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Jason Statham

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…