This weekend, you can catch The Death of Dick Long, a dark comedy with some oddball charm directed by Daniel Scheinert. The filmmaker is best known for working with fellow director Dan Kwan as a duo known as DANIELS. And here’s a piece of trivia: instead of continuing to give us more wholly original and peculiar movies after their 2016 breakout film Swiss Army Man, the duo had an opportunity to meet with producers that could have led to them directing Deadpool 2. Since director David Leitch ended up being at the helm of the comic book sequel, they obviously didn’t get the job. But why? Well, DANIELS had a very good, respectable reason for not taking the meeting for the meta Merc with a Mouth’s sequel. Read More »
I don’t envy the Hollywood big shots tasked with reading the internet’s tea leaves to try to deduce if a movie will become a pop culture phenomenon. Sometimes loud online fan support can translate to a box office dud (remember how hyped everyone seemed to be about Snakes on a Plane?). But sometimes they land on something like Deadpool, where grassroots fan desire actually translated into global box office success. Audiences can’t get enough of the Merc with the Mouth, and Deadpool 2 has just passed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing X-Men movie of all time. Get the current franchise tally below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a closer look at some questionable gadgets for spies and criminals in the movies. Plus, count down the 10 best movie deaths from the films of 2018, and check out a 10-minute extended preview of The Girl in the Spider’s Web to determine whether or not it’s worth checking out. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, let’s rank The Best Movie Trailers of 2018.
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Now that we’re officially in 2019, the /Film team wanted to take a look back at the year in film that was 2018, and that includes some of the best marketing we saw. Often times, even before a trailer arrives online, we’ll see a poster announcing the arrival of any given movie. And while most posters are forgettable and lack any remarkable style, movie posters are still very much an artform, and a lot of studios know how to do them right. That’s why yours truly took the time to round up what I have deemed the 20 Best Movie Posters of 2018. Read More »
If you didn’t get around to seeing Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, you missed your chance. The limited engagement played for the last time on Christmas Eve, but that doesn’t mean the holiday cheer from the Merc with a Mouth is over. 20th Century Fox released a new poster for Once Upon a Deadpool at the request of Colossus himself, and the result is not only in Russian, but it makes us want to see an animated holiday special starring Deadpool sometime in the future.
Check out the Russian Once Upon a Deadpool poster below. Read More »
Once Upon a Deadpool hopes to be a Deadpool for a wider audience during the holiday season, featuring a heavily edited PG-13 version of Deadpool 2. But is there anyone even slightly interested in such an idea? Even with the bonus incentive of a portion of the proceeds going to charity, this last-minute cash-grab fails to justify its existence.
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This is how you remind audiences that a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 is coming to theaters this week in the form of Once Upon a Deadpool. We’ve already seen a good amount of the back and forth between Deadpool and Fred Savage, reprising his childhood role from The Princess Bride, but a new promo features the longest scene yet between these two.
For those who don’t know, Ryan Reynolds is fiercely Canadian, and it looks like he’s bringing some of that maple pride to the Deadpool franchise because he puts up one hell of a defense for one of Canada’s most reviled exports: the rock band Nickelback. After Fred Savage makes an off-handed comment about Marvel movies licensed by 20th Century Fox being like The Beatles produced by Nickelback, Deadpool just can’t contain his frustration and he goes on quite the rant.
Watch the Once Upon a Deadpool Nickelback video below. Read More »
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Why would anyone make a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2? The answer is pretty obvious, and thankfully, Deadpool himself is here to tell it like it is. In a new Once Upon a Deadpool teaser, Deadpool and hostage/friend Fred Savage go back and forth bickering about why this new holiday edition of Deadpool 2 is coming to theaters at all. Watch it below.
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This Christmas, fans of Deadpool are getting an interesting new gift in the form of a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, the R-rated comic book sequel that has become such a success largely because 20th Century Fox allowed Ryan Reynolds to give the Merc with a Mouth his due diligence. But the studio loves raking in more cash, and if they can get families into theaters to give Deadpool a shot with a more tame cut of the comic book blockbuster, why not?
But what about fans who have already seen Deadpool 2? Is this going to be worth it for them to buy another ticket to a movie that has removed the profanity and blood, key selling points of the original version? A new teaser for the re-release, titled Once Upon a Deadpool, provides some insight into how much new material fans will get. Deadpool 2 co-star Julian Dennison recently appeared in an international teaser for the movie, and he reveals just how much extra footage will be in the recut. Read More »