The World's End

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike Review: 4.5 stars (of five) The best thing you can do is stop reading this review and go see The World’s End as soon as you can, with as little knowledge of the movie as you can manage in today’s Internet-soaked age. Really, stop reading. There’s nothing I can do here except excessively praise the work while doing my damnedest to not spoil it at all.  This is the third outing from the team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, and it’s as anarchic and over-the-top as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz.  A very smart comedy that...

Jobs

 Director: Joshua Michael Stern Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons Review: 2.5 stars (of five) Ashton Kutcher is a convincing Steve Jobs; the actor/entrepreneur turns in a much better and more convincing performance here than anywhere...

Kick-Ass 2

Writer/Director: Jeff Wadlow Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Review: 3 stars (of five) Kick-Ass 2 is ultimately enjoyable as check-your-brain action, despite being deeply flawed and more erratic than Britney Spears on new meds. This is a case of excellent casting and fast-paced direction overcoming writer/director Jeff Wadlow’s broader shortcomings as a storyteller (and those of the source material). The sequel to 2010’s Kick-Ass picks up the lives of former superheroes Dave and Mindy two years later. Dave is a high-school senior now who...

10 Questions with Fiona Staples

Fiona Staples has become a comic-book rockstar as the artist and co-creator of the most critically acclaimed comic of the past few years, Saga. Staples was introduced to Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan by their mutual friend, Steve Niles, with whom Staples worked on Mystery Society. Staples is co-owner of Saga, and has designed every facet of the book, including every character, planet and alien race. She also paints the covers for each issue, and hand-letters the narration — and incredible workload for one artist. After taking a few months off to recharge the creators batteries, Saga is back, and Badmouth caught up with her for a quick...

Elysium

Written & directed by: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, sorta Rating: 1.5 stars (of 5) Elysium, the new science fiction adventure by writer/director Neill Blomkamp, leaves viewers with more questions than answers.  Chief among them: Who thought this would be a good...