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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.

Monday, January 3 2011

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.


Thursday, April 15 2010


Serving as Kick-Ass' mentor, savior, and inspiration, Hit Girl is a perfect and perverse fantasy -- abused and abusive, tearfully vulnerable and ingeniously cruel.


Wednesday, November 10 2010

2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.

Monday, August 16 2010

Game(r) Over

Simple math would suggest that 'Scott Pilgrim' only played to those already prepared for it, failing to move beyond the invested in-crowd. They couldn't even reach those who loved Edgar Wright's work before.

Thursday, August 5 2010

Taking Names and Chewing Geek Gum: Kick-Ass

Few films can walk the comic book walk and chew genre gum at the same time. Kick-Ass does that - and a lot, lot more.

Tuesday, April 20 2010

Commercial Viewing: How Wal-Mart Slayed the Box Office

“How To Train Your Dragon” beats “Kick-Ass” at the box office.

Monday, April 19 2010

Lame-Ass: The Meaning of $19 Million

In a typical January to April malaise, Tinseltown is pegging you as a disappointment, and if the bottom line is the only factor used to determined such a dynamic, they are right.

Killer Kid: Kick-Ass' "Controversial" Hit-Girl (Short Ends and Leader) [15.Apr.10]
We Have Seen the Superhero, and He Is Us (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Apr.10]


Friday, April 23 2010

Hollywood can't count on comic books to 'Kick-Ass' at the box office

"Nobody knows anything." In his 1983 book "Adventures in the Screen Trade," screenwriter William Goldman offered those three words as a sort of mantra to the

Monday, April 19 2010

Why 'Kick-Ass' failed (and did it really?)

It seems a little wrong for us to evaluate the disappointing $19.8-million take of "Kick-Ass" this weekend when we (and many others) were, prior to

Friday, April 16 2010

'Kick-Ass' director: 'This movie has broken every rule'

LOS ANGELES — Nursing a nasty Jack Daniels hangover, director Matthew Vaughn spent Wednesday morning doing the same thing he's been doing for weeks: defending "Kick-Ass,"

Monday, April 12 2010

'Kick-Ass' subverts the comic-book superhero genre with humor and gore

The controversy around "Kick-Ass" began with the film's R-rated trailer, which hit the Internet in December and showed a masked little girl shooting grown men

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