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Clive Owen will do his best to remember for Recall

11.08.2011
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Even though he's starred in a number of high profile films over the years, I can’t help but think Clive Owen has really never lived up to his full movie star potential. He’s a charming Brit that can kick ass, and so why does Jason Statham have a handful of franchises, while he gets none?

Perhaps he’ll make a mark in his next role, penned by RAGING BULL writer Paul Schrader. What’s it all about?

The film tells the story of “an NSA agent trying to piece together the events of a botched hostage rescue operation. As the agent begins to recall events and unearth the truth, he finds he can trust neither his fellow soldiers nor his own mind.”

So, MEMENTO plus a hostage crises eh? I’ve definitely heard worse concepts, and it earns automatic points for being not based on a book, board game or old film. More details on this once we know them.

Extra Tidbit: He did have a franchise, nevermind. BMW Films!
Source: Variety

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7:57PM on 11/08/2011
Clive seems to give the same performance in a lot of his films. It works sometimes, but it's boring after a while. I can't really think of any "great" films or roles he was in, and I'm not sure what his most successful film would be.
Clive seems to give the same performance in a lot of his films. It works sometimes, but it's boring after a while. I can't really think of any "great" films or roles he was in, and I'm not sure what his most successful film would be.
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4:52PM on 11/08/2011
He should go to Rekal... they can remember it for you.
He should go to Rekal... they can remember it for you.
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4:22PM on 11/08/2011
Jason Statham is a brand in a way I don't think Owen really can be considered a brand. He's an actor first. True he hasn't had as much success with his action movies as maybe he ought to, but at least he isn't really hurting for work. I think he could make it as a sort of Harrison Ford-like hero, minus the growling.
Jason Statham is a brand in a way I don't think Owen really can be considered a brand. He's an actor first. True he hasn't had as much success with his action movies as maybe he ought to, but at least he isn't really hurting for work. I think he could make it as a sort of Harrison Ford-like hero, minus the growling.
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3:32PM on 11/08/2011

WTF!?

Isn't this the basic outline for Call Of Duty Black Ops?!

Isn't this the basic outline for Call Of Duty Black Ops?!

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12:37PM on 11/08/2011
Don't they sell those fake memories?
Don't they sell those fake memories?
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12:14PM on 11/08/2011
I'd put my money on the fact that Jason Statham movies are 'fun', with Statham giving the audience a nod and a wink, while Clive Owen movies are basically in the same class of movies but his performances are very serious and that tends to put a damper on the proceedings. Also while it's a good thing for Jason Statham's B-movies to feel like retreads, it's not a good thing for Owen's classier movies like 'The International' to also feel like retreads.
And why did Shoot 'Em Up fail? Not sure.
I'd put my money on the fact that Jason Statham movies are 'fun', with Statham giving the audience a nod and a wink, while Clive Owen movies are basically in the same class of movies but his performances are very serious and that tends to put a damper on the proceedings. Also while it's a good thing for Jason Statham's B-movies to feel like retreads, it's not a good thing for Owen's classier movies like 'The International' to also feel like retreads.
And why did Shoot 'Em Up fail? Not sure. Seems like it'd be an awesome concept, but I guess even brain-dead action fans want some more context and subtlety in their beloved genre.
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1:41PM on 11/08/2011
I loved Shoot Up 'Em and I don't consider it fail IMO. OK fine, the writing was a bit lazy but that movie was 100% pure entertainment showing Clive can be badass and have fun at the same time.
Still can't believe he was overlooked for the role of 007.
I loved Shoot Up 'Em and I don't consider it fail IMO. OK fine, the writing was a bit lazy but that movie was 100% pure entertainment showing Clive can be badass and have fun at the same time.
Still can't believe he was overlooked for the role of 007.
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