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Film, "Homefront": You Brought This Upon Yourselves: Statham, Stallone, Franco

"Homefront": You Brought This Upon Yourselves: Statham, Stallone, Franco

Homefront Stallone. Statham. Franco? Why not, right? For this action thriller about a single-dad DEA agent (Jason Statham) tussling with a small-town meth kingpin (James Franco), old man Sly confines himself to producer and script duty only, adapting Chuck Logan's…
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Film, "Safe": Dopey Film Does Jason Statham's Heroics a Disservice

"Safe": Dopey Film Does Jason Statham's Heroics a Disservice

The pulpy scenarios change, but squinty action-hero Jason Statham remains chiseled, coiled, and ready to hurl himself into scores of grimacing baddies like a goddamn human cannonball. In writer-director Boaz Yakin's Safe, a preposterously enjoyable — or enjoyably preposterous —…
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Film, Finally, a Jason Statham Movie Not Headed Straight to DVD

Finally, a Jason Statham Movie Not Headed Straight to DVD

"Based on a true story," The Bank Job brags before diving into the clear blue water of the Caribbean, where, in 1970, a topless woman frolics with two swimming mates — just another day in Paradise. The trio retires to…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Black Russian

Black Russian

Eastern Promises (Universal) David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen are becoming a Bizarro World Alfred Hitchcock/Cary Grant combo, and the world is a better (and bloodier) place for it. Chucklehead critics too smitten by Cronenberg's "messages" dismissed this film — a…
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