Tag Archives: Kick-Ass

HDTV Movie Premieres: March 26-April 1

Just Married: TV3, 8.30pm Saturday. Those who aren’t Ashton Kutcher (No Strings Attached) or Brittany Murphy (Uptown Girls, King of the Hill) fans will think this laboured romantic comedy about newlyweds in Europe just awful. The Washington Post summed it up best: “A veritable orgy of strained physical gags, inane vulgarity and poor comic timing.” […]

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My Sky HDi … Movies in March

Sky will kick ass next month when it premieres in HD the comic book sensation, Kiss-Ass, and the apocalyptic horrors The Book of Eli and Daybreakers. Fantasy also will be to the fore in Alice in Wonderland and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus while the sports fans can choose from Invictus and Cinderella Man. And […]

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Blu-ray Bargains: Universal Kicks Ass in December/January

In what seems a record short time for a premium title, Universal Pictures will discount the Blu-ray of Get Him to the Greek only six weeks after it was released. The Russell Brand comedy will sell for $25 as part of a December 15-January 28 promotion that will see these titles on sale for only […]

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Best Blu-ray Buys: Universal in November

One of the freakiest feature-creature treats of the last 20 years, the 1990 subterranean horror romp, Tremors, is coming to Blu-ray for the dirt-cheap price of $15. It’s in a swag of back-catalogue HD releases Universal Pictures NZ will offer for bargain prices from November 3-December 24. Also lined up for under $15 are: Miami […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Kick-Ass

Cast: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage. Director: Matthew Vaughn. Screenplay: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn. Score: Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman, John Murphy. Cinematography: Ben Davis, Mac Kenny. Rarely has a title summed up a movie’s exuberance as perfectly as Kick-Ass, a wildly kinetic superhero spoof with a dark and bloody sensibility […]

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New to Blu: August 18-24

It’s a kick-ass week for Blu-ray releases if you like your vigilante superhero movies to pack a real “POW!” Indeed, Empire magazine went so far as to dub Kick-Ass “a ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach”. Blu-ray critics have been less effusive about the HD transfer, with […]

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Blu-ray Alert: August Highlights

Saving Private Ryan, Patton and the TV series, World War II in Colour & HD, rank among August’s most commanding Blu-ray releases. It’s a big month for classics generally, with The Magnificent Seven and Man With No Name movies also being rounded up on HD, along with The French Connection duo, Raging Bull, La Femme Nikita […]

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