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7 Uplifting Tentpole Movies

27 August 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tentpole movies get kind of a rough ride in terms of public perception. In the realm of cinematic releases, the term has become synonymous with the Big Bad Movie Studios sucking all the air out of the box office, and suffocating smaller, independent fare. They are associated with a bland, focus-group tested, homogenized type of filmmaking that blindly draws in the masses and force-feeds them pointless narrative junk food. Everything that’s wrong with the modern film industry can be blamed on the over-inflated budgets of the tentpole movie – isn’t that right?

Well, not really. First of all, tentpole movies serve a purpose. In theory, it is the job of a tentpole movie to hold up, balance out and support the financial performance of a studio in any given year. The tentpole movie is supposed to give the smaller productions breathing space by giving the studio the financial confidence »

- Sarah Myles

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Shane Black joins Sony’s The Destroyer

21 August 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Iron Man 3 director is on board the adaptation of the novels about a former police officer who gets signed up to a secret government arm.

Jim Uhls of Fight Club fame will write the screenplay to what is being described as an adventure with “rapid-fire capers full of slick banter, social satire, and sudden violence.”

Charles Roven, Steven Chasman and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Chasman is Jason Statham’s manager however there was no word on casting at time of writing.

Black is currently attached to co-write and direct the pulp crime adaptation Doc Savage. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Scott Derrickson interview: Deliver Us From Evil, Deus Ex, reactions

21 August 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The director of Deliver Us From Evil, Scott Derrickson, chats to us about the film, Deus Ex, and horror for kids...

After drumming up decent business in the Us at the start of July, Sinister director Scott Derrickson's latest film, Deliver Us From Evil, is finally in UK cinemas.

Currently on the set of Sinister 2, before he heads off to direct Marvel's Doctor Strange (and you won't be surprised to hear that's a movie that we couldn't explore in this interview), he spared us time for a chat about what he's done, and what he's up to. Without further ado...

Welcome to the world of international staggered release dates! We get Deliver Us From Evil this week in the UK, whereas it had a July 4th weekend release in the Us. It seems to me that it's a more natural fit over here than there.

How much control »

- simonbrew

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Cinema Assault: Jane Fonda Is A Sexual Deviant (Episode 7)

21 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cinema Assault episode 7 has arrived, and this week, we discuss the weird sexual habits of Hollywood’s top stars. To say it gets a little weird would be an understatement.

Plus, we also talk Robin Williams, Jackie Chan’s next projects, Sylvester Stallone training for another sequel, Jason Statham’s near-death experience, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bat-fleck, Star Wars rumors and so much more. Also, as a very special treat, Professor James Yost returns with the Deloran Drive-By.

Trust us, this is one episode that you don’t want to miss.

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- Dariel Figueroa

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Steven Knight interview: Locke, World War Z 2 and more

21 August 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the thriller Locke arrives on disc we talk to writer-director Steven Knight about its making, Tom Hardy, World War Z and more...

One of the best thrillers of the year takes place inside one car. Said car is being driven by Ivan Locke, played by Tom Hardy.

Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, wrote and directed the movie (having previously helmed the mighty Statham in Hummingbird), and he spared some time to talk about the film as it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray...

Shooting Locke, you did the drive down the motorway 18-20 times for real to film it, and pulled together your cut from there. Were you aiming for the claustrophobia of a small theatre?

Yeah. While making Hummingbird, we tested the cameras by shooting from moving vehicles. Then we would view the test footage in a cinema, and I found it really good. So I wanted »

- ryanlambie

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Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren Talk The Expendables 3, Their Freedom to Blow Up Anything While Shooting, Deleted Scenes, and More

20 August 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3.  Like I said on Twitter, The Expendables 3 is a lot of fun and my favorite of the series due in large part to Mel GibsonWesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.  All three are awesome and Banderas steals every scene he’s in.  In addition to the new cast, The Expendables 3 has a crazy third act that’s easily the best action scene of the franchise. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Terry Crews  and Dolph Lundgren.  They talked about what they remember most about filming, making the movie in Bulgaria and how they could blow up anything, deleted scenes, Jason Statham's  on-set car accident, and more.  Hit the jump to watch. Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. What do they remember most about making The Expendables 3. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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33 Most Beautiful Suicide Girls Of All Time

20 August 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

http://instagram.com/suicidegirls

Since launching in 2001, the Suicide Girls website has become the place to go if you want to look at ultra hot, alternative punk girls posing provocatively. While tame in comparison to other nude sites which have become a common place on the net, Suicide Girls manages to maintain eroticism that is tastefully done without slipping into the hardcore porn category. Tattoos, piercings, geeky t-shirts and sexy cosplayers, these girls are what every teenager on the fringe of what is accepted as popular culture, dreams of one day going out with.

