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Why (500) Days of Summer is the Geekiest Film You’ve Never Seen or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Excited About Spider-Man

By Matt Peters

After much convincing by my friend John Castro, I finally sat down and watched the 2009 movie (500) Days of Summer. I’m not a big fan of romcoms, and I was determined to avoid yet another film that features the typical formula: the guy is a bumbling, macho fool who changes his ways thanks to a strong-willed independent woman who softens her man-hatin’ stance and eventually swoons for the still rough-around-the-edges schlub. Why would I waste my time watching that kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun fall in love with a girl with cartoonishly huge eyes?

Mark Webb directed the film who, at the time, didn’t have much feature-length directing experience under his belt. The movie feels a little like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World without all of the game and comic references in the sense that the characters are very well spoken and have depth beyond what’s immediately shown on the surface. Webb’s directing style, combined with various slapstick elements and a witty script make for a comedic experience that may surprise some viewers. He even went so far as to direct a short to accompany one throwaway line featuring the stars in a Sid & Nancy parody. (more…)

chloe moretz

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Lionsgate held a red carpet premiere for Kick-Ass at AMC River East in Chicago, Ill. Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl) walked the carpet. Pads & Panels’ Tom Braaksma got a chance to ask them each a few questions. Bill Jones films and edits.

chloe moretz

Thank You, Nic Cage, For Fucking Up Kick-Ass

By Bill Jones


May I have you attention please? Today’s regularly scheduled, even-handed, starred, professional review of Kick-Ass has been pre-empted by pure, unbridled nerd rage in a feature titled “Thank You, Nic Cage, For Fucking Up Kick-Ass (You Horrible Actor, You).” We had every intention of running a standard review today, but after last night’s red carpet premiere in Chicago, nerd rage ensued, and circumstances beyond our control have forced us to replace the scheduled programming. We apologize for the inconvenience, and suggest if you want to remain spoiler free on the movie or steer clear of this nerd rage, you cease to read at this point. Thank you for your understanding. (more…)