‘Deadpool 2’s’ new characters, fun action make it more accessible … or maybe I’m just getting used to the humor (Movie review)

In 2016, I begrudgingly acknowledged that “Deadpool” served up exactly what its fans wanted, even if it didn’t totally connect with me. I got much more into “Deadpool 2” – now available for home viewing – because it has great new characters and fun action sequences (including one that hits the sweet spot of being darkly, brilliantly funny). But quite possibly I have also adjusted to the rhythms of this type of comedy. (Note: This is a review of the theatrical cut, not the Super Duper Cut.)

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’s’ cast, action sequences make for a fun-sized romp (Movie review)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a rescue story with personal rather than galactic stakes, could be seen as anticlimactic on the heels of “Avengers: Infinity War.” But to me, it’s refreshing. This second “Ant-Man” entry, again directed by Peyton Reed, knows its strengths: Action sequences in which people and objects can grow big or small at the press of a button or the toss of a disc, and lovable characters.

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 19th film, “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018):

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 16th film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017):

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (2017) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 15th film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017):

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 13th film, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016):

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