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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 […]

BOX OFFICE HAS THE RITE STUFF

January 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

During another sluggish weekend at the box office, Warner Bros.’ exorcist flick The Rite came out on top with an estimated $15 million. In second place was last weekend’s winner, Paramount’s romcom No Strings Attached, which earned a better-than-predicted $13.7 million, down a modest 31 percent from last weekend. CBS Films’s The Mechanic also beat […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE MECHANIC

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS Films simply can’t win for trying. The wannabe contender has produced a string of flops since it was launched early last year, and its latest release, The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham, seems destined to join them. Liam Lacey in the Toronto Globe and Mail compares it to “a jalopy with dirt in the fuel […]