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August 31, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JASON STATHAM insists he's not an adrenaline junkie or a thrill seeker. But his actions speak louder than his words. In his new movie, "Crank," which opens Friday, the wiry British actor performs the majority of his own stunts, including racing a motorcycle on the streets of Los Angeles wearing only a hospital gown, and going mano a mano with one of the bad guys while hanging out of a helicopter 3,000 feet above downtown L.A. with only one slim safety wire to keep him from falling.
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June 26, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Steven Knight, writer and first-time director of the somber action drama "Redemption," partly redeems this middling effort by attempting a brains-over-brawn approach despite the presence of ubiquitous movie tough guy Jason Statham in the lead. Unfortunately, this tale of Joey Jones (Statham), a haunted, disgraced ex-Special Forces officer living on the streets of London who befriends Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a wildly conflicted Polish nun, gets tripped up by a kind of forced nobility that never quite squares with the movie's sporadic mayhem.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In the new crime thriller "Parker," Jason Statham's high-end heister demands only one thing of mates and marks alike: do exactly what he asks. No questions, no debate, no one gets hurt. He is literal - and lethal - on the subject. One particularly nasty confrontation with mob types who dare to disagree gives you a sense of the tone. I'm pretty sure Parker breaks nearly all of a human's 206 bones. Through he's equally adept with guns and knives, it's the panache Parker brings to the bare-knuckle beatings - fashion-forward suits and starched white shirts - that make women swoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Ben Fritz
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" easily took No. 1 at the box office this weekend, but it was a Pyrrhic victory as all three new films had unimpressive starts. The revisionist, action-heavy fairy tale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton debuted to a soft $19 million, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures. The Jason Statham action vehicle "Parker" and wacky ensemble comedy "Movie 43" both bombed, launching to $7 million and $5 million, respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Would "Safe"be as brutally fun as it is without Jason Statham's gravel-voiced comic timing and explosive physicality? Writer-director Boaz Yakin's urban shoot-em-up isn't exactly the most cohesive narrative, throwing together the Russian mob, the Triads, dirty cops (led by Robert John Burke) and a corrupt mayor (Chris Sarandon) into a New York turf war over a bunch of coded numbers that lead to … who cares, really? It's the pairing of Statham's disgraced cage fighter and ex-cop - pushed to the brink of suicide by gangsters who killed his wife - with an endangered 12-year-old Chinese math whiz (Catherine Chan)
HOME & GARDEN
May 24, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Jason Statham has listed his Hollywood Hills contemporary for sale at $2,749,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The single-story post-and-beam house has floor-to-ceiling glass walls at the back that open to a shallow pool and seating area. The 1957 house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Statham, 43, stars in this year's films "Blitz" and "The Mechanic" and was a voice in "Gnomeo & Juliet. " Public records indicate Statham bought the property in 2005 for $2.4 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2007
Jason Statham: An article last Sunday about actor Jason Statham misspelled the last name of his trainer, Logan Hood, as Wood.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The heated competition to produce the film version of E.L. James' “Fifty Shades of Grey” has yielded a winner, with producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti winning the prize gig. The pair, who will produce alongside James at Universal pictures/Focus Features, now will set about hiring a director and stars for the adaptation of the S&M literary sensation.  Here are a few things to know about De Luca and Brunetti. - The pair have a prestige pedigree, teaming on “The Social Network” in 2010, for which they were nominated for best picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the more prolific butt-kickers in recent years, Jason Statham has carved out a nice niche playing the antihero with a heart of gold. His characters may break the law from time to time, but they ultimately do the right thing, stop the bad guy, save the girl, crack a few jokes and look sharp doing it. Statham's title role in the new crime thriller "Parker" (based on the Donald E. Westlake novel "Flashfire") finds the action hero up to his usual tricks, this time as a principled thief seeking revenge on his double-crossing crew.