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Don't Expect 'Safe' Star Jason Statham To Play Any Serious Roles

4/27/2012 4:42pm EDT
Jason Statham
You don't want to mess with the characters Jason Statham plays in many of his films. He was an ex special ops agent in "Killer Elite," a mercenary in "The Expendables" and an outlaw with impressive fighting skills in "The Transporter."

Don't ever expect him to do Shakespeare.

The British actor recently told the BBC, "I don't see myself as a great character actor that will play a lawyer and then something bizarrely different. That's not what my strength is."

We know what his strength is - kicking ass and taking names. He stars in the new film "Safe," hitting theaters today. He plays a su...

Blu-ray Review: 'Killer Elite'

1/11/2012 10:22am EST
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Statham. Owen. De Niro. Nuff said. We’re taking another gander at the based on a true story action yarn “Killer Elite” out on Blu-ray Jan 10 from Universal Home Entertainment. Mano-to-mano review below!

Title: "Killer Elite"

Grade: 2

Cast: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro

Director: Gary McKendry

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: Re-watching "Killer Elite" in a home setting, I wasn’t as bothered by the film’s slower pacing. Unfortunately, the chocked full of too much in...

'Lion King' Beats 'Moneyball' At Weekend Box Office

9/26/2011 8:46am EDT
The Lion King
The 3D re-release of Disney classic "The Lion King" has chased off competition to remain top of the box office - the animated film raked in $22.1 million over the weekend.

Brad Pitt's baseball drama "Moneyball" slid into second place with an impressive opening of $20.6 million, narrowly beating Morgan Freeman's family movie "Dolphin Tale," which came in a close third with takings of $20.3 million.

Taylor Lautner's new action movie "Abduction" ($11.2 million) came in at four and Robert De Niro's thriller "Killer Elite" ($9.5 million) rounded out the top five.

Review: 'Killer Elite' An Action Thriller Weighed-Down By Too Much Exposition

9/22/2011 7:00pm EDT
Killer Elite
On the surface "Killer Elite" seems to have all the right cinema stuff; a stellar cast, a story based on engaging real-life events and a cool overall action tone. So what went wrong? Problem is that in adapting the Sir Ranulph Fiennes 1991 novel The Feather Man somebody forgot to tell screenwriter Matt Sherring that "Killer Elite" was actually going to be a motion picture.

Leading action man Jason Statham plays a hitman who decides to get out of the business, but when his partner (Robert De Niro) is kidnapped and held for job ransom, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the action...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Moneyball,' 'Abduction,' & More

9/19/2011 11:00am EDT
Last week I didn’t screen any new movies, but I had a chance to conduct some awesome interviews. I talked with Jonah Hill on Monday about his role in “Moneyball” and Seth Rogen on Wednesday for his upcoming film “50/50.” Look out this week for my Jonah Hill interview and the next for mine with Seth Rogen.

Hollywood loves movies inspired by true stories this week, since they represent four of the six opening in theaters. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Brad Pitt baseball vehicle “Moneyball,” the Taylor Lautner espionage thriller “Abduction,” the Gerard Butler redemption tale “Mac...

Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

8/29/2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

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Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...