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by Shelbie Condie
Join the Cast of Falcons and Jimmy Fallon FalPals for a night of laughs! April 1st, 6-8 P.M
by Laura C.
As part of the Marvel studio franchise, Deadpool was a film backed by a budget of over $65 million and a team of hugely successful writers, including Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The movie gained a lot of pre-release attention with its quirky advertising campaign that highlighted the antihero main character and his loose morals. Once it hit theaters on February 12, 2016, the movie proved to be worth the hype. In just four weeks, the film has brought in over $700 million in profits for 20th Century Fox Studios and broken multiple box-office records for its genre.
In the movie, actor Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a Special Forces soldier who suddenly gains super powers when he agrees to undergo a secret new “medical treatment.” When the treatment ends up horribly disfiguring Wilson, he sets out to find the doctor who can fix him and return his life to normal. Wilson is a darkly humorous antihero, and the plot of Deadpool is notably more sinister and raunchier than previous Marvel films.
While professional critics have handed out mostly lukewarm reviews, casual moviegoers have greeted Deadpool with enthusiasm. Its crude jokes and sexual content definitely earn the film its “R” rating, but the movie still manages to have an intelligent plot that engages the viewer. Adding to the film’s unique aspects, Deadpool also breaks the fourth wall repeatedly and makes “inside jokes” to the viewer about other super heroes and comic book franchises. While the movie is made to entertain Marvel enthusiasts, the action and romance will keep non-geeks entertained as well. Although the raunchy elements are a little exaggerated at points, Deadpool is still a fun and funny movie that marks a solid addition to the Marvel franchise.
Information Provided by Ronald Richardson, FLC Athletic Coordinator/Kinesiology Professor
Women’s Tennis suffers first loss of 2016
Men’s Tennis defeats Santa Rosa
Baseball goes 15 innings without resolution; will resume today
Softball loses to Delta
Are you interested in a night full of fun and laughs? Then come on down and audition for the FLC Night of Comedy! On March 16th you can audition down at the FLC drama lab, and get the chance to participate in a collaboration between the Cast of Falcons Theater Club and the Jimmy Fallon FalPals. More information on the poster below.
by Shelbie Condie
Girl Scout season is upon us, and by ‘us’ I mean multi-million dollar celebrities. The 88th Academy Awards debuted Sunday, February 28, 2016. Hosted by Chris Rock, the ceremony paid tribute to last year’s most acclaimed films, including Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Known for his curt comedy, Chris Rock wasted no time bringing light to the racially diverse controversy that spread like wildfire prior to this awards show. The entire episode magnified the already amplified affair to a resolution of a thousand megapixels, Rock cracking jokes every which way. It was surely a treat. An awkward, shocking, honest, yes-I’m-laughing-at-this-but-yikes treat.
Another treat ensued when Chris Rock lead his daughter’s Girl Scout troop around the Dolby Theatre to sell Girl Scout cookies to Hollywood’s biggest stars. They raised over $65,000 in contributions! Similar to Ellen Degeneres’ pizza party a few years back, it was a moment of comical heartache as viewers everywhere weren’t able to join in the feasting shindig. On a more serious note, an emotional moment developed when Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, introduced Lady Gaga’s performance. The singer vocalized her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens To You”, while survivors of sexual abuse emerged on stage. A standing ovation erupted in support of the issue’s awareness.
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