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

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20th Century Fox



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



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



Warner Brothers



“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



Dog Eat Dog Films



“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




Sony Pictures Classics



“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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