| Apr 13, 2011
| 10:55 AM
Jason Statham has established himself as a rugged action machine in such franchises as "The Transporter" and "Crank," and he's back in tough-guy mode in this four-decades-later update of the Charles Bronson melodrama about a professional assassin who...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Director and producer Simon West has ample experience with hardcore action thrillers. "Black Hawk Down" and "Con Air" are among his many credits. He now tries his hand at directing a remake of "The Mechanic," an old Charles Bronson hitman tale. West...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Mark Wahlberg is back in action mode, doing what he does well, in this melodrama about an ex-smuggler drawn back into that field when his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) runs into trouble with a drug kingpin (Giovanni Ribisi).
If he can't set...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After his acclaimed work for director Oren Moverman in "The Messenger," Woody Harrelson collaborated with him again on this impactful character study of a 1990s Los Angeles cop who makes his own rules, both on and off the job.
At home, he still resides...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:56 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ben Foster was born in Boston on this date in 1980. This birthday guy has made a name for himself in films such as "30 Days Of Night," "Alpha Dog" and "3:10 To Yuma." He appeared as Russell Corwin on "Six Feet Under" and starred in the...
| Jan 12, 2012
Playing a reformed cargo smuggler sucked back into the game, Mark Wahlberg is the star of "Contraband," a fairly entertaining remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller "Reykjavik-Rotterdam." And a reliable star he is. Audiences develop relationships with...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Every three or four films, Mark Wahlberg does a straight-out action potboiler (“Max Payne,” “Shooter”); the latest is “Contraband.” This time around, Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a reformed New Orleans smuggler, who,...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:38 AM
Critics are idiots.
Now usually when I say that, it’s to complain about them praising a horrible French film. This time it’s for the bad reviews Contraband is getting.
Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a great picture. It’s...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:12 PM
Once again, Meryl Streep gives an Oscar-worthy performance in a big role on the big screen.
Her acting credentials are on vivid display as she virtually channels the core persona of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She delivers a brilliant...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:31 PM
I was really excited to see this movie. There was buzz that Woody Harrelson was a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination (and boy was he mad when the nominations were announced and he wasn’t on the list).
The film was written and directed by Oren...