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Fate of the Furious Is Action-Packed Absurdity

It's 'stupid,' yet 'wildly entertaining,' say critics

(Newser) - Once, there was a "family" of car enthusiasts working out of a dirty garage. Now, that family must stop an evil hacker who's enlisted one of their own in a plot for world domination. Oh, how things change. Here's what critics are saying about The Fate of ... More »

Wild Card Is Less Wild, More Dull

A few good fight scenes and not much else: critics

(Newser) - If you like Jason Statham movies, you'll probably like Wild Card. Otherwise, probably not. Though it's based on William Goldman's 1985 novel Heat, this flick left critics cold. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Watching Stanley Tucci is almost worth the price of a ticket to
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Hansel and Gretel Wins, Movie 43 Bombs

Winter weather cripples R-rated films

(Newser) - A bone-chilling rush of weather spelled bad news for three new R-rated films at the domestic box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . The poorly reviewed action-comedy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($19 million) starring Jeremy Renner limped into first, while Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez misfired with Parker ($7 million)... More »

Formulaic Expendables a Tired Retread

Action flick less than the sum of its all-star parts

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone directed and co-stars, alongside a Magnificent Seven-style roster of action-film legends—Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham—but critics have some issues with The Expendables.
  • James Verniere (and a friend), Boston Herald : "Hulk like Expendables. It SMASH. Guns go BANG-BANG.
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Meet Megan Fox's Transformers Replacement

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a Victoria's Secret Angel

(Newser) - Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the new Megan Fox…in Transformers 3, at least. The Frisky runs down 10 must-know facts about the 23-year-old Brit:
  1. Love life: She’s been linked to Kylie Minogue ex Olivier Martinez and Ronnie Wood’s son, and she’s currently dating action
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Statham Cracks Skulls, Cracks Up Audiences

Actor's films expertly blend adventure, slapstick

(Newser) - Jason Statham, the hulking British action star specializing in shoot-em-up, kick-em-down movies, owes much to Jackie Chan and Wile E. Coyote, Jody Rosen writes for Slate. After all, Statham trades in “a mix of bionic brute force and slapstick”—delivered with his Everyman charm. It may sound absurd,... More »

All in All, Not a Bad Job

Heist movie highly entertaining, if forgettable

(Newser) - You probably won't ponder The Bank Job once you've left the theater, but most critics say you're likely to enjoy it while you're there. The heist film, very loosely based on a real bank robbery that happened in London in 1971—which captivated the public because of its rumored connection... More »

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