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Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford & More Get Armed In New Pics From 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2014 12:29 PM
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The Expendables 3
Well, here's a movie that won't be playing Cannes or coming anywhere near it: "The Expendables 3." It's not high art, and these things are barely movies at all, but they do have explosions and old dudes causing those explosions and that's all some folks need.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Expendables 3' Gives A Fresh Roll Call, Plus 16 New Character posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 3:12 PM
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The Expendables 3, Stallone
This summer, you're get a movie in which Kellan Lutz is considered as much of an action star as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Welcome the strange world of "The Expendables 3," a franchise which has morphed from "let's celebrate the action olds!" to "who can we get to up the irony factor?"

Mel Gibson Lines Up Action Thriller 'Blood Father'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 4:41 PM
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The Mel Gibson comeback train has been on a slow, sputtering roll as the actor/director still hasn't quite recovered from a spectacular meltdown and a bitter divorce that thoroughly soiled the persona of the former A-list talent. His last couple of roles were in an action movie no one saw, "Get The Gringo," and a sequel no one wanted, "Machete Kills." Now he's got another gritty movie lined up that should play right into his grizzled demeanor.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'The Expendables 3' Whistles Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 12:58 PM
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The Expendables 3 Trailer (skip crop)
While the line between irony and earnest action franchise continues to blur with each successive entry, "The Expendables 3" is doing what all sequels must: getting bigger. The cast is larger, the stakes are probably relatively higher and we're sure the insurance premiums would make an actuary faint. All this to say: the first teaser trailer is here.

3 Years After It Started Filming, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Will Be Released During Crowded Summer Of 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 9:02 AM
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Tom Hardy Mad Max Fury Road
We can't remember the last time a blockbuster movie took such a stretch between shooting and being released, but it seems Warner Bros. are taking their time with "Mad Max: Fury Road." That said, it seems that whatever is brewing, they are confident enough to release it into one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory.

Tom Hardy Says Additional Filming On 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Not Reshoots But New Material

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 4:05 PM
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Tom Hardy Mad Max Fury Road
You would think that as the potential kickoff to a whole new trilogy of films, there would be more coming out the Warner Bros. camp about the status of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But even though filming started a year ago this month, there has been near silence around the movie with no release date set, teasers posters or official stills except for this sorta blurry, grainy one from last December. But with production on the movie still ongoing, a couple more details have emerged.

Review 'Machete Kills' Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir & Carlos Estevez

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 9, 2013 5:39 PM
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Machete Kills
Robert Rodriguez isn't one for false pleasantries: if you didn't like "Machete," you really won't think much of "Machete Kills," and he's okay with that. This sequel to the 2010 actioner seems to exist mostly for his hardcore base and as a favor for good friend Danny Trejo, who plays the pockmarked, laconic hero of the title. Not even original distributor Fox wanted any part of the continued adventures of the Ex-Federale who never met a fireball he couldn't fly through with the grace of an eagle and the fierceness of a tiger, as this adventure comes courtesy of the good folks at Open Road. But this is no course correction: anyone who has ever seen a Rodriguez film, or has seen his career evolve (devolve?) into the bare essentials of camp exploitation, knows what to expect.

Watch: Alexa Vega Gets A Sizzle Reel For 'Machete Kills' Plus B-Roll Footage With Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 12:54 PM
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There's escapist fun, and then there's "Machete Kills," a movie that fully embraces its brainlessness and bad taste, rounding up a bunch of big name stars to chew scenery, blow things up, and show lots of cleavage. And in that spirit, here's a few more peeks at the latest from Robert Rodriguez.

Watch: Mel Gibson Gets In A Knife Fight In Red Band Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Plus New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 1:13 PM
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Machete Kills
If you think things shooting from boobs and women getting punched in the vagina is totally irreverent and edgy, and having Charlie Sheen actually say the words "Machete Kills" is some sort of knowing genius, then you're probably a better audience for this movie than we are.

First Look At Mel Gibson In 'Machete Kills,' Lots Of New Photos & Awesome/Ridiculous Poster

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
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Machete Kills
Director Robert Rodriguez is one of those guys who is perfectly capable of making a movie in good taste, but he refuses to do so with every fiber of his being (even his movies for little kids play like some psychedelic voyage into the fourth dimension). Case in point: the new poster for "Machete Kills," the follow-up to his 2010 feature "Machete," which was based on a fake trailer Rodriguez created for his double-feature with Quentin Tarantino, "Grindhouse" (an experience Tarantino barely seems to acknowledge). This poster has everything: a triple-bladed sword, Michelle Rodriguez rocking an eye-patch, grade-A slimeballs Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson looking downright stoic, Lady Gaga in an old timey bathing suit, and lots and lots of fire. When Danny Trejo is the least outrageous thing on the poster, you can understand the level of insanity on display. Somewhere, Photoshop has quietly hung itself. Read on to see the poster in all of its glory, plus the first look at Mel Gibson's villainous bad guy and even more outrageous photos.

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