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Well, here we are again with another edition of the MovieDruid.

The releases are slowing a bit for the next few weeks as the studios ready their big guns for the beginning of summer movie season in May.  It’s just as well, it gives us a chance to breathe and maybe catch up on some we have missed. 

Periods that are thick with interesting releases are good times to remember the beauth of the second run theater.  Yes, the floors are stickier and the seats less comfortable, but you get to catch that one you wanted to see, and usually pretty cheap.

But, I digress.  Let’s turn our attention back to this week’s releases…

“Death At A Funeral”


Synopsis: “Death at a Funeral” is a hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.

MovieDruid’s Comments:  Comedy, not normally my thing.  There are exceptions, however, and this film has enough performers that make exceptions that I have to admit, it looks like a good one.  It definitely is hard to resist Chris Rock (“New Jack City” & “Lethal Weapon 4”), Martin Lawrence (“Bad Boys” & “Blue Streak”), and Danny Glover (“The Color Purple” & “Shooter”) all in the same place.  And that just scratches the surface of this cast.  There is enough comic talent on display with this one to make a genuinely funny and entertaining film.

“Kick-Ass” – MovieDruid Pick of the Week



“How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski — ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek– dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager, yet inexperienced, Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only superhero out there.

MovieDruiud’s Comments: As a bit of a comic book geek myself, the premise of this movie is fascinating.  Who hasn’t daydreamed about being the masked vigilante out there taking it to the criminal underworld?  The film looks like it takes itself just seriously enough to not fall into the realm of the entirely ridiculous, but has its tongue firmly planted in cheek.  It looks to be a fun ride.


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