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The Fate Of The Furious Review

Very Good

With the more dumbed-down title Fast & Furious 8 outside of North America, this overcrowded franchise continues in its trajectory to provide mindlessly outrageous thrills involving muscly guys, tough girls and loud cars. This episode is marginally more grounded than the high-flying previous instalment, but it's still utterly preposterous. It's also a huge amount of fun, thanks to the snappy cast and far larger than life driving stunts.

We catch up with Dom and Letty (Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez) living in Havana and challenging the locals to some vroom-vroom racing antics. But their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Cipher (Charlize Theron), a mysterious woman who has something on Dom and lures him to the dark side. To stop Cipher's nefarious plan, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is brought back into action by Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his rookie colleague Eric (Scott Eastwood), who also draft in Letty and the team (Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel) before heading off to Berlin. Things don't go so well there, so they bring in hothead nemesis Deckard (Jason Statham) and chase Dom and Cipher to New York and Arctic Russia for even more outrageous vehicular mayhem.

New to the franchise, director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) gives the film a gritty edge that sits surprisingly well with a stream of wry comedy running right through every scene. He also kicks off the action from the opening shot, then barely pauses for breath for a odd moment of plot exposition or emotion along the way. This is full-on action entertainment, riotously over-the-top and hilariously enjoyable, even if it's dumb as a post. And the action sequences are jaw-droppingly enormous.

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Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer


Just what does Dominic Toretto think he's doing? It seems the original team has disbanded, with Brian and Mia having retired from the fast life (literally) and the world of crime, and it seemed like Dom and Letty had a normal life ahead of them following their marriage. But that's just not the way life goes for Dom, whose love of danger seems to far outweigh his love for his friends and family. Just when you thought that their lives couldn't get anymore complicated, a mysterious woman walks in and threatens to dismantle everything, encouraging Dom to betray those he holds dear for one more adventure. Hobbs, meanwhile, isn't about to let Dom get away with it this time, and he and his team cross terrains of every kind from Cuba to the Arctic in a bid to take him down once and for all. 

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Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer


If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the last film, you were wrong. They compromised their amnesty over their past crimes with events in 'Furious 7', and now most fo the group has disbanded, Brian and Mia have retired from their street-racing-cum-crime careers and Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are intending to follow a normal life following their honeymoon. Unfortunately, Dom's love of danger draws him to a mysterious stranger who enlists him into another crime-fuelled adventure which takes him everywhere from Cuba to New York to the Arctic. He ends up betraying his closest friends, people who have become more like family, as he embarks on a journey that will bring him challenges that he's never experience before.

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Mechanic 2: Resurrection Trailer


Arthur Bishop was once one of the most sought after 'Mechanics' (assassins) but after being tricked into killing an innocent associate - and almost being killed in the process, Bishop now lives a more sedate life far away from the gangsters that he's spent his former years with.

As hard as he's tried to leave his old way of life behind him, there are still some people who suspect that Bishop is still alive and they'll go to extreme lengths to get him to carry out their diry work for them. Nowadays, Bishop spends his time with a beautiful woman named Gina in exotic locations and the ex-assassin has settled down but it seems that Gina is hiding secrets of her own from her beau.

As events unfold it appears Gina has been kidnapped by a man who requires the services of Bishop. In order to have Gina returned to safety he must perform three murders and make them look like an accident. Bishop must now find a way to remain one step ahead of his blackmailer in order to save the life of the woman he loves.

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Dwayne Johnson Hits Out At Fast 8's Male Co-Stars In Facebook Rant


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Dwayne Johnson has called out some of his male co-stars on the upcoming Fast 8 movie in an angry post on social media. The nice guy pro wrestler-turned actor blasted the unprofessionalism he had experienced from some unnamed male stars on the film’s set, warning that he has ‘zero tolerance for candy asses.’

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fiancé Jason Statham arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham

Jason Statham - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Jason Statham , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley seen leaving Nobu restaurant in Mayfair, London, after dinner. Rosie was snapped inadvertently revealing her nipples while wearing a see-through black dress. - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Jason Statham , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards 2016 held at the Barker Hanger Airport in Santa Monica. at Barker Hanger Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Jason Statham - 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley And Jason Statham Confirm Engagement


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In just one of many, many things to happen at the 2016 Golden Globes, actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has confirmed that she’s engaged to wed Jason Statham, her boyfriend of five years.

The showbiz couple arrived at the prestigious red carpet event in Beverly Hills on Sunday night (January 10th), with 28 year old Rosie showing off an eye-catching diamond ring as she and her 48 year old fiancé posed for photographs outside the Hilton. A spokesperson for the pair later officially confirmed the engagement to E! News the following day.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th November 2015

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington Whiteley , Jason Statham - 2015 LACMA Art + Film Gala held at LACMA at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th November 2015

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Jason Statham

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - Celebrities attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory. at Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015

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Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham

Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - The ELLE Style Awards 2015 held at the Walkie Talkie Building - Outside Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham
Rosie Huntington-whiteley and Jason Statham

