DVD Releases for 08/03/10

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Kids’ film.  Nice stuff.  No problems.  But let’s face it, it’s no A Prophet.

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Review: Kick-Ass

“Tool up, honey bunny;  it’s time to get the bad guys.”

While a lot of attention will be paid to the kids (and how they act out) in Matthew Vaughan’s comic adaptation Kick-Ass, it’s Nicolas Cage as Damon MacReady, aka Big Daddy, who deserves the attention.  Coming across as a weird hybrid of Adam West and Bill Bixby (from The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, not The Incredible Hulk), Cage makes a terrific domestic goody-two-shoes imbued with soldier-of-fortune mania.  Big Daddy wears a costume very close to the contemporary Batman’s which is part of the joke, but he’s a hoot to watch and gives the film its best comic punches.

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