Supercut of improbable weapons finds violent necessity is the mother of violent invention

Any hero can use fists, feet, or guns to dispatch their enemies. But it takes a special breed of cinematic badass to take out villains using unconventional weapons like a ladder, an umbrella, or even an entire oil tanker. Burger Fiction, a video company made up of Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell, has assembled…

Fox is reportedly making a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service

Despite its ridiculous ending—or maybe because of its ridiculous ending—Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is getting a sequel. That’s according to “individuals with knowledge of the project” who spoke with The Wrap, at least, because Fox hasn’t made any official announcements about this yet. Since the…

Mark Millar’s Chrononauts is being turned into a movie, like all Mark Millar comics

As the tides inevitably roll back out to the seas, so too must any old thing that falls out of Mark Millar’s head be adapted into a feature film. And now that everyone’s had time to be appalled by the ending of Kingsman: The Secret Service, we can await the next crowning achievement in Millar-bred tastelessness. …

Brawl through the fourth wall: 11 tips for surviving a movie bar fight

Bar brawls, pub fights, saloon showdowns—if you’re in a movie, and you happen to walk into the wrong watering hole at the wrong time, chances are that all hell is going to break loose. Sometimes, smashing a sugar glass bottle over the other fella’s head just won’t do; for those special cases, The A.V. Club has…

Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn says the film’s final scene is not offensive

We’re not going to bother warning spoiler-phobes to stay away from this article, because the headline mentions “final scene,” so we’re obviously going to talk about the final scene of Kingsman. We will, however, warn people who are reading this with any moms hovering nearby. That’s because we’re going to be talking…

Weekend Box Office: Sex and violence sell, go figure

“Are you curious?” asked the advertisements, to which America—and the world—responded with a resounding, “Yes, but only if you promise you’re not doing that thing where you film us in night-vision while we watch.” Moviegoers turned out in droves to titter nervously through the big-screen adaptation of that bestseller…

Kingsman is a slick, gory spy pastiche—just don’t think about it too hard

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Kingsman: The Secret Service is a live-action Hammacher Schlemmer catalog of pseudo-retro novelties, spiced up with self-aware asides and over-the-top violence—slick entertainment, provided the viewer turns off whatever part of their brain is responsible for recognizing and parsing subtext. Very loosely adapted from a…