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F*ck Mondays! Episode 11: Whole Lotta Deadpool

real fmondaysImmediately after a late-night showing of Deadpool, Chris and Jon break the smash-hit down and reflect on what it’s like to go to the movies in Brooklyn, NY.

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Trailer Feedback: Deadpool (Trailer 2)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe delivered a present to its loyal fans Christmas Day with Deadpool’s second trailer.

Akin to the first trailer, we’re shown a brief origin story before being pulled back to the present state of affairs – but with a few extra goodies (including more Morena Baccarin). We catch a closer look at the Weapon X program and an easter egg glimpse of future X-Man Spike before seeing Deadpool emerge from rubble (presumably the destroyed facility).

Cut to the nitty-gritty destruction, a few snarky comments from Mr. Red Spandex himself, some fourth-wall breaking, a smattering of violence and a little bit of cursing (in the featured Red Band trailer).

While there is a little bit of chit-chit between Deadpool and Colossus, Angel Dust lets loose and we finally get to see what she and Negasonic Teenage Warhead can do followed by another quip from the merc with the mouth (to tie the proverbial room together).

Unlike the second Batman v. Superman trailer, Deadpool’s latest trailer doesn’t give anything major away and instead continues on the light-hearted path of the first one. Through quick wit and kitchy banter, Ryan Reynolds continues to prove why he was born to play the most obnoxious character in the Marvel Universe.

Deadpool slices and dices into theaters February 12.

 

F*ck Mondays! Episode 5: The Big, Fat Trailer Show

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It’s a trailer bonanza on this episode of F*ck Mondays! Chris and Jon talk about X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest Batman v Superman trailer, Independence Day: Resurgence and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.

The boys also discuss Connor McGregor’s 13-second victory over Jose Aldo and review Krampus as well as the first half of second and fourth seasons of The Flash and Arrow.

Trailer Feedback: X-Men: Apocalypse

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” – Revelation 22:13

Apocalypse is coming.

We start with a cold open. Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) has a bleak vision of the end of the world, which no one seems to believe until it’s too late.

Enter Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who looks like a menacing, Egyptian Ivan Ooze (but in a good way).

Professor X assembles his team (with nearly if not all the Days of Future’s Past cast reprising their mutant roles alongside a few newcomers), backed by Magneto and Mystique to discuss this matter and figure out how to stop him. Unfortunately, they soon find out that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when they realize the true nature of Apocalypse’s awesome power (which the trailer does a nice job of sprinkling throughout its two and a half minute tease).

One thing that’s been altered is Apocalypse’s four horseman. While they are not the same from the comics (let alone the Bible), it’s interesting to see that they are ambiguous and can seemingly change on Apocalypse’s whims. It’s also possible that they are under his control the entire time seeing as he possesses Magneto at some point. It seems that two of his riders are Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Archangel (Ben Hardy) with the other two being surprises.

Nightcrawler’s (Kodi Smit-McPhee) inclusion is also a nice touch and it’s nice not knowing if he will join either side or become caught in the crosshairs.

The trailer itself is well done. Nothing seems out of place, nor is Bryan Singer giving anything significant away. The right amount of dread, suspense and excitement permeate the scenes to build proper hype for this film. Seeing James McAvoy sporting the iconic Professor X look in the closing  moments is a nice touch that a lot were hoping to see at some point in the Singer directed franchise.

If the latest trailers for 2016’s comic book movie lineup feature any recurring theme, it’s war.

We cant’t wait.

 

 

Trailer Feedback: Captain America: Civil War (Trailer 1) & Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Trailer 2)

Within the past few weeks there has been quite the buzz among comic book nerds and movie buffs alike. Thanksgiving week saw the debut trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War while last week DC retaliated with the second trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While comparing the two would be another anticlimactic round of apples and oranges, going over them in the same piece is sacrilegious enough for everyone.

Captain America: Civil War (Trailer 1)

This has potential to be one of the best comic book films of all time.

Civil War’s first trailer is packed with plenty of action, suspense and plot details without giving too much away. While most fans know the Civil War storyline, it’s nice to see that Hollywood has not begun squeezing the life out of Captain America and the changes have been reworked to fit the main story rather nicely so far.