Jason Statham , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley out and about running errands at beverly hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Jason Statham - With this in mind DesignCrowd, the virtual design studio with almost half a million designers, thought it would run a fun contest asking its community of designers to create images of who they thought the next James Bond should be. - New South Wales, Australia - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley , Jason Statham - LACMA Art + Film Gala 2015 - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th November 2015

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Jason Statham
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 25th September 2015

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Jason Statham - Fast & Furious - Supercharged Ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood at Universal Studios Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy - New York premiere of 'Spy' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd June 2015

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Jason Statham and Melissa Mccarthy

Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham - 'Spy' U.K. film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square at The Odeon,Leicester Square, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jason Statham, Nargis Fakhri, Melissa Mccarthy, Peter Serafinowicz, Paul Feig, Jude Law, Jessica Chaffin, Miranda Hart and Allison Janney

Jason Statham - 'Spy' UK film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 28th May 2015

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Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham

Jason Statham - The European premiere of 'Spy' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Jason Statham, Jude Law and Melissa Mccarthy
Jason Statham, Jude Law and Melissa Mccarthy
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Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham

Jason Statham - 'Spy' European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham
Jude Law, Melissa Mccarthy and Jason Statham

Jason Statham - Spy: Susan Cooper Undercover cast members outside SAT.1 TV studios - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Jason Statham - The cast of 'Spy - Susan Cooper undercover' promoting their movie at Hotel de Rome in Mitte. at Hotel de Rome in Mitte - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig - A host of stars were photographed at the 20th Century Fox Arrival During 2015 CinemaCon which was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015

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Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig
Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig
Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig
Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig
Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Paul Feig

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham - Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory - Arrivals at Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015

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The Expendables 3 Reassembles The Troops


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Sylvester Stallone and his franchise for ageing action stars is back! Yes, the gang has nearly doubled for the latest Expendables adventure, stirring in big-named oldies along with fresh blood. The plot may not make any sense, and this one's been chopped down to a PG-13, but with a cast this beefy, you don't want to miss it.

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Stallone returns as star and cowriter, along with previous cohorts Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. The notable no-show this time is Bruce Willis, who is rumoured to have asked for $1 million per day to return, apparently prompting Stallone to tweet, "Greedy and lazy ...... a sure formula for career failure."

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The Expendables 3 World Premiere [Pictures]


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The sun beamed down on a range of A-Z-list celebs last night (August 4) as The Expendables 3 enjoyed its world premiere in London.

As well as the film’s stars, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Kellan Lutz, a bunch of celebs trampled the red carpet ahead of the film's world premiere including Jonathan Ross, who made some seriously questionable fashion choices. 

The all-out action film, currently enjoying a third outing, sees many of Hollywood’s favorite stars combine. At 68, you would think Stallone is coming to end of his stunt career. He, on the other hand, has different ideas. 

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Cast Of "Expendables 3" Tanks At Cannes. Literally.


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Tanks at Cannes – if anyone could pull it off, it had to be Sly Stallone and company. Stallone and Expendables 3 costars made their arrival, riding along the Croisette in the French city in two massive Soviet tanks. Sure, it didn’t do anything to help the already terrible traffic in Cannes around festival time, but it did contribute to the film’s eye-popping promotional bill of $2 million, spent over the course of the festival.

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Sylvester Stallone shows his support for the efforts to rescue over 200 girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria.

Besides the tank stunt, admittedly one of the better ideas to come out of a Hollywood promo team, the $2 million budget also included a promo of clips from the movie and a star-studded press conference at the Carlton hotel. The press conference featured almost all the stars of the film (and the tank stunt) including returning heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren, as well as new recruits Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammar. Nu Image and Millenium Films must be working on a very liberal budget this time around.

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A Week In Movies: Big Films Hit Britain, New York Premieres For Hanks And The Coens, Statham Fights Back


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James McAvoy in Filth

Two big British films hit UK cinemas this week. After storming the Scottish box office last weekend and garnering rave reviews across the board, Filth arrives in the rest of the country this week. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), the Edinburgh black comedy stars  in a career-redefining role as a deeply nasty cop. Read our 'Filth' review here.

Meanwhile, Saoirse Ronan stars in the introspective thriller How I Live Now, set in a present-day Britain that's engulfed in war. Opening in the UK this weekend and in America next month, the film is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), and the cast includes rising stars George MacKay (Hunky Dory) and Tom Holland (The Impossible). We gave the film 4/5 you can read the 'How I Live Now' review here.

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Sylvester Stallone Twitter Rant: "Harrison Ford In", "Greedy" Bruce Willis Out Of 'Expendables 3'


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Sylvester Stallone has made his feelings towards Bruce Willis crystal clear after tweeting about Expendables 3. The Rocky actor confirmed that Harrison Ford would be joining the Expendables cast, replacing Willis.

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Sylvester Stallone at the New York premiere of Bullet to the Head.

Stallone described Bruce Willis as "greedy and "lazy" on Twitter shortly after confirming Harrison Ford will be replacing Willis in Expendables 3. In his first Tweet, Stallone claimed he'd "been waiting for years" for the news that "Willis out" and "Harrison in".

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Hummingbird [Redemption] Review


Good

Jason Statham takes a darker role than usual in a gritty London drama that never quite seems sure of itself, as writer-turned-director Knight mashes several huge social issues with a hint of action and a rather awkward romance. It's always intriguing, and has several jaw-dropping moments along the way, but ultimately leaves us wondering why Knight made the film at all.

