Shirt On, Or Shirt Off? THN’s Top Jason Statham Screen Moments!!!!!!

found this earlier and i have had to post it to my blog courtesy of the hollywood news :) its even got one of my favourite bits of jason, the opening segment of ‘lock, stock’ i so love that :) enjoy………..

Say whatever you want about Jason Statham, but at the end of the day, you know exactly what you are going to get in Stath flick. Action, arse kicking, a couple of lovely dolly birds, his shirt right off and some kick ass one liners. To celebrate the release of his new film SAFE, which arrives in cinemas on Friday 4th May, we thought we’d count down our favourite Stath moments that have been captured on film over the years since his debut in 1998′s LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKIN’ BARRELS. We love him. We all love him.Safe Jason Statham quad poster Shirt On, Or Shirt Off? THNs Top Jason Statham Screen Moments

“Protection from what? Ze Germans?” SNATCH (2000)

Stath plays… Turkish
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

Possibly the film that secured Stath as a Hollywood leading man. His turn as Turkish is perhaps my favourite role that Statham has portrayed on screen. The film is full of one liners and fun interactions, particularly with Brick Top (Alan Ford) and Tommy, played be the equally legendary Stephen Graham, who features here. I think it’s Jase holding that milk bottle that sets the whole scene off.

“Oil Slick Fight Scene” – The Transporter (2002)

Stath plays… Frank Martin
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt Off

Two years after the success of SNATCH, Statham secured his first proper Hollywood actioner in the for of  THE TRANSPORTER from director corey yuen, which would evolve into his first trilogy of films; three films which would see the larger than life Englishman take his shirt off and kick some arse. A lot. This is my favourite scene from the climax of the movie. Take a look at Jase in a bout of fisticuffs in a bloody oil slick! Shuffle to about five minutes in… Brilliant.

“Striptease!” – TRANSPORTER 3 (2008)

Stath plays… Frank Martin
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt Right Off

The Stath is made to strip by an Eastern European lady in the third film in the franchise… Cor blimey guvnor! Has he been working out? Apologies, but You Tube won’t allow this video to be embedded, but if you click through you can check it out in full…

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“Do you think I’ve got c**t written on my forehead?” – CRANK (2006)

Stath plays… Chev Chelios
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

A simple line, 100% Statham, from a bloody awesome movie that I could watch over and over again! One of many moments from a very quotable film, but this particular one captures the essence of what this muscle man is all about. Check it out about 1:57 into this scene…

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“The Monk attacks!” – MEAN MACHINE (2001)

Stath plays… The Monk
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

A little known Statham movie this, and one that reunited the LOCK STOCK boys in a British remake of the Burt Reynolds film THE LONGEST YARD (before the wanky Adam Sandler remake). Statham plays the quiet, but incredibly violent Monk, an inmate who is positioned in the role of goal keeper on the prisoner’s football, or indeed soccer team. I think I like this for Stath’s slick-back hairdo…

“Airport Man” – COLLATERAL (2003)

Stath plays… Airport Man
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

Yep. He was [briefly] in COLLATERAL. Didn’t know that did you? That’s why I included it… “I’m fine mate. Don’t worry about it… Enjoy LA.” His total amount of dialogue in the whole film. Still nailed it though.

“Chinatown Sex Scene” – CRANK (2006)

Stath plays… Chev Chelios
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On, Pants Off

CRANK gets in there again with this a definite highlight of the movie, and very unexpected indeed. You see, the point of the film is that Statham must keep his heart rate up, and throughout uses various tricks to do so… including bending one up Amy Smart in the middle of LA’s Chinatown. Filth. Duplicated, but not bettered in the second film…

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“Plane” – THE EXPENDABLES (2010)

Stath plays… Lee Christmas
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone is piloting a plane and Statham is positioned in a seat in the nose, head and shoulders poking out shooting at the bad guys. Just brilliant. Again.

“Opening Scene” – LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)

Stath plays… Bacon
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

Perhaps Statham delivering his best snipet of dialogue… ever: “Right. Let’s sort the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy, and those who trust me from the ones who don’t, because if you can’t see value here today, you’re not up here shopping. You’re up here shoplifting. You see these goods? Never seen daylight, moonlight, Israelite. Fanny by the gaslight. Take a bag, c’mon take a bag. I took a bag home last night. Cost me a lot more than ten pound, I can tell you. Anyone like jewelry? Look at that one there. Handmade in Italy, hand-stolen in Stepney. It’s as long as my arm. I wish it was as long as something else. Don’t think because these boxes are sealed up, they’re empty. The only man who sells empty boxes is the undertaker, and by the look of some of you lot today, I’d make more money with me measuring tape. Here, one price. Ten pound.”

“You got some balls Luke…”
The Statham as Luke: “Yeah, I’m suprised I can even walk.” – SAFE (2012)

SAFE opens in the UK on Friday 4th May 2012.

Ronnie O’Sullivan courtesy of ‘the sun’

We’re Ron our knees

Ronnie O'Sullivan

SHATTERED … Ronnie O’Sullivan
By ANDREW DILLON
Published: 03rd May 2012

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has revealed the nightmare moment he collapsed under the workload of snooker’s punishing new regime.

