Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Trust me when I say that I’m trying to take this movie in the spirit in which it’s intended.

Because, I realize this flick is losing half of the nation’s critics right from the get go with its kind of irreverant style of handheld film making and in your face juvenile humor…

But I can’t help but feel like “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” missed the mark by being a little safe. It’s like they tried to infuse the “Crank” style into the film, but with a PG-13 rating, which thus eliminates a LOT of the “Crank” content. (The directing team, for those unaware, did both films)

That’s not the way to get the best results.

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Now showing on cable: “The American”

The last of the movies stuck in my DVR limbo since I went to Comic-Con is “The American”, which made it’s debut on Cinemax a week or so ago.

George Clooney stars as a hit man who needs a woman.

The film begins with his cover being blown and him having to flee hiding. He winds up in Rome, where he picks up a job crafting a high powered sniper rifle for a female assassin.

Along the way, he hires a whore who he winds up falling for, and a priest whom he befriends.

The end.

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