New Movies Podcast: 'Kick-Ass' could divide audiences, first of 'Red Riding …

By John Serba | The Grand Rapids PressApril 16, 2010, 7:10AM

Courtesy photoAaron Johnson stars in “Kick-Ass.”So, does “Kick-Ass” live up to its title? Yes. no. Maybe. The critics are divided, and Grand Rapids Press film reviewer John Serba and podcast pal Cory Olsen discuss the more controversial elements of the new teen-superhero satire.

Also on the agenda are “Red Riding: 1974,” which opens at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts this weekend, “Death at a Funeral” and new DVD releases. give it a listen:

You can also download the podcast or subscribe via iTunes.

“Kick-Ass”
James Sanford: Clever, funny, dark and disturbing flick lives up to title: ‘Kick-ass’

“Death at a Funeral”
Serba: ‘Death at a Funeral’ nearly makes interesting commentary on relationships, then the slapstick starts

“Red Riding: 1974”
Serba: ‘Red Riding: 1974’ is plausible thriller that weaves fascinating and horrifying tale

“Pirate Radio”
Sanford: “Pirate Radio” pairs killer tunes with static screenplay

E-mail John Serba: jserba@grpress.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/johnserba

New Movies Podcast: 'Kick-Ass' could divide audiences, first of 'Red Riding …


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