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Ryan Reynolds + superhero = failure

As funny and charming as tearing a toenail, “Deadpool” aggressively, self-consciously struggles to maintain the delusional belief that it’s OK to make another failed, obnoxious superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds as long as you constantly show you’re aware that “Green Lantern” exists and that...

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  • Watch the trailer for 'SNL' star Aidy Bryant's short film

    Watch the trailer for 'SNL' star Aidy Bryant's short film

    "Saturday Night Live" cast member Aidy Bryant plays Darby, a fabric store employee with a penchant for daydreaming, in the upcoming short film "Darby Forever." The 20-minute film, which features Natasha Lyonne ("Orange is the New Black") and the comedian Retta ("Parks and Recreation"), is slated...

  • Somehow Robert De Niro doing Ice Cube karaoke works

    Somehow Robert De Niro doing Ice Cube karaoke works

    Please, please let’s put a moratorium on k.d. lang jokes. They’re all kinds of stale and not funny. Really, if you just have to write a lesbian-related line into your comedy, come up with something else. OK, lecture over. Believe it or not, “Dirty Grandpa” rejuvenates the on-screen concept of the...

  • 'The 5th Wave' retreads familiar territory

    'The 5th Wave' retreads familiar territory

    The body of the "Hunger Games" franchise isn’t even cold yet and in swoops another story of a plucky teenage heroine in another dystopian world to take its place. “The 5th Wave,” directed by J Blakeson, isn’t as slick or futuristic as the Katniss Everdeen-manned juggernaut, but it does check a...

  • 'Suicide Squad' trailer brings us the 'worst heroes ever'

    'Suicide Squad' trailer brings us the 'worst heroes ever'

    The new trailer for "Suicide Squad" premiered Tuesday and it is crazy. The two-and-half minute clip set to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" quickly introduces the characters and the storyline: "This is the deal. You are going somewhere very bad. To do something that will get you killed." says Rick Flagg,...

  • Michael Bay: 'Transformers 5' to film in Chicago

    Michael Bay: 'Transformers 5' to film in Chicago

    Rumored for a few weeks now, director Michael Bay confirmed that the fifth installment of his "Tranformers" franchise will return to Chicago. Talking with WGN Radio's Dean Richards, Bay said he plans to be back in Chicago sometime later this year. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release, with...

  • 'Chi-Raq' director Spike Lee boycotting Academy Awards

    'Chi-Raq' director Spike Lee boycotting Academy Awards

    Though Spike Lee was given an honorary Academy Award at the Governors Awards in November, the "Chi-Raq" director said Monday he will not attend the Oscars next month because of the lack of diversity among nominees. "We cannot support it and (I) mean no disrespect to my friends, host Chris Rock...

  • 'Spotlight,' DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics' Choice Awards

    'Spotlight,' DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics' Choice Awards

    The investigative journalism drama "Spotlight" won the top prize at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for "Room" and "The Revenant." Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for the...

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