One major example of this is the prominent display of Black Panther and Falcon filling the shoes of Spider Man and/or The Punisher (Spidey is now rumored, but will more likely be a post-credits Easter egg than in the actual cast and Punisher will debut on Daredevil). While they are supporting characters, their inclusions feel like they are more of a major role than what’s on paper. Black Widow however, takes a back seat (but that’s okay, we know how bad-ass she is).

The tension of Captain America and Iron Man can be cut with a knife. Watching the two bicker before duking it out is one of the highlights of the trailer and the teamwork of Caps and The Winter Soldier could be one of the most iconic scenes in the Marvel movie universe.

Although many questions remain, one stands out above the rest.

Will the Marvel cinematic universe stay true to the comic by killing Captain America?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Trailer 2)

There is too much going on.

Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent at a party we can assume is being held by Jessie Eisenberg’s goofball Lex Luthor. Neither get along with not only each other but their costumed counterparts as well. Rather than agree to disagree, their alternate personalities decide to fight. During this battle, Luthor seemingly experiments with and/or alters General Zod’s corpse to create Doomsday – a surefire way to rid the world of both of them. Facing this new terror, Batman and Superman agree to disagree when Wonder Woman appears. The three are set to face off against Doomsday where we can only assume either a) Superman dies to set up a real Superman sequel b) the three heroes emerge victorious, Luthor goes to jail (and hopefully bald) to set up a real Superman sequel or C) Doomsday and/or Luthor get away to set up either a real Superman sequel and/or the long overdue Justice League movie.

If at any point that summary felt like a “walk into a bar” joke it’s because the trailer is simply that. While the initial trailer’s hype was built on mystery, shock and awe – this one took all of that away.

Rather than give us tiny bits of information that leave us with questions Warner Brothers has chosen to present the entire plot of the movie in a three minute presentation.

Not only does it feel like a dead giveaway but we are also introduced to a non-threatening Luthor using Zod’s death as a plot device, Wonder Woman basically saying “hi” and Doomsday (who looks like a Ninja Turtle concept Michael Bay rejected).

The only saving grace is Wonder Woman’s inclusion and the exchange between Kent and Wayne (which are brief, as they should be).

Talk about putting all of your eggs in one basket.

Trailer Feedback: Deadpool (2016)

Everyone’s favorite gun slinging, wise-cracking, hyperviolent anti-hero has his own movie and yes, it’s rated R.

Deapool’s trailer is filled with a plethora of murder, mayhem and mature language – and that’s not all. We also get a glimpse of leading man Ryan Reynold’s transformation from Wade Wilson to the merc with a mouth, complete with love interest bound to end in tragedy.

From a first look, Deadpool’s main characteristics seem like they will be intact. Marvel’s wittiest asassin breaks the fourth wall numerous times and goes back and forth with X-Men Colossus (Andre Tricoteux) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano), a few grunts and even an old lady (verbally).

Nothing is more priceless than the exchange that goes on between an unmasked Wilson and T.J. Miller’s “Weasel” (avocado anyone?).

And then there’s the pun-intended kicker. DMX’s “X Gon Give it to Ya” (because Deadpool is part of the Weapon X program).

Deadpool breaks into theaters next February.

We’re in (and we’ll be wearing our brown pants).

Mark Hamill To Reprise Joker Role for Animated Feature

Mark Hamill’s Joker is coming out of retirement for one last laugh.

It was announced Monday the artist formerly known as Luke Skywalker will voice Mr. J once again for DC’s Animated version of “The Killing Joke.”

Plans to finally make an animated feature of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel had been unvelied earlier this month at San Diego Comic Con.

While he had retired The Joker in 2011 after voicing the Clown Prince of Crime in the “Arkham City” video game, Hamill had reportedly expressed interest in returning to the role if “The Killing Joke” were to be made into an animated feature.

Not only did Hamill and fans alike get their wish, but according to Collider, Hamill has already recorded his voice for the feature.

The film will be released direct-to-video next year.

Who’d have thought something so awesome could come from a story revolving around one bad day?

Bonesaw Comiccast: Episode 3 – Flashing Fish Mooney’s Arrow (With Apologies to Uncle Jesse)

Chris and Jon swing for the fences as they shoot on the season finales of The Flash, Arrow and Gotham as well as sing praise and air grievances over upcoming series’ Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

Bonesaw Comiccast Episode 2: Avenging Ultron’s X-Files

Listen in as the boys discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron in vivid detail, the return of the X-Files, and much more.

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