Cinema Smackdown 22: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance/The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
By Bret Dorman and Kate Peterson
Fact: Nicolas Cage is crazy. Want proof?
Kate’s favorite Crazy Cage moment comes from the over the top action opera Face/off, written and directed by action maestro John Woo. Boasting of about 40 facial expressions per minute, here is a small clip which features maybe the most bizarre:
Bret’s favorite Crazy Cage moment also comes a heavy hitting action director. That moment in The Rock after Cage plays it cool next to Connery’s daughter as Connery is trying to thank him Cage from out of no where decides to unleash the most vicious swear word euphemism in a Rated R movie already filled with the real deal:
We are going to try something new. We here at Cinema Smackdown hate cutting a movie conversation short when we still have things to talk about. This week we have really good, specific, in depth conversations about both our Theatrical Release Review and Theme Review. So we split the podcast up into two episodes. The Theatrical release will still have the games and miscellaneous stuff after it, but the Theme Reviews will now be their own ‘bonus’ content for people who are still interested in having conversations about these great films. Any feedback about our reviews, format, or games is greatly appreciated.
This weeks agenda:
Greetings: Start! – 1:25
Ghost Rider 2 Review: 1:25 – 27:30
Ghost Rider 2 Spoilers!: 27:30 – 34:20
Fun Time (20(1) ?s, Genre sMash): 34:20 – 1:01:50
Misc: 1:01:50 – 1:07:00
“Sergio Leone Western” Fistful of Dollars Theme Review
To get the episode just click the link below and download Episode 24:
Sergio Leone’s influence can be felt all over the place. Here, we have Quentin Tarantino, admitted Lover of Leone’s visual Language, using Leone’s style as a tool to convey a tense stand down after a brutal cat fight between our hero The Bride and the diabolical Elle Driver. It’s fair to say we here at Cinema Smackdown are gargantuan fans of both Leone and Tarantino:
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Next time we will be reviewing the Martian-y John Carter as well as “Sergio Leone Western” Theme Review Once Upon a Time in the West.
Thanks for enjoying!