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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's Mexico Bound!

And I am just WAY! TOO! EXCITED! TO BLOG! 

Yes, tomorrow I’m headed south of the border with a group of attractive and promiscuous (kidding!) friends that include: The Good Girl, The Wisecracker, The Rebel, The Engineer and ME. Hopefully it won’t end up like this: 

 

And by that, I mean incredibly boring and stupid. (read the book instead, y’all. It’s fantastic.) 

So I’m going to throw out what little news I can be arsed to gather today as my head is already nose-deep in a book on the beach, hand grasped around a frosty beer and toes wriggling in the sand. Let’s hop to!  Continue reading

Kick-Ass

Posted in Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by xymarla

You guys! Hit Girl and Big Daddy is totally the best movie I’ve seen this year! It’s so heartwarming and original and provocative at the same time! I love their relationship and their fearlessness, and…oh wait.  This movie is called Kick-Ass? Well, I guess it’s still pretty awesome.

Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book  is fiercely entertaining. The superhero genre has been taking itself far too seriously of late (Dark Knight, I’m looking at you!), and Kick-Ass takes those gloomy conventions, drenches them in twisted irony and spits them back out.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson, center) is an ordinary, somewhat nerdy high school student. There’s no romantic devastation to his life. His mother died of an aneurism when he was young, but he lives with a loving and attentive father. He’s got a couple of friends, a curly moptop, no special powers and no all-consuming lust for vengeance. Dave’s understated voice-over tells us early on not to expect a lot of melodrama from his origin story: “Like most people my age, I just existed.” Continue reading