The Losers

Director: Sylvain White Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Jason Patric Review: 2.5 stars (of five) The Losers is fun, despite every element except except the casting being disastrously inept. There is no reason this movie should be even watchable, but if you have a...

Interview: Zack Weiner

Zack Weiner is a modern day Renaissance man. Taking the success he achieved with his award-winning, offensive Web comic, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Weiner has branched out into adult superhero parody, funny and profane videos and, strangely, children’s comics. What does the Web allow you to do as a creator that you couldn’t do if you were syndicated in newspapers? Two major things. First, my content is unedited. This means I’m free to be more creative in general, but especially as it concerns offensive content. Second, no formatting rules. My comic can be any size I like, which allows me to do lots of weird things...

Kick-Ass

Director: Matthew Vaughan Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moritz, Mark Strong, Nicolas Cage Review: 4 stars (of five) The first thing Kick-Ass wants to be is a fun, fast-paced action movie with interesting characters. Nails it. Secondly, it wants to be more violent than your average comic-book movie, more “adult” in the cheap sense of the word that is about profanity and attitude and is, thus, juvenile. Yeah, it earns the R rating, but doesn’t go nearly as far down that road as it might have, so maximum points there, too. It also wants to give you a realistic representation of the idea of superheroes—no alien refugees,...

The Joneses

Writer/Director: Derrick Borte Starring: Demi Moore, David Duchovny Review: 4 stars (of five) The Joneses starts out as a sharp satire on consumerism and the American lust for status via things, then descends into a skewed romantic comedy that plays its cliches and familiar beats close to the...

Date Night

Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Ray Liotta Review: 3 stars (of five) Date Night is a fine little date movie—light, with some laughs and some thrills and a nice little ending. The premise is simple: Married suburbanites have lost...