‘The Addams Family’ snaps back

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Douglas Coupland Time to once more put your middle finger and thumb together and press them into each other twice. … Read more

‘Kick-Ass 2’ retains original’s mix of wit and violence

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Moretz are back for more in 'Kick Ass 2'
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Moretz are back for more in ‘Kick Ass 2’

[rating=3]Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Writer: Jeff Wadlow

The first film based off a work by Mark Millar was Wanted, which was a horrible butchering that turned a unique comic into a generic action movie. But Kick-Ass got it right, with a proceeding that was anything but generic. Luckily Kick-Ass 2, despite a change in directors and studios, keeps up the same manic blend of humor and violence.

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2005’s ‘Amityville Horror’ remake isn’t actually all that bad

[rating=3]Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloe Moretz
Director(s): Andrew Douglas
Writer(s): Screenplay by Scott Kosar; Based upon the screenplay by Sandor Stern; Based upon the novel by Jay Anson

Ryan Reynolds is haunted in 'Amityville Horror' (2005)
Ryan Reynolds is haunted in ‘Amityville Horror’ (2005)

With this review I’m not going to get into the details of how this film differs with the original. It’s been years since I’ve seen it and that wouldn’t be fair. And while this is yet another remake in a year of remakes, I wanted to rail against The Amityville Horror. To tell you it was another stupid attempt to rehash something you’ve already seen and does very little with it.

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