Sunday 3 June 2018


Superman II (1980)
[#128 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

I can't be 100% certain I've not seen this before (I liked the first Superman when I saw it as a kid, so I don't know why I wouldn't've watched the sequel), but I didn't actually remember any of it, so I'm going with a new number.

this week on 100 Films

For the second month in a row, it was a new "best month ever" at 100 Films in a Year. Read all about that here...

Also this week, 6 brand-new reviews...

Deadpool 2 (2018)
I enjoyed it less than I enjoyed the first one the first time I saw it, but I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed the first one the second time I saw it. To clarify: when I first watched Deadpool, I loved it... When I rewatched it two years later in preparation for the sequel, I was less bowled over. I think a lot of its initial effectiveness was due to the freshness of its whole schtick, which has naturally gone away on a rewatch... In particular, I was surprised how sparse I found the humour to be. Maybe that prepared me for this one: the gags aren’t literally non-stop — it sometimes pauses to attempt emotion or to convey plot — but when they do come they’re thick and fast
Read more here.

Rocky (1976)
you might assume it’s broadly similar to the films Stallone would mostly go on to star in, but it isn’t, really. It’s the story of a smalltime coulda-been boxer left slumming it, when, through sheer luck, he gets a shot at the big leagues. Yes, it’s an underdog sports film, but it’s staged with a level of realism that such fantasies don’t normally reach for. And it’s certainly nothing like the indestructible super-action-hero of sundry later Stallone vehicles.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
It’s a decent space adventure flick, but I was sadly a bit underwhelmed by it. Frankly, I wish I liked it more than I did. Not just because I want to like every movie, but because I feel like this should’ve been a movie I really enjoyed — a fun sci-fi/heist/Western adventure kinda deal — but I didn’t love it. I thought it was mostly kinda fine.
Read more here.

Review Roundup
Featuring quick reviews of:
The Girl on the Train
Lions for Lambs
Tea For Two
Read more here.

More next Sunday.