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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.

Watch: Trailer For Drama 'Reach Me' Starring Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Terry Crews, Nelly & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 5, 2014 1:31 PM
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Reach Me
The last time Sylvester Stallone tried to take on a real dramatic role, the results were… creatively successful. He put on 40 lbs for James Mangold’s “Copland” in 1997, but reviews were semi-mixed. Mangold insists even though Stallone really delivered best intentions; he had engendered a lot of ill will with his mindless action films. “When ‘Cop Land’ came out, a lot of daggers were out for Sly,” Mangold said in 2011. “He had made a bunch of shittier moves, he’s the first to admit, that weren’t aimed for the highest result each time out.”

'No Country for Old Men'-Esque 'Rambo V' Reportedly On The Way

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 6:04 PM
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Already compared to "Unforgiven," talk of "Rambo V" has popped up here and there over the past while. It has been six years since Sylvester Stallone was back in the role of John Rambo in the appropriately titled, "Rambo," but now he wants to finish of the series, with an arty finale.

Reboots! Roland Emmerich To Redo His Own ‘Stargate,’ Stallone Action Flick ‘Cliffhanger’ To Get Redid

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 8:14 PM
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Cliffhanger
Webster’s Dictionary defines the modern day reboot as thus: *Noun 1. reboot – to take the familiar and make anew; "They are remaking Spider-Man in his own image… again…" Synonyms: refashion, remake, make over, lazy, recycle, give up 2. reboot – to start over your attempt to start over; “Platinum Dunes; “This ‘Friday The 13th’ sucks. Let’s try again.” Synonyms: forgo imagination.

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?"

15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 19, 2014 1:19 PM
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15 Underseen Sci-Fi Dystopian Films
It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elements to this type of future, from corrupt governments to alien intervention to dizzying technology, it can be like mapmaking in an uncharted area. Sooner or later, you get lost and can't circle back.

Liam Neeson Is 'Non-Stop': 12 Action Stars Who Still Kicked Butt After 60

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 27, 2014 2:35 PM
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Celebrate Action Stars After 60
This week, Liam Neeson can be seen in “Non Stop,” the latest in a surprisingly active career as an action star. While Neeson has a history peppered with prestige films here and there, make no mistake, his most recent resumé consists of kicking ass and taking names. What no one mentions is that Neeson, who is soon scheduled to show up in a third “Taken” film, is actually a spectacular 61 years old, which is impressive considering the leaping, punching, and growling he’s done in recent years. Have you seen your parents lately? They can barely open the door and hoodies terrify them.

2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Review: 'Grudge Match' is 'Rocky' vs. 'Raging Bull,' But We Lose

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 23, 2013 8:30 PM
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Grudge Match
“Grudge Match” can’t possibly live up to its billing, which essentially pits "Raging Bull" pugilist Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) against “Rocky” namesake Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), finally settling the bets of cinematic boxing fans everywhere. The film’s narrative echoes the problem its stars face: can two former champions remind of us why we rooted for them in the first place?

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