What would happen if ordinary people tried to become superheroes? This is the premise of Kick Ass and it is one of the better movies I have seen in awhile. Based on a comic book, this is not your typical comic book movie. There’s a lot of great humor in this flick and it takes you in an unexpected direction. It also makes you think a little. Nicolas Cage does a great job in this title and keep an eye out for Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl). She steals the show. I predict this girl is going to be a hot ticket item in the years to come.
Rated R. Lots of violence, simulated sex, profanity.
Some friends of mine were talking about this one day at work and at first I thought it sounded pretty stupid. When I got the chance to watch it, though, I couldn’t help but watching it over and over again (too bad its off the streaming list on Netflix or I’d still be watching it). The premise of this story is that its basically a parody of the old 1970s blaxpoitation films. Black Dynamite, the lead character, is the badest black dude the world has ever imagined. It is so f-n hilarious. You gotta check it out.
Rated R for profanity, violence, and simulated sex.
The Big Lebowski
It doesn’t get much better than a Cohen brother’s movie and this one is my favorite. Its one of those movies when you first watch it you kind of go “uhhh…” then you watch it again and you laugh your ass off. My wife used to watch this movie once a week. Great characters, wild plot. The premise: a stoner named Jeffrey Lebowski gets his rug soiled by thugs who confuse him for a millionaire with the same name. He then gets washed up in the most confusing events which includes a kidnapping, threats by nihilists, and occasional acid flashbacks. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and John Turturro star.
Rated R for lots (and lots) of profanity, brief nudity, some violence.