Kick-Ass

There’s something incredibly lacking in the announcement by Mark Millar that there will be a sequel to Kick-Ass. For one, it comes slightly unexpectedly considering the less-than-explosive showing at the box office and the unnecessary nature of continuing the story. For two, the comic book writer whose work is being adapted announcing that they want more of his work to adapt (and doing it on British radio show) seems more like wishful thinking than a genuine announcement.

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Join us each week as Rob Hunter takes a look at new DVD releases and gives his highly unqualified opinion as to which titles are worth BUYing, which are better off as RENTals, and which should be AVOIDed at all costs. And remember, these listings and category placements are meant as informational conversation starters only. But you can still tell Hunter how wrong he is in the comment section below. This week sees new releases from the Roger Corman Cult Classics line (Humanoids From the Deep and Piranha), an absolutely brilliant French crime drama (A Prophet), the latest from Roman “Oui, dans le cul” Polanski (The Ghost Writer), a hot Bangle (The AllNighter), a pint-sized crime fighter (Kick-Ass) and more! See all of this week’s relevant DVD releases after the jump…

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Kick-Ass Blu-ray

Remember Kick-Ass? The movie that set the internet ablaze with vulgarity, violence and a delicious disregard for appeasing mainstream audiences (a disregard that ultimately cost is dearly at the box office). It hit theaters in April and promptly fizzled out thanks to an underwhelming marketing effort and content deemed too hard for the moms and dads of America. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good movie — it was great — it’s just a sad story.

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Promises promises! Why oh why, Hollywood, do you promise me one thing but then deliver something completely different than advertised?

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How to Train Your Dragon Box Office

As predicted, it was a rather abysmal weekend at the box office. After being edged out slightly last weekend by newcomer Kick-Ass, the Dreamworks Animation pic How to Train Your Dragon returned to the top of the charts with a vengeance this weekend, slicing up both The Losers and the J-Lo led rom-com The Back-Up Plan.

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The Losers Box Office

It’s another beautiful and sunny week here at The Reject Report. Alright, that’s a lie. It’s rather depressing. John Cairns is no longer writing this column, and it looks to be a drab week for Hollywood’s bean counters…

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The fact that the phrase “militarized version of Homeward Bound appears in this feature should be enough to make you read it.

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For some reason, they also show Ryan Reynolds with bleached out hair. Because that’s what Superheroes do.

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Kick-Ass

As Cole Abaius pointed out late last week, a hyperbolic debate has occurred regarding the alleged potential of Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass to “kill” the superhero movie by subverting its conventions, or whether or not such subversions and the very existence of this film stand as evidence that audiences have tired of the conventional superhero film, or the superhero film as a whole. This post attempts to answer such questions by briefly examining Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of deconstruction and applying it to genre film theory and, specifically, Kick-Ass.

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It’s not nearly as bad as everyone’s making it out to be, but it wasn’t nearly as huge as most fans seemed to expect.

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Boiling Point: Old People

On Kick Ass, Roger Ebert, and why old people need to grow up and learn a thing or two from us whipper-snappers who know fiction is fake and not a life-map.

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, tears are shed, feeling are shared, and you the listener will be very, very moved.

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Well, when I said 3-D would fall from the top spot at the box office I once again spoke too soon. How to Train Your Dragon has apparently won what proved to be yet another weekend photo-finish.

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Kick-Ass

So, it’s finally out in theaters. That hyper-violent, uber-hyped, hypnotically action-packed movie that everyone’s been talking about. Now it’s your turn to talk and tell us what you thought…

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Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass

Just as Kick-Ass’ Hit-Girl has quickly stormed the internet, Chloe Moretz has quickly become one of Hollywood’s busiest little actresses. And despite being busy, she took some time to sit down and match wits with our Rob Hunter.

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Kick-Ass Week

Rob Hunter sits down with Jane Goldman, the dynamite red head with the smooth accent and the sass that contributed to Kick-Ass’ intense badassery.

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Matthew Vaughn Kick-Ass

With Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn wanted to go against the grain and against the studios, and it looks like he may have done just that.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr kicks ass with Kick-Ass and laughs it up at Death at a Funeral

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After the usual editorials about the death of a genre, I’d like to offer some common sense.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Kevin and Neil invite you to experience a milestone in Fat Guy history… both Fat Guys have seen the new films this weekend, and they pretty much agree. Get your fire-and-bimstone umbrellas ready!

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