…kick it up a notch

In a world full of sequels—the good, the bad, and the unwatchable—it seems an appropriate end to the third annual 2WC Summer of Blockbusters. So without further ado, I present my review of “Kick-Ass 2.” “Kick-Ass 2” picks up a few years off of where Kick-Ass left off, and for those unacquainted I present this…

…face your demons

I admit that my knowledge of the original incarnation of “Dark Shadows,” a 1960’s television show for those who don’t know, is limited to that of its existence and apparently low production value.  So, there’s your grain of salt “Dark Shadows” enthusiasts. Therefore, the bulk of my expectations of Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” starring (of…

…perceive the illusion

To us, the outside observer, the world of Hugo Cabret appears a magical one–a train station in Paris of the 1930’s filled with interesting people and interesting stories. As we follow our young guide through the literal clock-work of his life we see vignettes as he passes them by: a would be encounter prevented by…

…Take A Moment

With a setting like Paris in the 1930s, you might think that Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is based in the harshness of reality, but this heart-warming, fantasy film is far from it. Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) joins the ranks of great Parisian vagrants who have taken up residence in the city’s attics, crawl spaces, and under-ground lakes; when his…