Statham plays Joey, an ex-soldier on the run from the military police. Living homeless in central London, he breaks into a sexy loft flat and discovers that the resident will be away for eight months. So he assumes his identity, borrows his bank account and starts his life over with a job in a Chinese restaurant. Then his bosses (Wong and Lee) notice how good he is in a fight, and give him a high-paying job as a mob goon. With his new wealth, he starts helping out Cristina (Buzek), the Polish-born nun who feeds the homeless in Covent Garden. As they begin a strange friendship, he also contacts his bitter ex-wife (McClure) and young daughter.

As he did in his scripts for Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises, Knight reels off the social issues in London's underbelly: illegal immigrants, human trafficking, gang violence, desperate prostitution, post-traumatic stress. But the real story here is Joey's redemption, as pointedly symbolised by the hummingbirds that flit through his drug-detox dreams. As he tries to help Cristina in a variety of sometimes contrived ways, she responds by improbably falling for him. Meanwhile, he spends a lot of time searching for a missing friend (Bewick) while also trying to make things up to his ex.

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Redemption - Clip


Joey Jones has been living on the streets for a while, but after receiving a particularly bad beating by some street thugs, he decides to re-build his life once and for all. Breaking into another person's home, he changes his identity and scrubs up (quite literally) in order to get a as a chef and security guard at a London restaurant. His help ridding the eatery of any problems they might have with his swift fighting skills motivates his boss to offer him a new job which leaves him more better off than he's ever been. He decides to set out on a mission to help the poverty stricken community in which he once lived, a decision that is dramatically increased by the murder of his best friend Isabel. However, as much as he wants to use his newfound money to help those in need, he wants more than anything to start a new life and finally get away from his past.

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WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!


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Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor is set to step down this Christmas, having debuted in January 2010.

William Hill have drawn up a list of odds; the most favourable, surprisingly, is for the next Doctor to be played by a female actor.

The bookies current favourite, at 10/1, is 31 year-old Russell Tovey, best known for his roles as werewolf, George Sands, in BBC drama Being Human and the character, Rudge, in both the stage and screen adaptations of The History BoysTovey took to Twitter to lament the stepping down of Smith in a statement that has fuelled speculation he might be in talk to be the next Doctor: "Sad to hear of Matt Smith's doctor departure, he truly is a superb actor and made the Doc proper.. Who's next tho eh? Who's next.. Hmmm x" Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, jointly ranks alongside Tovey with 10/1 odds. William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams says he thinks Grint, 24, would "be perfect for the role."

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Stallone Names Patrick Hughes As The Director For "The Expendables 3"


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Australian director Patrick Hughes has been named by Sylvester Stallone to helm his newest writing endeavor, The Expendables 3. Nothing is official just yet though, as Hughes still has to win the approval of Millenium, the studio behind the Expendables franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes will be flying in shortly to meet with studio heads, but the director is pretty much a shoe in for the gig.

Hughes is a newbie in the director’s seat, with one feature film on his record – a critically acclaimed 2010 thriller, which starred Ryan Kwanten as a city police officer on a thrill ride of a first day in a small country town. So, while he might be lacking in experience, Hughes isn’t exactly a wild card and Stallone probably knows what to expect of his work. It will be interesting to see how he handles the fast-paced action genre, though. However, with a cast this packed with famous action men, The Expendables can probably be carried on acting alone.

A lot of the stars of the previous two films are expected to return for The Expendables 3, including Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren. Some rumored additions to the already star-studded cast include Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan. Stallone is currently in the midst of penning the script, with shooting expected to commence sometime this summer.

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A Week In Movies Feat: The Host, Trance And G.I. Joe: Retaliation Hit Cinemas While World War Z, The Brass Teapot And Hummingbird Trailers Emerge


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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review

This week's biggest global release is G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and critics were on edge at press screenings earlier in the week, hoping against hope that the sequel maintained the entertaining ironic subversiveness of the 2009 original, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Alas, the news isn't good.

The week's other blockbuster is The Host, based on the novel by Twilight author Stephenie Meyers. Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie, a young woman facing an alien force that's taking over humanity. In fine Twilight style, there are two leading men vying for her affections, played by rising-star hearthrobs Max Irons and Jake Abel. Despite good early word-of-mouth, the studio hasn't shown the film to critics.

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Parker Review


Very Good

Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is given a thoroughly engaging kick by veteran filmmaker Hackford working outside his usual dramatic genre. It's predictable and far too long, but Hackford grounds everything in gritty reality, avoiding obnoxious effects work while indulging in entertaining innuendo and riotously nasty action sequences.

None of this is much of a stretch for the cast, and Statham's Parker is essentially the same character he always plays: a ruthlessly efficient, indestructible criminal with a conscience. After a gang of thugs (including Chiklis and Collins) betrays him following a fairgrounds heist, Parker miraculously recovers from his hideous injuries and heads to Florida to get revenge. He uses local estate agent Leslie (Lopez) to find the gang's lair, and she's instantly attracted to the way he fills out his designer suit. Living with her soap-addict mum (LuPone), Leslie is looking for a wealthy man to rescue her. And she's already too involved when she realises that Parker isn't who he seems to be. 

