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  • Kick-Ass



    The scenes with Nicholas Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz are a thing of absolute beauty; it's where Vaughn's desperate attempt to balance the film's cartoonishness and criminal satire actually works, and works well.

    The rest of the movie, it's either too at war with itself or just plain uninteresting. I never cared for Aaron Taylor Johnson here, nor his friends, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse's performance is just inexcusable. In case you couldn't tell, all matter of opinion of course, I know…

  • The Trip to Spain

    The Trip to Spain


    A step up from The Trip to Italy (which I also really enjoyed), but this "entree" is not more of the same anymore. This time around, Coogan and Brydon's banter is just as funny as it is painful, now seeing two aging artists who begin to acknowledge their age. England and Italy were about contentment and comfortability (i.e. comfort food), Spain is a mid-life crisis.

    Where can we take these two next? How about America, where they dodge from McDonald's to Burger King to Wendy's.

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  • Carrie



    It's devastating

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service


    I think I gave this a B- when I first reviewed this on InSession Film.  Boy, was that a generous grade.

    This is offensive filmmaking; mean, ugly, and vile, but what's worse is its ugliness is meant to entertain.  The gratuitousness of the church sequence made me pity humanity.