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Review: 'The Expendables 3' Starring Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes And Antonio Banderas

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 14, 2014 9:05 AM
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The Expendables 3
The conceit behind the Sylvester Stallone-led "The Expendables" franchise has thus far been niftier than the resulting movies: take a bunch of iconic, past-their-prime action stars from the eighties heyday of macho filmmaking, put them together, lob some old age jokes their way, add excessive gunplay and heat well. All the elements for a good time are there, but the first two movies in the franchise sagged and swayed, faltering under sloppy direction, limp scripts and a staggering lack of style. Thankfully, notes have been taken, problems have been addressed, and "The Expendables 3," while far from an ironclad masterpiece, is probably as enjoyable as this genre can get.

TIFF First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger & Abigail Breslin In The Zombie Flick 'Maggie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2014 11:16 AM
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Maggie
Wait, what? That's right, between lurching around in "The Expendables 3" and returning to his most celebrated role in next year's "Terminator: Genisys," Arnold Schwarzenegger made a zombie movie. Yes, really.

New 'Terminator' Movie Titled 'Terminator: Genisys' Plus Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger In Aussie Real Estate Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2014 5:17 PM
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Among the blockbuster onslaught that will mark summer 2015 — which includes "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Tomorrowland," "The Fantastic Four," "Jurassic World" and "Ant-Man" — is a new "Terminator" movie, and it now has an official title. And you may want to get ready to LOL.

O.J. Simpson Was Considered To Play 'The Terminator,' With Arnold Schwarzenegger As Kyle Reese

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 18, 2014 11:15 AM
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O.J. Simpson The Terminator
How different would the movie industry be today if “The Terminator,” as we know it, didn’t hit theaters three decades ago? Where would Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career have ended up? As the oral history over at EW shows, things could turned out very wrong for James Cameron and his iconic sci-fi film.

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?"

Review: David Ayer's 'Sabotage' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 27, 2014 3:31 PM
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Sabotage
With nary an Ahnold quip, "Sabotage," David Ayer's fetishistically violent action thriller, often feels like a misguided detour, a waste of goodwill amassed by the superior "End of Watch." Doing away with the concept that guided the 2012 cop drama but retaining and supercharging it's once-relatable hyper masculinity, "Sabotage" is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly. Ayer's filmography has often cast an unflinching eye on battered, perforated bodies, but here the attention feels invasive and even a bit gleeful. Every wound is flaunted and a series of gruesome autopsies feature a hungry, roving camera, floating over the torn skin, the bloated flesh, stripping away the humanity. One character is literally reduced to ground meat and Ayer holds on the remains with an intent that is lost on us.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Teases "A Younger T-800" For 'Terminator: Genesis'; John Boyega Wanted For Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 12:30 PM
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No, you're not experiencing a time warp, a new Terminator movie is indeed on the way. And with production on the movie to begin soon to meet next summer's release date, some new details emerging about the sequel slated to star Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and J.K. Simmons. And oh yeah, the guy who finds any and all opportunities to say "I'll be back," Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be returning too for "Terminator: Genesis," and he reveals to MTV how the Alan Taylor directed flick will explain the cyborg's older appearance.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In Action In Clip, Featurette & TV Spot For 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 3:43 PM
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Sabotage
This weekend, you can head to the multiplex and see the latest dystopian YA adventure, watch Russell Crowe prepare for the flood, or if it's playing near you, perhaps check in to "The Grand Budapest Hotel." But if you're looking to just turn off your brain and watch an action film with all the subtlety of a bloody steak thrown on the grill, then "Sabotage" will do the trick.

Watch: 1-Hour Documentary ‘If It Bleeds We Can Kill It’ On John McTiernan’s ‘Predator’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 20, 2014 1:43 PM
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Predator
"I remember a lot of times seeing John with his head in his hands, like 'What the hell have I gotten myself into,’ ” actor Carl Weathers recalled when discussing his stint on “Predator,” director John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi actioner. In many ways, the film was an act of pushing past any doubts or insecurities, as it exhibits an increasingly bizarre tone by McTiernan and a game Arnold Schwarzenegger to match it. And now we’ve got a look back at the sequel-spawning classic.

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