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DEADPOOL 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut is on Bluray Bringing Christmas in August!

 

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Jeri Jacquin

On Bluray and Digital this week from director David Leitch, Marvel and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes a man who needs no introduction other than the words DEADPOOL 2.

So I thought about how to start this Bluray review and all I could think of was – GO EFFIN GET THIS MOVIE IMMEDIATELY! But the reader deserves a little better than that so here we go!

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back as Deadpool and he is happier than ever with gal-pal Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). On their anniversary Wade has a little something planned except his mercenary work decides to follow him home and bring mayhem along with them.

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Sending his life in a tailspin and ready to do his worst, it isn’t until Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) brings Wade back to the Xavier Mansion that he sees a use for life. Agreeing to be an X-Men trainee along with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), they meet Russell Collins (Julian Dennison). Calling himself Firefist, he refuses to be abused any further at the orphanage.

A few bad fighting choices puts both Deadpool and Firefist in a place called the ‘Icebox’ that stores mutants. That actually makes it easier for future arrival Cable (Josh Brolin) to find his target – which isn’t Deadpool much to his disappointment – but the young Russell.

Deciding that he must help the young boy, Deadpool puts together a group he calls X-Force and begins accepting applications with buddy Weasel (T.J. Miller). Their goal is to find the prison truck transport and get Russell back. What they don’t know is that Russell finds a friend in Juggernaut, who has his own issues with super heroes.

Cable finally tells Deadpool why he wants the boy and that he must be stopped before reaching the orphanage or there is no turning back with a future fate sealed. Now Deadpool, Cable and his new recruit lucky Domino (Zazie Beetz) face off with Russell and Juggernaut but he is too strong. Thankfully Colossus and Warhead decide that Deadpool needs their help and the battle for good and evil begins.

It’s all being done the Deadpool way!

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Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool has made damn sure that no one else, ever, will be able to remake-reimagine-rethink-rediscover or “re” anything else someone might want to do in ten years. He has made this character completely iconic and absolute in the minds of everyone who loves this smart-mouthed-one-liner-wit-o-rama. It is no big secret to anyone that I’m not a huge super hero person, I mean I see the films but then it’s like ‘next!’ to me. Not DEADPOOL – this is the number one character I looked forward to seeing in DEADPOOL circa 2016 and it is like Christmas morning opening the cellophane wrapper for DEADPOOL 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to complain about in this film and its Reynolds fault completely. I’m sure he won’t mind taking the blame for this one. He gives this ole lady plenty to laugh about and that’s everything when your life clock is ticking away.

Brolin as Cable has me a little perplexed. Jumping between two comic book characters just isn’t something I’m thrilled about. I’m still not over Chris Evans going from his blaze-days to Captain America and it’s been more than a hot minute. Between the two I would prefer he stay in the Cable lane but a paycheck is a paycheck right? Okay, so as Cable I love the yin and yang between him and Deadpool. They both have issues and yet play off of them providing each other with a conscience and material.

Dennison as Russell is a kid on a mission and although he has every reason to be pretty p.o.’d, ending up with Deadpool in an icebox might be a tad worse. He is going through his terrible teens and just happens to have fist that can destroy anything in its path. Then again I know toddlers who have that same super power that Deadpool might be interested in meeting.

Beetz as Domino doesn’t take Wade or Deadpool seriously because she’s all about proving that luck favors her own brand of coolness. She’s smooth and doesn’t ruffle easily. Hildebrand returns as Negasonic Teenage Warhead with a few surprises for her favorite DP dude. Miller as Weasel gets a moment or two to shine with his favorite stool warmer.

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Kapicic returns as the understanding and patient Colossus and I think he is the only one that truly gets Wade/Deadpool. So much so that time and time again he cuts the skin-tight-red-wonder considerable slack. Baccarin as Vanessa is back to bring positive reinforcement and a good lap dance to her favorite super hero.

A serious shout out to Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, the one person who knows that Wade is a miserable human being sometimes yet accepts him just the same. Blind Al completes Wade/Deadpool. She might not be able to see but I’d let her defend me anytime, provided I can point the gun.

Also, Karan Soni as Dopinder finally gets the opportunity to show what he’s made of – taxi and all. Shioli Kutsuna makes an appearance as Yukio who has the cutest exchanges with Deadpool that even had me grinning a time or two. Eddie Marsan is the butt-head-master of Essex Orphanage and we all know a butt-head-master who looks like Eddie Marsan or am I reaching to far back into my childhood.

Let’s give a round of applause to Terry Crews as Bedlam, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney as Peter and Brad Pitt as Vanisher. Also, who can forget the amazing Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

The Bluray includes a huge load of extras with Gag Reel, Deleted/Extended Scenes, Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes, The Most Important X-Force Member, Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters, David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2, Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2 and so much more!

The Bluray also includes 2 versions of DEADPOOL 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut – the theatrical and unrated cut. Also, Movies Anywhere means you can literally watch your films anywhere with the App that allows you to download and stream your Digital Copy of DEADPOOL 2.

