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Sylvester Stallone Is Mad At Bruce Willis Over $1 Million Dollars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 10:33 AM
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What's a million dollars between friends (or colleagues)? Apparently, a lot. As you might remember, the cinematic world did a collective HUH? when it was announced earlier this week that Harrison Ford was stepping into "The Expendables 3," while Bruce Willis was exiting. But the news was made all the more fascinating when in a tweet, Stallone called John McClane "greedy" and "lazy." Now it seems the story behind that animosity has surfaced.

Review: 'Red 2' Starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren & More

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 18, 2013 1:09 PM
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“Red 2” begins with a cool, comic-book-style credits sequence, paying a short homage to its Warren Ellis-penned roots. Too short, in fact. Just as we’re starting to get into the warmly hued titles, we’re thrown headlong into the live-action, high-stakes world of retired government agents...shopping at Costco. The film has numerous issues, but the most distracting is the inconsistent bursts of stylized animations, buried between unimaginative shots and sequences. They serve as setting transitions, announcing our heroes’ arrival in Hong Kong and Paris, but they’re oddly skipped when the former spies land in London and Teterboro. Well, we understand the lack of fanfare for the New Jersey town, but London? “Red” helmer Robert Schwentke was apparently too busy directing “R.I.P.D.” to make the follow-up, so Dean Parisot makes an unremarkable return with his first feature since 2005’s “Fun with Dick and Jane.”

Happy Anniversary John McClane! 10 Movies Spawned By 'Die Hard'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 18, 2013 12:36 PM
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Die Hard
25 years ago today John McTiernan's "Die Hard" exploded in wide release onto screens nationwide and forever changed the landscape of action cinema. This wasn't just a box office smash, it was a genuine game-changer, one that made a star out of Bruce Willis and created its very own sub-genre. It's easy to forget now, after countless neutered airings on broadcast television and sequels that have all but turned the once-beloved brand into anonymous slush, just how profoundly "Die Hard" impacted movies back then.

Blow Up Your July 4th With 5 Clips And More From 'Armageddon'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • July 4, 2013 3:23 PM
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Armageddon
Released 4th of July weekend 15 years ago, "Armageddon" was a little known indie picture examining an existentialist crisis triggered by meteors pummeling the earth. Joking aside, the Michael Bay disaster flick was balls to the wall epic. With a real late '90s gem premise -- a massive asteroid is on its way to faceplant earth and a ragtag team of oil-drillers is the world's only hope -- and a cast led by a not-yet-bald Bruce Willis and a fresh-faced Ben Affleck, even the Grinch-iest of critics must appreciate the sheer ridiculous "we’re saving the world, dammit" bravura of it (Gene Siskel said, "its audacity is almost amusing" and we concur). The movie also holds a special place as a veritable "Who’s Who" of "Oh, That Guy"-type actors (including Will Patton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner, Keith David, and Jason Isaacs). "Armageddon" went on to be the highest grossing film of 1998 (beating out Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan"), inspire a EuroDisney attraction, and catapult Aerosmith's first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (no really, "I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing" is also the only number one debut on that chart from a rock group) into the hearts and karaoke machines of all real Americans.

Watch: 6 Clips & Lots Of New Pics For 'Red 2'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 24, 2013 10:32 AM
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Red 2, Helen Mirren
“Red 2” continues to show that age is just a state of mind when you’re a world traveling assassin. The sequel to the surprise hit of 2010 is set to hit theaters on July 19th, but if you can’t wait to get your fix of geriatric contract killers then we have six new clips for you to check out below.

Summit Already Planning 'Red 3' Before 'Red 2' Even Opens, Because Old People With Guns Is Always Funny

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 20, 2013 1:15 PM
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While the sequel to "Red," the 2010 action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as over-the-hill assassins, doesn't open until the middle of July, Lionsgate and producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are already plotting a third film, with screenwriting siblings Jon and Erich Hoeber back for a third go-around (according to the Hollywood Reporter). "Thank god!" said nobody.

'Die Hard 6' In The Works, Will Go To Tokyo This Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2013 10:32 AM
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"A Good Day To Die Hard" was fucking awful, but here's the thing: it made a shitpile of money. While American audiences mostly shrugged, international audiences lined up, and taking in $302 million worldwide, 'A Good Day' has become the third best performing entry in the franchise. So, of course, Fox is thinking about getting John McClane back in action before Bruce Willis really and truly is too old for this shit.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Red 2' Reminds You That This Movie Is Still Happening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 12:23 PM
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Oh right. "Red 2." Sorry, entirely forgot about you there buddy. So is "Red" a franchise ready to play with big boys of summer? Summit seems to think so and even though there really wasn't much need for a sequel, "Red 2" is happening, and it's real and here is a new trailer to remind you of that.

Review: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Is No Masterpiece, But Popcorn Entertainment That Redeems The Series Somewhat

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 27, 2013 12:56 PM
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Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation
It’s tough to say if I would be as generous with my praise of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” if I weren’t such a big fan of its director, Jon M. Chu, but given the mechanical one-dimensionality of most big-budget franchise films, the sequel earns its critical bona fides simply by being made by a director who has sincere affection for the source material. Although its delay from the summer of 2012 to spring 2013 spawned rumors of a troubled production, extensive reshoots, and a last-minute effort to squeeze the now-hot Channing Tatum into more scenes, Chu’s follow-up is remarkably cohesive – a fun, sweeping and yet understated sequel that should whet the appetites of action fans without overdosing them on pop confectionaries before the summer buffet truly starts.

Watch: Get Drafted With 3 Clips From 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By India Ross
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  • March 12, 2013 11:37 AM
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Heavy on the brawn, light on the brains – the “G.I. Joe” franchise is back. Manned with the usual selection of muscle headed talent, and the odd addition of Bruce Willis (guess he had bills to pay), the second instalment, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” is stepping up its promotion with the release of three teaser clips While former G.I. Joe-ers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sienna Miller have wisely bowed out of round 2, Dwayne Johnson (or “The Rock” to testosterone enthusiasts) will be subbing in to take the lead alongside Willis, and Channing Tatum, who is returning to secure the female vote.

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