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‘Another Wolfcop’ Review

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Genre : Comedy-Horror
Country : Canada
Director: Lowell Dean

Cast:
Leo Fafard
Amy Matysio
Jonathan Cherry

Sometimes all you need to know about a movie is right there in the title. Reading a title like Snakes on a Plane you immediately know it will involve a plane where the snakes reside. When you hear Titanic, you expect a dramatic tale based on what was supposed to be The Unsinkable Ship. For a more recent example one needs to look no further than Wolfcop. Released in 2014 this slice of Canuxploitation tried to be the ultimate midnight movie and almost succeeded. Starring Leo Fafard as Sergeant Lou Garou, Wolfcop followed the adventures of an alcoholic cop who is transformed into a werewolf by a shapeshifting cult. While far from perfect it had the humor, gore and practical effects to make what should have been a one-note joke work over 79 minutes. In fact, it was so successful it spawned Another Wolfcop. Is there enough there for another movie or has this wolf been defanged?

 

It had been several months since Lou Garou was turned into the Wolfcop. As he tries to keep a low profile the town of Woodhaven has found a new savior. Entrepreneur Sydney Swallows plans to rejuvenate the small town with a hockey rink/brewery. With ulterior motives it is up to Lou and the Woodhaven police department to stop an invasion of shapeshifters.

 

Leading our return to Woodhaven is writer and director Lowell Dean. His first film since the first Wolfcop he has improved quite a bit since the first film. Playing a bit more with colors and lighting each set has its own distinct feel. Oddly enough, sets that look like they’re straight out of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fit perfectly in small town Canada. Helping this is an obviously bigger budget. Like it’s predecessor it relies more on prosthetics and practical effects, giving audiences a good view of every ripped tendon and beheading. Dean’s improvements aren’t just behind the camera either, his pen has gotten sharper as well.

Expanding on the first film we are introduced to a shadowy conspiracy, body-bursting monsters and killer robot hockey players. And as crazy as all that sounds it is just the tip of the iceberg. With dismemberment and werewolf sex, the crude humor from the original is back in full force. Which, unfortunately, leads to some of the movie’s biggest problems. In fact, Another Wolfcop‘s biggest flaw is how closely it follows the structure and jokes of the original. Like a lot of other comedy sequels Another Wolfcop tends to fall into the trap of simply going bigger with gags we have already seen. It can be funny but one can’t help but think they’ve seen certain gags before. One of the big reasons it still works is the amazing chemistry of the cast.

 

The majority of the cast returns for Another Wolfcop and their chemistry is just as good. Leo Fafard remains a likable and surly Lou Garou/Wolfcop with Amy Matysio perfectly cast as his straight-laced partner. Also returning is Jonathan Cherry as the mysteriously goo-covered best friend, Willie Higgins. As a trio the three’s charisma carry Another Wolfcop through some of the slower moments. New to the cast is Yannick Basson as businessman Sydney Swallows. Despicably evil from the moment we see him he comes off as the slimiest evil businessman in quite some time. The only weak link is Serena Miller as Willie’s sister Kat. A conspiracy theorist like her brother it’s less that Miller’s acting is bad and more that she isn’t given too much of a personality besides love interest.

 

In today’s world of genre filmmaking terms like “midnight movie” are tossed around a lot. Whether it’s the latest splatter film, creepy haunted house film or anything from Troma the title of “midnight movie” has become a badge of honor. Even though the original Wolfcop was touted as the next big cult classic I have to tip my hat to Another Wolfcop. Learning from the first film’s mistakes it focuses more on the crazy world of the Wolfcop rather than his background and leaning more into the absurdity. It certainly isn’t for everyone. For those with a sensitive stomach or a more serious take on Lycans, Another Wolfcop isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for an orgy of the absurd filled with blood, guts and the occasional werewolf peen there are few options better.

 

Rating 7/10
Links : IMDB

Another Wolfcop is now available on DVD, Bluray and VOD

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‘Joker’ Success Has Joaquin Phoenix Talking Sequel

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“It ended up being a dream role”

Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ had tremendous success this weekend. Blowing the doors off the box-office with a record shattering October at $96mil, beating out ‘Venom’ to take the top spot. While ‘Joker’ is still playing strong in theaters, fans have already started speculating what direction the “Clown Prince of Crime,” will head next. Todd Phillips originally shot down the idea of a ‘Joker 2.’ While talking to IGN Phillips said, “We have no plans for a sequel. We always pitched it as one movie, and that’s it.” Now it sounds like Phoenix has different aspirations for the Joker. During an interview with “Popcorn with Peter Travers,” Phoenix talked about his love for the role, saying:

“You know, I wouldn’t have thought about this as my dream role. But now, honestly, I can’t stop thinking about it,” Phoenix said. “I talked to Todd a lot about what else we might be able to do, in general, just to work together, but also specifically, if there’s something else we can do with Joker that might be interesting. So, it ended up being a dream role. It’s nothing that I really wanted to do prior to working on this movie.”

Phoenix, who famously passed on the role of Doctor Strange in the MCU also had this to say about returning to the Joker:

“I don’t know that there is [more to do],” Phoenix said. “Me and Todd would still be shooting now if we could, right? Because it seemed endless, the possibilities of where we can go with the character.”

‘Joker’ will definitely have fans clamoring for more. The movie sets up plenty of potential options for a sequel. More importantly fans just want to see Phoenix return to the screen as Arthur Fleck aka Joker. Joker has raked in over $258mil worldwide on a reported $50mil budget.

‘Joker’ is in theaters now. Get your tickets here:  JOKER TICKETS 

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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn | Official Trailer- HD

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Action, Adventure, Crime

Release Date:

February 7, 2020 (Post Production)

Director:

Cathy Yan

Cast:

Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez

Plot Summary:

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

 

 

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After A Brief Break-Up Tom Holland/Spider-Man Will Stay With Marvel

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 “You never know what surprises the future might hold”

It would appear that we won’t be seeing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man grace the screen with the likes of Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson, in the Andy Serkis directed ‘Venom 2.’ Or will we. Reports are scarce as to the details of the agreement reached between Marvel/Disney and Sony.  But, inside sources reveal that Marvel will take home 25% from future Spider-Man films.

The negotiations also landed on a release date for a third Spider-Man film. We are expected to see Holland return to action, July 16, 2021. Holland recently took to social media, to express his excitement about returning to the MCU:

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Amy Pascal will produce the upcoming films through her production company, Pascal Pictures as she has on the first two Holland/Spidey films. Pascal weighed in on the news:

“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Feige said in a statement. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

“This is terrific,” she said. “Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”

 

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