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  • Film Review: 'Brick Mansions'

    Given that it not only covers the same narrative ground as the hyperkinetic 2004 French actioner "District B13," but even borrows one of that film's stars -- the amazingly nimble, frequently shirtless parkour artist David Belle -- there's no denying that "Brick Mansions" qualifies as one of the more redundant English-language remakes on record. Which in no way makes it an unnecessary or unenjoyable one: Ten years on, this second stab at the same material from Luc Besson's EuropaCorp generates nearly as much propulsive excitement as its predecessor, and considering how few saw "District B13" Stateside (where it grossed only $1.2 million theatrically), there's clearly a sizable American audience ready to thrill to all those glass-smashing, stairwell-hopping stunts.
  • Review: 'Brick Mansions' ★★

    Review: 'Brick Mansions' ★&#9733
    The late Paul Walker wasn't a great actor, but within a narrow corner of the action genre, he was the guy who got the job done. A vulnerable tough guy who could hold his own in stunt brawls and car chases, an actor who said "bro" like he meant it, he will...

    Review: 'Brick Mansions' collapses into incoherence

     Review: 'Brick Mansions' collapses into incoherence
    "Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004...

    Neeson, Johannson, Costner Power Up Luc Besson's EuropaCorp Revenues

    CANNES - Powered by English-language actioners - Liam Neeson's "Taken" and "Taken 2," now Scarlett Johansson sci-fier "Lucy" - plus high-end TV drama production, Luc Besson's Gallic major EuropaCorp punched €213.1 million ($290.4 million) in 2013/14...

    Paul Walker does off-the-wall action in 'Brick Mansions' trailer

    Paul Walker does off-the-wall action in 'Brick Mansions' trailer
    The first trailer for one of the Paul Walker's final films, "Brick Mansions," has been released, and it finds the late action star on familiar ground as he pummels bad guys, leaps from tall buildings, bickers with a mismatched partner, drops a few one-...