Is “Deadpool” DOA? “Zoolander 2” too much? These and more Popcorn Bag reviews!

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Valentine's Day weekend is always a popular time to visit the theater on a date or with a friend. Watch the video above to find out which film fits your likes.

 

1) DEADPOOL (R)

20th Century Fox

 

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First, the bad news: The edgy R-rated Marvel superhero movie “Deadpool” is smutty, vulgar, tasteless and perverse. Now, the good news: “Deadpool” is funny, sharply made and Ryan Reynolds is terrific as the X-Men’s snarky, wisecracking antihero.

 

If you’re not easily offended, “Deadpool” could prove to be a shamelessly raunchy guilty pleasure. Just leave the kids at home.

 

Shawn says it’s irreverent fun but definitely not for kids.

 

RUSS: 4 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 4 Popcorn Bags

 

2) ZOOLANDER 2 (PG-13)

Paramount Pictures

 

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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return as the fashion world’s dumbest male models in “Zoolander 2,” the sequel to the 2001 comedy that developed a cult following on video.

 

An endless parade of celebrity cameos is the most amusing thing about this long-delayed follow-up that plays like an overextended sketch. Even fans of the original may find it lame.

 

Shawn says it’s an unfunny disaster.

 

RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 2 Popcorn BAgs

 

3) HOW TO BE SINGLE (R)

Warner Brothers

 

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“How to be Single” is a bawdy R-rated sex comedy that may make you want to shun the single life. A likable cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Allison Brie and Leslie Mann give the movie a boost, but this episodic and meandering movie plays out like a de-glamorized episode of “Sex and the City.”

 

Shawn says it’s a smart new twist on the genre.

 

RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 4 Popcorn Bags

 

4) WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (R)

Dog Eat Dog Films

 

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“Where to Invade Next” is the latest documentary from left-wing activist Michael Moore. Moore goes a number of other countries to see how they’re coping with –and overcoming- some of the same problems that plague the USA.

 

It’s smart and very informative, but Moore’s preachiness can become a distraction.

 

Shawn says it’s vintage Michael Moore.

 

RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags

 

 

5) SON OF SAUL (R)

Sony Pictures Classics

 

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“Son of Saul” is the likely winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This stark and powerful drama from Hungary is about a Jew forced to do dirty work for the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Things get complicated when he’s ordered to burn the body of a boy who may or may not be his son.

 

Shawn says it’s a moving masterpiece.

 

RUSS: 4 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 5 Popcorn Bags

 

 

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