Screen Junkies » christopher mintz-plasse http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Red Band Trailer Does Not Disappoint http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kick-ass-2-red-band-trailer-does-not-disappoint/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kick-ass-2-red-band-trailer-does-not-disappoint/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:37:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253975 Violence, humor, and a dog dressed as a superhero.

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In 2010, a film came into our lives so blood-soaked and politically-incorrect that we were powerless not to love it. And now, we get a second helping.

Though they’ve tweaked their names a little bit in the past few years, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Moretz are back in fighting shape to take on the criminal sleaze of New York City. However, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is back too and out for revenge by reinventing himself as the world’s first supervillian, The Motherfucker. Jim Carrey also joins the cast as another wannabe hero taking back the streets with the help of his well-trained dog. I’m a sucker for a dog in costume. God forbid any harm fall on that animal. We’ll find out June 28th.

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‘Kick-Ass 2′ Is Happening http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-2-is-happening/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-2-is-happening/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:29:59 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249266 And there's nothing you can do about it.

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The 2010 movie Kick-Ass was a surprise hit, earning more money than any movie featuring unfamiliar “superhero” characters (including children) doing horrifyingly violent things would ever be expected to. But, nothing changes mainstream acceptability like success, so now there are plans for a sequel, at least according to the first movie’s star Aaron Johnson:

“It’s pretty much set to go, this fall. I think now Chloe [Grace Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I’m certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it’s going to happen.”

Evidently the director of the first movie, Matthew Vaughn, has moved on to bigger and brighter superhero franchises with X-Men: First Class. But Johnson has gone on to confirm that the sequel will retain the hard-R-rated violence that made the first movie so, uh, R-rated. Add to that a likely cameo from Nicolas Cage, and it looks like all the fans of the first Kick-Ass will be mighty pleased with Kick-Ass 2. (The Playlist)

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‘Police Academy’ Reboot Will Be Helmed By A ‘Tosh.0′ Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/police-academy-reboot-will-be-helmed-by-a-tosh-0-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/police-academy-reboot-will-be-helmed-by-a-tosh-0-director/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:57:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242065 Now that this has been resolved, a nation can exhale and turn its focus to the presidential election.

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Police Academy, the Tosh.0 of movies, will logically be directed by Scott Zabielski, who has never directed a film, but has directed episodes of the web-based Comedy Central hit. You didn’t think that Tosh.0 episodes directed themselves, did you? Each episode requires fifteen minutes of careful study to ensure that there are no boom mics in frame, and that Daniel Tosh doesn’t have any corn or cilantro in his teeth.

Adding to the humor is the fact that Zabielski is a “reserve police officer” in West Hollywood, meaning he probably tells people to cover up during Pride Week, and may or may not be the guy that gives my friends parking tickets when they come over to visit.

What else is known about the reboot, which has been looming over us like a blimp filled with cow shit since it was announced in 2010?

It will stick to the formula of ragtag civilians who become cops, and will almost certainly consist of a collection of bizarre scenes that can be played in any order without affecting the story one iota. According to a producer, it will also “probably retain the wonderful theme music.”

Can we just assume that McLovin has already been cast in this?

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Check Out The Cool Trailer For ‘ParaNorman’ (Get It?) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-the-cool-trailer-for-paranorman-get-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-the-cool-trailer-for-paranorman-get-it/#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:08:06 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=234289 'tis the season for creepy stop-motion children's movies.

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Halloween is the season for creepy stop-motion animated children’s movies. And so today we have a new trailer for ParaNorman, from the studio that brought you Coraline. I’m not much of an animation buff but this looks pretty cool, and it also has one of the best titles I’ve seen in a while (I’m a sucker for puns). The trailer doesn’t have much information in the way of plot, but it does have a lot of creepy images and it looks cool. And check out this voice cast: Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Jeff Garlin, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Elaine Stritch. I know most of those names!

ParaNorman is scheduled for an August, 2012 release, so expect lots more information to come between now and then. Below you can also see a (kind of bland) poster for the movie. (The Playlist)

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‘Fright Night’ Images Will Chill Your Bones (*If You Scare Easily) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/fright-night-images-will-chill-your-bones-if-you-scare-easily/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/fright-night-images-will-chill-your-bones-if-you-scare-easily/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:21:10 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205867 Gaze into the face of terror. Also, McLovin.

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You’ll have to wait until August 19th to see the remake of the horror classic Fright Night, but there are three spine chilling images to tide you over until we get a trailer. They’re, frankly, horrifying! I think I’ll probably have nightmares for the rest of my life, or at least as long as it takes to write this sentence. The film stars Colin Farrell, Chris Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Anton Yelchin, and David Tennant. Be warned, the images below may cause your skeleton to jump out of your skin and do a little dance.

If Colin Farell, the vampire next door, was grabbing me by the shirt, I would probably die immediately. Of fright!

The only thing scarier than McLovin with a tiny knife is McLovin with a tiny knife… IN WATER!

Anton Yelchin faces his most terrifying obstacle in this scene. And that is trying not to make fun of Imogen Poots‘ name.

