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

    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. More

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    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 it’s set in our world. Therefore the ‘super’ heroes are nothing more than costumed vigilantes who withstand a bullet as well as a bowl of fruit. It’s great to see […] More

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

    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) and his posse. It is great to see that they are not only expanding the Kick Ass universe, but unlike some other recent comic book movies, director Jeff Wadlow understands that […] More

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    ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Image Gallery

    [callout] Synopsis: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted […] More

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    ‘Anna Karenina’ a visually sumptuous drama whose parts are more satisfying than the whole

    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 as P.T. Barnum, someone whose florid sensibility is present even in the most down-to-earth literary adaptations, like Pride and Prejudice or Atonement. As such, the deliberately theatrical […] More

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    ‘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 evils of the world. The problem is that if those films are mishandled in the least, the average audience member will feel like a child pornographer just […] More

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    Score At The Half – Hollywood: Zero, Audience: Even Less

    Hollywood needs a hit Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of hits. Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of big, fat, through-the-roof hits. And with the summer – and the year – half over, the time to come up with them is running out. The movie business finished 2010 with the second highest domestic box office on record:  $10.2 […] More

  • Greatest Comic Book Adaptations

    #5 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) Directed by Edgar Wright The Comic: Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley was inspired to create the series and eponymous character of Scott Pilgrim after listening to Canadian band Plumtree’s 1998 single “Scott Pilgrim”, a song then-Plumtree singer Carla Gillis describes as “positive, but…also bitter sweet.” In particular, O’Malley […] More

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    Infographic: The Nicolas Cage Matrix

    Considering his early roles and his initial peer group, it’s hard to believe that Nicolas Cage has got this far. A peripheral member of the early Eighties’ Brat Pack, he should surely have gone the way of Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez and, lest we forget, Andrew McCarthy. Yet somehow he has become one of the […] More

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    Poster Art: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The 7 Epic Franchises

    Artist Steven Anderson (aka Seven_Hundred) has created one of my favourite mash-ups using Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and combining it with seven other films released in 2010. Below you can see a few example,s but I recommend you head over to BITE to see the rest. Here is what Steven had to say about […] More

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    Best Films of 2010 – Honorable Mentions

    Before we move on to the top three films of the year, I thought we should list off a few honorable mentions. The following films appeared on some of the top 10 lists from our staff, but didn’t receive enough points to make the final cut. 1- Carnancho 2- Certified Copy 3- Gasland 4- The […] More

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