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Christopher Mintz-Plasse: It’s a ‘Bummer’ Jim Carrey Won’t Promote ‘Kick-Ass 2’

Jim Carrey on the set of 'Kick-Ass 2'Christopher Mintz-Plasse says it's a “bummer” Jim Carrey doesn't want to promote Kick-Ass 2.

The veteran actor - who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the action sequel - withdrew his support of the film earlier this year, feeling it is too violent in light of the Sandy Hook school shootings, and his co-star is saddened by his decision but finds his opinion “understandable.”

“It's a bummer because he's so good in the movie that I would love to have him promoting the movie, but with everything that's happened, it's totally understandable why [he doesn't want to]. We really upped the ante with the violence in this one and I think with all the tragedies that have happened this year, that's on people's minds, which is terrible. Violence is always controversial - nothing you can do.”

Mintz-Plasse went on to defend Carrey's controversial decision, insisting it is difficult to envision how the film will look on screen compared to the script: “You read the script and you're like, 'Oh, it's violent,' but when you actually see it in front of you, it's a lot more violent than you think it's gonna be on the page. He saw the finished product and he just couldn't get behind it. I respect the guy's opinion.”


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VIDEO: Watch the New ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Trailer

WARNING: The above trailer contains explicit language and graphic violence.

Jim Carrey joins Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), and their crew of masked vigilantes in Kick-Ass 2, based off of Mark Millar's (Wanted) comic book series of the same name. Despite the three year gap from the release of Kick-Ass, the story picks up right where it left off, turning Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) into a legitimate villain who's so edgy that he has dubbed himself “The Motherf****r.” Of course, any film where Moretz is kicking ass is a definite must-see, despite the cheesy, mega-stylized action sequences.

Kick-Ass 2, directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down), hits theaters August 16.

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Kick-Ass Sequel to Film in the Fall

Kick-Ass 2The Kick-Ass sequel is due to start filing this fall.

Aaron Johnson is to reprise his role as the titular character/Dave Lizewski following on from the original 2010 comedy movie, and he has confirmed Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) are also in line to return for the motion picture with Jeff Wadlow replacing Matthew Vaughn in the director's seat.

“It's pretty much set to go, this fall. I think now Chloe and Chris are on board. I'm certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it's going to happen,” he said. Matthew's commitment to X-Men: First Class 2 meant he is unable to take on the directing duties of the sequel, but he has approved of Jeff helming the movie.

 

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VIDEO: The Michael Cera School of Acting

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I’ve often said that actor (Zombieland) could be the new Michael Cera—now I understand the reason for the similarities.

In this video for “The Michael Cera School of Acting,” actors who’ve struggled with their good looks and charm are taught how to act like the Juno star. Classes like “Inappropriate Laughter” and “How to Perpetually Look Like You’re Seventeen” help thespians “tone down their charisma and embrace the awkward.”

Eisenberg is just one of the big names to have completed the program. Other gradutes from the school started in 2007 reportedly include Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), (She’s Out of My League) and Shia LaBeouf.

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Box Office Breakdown: Freddy Krueger a Theatrical Nightmare

Nightmare on Elm Street

Even though it’s a recurring dream, can still still scare up a few dollars.

Warner Bros.’ reboot of the horror classic clawed its way up to the top of the charts this weekend with a bloody good $32.9 million. Director Samuel Bayer’s first feature film more than tripled its nearest competitor while just falling shy of Freddy vs. Jason‘s $36 million open in 2003. (This installment did, though, top all other Elm street debuts.)

Meanwhile, it appears Brendan Fraser’s latest entry may have actually scared away audiences. , also starring Brooke Shields, only grossed $6.6 million over the last three days. Sadly, that amount was still higher than what Fraser generated in his last film…with Harrison Ford. (Extraordinary Measures unfolded to $6 million back in January.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Jennifer Lopez Needs a Back-up Plan

The Back-Up Plan

Jennifer Lopez’s recent performance at the box office - like her number at the American Music Awards - wasn’t exactly flawless.

, Lopez’s first major release since 2005, was not what moviegoers had planned for their few days off. The romantic comedy, which co-stars Alex O’Loughlin, earned a lackluster $12.2 million in ticket sales and a seat behind the five-week-old How to Train Your Dragon.

CBS Films did have one thing to brag about though: it’s movie performed better than any new wide release this weekend. (Granted, that isn’t saying much.) - an actioner featuring a large ensemble of actors - wrangled up a disappointing $9.4 million for fourth place. While that was enough to surpass last week’s champ, Kick-Ass, the two films were only separated by about $400,000. Meanwhile, Oceans, Disney’s nature documentary, landed in 8th place with $6.1 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Kick-Ass Saves Its Ass

Kick-Ass

had a hard time living up to its name this weekend.

Despite high expectations for the R-rated superhero entry, Matthew Vaughn’s film barely won the box office battle. In fact, it looked on Sunday like Lionsgate’s actioner would place second overall. Fortunately, the final numbers worked in Kick-Ass’ favor…but not by much. Less than $200,000 separated from this week’s chart topper.

Meanwhile, attendance at ‘s services was good enough to get the comedy a fourth place debut. Neil LaBute’s remake of the 2007 British film recovered most of its budget - it cost approximately $21 million to make - with its $16.2 million gross.

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 16, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Death at a Funeral (R): starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan (directed by Neil LaBute)
  • Kick-Ass (R): starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke (directed by Matthew Vaughn)
  • The City of Your Final Destination* (PG-13): starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg (directed by James Ivory)
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop* (R): starring Banksy (directed by Banksy)
  • Handsome Harry* (NR): starring Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry (directed by Bette Gordon)

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Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Melts Ice Age’s Hopes

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

This was one heated battle that left Ice Age out in the cold.

Only 24 hours ago, and the animated comedy were estimated to finish in a possible tie. But when the final numbers were computed, last Monday’s champ managed to keep its spot for another round. In just two weeks, the Paramount feature has managed to earn just under $300 million.

But had nothing to complain about. Even though it missed the #1 spot by less than $1 million, the threequel had the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten. In total, the movie earned $66.7 million over five days, just shy of what 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown grossed over only three days.

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Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Rises Above the Competition

Transformers: Rise of the Fallen

It’s not very often when “loud” and “mindless” are deemed good qualities. But in Paramount’s case, it was a recipe for success.

Over the past five days, did what most films have been attempting all year: It passed the $200 million mark. (Up just became the first 2009 film to hit $250 million.)

While the Michael Bay film is definitely on track to be one of the most successful entries this year (let’s not forget about Harry Potter), the sequel’s opening still takes second behind last year’s topper. During its opening run, earned $203.8 million domestically.

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