Tag: action

Being Jason Statham

One of the reasons Jason Statham is such a great action hero is that he has successfully created an on-screen persona for himself. We don’t see his new movie to find out what great new character he’s going to play; we see his new movie to see Jason Statham. I would argue that Statham has &hellip...

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The Boring Bond Babes: The Ladies of Pierce Brosnan’s Bond

“You see, I have a gift. An instinct for sensing people’s weaknesses. Yours is women.” EON Productions went through several years of copyright debacles, ultimately resulting in the retirement of Timothy Dalton from the role. It’s difficult not to wonder what a Goldeneye starring ...

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REVIEW: Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

August is commonly known as a dumping ground for the bottom-of-the-barrel movies that won’t get any traction during the higher profile summer months, but I tend to find that there are some gems hidden in the season’s twilight weeks. People seem to be having a great time with Don’t Breathe, whi...

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Purely Professional: The Ladies of Timothy Dalton’s Bond

“Whoever she was, I must’ve scared the living daylights out of her.” The 1980’s were a period of transition for the Bond franchise. Sir Roger was getting past his prime and admitted so himself when he stepped down from the role after A View to a Kill. The new set of films would h...

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A Man’s Man

I am a massive Jason Statham fan. There are lots of reasons why I like him; he’s the sole modern action hero that feels like he comes from the age of legends like Schwarzenegger and Stallone, he’s got an incredible screen presence, he deals out violence like no one else, and he’s one of those ...

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For His Eyes Only: The Ladies of Roger Moore’s Bond

“Sheer magnetism, darling.” Roger Moore was James Bond for a whole generation of young and old fans. The Bond Girls he starred alongside presented a change in focus, from eye candy to scientists, spies and circus owners. That’s not to say they aren’t also beautiful, though. Let’s t...

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