One of the surprise films to do better than some of the actual superhero adaptations to screen has to be Kick-Ass (I still have to give Super a second chance), so it was only a matter of time before this film got the sequel it deserved. And the trailer does not disappoint. See it, and my breakdown, after the break. [Read more...]
“Ugh, not another 3D horror film,” said the person who didn’t even watch My Bloody Valentine. “That’s such a waste of money.” Often true, but what isn’t true is the stigma against the cheesy b-rated films of this genre in concern to what is not expected of them. At least when it comes to Fright Night; other movies are often fair game to mock. Instead of a laughably scripted, poorly acted film to be seen solely to make fun of, we actually get a remake that is pretty great. [Read more...]
If I have learned anything from all the years of loving superheroes, I know this: it is pretty stupid to even consider emulating your favorite caped crusader. Well, good thing there are certain individuals who ignore their brain’s hazard signs, because it sure makes for a fun and highly entertaining movie.
In Kick-Ass (sorry mom), Dave Lizewski is a dorky, unpopular high school student who decides that he would like to be a superhero rather than just reading about them in comics. Unfortunately for him, he is not so skilled in the beat ’em up department, but what he lacks in superpowers he makes up for in persistence and good intentions. And what that doesn’t accomplish, well, there are others for that. Doing more than their fair share of the crime fighting thanks to their vengeful path of justice, the father/daughter team of Hit-Girl and Big Daddy live up to Kick-Ass’s name. [Read more...]
Kick-Ass is a wannabe super-hero that doesn’t really have any super powers; he is more of a really ambitious Good Samaritan teenage loser named Dave. Dave is a loser, a big spot of nothing in society that reads comics, masturbates, and hangs out with his only two friends. But after getting fed up with being pushed around he decides to suit up and fight crime and the results don’t go as planned. Though when Dave bounces back he is a bit better suited for the role even if he isn’t quite ready for primetime. Dave tries to discover himself as a man and a crime fighter and his follies will be a plenty as he gets mixed up in a plot involving a couple of fellow rouge vigilante fighters Hit Girl and Big Daddy. A father/daughter team, they are well trained, well equipped, and have a motive of revenge.
DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon is an entertaining and adorable (don’t worry boys, you will still be manly if you see it) film that is by far one of their best attempts at removing Pixar from the computer animation throne.
In the Viking community a name can say a lot about the person; so with a name like Hiccup people probably aren’t going to expect that much from that individual. Growing into his name, Hiccup is seen as the community screw-up, far from one with the battle prowess of the others in the village. Especially when it comes to killing dragons, the village pest problem. Though everyone has little faith in what Hiccup is capable of, he has not given up on becoming a great warrior against the dragons and actually brings an elusive Night Fury down with one of his inventions during a dragon food raid on the village. With this final straw, the village warriors (AKA the majority of the village) leave to find and eradicate the dragon nest, leaving Hiccup to his own devices. However, when he finds the downed dragon he realizes that maybe he just doesn’t have what it takes to do what is expected with him, starting an unheard of friendship with the enemy. [Read more...]
Year One takes a trip back to prehistoric times for its inspiration, but unfortunately no one remembered to pack the comedy.
Going off of survival of the fittest standards, Zed and Oh would have been bred out of the species a long time ago. In a nutshell, they are lazy outcasts who are unskilled at both aspects of their hunter/gatherer way of life and cannot get the girls they want to “lay with.” When the tribe has had enough of them following Zed’s light snack from the tree of knowledge, he is exiled from the tribe, with Oh choosing to accompany him because two people are just so much funnier than one. Eventually they cross the distant mountain range from their home, discovering that it isn’t actually the end of the world and that there is a lot they were not aware of (insert random highlights from the bible and history books here). [Read more...]
David Wain’s latest is a vast improvement from the hit or miss The Ten, but also doesn’t come close to the awesome amazingness of Wet Hot American Summer; though remains a solid comedy entry in its own right.
Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are co-workers who go around everyday giving presentations to students about staying off drugs, and to drink their Minotaur energy drink instead. Danny is down and out in his life, becoming a miserable dick to the world around him, while Wheeler spends his time chasing tale and enjoying every minute he works in the minotaur costume he dawns. Well one day Danny loses it as his life falls apart, and upon an impending towing of the Minotaur Mobile, his actions to halt it get himself and Wheeler a 150 hours of community service in 30 days [Read more...]
The most recent Apatow produced comedy continues the run of pretty good comedies by the fore mentioned comedy mastermind. Superbad revolves around the story of two seniors Evan and Seth who find the opportunity to possibly get laid at the last big high school party they will ever get to go to. Outcasts of the high school party scene, Seth and Evan are still no strangers to the cruder aspects of being a high school guy, drinking, porn, and pining over girls are all everyday traits for these two, who are sometimes joined by Fogell (or to later be known as McLovin). [Read more...]