September 2, 2005 |
BY even the most nitpicky action fan's thrill-me-or-else standards, Frank Martin, the titular transporter in "Transporter 2," possesses just about every attribute on the shoot 'em up movie hero checklist.
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May 30, 2013 |
There's little magic to be had from watching "Now You See Me," a splashy, noisy and frankly preposterous action caper about a quartet of illusionists with a Robin Hood complex. For all the talent up on the screen - and one can't fault the performances - the movie just doesn't deliver. This is partly due to the split focus of the script by Ed Solomon and Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt (based on a story by Yakin & Ricourt) that rarely allows the viewer sufficient time to side with the good guys or the bad guys - or to even identify which is which.
April 17, 2007
On the mend: Regis Philbin called in to "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Monday to say he plans to return to the syndicated daytime talk show April 26. That would be about six weeks after having triple heart bypass surgery -- and just in time for the May ratings sweeps.
September 2, 2005 |
"Transporter 2" returns Jason Statham as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative turned mercenary, a martial arts maestro with world-class high-speed driving skills. Armed with a specially equipped Audi A8 that would strike envy in the heart of James Bond, Martin is a "transporter," prepared to move goods or people with no questions asked and on-time delivery guaranteed.
March 25, 2004 |
Seeking to tap the lucrative action-thriller-urban genre audience, specialized film label Focus Features is launching Rogue Pictures to handle those broad-appeal films at some remove from the artier, more sophisticated fare offered by the distributor of Academy Award winners "Lost in Translation" and "The Pianist." Dimension Films, the genre division of Miramax Films, is the model for Rogue.
October 9, 2007 |
"The Heartbreak Kid's" meager opening (it grossed just $14 million, not even winning the weekend) wasn't the kind of bellwether Hollywood was looking for. Over the next several months, the studios will flood the multiplex with a dozen other prominent (and often pricey) remakes. The thinking behind the remake is pretty straightforward, but the fact is, remakes are far from a sure thing. For every "3:10 to Yuma" hit remake, there's an "All the King's Men" dud.