I think I’ve made if fairly clear that I am a huge Deadpool fan and if you thought I’d be giving any spoilers out well then I’m happy to disappoint you. From the moment the film begins to its very, very, VERY end (this is my way of saying stay through the credits), Reynolds and his band of merry misfits provide such a good time that a second, third, fourth…infinite viewing is going to be required.

Laughing just as much as in the theatre, I can say that I still missed jokes and I’m fairly certain that can mean only one thing – watching it again (and again etc.). I do know that I couldn’t catch my breath most of the time which means not only was I having a good time but if I did drop dead I would be alright if it was Deadpool’s fault.

So leave the other “superheroes” to fly away in a wind of feathers (not sure what that was but if you saw that ‘other’ movie you’ll understand) and gather up everyone who needs to laugh themselves silly and make it a pizza-ordering-beer-drinking night with people who are as twisted as we are for DEADPOOL 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut.

Have an extraordinary experience and remember he’s only here to show you a good time and by Blind Al I’m going to let him – again and again.

In the end – experience your second time like it was your first!

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DEADPOOL 2 – Enough Said!

 

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Jeri Jacquin

In theatres this weekend from director David Leitch, Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Fox comes a man who needs no introduction other than the words DEADPOOL 2.

So I thought about how to start this review and all I could think of was – GO EFFIN SEE THIS MOVIE! But the reader deserves a little better than that so here we go!

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back as Deadpool and he’s happier than ever with gal-pal Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). On their anniversary Wade has a little something planned except his mercenary work decides to follow him home and bring mayhem along with them.

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Sending his life in a tailspin and ready to do his worst, it isn’t until Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) brings Wade back to the Xavier Mansion that he sees a use for life. Agreeing to be an X-Men trainee along with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), they meet Russell Collins (Julian Dennison). Calling himself Firefist, he refuses to be abused any further at the orphanage.

A few bad fighting choices puts both Deadpool and Firefist in a place called the ‘Icebox’ that stores mutants. That actually makes it easier for future arrival Cable (Josh Brolin) to find his target – which isn’t Deadpool much to his disappointment – but the young Russell.

Deciding that he must help the young boy, Deadpool puts together a group he calls X-Force and begins accepting applications with buddy Weasel (T.J. Miller). Their goal is to find the prison truck transport and get Russell back. What they don’t know is that Russell finds a friend in Juggernaut, who has his own issues with super heroes.

Cable finally tells Deadpool why he wants the boy and that he must be stopped before reaching the orphanage or there is no turning back with a future fate sealed. Now Deadpool, Cable and his new recruit lucky Domino (Zazie Beetz) face off with Russell and Juggernaut but he is too strong. Thankfully Colossus and Warhead decide that Deadpool needs their help and the battle for good and evil begins.

It’s all being done the Deadpool way!

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Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool has made damn sure that no one else, ever, will be able to remake-reimagine-rethink-rediscover or “re” anything else someone might want to do in ten years. He has made this character completely iconic and absolute in the minds of everyone who loves this character. It is no big secret to anyone that I’m not a huge super hero person, I mean I see the films but then it’s like ‘next!’ to me. Not DEADPOOL – this is the number one character I looked forward to seeing the first time and it was like Christmas morning as a kid for DEADPOOL 2. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to complain about in this film and its Reynolds fault completely. I’m sure he won’t mind taking the blame for this one. He gives this ole lady plenty to laugh about and that’s everything.

Brolin as Cable has me a little perplexed. Jumping between two comic book characters just isn’t something I’m thrilled about. I’m still not over Chris Evans going from his blaze days to Captain America and it’s been more than a hot minute. Between the two I would prefer he stay in the Cable lane but a paycheck is a paycheck right? Okay, so as cable I love the ying and yang between he and Deadpool. They both have issues and yet play off of them providing each other with a conscience.

Dennison as Russell is a kid on a mission and although he has every reason to be pretty p.o.’d, ending up with Deadpool in an icebox might be a tad worse. He is going through his terrible teens and just happens to have fist that can destroy anything in its path.

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Beetz as Domino doesn’t take Wade or Deadpool seriously because she’s all about proving that lucky favors her own brand of coolness. Hildebrand returns as Negasonic Teenage Warhead with a few surprises for her favorite DP dude. Miller as Weasel gets a moment or two to shine with his favorite stool warmer.

Kapicic returns as the understanding and patient Colossus and I think he is the only one that true gets Wade/Deadpool. Baccarin as Vanessa is back to bring positive reinforcement and a good lap dance to her favorite super hero.

A serious shout out to Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, the one person who knows that Wade is a miserable human being sometimes yet accepts him the same. She might not be able to see but I’d let her defend me anytime, provided I can point the gun.

Also, Karan Soni as Dopinder who finally gets the opportunity to show what he’s made of – taxi and all. Shioli Kutsuna makes an appearance as Yukio who has the cutest exchanges with Deadpool and Eddie Marsan as the butt-head-master of Essex Orphanage.

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Lets give a round of applause to Terry Crews as Bedlam, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney as Peter and Brad Pitt as Vanisher. Also, who can forget the amazing Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy.

