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Meredith has tied the knot! The ‘Family Ties’ star wed her longtime partner in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles on Dec. 8. Congratulations!
Meredith Baxter is officially a newlywed! The 66-year-old actress, who surprised many in Dec. 2009 when she came out as a lesbian, said “I do” to her longtime partner, contractor Nancy Locke, in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.
Meredith and Nancy exchanged their handwritten vows in an intimate ceremony, according to People. Close friends and family, including Meredith’s five children, were all in attendance to see the lovebirds tie the knot.
A family friend reportedly played guitar and sang at the ceremony, and then the party really got going. At the wedding reception, Nancy’s band took the stage and performed before it was time for the couple’s first dance. Meredith and Nancy had reportedly taken dance lessons in preparation of the big moment, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
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After the more adventurous experiments of Hummingbird, the Stath goes back to basics with this meat-and-potatoes headbanger about a former DEA agent of no fixed accent attempting to lie low in a picturesque bayou backwater. With a screenplay by Sly Stallone and an A-list supporting cast (James Franco doing crazy, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth slumming
it as white trash), Homefront has a pedigree that promises something special, but the results are solidly ordinary. Despite the potential for southern gothic weirdness (the scenery seems to be crying out for a little spice), Gary Fleder plays it safe and predictable, with a few crunchy fight sequences offering the only real tasty meat on the menu.
ThrillerJason StathamDramaAction and adventureSylvester StalloneJames FrancoMark Kermode
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- Mark Kermode
This Ain't California | Nebraska | Frozen | Kill Your Darlings | Oldboy | Powder Room | Homefront | Getaway | The Patience Stone | Big Bad Wolves | Black Nativity | Floating Skyscrapers | Klown | Rough Cut | A Long Way From Home | Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
This Ain't California (Tbc)
(Marten Perseil, 2012, Ger) 90 mins
Just as its East German teen subjects took skateboarding behind the Iron Curtain, so this "documentary" smuggles faked footage into its true 1980s history. The result is a fascinating parallel pop-cultural history with a moving (but imaginary) human centre. Working out what's true and what's not only adds to the fun.
Stubborn old Dern and son take a quixotic road trip back into family, and American, history.
Disney's classy, sparkly assault on the Christmas holidays, with wintry vistas, musical numbers and a sister-powered fairytale. »
- Steve Rose
Ring those wedding bells! The famous Jackson sibling reportedly said “I do” to her longtime best friend, Jeffre, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. Congrats, Toy!
La Toya Jackson, sister to the late Michael Jackson, is officially off the market! The 57-year-old actress and reality TV star reportedly tied the knot with her longtime partner Jeffre Phillips in Los Angeles as her mother Katharine Jackson and Michael’s son, Prince, looked on in support.
La Toya and Jeffre, who is La Toya’s longtime friend a business partner, exchanged their vows and said “I do” on Dec. 6, according to Radar Online. With only a few family members in attendance, the ceremony seemed to be intimate and private.
La Toya’s marriage to Jeffre may come as a shock to fans of her reality show, Life with La Toya. In one episode of the first season, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Though there are a few exceptions here and there, a film headlined by Jason Statham usually falls into one of two categories; generic but entertaining actioner or generic and too lax to ignore actioner. Directed by Gary Fleder, Homefront offers up just enough satisfying fun to reside in the former group, taking its place alongside Parker and Safe as one of the Stath’s better offerings in recent times.
Penned by Sylvester Stallone – who was set to star in the lead role before he got old(er) – Homefront centres on widowed ex-dea agent Phil Broker (Statham), who has left the undercover life behind for a decidedly quieter one with his 10-year-old daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic). After Maddy beats up a mean classmate at school – as any Statham child is inherently taught to do – Broker soon winds up on the radar of meth dealer Gator Bodine (James Franco), brother to the »
- Amon Warmann
Scripted by Sylvester Stallone, head-thumping action-thriller Homefront was initially designed as a starring vehicle for its writer (as the final part in the Rambo series) before he stepped aside to give the lead role to his sprightlier Expendables pal Jason Statham.
