Tag Archives: Jason Statham

Furious 7 review — More is more, more or less

Directed by James Wan, written by Chris Morgan, from characters by Gary Scott Thompson Hot Car: Lykan Hypersport, the $3.4 million supercar. If the successive entries in this increasingly popular franchise have shown us anything it's that more is more. More cars, more stunts, more characters, more arm butter, more slo-mo, more macho attitude, and more… Read More

In Cinemas. August 15, 2014

I have a real soft spot for Men On A Mission-style movies, and on paper I really like the idea of action legends Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li and their buddies getting together to shoot a lot of huge guns. Then why was The Expendables (2010) so dull? I suppose because you can't… Read More

Homefront review

Directed by Gary FlederWritten by Sylvester Stallone, adapting a novel by Chuck LoganYeah, you read that right: Sly Stallone is responsible for this script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Homefront was at one time imagined as a closing chapter of his Rambo saga, presumably telling the tale of John Rambo's return to the US to… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2008

Continuing my look back to the years before I became the Mad Blogger What Blogs at Midnight, here's my thoughts on the best movies of 2008. CAPS where my 2012 self felt the need to editorialize... there are about five in my Honourable Mentions list that deserved top-ten status. Oh well. I had no trouble… Read More

The Mechanic (2011), The Mechanic (1972) reviews

(2011) Directed by Simon WestWritten by Richard Wenk and Lewis John Carlino(1972) Directed by Michael WinnerWritten by Lewis John CarlinoBoth now on DVD For fans of action movies, watching these two workman-like examples of the genre is a great lesson in how much they've changed in the past 40 years.These days we expect our action… Read More