So you’ve gotten your Deadpool fix with the sequel and you have to wait at least two years for more ‘pool or X-Force (whichever they decide to make first). WatchMojo has developed a list of 10 movies that are sure to be in the Merc with a Mouth’s personal library. Since Deadpool’s style has a particular…vein…these are essentially all R-Rated action/comedies (with the exception of Scott Pilgrim and The Last Action Hero), many with a superhero bent. WM did a pretty good job with their picks. Two Edgar Wright films made the list, but you could have easily added every other Edgar Wright film. Two Mark Millar comic book adaptations, John Wick (though Chapter 2 is so so so much better), Tropic Thunder, and a few lesser-known films like Super. I believe WM did this list after the first Deadpool so Logan wasn’t an option yet, but I think given Wade Wilson’s Hugh Jackman fixation, that certainly belongs on here. For those who spent the weekend helping Deadpool 2 to a $125 million opening weekend, what did you go home and watch next?
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have teamed over the last few years to bring some extraordinary true-life events to the screen with Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day. Mile 22 is their first fictional collaboration, and the first trailer promises an action stuffed outing for the first weekend in August (SOMETHING IS COMING OUT IN AUGUST THIS YEAR!!!). Mark Wahlberg is joined by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, Rhonda Rousey, and John Malkovich for the film. The Wahlberg/Berg connection has been flawless so far, and I’m hoping they can do fiction as well as they’ve done reality. Personally, I’d like to see them tackle more real tales in the future. Their films have been fitting monuments to dark hours in recent history. I can, however, understand after those three in a row, they could use a little fictional escape. Mile 22 opens August 2, 2018.
Chris Evans is an actor who has made a career about either being the best part of bad comic book adaptations (Fantastic Four), or one of the best things about ones you instantly recognize (MCU) or ones you may now know are comic book adaptations (Scott Pilgrim, The Losers and Snowpiercer). Evans is certainly most recognizable for his seven appearances as Steve Rogers/Captain America. The Captain America films have been the best individual trilogy of any Marvel Cinematic Universe solo hero, and Evans’s principled, evolving Rogers has been the moral fulcrum of the Avengers. The actor tends to make smaller films when not in superhero mode, the best of which (Gifted) really show both the humor and talented dramatic skills Evans brings to every film in which he takes part.
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Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek channels late Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s witty side in the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Queen biopic.
The movie traverses Queen’s rise from the 1970s through their triumphant set at 1985’s Live Aid, six years before Mercury died of complications from AIDS. The new trailer features concert scenes interspersed with the group cutting songs in the studio. It also features a mash-up of several Queen classics, including “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You” and the film’s namesake.
“This is when the operatic section comes,” a wide-eyed Malek as Mercury explains as he helms the studio board during a recording session for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Later, when the band is told that the song is too long (“It goes on forever; six bloody minutes”), Mercury quips, “I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.”
Bohemian Rhapsody arrives in theaters on November 2nd. The biopic also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee (as Brian May), Ben Hardy (as Roger Taylor), Joseph Mazzello (as John Deacon), Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander and Mike Meyers.
*Text from Rolling Stone
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This week brings real competition that will end Avengers: Infinity War’s reign atop the box office. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/18/2018): Deadpool 2, Book Club, Show Dogs