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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Kick-Ass</i>

Kick-Ass

Tired of being mugged by high school thugs in a Manhattan that's notably scummier than the real thing, the teen hero of Kick-Ass wonders, in a hilariously put-on and intermittent Brit's New Yawk accent, "How come nobaddy's eva tried to…
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Film, "Kick-Ass": Superheroes in the YouTube age

"Kick-Ass": Superheroes in the YouTube age

Kick-Ass, the Matthew Vaughn–directed adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s graphic novel, sets itself up as an unadulterated exposé of the teenage mind. Tired of being mugged by high school thugs in a Manhattan that's notably scummier than…
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Film, Dream Cleaver

Dream Cleaver

Stardust is less an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel than of its dust-jacket synopsis. That will come as disconcerting news to fans of the author, who thus far has avoided the fate of fellow fantasy writers and comics creators…
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Film, Thick and Rich

Thick and Rich

Layer Cake, the new British crime drama from first-time director Matthew Vaughn, is a block of granite struggling to liberate the statue inside it. Vaughn (producer of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) has plenty of dark threat…
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