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The Expendables 3 (2014)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “No where close to my expectations!”

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his band of aging mercenaries recruit a younger crew to battle the one man capable of exterminating the Expendables in this sequel directed by Red Hill’s Patrick Hughes. When Barney and Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) co-founded the Expendables, they were positively unstoppable.

The Expendables 3

Years later, Stonebanks abandoned the team to become a cutthroat arms dealer, and Barney was forced to kill the man he once called a brother. Little did Barney realize that Stonebanks survived, and has been biding his time for revenge ever since. Now the war has begun. Stonebanks is out for blood, and the only way Barney can defeat him is with the help of some tech-savvy new recruits.

With Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and the regular crew backed up by some fresh faces who value brains over brawn, the final battle begins. Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz, and Kelsey Grammer co-star.

 

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Homefront (2013)

My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Jason Statham delivers a real-life-ex-DEA performance, I can just picture the same role suited for Dwayne Johnson. James Franco also delivers a perfect punch.”

Homefront

A former DEA agent (Jason Statham) moves to a small town with his daughter to get away from the dangers of the job, only to be terrorized by a meth-head gang leader (James Franco) in this action thriller written by Sylvester Stallone and directed by Gary Fleder. Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder co-star.

Parker (2013)

My Rating : 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Statham is amazing, but recently his out-of-league movies haven’t worked quite yet. He’s the best ever in Transporter and Expendables!”

Set amidst the unparalleled wealth and glamor of Palm Beach, Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez team up to get their cut in the crime thriller PARKER based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake.

Parker

The film is directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Taylor Hackford (Ray) and also stars Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce (HBO’s The Wire) and Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte.

Killer Elite (2011)

My Rating : 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “De Niro looks likes a stub in this movie, Clive Owen hardly owns the flick, and Jason is confused!”

A match-up made in tough-guy heaven — Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro star in Killer Elite. Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives – Danny, an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (Robert De Niro) – against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Clive Owen).

Killer Elite

Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse – where the predators become the prey.

Cellular (2004)

My Rating : 4/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Smart, Thrilling and action adrenaline all the way. Chris is cool in this!”

Ryan (Chris Evans) receives a phone call from a stranger on his cellular phone. The woman calling is Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger), a science teacher who has been kidnapped by Greer (Jason Statham). Greer has taken Jessica to a county house and locked her in the attic, but before he leaves, he smashes the phone with a sledgehammer. Jessica is able to put some of the pieces of the phone back together and make a call to the outside world.

Cellular

After several hours of touching the phone wires together, Ryan’s cell phone is the only person she is able to contact. Ryan first thinks it is a joke, but Jessica gets Ryan’s attention when she tells him that they are going to kill her husband and son. The batteries in Ryan’s cell phone are about to go out when Ryan takes the law into his own hands. Saving the lives of Jessica and her family becomes Ryan’s number one mission in life.


The Expendables (2010)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “I liked John Rambo more than this t0 be frank, actions were little artificial!”

Barney Ross leads the “Expendables”, a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen.

The Expendables

When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

The Expendables

When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life – or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.



London (2005)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “A compelling star cast all over a simple break-up conversation. Could have been better!”

When Syd learns that his ex-girlfriend London is leaving New York without telling him, he responds by impulsively crashing her going away party. Once there, rather than confront her, he holes up in the bathroom with a pile of cocaine and Bateman, an enigmatic Englishman he barely knows.

London

As the two engage in a drug-fueled conversation that runs the gamut from entropy to S&M to the meaning of life, Syd struggles to work up the nerve to talk to London before it’s too late.

Transporter 3 (2008)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS

MovieStudio Quote >> “Jason Statham kept the Transporter 3 Expectations Alive”

Combining Western-style car chases and Hong Kong-inspired fight sequences choreographed by martial arts legend Cory Yuen, the Luc Besson-created TRANSPORTER films have found international success as a sort of working-class James Bond series. Jason Statham, who has become the go-to guy for big-budget B-movie thrills, returns once again as Frank Martin, the driver-for-hire for whom no job is too risky. Brimming with the usual jaw-dropping stunts, this is another crowd-pleasing entry in the saga, delivered at a brisk and flashy clip by director Olivier Megaton.

Transporter 3

Transporter 3

Following the coercion of Ukrainian environmental official Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbe) into signing papers permitting the shipping of toxic materials into a harbor by criminal mastermind Johnson (Robert Knepper), Frank Martin is forced into accepting the job of driving Vasilev’s kidnapped daughter, Valentina (Natalya Rudakova)–acting as human collateral–from Marseilles to the Black Sea coastal city of Odessa. On the chance the Martin should attempt to flee, Johnson has rigged him with a bracelet that will detonate if he strays more than 75 feet from his car. When Valentina is intercepted by a rival group, Martin will have to push his Audi M8 to the limit to complete his mission and ensure his own survival.

Transporter 3

Transporter 3

The TRANSPORTER films require copious amounts of suspension of disbelief, but then again, one doesn’t hope they will strictly adhere to the laws of physics. The third volume provides ample thrills, not the least of which is the sight of a car driving off a bridge onto a moving train. Plenty of screen time is also given to Statham’s superhumanly chiseled torso, while freckled Rudakova’s unconventional beauty balances out the sex appeal. In the end, Statham’s undeniable likeability propels the film, and his chemistry in a handful of scenes with François Berleand, returning as Inspector Tarconi, provides some nice comic moments.