The Bank Job

2008, Movie, R, 110 mins


The Bank Job — Blu-ray Review

The Bank Job courtesy Lionsgate

A gang, headed by Terry Leather (Jason Statham) is hired to break into a local bank and clean out the safe deposit vault. This is their chance of a lifetime, but what they don't know is the true purpose of the robbery They quickly find themselves in a scheme involving MI-5, the Royal Family, corrupt detectives, a Black Power leader, and a local porn king. This pulse-pounding crime drama is based on the greatest heist in British history.Don't expect The Bank Job to have as much action as some of Statham's other movies like The Transporter, Crank and War. The movie has action moments, but the explosions and gunshots are few and far between, which is to be expected since the movie is based on a real event. My girlfriend and I both liked the movie, and the featurettes on the disc. The feature-length commentary with Director Roger Donaldson, Actress Saffron Burrows ("Martine Love") and Composer J. Peter Robinson is entertaining throughout, and provides insight into the movie, the real ba... read more

Sex Scandals and Politicians at the Movies

Lolita Davidovich, Paul Newman courtesy Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Ask FlickChick What was that movie about a governor who resigned because of a scandal involving prostitutesQuestion I know this is shallow but when I heard about Eliot Spitzer hiring hookers the first thing I thought of was this movie I saw about a governor who had to resign because of his relationship with a prostitute But for the life of me I cant remember who was in it or any of the details Can you help RachelFlickChick I can You must be thinking of Blaze 1989 a fictionalized version of the real-life relationship between stripper Blaze Starr played by Lolita Davidovich and Louisiana governor Earl Long Paul Newman younger brother of the notorious Huey The Kingfish Long The 62-year-old Earl Long in the third year of his third term as governor he served first from 1939-1940 then as lieutenant governor he stepped in for disgraced governor Richard Leche from 1948-1952 and his third term was 1956-1960 in 1958 or 59 met Starr then in her twenties w read more

10,000 B.C. Delivers "Mammoth" Box Office

10,000 B.C. courtesy Warner Bros.

Despite so-so reviews from critics and loud guffaws from historians, 10,000 B.C. has no bone to pick with its opening weekend haul of $35.7 million. Placing second behind the prehistoric lark was Martin Lawrence's College Road Trip, which opened with $14 mil.Rounding out the top five were Vantage Point ($7.5 mil), last week's champ, Semi-Pro ($5.8 mil) and The Bank Job (debuting with $5.7 mil).Props to the New York Daily News for the above headline, by the way. read more

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