Tag: Jason Statham

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Film Review

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

Spy (2015)
Film Review

Spy (2015)

Melissa for all seasons Spy is a thoroughly enjoyable spy movie spoof dominated by Melissa McCarthy. I’d say she’s a more complex character this time, a sort of female Walter Mitty who emerges from the CIA headquarters basement to become a kick-ass agent in the field when an unknown face is […]

The name speaks for itself ………
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The name speaks for itself ………

There may, if honest, really only be one secret agent film which everyone is waiting for this year.  If November however seems like a long way off, June will see the release of another genre film – albeit in a lighter vein – which should keep fans happy in the meantime. […]

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Fast approaching …….

With the release of Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7 in the US) – the latest instalment in the blockbuster franchise – only weeks away, publicity for the film seems to be appearing on a daily basis. The latest taster of what fans can look forward to – in the form of […]

Film Review

Homefront (2013)

It’s a theme with enough intrinsic promise to lend itself to many variations, from the profane to the profanely sublime: a man with a troubled or violent past seeks peace and redemption in a new life, a new place. Usually in a small town off the beaten path. A History […]

Feature, Film Review

Homefront (2013)

Saccharine sentimentality, a wasted supporting cast and an unconvincing performance by James Franco make Homefront another sad addition to the raft of disappointing action movies of late. Based on the Chuck Logan novel of the same name and adapted by none other than Sylvester Stallone, Homefront stars Jason Statham as […]

Film Review

Safe (2012)

Written and directed by Boaz Yakin, Safe is yet another star vehicle that allows Jason Statham to beat up a lot of bad guys and it’s fine entertainment from start to finish. Having said that, the premise is full of such potential that it’s a shame to see the direction […]

DVD Review

The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables was great fun. It was a joke, of course, but it was a joke that I, and all of the other action fans of my generation, thoroughly enjoyed. And the cast all seemed to enjoy it. More importantly, they were all in on it. It wasn’t exactly subtle […]

DVD Review

13 (2010)

Once again I find myself reviewing a movie that is, in fact, a remake of something I have yet to see (13 Tzameti). The fact that the remake is directed and written by the same man who directed and wrote the original version, Gela Babluani, bodes well but I’m sorry […]

Feature, Spotlight

The Expendables 2 Premiere

In an echo of the grand theatre of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, the Leicester Square Empire’s red carpet ran not just out the door but half way around Leicester Square itself, lined on either side five deep by 4 pm, as if a large scale metaphor or representation of that great […]