Kick-Ass
At this point, is there anything left to say about Kick-Ass? Real people become vigilante superheroes. It's been done before, but this time, it's got a jaw-dropping Hit Girl, a role that's made one Chloe Moretz a sensation. In his review, Todd Gilchrist wrote: "as a full-length film, Kick-Ass is a great comic book come to life, but not much else. A faithful recreation of the rhythms of episodic funny-paper storytelling ... [it] never quite finds enough cohesion or dramatic clarity to become a fully satisfying film." If you're on the fence, you'll want to rent it, but for the rest, Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
It's the story of a wimpy, wise-cracking kid making his way through middle school, but as John Gholson reviewed, it "should've been titled Diary of a Selfish, Dishonest Punk." He continues: "It would all be unpleasant if it wasn't funny. ... If you're a parent who's been forced to sit through a barren desert of painfully unfunny family comedies, Diary will feel like an oasis." Buy it for the family movie shelf on DVD or Blu-ray.

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The Ghost Writer
Ah, the film Roman Polanski finished during his house arrest. It's a mixture of highs (Olivia Williams) and lows (Kim Cattrall), leading Dawn Taylor to write: "the arguments begin in one's own head as to whether this movie is deliberately, stylishly melodramatic, or a tad clunky by accident." She concludes that "there are moments of brilliance that make it more than worth tolerating the missteps," but I'm not so sure. Rent it and see for yourself on DVD or Blu-ray.

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