado!

Sicario: Soldado – Alejandro Gillick (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

When a drug cartel is found to have aided terrorists, the President declares the cartels to be terrorist organizations. Now all and any measures may used to combat them.

Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) is called in and given carte blanche to deal with them in Sicario: Day of the Soldado – opening on June 29th.

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Meet Cable! Pew! Pew! Pew! Trailer: Deadpool 2!

Deadpool 2 – Cable (Josh Brolin) – Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Nobody wins in the new Deadpool 2 trailer – not the CGI effects guy (whom Deadpool calls out early on) and certainly not Deadpool (upon whom Cable wails) – except maybe the audience (the trailer is hella funny).

Oh, and Blind Al’s back! Huzzah!

Deadpool 2 will be in theaters on May 18th.

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Only The Brave – Powerful True Story Comes To Home Video!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Only the Brave on Digital HD on January 23rd and the Blu-ray and DVD on February 6th.

Only the Brave is based on the true American story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots that gave their lives to protect their community.

The Only the Brave home entertainment release bonus features include: Audio Commentary (Director Joseph Kosinski and Josh Brolin); Deleted Scenes and four Featurettes (Honoring the Heroes: The True Stories; Behind the Brotherhood: The Characters; Boot Camp: Becoming a Hotshot and Dierks Bentley featuring S. Carey’s “Hold The Light” Music Video & Featurette.

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Definition of Terrorism Trailer: Sicario 2: Soldat!

Sicario 2: Soldat – Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

‘The administration believes that the drug cartels fit that definition…’

This time there are no rules.

Sicario 2: Soldat will premiere on June 29, 2018.

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