This Weekend in Movies – April 16, 2010 – Kick-Ass, Death at a Funeral

After a two-week sabbatical, I am back (and hopefully I’ll go back to a regular posting schedule).

Anyways this week the film I am most excited for is the hyper-violent comicbook adaptation Kick-Ass.  The critics (with the exception of Roger Ebert) seem to echo that sentiment with the film currently having a 76% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The other major release this week comes filed in the category of “remakes that didn’t need to be made.”  This would of course be Death at a Funeral, which was originally a hilarious British film directed by Frank Oz and is now low-brow comedy staring Chris Rock.  The critics seem to agree with my feeling with the film only having a 43% Fresh rating (though the Toronto Star inexplicably gave the film 3/4 stars).  I advise that you check out the original instead.

And that’s This Weekend in Movies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).