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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...

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....

Who Needs Oscar When You've Got KICK-ASS? New Red-Band trailer!

You know what movie will probably never come with sniffing distance of an Oscar?  Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass.  And you know who doesn't care even a tiny little bit?  The guy sitting here typing this article.  Know why? Because I'll wager...

Sigh. It's a kinder, gentler third trailer for 'Kick-Ass'

The third trailer for Kick-Ass was released this past weekend!Sure it's not as bloody or vulgar as the previous trailers and will likely lead to more than a few misconceptions about the actual content of the film but at least...

Hit Girl Is All Set To KICK ASS

Granted, I didn't much care for the Big Daddy character poster for Mathew Vaughn's Kick Ass - thus it never appeared here - but that one hiccup aside I'm pretty much madly in love with every other scrap I've seen...

Review: Matthew Vaughn's KICK-ASS

Footage from Matthew Vaughn's independently produced adaptation of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass comic created a strong buzz at Comic-Con in 2009. Lionsgate picked up the film a few months ago, but little information has emerged beyond a lackluster trailer and some...

Nicolas Cage Teaches Hit-Girl To KICK ASS

The new poster of Nicolas Cage in his Kick Ass gear?  The fact that I'm still using the Red Mist poster, instead, should tell you what I think of it.  But the video clip that premiered with it?  Man, that's...