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Merida From 'Brave' And 7 Other Amazing Teen Heroines

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.23.2012 | Teen

It's hard to believe, but Disney-Pixar's "Brave," released Friday, features the studio's first animated female lead -- and this is one of the (many) r...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N10 -- Kick-Ass

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique's Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in th...

Forest for the Trees: How Some Critics Missed the Complexity of Hit Girl

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

We all say we want empowering female characters who can play in the action sandbox. Yet we collectively cringe when said female heroes receive the same kind of brutal violence that is visited upon male action heroes.

Why Kick-Ass Kicked Ass As A Film, But Did Not At The Box Office

Steve Marmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Marmel

Hey. You. Dude in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. You, who wanted to see Kick-ass but didn't... I saw it, and I feel for you. Me? I'm "that guy." The o...

The Dangers of Being a Costumed Hero Revealed in Kick-Ass

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.

The Politics of Hit Girl

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

No one would finance a film with an 11-year-old killer girl. Those movies are just not made in Hollywood.

Why You Have To See Kick-Ass This Weekend

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

When no studio would touch Kick-Ass, director Matthew Vaughn stepped in to financed the whole thing. Be a true patron of the arts and independent cinema, go see it.

Movie Review: Kick-Ass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If only Kick-Ass were as nervy and entertaining as its brazen title. Unfortunately, the weakest part of Kick-Ass is, well, Kick-Ass himself.

Review: Kick-Ass (2010)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass is a film constantly at war with itself. It pertains to be a realistic story about what would happen if people decided to become masked avengers in a real big city, but it quickly gives way to implausibility.


James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Scarborough

The last time we saw Chloe Moretz was in (500) Days of Summer where she dispensed preternatural wisdom to her lovesick schlep of an older brother, Jos...