Everybody join hands and pray for Jim Carrey to accept the role he’s been offered in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall
Jim Carrey is being courted by Universal to pull on the costume of Colonel Stars in the upcoming Kick-Ass sequel. The character helps Kick-Ass round up a team of misfit superhoes to try and stop wannabe villain Red Mist from, well, kicking Kick-Ass’s ass (and other horrible stuff).
Carrey is known to be a big fan of Matthew Vaughn’s off the hook super-hero movie, so this might very well happen. And if you think this is just the silliest idea, think Nicolas Cage, and think again.
ColonelStars in Mark Millar & John Rominta Jr.’s Kick-Ass 2
The story of the legendary match opposing notorious boxers Cliff “Cleveland” Jones and Wallas Street Jr.
HA! So: no.
This Swiss / French produced documentary follows the trial that took place in Cleveland, Ohio in order to decide upon Wall Streets’ responsibility in the colossal amount of foreclosures the city of cleveland has experienced and the despair and ruin they left in their wake.
Well… It would be, were it not for Wall Street bankers’ success in delaying it, it seems, indefinitely. So let me rephrase one more time. This is the story of a trial that could have been, every attendant playing it’s own role, better yet, being himself. Two reel attorneys: one local, representing the defendant (the city of cleveland) and one from new york, representing wall street banks as he is accustomed to. A real judge and juries, real opinions, real people, real tragedies.
Through what must surely be a relieving process to some, the crisis in cleveland is simply explained, analyzed and weighed form a human perspective, questioning the soundness of the sub-prime mortgage system without demonizing the banks, each attorney attempting to prove home owners are responsible for taking unaffordable mortgages or not. The trial seems to lead to one problematic: the capacity of each and everyone of us to understand the circumstances our lives provide us with in spite of the difficulties and advantages we might encounter and the responsibility that entails. But are we not sometimes left with no other choice than the darkest one? It here really seems the poor are getting poorer by paying the rich to get richer, rendering the american dream one step harder to reach.
The film was made by Jean-Stéphane Bron, a swiss chap, and I live in switzerland - a wee country who, though picturesque, is not so well-known for it’s movie industry. So hey, even if you don’t care (and you should, it’s really good) look it up and give it a look!