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Both the filmmakers and the characters on-screen are so pleased with themselves that this might just be the smuggest movie ever made. Thankfully, it's also very funny. It's a passion project for actor-producer Ryan Reynolds, who throws himself fully into his role as a snarky mercenary who becomes an indestructible superhero with nothing to lose. And in addition to a constant stream of irreverent humour, he underscores the film's snarkiness with some real emotion.
Reynolds plays Wade, a thug for hire who works out of a bar run by his comical pal Weasel (T.J. Miller), and when he meets fellow mercenary Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), it's love at first sight. The feisty pair match each other with sharp tongues and brutal physicality, but their romance is shaken when Wade is secretly diagnosed with end-stage cancer. His only hope lies in a shady treatment from the ropey Ajax (Ed Skrein) and his sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano), which turns out to literally be torture. Sure, it cures his cancer and sparks his innate mutant healing power, but it leaves him hideously scarred. As he sets out to get revenge, two young X-Men (Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapcic's Colossus) try to recruit him to their cause. And Wade, now known as Deadpool, tries to work up the nerve to show Vanessa what's left of him.
All of this is revealed early on, as Wade's back-story is recounted in a series of flashbacks in the middle of a massive opening action sequence. And once we're caught up, the story heads into a succession of massive climactic action sequences. Fortunately, there are some quieter moments in between that are both hilarious and involving. Reynolds effortlessly bridges the film's wild mood swings. His sassy attitude and feisty physicality feed cleverly into his riveting chemistry with Baccarin, whose character starts off strongly before dissolving into the standard hackneyed girlfriend role.
Continue reading: Deadpool Review
Formerly a soldier in the Special Forces, Wade Wilson finds himself dealt a bad hand when he is diagnosed with cancer in all his major organs. Soon, however, he is approached by a scientist who promises not only to cure him and save his life, but also give him powers beyond humanity. He agrees to undergo their experiments, but it isn't long before he realises that things may have just gone from bad to worse for him. He ends up badly disfigured and extremely unstable, dubbing his new self Deadpool and finds comfort only in his whimsical musings and inappropriate humour. When this fails to satisfy him in the long term, he decides to use his newfound powers to get back at the man who subjected him to those horrific experiments, while enjoying a few killing sprees along the way. Unfortunately, he's not the only deadly supernatural being on this planet, and he's about to discover some real enemies along the way.
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Wade Wilson isn't your average superhero. Indeed, he has fewer morals and a brutal villainous streak that makes him particularly formidable to his many enemies. After undergoing horrific abuse as an experimental subject while working as a soldier in the Special Forces, he has been left deformed and dangerously unstable, with incredible supernatural abilities that allow him to heal at an accelerated rate. Now a mercenary with a feverish taste for blood, Wilson becomes the anti-hero Deadpool and takes his fascination with pain to the lengths of revenge, determined to get back at the person who mutilated him and ruined his life. Whimsical musings aside, Deadpool is lethal and will stop at nothing to punish his tormentors.
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Ryan Reynolds shares first official photograph in which he appears in costume as Deadpool for the upcoming movie of the same name.
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool, the upcoming film in which he stars as conflicted anti-hero Wade Wilson A.K.A. Deadpool. Deadpool is notorious for his warped sense of humour and the official photograph is certainly unusual. Reynolds shared the photograph with fans on Twitter on Friday (27th March).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool.
Morena Baccarin, the actress best known for her roles in 'Homeland' and 'Stargate', has been cast in 'Deadpool'.
Morena Baccarin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming superhero movie Deadpool. Baccarin is best known for playing Jessica Brody in Homeland and for her recurring roles in Stargate and Gotham. The 35-year-old Brazilian actress has been cast as Deadpool's love interest. Baccarin's part is particularly interesting as Deadpool A.K.A. Wade Wilson is notoriously disfigured and the script will reportedly consider how her character deals with falling in love with someone with an extensively scarred face.
Morena Baccarin has been cast in Deadpool.
Read More: Ryan Reynolds Confirmed To Star In Deadpool.
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Susan Cooper works as an analyst for the CIA; rarely out where the action is and working entirely from the office, advising some of the organisation's top agents during their most deadly assignments. However, following a serious lapse in judgement at the hands of her partner during a bomb disposal mission, the agency are forced to enlist another member of the team to uncover the location of the nuclear weapon. Deciding now is the time to drop her boring persona and become the super keen spy she always wanted to be, Susan volunteers to go undercover - to much derision from her colleagues who barely know her name let alone her position in the CIA. She's allowed to prove herself on the task though, with no appropriate alternative, but can she show that Susan Cooper is just as deadly as her team?
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Check out the pictures from the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards, held on Friday 17th Oct.
Julia Roberts was at the event to receive the Humanitarian Award.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organisation founded in 1990 which focuses on ensuring school environments are safe for every pupil. The organisation's awards ceremony is held annually and is usually attended by a range of celebrities.
Who's the daddy? Saul and Javadi go head to head seeking revenge over the past.
It's taken six episodes but finally Homeland is back on its feet and back to its old ways, sending blistering plot twists, confusing u-turns and stunning revelations our way. Last night's episode in the UK, 'Still Positive,' saw Saul at an all-time low, Javadi's true ways exposed and Carrie turn the tables on her abduction.
Carrie's Role As Double Agent Has Worked Well So Far.
The acting director of the CIA was still reeling after last episode's revelation that the gung-ho Senator Lockhart was in line for the permanent CIA role despite weeks of praise for keeping the organisation steady after the Langley bombing. He also resigned himself to accepting that his wife was still seeing the lover that she met in India. Another man may have stormed out or shouted; Saul had bigger fish to fry as Majid "The Magician" Javadi had captured undercover agent Carrie.
Continue reading: Homeland Season 3 Episode 6: Still Positive
[Warning: Spoilers] The tension mounts after we've been let in on Carrie and Saul's ruse.
Until last week's final five minutes of CIA drama Homeland, fans of the show were beginning to wonder if the rest of season three would be as improbable and sedate as its beginning episodes. Just for you UK viewers, here's the recap of The Yoga Play.
Saul and Senator Lockhart in Homeland
We'd been teased by the absence of Brody for the first two episodes only to be hit smack bang in the face with an hour long, heavy handed, Nick-fest in Caracas where we saw the usually conniving Langley bombing suspect resign himself to heroin addiction rather than plot his escape
Continue reading: Homeland Season 3, Episode 5: A Yoga Hoax, A Kidnap & A Dead Goose
Is the Homeland star going to be taking time off the show?
Congratulations to Homeland star Morena Baccarin who has announced that she is pregnant! Wahooo! As anyone who watches the series will know, the Brazilian actress plays Jessica Brody, who is the wife of the Damian Lewis-played double agent Nicholas Brody. The show is a huge success and an Emmy winner.
However, looks like Baccarin better be getting ready to take some time off the show, after she revealed to People that she and her husband, director and writer Austin Chick would be expecting their first child together. The star is currently in production for the show’s third season.
As well as Homeland, Baccarin has starred in several other shows, largely based in the sci-fi genre. These include Firefly (which had a follow-up film; Serenity), Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: The Ark Of Truth. She’s been married to Chick since the Autumn of 2011. The burgeoning actor hasn’t exactly had a huge career though he did see his first major film, XX/XY picked up on the back of an impressive showing at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. He also co-produced the film Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, which starred Ethan Hawke and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Continue reading: Homeland Star Morena Baccarin Pregnant!
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