We’re only a few weeks away from the premiere of Marvel’s largest mashup yet, Avengers: Infinity War. After ten years and eighteen films, we’ve finally come to the point where this has all been heading towards. It’s sometimes funny to think back to the first Avengers movie. We had a glimpse of Thanos and knew he would be a formidable force to reckon with. Did we ever think it would take this long? Did we ever think there would be so many characters that we would come to love in the years in between? Every film, from Antman, to Age of Ultron, to Black Panther, everything we’ve seen has been leading up to one epic movie. I know, I’m rambling. But, don’t we all feel like this is more than just a movie and these characters are more than just fictional?
There are plenty of speculations floating around about what we may expect from the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher. Some have teased Suicide Run and Slavers storylines for the next season to the popular Netflix show. Whatever direction they decide to go with, I have a good feeling. Jon Bernthal was a stand-out in Daredevil and his debut show was everything I could have hoped for and more. An interview with Felicia D. Henderson, a writer, producer, and director, made me even more pumped for what’s to come.
Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool sequel could have premiered in theaters without any sort of promotion and I still would be there opening night to view it. Luckily, so far, we have had several teasers and footage to keep us all sated, so many that I just put three different hyperlinks in this paragraph. Nothing has been as satisfying, though; than the trailer just released today. In typical Deadpool fashion, we open up to Dopinder enjoying some tunes in his cab, before Wade Wilson ruins the calming moment.
The Sci-Fi genre is alive and well. 21 days after Netflix released Altered Carbon, the streaming service offered another neo-noir, cyberpunk original featuring a hot Swede as the lead. Alexander Skarsgard is the main character in this Duncan Jones film, about a mute bartender who lost his voice due to an accident when he was little. Coming from an Amish family, “Leo” was not able to get the surgery he needed to repair his vocal cords and as a result, lost his ability to speak. Now an adult, he bartends and carves wood and the movie really begins when he realizes his girlfriend has vanished without a trace.
I love independent movies. They’re extremely underrated and deserve more recognition. One film I’ve watched recently and really enjoyed was 2015’s Jackie & Ryan. Starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, this romantic drama was filmed entirely in Utah and only took twenty days to shoot. While that sounds like it may not be enough time to put together a decent flick, I wouldn’t rule this one out. It’s a very enjoyable and feel-good movie that’s worth your time.