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Taken too – Stolen review

By Richard Haridy June 5, 2013 It’s tough being a Nicolas Cage fan. When he’s not overacting in sublime trash, he seems to be sleepwalking through competent yet generic B-movies. His glory days are evidently behind him, and apart from bright spots like Werner Herzog‘s Bad Lieutenant, Cage hasn’t done much interesting work for over […]

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Age ain’t nothing but a number – The Expendables 2 review

The Expendables 2 – Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Directed by Simon West. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Any hope I had of keeping a tally of fatalities in The Expendables 2 was quickly dashed by the opening melee, which makes the last ten minutes of The Wild Bunch look like […]

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Trailer Debut: The Expendables 2

A trailer for The Expendables 2 premiered online recently and the internet immediately became 63% more masculine. Explosions, big trucks, cargo planes, explosions, guns, knives, explosions and roundhouse kicks abound in this predictably loud and hectic trailer for the upcoming man-fest. Simon West (Con Air) takes over directorial duties from Stallone for this sequel, so […]

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Poster Debut: The Expendables 2

Twelve character posters for The Expendables 2 have arrived online, showing off stars Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and the rest. I wasn’t previously interested in seeing a sequel to the interminable Expendables… until this poster revealed Stallone would be rocking a handlebar moustached. Re-intrigued! Simon West directs the sequel, which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph […]

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Mickey Rourke out of Expendables 2

So, not every over-the-hill action star will make an appearance in The Expendables 2. Deadline has revealed Mickey Rourke will not reprise his role from the first Expendables movie, citing a scheduling conflict with his new project (although, they suggest Rourke’s proposed paycheck was not tantalising enough, and the actor is looking for more award-worthy fare). He will […]

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Aussie Liam Hemsworth signs up for Expendables 2

Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth has joined the cast of the upcoming blockbuster The Expendables 2, Variety reports. There’s no word yet on what role Hemsworth will play, though he’s sure to bring his female Hunger Games fans with him to the franchise being kept afloat by an ensemble of 1980s action stars. Hemsworth will join […]

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Nicolas Cage, Michael Biehn joining The Expendables 2?

It’s becoming very difficult to keep up with the casting of action movie heroes in The Expendables 2. We already know that John Travolta, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme will (probably) join Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke in the sequel to the hit 2010 flick (with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis also reprising their small roles). […]

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Travolta, Norris and Van Damme joining The Expendables 2?

If you thought the cast of the first Expendables featured some of the finest vintage direct-to-DVD action stars around, wait until you hear some of the names being floated for Part 2. Although Sylvester Stallone won’t be at the helm, director Simon West is prepping production on the sequel to the hit ensemble flick. Set […]

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