The Brit action star plays Phil Broker, a widowed former DEA agent living in the Louisiana backwaters with daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic). Broker is seeking a quiet life after a mission gone bad, but when Maddy gets into an altercation with the school bully it throws him into conflict with the Bodine family, spearheaded by Kate Bosworth's terrifying meth-head Cassie and her dealer brother Gator (James Franco). Throw in Winona Ryder as Gator's partner-in-crime Sheryl Mott, and you've got one of the strangest casts to ever populate an action movie. »
The success of The Expendables has apparently encouraged Sylvester Stallone to resume the (underrated) screenwriting career he launched with Rocky. Here, Sly's fashioned a role for Jason Statham that he might once have taken himself: that of Phil Broker, a retired DEA agent whose quiet life in rural Louisiana comes under threat from expansionist methheads. If it's initially distracting that these tweakers are played by slumming Ivy Leaguers (James Franco, Kate Bosworth), director Gary Fleder – a dab hand with knotty, workable pulp (Kiss the Girls, Runaway Jury) – proves admirably patient in revealing character and place, and it helps that those laying siege to our hero's self-timbered abode never quite react in the way expected of goons in a Jason Statham movie. Back »
- Mike McCahill
After arriving in Us cinemas over the weekend, the Jason Statham-led action-thriller Homefront will be touching down on our shores this Friday, returning Statham to our screens for an impressive fourth* time this year.
With the film heading into our cinemas in just a few days’ time, Lionsgate have treated us to exclusively share this new clip with you. And when you take Kate Bosworth’s language into consideration, you can see why it’s not quite suitable for work.
Homefront stars Jason Statham as former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his »
- Kenji Lloyd
So romantic! Christian and his girlfriend of three years, Brittany, said ‘I do’ during an impromptu ceremony at a Florida courthouse on Dec. 2.
Christian Slater and his longtime love Brittany Lopez were planning to tie the knot in a small ceremony later in 2013, but when they went to the courthouse in Coral Gables, Fla. to get their marriage license, they just couldn’t wait another minute! The couple spontaneously decided to get married right there on the spot — so sweet!
Christian Slater Married Brittany Lopez — Actor Ties Knot In Miami Courthouse
After Christian and Brittany, a business development consultant, celebrated their engagement with a big bash on Dec. 31, 2012, the Nymphomaniac star said, “It kind of already feels like we did the wedding,” according to People.
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So it’s no surprise that the actor and his beautiful bride decided to skip all the hectic wedding »
We saw - and sighed at - so many celebrities as they tied the knot this year, including Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, and Jimmy Kimmel. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard surprised everyone when they opted for an impromptu courthouse ceremony, which Dax later revealed cost only $142. Kate Bosworth, on the other hand, went all out with a sweeping, rustic wedding in Montana, and Keira Knightley took her celebrations to France. We're here to help you reflect on nine pairs of famous newlyweds from this year, but it's up to you to pick a favorite. Vote now! »
- Ryan Roschke
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Izabela Vidovic, Rachel Lefevre, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown, Chuck Zito, and Frank Grillo Written By: Sylvester Stallone (based on the novel by Chuck Logan) Directed By: Gary Fleder Homefront is the type of enjoyable B-movie we […]
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- Andrew Shuster
Directed by Gary Fleder
When you hear about a movie that was written by Sylvester Stallone, what’s the first thing you do? You can be honest; you snicker a little bit don’t you? It’s okay, we’re all friends here. Just the thought of seeing Stallone typing away at a computer, maybe a pair of reading glasses on, protein shake sitting next to the keyboard as he bangs out page after page. I know the guy wrote Rocky, but you still roll your eyes at the thought of it all. But as I sit here and poke fun, the guy is pretty prolific when it comes to screenwriting and let’s be honest, a lot of those screenplays get turned into movies (most starring the man himself) and as I sit here and poke fun, »
- Craig Dietz
Directed by Gary Fleder.
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
Right, I’m just going to put this out there: Jason Statham is definitely a cyborg robot brick wall of a human being. I mean how else can a man come out of a car flipping over about 5 times without even a scratch or sign of fluster on his face. Sounds logical right? Well, I guess that’s just Jason Statham for you and the logic of what only can be described as a modern cinematic triumph. Not kidding. Just look at that glistening American flag shining upon his undeniably British back. Beautiful if you ask me.
