Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy

Mars is attracting white-hot stars. Rebecca Ferguson was the first to sign on for Daniel Espinosa‘s sci-fi thriller Life, hot on the heels of her breakout role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and Ryan Reynoldscasting was revealed just days after Deadpool‘s record-breaking opening weekend. Now it’s sucked Jake Gyllenhaal into its orbit as well. Whatever else this movie has going for or against it, that cast alone makes Life worth a look.  Read More »

Chris Evans Deadpool

It was another big weekend at the box office for Deadpool as the R-rated comic book mercenary took the top spot by adding another $55 million to its fattening wallet. In addition, the film added another $85 million overseas, bringing the worldwide total to nearly $492 million in just two weeks. And analysts believe these numbers put the movie on track to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie in history, potentially surpassing The Passion of the Christ‘s domestic record and The Matrix Reloaded‘s worldwide numbers.

Over the weekend, an unlikely ally dished out some congratulations to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and the film’s surprising success with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, taking to Twitter with some kind words. Reynolds responded in kind, but Robert Downey Jr. noticed their exchange and he has some concerns. Find out what unfolded on Twitter below. Read More »

Deadpool Visual Effects

It’s no secret that Deadpool is all the rage right now, and a sequel is already in development at 20th Century Fox. With a visual effects wizard like Tim Miller behind the camera as director for the first time, it’s no surprise to see how visual effects were utilized perfectly to help bring Deadpool to life, making his masked face express a variety of emotions like the character does in the comic. But even more interesting is how five different actors and a team of special effects artists were used to bring the metal mutant Colossus to life in a completely different way than we’d seen on the big screen before. Find out how it was done after the jump. Read More »

Deadpool Hosting SNL

Earlier this week, thousands of fans signed a petition directed at Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels to have him bring in Ryan Reynolds to host the late night sketch show. However, these fans didn’t want Reynolds to host the show as himself as is customary for celebrities to do. Instead, they wanted Reynolds to host SNL as Deadpool, the box office topping, fourth wall breaking, smart ass mercenary.

Even though Lorne Michaels hasn’t responded to this petition, and he probably never will, Ryan Reynolds took the time to craft a response to this request by Deadpool fans. But he did it in exactly the kind of way that Deadpool would: by spoofing the timely leak of yet another rant that Kanye West went on backstage at Saturday Night Live when he was a musical guest last weekend. Read More »


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Deadpool Hosting Saturday Night Live

It’s no secret that Deadpool is all the rage right now. The film exceeded expectations at the box office by nearly double what analysts thought it would take in, and it’s on track to win this coming weekend as well. And now that Deadpool is a certified movie star, fans want him to get the chance to do something that not every celebrity gets to do: host Saturday Night Live.

There’s a petition at Change.org (where all important movements start) that asks SNL boss Lorne Michaels to have Ryan Reynolds return to studio 8H, but they want him to host the late night sketch show in character as Deadpool. Too bad there’s almost zero possibility of that happening. Read More »


After the failure of Fantastic Four, I imagined 20th Century Fox would’ve thought twice about working on a sequel before their newest comic book adaptation, Deadpool, even opened in theaters. A Deadpool sequel was reported on before opening day, but this time, the studio’s confidence paid off. The comic book character was a huge hit for audiences and critics, having made over $300 million worldwide thus far.

Deadpool 2 will happen, and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are already discussing it.

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Reynolds and Jackamn

20th Century Fox had a very fine weekend. The studio’s wild card, Deadpool, wildly exceeded box-office expectations. The critical and fan darling has already grossed over $150 million. For a fairly cheap superhero movie — and one the studio wasn’t in a rush to make for a long time — that’s about as fantastic of an opening weekend that the filmmakers could’ve hoped for.

And the studio has another movie coming out soon featuring another one of their heroes. Hugh Jackman stars in Eddie the Eagle, and to promote the film, Reynolds and Jackman got together for a highly informative discussion about the art of acting.

Watch the video below.

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Ryan Reynolds in Safe House

You’ve got to hand it to Ryan Reynolds for sticking around as long as he has. His resume is littered with expensive stinkers that might’ve sunk a less talented or less charismatic actor, from X-Men Origins: Wolverine to Green Lantern to R.I.P.D. But not only has he managed to bounce back each time, he’s hotter than ever this week thanks to the record-breaking success of Deadpool.

So now that Deadpool has put him back at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list, what’s his next move? Apparently, reuniting with some of the folks who made Deadpool happen in the first place. And we’re not just talking for Deadpool 2. He’s joining forces with Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese for Life, a sci-fi adventure also starring Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca FergusonDaniel Espinosa, who previously worked with Reynolds on Safe House, is directing.  Read More »

deadpool review

If we’re going to be entirely honest with one another, I was kind of dreading Deadpool. I love superhero movies and I have often enjoyed the character of Deadpool in the pages of Marvel comic books, but I had so little faith in any attempt to bring him to the screen. I figured the film would be one joke repeated for two hours, that Wade Wilson was too weird to exist in a movie.

I was wrong and chances are strong that you also know how wrong I was, as the film opened to a record-shattering $135 million at the box office over the weekend. Deadpool is a hoot, a film that coats the typical superhero movie template with a satisfying combination of ultra-violence, immature jokes, and satire. Director Tim Miller has orchestrated a hurricane of a movie – it’s a force of chaos and destruction that leaves nothing standing, but it’s contained and controlled and follows a very direct and purposeful path. That’s easier said than done.

And since you’ve all seen this movie already, it’s time to take a slightly deeper dive into the movie, to break it into a few component parts and take a look at what works and what doesn’t. Spoilers follow, naturally.

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Deadpool red-band trailer

Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are feeling good. After years and years of waiting, the screenwriting duo is finally seeing Deadpool reach the big screen. The screenwriters behind Zombieland have been working on the profane, sweet and funny Marvel character for a long time, and not only did the movie get made, it’s also doing well with fans and critics.

So, for a variety of reasons, Wernick and Reese have plenty to be feeling good about.

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