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Trailer Watch: Kick-Ass Hits Web

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 12, 2009 at 1:18AM

While the Kick-Ass footage at Comic-Con played well enough for Lionsgate to pick up the movie for release, I've heard the Matthew Vaughn movie is only sporadically brilliant. (I will check it out for myself; I missed an early Arclight screening.) After pirate trailers were posted on the web, the distrib has released the real thing (on the jump).
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While the Kick-Ass footage at Comic-Con played well enough for Lionsgate to pick up the movie for release, I've heard the Matthew Vaughn movie is only sporadically brilliant. (I will check it out for myself; I missed an early Arclight screening.) After pirate trailers were posted on the web, the distrib has released the real thing (on the jump).

Based on the Mark Millar comic, Kick-Ass is a super-hero spoof starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Johnson (the precocious Brit who plays young Lennon in Nowhere Boy), and Nic Cage and Chloe Moretz as an unstoppable father-daughter act. Here's my Comic-Con report.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.