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MOVIE REVIEW: Kick-Ass (2010)

Well, why not? As Dave Livewski (Aaron Johnson) muses with his friends in the too hip Atomic Comics shop with his friends at the beginning of Kick-Ass, with all of the superhero comics available, with comic book heroes finding themselves in hundred-million-dollar features every major movie season and developing a cachet of cool that, frankly, did not exist when I filled Dave Livewski's shoes more than twenty-five years ago (hell, I pretty much was Dave Livewski in high school), why hasn't somebody just put on a costume and become a superhero? His friends Marty (Clark Duke) and Todd (Evan Peters) lay it out easily: superpowers don't exist, and heroes without powers, like Batman, need enormous amounts of capital. (There's also the fact that comic book readers tend to understand that what they are reading is in fact fantasy.) But it doesn't stop Dave from ordering a green and yellow wetsuit online and deciding to become the hero Kick-Ass. [...]

April 19, 2010 // 4 Comments

Trailer: Kick-Ass (Hit Girl Oriented) [NSFW]

First of all, any movie title Kick-Ass must have something going for it. Here’s the synopsis: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who [...]

January 6, 2010 // 4 Comments