Jena Malone Got Her Golden Ticket

At the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Jena Malone talked about her excitement joining the Hunger Games franchise as Johanna Mason in the Catching Fire adaptation.

We have to wait until Nov. 22 to see Jena and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) and all the others do battle onscreen.

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Kick-Ass 2 Trailer Sanitized for Your Protection

Another TV commercial for the movie Kick-Ass 2 has been released, and in it Universal included two scenes previously glimpsed in a red-band trailer, but with Hit-Girl’s (Chloë Grace Moretz) lines dubbed with less-crude language.

Those of you familiar with previous Kick-Ass 2 trailers will notice that the scenes in question are Mindy kicking Dave’s (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) ass in the gym, and Mindy interacting with the mean girls. In the first case, the line “Take your skirt off, Dave,” has been recorded over what she really says, and in the other, her dialogue is simply cut off.

Although in today’s hypersensitive political climate I can easily imagine the “clean” “Take your skirt off” line being more “offensive” to some groups than Mindy’s original diss. After all, doesn’t that imply that weak people wear skirts? Of course, such offended people will have forgotten that the line is spoken by a 15-year-old girl who is deliberately trying to insult a high school boy. But let’s hope everything is taken in the spirit intended: good, clean fun!

Kick-Ass 2 opens less than a month from now, on Aug. 16.