- Gary Collinson
As regular readers will know, I always start reviews of Jason Statham films with a with an acknowledgment that regular readers will already know that I really like Jason Statham films, perhaps with a witty aside to the unlikelihood of my having regular readers. The man’s latest is Homefront, in which he stars as an ex-dea agent trying to leave his old life behind and begin anew in rural Louisiana with his young daughter (Izabela Vidovic), where for reasons unknown, no one will ever question his blatantly British accent. Unfortunately, The Stathe runs afoul of Kate Bosworth and her unnecessarily rude and aggressive family because of his general badass-ery. Their falling out escalates to involve Bosworth’s meth-cooking brother James Franco, who is also fairly badass. And as everybody knows, »
- Jack Kirby
Director: Gary Fleder.
Running Time: 100 minutes.
Synopsis: After a bust goes bad, Phil Broker (Jason Statham) an ex-dea, relocates with his young daughter from the city to a backwater town in Louisiana. An incident in the schoolyard sees the Brokers get on the wrong side of the Bodine family. At the head of this family is Gator (James Franco), the local meth dealer.
Written by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront plunges us into the world of bad bikers and crystal meth. Thanks to television series Breaking Bad, the meth business is the new media drug of choice. This seedy underbelly is personified in Homefront via Gator, a backwater Hick who has a stockpile of drugs but no place to distribute it. When he uncovers information about Broker’s past, he finds his way to »
- Kat Smith
Feature Matt Edwards 3 Dec 2013 - 06:46
At Den of Geek, we have spoken once or twice about our appreciation for action cinema powerhouse that is Jason Statham. Simply put, we’re fans of his work.
When the opportunity to spend a little bit of time on the phone with Jason came up, we were obviously thrilled. I reasoned that the best way to start the conversation would be tell him everything I loved about Crank, but after completing my list of bullet points it became apparent that this approach would leave no time to ask him any questions. I abandoned the Crank list, assuming that you’d all sooner read what the man himself has to say. Besides, he’d surely just assume I loved Crank.
Jason Statham teams up with another badass little girl… which makes him almost warm and charming as he kicks the crap out of villains. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): have not been the biggest Jason Statham fan
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Hey! Jason Statham finally found a thing that works! Well, okay, a thing that finally works for me. Lots of folks seem just fine with the badass martial-arts machine he typically portrays… if that’s even the word for simply transferring his stuntman workouts to the big screen. For me, that’s so completely uninteresting, and so very cold, and I was starting to wonder if he had anything else to offer.
But he’s trying. With a decent script — not that this wholly qualifies, but more on that in a moment — he’s got something. With the right costar, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
New Homefront movie delivered serious action,drama,violence & more. Open Road Films released their new action/thriller flick, "Homefront" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent as it served up a ton of serious action,drama,thrills, and more. It stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Frank Gillo, and Izabela Vidovic. In the new flick , former DEA agent ,Phil Broker (Jason Statham), decides to retire to a small town with his young, 10-year old daughter,Maddy, and everything seems on the up and up. However, Maddy ends up kicking a male bullie's ass at school,who's parents happen to be related to Morgan 'Gator' Bodine (James Franco). Bodine is a meth dealer and manufacturer that ends up digging up the dirt on Phil to find out that one of his undercover operations, involved him,snitching out a gang of drug traffickers led by Cyrus Hanks. »
The Us this week sees the release of tense action-thriller Homefront, which sees the ever-likeable Jason Statham back in action man mode after the more character-driven Hummingbird (or Redemption). The film pits his retired government agent, Phil Broker, against a crazed drug-dealing backwoods clan, led by James Franco, after relocating with his daughter to a secluded small town following the death of his wife.
The film, which hits the UK next Friday, has a screenplay by Statham’s Oscar-winning Expendables co-star and acting icon Sylvester Stallone. It’s directed by Gary Fleder, best known for giving us the underrated Things To Do In Denver When You’Re Dead and Runaway Jury.
The post The Stath Readies For Action In Two International ‘Homefront’ Posters appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
Review Duncan Bowles 2 Dec 2013 - 06:49
If there’s one man in the film industry who truly understands and supports the evolution of Jason Statham’s career, it’s Sylvester Stallone. Back in 2009, Statham already had two of his own cinematic franchises established, having just completed the second Crank film and had three Transporter movies under his belt, making him one of the few actors keeping the old-school action genre alive.
It was no surprise then, that Stallone hand picked him to co-star in The Expendables, in what always felt like a generational baton passing – not only had Sly recognised Statham’s work and dedication, but set him up with a franchise for life. Sure, The Expendables might cease production in the next few years either due »
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