I think I’ve made if fairly clear that I am a huge Deadpool fan and if you thought I’d be giving any spoilers out well then I’m happy to disappoint you. From the moment the film begins to its very, very, VERY end (this is my way of saying stay after the credits), Reynolds and his band of merry misfits provide such a good time that a second viewing is going to be required.

Laughing so much I can say that I probably missed half the jokes and I’m fairly certain I’m lucky to be alive as I was eating popcorn during the film. I do know that I couldn’t catch my breath most of the time which means not only was I having a good time but if I did drop dead I would be alright if it was Deadpool’s fault.

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So leave the other “superheroes” to fly away in a wind of feathers (not sure what that was but if you saw that ‘other’ movie you’ll understand) and gather up everyone who needs to laugh themselves silly and head to DEADPOOL 2.

Have an extraordinary experience and remember he’s only here to show you a good time.

In the end – prepare for the ultimate second coming!

 

READY PLAYER ONE is Fun Spielberg Style!

 

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Jeri Jacquin

This Friday in theatres is the highly anticipated film based on the Ernest Cline novel and director Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainments vision with Warner Bros. presenting READY PLAYER ONE.

Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is a young man living in the future, far into the future in fact is the year 2045. Living in The Stacks with an Aunt and the one of many boyfriends, Wade seeks escape into the virtual world of the OASIS under the name Parzival. In this imaginary world he can be what ever he wants to be with no judgments and as many adventures as one wants to have.

The Oasis was created by the very unusual James Halliday (Mark Rylance) and encouraged by friend Ogden Morrow (Simon Peg). When Halliday passes away his dying wish was a contest – who ever could find the Easter Egg hidden in the OASIS would gain financial freedom and control of the Oasis. Of course it isn’t that easy as there are three keys that need to be located and to find those, someone would have to really know the idiosyncrasies of creator Halliday.

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Wade wants to find the keys and joined by friends Aech (Lena Waithe), Sho (Philip Zhao) and Daito (Win Morisaki) they begin with a race that no one can seem to get past. Preparing for the next race, Parzival meets virtual Art3mis aka Samantha (Olivia Cooke) who also wants to find the keys. When neither wins the race, Parzival realizes that he is not looking deeply enough into Halliday’s life.

Off to the virtual museum of Halliday’s life, he takes it slowly taking in all the information again when it comes to him how to get the first key. Once he does, he shares the information with other. Everyone is thrilled – well, not everyone! In charge of OASIS is Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) and his goal is to make sure that no one ever finds the keys and inside OASIS uses I-Rok (T.J. Miller) to keep an eye on things.

Sorrento is unconcerned on the outside that Parzival obtained the first key but begins to find ways to make sure that he doesn’t find another. That means attacking Wade in the real world and hurting those he cares about. When The Stacks are attacked, Wade is grabbed and taken to safety and it is the first time Wade and Samantha meet in person. They both realize that if they are to stop Sorrento, it is going to have to be both in the real world and the virtual one.

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Along with Aech, Sho and Daito, they plan to not only find the final keys but where the Easter Egg is hidden. Calling upon all of those who love the OASIS to help protect it and a battle royale begins.

Sheridan as Wade/Parzival is a young man who just wants to escape life in The Stacks. From an Aunt who seems to find the biggest losers to be with to the stacked neighborhood he lives in, the Oasis is a place to forget real life and discover a virtual life that is seen as amazing. Sheridan does a good job as a young man who is smart and willing to do whatever it takes to find the keys but that turns into something larger than himself.

Cooke as Samantha/Art3mis is a young woman who seems to be a thrill seeker and although that may be true, she is also a young woman with a goal – to stop Sorrento from controlling the Oasis. Cooke lends such empowerment to her character and not just because she sees herself as facially defective, instead she has humor and the smarts necessary to prove to Wade that there is more at stake than just a few bucks to be made in the Oasis. That’s not a bad character to be!

Mendelsohn as Sorrento is perfectly happy being in charge of everything – literally and virtually. There is so much at stake and Sorrento isn’t about to give up any inch of it. Mendelsohn has proven time after time that he is an actor to keep an eye on. If you get the opportunity, see his work as Danny Rayburn in the series BLOODLINE because that will give you more than enough reason to see why his character of Sorrento is so deliciously twisted.

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Waithe as Helen/Aech is a supportive friend and has the ability to create amazing works in the Oasis but also happily joins with Samantha to fight Sorrento. Zhao as Sho is ‘just an 11 year old’ who is a pretty tough 11 year old if you ask me. He believes in the fight and doesn’t want anyone telling him that age should stop him from helping. Morisaki as Daito knows a good fight when he sees one and isn’t about to let down his companions.

Pegg as Morrow is a character that builds to the very end. His story isn’t as big and bright as Halliday or Sorrento, but it is important none-the-less and it’s always good to see Pegg. Miller as I-Rok is hilarious and when Sorrento takes his virtual character into the Oasis, these two play off one another.

