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'Death,' 'Kick-Ass' hit the big screen

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you are in the mood for a lot of comedy then you'll want to go to the movies this weekend. Entertainment guru George Pennacchio runs down what's new on the big screen."Kick-Ass" is about an ordinary teenager and rabid comic book fan who decides to change his life by becoming a no-nonsense super hero. The fact he has no training or super powers doesn't faze him.

A trio of young actors star in this adaptation of a graphic novel series.

Joining Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Christopher Mintz Plasse is veteran actor Nicolas Cage.

"They're all as good as it gets. I like that," said Cage. "When I work with them, they challenge me. They keep me fresh and relevant."

"Death at a Funeral" features an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Loretta Devine, Danny Glover, Luke Wilson and Tracy Morgan.

"It feels good to have teammates, somebody you can get the ball to," said Lawrence.

The R-rated remake of a 2007 British comedy tells the story of a family's catastrophic attempt to pay their final respects to a recently passed patriarch.

Also new and in limited release, "The Joneses", starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny.

They play what seems to be an average American couple. But in reality they are part of an elaborate plot to get their neighbors to buy, consume, spend, and keep up with, "The Joneses."

"While it's wonderful to have nice things," said Moore. "At the end of that it's our connection to one another that's the most important thing."

This is also the weekend to catch "The Perfect Game."

Clifton Collins Jr. and Cheech Marin star in this story of a coach who leads a rag-tag group of boys from Mexico to the biggest victory of their lives.

It's inspired by the true story of the 1957 Little League World Series.

Also new and in limited release the Argentinean film, "The Secret in Their Eyes," the film that won the foreign-language Oscar this year.

And that's what's new at the movies this weekend.


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