'Parker' is not Jason Statham's best movie, but it may have his defining onscreen moment, a perfect, succinct summation of everything pleasurable about his onscreen persona. His character, a thief and con man named Parker, has returned to his hotel room in Palm Beach. He's surprised by an assassin; since this is a Jason Statham movie, an elaborately choreographed fight scene ensues.
The assassin's weapon of choice is a knife and after he gets Parker in a headlock, he tries really hard to get Statham's face acquainted with the finer points of his blade. The knife keeps inching closer and closer to his eyeball -- so to save himself, Parker sticks up his hand and willingly lets the assassin stab him through his palm. The sacrifice gives him just enough of breather to gain the upper hand. That is The Cinema of Jason Statham in a nutshell: action and indomitable determination. His characters are all men who'll stop at nothing to win; an echo of Statham's onscreen work ethic -- he'll stop at nothing to entertain you. Even in a vehicle as average as "Parker," Statham still delivers an intensely committed performance.
What's more ridiculous than Jason Statham robbing a bank as a priest? We can think of a few things, and they're all found in this new trailer for 'Parker,' the latest Jason Statham film that looks like... well, every Jason Statham film -- only this time he has Jennifer Lopez.
You knew it was coming, but maybe Jennifer Lopez didn't want to steal Steven Tyler's thunder. Just one day after the Aerosmith frontman announced he's leaving 'American Idol,' the lovable judge told Ryan Seacrest that she too will not be returning to the judges' table.
Now with more news surfacing that the TV network is reportedly browsing around for new additions to the show, it seems more and more likely that she'll need to be replaced and Fox is apparently looking no further than former 'Idol' contestant Adam Lambert.
Oh come on, we had to. With her status on 'American Idol' seemingly always in jeopardy, diva mogul sensation Jennifer Lopez might be moving into a new area of TV, this time ditching reality for family with a new ABC series that goes where no drama has gone before. What project could have lured Lopez to ABC Family, and what's going to have people talking?
It just isn't a week without a heavy Dose of Ridiculous. In this week's edition Michael Fassbender sells Coors, Tom Cruise demands a monkey co-star, Jennifer Lopez is more famous than Oprah, and Oliver Twist gets a parkour twist.
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