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  • The films of 2011 — a pretty complete list

     
    Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a...
  • Movie Review: The Mechanic

     
    Jason Statham is put on fine display in Simon West's remake of the Charles Bronson hired-killer thriller, “The Mechanic.” We're treated to the Statham stare, the Statham strut. And the Statham sternum. Because Statham wouldn't be Statham...
  • Sundance: Celebrity sightings around snowy Park City

     
    Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Olsen and other celebrities were sighted around the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Celebrity sightings at Sundance are no surprise....
  • Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone premiere 'The Mechanic'

     
    Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone showed at "The Mechanic" premiere in Hollywood. Sylvester Stallone directed "The Mechanic" star Jason Statham in "The Expendables."...
  • Film review: 'The Mechanic' lacks a few tools

     
    Without achieving Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Willis levels of superstardom, the hard-working Jason Statham has become arguably the most reliable action star in Hollywood. And, while he's done remakes before (“The Italian Job,” “Death Race...
  • Weekend movies: 'The Mechanic,' 'The Rite' and more

     
    "The Mechanic": The assassin drama offers a meat-and-potatoes roll for action hunk Jason Statham, but hey, it's Serious Actor Ben Foster as his murderous apprentice! Here's our critic's take. "The Rite": In retrospect, it's easy to see "Silence of the...
  • 'The Mechanic'

    'The Mechanic'
    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...
  • Reel Critics: 'The Mechanic' lacks purpose, meaning

    Reel Critics: 'The Mechanic' lacks purpose, meaning
    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...
  • Contraband

    Contraband
    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...
  • Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'

    Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    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...
  • Film review: 'Contraband' hits the mark as a shoot-'em-up

    Film review: 'Contraband' hits the mark as a shoot-'em-up
    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,...
  • Rampart

    Rampart
    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...