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?
Emma Stone broke into films using her wit and comedic timing in films like Superbad, Zombieland and Easy A. As she’s matured (and she’ll only turn 30 this year), Stone has shown she also has dramatic chops (The Help), the ability to do deep character work (Battle of the Sexes), and a talent for song and dance that won her an Oscar for La La Land. Stone doesn’t work as much as other actresses of her generation, but following her Oscar success she is now the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and whatever projects lie in her future she has an almost unmatched power for someone her age in picking and choosing the films that will fill out her career’s filmography. Continue reading Emma Stone’s 10 Best Movies
Woody Harrelson is incredibly underrated as one of the most versatile and talented dramatic and comedic actors of his generation, both on the big and small screens. In 1985, Cheers faced a casting crisis when beloved actor Nicholas Colasanto died. To replace him behind the bar, they cast an unknown young Woody Harrelson who only went on to be Emmy nominated six times for playing Woody Boyd: Cheers‘ clueless and lovable little brother. But in the 25 years since Cheers‘ end, Harrelson has put together one of the most impressive resumes of any actor working. His range is astounding: from goofball to serial killer to an impressive series of military and law enforcement characters (both good and evil) and back again to goofball. There are some performers for whom it’s a struggle to put together 10 pieces of work and an honorable mention. Woody could have had a whole second list, and he’s only continuing to get better. Continue reading Woody Harrelson’s 10 Best Movies