New Movies For February 17, 2012
Out this week: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence, This Means War, Undefeated and The Secret World of Arrietty.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Runtime: 95 min
Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Directors: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form. From the people who brought you Crank and starring one of the lamest superheroes… Remember when Nicolas Cage was in good movies… either do I.
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. McG, Witherspoon, Pine and Hardy. Need another incentive than how about the screenwriter of the first Sherlock Holmes movie? If these people can’t make a mildly appealing love triangle movie then Hollywood should just give up. See what I did there.
A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney. Not sure on this one, I’d have a copy of Friday Night Lights near by in case this documentary doesn’t deliver on the fourth quarter.
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. Is this one of the last Studio Ghibli’s films? Might be since they have said their success depends on US box office receipts. And that’s going to be hard when other studios are churning out 2-3 CGI movies every year. There’s no demand for fine crystal at a Guns’n’Roses concert.