Weekend Movie Guide: Kick-Ass!
The months-long wait to see Kick-Ass is almost over! Can't wait! May see it twice this weekend. Sure it may be nihilistic and inappropriate (e.g. the obvious sexualization of a pre-teen Chloe Moretz), but God damn if it doesn't feel full of energy and evil wit. Plus, it features good Nic Cage (as opposed to bad Nic Cage). What I won't see is the astonishingly unnecessary re-make of Death at a Funeral. It begs the question: can Chris Rock translate his unique comic persona into anything other than dull, generic films? Our mess of an educational system is put under the microscope by a privateer in The Cartel. Bring your conservative friends!
Banksy makes his big-screen debut (sort of) with Exit Through the Gift Shop. Mostly, the film is a meta-film about the guy making a film about Banksy (whew!) Looking for a film about men's men? Try Handsome Harry. Looking for a film about vapid consumers? Try The Joneses. Ready to feel both good and bad about yourself? The Perfect Game explores the triumph of youth baseball set against the backdrop of late 1950s discrimination. When The Secret in Their Eyes won an Oscar this year for best foreign film, I was shocked. See for yourself this weekend if it really earned the statue.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!
Tickets & Showtimes
Death at a Funeral
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Perfect Game
The Secret in Their Eyes