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Review: Griff the Invisible

Like Kick-Ass and Super , Leon Ford's Griff the Invisible reaffirms the notion that superheroes exist to provide the meek and marginalized with an empowering fantasy.
Downtrodden superheroes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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The Forgotten Oscars 2011

It's Oscar time again, and, as usual, the Academy is trotting out the same old bullshit.
A slew of genre films that hold a special place in our hearts -- but not in the Academy's
By MICHAEL NEEL  |  February 25, 2011
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2010: The year in Nic Cage

Around two minutes into Carter Burwell's arrangement of the banjo standard "Way Out There" (known to most of us as the theme from Raising Arizona ), the melody, heretofore whistled and yodeled over wild and rambling little arpeggios, gives way to some f
365 days of pure trumpet-sharing, fishseks-pondering, velvet-ceilinged madness
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 24, 2010
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Interview: Chloe Moretz

"You are watching a star being born," says Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about Chloe Moretz in the voiceover commentary to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie, which came out at the beginning of this month.
Hit-Girl to It Girl
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 27, 2010
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Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010
The Ideology of Kick-Ass: the Film vs. the Comic

The Ideology of Kick-Ass: the Film vs. the Comic


Last Friday night, I finally saw Kick-Ass. Why was I a week late to the party? I wanted to make sure to read the source...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 26, 2010


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Review: The Losers

Why is it that if a child kills 25 bad guys, as in Kick-Ass , the movie gets rated R and arouses moral indignation, whereas if (SPOILER!) a bad guy kills 25 children, as in Sylvain White’s adaptation of the Andy Diggle graphic novel, the film gets a PG-
Loses.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010
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Review: Kick-Ass

It’s the greatest introduction of a movie character in at least 10 years, the moment when Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) makes the scene.
It’s Chloë Grace Moretz who kicks ass
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010