And as if all of this wasn’t scary enough, the film will be in… 3D! I’m never sleeping again. (Collider)

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You Could Be In ‘Fright Night’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-could-be-in-fright-night/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-could-be-in-fright-night/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 THIS COULD BE YOU!!!!Ever feel like you're nothing but a nameless blur floating by in the background of your own life? Do you ever feel so insignificant and meaningless that the only taste that doesn't turn your stomach is corn whiskey or the cold barrel of a .22?? Do you like boxed lunches??? Well, good news!! Fright Night is giving you the chance to cash in on your unique passivity.Anyone who blends in nicely with a crowd in the Albuquerque area can work as background talent on the upcoming vampire flick remake. All you need to do is visit OnLocation.net and then show up. You may even get the chance to see Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, or Imogen Poots (tee-hee) from a distance while a 2nd AD berates you and the rest of the herd. It's still better than staying home and watching daytime television.

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THIS COULD BE YOU!!!!

Ever feel like you’re nothing but a nameless blur floating by in the background of your own life? Do you ever feel so insignificant and meaningless that the only taste that doesn’t turn your stomach is corn whiskey or the cold barrel of a .22?? Do you like boxed lunches??? Well, good news!! Fright Night is giving you the chance to cash in on your unique passivity.

Anyone who blends in nicely with a crowd in the Albuquerque area can work as background talent on the upcoming vampire flick remake. All you need to do is visit OnLocation.net and then show up. You may even get the chance to see Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, or Imogen Poots (tee-hee) from a distance while a 2nd AD berates you and the rest of the herd. It’s still better than staying home and watching daytime television.

 

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Notable Geeks Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant Join ‘Fright Night’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/notable-geeks-mintz-plasse-and-david-tennant-join-fright-night/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/notable-geeks-mintz-plasse-and-david-tennant-join-fright-night/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Take notes, boys. THIS is how you peacock.In news that is sure to make you say, "Hrrmm, yeah. That's okay. I guess," Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant have joined Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake. The pair will use their soft joke-fingers to comically-relieve and tug the laughter out of audiences. Gently at first, but then harder and faster as the film approaches its climax.Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, he’s a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful. Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin’s friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire’s coven. In my experience you need to be careful when a middle-aged man dresses in a cape and claims to be a vampire expert. Last time I did that, the chubby teens at the Hot Topic turned me in to mall security. (THR)

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Take notes, boys. THIS is how you peacock.

In news that is sure to make you say, "Hrrmm, yeah. That’s okay. I guess," Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant have joined Craig Gillespie‘s Fright Night remake. The pair will use their soft joke-fingers to comically-relieve and tug the laughter out of audiences. Gently at first, but then harder and faster as the film approaches its climax.

Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, he’s a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.

Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin’s friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire’s coven.

In my experience you need to be careful when a middle-aged man dresses in a cape and claims to be a vampire expert. Last time I did that, the chubby teens at the Hot Topic turned me in to mall security. (THR)

 

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Review: ‘Kick-Ass’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-kick-ass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-kick-ass/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Kick-AssR, 118m., 2010Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Mortez, Christopher Mitz-Plasse, Mark Strong, and Nicolas CageDirected by Matthew VaughnScreenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn based upon the Mark Millar comic Kick-Ass...

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Kick-Ass
R, 118m., 2010
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Mortez, Christopher Mitz-Plasse, Mark Strong, and Nicolas Cage
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn based upon the Mark Millar comic

Kick-Ass is a bloody, head-on exploration into the overactive mind of the modern teenager.

Based on the graphic novel series by Mark Millar of “Wanted” comic book fame, Kick-Ass tells the story of a typical, bored high-schooler. David Lizewski (played with breezy and natural charisma by newcomer Aaron Johnson), who one day decides to buy a wet suit and become a superhero like all the heroes in his ever growing comic book collection, becomes an internet sensation when defending a lonely junkie from punks. His new alter eg Kick-Ass is immediately born.

Meanwhile a father and daughter duo (played with menacing aw-shuck glee by Nicolas Cage and Chloe Mortez) going by the name of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl are taking down the New York City mob run by Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong in his ever prevalent modern day English villain role) and his wannabe superhero son Chris, a.k.a. Red Mist, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse in signature voice-cracking mode).

What makes the film so accessible to both fan boys and regular moviegoers is the way director Matthew Vaughn handles much of the dark material. The film contains a lot of gun play with kids and moments of brutal torture, but because the film is shot in a lot of bright and clear areas, the New York Cit skyline looks very much like a comic book and the violence moves quick at times. Vaughn and his crew are able to keep it at a fun distance.

Another one of Vaughn’s touches is his use of music. Like his previous film Layer Cake, the blend of modern techno beats, pop music, and classic Ennio Morricone stand-off music amplifies the movie’s characters into their own intro music. Never will you hear Joan Jett and the Black Heart’s “Bad Reputation” the same again after you’ve heard it while little Chloe Mortez takes down a group of goons in pure John Woo fashion.

