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'The Expendables 3' Teaser Trailer: Every '80s Action Movie Star Ever...

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Despite the fact that The Expendables 3 won’t be seeing a release until August 15, 2014, and the film itself just completed shooting this summer, we’ve already got a teaser trailer for a movie that is now still nine months away.  While it doesn’t showcase much action, it does show off the fact that the film stars just about every ‘80s action movie star ever (minus Bruce...

'Escape Plan' New Poster: Stallone And Schwarzenegger Plot A Prison Break

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For years, fans of cheesy 1980s action cinema dreamed of the day in which hyper-muscular and monosyllabic stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone would star together in what could only be the greatest cheesy action film ever.  But then it never happened in the 1980s.  Or the 1990s.  Or the 2000s.  Finally, in 2010, we got The Expendables, in which Schwarzenegger popped...

'The Expendables 3' Gets A Director

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Sylvester Stallone, who has excitedly taken to Twitter like your annoying aunt who thinks it’s “cute” to Tweet every last random filament of thought flitting through her head, has been using the social media platform to discuss his search for the perfect director for The Expendables 3.  Stallone directed the first film, and Simon West directed the second, and...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for November 20-26

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With Thanksgiving this Thursday, there’s a paucity of new releases, partly because sales are going to be all about the discounts and deals that come with Black Friday. So there’s one new movie that’s actually pretty entertaining (The Expendables 2), one of the most famous bombs in the history of cinema, and a box set featuring most of the films of one of...

Gina Carano Attached To 'Female Expendables Project'

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Despite the fact that The Expendables 2 did middling business compared to its surprise success of the 2010 original, producer Adi Shankar is still moving forward with his “OK, we’re pretty much ripping off The Expendables, but with women!” film project, which will gather together a host of cinema’s most badass leading ladies for an action film project...

Box Office Predictions: Summarizin' The Summer

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Though there are three wide releases this weekend, who cares? Summer's over. Labor Day weekend is here. So let's talk about the winners of the summer, and general trends. Cause that's fun. And you'll never guess who won the summer (Hint: it was The Avengers)

Box Office Roundup: Old White Guys Stay on Top

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You wouldn't know it from the weather, or practically anything else, but summer is over. At least for movies, where we're getting second and third stringers in the theater. And that's why only one film cracked ten million this weekend, and that's why The Expendables 2 stays on top. It's a weak week.

Box Office Roundup: 'The Expendables 2' Wins and Loses

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With the last month of cinema dominated by the likes of Batman, Colin Ferrell, and Jeremy Renner, that may be enough to explain why The Expendables 2 opened a little soft. Here's where I should really make a Viagra joke. Okay, the film opened hard for four hours, but then had to call a doctor? That good?

Box Office Predictions: 'Expendables' Gets Audience

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Next weekend brings us The Apparition - a ghost story movie - and Premium Rush, which was supposed to come out in January. That's a roundabout way of saying that this is the last week of summer for big movies, and if it's going to go out, it's going out with a bang.

Top Ten Action Movies... Featuring Over The Hill Asskickers

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With The Expendables 2 opening this weekend, it unites Sylvester Stallone (age 66) with Chuck Norris (72), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65) and Bruce Willis (57). In this case it's the years and the mileage. But having a bunch of geriatrics deliver death blows in nothing new in cinema, and many of our favorite masters of putting foot-to-ass could collect Social Security....

The Expendables 2: Movie Review

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The roster of talent involved with the Expendables movies means that - even if the first picture was pretty terrible - there's a thrill that comes with the sequel. And it seems like The Expendables 2 knows the problems the first film had and decided that the best way to deliver a sequel is just make it a greatest hits of action icons doing...

'The Exependables 2' Just Became Rated R Again

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If you’ll recall, back in January, Chuck Norris demanded that The Expendables 2 be downgraded from a hard R like its predecessor to a lighter PG-13 because, quote, “so kids can see it.”  Because, as you know, if there’s one thing children need to be watching, it’s Chuck Norris and a cache of 1980s action stars pretending to murder a lot of people.

Comic-Con 2012: Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger Unite At 'The...

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Today, Sylvester Stallone returned to Comic-Con, and brought his action hero buddies with him. The Expendables 2 panel, which took place at the legendary Hall H, opened with a trailer, which ScreenCrush's Jordan Hoffman best described as a "roll call of action cinema's greatest heroes intercut with images of explosions and fisticuffs."

Comic-Con: 'The Expendables 2' Gets A New Poster

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How do you screw up the excitement for the cheesy goodness that is The Expendables 2?  I mean, you’ve got an action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, and Jason Statham—it’s going to be big, stupid fun, right?  So how do you knock the goodwill for the film down a peg?  You release a...

New 'Expendables 2' Poster Is Heavy On The Photoshop, Fire, And Floating...

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Looking as if Sylvester Stallone took one look at the horrible theatrical poster for The Dark Knight Rises and said, “hey could we do that, but even crappier?,” the final theatrical poster for The Expendables 2 is a sight to behold.  Featuring cartoonish flames, photoshopped heads floating on top of bodies, and actors with about 25 years sandblasted off of their faces,...

The 'Expendables 2' Full Trailer Is Out, Even More Ridiculous Than You...

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Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger announcing “I’m back!,” Jason Statham stabbing a groom at a wedding and declaring “I now pronounce you man and knife,” and Sylvester Stallone crashing an airplane into a train tunnel in the side of a mountain, the trailer for The Expendables 2 features some of the most ludicrous action clichés committed to celluloid since...