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Here’s what I like about the “Safe” trailer

Here’s what I like about the “Safe” trailer (photo)

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I know what you’re thinking: “Another Jason Statham movie? Ugh, they’re all the same.” Yes they’re all the same: they’re all incredible awesome. Now be quiet and enjoy the awesomeness of the “Safe” trailer:

Here’s what I like about the “Safe” trailer:

1. It stars Jason Statham. This should probably be reasons one thru five, but I’ll continue on, pointlessly, explaining the other cool things about this trailer.

2. Statham apparently plays Luke Wright, “the Big Apple’s hardest cop, once upon a time” and he also seems to be Russian as well. So why does he still sound British most of the time? Because he’s an action star, and action stars (and Michael Caine for some reason) always have accents that don’t belong to their characters (see: Schwarzenegger, Van Damme). At the end of the trailer, Statham tries actually speaking Russian, and it’s the most charmingly wonky Russian accent on film since Sean Connery in “The Hunt For Red October.”

3. The title card at the end of the trailer appears over a safe. So it’s not just a movie about keeping a little girl with important knowledge safe from the Chinese and Russian mobs: it’s a movie about safe cracking too! I’m just bummed they didn’t find a spot for the image of a baseball player sliding into home while the umpire yells “SAFE!”

4. “Safe” opens just a few months after David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter,” another film about adventures in babysitting. That means one more movie and we’ve got a trend piece, baby! I can’t wait to make these two a double feature, too.

5. We’re getting dangerously close to a meme devoted solely to Jason Statham jumping out of windows in movies. In his last big action flick, “Killer Elite,” he jumped out of a window while still tied to a chair. In “Safe,” Statham appears to jump out of a window using a bad guy as a portable landing cushion.

In closing: Statham. Statham Statham Statham. Jason Statham.


“Safe” will open March 12, 2012. What’s your favorite Jason Statham movie? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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