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Steven Knight, writer and first-time director of the somber action drama "Redemption," partly redeems this middling effort by attempting a brains-over-brawn approach despite the presence of ubiquitous movie tough guy Jason Statham in the lead. Unfortunately, this tale of Joey Jones (Statham), a haunted, disgraced ex-Special Forces officer living on the streets of London who befriends Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a wildly conflicted Polish nun, gets tripped up by a kind of forced nobility that never quite squares with the movie's sporadic mayhem.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the more prolific butt-kickers in recent years, Jason Statham has carved out a nice niche playing the antihero with a heart of gold. His characters may break the law from time to time, but they ultimately do the right thing, stop the bad guy, save the girl, crack a few jokes and look sharp doing it. Statham's title role in the new crime thriller "Parker" (based on the Donald E. Westlake novel "Flashfire") finds the action hero up to his usual tricks, this time as a principled thief seeking revenge on his double-crossing crew.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In the new crime thriller "Parker," Jason Statham's high-end heister demands only one thing of mates and marks alike: do exactly what he asks. No questions, no debate, no one gets hurt. He is literal - and lethal - on the subject. One particularly nasty confrontation with mob types who dare to disagree gives you a sense of the tone. I'm pretty sure Parker breaks nearly all of a human's 206 bones. Through he's equally adept with guns and knives, it's the panache Parker brings to the bare-knuckle beatings - fashion-forward suits and starched white shirts - that make women swoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Expendables 2"arrives jam-packed and fully loaded with main man Sly Stallone still leading the charge, followed by that wild bunch of aging brawn. There is some new blood in Liam Hemsworth and a lot of very old blood with nearly every AARP action hero in the book turning up at some point. And the kill count reaches into the ca-zillions. But somehow all that testosterone-infused blow-'-em-up craziness turns out to be kind of a kick. Director Simon West hasn't messed much with the basic formula of Barney's (Stallone)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The heated competition to produce the film version of E.L. James' “Fifty Shades of Grey” has yielded a winner, with producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti winning the prize gig. The pair, who will produce alongside James at Universal pictures/Focus Features, now will set about hiring a director and stars for the adaptation of the S&M literary sensation.  Here are a few things to know about De Luca and Brunetti. - The pair have a prestige pedigree, teaming on “The Social Network” in 2010, for which they were nominated for best picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Would "Safe"be as brutally fun as it is without Jason Statham's gravel-voiced comic timing and explosive physicality? Writer-director Boaz Yakin's urban shoot-em-up isn't exactly the most cohesive narrative, throwing together the Russian mob, the Triads, dirty cops (led by Robert John Burke) and a corrupt mayor (Chris Sarandon) into a New York turf war over a bunch of coded numbers that lead to … who cares, really? It's the pairing of Statham's disgraced cage fighter and ex-cop - pushed to the brink of suicide by gangsters who killed his wife - with an endangered 12-year-old Chinese math whiz (Catherine Chan)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspaper Group
There's some grim diversion in watching Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro kill, kill, kill often while avoiding being killed, killed, killed in the fact-based but heavily hog-washed espionage thriller "Killer Elite. " But the script is a mess. It's an object lesson in taking a nonfiction book ("The Feather Men," about a cadre of ex-British Special Air Service operatives) and making a hash of it. The higher the body count, the lower the human stakes. When Statham utters "I'm done with killing," that patented Statham just getting started, mate glare suggests otherwise.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2006 | Jay A. Fernandez
IT'S not often that a sex scene calls for 350 extras. But with this outrageous set piece, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, debut writer-directors of the action thriller "Crank," may just cement their cinematic legacy in one crazy, crowded, can't-believe-they're-doing-this spectacle. "Crank," due out Sept. 1, follows the frantic dash of an L.A.
HOME & GARDEN
July 26, 2011 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Actor Jason Statham of "The Transporter" movies has sold his contemporary home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.7 million. The house came on the market in May at $2,749,000 and was in escrow within a week. The post-and-beam house, built in 1957, has floor-to-ceiling glass walls at the back that open to a pool area. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Statham, 43, stars in this year's films "Blitz," "The Mechanic" and "Killer Elite," due out next month. He starred with Sylvester Stallone and Jet Li last year in "The Expendables.
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