The Meg (**) – Internationally Bad

Nothing I say here will likely prevent you from seeing this film. That's fine. It works sort of hard sometimes (very few, really) to entertain. It is definitely a likable venture. If I can save you a few bucks on the Imax price, my job is done. If I had run out of steam on this review a little earlier, I probably could have strengthened the script. I would need my kids to fix the special effects, though.

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The Fate of the Furious (***): Don’t think. It’s Meat

Don't think. It will all be better that way.

Spy (****) is tailor made for McCarthy

Spy - 2015 Written and Directed by Paul Feig Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz Melissa McCarthy is unique in the world of comedy. If you don't know why, then you haven't viewed any sort of social media - or media even - since Bridesmaids. The challenge for her is avoiding the … Continue reading Spy (****) is tailor made for McCarthy

Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card

Furious 7 - 2015 Director James Wan Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham Screenplay Chris Morgan If one could sum up the entire Furious franchise in 3 phrases, it would be: I don't have friends. I got family. I live life a quarter-mile at a time. One last ride. At this point, … Continue reading Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card

The Expendables 3 (***1/2) – Holy crap! It’s not bad!

The Expendables 3 - 2014 Director Patrick Hughes Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger Screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Sylvester Stallone The first two episodes of this series went down the toilet bowl. The first was a decent attempt at creating a story with some … Continue reading The Expendables 3 (***1/2) – Holy crap! It’s not bad!

Homefront – Statham gets the “benefit” of Stallone’s experience

Homefront - 2013 Director Gary Fleder Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, Frank Grillo, Clancy Brown, Izabela Vidovic Screenplay Sylvester Stallone based on Homefront by Chuck Logan Stallone's film formula has been the equal to "he punched me first" for as long as I can remember.  Statham has been doing the same stuff since he stopped working with Guy Ritchie.  It was only … Continue reading Homefront – Statham gets the “benefit” of Stallone’s experience

Parker, like Statham, is precisely blunt

Parker -2013 Directed by Taylor Hackford Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Bobby Cannavelle, Patti LuPone, Carlos Carrasco, Emma Booth Screenplay by John J. McLaughlin based on Flashpoint by Donald E. Westlake Someone's always done Parker wrong.  As many of the different iterations of the Donald Westlake character as there have been, whether Lee … Continue reading Parker, like Statham, is precisely blunt

The Expendables 2: Roll another number

The Expendables 2 - 2012 Director Simon West Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claud Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth Screenplay Richard Wenk, Stallone The first thing I noticed about The Expendables 2 is that I can't understand what it is that Stallone or inexplicably, Lundgren, are … Continue reading The Expendables 2: Roll another number

Five People that Make a Movie a Must-See

Hello all! To introduce myself into the community I thought I'd start by discussing five of my favorite people in film/tv right now: 1. Quentin Tarantino This man is one of the most brilliant film makers out there. He writes stories that take characters with ginormous moral flaws and make you care about what happens to … Continue reading Five People that Make a Movie a Must-See

Safe for nobody, except one

Safe - 2012 Written and Directed by Boaz Yakin Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, James Hong, Anson Mount Mob war with bad cops in the midst.  An ex-cop, ex-boxer and rumored garbage collector.  A little Asian girl who is a math prodigy.  If it were any more improbable, it would be the … Continue reading Safe for nobody, except one