Kick-Ass is actually a fairly funny movie (at least for guys) but it's also a pretty ridiculous release. It has an R rating, and deserves it, and yet this is a movie about and starring very young kids. It's violent and foul-mouthed and I would have loved to have been in the meetings where they talked about who the audience was going to be.
I've always been a huge Jamie Foxx fan (especially since he's shown interest in being the next Alex Cross) and he doesn't disappoint here. The Kingdom has been getting great reviews all over the planet and, for once, I won't try to disagree with the critics. My nit-pick is that the storyline is more complex, and occasionally confusing, than it needed to be. And of course, there could have beeen even more scenes with Jamie Foxx.
Knight and Day
I met Tom Cruise recently and I really enjoyed him. Contrary to the rumors he's definitely not short, and he's quite good-looking and fun to be around. The latest movie is good fun as well, but there's something a little off about the comic timing and, I think, he's a much better actor than the one who keeps playing Tom Cruise.
Kong: Skull Island
I didn't have real high expectations, but I thought this was a pretty terrific film most of the way. Eventually it went "Hollywood-crazy," but until then the direction and the performances were a lot of fun to watch. B+
Kung Fu Panda
I love thrillers. I don't particularly like animation. So why did I like this movie ten times better than Wanted? Maybe it's the storytelling, maybe it's the characters, maybe it's that animated characters are better actors?