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MOVIE REVIEWS: SAFE

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Safe is expected to bomb at the box office this weekend. If it does, however, it won’t be because of the performance of its star, Jason Statham, which is being praised even by many critics who hate the movie. “There’s nothing terribly original about Safe, but it’s a suitably grimy playground for action cinema’s reigning […]

FOUR MOVIES TO MAKE MILD DEBUTS

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, is expected to debut on top of a soft weekend at the box office. Pundits are predicting it will earn $15-20 million — not much, but a lot more than three other newcomers are likely to earn, according to the experts. The Raven, a horror film […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: KILLER ELITE

September 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the most part, U.S. critics are assassinating Killer Elite (no relation to Sam Peckinpah’s 1975 film The Killer Elite), which stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen. With such names on the marquee, notes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News, “we should be able to expect something special. Or at […]

U.K. AD AUTHORITY BANS COMMERCIALS FOR THE MECHANIC

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has ordered that ads for the R-rated (in the U.S.) movie The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster, be pulled from all channels because of a “stream of violent imagery” that they display. Britain’s Press Association described the objectionable scenes this way: “A man being speared through the calf, a […]