Now, lets talk about Rylance as Halliday/Anorak – what an amazing performance. Now, there are moments when I capture a bit of the BFG but who cares! This character is smart, funny, sweet, endearing and is the most harmless human being and virtual character I think I’ve ever seen. Rylance has the amazing ability to draw the viewer into his characters world and invite you to sit for tea (which I gladly would). Of course I would tell you more but that would spoil it and I’m not about that. Just know that Rylance was the perfect choice to play Halliday. and I loved it.

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Other cast includes Perdita Weeks as Kira, Susan Lynch as Alice, Clare Higgins as Mrs. Gilmore, Ralph Ineson as Rick, and Hannah John-Kamen as F’Nale Zandor.

I had an absolute blast watching READY PLAYER ONE and there are several reasons why. First, of course it was a thrill to see all the characters that I watched my sons play with their videos games back in the 80’s and early 90’s. It was such a different time when my boys taught me how to play and it was something we started doing together. So much so that the three of us entered a DONKEY KONG contest at Blockbuster (yes, Blockbuster!) and it was so much fun.

Added to that was the pop culture drops here and there mixed in with music that, to this day is something that I listen to because to me – that’s when music was music. When Parzival says that Halliday’s favorite song was from A-Ha, it made my heart melt. What a perfect reference if those my age remember the awesome artistry that went into making ‘Take On Me’.

Of course there is video, music, and pop culture references everywhere but then adds film references and oh my what a cherry on top of the cake. THE SHINING makes an appearance and I couldn’t have been more thrilled, delighted and I even laughed (which of course I didn’t do watching THE SHINING all those years ago!) at how it blended perfectly.

As a bonus, like chocolate shavings on the cake is seeing so many characters in the epic battle scene between Parzival, Art3mis and the gang along with every other virtual person and Sorrento with his own evil crew. There is one character I didn’t expect to see but then again why not? See if you can see the iconic favorite Bugs Bunny friend running across the battlefield and then hit me up when you see who it is.

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So, READY PLAYER ONE is going to be a hit for the 80’s and 90’s crowd most definitely. It has almost everything and the kitchen sink thrown in for a fun time at the movies. I’m not giving anything away by saying that a beloved giant friend makes an appearance in the film which just tugs at my heart. The CGI is amazing and truly fun to watch.

This is the film to gather the family together to see and have such an amazing time. There is nothing, and I mean nothing about this film that I didn’t enjoy. Of course I realize there is a book which I have not read but it doesn’t take away from the fun I had in the theatre. It was actually quite nice to not take a film so seriously but instead let it take me on a journey to a conclusion that I’m pretty happy with.

Mr. Spielberg, prior to seeing the film I posted a pic and stated, “please don’t let me down” and I’m here to say that your track record for entertaining me throughout all these years is still in tact. Well played sir, very well played.

In the end – a better reality awaits!

Nothing Changes like Change in SILICON VALLEY: The Complete Fourth Season on Bluray

Silicon season 4Jeri Jacquin

On Bluray from HBO Home Entertainment is the continuing look at the world through the eyes of those at the beginning of the technology age with SILICON VALLEY: The Complete Fourth Season.

Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) has helped to change Pied Piper to the video chat app called PiperChat. That isn’t the problem really as the team is trying to fund it on their own. Dinesh and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) know there is only one more play and it’s with Russ Hanneman (Chris Diamantopoulos). Richard (Thomas Middleditch) isn’t happy about what it going on around him and feels that he needs to take his ideas elsewhere. That leaves the CEO job open and Dinesh is offered up.

Richard’s first lock out is when he asks Dinesh for data and is told he is locked out. Not about to be stopped, he finds a way in and discovers that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act has been violated by PiperChat.

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Gavin (Matt Ross) and Jack are back from China but there is something happening that causes Gavin to use a video chat to find answers. Discovering what Jack is up to, Gavin reaches out to Dinesh to shut down the app altogether. Avoiding legal problems that Richard knows about is the only way to make it all go away.

Of course it isn’t that easy yet Jack manages to avoid dealing with the legal implications of COOPA. Richard is working like crazy on his internet project and its about to take a turn when Monica lets him know that she knew someone who was working on something similar once. Turns out it is Peter Gregory and Richard gets his hands on the archives of his work. The problem he discovers is that Hooli once again has their hands in everything.

Gavin is on board with helping Richard, especially when its discovered that it could knock Hooli out. Richard works out a business plan but wants to keep the launch less than obvious. Erlich (T.J. Miller) believes that Laurie (Suzanne Cryer) is going to be forced out of Raviga by Ed Chen but it isn’t much of a surprise for anyone.

Dinesh doesn’t know what to do about his relationship with Mia (Phoebe Neidhardt) but that might not be an issue when he discovers a hack that is disturbing. Deciding to talk to Richard about what has been happening, he isn’t the only one not happy with what has been happening as Gavin turns everything over to Richard.

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Leaving a mess, Richard is confronted by Russ about the whole thing and it turns, shall we say messy? Reaching out to Dan Melcher to work a deal, he has to babysit Erlich which turns into Erlich trying to get a job with Feldspar.

Pied Piper in online and breaks the top 500 app! Richard knows he needs to find an attorney and begin litigation for the royalties. Of course he is a step behind when Burke has a longer arm and pins Richard against a wall after a failed Hail-Mary threat.