There isn't much to the plot, which is packed with contrived twists and turns and never follows through the intriguing possibilities along the way. At least the film avoids the usual action cliches, as Hackford sharply orchestrates each fight sequence to make it both lucid and startlingly brutal. This earthy approach keeps things relatively believable, until Parker emerges with yet another serious injury that doesn't slow him down at all. Meanwhile, Hackford injects plenty of eyebrow-raising flirtation that keeps us smiling. Statham and Lopez may not be stretching themselves as actors, but they clearly have a lot of fun circling around each other like dogs on heat.

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters Leads Slow US Box Office Weekend


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The number one spot at the box office was easily claimed this weekend by new comer Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, with it relatively unimpressive $19 million takings easily beating it's closest competitors.

The Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton starring fairytale twist has been all but panned universally by critics, but this did little to dent it's chances at the box office with the closest competitor taking in a measly $7 million. The $7 mil newcomer in question is the new Jason Statham action Parker, which managed to pull in only $2 million more than the number three movie of the weekend, the ensemble comedy Movie 43.

According to Hollywood.com, total box office receipts in the U.S. and Canada were down by 13% from the same weekend a year ago, continuing a recent trend of cinema avoidance across the two nations. So who's to blame? Piracy? Exorbitant cinema prices? Or i it just that people were unwilling to leave their homes over the cold weekend to go to the cinema when they could watch films from the comfort of your own home. The answer is, there really is no clear answer, more of a merging of all these problems rolled into one. Still, movie insiders are beginning to worry that this trend might continue into the year and beyond, with that all too familiar question "is cinema dying" perpetually hanging over movie executive's heads.

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Jennifer Lopez - The Ultimate Single Lady In Leather And Spikes


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Jennifer Lopez has been in the news a lot recently, following her divorce from Marc Anthony and of course, her new film, Parker.

The thing that everyone seemed most impressed with, however, weren’t J Lo’s acting credentials, or even her personal life, but her wardrobe choices – like most times actually, because lets face it, there haven’t been any Oscar nods for Lopez as far as we can remember. On top of that, Parker hasn’t really created a media storm at all and, apart from Jason Statham and Lopez herself, there haven’t been any notable names attached to the project.

However, her style is definitely unique and Jennifer definitely flaunted it during her appearance on the Katie show this week. The singer donned a leather jumpsuit and capped off the outfit with some bang-on-trend spiky heels. We’re not sure how we feel about this combo, to be honest, but J Lo’s affinity for The Jumpsuit has become infamous over the years. To be fair, if the lady can pull it off, who’s to stop her from adding a little edge to her appearance, especially in light of her newly recovered single lady status? And if that edge comes in the form of shiny jumpsuits, well… ok, it looks a bit odd, but if there’s one person who can pull it off, it’s Jennifer Lopez.

'Parker Premiere': Jennifer Lopez Goes Commando? Coco Austin Shocks! (Pictures)


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Jennifer Lopez, Parker Premiere, Las VegasJennifer Lopez Was The Star Attraction At The 'Parker Premiere' In Las Vegas

Jennifer Lopez appeared to "go commando" at the Las Vegas premiere of her new drama-thriller 'Parker' on Thursday evening (January 24, 2013). Let us explain: the 43-year-old actress wore a figure-hugging white gown, which looked fairly innocuous at first glance, though the sheer side panels gave the game away - Lopez was indeed wearing no underwear. Still, the R&B star and former American Idol judge looked pretty elegant, accentuating her signature curves while beaming for the cameras.

The movie stars Jason Statham as a thief with a unique code of professional ethics who is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming his new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside (Lopez), the professional criminal looks to hijack his former crew's latest heist.

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Video - Jennifer Lopez And Jason Statham Wow At Parker Screening


Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham arrive for a screening of their new crime-thriller 'Parker' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dressed head-to-toe in Lanvin, Lopez was all smiles for the cameras and spent time signing autographs for fans and posing for snaps. Letting his leading lady take the spotlight, Statham briefly posed for pictures before making his way into the museum.

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The movie industry is buzzing with excitement this week, as the Oscars move ever closer, news of the new Star Wars movies starts to break and the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing out there in Utah.

One of the biggest talking points of Sundance so far has been the movie jOBS. Starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, there’s been much debate over whether or not Kutcher’s lightweight acting style is going to be strong enough to lend jOBS any gravitas. A clip of the movie has been released, featuring Kutcher and Josh Gad (who plays co-founder Steve Wozniak) but no full trailer as yet. The movie opens today (January 25, 2013) and we’re predicting that the reviews are going to be a mixed bag. Gad insists that Kutcher’s performance in this movie is going to be the stuff that dreams are made of. We’ll wait and see what the experts think.

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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up On Relationship With Casper Smart


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Actress, singer, dancer and mother, you could be forgiven for thinking Jennifer Lopez is ready to settle down and enjoy the spoils of her illustrious career. However, after wrapping up her first world tour just last month, J-Lo is busy fronting this months Harper's Bazaare.  

