This Weekend at the Movies: April 16, 2010

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Kick-Ass
'Kick-Ass' Movie Poster
It’s a good movie, but it’s not a perfect movie. In large part it’s a breakout performance for Chloe Moretz and her performance as Hit Girl and I also enjoyed Nic Cage as Big Daddy. Taking into consideration the film’s ups and downs it remains a movie worth seeing once, maybe twice and maybe even three times. An entertaining movie doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be entertaining and this one satisfies.

This film is rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use – some involving children.
Death at a Funeral
'Death at a Funeral' Movie Poster
It’s a carbon copy of the original only with different actors. That doesn’t make it a bad movie, it just means it’s more or less the same movie. Luckily, the first movie was pretty good, which means this one is too.

This film is rated R for language, drug content and some sexual humor.
Exit Through the Gift Shop
'Exit Through the Gift Shop' Movie Poster
A breakout hit at Sundance and this weekend it begins its slow roll out. What is described as “A Banksy Film” makes me wonder just how exactly this film got made. Was it an accident? Was it on purpose? It only makes it into eight theaters this weekend, but you can click here to see when it will come your way.

This film is rated R for some language.
The Perfect Game
'The Perfect Game' Movie Poster
This film has bounced around the release schedule for quite some time. Unfortunately I didn’t see it so I can’t tell you any more than the trailer below.

This film is rated PG for some thematic elements.
The Secret in Their Eyes
'The Secret in Their Eyes' Movie Poster
It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but I still haven’t seen it. Right now I’m set to see it on the 27th, but for this weekend folks in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and D.C. can check out what I understand to be a pretty damn good film, and a Foreign Oscar winner that people aren’t necessarily complaining about even though it was up against a couple of great films in A Prophet and The White Ribbon. For my money I doubt I’ll enjoy it as much as I did those two films, but I’m ready to give it a chance.

This film is rated R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language.
The Joneses
'The Joneses' Movie Poster
I didn’t see it and reviews from critics are pretty much split down the middle. I heard from one person it’s pretty good, but other than that I have nothing more to offer you. Sorry.

This film is rated R for language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use.