DVD Review: Wild Card

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Based on the critically acclaimed 1985 novel, Heat, written by two-time Academy Award-winning writer William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, Wild Card is a remake of the 1986 adaptation that starred Burt Reynolds.

Directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2), the film follows Nick Wild (Jason Statham), a bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem, who gets in trouble with the mob whilst on a job in Las Vegas.

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Film Review: Furious 7

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The seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and directed by James Wan, Furious 7 continues the unstoppable franchise as the crew have returned to the United States to live normal lives. That it is until Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts them in danger once again, as he seeks revenge against the franchises best – Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), and Tej (Ludacris). To get to Deckard, Toretto must first do a favour for Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell), and find hacker Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel).

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New Trailer & TV Spot for Jason Statham’s ‘Safe’

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A new trailer and TV spot for Boaz Yakin’s Safe has been released this week, this time starring British actor Jason Statham on the side of good.

The action film, written and directed by Yakin, follows former elite agent Luke Wright (Statham) when he rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, a maths prodigy who can remember any series of numbers in her head, who has been abducted from the Traids by the Russian mafia for the information she has been forced to remember.

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Jason Statham To Star in Remake of William Goldman’s Novel Adaptation ‘Heat’

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British actor Jason Statham, soon to be seen in Boaz Yakin’s action thriller Safe, will star in a remake of the 1987 gambling film Heat, producer Sierra/Affinity revealed last week.

Adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Oscar-winner William Goldman who wrote the screenplay to the original film, this remake is set to be directed by Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible).

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First Trailer for ‘Safe’ Starring Jason Statham

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The first trailer for Boaz Yakin’s Safe has been released by Yahoo Movies this week starring British actor Jason Statham in his typical ‘bad boy’ role, but this time he is on the side of good.

The action film, written and directed by Yakin, follows former elite agent Luke Wright (Statham) when he rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who has been abducted by a group known as the Triads. Mei is a maths prodigy and can remember any series of numbers in her head. She is sent to America by Triad Leader Han Jiao (James Hong), where she is forced to serve as a “counter” for their extortion racquets.

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