Talking to the fashion and lifestyle mag, she opened up on her relationship with Casper Smart, while he sat in on the interview with 4-year-old Max on his lap. "He's (Casper) fantastic; he's like my best friend," says Lopez. "I can tell him everything, when I'm feeling down, when I'm feeling good. He gives moral support, endless love and support." Part of the celebrity lifestyle inevitably involves a lot of travel, and that's something J-Lo embraces, and seems ready to continue doing. "I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well," she says. "I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids' hair, pick up their clothes -- that makes our life beautiful, you know? There's something very elegant in that."

Jennifer's been busy with her Dance Again world tour alongside her three-year-old twins as well as boyfriend and head choreographer Casper. She's also been lending her voicing talents to the Ice Age franchise in both movie and videogame formats. Her next project sees her play Leslie in Parker, a crime thriller starring Jason Statham, due for release on March 8th, 2013. 

Parker Trailer


Parker is a skilled thief with a very specific moral code; never kill anyone who doesn't deserve it and never steal from those with little money. Other than that, he is brutal, doing anything it takes to seize his target along with his so-called loyal team. However, one day he finds that his accomplices are not the people he thought they were when they stab him in the back and leave him to die. As single-minded as ever, Parker assumes the new name and identity of Texas guy Daniel Parmitt and sets out to destroy his former allies for what they did to him seeking an unusual partnership with Leslie:  a local resident of Palm Beach who has inside information on Parker's targets and agrees to help him despite having reservations about his plan to murder every last one of them and take the loot from their latest robbery.

'Parker' is a crime thriller based on the novel 'Flashfire' by Donald E. Westlake. It has been directed by the Oscar winner that is Taylor Hackford ('An Officer and a Gentleman', 'The Devil's Advocate') and written by John J. McLaughlin ('Black Swan', 'Hitchcock') and will be released in cinemas across the UK from March 8th 2013. 

Director: Taylor Hackford

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The Expendables 2 Review


Good
Although there's been no attempt to tone down the first film's bloodthirsty hyperviolence or dim-witted plotting, this sequel is a massive improvement simply because they have fun with the premise. As a result, so do we.

Barney (Stallone) and his team of ageing mercenaries are coerced by Church (Willis) into heading into hostile territory to retrieve a top secret electronic gadget. Most shocking is the fact that Church insists that a woman, Maggie (Yu), joins them. And when things go wrong, Barney leads the gang on a grisly revenge mission against a nasty villain (Van Damme) who's callously putting humanity in peril. Along the way they're joined by Church and Trench (Schwarzenegger), and get help from lone-wolf Booker (Norris).

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Safe Review


Weak
Like a bullet to the head, this movie has no time for subtlety, charging through a series of violent shootouts that are strung together into one cacophonous, chaotic chase. It finally finds some humour in the final act, but by then it's too late to save us.

Ex-cop Luke (Statham) is working as a cage fighter when he runs afoul of the Russian mafia, because they lose millions stupidly betting against him.

Brutally hunted by the boss' son (Sikora), Luke is contemplating suicide when he spots little Mei (Chan) being chased by the Chinese mob. Suddenly kicking into gear, he rescues her and discovers that she's a numerical prodigy who has memorised an important sequence of numbers. But now the Russians, Chinese and a gang of rogue cops led by a New York police captain (Burke) are all after them.

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Video - Jason Statham Stocks Up For Christmas


English actor Jason Statham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; The Expendables; Gnomeo and Juliet) shops at Bristol Farms grocery store with his girlfriend, Transformers actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Jason leaves the store with a friend, pushing a trolley piled high with shopping bags. He has help putting the bags into his car, before pushing the trolley in the direction of a nearby photographer. Jason returns to the store for something else, before driving to the entrance to pick up Rosie.

Jason will reprise his role as Lee Christmas in The Expendables 2, which will be released in 2012. It is rumoured that he will star in the sixth instalment of The Fast and The Furious franchise, which has a release date of May 2013

The Expendables 2 Trailer


Mr Church reunites the Expendables: Barney Ross; Lee Christmas; Yin Yang; Gunnar Jensen; Toll Road and Hale Caesar for a simple job. They are joined by two newcomers: Billy the Kid and Maggie. All in all, it looks like an easy paycheck for the Expendables. But things aren't always what they appear to be and when one of their own is brutally killed, the men set out to get revenge.

The Expendables are a group of highly trained mercenaries who are past their prime. In their last adventure, they get together for a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator in Vilena, an island in between the Gulf of Mexico and South America.

Chinese actress Yu Nan joins the cast as the first female Expendable, while Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger expand their cameos as Mr Church and Trent Mauser, respectively. The Expendables 2 is directed by Simon West (Con Air; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and was written by Sylvester Stallone, who directed the first film, which was released in 2010. Upon its release, The Expendables was a box office hit, grossing $266,159,621 worldwide, despite mixed reviews from critics.

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal.


Directed by: Simon West


In US cinemas from August 17, 2012

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Yu Nan, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Novak Djokovic and Randy Couture

Safe Trailer


Former elite agent Luke White lives in New York and is all too familiar with the city's seedy underbelly, which crawls with corrupt policemen, killers and gangsters. The policemen, along with the Russian mafia and the Triads, are all looking for New York's Most Wanted, who has memorised a very long safe combination that is of the utmost importance.

