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Hot Toys reveals Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross figure from “The Expendables 2″

Hot Toys The Expendables 2 Barney Ross figure aiming2While it didn’t do as well as the first installment, I really enjoyed “The Expendables 2.” More films should just aspire to do what they do well without trying to go beyond their reach. Besides, it’s hard to mess up a film where 80s action stars blow a whole bunch of stuff up, right?

Hot Toys revealed its first collectible figure from the film, fittingly based off of Expendables leader Barney Ross (played of course by Sylvester Stallone). Not surprisingly it’s another in a predictably excellent offering from Hot Toys. Continue reading Hot Toys reveals Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross figure from “The Expendables 2″

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles’ “The Expendables 2″ action figures

Diamond Select The Expendables 2 Barney Ross beret Sylvester StalloneBack in the days, practically every big movie had some toy related merchandise whether (for the time) cutting-edge action figures or some decent stand-in Happy Meals toys from McDonald’s. But it wasn’t often that anything from a Rated R film got made into figures so that’s why I’m excited about checking out these “The Expendables 2” figures from Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles.

From DST’s site:

The stars of the action extravaganza, “The Expendables” are back in an all new adventure and DST has the toys every action fan is going to want! Diamond Select The Expendables 2 Hale Ceasar Terry Crews

Barney Ross, Gunnar Jensen and Hale Caesar make up the first assortment of 7-inch action figures, each sporting actor likenesses and realistic military gear. Each figure comes packaged on a blister card. Continue reading Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles’ “The Expendables 2″ action figures

Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman stare you down in “Paranoia”

Liam Hemsworth (“The Expendables 2“) is Adam Cassidy, a bottom-tier employee at a huge corporation gets to move up the corporate ladder significantly if he’s willing to spy on his boss’ mentor and get the secrets to a multi-billion dollar deal. PARANOIA

Ford plays Jock Goddard — that sounds like what a @WWE superstar would be called these days — and Oldman (“The Dark Knight Rises“) is Nicholas Wyatt. I thought the premise of Ford being Oldman’s mentor was a bit of a stretch, but Ford is 16 years older so that works out pretty well actually.

My main question right now is “How do you like their suits?” Wonder how many old school ECW fans will get that Jason reference…

 

New on Blu-Ray/DVD for Nov. 20, 2012 – The Expendables 2

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.

Review: Looper

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Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt discuss their problems in in TriStar Pictures, Film District, and End Game Entertainment’s action thriller “LOOPER.”

Just when you thought Hollywood studios were incapable of making anything original comes “Looper,” an endlessly creative mind-blowing film that captures everything right about the movie going experience.

On every level, Director/Writer Rian Johnson (“Breaking Bad”) conjures up the most imaginative action/science fiction film since “Inception.” Continue reading Review: Looper

Box office roundup – Sept. 9, 2012 – “The Possesion” inhabits the top spot again

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Natasha Calis stars as ‘Em’ in “THE POSSESSION.”

1. The Possession – [$26.7 million total; 2nd week] Broken record time again. September is a miserable, awful, completely worthless month for anything close to quality movies and with less than stellar new options, last week’s champ didn’t have to struggle too hard to retain its title. Look for the new “Resident Evil” to take the top spot next week if only because it has a devoted fan following and offers something audiences want to see this month. Continue reading Box office roundup – Sept. 9, 2012 – “The Possesion” inhabits the top spot again

Box office roundup – Sept. 2, 2012 – “The Possession” takes over the box office

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Natasha Calis stars as ‘Em’ in “THE POSSESSION.”

1. The Possession – $20 million [debut week] Lionsgate’s horror/thriller easily took the box office title in its opening week. September is a bleak month for movies so this could have some staying power it might not otherwise have had any other month. Continue reading Box office roundup – Sept. 2, 2012 – “The Possession” takes over the box office