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Posted by adrienne_adam on 23rd March 2010

The Premiere of Kick Ass, my night with the stars.

Last night I was giving the fantastic opportunity of attending the European premiere of Kick Ass.

And now I don’t even know where to begin a write up…the film was pure genius, the venue was amazing and the stars gracing our presence were distracting and awe worthy. Walking down a red carpet with cameras flashing and people screaming is something I reccomend everyone does in their lifetime. The feeling is second to none. Not to mention being sat in a cinema knowing full well Brad Pitt is sat behind you.

However once all the star spangled aura had settled, and the curtains parted, I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever heard a quieter cinema. Everyone was glued to the screen, and I had actual goosebumps. The atmosphere was completely electric, and the film delivered beyond expectations throughout every single minute.

I’ve never been in a cinema where people clap and cheer and laugh so loudly, but far from being annoying, it simply adds to the experience. I’m reluctant to write a review, because I want to see it again!

What I will say is, it does differ slightly from the comic, but that’s no big deal I think in some ways I prefer the film. Hit girl obviously steals the show in every single scene she’s in, and although a British actor wasn’t wanted, Aaron Johnson played Kick Ass incredibly well. A friend of mine thinks that Red Mist was a little miscast, and I can see his point, but for the purpose of the film, a boy wanting his fathers approval, Christopher mintz-plasse does well.

I would encourage everyone to see this film, don’t be put off by the stupid Daily Mail, and don’t believe that Jane Goldman wrote the comic! Yes she was heavily involved in the film, and huge credit to her, but we have Mark Millar to thank for his genius piece of writing, and possibly my new favourite film of all time.

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 21st March 2010

Kick Ass Premiere

Ladies and gentleman, I am going to the European premiere of Kick Ass tomorrow, in London.

I will take photos and notes and get back to you all on Tuesday, I am beyond excited its going to be immense!!

A.x

Ps. It took all my energy and strength not to type this all in caps and squeel lots! I am SO excited!!

Posted by adrienne_adam on 17th March 2010
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Remember me?

Hello all. I realise its been an absolute age since I updated, and I do feel guilty. The problem is March, despite nothing particular significant happening, has been rather busy. When I’m not working or socialising, I’m sleeping. I’ve also started numerous training courses at work meaning I’m more than swamped. I’m positively drowning.

Fear not, I’ve found time in my day to do a small update, and in amongst my cluttered schedule I have managed a trip to the cinema to see Alice in Wonderland, as well as squeezing a few DVD’s in.

Now when I saw Alice last week, I was too fascinated to really gain any material to put in a blog, so tonight I’m seeing it again with my dear mother, and this time I’ll do a write up afterwards!

Films aside, the end of March is currently glowing in a pokemon tinted aura. The remakes of gold and silver are released on the 26th March, and as I’ve been waiting since their announcement, you could say I’m a little excited. Sometimes I worry that I get so excited over these games, but oh well.

On the subject of games, I bought Call of Duty and Trauma Centre, both excellent games. Trauma Centre has led me to the false assumption I could in fact be a surgeon, causing me to size up patients (victims) for impromptu surgery. I’d advise all to keep a considerable distance until I complete the game.

So, until later on tonight/tomorrow when my Alice update will be published, I hope there’s still someone out there to read this mini (mildly psychopathic) update!

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 8th February 2010
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Kick-Ass

For those of you that don’t know, I’m an avid Marvel fan. Not that I don’t like DC, it’s just I much prefer reading comics that come from Marvel. Because of this, I tend to get giddily excited when comics become films, especially when they‘re Marvel.. So when I went to see a film a while back and saw a teaser trailer for a film titled “Kick-Ass” about wannabe superheroes, I had to go look it up. Turns out, Kick-Ass is a Mark Millar creation, the man responsible for Wanted and The Ultimate Fantastic Four series, amongst others.  Published in February 2008, and printed under Marvel’s Icon imprint, both the script for the film and the comic were being written at the same time. Unusual, but it seems Mark Millar was  incredibly proud of his new comic idea, and  proposed a movie deal to director Matthew Vaughn, before he’d even put pen to paper.

It’s a new venture for Vaughn, who’s well known for classics such as Snatch and Lock Stock, as well as family favourites like Stardust. Family friendly Kick-Ass most certainly is not. According to Empire’s March issue, the film was turned down by just about every studio, which only fuelled Vaughn’s desire to make the idea a reality. Featuring an 11 year old girl who regularly throw’s around the “c” word, and fight’s dirty, it’s sure to raise eyebrows as well as pulses.

Kick-Ass is one of the few comics who’s heroes don’t have super powers. Even relatively power free Watchmen had the big blue Dr Manhattan. Kick-Ass is basically a bunch of ordinary people, who put on silly outfits and go out and fight crime…power-less. Dave Lizewski (the alter ego of Kick-Ass was put up for auction, this was the result) is a normal teenage boy, who inspired by comic books, becomes a super hero. Turns out he’s not the only one, as he meets Hit Girl, Big Daddy and Red mist, throughout the film. It seems like it must have been done before, but again as Empire points out, it simply hasn’t. Which makes it comic and movie gold, at least in my eyes.

I love the Ultimate FF series, and the films that Matthew Vaughn has created, so to put the two together can only end in greatness.  Due to hit the cinema in April 2010, I’m literally dying to see this film. To keep me occupied until then, I’m determined to hunt down the comic book series and take a peek. It’ll be interesting to see how this film fares in a film genre that is beginning to find it’s feet, with the likes of Iron Man and X Men. I’ll definitely be writing my review when the time comes!

A.x

Sources:

  • Empire- March 2010 Issue
  • Kick-Ass Wikipedia
Posted by adrienne_adam on 8th February 2010
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Hello!

Hello All!

This is my first post on my brand new blog, which has been set up and designed by the lovely Andy Mardell. I’ve been dying to start a blog for absolutely ages, but never had the motivation or drive to do so. After a month or so of fine tuning this site, it’s finally ready to go!
Obviously the about me page covers what this will all be about, but for those who haven’t read it/can’t be bothered, I’ll run over it now.

Basically I’m completely in love with film, and everything to do with film, and I thoroughly enjoy writing and literature too, so I thought I’d combine the two and start a blog. Writer and reviewer extraordinaire I am not, and certainly am not claiming to be, but having a place to put across my opinions and write about things I like, is basically all this will be. If it’s interesting for people to read, then I’ll be happy.

Occasionally I will cover other things, such as books, comics and games, as I love all of these things too. I am a bit of a girly geek, my desk is packed full of comics, graphic novels, games and film magazines. I’m constantly attached to twitter, and as I follow both Total Film and Empire, I can always catch up on film news even if I’m stuck at work. Which is handy, because as soon as those magazines come out I’ve bought and read them straight away!

Anyway, this was just a quick post to say hello and explain what this will all be about, and I’ll set about writing my first themed post soon. I’m planning to cover Kick-Ass the new slightly controversial film adapted from the comic, so check back if you’re as excited as I am for it’s release.

A.x