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Killer Elite Review


OK
Testosterone oozes from every pore of this 1980s-set thriller. It's based on Rannulph Fiennes' book The Feather Men, which claims to recount true events but is frankly very hard to believe. Fortunately, the high-octane cast helps make the false bravado rather entertaining.

Danny (Statham) thinks he's left his black-ops life behind for a quiet farm in the Outback with lusty neighbour Anne (Strahovski), but he's forced back to work when his colleague Hunter (De Niro) is kidnapped. To free him, Danny must kill three ex-SAS agents, which raises the suspicion of a mythical committee of former operatives who protect their own. They send Spike (Owen) to stop Danny and his cohorts (Purcell and Young), but clearly there's an even deeper operation underway, and everyone's heading for trouble.

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13 Trailer


Vince Ferro is badly in need of money to support his family. His only source of income comes from working low paying construction jobs. One day, Vince overhears a conversation about a recently deceased man, who was about to start a well paid job around the time of his accident. The company the man was about to start working for have apparently not heard the tragic news.

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Killer Elite Trailer


Danny Bryce, an ex special ops agent who was considered one of the best in the world, is a retired member of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS). He is looking forward to spending his days not doing a lot, when he hears that his former mentor, Hunter, has been taken hostage by his arch enemy, Spike. As well as this, Spike has also dispatched three trained assassins - known as 'The Clinic' - to kill Danny, to stop him rescuing Hunter.

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Blitz Review


Good
This British crime thriller is so unapologetic about recycling cliches that it's actually hilariously good fun to watch. Even with its glaring plot holes and camp performances, the cast and crew's chutzpah keeps it consistently entertaining.

Brant (Statham) is a bad-boy South East London detective always in trouble with the authorities. But he gets the job done, so his loyal chief (Rylance) protects him. His new challenge is to find a brazen psycho (Gillen) who's killing cops in cold blood. Working with new boss Nash (Considine), who's tormented for being gay, Brant starts bullishly breaking the rules to solve the case. Meanwhile, the killer is leaking information to a tabloid hack (Morrissey). And another of Brant's cop pals (Ashton) is struggling with returning to the job after her stint in rehab.

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Gnomeo & Juliet Review


Very Good
With its Toy Story meets Shrek approach, this animated romp feels somewhat derivative. It's all snarky dialog and whizzy action. But it's also silly enough to keep both adults and children chuckling.

Gnomeo (voiced by McAvoy), son of Lady Bluebury (Smith), is the leader of the blue Montague garden. Accompanied by his sidekick Benny (Lucas), Gnomeo engages in tit-for-tat warfare with the red Capulets next door. Then he meets Juliet (Blunt), daughter of Lord Redbrick (Caine), and it's love at first sight. Which sends red warrior Tybalt (Statham) into a rage. As they plot a secret life together, Gnomeo and Juliet are assisted by Juliet's frog friend Nanette (Jensen) and the garden flamingo Featherstone (Cummings). But can these star-crossed lovers find happiness?

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The Mechanic Review


OK
Remade from Michael Winner's 1972 thriller, this action movie can't be bothered to get as dark and edgy as it should be. But the cast members keep us watching, even as things turn unnecessarily grisly.

Elite hitman Arthur (Statham) lives a solitary life in a New Orleans bayou with his stinking wealth and exquisite taste. But he's shocked when his boss (Goldwyn) gives him his next assignment: to kill his mentor Harry (Sutherland).

Arthur is a cool professional, but now he's also wracked with guilt. So he takes Harry's wastrel son Steve (Foster) under his wing, teaching him the assassination trade and letting him practice during a few jobs. But the work gets increasingly dangerous, and soon it becomes apparent that Harry was set up. Revenge is in the air.

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The Mechanic Trailer


Some of the biggest criminals believe they're untouchable, it's Arthur Bishop's job to get to and kill anyone who's become a problem. Terrorists, cop killers and gang leaders are just some of the targets Arthur is assigned to take out quickly and efficiently.

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Blitz Trailer


When a psychopathic man sets out on a vicious killing spree targeting police officers the police force bring in a hard hitting cop called Brant in to investigate and hunt down the man who calls himself Blitz. Knowing the rampage will not stop until the man is captured the Brant must use all his wits to stay one step ahead of the killer who seems to have an intricate knowledge of the local police station and how they operate.

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Gnomeo & Juliet Trailer


Some gardens just wouldn't be complete without the addition of a garden gnome or two. The gardens on Verona Drive are no exception; the owners of the houses are extremely fond of their little hat wearing friends. What the human residents don't realise is that when all's quiet and there are no humans around, their garden comes to life!

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The Expendables Review


OK
Relentlessly loud and bombastic, this old-school thriller is clearly trying to exceed the 1980s action movies it so shamelessly emulates. And Stallone and his fellow potato-faced buddies come very close to doing just this.

