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(From left to right) Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Toll Road (Randy Couture), Galgo (Antonio Banderas), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Doc (Wesley Snipes), and Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) in “THE EXPENDABLES 3.”
Three films in now, you should know exactly what you’re in for with “The Expendables 3.” That will inevitably be disappointing for those expecting some thoughtful commentary on action from a collection of actors who starred in the biggest action hits of the 1980s and 1990s.
For viewers a bit more realistic with their expectations, “The Expendables 3” is another crazy spectacle chock full of ridiculous action, bad puns and references to the stars’ glory days in a fitting finale to the 2014 summer blockbuster season. Take it seriously at your own risk, but it’s so much more fun to treat it like the old school action homage the series has always been. Continue Reading
I’m really looking forward to “The Expendables 3.” I wasn’t in the majority with “The Expendables 2” among critics, but I’ve got a soft spot for watching my favorite 80s action heroes teaming up on the big screen and with the addition of Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas, this could be a solid conclusion to the trilogy.
With so many stars and options, I figured we’d have a little fun and do another giveaway.
Name your favorite Expendables star and your favorite film they starred in i.e. Harrison Ford, “Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” or Antonio Banderas, “Desperado” and you’ll be automatically entered in a contest to win a FREE Blu-Ray/DVD of “Machete Kills,” starring a guy who would make a heck of an Expendable himself, Danny Trejo.
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Sylvester Stallone brings back the old gang with some new additions for “The Expendables III.” Check them out: Continue Reading
Out of the Furnace -Despite its all-star cast including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana and Forest Whitaker, this drama just never heats up. Bale and Affleck star as brothers going down different paths and the problems that arise when one goes missing, but the film relies too heavily on the actors to salvage every scene and eventually there’s not enough story to save it — let alone make it interesting. Continue Reading
Up to this point we’ve had to rely on Sylvester Stallone for any and all news pertaining to “The Expendables 3,” but here’s a look at some of the gang including Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham and new recruit Wesley Snipes courtesy of Terry Crews’ behind the scene shots.
I know Pierre’s ready, but anyone else excited about the guys coming back for a third installment come Aug. 15?
I’m not even gonna fake like I’m not excited about “The Expendables 3″ so I was happy to get some official news on the next installment set for Aug. 15, 2014.
Here’s the official plot release from Lionsgate Publicity on the cast and the plot summary:
“THE EXPENDABLES 3” will feature Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to their roles in the first two films with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford joining the all-star cast along with Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell. Continue Reading
The Last Stand – This is a vintage 80s movie throwback featuring 80s action staple Arnold Schwarzenegger as a sheriff of a quaint town that’s suddenly overrun by a drug cartel. It performed terribly at the box office, but it’s a lot of fun partially due to Schwarzenegger being able to have a little fun with his age. If you like 80s action films, you should enjoy this one.
Parker – Jason Statham couldn’t bring his “Transporter” charm to save his latest action film about a thief seeking revenge of his double-crossing crew with the help of Jennifer Lopez.
If you’re choosing between the two “Expendables” star’s solo efforts, the old pro wins this round. Continue Reading
1. Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters – $19million [debut week] – For the first time in three weeks, the top film at the box office does not star Jessica Chastain. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton’s turn as bounty-hunting, witch killing siblings didn’t have a fairytale opening, which could be blamed partly on snowy weather on the East Coast on Friday, but it’s not exactly going to have Paramount Pictures ordering up a sequel Monday morning.
Really uneventful new release week with the only new film to coming out. It makes sense though as when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of shoot-outs, fist fights and explosions so it’s appropriate that “The Expendables 2” is coming out tomorrow.
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Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) in “THE EXPENDABLES 2.”
People complained that this was too much of the same, but really it’s 80s and 90s action stars fighting and shooting stuff up and the cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris were great. My only gripe was not enough Jet Li, which I hope gets fixed for Expendables 3.
Photo credit: John Baer
Jason Statham stars as ‘Luke Wright’ in “SAFE.”
Safe – This under-appreciated action gem starring “The Expendables 2‘s” Jason Statham is definitely worth watching for action fans. Statham is at his “Transporter” best as he tries to protect a young girl from crooks hoping to make use of the formula she’s memorized. Continue Reading