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We’re warming up for Summer Blockbuster season with the next few weeks.  This week is the comic adaptation Kick Ass and, on a lesser note, the remake of Death at a Funeral.

Kick Ass

Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Plot: A teenage comic nerd decides to be a superhero in real life and becomes the vigilante Kick Ass.  He soon learns he’s not the only one as he meets the flashy Red Mist and the lethal father/daughter duo of Hit Girl and Big Daddy.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 76%

Critic Consensus: “Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.”

Death at a Funeral

Starring: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, James Marsden

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Plot: A dysfunctional family reunites for their father’s funeral.

RT Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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