Barney (Stallone) is the leader of a ruthless team of mercenaries: knife-wielding Lee (Statham), chop-socky Yin (Li), tattooist Tool (Rourke), hotheaded Gunnar (Lundgren), muscle-gun toting Hale (Crews) and demolition man Toll Road (Couture). Their new mission is to infiltrate the Latin American island of Vilena and overthrow the dictator (Zavas). But he's merely the puppet of a rogue American agent-turned-trafficker (Roberts). He also has a sexy daughter (Itie) to distract the boys. Then there's the issue of Gunnar, who's disgruntled after being thrown off the team.

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The Expendables Trailer


Barney Ross is the leader of a group of mercenary fighters, his team is made up of Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Hale Caesar, Toll Road and Gunnar Jensen, each member is a specialist in varying areas of destruction and fighting.

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Crank: High Voltage Review


Very Good
Jason Statham remains the most mysterious of action heroes. Sure, he's muscular and menacing, with a façade both funny and frightening. But take him away from all the bare-knuckled bedlam, and he's nothing but a ready ripped torso. In films like Death Race and The Transporter, he's often nothing more than a cut clothesline to hang stunts on. The same could be said for his work in the grand guilty pleasure Crank. As a man who must find the antidote to a poison he was purposely given, Statham was all adrenaline and attitude. Lionsgate hopes to continue the cult with the mandatory sequel High Voltage -- and you know what, it's a terrific sleazoid treat.

When last we saw Chev Chelios (Statham), the unstoppable hitman had seemingly survived a freefall from an airborne helicopter. Now, he's been kidnapped by Asian mobsters who want to harvest his vital organs. Chelios escapes, soon learning that he must keep the batteries managing his artificial heart charged while Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam) tries to figure out a way to put the real one back in. Hoping to find his stolen body part, Chelios scours Los Angeles, running into old girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart), insane hooker Ria (Bai Ling), and various criminal types. It seems that all paths lead to a shady Chinese mobster named Poon Dong (David Carradine). In typical Chelios fashion, however, the way is fraught with cops, criminals, and some incredibly crazy circumstances.

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Transporter 3 Review


Weak
Remember the Star Trek films theory? You know, the argument that says every even-numbered entry (two, four, six, so on) in the series was great, while every odd numbered movie was mediocre to awful? Well, the Transporter franchise could soon take the place of everyone's favorite serious science fiction romp, except in this case, the conflicting criticisms would be "tolerable" and "oh no, not again." You'd figure that with this third journey into Jason Statham's six pack, we'd have something akin to a guilty pleasure. Instead, all we're offered is a director named "Olivier Megaton," and sadly, both his name and his effort is a dud.

After retiring to an isolated life in France, driver for hire Frank Martin (Statham) believes his transporting days are over. But when a man he suggested as a replacement literally winds up in his living room, expensive sports car and all, our sullen hero finds himself back behind the wheel. His mission this time around? Deliver a package to the Ukraine, in time to stop a high ranking government official from cancelling a contract with some American energy interests. Seems the U.S. wants to use the former Soviet Union as a toxic waste dumping ground, and a concerned cabinet minister wants no part of the deal. Of course, when a Western thug (Robert Knepper) kidnaps his daughter Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) and holds her hostage, it's up to Martin to step in and save the day.

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Transporter 3 Trailer


Transporter 3 sees Jason Statham return as Frank Martin the 'specialist' delivery man, employed by whoever has enough money to pay for his services, he keeps a strict 'no questions asked policy'. 

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Death Race Review


Terrible
Movies like Death Race exist so critics will have something to put on their year-end "Worst Of" lists.

Technically, it's a remake of Paul Bartel's schlocky Death Race 2000 from 1975. But director Paul W.S. Anderson also uses his gig as an excuse to revisit every innocent-man-behind-bars cliché that has been introduced from then 'til now.

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Jason Statham and Friends Leaving The Luxury British Club
Jason Statham and Friends Leaving The Luxury British Club
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Jason Statham and Friends Leaving The Luxury British Club
Jason Statham and Friends Leaving The Luxury British Club
Jason Statham

Chaos (2005) Review


Weak
Though it ended up going straight to DVD in the U.S. (after earning a total of about $1 million in France), Chaos surprises by opening with a real bang. Might something good actually come of this? The film opens with a big bank heist -- always a reliable crowd-pleaser -- in which Wesley Snipes' Lorenz holes up and makes a bunch of demands, including that suspended cop Quentin Conners (Jason Statham) be brought in to negotiate. But just when things look like they're going to get interesting, Lorenz blows up the bank, the hostages all run out, and Lorenz vanishes... along with the movie's engagement.

Chaos immediately descends into doldrums, with Conners and extremely strange partner Shane (Ryan Phillippe) trying to figure out who Lorenz is and why he robbed a bank but didn't steal anything. Cat and mouse ensues, Seven style, until we figure out the truth that's been telegraphed since the very beginning. (And trust me, everything you need to fill in the pieces can be found in the last two paragraphs.)

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The Bank Job Review


OK
Based on some unspeakable, super classified bank robbery that took place in 1971 London, the investigation of which yielded no recovered money nor any arrests, Roger Donaldson's The Bank Job throttles its engines and tosses in just enough criminal bottom-dwellers to keep the viewers' minds away from the fact that it's still just another heist flick with a cockney accent and a taste for pints.