Who knew weather would put the Pied Piper team once again close to ruin from the storage center. Richard reaches out to Erlich to get a meeting with Feldspar thinking they could get something going with their VR tech. Dinesh and Gilfoyle manage to use Pied Piper’s algorithm that gives the VR a boost. With an offer of a $25 million buy out, Richard learns from Monica (Amanda Crew) that it’s a farce by Feldspar and that she is willing to fund them.

Going into Hooli-Conference, the Pied Piper team sneak in with their routers. Placing them all around the convention, they wait for Feldspar to bring in their VR presentation only to watch it fall apart and Hooli phones go haywire by exploding. Now Jack has to deal with millions of devices affected.

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Richard uses Anton to store data and Barker takes off to China as they have no choice but to increase production. Gavin has run off to Tibet but learns Barker has been taken hostage. Knowing he has to rescue him, it means coming back reinstated at Hooli’s CEO.

Pied Piper is back on investors radar and it is Gavin who offers Richard a deal. That’s when he discovers Richard has made a deal with Bream/Hall. Angry, he threatens Richard who lets Gavin know that he isn’t worried at all. In fact Richard makes a threat, or prediction of his own saying he plans to make Hooli obsolete.

HBO Home Entertainment has an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs found on Bluray, DVD and Digital HD. They have provided viewers with some of the most amazing programs with huge fan bases that include the shows True Blood, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, True Detectives, The Wire, Entourage and Game of Thrones. Launched in 1984, HBO is world wide in viewed entertainment in more than 70 territories around the world! For more of what they have to offer please visit www.hbo.com.

SILICON VALLEY has become one of the most popular series on HBO with it’s storyline that is tech based mixed with comedy. These characters are worth every minute to keep up with because the twists and turns are insane and cool.

The series was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky with the story of five guys who are trying to get their start up company started in the Silicon Valley. HBO premiered the show in 2014 and has already been reviewed for a fifth season!

The DVD includes the episodes Success Failure, Terms of Service, Intellectual Property, Teambuilding Exercise, The Blood Boy, Customer Service, The Patent Troll, The Keenan Vortex, Hooli-Con and Server Error.

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There are laughs enough for all yet there is also intricate story lines in the high-tech world that had me learning far more than I ever imagined. I’m pretty much a tech failure being I just want things to work when I turn them on and don’t care how that happens. The cast play off each other with ease and that’s the biggest thing that makes this show work.

Each character has its own idea of how the world works and the clashes are sometimes beyond belief, yet I tune in for each episode knowing there is so much more to come. I certainly don’t claim to understanding everything they talk about but I’m dang sure willing to learn.

SILICON VALLEY brings us all on the ride of satire embedded in a bit of reality with a quirkiness that makes it one surprise after another. If you are looking for a unique view of the world through the eyes of techies then get in on the fun. SILICON VALLEY: The Complete Fourth Season is now available on Bluray and Digital HD.

In the end – they are changing the way things change!

HBO’s CRASHING is Looking for the Nearest Sofa!

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to Bluray this week from the mind of Pete Holmes and HBO Home Entertainment is the comedy series CRASHING: The Complete First Season.

Pete (Pete Holmes) is a Christian comedian who is trying to make his way onto the comedy circuit. Married to Jessica (Lauren Lapkus), Pete is happy with his life and where it is all going. Off to hand out flyers for his time on stage at the club, Pete comes home to find Jessica is bed with art teacher Lief (George Basil).

That’s when Jessica tells him she wants a different life and is moving to Florida with Lief. Pete goes on a comedy bender and meets Artie Lange who lets Pete spend a few nights crashing on his couch. When Lange goes on the road he takes Pete with him as a protector to keep from going on a drug or alcohol bender.

When that goes haywire, Pete meets T.J. Miller who gives Pete a day or two crashing on his couch. But when Pete learns he has to go save his belongings from Jessica’s yard sale, T.J. is along for the ride for sure. Lief tries to make amends with Pete by helping him retrieve comedy notebooks.

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When the annual parent dinner comes around, Pete begs Jessica to go with him. She is surprised that he hasn’t told his parents of their divorce but feels the need to help him through it. Unfortunately, when Pete’s Mom begins on Jessica, all hades breaks loose.

Pete calls into Lange’s podcast and his guest Sarah Silverman encourages him to come and join the show. He arrives and begins sharing his messed up relationships and how it is being a Christian and a comic with Silverman. Later that night she sees Pete handing out flyers and invites him to come crash at her place.

Being cool with him, Silverman offers to help Pete get a ‘warm-up’ job with the Rachel Ray Show that goes amazingly well. Happy to have a job doing something fun, he has a new pep in his step. Of course after meeting Liefs wife and a few drinks, things go a little awry and so does the job.

Finally, Pete and Lange goes to the party of a friend back home at his church. After going through some serious talk with the pastor, he sees Jessica who seems to be having a crisis of faith of her own. This isn’t your ordinary baptism and Lange decides that perhaps he is missing something about it all.

This is the life of the ones who make us laugh!