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 The Rocket crumpled in a heap in a Sheffield hotel room after dragging himself to yet another tournament on the ever expanding schedule.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has increased the number of events from nine to 27 in a bid to revive the game and make it a global brand.

But O’Sullivan, 36, insists there is a hidden cost to Hearn’s vow to make every player a millionaire in a glittering new dawn at the table.

Three-times Betfred.com world champ O’Sullivan said: “After playing in the Premier League on the Monday, I had to get to a PTC event in Sheffield.

“I felt terrible after a run of travelling and late nights. I felt like I was on a treadmill, I didn’t feel right but I went, and collapsed in a hotel room on the Wednesday. I was so ill I had to get home.

“I shouldn’t have driven, and got the train, but I wanted to get home. I was close to falling asleep at the wheel.

“That is very dangerous, I could have hurt or even killed myself and others, it was a big mistake.

“But when I got back my mum looked after me for three days, slept, got to the UK and played all right after a week’s rest.

“They want to keep pushing me and pushing me but when you’re ill you need support.

“I got a letter recently saying I have missed 12 tournaments and I might face another disciplinary hearing.

“I have two beautiful young kids who I want to see grow up, and that’s all that matters.

“I made that decision in December after collapsing, I felt my life was in danger, so they can do what they like.

“They can ban me, fine me, do what they like, I don’t care any more.”

O’Sullivan withdrew on the day of the PTC Grand Final in March in Ireland, also pulled out of the Haikou World Open with glandular fever and missed last summer’s Australian Open.

Single parent O’Sullivan added: “I have been to events I wouldn’t have for fear of getting fined.

“They have to do what they have to do. Since I was ill in December, I’ve tried to get to every tournament.

“I asked for a week off and it was just a letter and fine. That really made me angry.

“There have been times in the past where I have pulled out because I haven’t wanted to go maybe. There haven’t been many and most of that was down to a custody battle.

“And now there is a genuine health reason I’m not getting any support, so I feel let down.”

O’Sullivan looked in great shape as he stormed into a 4-0 lead against Matthew Stevens in their World Championship semi-final.

Welshman Stevens clawed his way back to trail 5-3 as they head into today’s second session.

Ali Carter leads rival Stephen Maguire 5-3 going into this morning’s second session of their World Championship semi-final.

In a scrappy encounter, the qualified pilot managed a best break of 91 as he battled back after losing the opening two frames.

Ronnie 11-5 ahead in his semi final at the world snooker championships :)

Ronnie O'Sullivankeep going ronnie!!!!! :)

4 May 2012 Last updated at 17:45

World Snooker 2012: Ronnie O’Sullivan leads Matthew Stevens

By Shamoon Hafez BBC Sport

Ronnie O’Sullivan produced a brilliant display to increase his lead over Matthew Stevens to 11-5 in their World Championship semi-final.

O’Sullivan made two century breaks as well as scores of 98, 90 and 62 as he won six frames in a row.

The three-time champion has now made eight century breaks at the Crucible this year – the most of any player.

Match stats (after second session)

O’Sullivan Stevens
1139 Total points 560
320 Balls potted 155
94% Pot success 85%
69% Long pot success 56%
91% Safety success 87%
113 Highest break 80

Stevens, who started the second session 5-3 behind, won the first two frames but hardly got a look in after that.

It was a scintillating session of snooker from O’Sullivan, who was ruthless when given a chance.

The high-scoring breaks were signs that ‘The Rocket’ is determined to capture his fourth world crown.

Much like his match against Mark Williams, O’Sullivan caused the damage in the second session and the ‘Welsh Dragon’ would require a near perfect third session on Saturday morning to stay in touch.

Stevens, who has not beaten O’Sullivan since 2003, found a plant in the opener and was able to spread the reds on his way to compiling a frame-winning 60 break.

Having made a 62, O’Sullivan looked favourite to take the next frame but a missed red into the yellow pocket let Stevens in, whose brilliant clearance allowed him to nick the frame by a point and level the match at 5-5.

The Englishman soon put that out of his mind by taking the following two, which included a superb century.

Image of Dennis TaylorDennis TaylorBBC Sport snooker commentator

“It has been an unbelievable session from The Rocket. The last five frames Ronnie kept Stevens sitting in his seat. He nearly dropped out of the top 16 and Judd Trump has been the man in form, but this display from O’Sullivan shows he is back to his best.”

O’Sullivan reasserted his control on the match by making another controlled break, this time a 98 and in turn extended his lead to 8-5.

Stevens was confined to his chair, looking on as his opponent paced around the table to wrap up another frame.

It was looking ominous for the Welshman with his opposite number finding top gear and taking his fifth in a row.

But, much like a train at full speed, O’Sullivan smashed in a 107 with ease in the last frame, leaving Stevens reeling and his hopes of progressing to the final hanging by a thread.

In a similar first session to that of the Ali Carter-Stephen Maguire semi-final, the standard of snooker failed to dazzle the Crucible crowd.

The Making of ‘Safe’ clip courtesy of IBN Live :)

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Directed by Boaz Yakin, actor Jason Statham’s action film ‘Safe’ hits the screens on May 4, 2012.