With over 5 million visitors a month, there is clearly a fan base that is ready to part with hard cash to look at naked alt girls. Such is the demand, the brand now encompasses DVD’s, nationwide tours and comic books.

There are currently over 2500 girls on the website and it gets 1000 applications a week from »

- Amarpal Biring

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Box Office Democracy: “The Expendables 3″

18 August 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The first two Expendables films worked for me in the same way old-timers days work for me in baseball.  They take a career that scarcely has any use for people over the hill and gave them a place to look relevant in a limited space.  My biggest problem with The Expendables 3 is that it deviates too much from that idea by introducing a crop of young guns that expose the existing cast as being largely too old for this line of work while the presence of the established stars steals all the gravitas from the scenes shared with the newer actors.  There are great individual performances and a couple of surprising ones. Excellent choices, but ultimately the Expendables franchise seems to be on a downward trajectory and I don’t know how it will right itself.

Sylvester Stallone needs to learn that there’s a difference between actors who »

- Arthur Tebbel

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What Did You Watch This Weekend?

18 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Weekend Watch is an open thread where you can share what you’ve recently watched, offer suggestions on movies and TV shows we should check out (or warnings about stuff to avoid) and discover queue-filling goodies from other Fsr readers. The comments section awaits. I’ll get the ball rolling with the movies/TV my eyeballs took in this weekend. I’m not sure when it happened, but at some time in the last few years a handful of actors including Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis all bought a piece of the same New Orleans timeshare. Sure Louisiana has transformed itself into “HollywoodSouth,” but these actors in particular have seemingly made a habit of combing the trades and hopping downtown whenever they catch wind of a feature film production in need of bit players. The Prince is the latest fairly generic action film to rustle up some of »

- Rob Hunter

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Made in Chelsea NYC climbs by 200k on Sunday

18 August 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Made in Chelsea NYC gained back around 200,000 viewers for its second episode on Sunday, overnight data reveals.

The E4 series attracted 720k (3.4%) at 9pm on average (169k/1.1% on +1), which are the show's best ratings since its series seven launch earlier this year.

On BBC One, Antiques Roadshow interested 4.20 million (22.0%) at 7pm, while Countryfile topped the night with 5.12m (23.8%) at 8pm.

The Village continued with 3.92m (18.3%) at 9pm, dropping around 700k viewers from last week's opener. Match of the Day 2 scored 2.39m (19.0%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's Tropic of Capricorn appealed to 1.23m (6.5%) at 7pm, followed by Dragons' Den with 2.65m (12.3%) at 8pm. James May's Cars of the People brought in 2.60m (12.1%) at 9pm.

On ITV, Come on Down: The Game Show Story entertained 2.28m (12.0%) at 7pm (154k/0.7%). The Zoo intrigued 2.15m (10.0%) at 8pm (315k/1.5%), and The Great War educated 1.44m (7.8%) at 9pm (168k/1.1%).

Channel 4's The Mill was seen »

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Box Office: ‘Expendables 3′ Fumbles with $16.2 Million, ‘Ninja Turtles’ Tops Charts

17 August 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Expendables 3″ looked like a franchise that needs to be put out to pasture after the latest film in the action junkie series debuted to a scrawny $16.2 million this weekend, according to studio estimates.

“Expendables'” lack of muscle allowed “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to retain the box office crown it wore last weekend. Paramount Pictures’ reboot of the reptile martial artists series grabbed first place on the charts with $28.4 million in its sophomore weekend. That brings its domestic total to $117.6 million.

Another holdover, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” scored runner-up status. The comicbook adaptation pulled in $24.7 million, driving its total domestic box office to $222.3 million. It looks like it will end up as the summer’s top grossing domestic release, passing “Transformers: Age of Extinction’s” $243.3 million haul.

“Expendables 3’s” opening was a low-point for Sylvester Stallone’s geriatric heroes on a mission pictures. The original film launched »

- Brent Lang

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Expendables 3’ Flops, ‘Tmnt’ Tops Friday Box Office

16 August 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Expendables 3” is living up to its title.

Lionsgate’s actioner flopped on Friday with a franchise-worst debut of $5.9 million. It’s estimated to earn $15.3 million by Sunday, which would be the lowest opening in the series.

The pizza-loving reptiles of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” earned enough dough to hold down the top spot in the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row.

Paramount’s “Tmnt” grossed $7.9 million on Friday on its way to a $26 million-plus weekend, while Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came in second. Newcomers “Let’s Be Cops,” “The Expendables 3” and “The Giver” were no competition for the summer box office saviors.