Holmes as Pete is a seriously confused but hilarious guy who just wants to succeed at comedy. It’s hard to do when there isn’t any money and only so many couches you can crash on. Yet he manages to go from place to place meeting some hilarious individuals in their own comic right along the way. He is charming, sweet and in some sense innocent and that’s how he stumbles onto so many sofas. There is a part of this character that any soft hearted person would want to protect but then again he’s to fun to watch just how he is. Wonderfully done Pete!

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Lapkus as Jessica also looks so sweet and innocent, that is until Lief comes out of the bathroom to Pete’s surprise. She wants something different and since she can’t get it from Pete, she’s happy to sell everything and start over again. Basil as Lief is a guy who just seems to not get it, or he does but is trying to take the Zen attitude and be buddy-buddy with Pete. He certainly made me laugh a few times.

The appearances of Arte Lange, T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman are just fantastic because they see something in Pete and yet it feels like they weren’t acting at all.

HBO Home Entertainment has an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs found on Bluray, DVD and Digital HD. They have provided viewers with some of the most amazing programs with huge fan bases that include the shows True Blood, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, True Detectives, The Wire, Entourage and Game of Thrones. Launched in 1984, HBO is world wide in viewed entertainment in more than 70 territories around the world! For more of what they have to offer please visit www.hbo.com.

The Bluray includes the episodes Artie Lange, The Road, Yard Sale, Barking, Parents, Warm-Up, Julie and The Baptism. CRASHING includes the bonus content of Guest Star Fan Club – Pete Holmes talks about his experience working with Lange, Miller, Buress and Silverman, Comedy Extras – the stylings of Miller, Nancheria, and Holmes performing scenes from Season One, About Crashing – the hilarious lowdown on CRASHING with Pete Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow, The Art of Crashing – What it takes to make it in the comedy business from Pete Holmes and his cohorts.

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CRASHING: The Complete First Season is truly a good time with a few tugs at the heartstrings along for the ride. Pete Holmes does a fantastic job of bringing a mixture of laughter and life to the series. If you haven’t seen enough, check out the Bluray as his first ever HBO stand-up comedy special Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds is included.

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In the end – God help him!

DEADPOOL on Bluray Means Comedy Anytime!

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Jeri Jacquin

On Bluray this week from director Tim Miller, Marvel and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the anti-hero film in the red suit looking like DEADPOOL.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary who doesn’t play well with – well most anyone. For a price he will take care of any problem you may have and do it with relish. It becomes even more exciting when he meets his match in Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) who has the same cutting wit!

Life seems to be going happy between the two until Wilson get’s bad news. Of course when bad news comes there is usually a vulture not too far behind in the form of Merchant (Kyle Cassie). Offering him a way to get better, Wilson decides its far better to stay with Vanessa to do what he can to stay alive.

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Enter Ajax (Ed Skrein), an evil mutant who enjoys making more mutants and sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Immediately Wilson and Ajax show signs of not having a loving relationship. When Wade gets the chance he escape the horror, he heads to friend and pub owner Weasel (T.J. Miller) for help.

That is when Deadpool is born! Discovering his powers quite quickly, Deadpool’s only interest is to find Ajax so as to change him back into Wilson. In the meantime, living with Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Deadpool keeps moving forward in his goal – and pretty much delights in every moment of it.

The problem also is that there are certain X-men who want to stop him – mainly Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). When Ajax takes Vanessa hostage, Deadpool loads up and brings his two new friends with him.

Because THIS showdown is going to be epic!

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Reynolds as Wilson/Deadpool is so frakken-awesome-amazing-stellar-brilliant-hilarious-disturbing-jawdropping and everything I want in my super anti-hero! It is no surprise that Reynolds throws out his lines with quickness and the right amount of venom to make each word hilarious. The jaw dropping that happened for me just made the laughter even crazier and added to the fun of it all. The best part was everyone else had the same response.

It was also come as no surprise that Reynolds’ physical appearance was frakken hot and although I’m not into old-avocado looking body types – I might have to rethink it after seeing his. That’s what has been missing for me in this super hero universe and Deadpool had no problem serving it up with ice cream on top!

Skrein as Ajax manages to provide Wilson/Deadpool with all the ammunition necessary for more jabs – verbally and literally. Skrein makes a fairly good mutant bad guy and I wracked my brain as to where I had seen that gorgeous overbite. Of course it took one smile to recognize him as Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones who hit on the Mother of Dragons a few times.

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Carano as Angel Dust is such a bad ass I can’t stand it. Of course I have a soft spot for anyone that kicks Michael Fassbinder’s behind as bad as she did in HAYWIRE (if you haven’t seen this fight we can’t speak until you do!). Once again Carano gets a chance to back flip, smack, punch and be as bad as she wants to be.

Kapicic as Colossus tries recruiting Deadpool but you can’t make a bad boy go good, especially after listening to DP’s speech as to why. Hildebrand as Warhead is kinda cute in a rebellious-smart-ass-sullen-flaming-teen sort of way.

