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KICK-ASS is violent, hilarious, bloody, and all kinds of awesome

Rating:  (Masterpiece)

Is it violent? Sure. Is it morally reprehensible? Probably. Does it feature a young girl beating the hell out of people and getting beaten within an inch of her life? Yes. Will your girlfriend like it? This ain't The Notebook. Kick-Ass is hilarious and brutal. If you don't believe violent movies are ruining society (I, for one, think we'll be OK), it's also the best action/comedy since Zombieland.

Like Zombieland, Kick-Ass stars an awkward teenager who gets mixed up in an ever more violent situation. However, unlike Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) from Zombieland, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) does not get caught up in the end of the world: he causes his own problems. Dave is kind of a nobody. He isn't a great athlete, and he isn't good at being a geek. Like most kids his age, he "simply exists," trying to make it through his days without hassle. 

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ZOMBIELAND writers set to pen G.I. JOE 2 and DEADPOOL

Zombieland is one of my favorite films of 2009 and it looks like it may have ranked pretty high on movie studio executive lists as well. /Film reports that Paramount has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The news is elating since it would mean two good writers are attached to write a sequel to what I consider an awful movie. The Rise of Cobra, like many blockbusters, was written by a mish-mash of 3-6 screenwriters. 

A couple days ago, Fox/Marvel announced that they've hired the duo to write the Ryan Reynolds superhero movie, Deadpool. The flick is kind of a spin off to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which had Renolds as Deadpool in it. No director or schedule for Deadpool has been confirmed, as the project is still a ways out.


My 10 favorite films of 2009; also, Happy New Year!

It's the end of the year. You know, that time of the season when every website and publication names the "greatest" or "best" films of the year. I don't plan to tell you what the "best" movies of the year are, but here are my ten favorites of the many many of films I saw. Out of everything this year, these are the films that best captured my interest. These are movies I wanted to go see again and again. They're the ones I'll be adding to my DVD collection and recommend to friends. They are listed in no particular order. 

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"Zombieland" should be on your must-see list (Review)

Imagine the insanely hot girl across the hall knocking on your door, begging you to hold her. You’ve dreamed of this day for months between World of Warcraft raids and Mountain Dew: Code Reds. It’s too good to be true if you’re a neurotic shut-in like Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), I’m sad to say. She’s been bit and he has to kill the hottest girl he’s ever touched. That’s life in Zombieland.

Great movies come in all varieties. Zombieland is a damn fine piece of cinema. It’s not like any movie you’ve seen, not even a zombie movie; it’s easily one of the funniest movies of the year; it has real characters with honest interactions; and it’s frothing with clever cinematography.

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