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Marvel’s latest Avengers juggernaut (already the fifth-biggest movie ever, and still dominating the top of the charts) finally has some competition this weekend from a foul-mouthed joker with a penchant for big entrances and blood-red attire. That’s right, we’re talking about Deadpool 2, which has doubled down on the zany to cross over from action-comedy to simply a hilarious comedy with epic action on the side. As we’ll talk about in our spoiler-free review, even more than the original, much of the plot ofDeadpool 2 is just gravy for the gags, and frankly, we couldn’t be happier with the result.

It’s not all Deadpool 2 today, though, as there are plenty of moving parts in movieland to talk about, not the least of which are the new rumors about a Lando Calrissian sequel in the Star Wars universe. We’ll discuss the details on today’s show, as well as the strong buzz around the film that introduces Donald Glover in the role of Lando alongside his new buddy, Han —Solo, that is.

We also cannot ignore the new Red Band trailer (premiered ahead of Deadpool 2) for Brian Henson’s latest subversion of your childhood, The Happy Time Murders. The first film from Henson Alternative, this movie is as raunchy as it gets, yet littered with the kind of puppet people who helped raise us. The film also stars human characters played by the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks, and Maya Rudolph, alongside filthy puppets engaging in all sorts of depraved acts. How can this go wrong, we ask you?

We’ll have all that and much, much more, so check us out today at 2 p.m. live, or download the podcast at the links below and take Between the Streams on the road.

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Between the Streams

Between the Streams is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was and a preview for what’s ahead. We tackle the best and brightest movies and TV shows coming your way, including way too many superhero movies — and we love it.

At Between the Streams, we take on the big issues of our times, like whether or not Star Wars is going to go off the rails in the next few years (probably), or why five seasons is the ultimate zenith for any drama that wants to go out on top (thank you,Breaking Bad). We’re just as happy arguing about whether or notAlf was a quintessential ’80s sitcom as we are pondering Hollywood’s increasing penchant for reboots and nostalgia-driven mash-ups like Stranger Things. In short, we’re all about the most awesome, water cooler-worthy entertainment subjects that happen each and every week.

We do the tough part so you don’t have to, digging up all the stories you need to know about each Friday in a fun and succinct weekly chat. So sit back, grab something to drink, and enjoy the ride. It’s all entertainment from here, and let’s face it, we could all use the break.


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