Baccarin as Vanessa gives as good as she gets when it comes to the verbal banter with Wilson. It seems the two were made for one another when saying everything but just stopping short of playing the dozens! It’s good to see Baccarin has a thing for heroes and let’s just hope that Jim Gordon will be understanding or else Gotham will get kind of lonely.

Two comedic stand outs here (besides Reynolds): T.J. Miller as Weasel is the bar owner who has his own dead pool with betting galore. He is that friend who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, even when a friend isn’t looking his best.

The other is Leslie Uggams as Big Al who had me cracking up from the laundry room scene onward. It is so great to see her again and to take on this role opposite Reynolds, it must be said they are amazing together.

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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give DEADPOOL ten tubs of popcorn out of five. What?! – you ask? Has Jeri lost what little bit is left of her mind? How is it possible to have ten tubs of popcorn out of five? 1) I was never good at math, 2) because no one can’t stop me! (insert evil bwhahahaha laugh here!), finally 3) because Deadpool has given me ‘testicles with teeth’ to just throw it all out there and see what sticks! Thank you Deadpool for the inspiration!

Now, back to the film! DEADPOOL is crude, rude, insulting, mocking, ugly, snappy, with every juvenile joke you can think of (and some you probably didn’t), action oriented, sharp, cutting, jaw dropping and every other descriptor you can imagine in the 107 minutes and more on Bluray.

Of course, when referring to director Tim Miller as ‘an overpaid tool’ in the opening credits, you immediately know that THIS film is going to be a no holds barred epic journey of delightfulness. Reynolds has no problem making fun of himself, of his green friend that rhymes with ‘banter’, the film TAKEN (I want to see a match up of Deadpool and Mills) and my favorite – teasing a mutant teenager with mood swings! Understand there isn’t a moment of the film I didn’t like.

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The Bluray includes the Special Features of: Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller, Gag Reel (Safe Word Not Included), From Comics to Screen…to Screen, DeadPool’s Fun Sack, Audio Commentary with director Tim Miller and DeadPool Co-Creator Rob Liefeld, Audio Commentary with Ryan Reynolds and Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and finally Galleries with Concept Art, Storyboards, Costumes, Pre-Vis and Stunt-Vis and so much spandex!

Trust me when I tell you that every bit of the special feature section has laughs galore! Having the Bluray means I am all in for wearing the disc out. Is that possible? Who knows but I’m going to give it a serious try and I’m sure I will get two middle fingers up from Deadpool himself!

In the end – justice has a new face!

SILICONE VALLEY: The Complete Second Season

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to Bluray this week from HBO Home Entertainment is the comedy straight out of the age of start ups with SILICONE VALLEY: The Complete Second Season.

Pied Piper is a team led by Richard (Thomas Middleditch) along with Erlich (T.J. Miller), BigHead (Josh Brenner), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) who have just rushed into the technology world with TechCrunch Disrupt.

But Hendricks is pushed when criticisms about his ability to take things in a productive direction comes under fire by venture capitalists. When an offer comes in and seems too good to be true the team realizes the true pressure they are under. Especially when Richard finds out Hooli is suing them for copyright infringement – and at a funeral of all places.

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Laurie Bream (Suzanne Cryer) takes over Raviga Capital who has an officer on the table, but when word spreads about the lawsuit Bream takes back the offer. Of course the word ‘lawsuit’ means crazy rolls downhill and it’s taking everyone with it. In steps Russ Hanneman (Chris Diamantopoulos), a man with lots of money and no fear! He tells Richard he’ll go all in and doesn’t care about the lawsuit.

But even Hanneman has something else in mind and Richard sends him packing. It’s not over until it’s over as the gauntlet is thrown down and Hanneman’s ‘End Frame’ takes on Richard’s ‘Pied Piper’.

When Big Head discovers a Nucleus phone, he takes it to Richard to stop the lawsuit. As the case becomes more entwined with who-did-what-when, it is a small clause in a contract between Hooli and Richard that is a game changer.

So much so that Raviga has interest again and just when the Piped Piper crew thought things were going right for a change – Richard gets the final slap!

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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give SILICON VALLEY: The Complete Second Season three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. I wasn’t sure about the series when it first stated in 2014 and am now intrigued as to where it is headed. The ensemble cast brings a combination of seriously clever humor and solid storyline.

The Bluray includes 300 minutes with episodes: Sand Hill Shuffle, Runaway Devaluation, Bad Money, The Lady, Server Space, Homicide, Adult Content, White Hat/Black Hat, Binding Arbitration, and Two Days of the Condor along with the special features of Deleted Scenes, Reality Bytes: The Art & Science Behind Silicon Valley, and 6 Audio Commentaries from Cast & Crew.

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Although the series is a comedy, it certainly has its jaw dropping moments as the most ‘qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success’. I love that line because it really does explain so much about these unique characters and what they endure in the name of success.

In the end – see genius in a whole new light!

DEADPOOL Wins for the Entire Year!

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to theatres this week from director Tim Miller, Marvel and 20th Century Fox comes the most anticipated anti-hero film and all because of DEADPOOL.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary who doesn’t play well with – well most anyone. For a price he will take care of any problem you may have and do it with relish. It becomes even more exciting when he meets his match in Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) who has the same cutting wit!

