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PHIL vs BILL Jason Statham plays an ex-narcotics agent who’s forced into hiding when the bikie gang he infiltrated targets him for death in this routine, Sylvester Stallone-scripted thriller. Newly widowed with a young daughter, he re-settles under another identity in a small town where a feud with a local family leads to methamphetamine dealer James Franco exposing his secret. The violence and sentimentality are equally gratuitous, and the stock characters tick all the boxes, but Homefront looks terrific, boasts an unexpected turn-against-type by Kate Bosworth and has a great punchline that’s all-but lost in the alternate ending included among the handful of unremarkable extras.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: Homefront

Homefront | $$$ Directed by Gary Fleder. Written by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder. Vengeance, thy name is Statham. One of the best things about Homefront is seeing Jason Statham with a full head of biker drug-gang hair. That alone is worth the price of admission for Jase fans. But it […]

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New to Blu: Movies & Music > April 16-22

New to Blu: Movies & Music > April 16-22

Whatever Homefront’s creative shortcomings, the Sylvester Stallone-scripted thriller starring Jason Statham hits a home run on Blu-ray. “The 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 encoded transfer on Homefront is immediately striking for the copious amount of detail provided in nearly every scene, the clean, defined edges that are constantly present, and the bright vivid colours depicting the lush greenery […]

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