Adapted from 1972 Charles Bronson pic, "The Mechanic" has been dusted off and retooled as a vehicle for Jason Statham.
Steve Burke has finally landed the job he has long sought: studio chief.
A provocative premise is undone by limited exploration and basic incoherence.
When he was a teenager, his family summered in the Adirondacks where he spent endless hours watching films and reading. That's when Jeff Skoll first fell in love with storytelling.
The simple and yet daunting philosophy of National Lampoon in its early-'70s heyday was that anything was allowed, no matter how tasteless or offensive, as long as it was funny. Julie Brown tries her…