Gone

Amanda Seyfried kind of fails at scary, even with a gun, but succeeds in crazy.

Amanda Seyfried is attractive and all, and she’s a pretty good actress, but I think she needs a different method of choosing scripts. In Time wasn’t all that exciting, Red Riding Hood left a lot to be desired from what I hear, and, well, I don’t like Nicholas Sparks novels, so that sort of lets Dear John out, too, though it was probably better than this flick.

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider demonstrating tactics for his defensive driving course.

It seems that Ghost Rider is now officially part of Marvel Knights, which is the division that contains all the comics that deal with more mature themes. I get what they mean; it is about demonic possession, good and evil, and all that, but on the other hand, given the level of humor, “mature” doesn’t quite seem like the right word. Most of the jokes seem to have been supplied by a 13-year-old boy. Since one of the main characters is a 13-year-old boy, though, maybe they were.

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Chronicle

Matt, Steve, and Andrew about to have their lives changed.

I feel a little like I just watched Super 8 again, even down to the fact that I knew almost nothing about this movie going in. Also as with Super 8, I suspect it’s better to know as little as possible going in, since that way you can discover things right along with the characters. It doesn’t quite make for an even playing field, of course, since the audience knows way before they do that they’re going to end up in deep, deep trouble, but I still think it’s more fun that way.

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