Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick Ass 2 poster It should have been called Ass Kick because it got it’s ass kicked as a sequel – And off I go to pursue my life of comedy greatness

Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Director: 
Jeff Wadlow

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Synopsis: After the events of the first movie Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz) is struggling with going to school, being ‘normal’ and not being Hit Girl all the time. Meanwhile Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) willingly stopped being Kick-Ass and is in turn struggling with boring day to day life. When begging Mindy to team up and be a duo fails, he searches elsewhere for other vigilantes in the city to work with. But of course every superhero needs a bad guy and the loss of his father and many people he was close to has caused Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to be consumed by revenge and form his own team to be the cities ultimate super villain with the main goal….kill Kick-Ass. Continue reading Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Movie Review: Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick Ass poster Good call, baby doll!

Stars:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Director: 
Matthew Vaughn

Synopsis: High school student and comic book nerd Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) decides to take it upon himself to wear a costume and become a real-life superhero and helping people in need. Doing this, however, causes him to cross paths with drug lords and criminals who suddenly want nothing more than to see him dead. It also means that two other ‘superheros’ are forced to show themselves in order to save his neck once or twice. Continue reading Movie Review: Kick-Ass (2010)

Movie Review: Malevolent (2018)

malevolent 1Be warned, there are creepy ghost children.

Stars: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers
Director: 
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

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Firstly, well done Netflix, well done. As far as direct to video (or streaming service as it may be) this horror film is one of the better ones I’ve seen. Set around a group of young people in 1986 that are making ends meet during collage by faking a medium ability and cleansing houses of ghosts before meeting their match at the home of an old orphanage where a number of girls died in a horrible murder years prior. So lets tick the boxes shall we, ghosts, weird old lady, people scamming others and a run down orphanage ummm yep that’s the makings of a horror movie if I’ve ever seen them. Oh and lets not forget creepy kids because creepy kids are the worst! Continue reading Movie Review: Malevolent (2018)

Movie Review: Venom (2018)

Venom 1Venom got that family friendly, blood free treatment…still kinda fun though.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed
Director: 
Ruben Fleischer

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Why was I excited to watch this movie? Hello…didn’t you watch the trailer and see the brilliant pairing in the sarcastic, witty and very much self-centred duo of Eddie (Tom Hardy) and Venom (umm also Tom Hardy). And an anti-hero movie, who doesn’t love those?? Okay let me rephrase, I love those!! So why was I suddenly concerned about a month before release and still so as I walked into the cinema this evening? That would be because I read the news that Sony had edited the film to earn it a PG-13 rating in the US (Australia converted that to a basic M), so the R rating (or MA15+ for the aussies following along) I was expecting and had been promised to us was taken away for bigger audience range and box office $$ because there have definitely been no examples recently of non-family friendly superhero movies working (cough…cough…Deadpool & Logan). So yes, I was concerned, I was disappointed and I was letting my excitement for this film get deflated until I reminded myself that hey the Jurassic Park films have those ratings and I love them so what the hell. Let’s do it…..and people, honestly, Venom was kind of great!! Continue reading Movie Review: Venom (2018)