Movie review: Parker

Update: My opinion isn’t the only one. I’m adding links to thoughts from fellow Parker fans (often quite different from mine) at the bottom of the post.

Parker is terrible.

Almost everything about it is awful. It opens well enough, with a heist set at the Ohio State Fair, […]

New trailer for upcoming Parker film, plus behind-the-scenes featurette

Above is the second trailer. Interesting that Payback is alluded to.

Here’s a behind the scenes featurette. It’s mostly just footage from the trailers with some comments by director Taylor Hackford, Jason Statham, and Jennifer Lopez edited in. Nothing terribly insightful, but it’s only two and half minutes long.

I got it […]

A letter from producer Les Alexander about the Parker movie

Les Alexander was Donald Westlake’s friend for 35 years and is a producer on the Parker film. He sent this e-mail to reader Dave, who posted it to the comments. Dave and I both thought it was worth a post of its it own.

Les has been kind enough to engage us hardcore […]

More Parker e-book deals, and some other stuff

I haven’t had time for much posting lately, alas, so this is just a quick grab-bag post.

First, many thanks to my new co-blogger Nick for picking up some of my slack. When things are a little slow around here, remember you can always go to his […]

Statham 101: Can he pull off Parker?

Since the news of the upcoming Parker film (and possible franchise) broke, several people have asked me what I thought of Jason Statham in the part.

I didn’t have much of an opinion. As previously noted, my only experience with Statham was in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, both of […]

The Parker movie–what we know

There’s been a lot of news about the upcoming Parker movie over the past couple of months. I’ve broken a little of it here, but most of it I get the same way everyone else does–through (sometimes conflicting) press accounts. Now I see everything (well, most things) written about it because it’s my […]