Names changed (get this) to protect the guilty, the whole mess breaks out when political revolutionary Michael X (Peter De Jersey) snaps some shots of Princess Margaret getting double teamed by two young men on a secluded island. Michael, in fact a pimp and a gangster, places this get-out-of-jail-free card in a safety deposit box at Lloyd's Bank on Baker Street. Adjoining boxes hold more blackmail bait for a brothel Madame, consisting of pictures of government officials getting their spank on, and a ledger of corrupt cops kept by local hood Vogel (David Suchet).

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In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Review


Terrible
Uwe Boll has no soul. He has no moviemaking skill or artistic acumen, either. Yet somehow, thanks to a deal with the devil, someone trying to launder a buttload of illicit cash, or a back room loaded with blackmail fodder, he keeps getting to regularly desecrate cinema -- i.e. direct films. Terry Gilliam can't get a job. David Lynch has to go to home movie technology to get something made, and yet this German joke has no less than nine projects either completed or in development, and his latest is staining a theater screen somewhere near you. As usual, Boll is about five years late to the Lord of the Rings ripoff race. However, if you're longing for another lame copy of every crappy sword-and-sorcery epic ever made, In the Name of the King is it.

The story is a little scattered, but the main narrative strand involves a chiseled chump named Farmer (Jason Statham), who vows vengeance on the evil Krugs for destroying his family. Along with pal Norick (Ron Pearlman) and brother-in-law Bastian (Will Sanderson), they defy King Konreid (Burt Reynolds; yes, you read that right) and head out looking for payback. Along the way, they confront the mud-dog creatures led by wicked wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta; yes, you read that right as well). Our malevolent magic maker has been literally sucking the power out of his rival Merick's (John Rhys-Davis) daughter Muriella (Leelee Sobieski; so here's where she went!), and with the help of the ruler's inelegant nephew Fallow (Matthew Lillard), he plans to overthrow the court and use the Krug as his new army. On the way to a final confrontation between Farmer and Gallian, we get lots of pseudo-spectacle swordplay, some bad CGI vistas, and a visit from Cirque de Soleil in the form of acrobatic tree-dwellers whose leader (Kristanna Loken) hates humans.

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Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels Review


Good
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels has been described as the British Pulp Fiction, and on the surface, that would seem like an accurate depiction. It's got the usual cross-section of characters with witty tongues involved in varied illegal activities, that get themselves into very peculiar situations in which no one really survives unscathed. Nonetheless, the film seems to be missing something that characterized its predecessor. And right now, you're getting the feeling that I'm about to quickly file Lock, Stock as another Tarantino homage/copy-cat crime, but that's not quite it either.

Lock, Stockis in fact, probably the best film since Pulp Fiction in which there are no really good guys. Pulp Fiction, Lock, Stockbegins with what would seem to be a simple story, that quickly careens out of control. In this case, four buddies; Tom, Eddie, Bacon, and Soap, pool their money together to back can't lose Eddie at an unbeknownst-to-them rigged game of cards. Of course they get fleeced, and end up in heavy debt to the local heavy. What follows is a madcap plan to recoup the money by intercepting a heist Eddie has fortuitously discovered his neighbor is carrying out. The interrelation of the problems with the original heist, along with the interception of it by Eddie's gang, and a couple of other local illegal activities result in a frantic circle of destruction.

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London Review


Terrible
There are basic things that constitute a successful script by Hollywood standards. Remember, I said successful, not good or terrible, just successful. The main character must go through certain actions and must change is the most important. Also, the supporting characters must help him get through the action and eventually, have a part in the change. By these standards, London is almost a successful Hollywood script (there is a serious lack of action). But what comes as a surprise, is that a bad script is the least of director Hunter Richards' problems.

It's a cold night in Manhattan when Syd (Chris Evans) decides to attend the going-away party of ex-girlfriend London (Jessica Biel) in the large loft of a friend (Isla Fisher, completely wasted). Before getting to the party, Syd stops to see his bartender friend, Mallory (Joy Bryant), and meets up with Bateman (Jason Statham), a man with a serious amount of cocaine but who refuses to be called a dealer. With Bateman and drugs in tow, Syd hits the party, doing more drugs and doing more alcohol that Hemingway, Carver and Sid Vicious combined. Bateman and Syd hole up in the bathroom talking about everything from S&M to the Almighty, and eventually Syd gets up the guts to talk to London.

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Cellular Review


Weak

"Cellular" has all the earmarks of a genuinely smart thriller rewritten by a studio-lapdog script doctor who was told it didn't have enough car chases and comic relief.

As originally conceived by Larry Cohen ("Phone Booth"), the film makes cunning use of the titular technology in its plot that follows an aimless beach dude (utterly bland buff-boy Chris Evans) whose cell phone is on the receiving end of a desperate call for help from a kidnapped woman (Kim Basinger). By tap-tap-tapping together the wires of a smashed old rotary phone, she's managed to dial his number at random from the attic where she's being held.

Disbelieving at first, Evans ("Not Another Teen Movie") is soon robbing a cell phone store for a charger (his battery is low) and stealing cars to drive like Andretti through downtown Los Angeles, trying to beat the bad guys to Basinger's son and husband (it's him they're really after) so he can save the day.

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The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

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Spy Movie Review

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Wild Card Movie Review

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