Tag: Kick Ass

50 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations

30. Lady Snowblood Part 1 and Part 2 While American comic books have struggled for legitimacy as adult entertainment for decades, their Japanese counterparts have...

50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films....

Little to celebrate in Dark Horse’s ‘Father’s Day’

It’s de rigeur to knock Hollywood for being out of ideas, but then along comes Father’s Day. It is Dark Horse’s four-issue miniseries combining two well-worn tropes: The hitman with a heart and the child as apprentice killer, as originated in the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and repeated in so many action films (Luc Besson’s Leon/The Professional, Hanna, Kick Ass et al).

‘Kick-Ass’ lacks thematic consistency but packs in a lot of guilty...

Unquestionably one of the principle elements that put fear into studio at the thought of financing Kick-Ass was the level of unfiltered violence featured throughout. Witnessing bullets ripping through flesh is nothing knew for anyone who has paid attention to recent action films, and experiencing the slicing and dicing of body limbs with a shiny sword should sound familiar to those who have seen the Kill Bill films, but it is the way the violence is handled at times in Kick-Ass that differentiates it from many other movies of the same ilk.

‘The World’s End’ and ‘Kick Ass 2’ – Sound On Sight...

Simon Howell takes a much needed week off, and Josh Spiegel joins me (Ricky D) and Edgar Chaput, to discuss Edgar Wright's third instalment...

5 Reasons Kick-Ass Should Be a Videogame

  Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar’s hilarious-but-brutal comic book, turns the superhero genre on its head. Nobody in Kick-Ass is technically a ‘super’ hero because...

New Trailer for ‘Kick Ass 2’ – The Anticipation Is Killing...

A new Kick-Ass 2 trailer has been released, featuring an extended look at many new heroes and villains, including The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)...

‘Kick-Ass 2’ Image Gallery

Synopsis: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After...

‘Anna Karenina’ a visually sumptuous drama whose parts are more satisfying...

Anna Karenina Directed by Joe Wright Written by Tom Stoppard United Kingdom and France, 2012 Joe Wright is, at heart, a flamboyant showman, cut from the same cloth...

‘Hick’ is a strange, occasionally affecting mess

Hick Directed by Derick Martini Written by Andrea Portes USA, 2011 There ought to be a place for films in which young children are graphically exposed to the...