Kick-Ass

Why don't people in real life put on a costume, get a few gadgets and fight crime? Because the idea is completely bonkers. This flick based on a comic book by Mark Millar features a group of young people putting on the spandex and, as the title suggests, kicking some ass. This looks pretty cool, but we'll find out for sure on April 16.

Extraordinary Measures
Brendan Fraser stars as a father whose children are dying from a genetic disorder. Desperate to save them he funds the work of an eccentric but brilliant researcher (Harrison Ford) in hopes of finding a cure. I suspect this will be a good old fashioned tear-jerker. If that's your cup of tea you can check it out on January 22.

Grown Ups
A bunch of SNL veterans (Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and David Spade) along with that guy from King of Queens (Kevin James) play old friends reuniting for the first time in 30 years. The "reunion" formula is one of those cliches I remember my Writing Arts teacher warning me away from, and it doesn't look like they're doing anything especially original with it. This will be out on June 25. (Watch the trailer after the jump)




Date Night
Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a couple mistaken for another couple who are in serious trouble with some criminals. These two have made me laugh quite a lot with their respective NBC series so I'm betting this will be one to watch for. This one hits theaters on April 9.

Leap Year
Amy Adams plays a woman on her way to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on leap day, which according to Irish custom means he can not refuse, but perhaps that handsome young gent she meets on the way is a better match for her. This one hits on January 8.

New this week on AOL Moviefone:
  • The Road - Second trailer for this post-apocalyptic film in which a father and son make their way across the wasteland that was once the United States in hopes of finding civilization.
  • The Wolfman - Second trailer for the remake of the classic Universal monster movie.




  • Green Zone - Matt Damon stars in this examination of the war in Iraq.
  • Dare - Three very different teens cross paths during their last semester of high school.
  • Clash of the Titans - A remake of the 1981 film telling the myth of Perseus.
  • How to Train Your Dragon - Animated feature about a viking teen who learns that everything his people have taught him about dragons is wrong.
  • Despicable Me - Animated comedy about the world's greatest super villain.
  • Salt - Angelina Jolie stars in this story about a government agent wrongly accused of being a Russian assassin.