Mortez as Mindy Macready, a.k.a. Hit-Girl, finds herself in a interesting situation as both character and actress in this film. Here’s the most bad-ass chick we’ve seen on screen all year. Yet, she’s only 11-years-old and finds herself in the battle between liberation and anti-NRA parents, who may faint at the site of a young pistol packing heroine.

Kick-Ass as a comic book film gets the job done well and bloody, putting itself up there with select group of successful comic book movies like Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight. The important thing to remember about adapting a successful comic book into a successful movie is simple: always remember the characters first and the action will follow forward as needed.

Kick-Ass knows this very well and gives it to us like a KAPOW! in the kisser.

Grade: B+
 

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New ‘Kick-Ass’ Red Band Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-kick-ass-red-band-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-kick-ass-red-band-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Those tissues aren't for the tears. The new red band trailer for Kick-Ass tackles a subject very near and dear to all teenagers. The protagonist's dedication to making regular spank bank donations leads him to a higher calling: kicking ass without the help of super powers. I thought I'd be sick of more Kick-Ass footage, but the new trailer succeeds in its attempt to get me even more amped up. I'm thinking of stretching a pair of my neighbor's pantyhose over my head and putting an end to crime. I'll then be arrested for breaking into my neighbor's house and stealing her pantyhose, a charge I'll vehemently defend as a necessary evil.  Check out the trailer below.

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Those tissues aren’t for the tears. The new red band trailer for Kick-Ass tackles a subject very near and dear to all teenagers. The protagonist’s dedication to making regular spank bank donations leads him to a higher calling: kicking ass without the help of super powers.

I thought I’d be sick of more Kick-Ass footage, but the new trailer succeeds in its attempt to get me even more amped up. I’m thinking of stretching a pair of my neighbor’s pantyhose over my head and putting an end to crime. I’ll then be arrested for breaking into my neighbor’s house and stealing her pantyhose, a charge I’ll vehemently defend as a necessary evil. 

Check out the trailer below.

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Kick-Ass Set Visit: McLovin vs. Vaughn. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-set-visit-mclovin-vs-vaughn-fight-fight-fight/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-set-visit-mclovin-vs-vaughn-fight-fight-fight/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Empire has some behind-the-scenes footage from their Kick-Ass set visit. It's equal parts corny intro, needless information, British humor, tea with Kit-Kats in it, Christopher Mintz-Plasse talking about his genitals, and an awesome on-set blow-up between director and star. MATTHEW VAUGHN (in regards to Mintz-Plasse): Do you think this boy will ever not be known as McLovin? CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE: Do I? Yeah. MATTHEW VAUGHN (laughing him off): Good answer. CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE: You're a dick! Oh, McLovin. Looks like we've got another Gary Coleman on our hands. (via Empire) CHECK OUT THE PISS-TAKING AFTER THE JUMP...

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Empire has some behind-the-scenes footage from their Kick-Ass set visit. It’s equal parts corny intro, needless information, British humor, tea with Kit-Kats in it, Christopher Mintz-Plasse talking about his genitals, and an awesome on-set blow-up between director and star.

MATTHEW VAUGHN (in regards to Mintz-Plasse): Do you think this boy will ever not be known as McLovin?

CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE: Do I? Yeah.

MATTHEW VAUGHN (laughing him off): Good answer.

CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE: You’re a dick!

Oh, McLovin. Looks like we’ve got another Gary Coleman on our hands. (via Empire)

CHECK OUT THE PISS-TAKING AFTER THE JUMP…


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‘Kick-Ass’ Red-Band International Trailer Features Lyndsy Fonseca http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-red-band-international-trailer-features-lyndsy-fonseca/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-red-band-international-trailer-features-lyndsy-fonseca/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 That's Lyndsy Fonseca, and she's in the new international red-band trailer for Kick-Ass. The trailer also features some new footage, a good story summary, and Chloe Moretz spouting out a particularly filthy word, but the quick glimpses of Lyndsy alone are worth the key strokes for the age-gate. If you don't watch Desperate Housewives or How I Met Your Mother than you probably are not aware of Lyndsy's winning smile, but you will be soon. I'm even considering seeing Hot Tub Time Machine so I can get a side of Fonseca with my overly broad concept comedy fix.By the way, the word Chloe (Hit Girl) says is "cock." A brain-tingling word like that and they gave it to the jail bait. Laaaaaamesville.Check out the international red-band trailer here.

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That’s Lyndsy Fonseca, and she’s in the new international red-band trailer for Kick-Ass. The trailer also features some new footage, a good story summary, and Chloe Moretz spouting out a particularly filthy word, but the quick glimpses of Lyndsy alone are worth the key strokes for the age-gate. If you don’t watch Desperate Housewives or How I Met Your Mother than you probably are not aware of Lyndsy’s winning smile, but you will be soon. I’m even considering seeing Hot Tub Time Machine so I can get a side of Fonseca with my overly broad concept comedy fix.

By the way, the word Chloe (Hit Girl) says is "cock." A brain-tingling word like that and they gave it to the jail bait. Laaaaaamesville.

Check out the international red-band trailer here.

 

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