DVD Review: Kick-Ass 2

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Written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and based on two of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr‘s comic books, Kick-Ass 2 picks up with self-made high school superhero Dave a.k.a. Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) after his heroic antics from the first film have inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes. Now, Kick-Ass face a formidable challenge brought on by the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who has transformed himself into the world’s first super villain, The Mother Fucker, determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. But as Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz) hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass is forced to patrol the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey).

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect

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Directed by Jason Moore and loosely adapted from the novel of the same name by Mickey Rapkin, Pitch Perfect follows Beca (Anna Kendrick), a freshman at Barden University who is tempted into joining her school’s all-girl a cappella group The Bellas, which includes the popular faces of Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson. Whilst Beca attempts to modernise and inject some much-needed energy into the group, The Bellas must take on their male rivals, the Treblemakers, in a campus competition.

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Let’s Remix This Business: New TV Spot for ‘Pitch Perfect’

(Written for HeyUGuys)

I like the way you work it, no diggity.

This week we have the new TV Spot for Jason Moore‘s upcoming comedy musical, Pitch Perfect, and it’s sure to get you singing along.

Adapted from Mickey Rapkin‘s non-fiction novel of the same name, the idea came from the senior editor at GQ magazine when he followed a group of acapella groups in America and wrote about the singing, groupies, partying and rivalries that were all part of the experience.

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Film Review: Fright Night

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2)

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Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie, is a remake of the vampire-centered horror comedy of the same name, originally written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985.

Opening with the killing of an entire family on a secluded estate in Los Angeles, we are introduced to the provocative vampire Jerry (Colin Farrell), a 400-year-old killing machine who is the new neighbour of Charley (Anton Yelchin) and his mother Jane (Toni Collette). Former friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has already figured out Jerry’s secret and attempts to warn Charley about his murderous neighbour.

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Film Review: Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass, directed and written by Matthew Vaughn, has become a huge success since its release on April 16th, 2010. The superhero film, based on the comic books by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., tells the story of teen geek, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who sets out to become a real-life superhero. He says, “I wondered why nobody did it before me… you’d think that one eccentric loner would have made himself a costume.” So that’s just what he does. Thus, with a wetsuit and a pair of rubber gloves, we are introduced to Kick-Ass.

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