“Tmnt” joins only three other movies — Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” — that have come in no. 1 at the summer box office for two consecutive weekends. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Exclusive Cool Video: Fun F*cking Facts - The Expendables

16 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We've got yet another installment of Fun F*cking Facts for you, this time focusing on the first installment of Sylvester Stallone's old-school action badass franchise, The Expendables. Theres quite a few interesting tidbits in here, including trivia on Stallone's on-set injuries from the film, Jason Statham's pre-Expendables career, and what kept burglars from robbing Dolph Lundgren's house. Check it out: »

- Paul Shirey

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Film Review: As Title Implies, ‘The Expendables 3’ Totally Expendable

16 August 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The old man as macho action hero trend has finally calcified. If you haven’t seen either of the two previous “Expendables” pictures – this is definitely not the place to start. Sylvester Stallone’s creaky franchise hits rock bottom.

with this shoddy looking, poorly paced, indifferently acted and overlong exercise in excess on the cheap. It supposedly cost $90 million dollars to make, but what’s onscreen looks like it should have gone direct to video. Some explosions look like they were created with an iPhone.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The poster promises a Cannon Films era wish list of stars – including new additions Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford – in an old school action picture where the body count goes sky high and the bullets never stop flying. But the finished film bears perhaps too many resemblances to the shoddy looking action pictures of the era – it’s an »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Review: As Title Implies, ‘The Expendables 3’ Totally Expendable

16 August 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The old man as macho action hero trend has finally calcified. If you haven’t seen either of the two previous “Expendables” pictures – this is definitely not the place to start. Sylvester Stallone’s creaky franchise hits rock bottom.

..with this shoddy looking, poorly paced, indifferently acted and overlong exercise in excess on the cheap. It supposedly cost $90 million dollars to make, but what’s onscreen looks like it should have gone direct to video. Some explosions look like they were created with an iPhone.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The poster promises a Cannon Films era wish list of stars – including new additions Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford – in an old school action picture where the body count goes sky high and the bullets never stop flying. But the finished film bears perhaps too many resemblances to the shoddy looking action pictures of the era – it’s an »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jason Statham and Jimmy Fallon Race in Giant Hamster Balls

16 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Jason Statham is one of America's favorite action movie stars, but how does he perform in a unconventional battle!?Watch Miranda Kerr and Jimmy Fallon Play Flip CupDuring an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Friday, the "Expendables 3" star took on Jimmy Fallon in a giant hamster ball race.Channing Tatum Take on Jimmy in Arm WrestlingThe pair jumped inside their inflatable balls and had to navigate down the plaza at Rockefeller Center, make a u-turn and come back to the starting point. Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon Play "Face Breakers"  The 47-year-old actor had no problem diving into the ball, confidently getting to his feet, and then barreling — almost literally — down the plaza. Fallon didn't do quite as well at first -- check out the video above to see who took home the win! Read more »

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Second Opinion – The Expendables (2014)

16 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Expendables 3, 2014.

Directed by Patrick Hughes.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

 

Watching The Expendables 3, one can’t help but see the irony. In 2010, Sylvester Stallone rounded up a group of fellow action stars to give audiences what they always wanted to see, even if it was two decades too late to have any real significance; 1980s action gods Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Stallone himself sharing the same screen (with a few other C-List names added to make up the numbers). The film was fun, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Expendables 3′: Measuring The Sum Of Its Star Parts In Key Overseas Markets

16 August 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Expendables 3 is debuting this weekend in 40 territories including Russia, the UK, Mexico and Australia — and features a powerhouse ensemble that includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer and Kellan Lutz.

Together, the cast outweighs the sum of its parts, but the parts are actually quite interesting when looked at in terms of international box-office drawing power, especially in mega markets like China, Korea, Russia, Brazil, and parts of Western Europe. Below, I’ve broken out numbers for some of the individual stars across those markets with a nifty slideshow that covers their last three major titles outside the franchise in these key territories.* The first Expendables film did about $274M worldwide, with $171M from overseas. In an unusual turn of events for a sequel, the franchise’s second film saw its earnings drop in the U. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Ranking 2014's summer blockbusters from worst to best

16 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The summer blockbuster season isn't what it used to be. We no longer have to wait until July for Hollywood's epic spectacles, with studios now lining up their tentpole releases as early as March - this year we saw the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theatres before the calendar had ticked over to May.

With The Expendables 3 out in cinemas now and pretty much bringing the curtain down on the summer's biggest releases, Digital Spy has flicked back through the calendar to rank this summer's box office big guns from worst to best.

13. The Expendables 3

Despite an ever-expanding cast list that hoovered up Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone's third Expendables outing landed with more of a whimper than a bang. Franchise favourites like Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren were criminally underused, leaving us »

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