Picture this scene: Playboy and Universal Pictures host a wild party outside at Comic-Con the other night. There are stuntmen on ziplines, Playboy bunnies, lots and lots and lots of alcohol. Now imagine showing up to that party the very next morning at 9am. There are no stuntmen or models and the only alcohol left are the many random bottles still strewn around. This is when and where I meet 'Kick-Ass 2' director Jeff Wadlow.
We both look and feel a little...worse for wear. A member of the cleaning crew is nice enough to cover over with some Windex and clean off a small area for us to sit. I feel hungover. I feel like I'm back in college. It all feels very...'Kick-Ass.'
And with that, we're off and talking Comic-Con, the challenges of making a sequel and casting Jim Carrey.
We're only a couple of months away from the debut of 'Kick-Ass 2,' which means it's about time for the stars of the film to begin promoting it -- Jim Carrey certainly has a original way of doing so: by denouncing the violence in the film.
Warner Bros. made a pretty dumb (or was it smart?) move to dump the Farrelly Brothers' 'Dumb and Dumber To,' but Universal has swept in to rescue the sequel from production limbo.
The latest trailer for 'Kick-Ass 2' makes the stakes pretty clear. After Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) killed Frank D'Amico in the first film, Frank's son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) wants revenge, and to get it he's willing and ready to transform himself into a super villain.
Warner Bros. has decided it's smart (and smarter) to ditch Bobby and Peter Farrelly's 'Dumb and Dumber 2', forcing the brothers to shop the sequel around to other studios.
Jim Carrey has been out of mojo for a while. His last couple films include 'Mr. Popper's Pengiuns,' the motion-captured 'A Christmas Carol' and last month's bomb 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.' That may explain why he's getting back together with one of his oldest collaborators for 'Ricky Stanicky.'
The new 'Kick-Ass 2' trailer, coming at us from across the pond, is here with more new kick-ass footage of our title character, Hit-Girl and their buddies like Colonel Stars and Stripes. For these heroes, living out a normal life is just not in the hands they were dealt.
It's a little weird that a movie about the dangers of doing something so long that it becomes rote and stale is, at times, incredibly rote and stale. Write what you know, I guess; 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' has a couple big laughs, a few small laughs, and a whole lot of going through the Hollywood mainstream comedy motions. As a movie, it's a mess; in select moments, it's occasionally hilarious. It's probably best appreciated as a playlist of highlight clips on YouTube.
The 'Kick-Ass 2' trailer is here and it's here to remind you that this summer's superheroes aren't just in 'Iron Man 3' or 'Man of Steel.' Nope, Iron Man and Superman are great but now Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are back and this time the only choice is to go balls to the wall. And no, this new 'Kick-Ass 2' trailer is NSFW.
Previous trailers for 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' have been fairly traditional, laying out the story of two struggling magicians past their prime (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) who compete against a hip Criss Angel type played by Jim Carrey. But this new promo video chooses to go meta, styling itself like a hokey commercial for an actual Las Vegas magic act instead of a movie trailer.