HUNDREDS of motorists in Glasgow were handed £60 fines when traffic was diverted for filming of a Hollywood movie starring Idris Elba and Jason Statham but someone forgot to remove a sign. Last month restrictions on traffic was suspended at the bus gate at Nelson Mandela Place in the centre of the Scottish city to allow the streets to be used for filming of Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious franchise. But when the restrictions were reintroduced, someone forgot to move a sign. A total of 817 vehicles were clocked by the camera and fines of £60 were automatically issued, with the fee rising to £90 if it is not paid within a month, amounting to at least £49,000. A motorist who was caught but later had the fined cancelled after an appeal said: “I just wonder how many people just paid up and didn't appeal? “I was puzzled when it came in because I clearly remembered the signage saying the bus lane was suspended. “This is not the … [Read more...] about Drivers fined £50,000 after bus lane restrictions suspended for Idris Elba and Jason Statham film shoot were reinstated without notice
Jason Statham's good looks really deserve some action! Here's a 35-year-old version of the 'Transporter' star looking grown out at a premiere back in 2002 (left), and 16 years later ... The now 51-year-old actor was seen looking a little more smooth at a thing for his new movie, "The Meg," earlier this month (right). Heart racing. The question is ... … [Read more...] about Jason Statham — Good Genes or Good Docs?
Why is Jason Statham pretty much unbeatable at what he does? Let’s start with the hair. The 51-year-old’s stubbled pate is vital to his appeal, so fixed an aspect of his now-unsinkable brand that a Stath character accessorises at his peril. There are one or two films in which a long, straggly wig is initially sported – Hummingbird (2013) and Homefront (2013), for instance. If these vehicles understand their star in the slightest, they must abide by the eternal law of Statham’s Wig, which is an exact inverse of Chekhov’s Gun. After the first act, it must vanish and never be seen again, ideally in a slow-motion clipper montage to show him cleaning up his act. This summer, a Grade-I-all-over Statham... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Fast, furious, and forever underrated: why Jason Statham is Britain’s greatest movie star
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 8:15 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 Jason Statham takes on a giant shark in "The Meg," a fun-dumb splash of summer popcorn entertainment that manages to be more fun than dumb. Statham, sporting the same scruff and bald-ish head as every single Statham character on record, plays Jonas Taylor, a rescue diver sent to save a crew of scientists from below the Marina Trench. Their presence has angered an ancient Megalodon, a 75-foot shark that has supposedly been extinct for 2 million years. Oops. Now it's up to Statham — sorry, Jonas — to stop the shark, and if you're hoping he'll get a chance to go one-on-one with ol' SuperJaws, congratulations, it's your lucky day. Rainn Wilson is on board as an Air Jordans-wearing billionaire, and Li Bingbing is a fellow diver with eyes for Jonas. Ruby Rose, Detroit's Page Kennedy and Cliff Curtis play members of the colorful crew. But what about … [Read more...] about Movie review: Fun wins as ‘Meg’ pairs Statham against shark
Jake Coyle, Associated Press Published 11:04 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,” “47 Meters Down,” “Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying degrees, use our fond memories of “Jaws” as bait to reel us back in the water again. The hook on this one? Bigger shark. To my disappointment, the title of “The Meg” does not refer to Meg Ryan (though it’s nice to imagine an action movie revolving around Jason Statham making precarious escapes from the “When Harry Met Sally…” star). No, the titular Meg of Jon Turteltaub’s thriller is the Megalodon, which sounds like either a “Transformers” character or a heavy metal band. It is, in fact, a prehistoric underwater dinosaur, a kind of … [Read more...] about Review: Jason Statham fights a super-shark in ‘The Meg’