The Top One Movie of the Week: Tax Day Edition

by Scott Von Doviak & Andrew Osborne

SCOTT: Are we sick of superhero movies yet? Lionsgate certainly hopes not, as their bid for big-screen comic-book glory, Kick-Ass, leads this week’s parade of new releases. Based on the Marvel Comics series by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., Kick-Ass isn’t exactly a straightforward men-in-tights adventure; judging from the red-band trailer, it’s more like a cross between superheroes and SuperbadAaron Johnson stars as a geeky teenager who decides to become a costumed vigilante despite his lack of super-powers, and soon inspires a veritable Justice League of imitators, including Nicolas CageChristopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Grace Moretz. As directed by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), Kick-Ass promises to be raunchier and more violent than the average Marvel adaptation, and it could very well be our Top One Movie of the Week. There’s some intriguing competition this week, however. How about Neil LaBute’s foray into comedy (the intentional kind, not the Wicker Man kind) with Death at a Funeral?

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