Life seems to be going happy between the two until Wilson get’s bad news. Of course when bad news comes there is usually a vulture not too far behind in the form of Merchant (Kyle Cassie). Offering him a way to get better, Wilson decides its far better to stay with Vanessa to do what he can to stay alive.

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Enter Ajax (Ed Skrein), an evil mutant who enjoys making more mutants and sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Immediately Wilson and Ajax show signs of not having a loving relationship. When Wade gets the chance he escape the horror, he heads to friend and pub owner Weasel (T.J. Miller) for help.

That is when Deadpool is born! Discovering his powers quite quickly, Deadpool’s only interest is to find Ajax so as to change him back into Wilson. In the meantime, living with Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Deadpool keeps moving forward in his goal – and pretty much delights in every moment of it.

The problem also is that there are certain X-men who want to stop him – mainly Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). When Ajax takes Vanessa hostage, Deadpool loads up and brings his two new friends with him.

Because THIS showdown is going to be epic!

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Reynolds as Wilson/Deadpool is so frakken-awesome-amazing-stellar-brilliant-hilarious-disturbing-jawdropping and everything I want in my super anti-hero! It is no surprise that Reynolds throws out his lines with quickness and the right amount of venom to make each word hilarious. The jaw dropping that happened for me just made the laughter even crazier and added to the fun of it all. The best part was everyone else had the same response.

It was also come as no surprise that Reynolds’ physical appearance was frakken hot and although I’m not into old-avocado looking body types – I might have to rethink it after seeing his. That’s what has been missing for me in this super hero universe and Deadpool had no problem serving it up with ice cream on top!

Skrein as Ajax manages to provide Wilson/Deadpool with all the ammunition necessary for more jabs – verbally and literally. Skrein makes a fairly good mutant bad guy and I wracked my brain as to where I had seen that gorgeous overbite. Of course it took one smile to recognize him as Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones who hit on the Mother of Dragons a few times.

Carano as Angel Dust is such a bad ass I can’t stand it. Of course I have a soft spot for anyone that kicks Michael Fassbinder’s behind as bad as she did in HAYWIRE (if you haven’t seen this fight we can’t speak until you do!). Once again Carano gets a chance to back flip, smack, punch and be as bad as she wants to be.

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Kapicic as Colossus tries recruiting Deadpool but you can’t make a bad boy go good, especially after listening to DP’s speech as to why. Hildebrand as Warhead is kinda cute in a rebellious-smart-ass-sullen-flaming-teen sort of way.

Baccarin as Vanessa gives as good as she gets when it comes to the verbal banter with Wilson. It seems the two were made for one another when saying everything but just stopping short of playing the dozens! It’s good to see Baccarin has a thing for heroes and let’s just hope that Jim Gordon will be understanding or else Gotham will get kind of lonely.

Two comedic stand outs here (besides Reynolds): T.J. Miller as Weasel is the bar owner who has his own dead pool with betting galore. He is that friend who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, even when a friend isn’t looking his best.

The other is Leslie Uggams as Big Al who had me cracking up from the laundry room scene onward. It is so great to see her again and to take on this role opposite Reynolds, it must be said they are amazing together.

Other cast include: Karan Soni as Dopinder, Rob Hayter as Bob, Hugh Scott as David Cunningham, Issac C. Singleton, Jr., as Boothe, Randall Reeder as Buck and keep your eye out for Mr. Stan Lee!

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give DEADPOOL ten tubs of popcorn out of five. What! you ask? Has Jeri lost what little bit is left of her mind? How is it possible to have ten tubs of popcorn out of five? 1) I was never good at math, 2) because no one can’t stop me! (insert evil bwhahahaha laugh here!), finally 3) because Deadpool has given me ‘testicles with teeth’ to just throw it all out there and see what sticks! Thank you Deadpool for the inspiration!

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Now, back to the film! DEADPOOL is crude, rude, insulting, mocking, ugly, snappy, with every juvenile joke you can think of (and some you probably didn’t), action oriented, sharp, cutting, jaw dropping and every other descriptor you can imagine in the 107 minutes on screen.

Of course, when referring to director Tim Miller as ‘an overpaid tool’ in the opening credits, you immediately know that THIS film is going to be a no holds barred epic journey of delightfulness. Reynolds has no problem making fun of himself, of his green friend that rhymes with ‘banter’, the film TAKEN (I want to see a match up of Deadpool and Mills) and my favorite – teasing a mutant teenager with mood swings!

Understand there isn’t a moment of the film I didn’t like. In fact, the young lady sitting next to me and I were laughing so hard that it is now a moral imperative that I see it again and perhaps even again until I catch every word I could possibly have missed.

Oh what the hell…I’m seeing it again because I had a good time plain and simple. It is for kids, well, that depends on the kid I suppose. I’m not sure how easy it’s going to be to keep them away from it. There is brief nudity, and violence but it’s more the words coming out of the mouths that are filled with shock and awe. Would I have taken my kids to see it back when they were in their teens? Yes, but that’s me – its riding the fine line of parental guidance but what a ride!

In the end – justice has a new face!

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