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Review: In NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Bad Things Happen

For the engaged cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, there will be a sense of confidence that things here are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian...

Toronto 2016 Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Rends With Savage Grace

If you are an honorable cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, you will know you are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian bonafides on the table...

Review: GODZILLA Is King Of The Monsters Once More

British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.2014 marks the 60th...

GODZILLA Trailer Presents A Monstrous Nightmare

The first trailer for Gareth Edwards' version of Godzilla makes a very strong case that it won't be another cookie-cutter blockbuster. Edwards' first film, Monsters, struck me as "languid and dreamy," fulfilling his wish "to begin where every other monster...

Review: KICK-ASS 2 Sours Whatever Fun There Was The First Time

The first Kick-Ass movie ended on the usual superhero note: it set things up for a sequel. Ordinary high-schooler Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) had established himself as masked crusader Kick-Ass, with lethal tween Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz) -- aka...

New KICK-ASS 2 Comic-Con Trailer Brings Bad Guys, Bullets, Blood

Say "Hi" to Christopher Mintz-Plasse as The Mother Fucker. The San Diego Comic-Con is happening at the moment, and especially for this event Universal Pictures has released an extended trailer for Kick-Ass 2. The film itself will premiere next month....

Jim Carrey Disavows KICK-ASS 2, Creator Mark Millar Responds

Of all the reasons I have been looking forward to seeing Kick-Ass 2, Jim Carrey has been the biggest. It's been a while since Carrey's been on his game but the man is a monstrous talent and this seemed like...

New International KICK-ASS 2 Trailer Is The Best Yet

Hey, there it is. It took a couple tries but after a lackluster trailer or two, a second international trailer has arrived on the scene - one that would very definitely be a red-bander if prepared for the US market...

KICK-ASS Is the Hero In Name Only. International Trailer Throws The Spotlight On Hit Girl.

Sorry Kick-Ass. The movie may bear your name but you're being kicked to the side. If there was any doubt after the initial red band teaser, the new international trailer for Kick-Ass 2 makes it abundantly clear: This one will...

Hit Girl Does Her Thing In Red Band KICK-ASS 2 Trailer

Remember when Chloe Moretz was the talk of the town? When everybody wanted a piece of the young star and it seemed she was being offered every decent part in her age range and she was treated as a can't...

More News On GODZILLA Comes Stomping In

More news on the upcoming Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directed reboot of Godzilla has come stomping in over the last couple of days.Even with the drama between Legendary Pictures and the producers they are trying to trample like tiny cardboard buildings...

First Look At Jim Carrey In KICK-ASS 2

With the Jeff Wadlow directed Kick-Ass 2 now in production on set stills have begun to pop up online including the one you see to your left. Yes, that is Jim Carrey in costume as The Colonel. Though the first...

Mark Millar Says KICK-ASS 2 Shoots This Summer.

Stop! Before reading any further bear in mind that comic book creator Mark Millar has been known to speak out of line and, shall we say, embellish facts when discussing his own work. So take this with a grain of...

KICK-ASS: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Batman

What you'll talk about after seeing KICK-ASS can be summed up like so: Hit Girl. In the new ensemble superhero film, Chloe Moretz plays Mindy Macready a.k.a. Hit Girl, an eleven year-old trained in the deadly arts by her father...

Is this movie here to KICK ASS or chew bubblegum?

KICK ASS It's been described as Superbad (2007) meets Mystery Men (1999) and while there's some of both those films here  the description is still misleading. Yeah on the surface this movie is foul mouthed and sexually adolescent and it's...

Millar's Crossing and the age of Hyper-Irony ...err...um...ah... Another Review of Kick-Ass

In Carl Matheson's early aughties piece on the humour of TVs The Simpsons, he talks about something he calls hyper-irony: "The flavor of humor offered by today's comedies is colder, based less on a shared sense of humanity than on...

Evil Doers Beware The Wrath Of KICK-ASS' Big Daddy!

The Punisher aint got nothin' on Big Daddy. That seems to be the basic message behind the latest clip to appear from Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass. Uber-violent, uber-deadly, this one has earned its red-band status wholeheartedly. Check it below....

SXSW 2010: KICK ASS Review

KICK ASS does. At its most elemental level, it's tremendously exciting to see a superhero flick that embraces unadulterated bloodshed and violence while promoting the idea that deranged destruction can happily co-exist with responsible hero-hood. It's a movie that gleefully...

Win A Copy Of KICK ASS: CREATING THE COMIC, MAKING THE MOVIE

Most anticipated film of the summer season? No doubt about it, it's Kick-Ass. And so our good friends at Titan Books are doing what they do best in these situations, not only publishing a kick ass book to accompany the...

Final KICK-ASS Trailer Kicks The Most Asses Yet.

Title says it all.  It's the new trailer for Kick-Ass. It's a red-bander. And it does, indeed, kick a whole lot of ass....