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Discuss: Do The Flops 'The Last Stand' & 'Bullet To The Head' Spell The End For Schwarzenegger & Stallone?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 5, 2013 2:33 PM
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The listings for the multilpex at the moment kind of feels like a timewarp into the early 1990s. A couple weeks ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his return to starring roles after a decade spent bankrupting California as the state's governor, in "The Last Stand." On Friday, Sylvester Stallone starred in "Bullet to the Head," a throwback actioner directed by the long-absent Walter Hill. And there's plenty more where they came from. Arnie & Sly will reteam in September for "The Tomb," while the latter returns two months later opposite Robert De Niro in "Grudge Match." And in 2014, the Governator will lead David Ayer's "Ten," alongside Sam Worthington.

Box Office: 'Warm Bodies' Tops Super Bowl Weekend, While 'Bullet To The Head' Flops

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2013 12:29 PM
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Pale young leading man dreamboat? Check. Playing a cannibalistic monster who holds his predatory instincts in check? Check. Falls in love with a girl who looks like Kristen Stewart? Check. Based on a best-selling book, from Lionsgate/Summit? Double check. “Warm Bodies” took dead (har!) aim at the “Twilight” fanbase, with a little spillover from the “The Walking Dead” acolytes, coming together like a demographic stew to score the number one movie on Super Bowl weekend. Even if it drops next weekend, “Warm Bodies” should hold steady for Valentine’s Day, where it will be an ideal date night opportunity for couples who aren’t brave enough to come to the Swingers Mixer we have planned.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Bullet To The Head' & 'Stand Up Guys' Are 'Warm Bodies' In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • February 1, 2013 3:58 PM
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Docs, docs, docs. That's what we're selling folks, so get 'em while they're still hot. An American mayor, Israeli intelligence agents, professional hockey players, and Dave Grohl lead the way on the documetary front. Alternately, you could tamper all that reality with a heavy dose of cinematic illusion and façade: aging hitmen, gun-toting Lolitas fighting the good fight for gender equality, and the walking undead, oh my! (And yes, by "façade," we do mean "Sly's perfectly and uncannily preserved face.") Which direction will you take this weekend? Or are you watching the Super Bowl with the rest of America? Let us know in the comments below!

The Essentials: The 5 Best Walter Hill Films

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2013 11:58 AM
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It's not that often that we call a new Sylvester Stallone-starring movie an event, let alone when it's one as seemingly cheap and long-delayed as "Bullet to the Head," which opens on Friday. But given that the film is the first theatrical feature in thirteen years from action legend Walter Hill, it's certainly got our interest more than most similar films.

Review: Walter Hill's Sylvester Stallone-Starrer 'Bullet To The Head' Is A Blast From The Past

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 30, 2013 6:57 PM
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About as unreconstructed as it's possible to get, Walter Hill's first feature in 10 years, "Bullet to the Head," finds the veteran action director utterly mired in the tropes of the '80s R-rated action film. And we enjoyed the hell out of it. With nothing but the Himalayan crags of Sylvester Stallone's face to suggest the last 30 years of filmmaking ever happened, Hill has -- crafted seems the wrong word -- rammed together an action movie in which the plot is laughable, the quips are quippy and the action nasty -- no graceful, balletic, parkour bullshit here, just guns, fists, explosives and, gloriously, axes. This is gristly, muscly action, Stallone's aging sinews standing up remarkably well to the task of dispatching opponents fleshily against concrete, steel and marble surfaces when he's not simply shooting them. There is absolutely nothing defensible about the movie's leering treatment of women, or the casual racism played frequently for laughs, or even the utter nihilism of its hero, but it's so patently unrepentant, and so oddly even-handed in having all of its characters seem mindbendingingly dumb, that it kind of gets a pass.

Watch: Sylvester Stallone & Jason Momoa Go To The Bathroom In Clip From 'Bullet To The Head'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:16 PM
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Oh yeah, this movie. We sorta forgot "Bullet To The Head" was even coming, and the marketing campaign seems to be...quiet...perhaps befitting of an early winter release. But with a week to go before it comes out, the push to get people to fork over their hard-earned cash is becoming more prominent.

New Images Of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa & Christian Slater In Walter Hill's 'Bullet To The Head'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 19, 2012 11:05 AM
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While we didn’t have much hopes for the Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone collaboration, “Bullet In The Head,” the film premiered at the Rome Film Festival last week and it made quite the impression on on our own Jessica Kiang who called it both "extraordinarily silly" yet a "geniunely fun" throwback to the mindless action flicks of the 1980s.. And now, a batch of new images have emerged for from the action film to give you a closer look.

Rome Review: Walter Hill's Sylvester Stallone-Starrer 'Bullet To The Head' Is A Blast From The Past

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 14, 2012 7:54 AM
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About as unreconstructed as it's possible to get, Walter Hill's first feature in 10 years, "Bullet to the Head," finds the veteran action director utterly mired in the tropes of the '80s R-rated action film. And we enjoyed the hell out of it. With nothing but the Himalayan crags of Sylvester Stallone's face to suggest the last 30 years of filmmaking ever happened, Hill has -- crafted seems the wrong word -- rammed together an action movie in which the plot is laughable, the quips are quippy and the action nasty -- no graceful, balletic, parkour bullshit here, just guns, fists, explosives and, gloriously, axes. This is gristly, muscly action, Stallone's aging sinews standing up remarkably well to the task of dispatching opponents fleshily against concrete, steel and marble surfaces when he's not simply shooting them.

Watch: Another Trailer Arrives For Sylvester Stallone/Walter Hill Team-Up 'Bullet In The Head'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 29, 2012 9:40 AM
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Just as worried filmgoers hesitantly stepped into “The Grey” this past January with fears of “Taken” with wolves, only then for the film to exceed all expectations as one of the most pleasant surprises of the year, we can only hope something similar will befall Sylvester Stallone’s latest actioner “Bullet to the Head.” With each look at the Walter Hill-directed film thus far wafting a perfectly generic tone of DTV fare, the prospect seems unlikely, but now a third trailer has been released to try and endear audiences to the newest from the "48 Hrs" helmer.

Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet To The Head' To Make World Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 9:04 AM
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How to you get someone to show up to your event? Give them an award. And in the case of the Rome Film Festival, you get a world premiere out of it too. While it may not be a high profile title like the rumored "Django Unchained," for those in Italy looking for a side order of kick ass along with their heady festival stew, Walter Hill has just what you're looking for.

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