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Who? Sylvester Stallone Wants Aussie Helmer Patrick Hughes To Direct 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 24, 2013 1:18 PM
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Though they’re distributed through Lionsgate, "The Expendables” films have been produced through Millennium Films, the closest modern equivalent to The Cannon Group. In an unintentional nod to that company’s B-movie history, Sylvester Stallone has once again decided to tap someone else to direct the third “The Expendables” film. And while he went with a veteran choice last time out in Simon West, this time he's going with someone you probably never heard of.

Terrifying First Look Set Pic Of 'Grudge Match' Is A Chilling Reminder Of Where De Niro's Career Can Go

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2013 6:36 PM
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Will all of Robert De Niro's great "Silver Linings Playbook" work be undone in a blink of an eye? The actor has a solid shot at winning Best Supporting Actor tonight despite the fact that Tommy Lee Jones won the SAG award for "Lincoln" earlier this year (the best Oscar augur there is). But his work in David O. Russell's film will go down as one of his finest whether or not he wins. It was an incredibly authentic and charged performance imbued with the anger, frustration and heartache of being a parent struggling with a problem child, on top of the the realization he may have failed said offspring.

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.

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.

Dolph Lundgren Says 'The Expendables 3' Aiming To Shoot This Fall With Wesley Snipes Eyed To Join Cast

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 24, 2013 1:42 PM
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While the buzz on "The Expendables 2" was fairly muted and the domestic gross lagged behind that of the first film, the blockbuster action sequel still netted a cool $300 million worldwide. Given that making these movies doesn't break the bank, it's not a surprise to learn that a third iteration is in the works. While no director is attached, and the script has yet to be written, Dolph Lundgren confirms he'll return for the musclebound action franchise's third outing, which could even begin shooting this year.

Jackie Chan Says He Dislikes His 'Rush Hour' Movies The Most, Reveals Sylvester Stallone Wanted Him To Play A Drug Baron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:21 AM
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Nearing sixty years old, and having announced that he's retiring from action movies, it looks like Jackie Chan is ready to tell everyone how he really feels. While he's earning the wrong kind of headlines for declaring that Hong Kong is "a city of protest marches" and that "we should have rules dictating what [issues people] can march for, and which they can't," flying slightly below that are his thoughts on his own filmography. Particularly when it comes to his work in Hollywood.

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.

Sylvester Stallone Flexes His Acting Muscles For 'Reach Me'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 14, 2012 10:21 PM
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A decade ago, Sylvester Stallone could only have dreamed that his career would be as healthy as it is right now at the age of 66. With a bona fide franchise in the form of “The Expendables,” and still picking up action roles in the likes of “Bullet to the Head,” “The Tomb,” “Grudge Match” and potentially another outing for John Rambo. But it’s not all about action for Sly as he’s gone off and filmed a small role in an indie drama.

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