Tag: Ryan Reynolds

“Life” Contributes Terrifying New Alien to Sci-fi Genre

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia “Life” uses some of the tropes and plot devices seen throughout the sci-fi/horror genre and breathes new life with an extremely terrifying, uncontainable alien and a setting that feels haunting. The film follows a group of astronauts (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds) […]

State of the Current Superhero Film Universe

Photo courtesy of Paul Hudson, Flickr When producing a superhero film, moviemakers must make several decisions. Some superhero movies retain the spirit of the film’s source material, while others flip the script, deciding to abstain from utilizing past storylines in favor of creating something fresh and original. As film adaptations […]

Deadpool Depowered by Stale Jokes, Predictable Action

Photo Courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia For good or ill, the immense popularity of superheroes has yet to wane in mainstream culture. Films featuring masked crime fighters seem to be guaranteed box offices successes – although critical reviews are often mixed, to say the least. The company that created – […]