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Deadpool is brief, silly, R-Rated, and filled with kick-ass (Can I say that?) action. It's a light and fun film for the car or a lazy weekend. It's been a bit since a superhero has been as likable as the film's titular character.
The movie wanted to be some sort of great highbrow action film a la Quentin Tarantino, but really there's not much depth or excitement in it that exceeds most action films. On top of that, the whole film operates at a terribly rushed pace. It's so rushed that it seemed like maybe halfway through the film it's creators got bored/sick of making the film, got it done as quick as possible, and then hoped it'd turn out okay. The villains are weird, yet uninteresting. The acting also is dumb. At least it manages to be funny, and Liam Neeson does pretty well.
The End of The Tour is largely about commercialization, and in the middle of the film, you worry that the film is falling victim to it, but the movie rebounds. It's a film full of interesting conversations between people who are fundamentally different, and it ultimately pays tribute to the accepting, goofy, and almost religious nature of the late, great David Foster Wallace.
The performances in Little are fine and surprisingly consistent across the board - but that's where the praise ends. The plot is silly and the script is stupid. It operates like an hour-or-so-long TV show, but unlike most TV shows, it's not funny and, worst of all, it is painfully boring.
Alien is brilliantly paced - no traces of a B-movie present here - and has a distinctly memorable visual style. It's also a surprisingly progressive movie with a strong female lead absent in many other horror films. Most importantly, it's very scary (to this day), and though it's plot may be fairly traditional, it is executed with a building sense of dread. The film culminates a bit anti-climatically, but the ride there is truly heart pounding. A first-rate horror film.