‘Mercenaries’ VOD Review

Stars: Zoe Bell, Vivica A. Fox, Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Cynthia Rothrock, Nicole Bilderback, Gerald Webb, Tim Abell, Tiffany Panhilason | Written by Edward DeRuiter | Directed by Christopher Olen Ray

You remember the 80s and the action films of The Cannon Group? Remember how Stallone tried to bring that era back with The Expendables? Remember all the chatter about the being an “Expenda-belles” movie? And how, even now some 3 films into the franchise, we are nowhere near to seeing the female-centric version come to fruition? Well forget that film. And forget The Expendables. Check out the Mercenaries

The plot is, like it’s big-screen brethren, pretty simple.When the President’s daughter is kidnapped by a man-hating “Amazonian She-Bitch” (to quote the movie) whilst on a tour of a foreign war zone, a team of female mercenaries – all prisoners of the United States government for various severe crimes – is assembled by
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Harvard Class Of 2014 Graduates Join Brown And Columbia University In Wearing Red Tape In Protest Of Sexual Assault Policy

Graduating students of Harvard University joined the ‘No Red Tape’ movement during Commencement on Thursday, May 29, by wearing red tape on their graduation caps, following in the footsteps of Columbia University and Brown University.

2014 Harvard University Graduates Wear Red Tape

Sea of red in Tercentenary theater! #ourharvard14

— OurHarvard (@OurHarvard) May 29, 2014

Harvard College is just one of the 55 colleges and universities facing Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations after students filed claims against them for the mishandling of cases of sexual assault on campus. Harvard Law School is also on the list, but Harvard University is just one of six Ivy League schools that have incited outrage after students filed federal complaints against them relating to Title IX. Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University and Brown University have all come under fire for their handling of sexual assault or misconduct charges, and student activism around this issue has grown.
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Sr Geek Picks: Batman vs. Spider-Man Tax Report, Nerdist Star Wars, Real-Life Iron Man & More!

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find some Captain America cakes; how Nerdist does Star Wars; a look at the real-life version of Tony Stark; and the economic breakdown of Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off we have a very cool info graphic sent to us by Katherine Long depicting a real life version of Tony Stark. Pretty interesting, check it out below!


Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man

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Thanks to Sr reader Katherine Long for sharing!


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Morning Meme: Tom Cruise Advises Studly Jonathan Lipnicki, the Lafayette Theory of "True Blood" and Doris Day Writes AIDS/Lifecycle In Memory of Rock Hudson

We're going to start off with a tear jerker, with A Letter To My Future Son, From a Future Gay Father. I'll wait while you get a tissue, because this is the greatest thing you'll read today.

Somehow, this turned into a Tom Cruise-heavy Meme. First up, we have Mia Michaels talking about helping Tom Cruise master his moves for Rock of Ages. "My hands were all over him at all times, but when you're working, you don't think about that. My hands were inside his pants at one point, pulling him, pulling his pubes, and it was just part of the choreography. It was just very funny, because when you're in the dance, it doesn't matter. It's about if it's right, and if it is, let's go with it."

Next, we have the news that Tom Cruise insisted on authenticity and had as*less chaps for the shoot.
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Tate Taylor's "The Help"

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"The civil-rights movement might have ended segregation and beat back centuries of slavery and oppression, but let's save a slow clap for well-meaning white folks with the moral courage to put themselves at the center of the narrative," begins Scott Tobias at the Av Club. "Based on the bestest-seller by Kathryn Stockett, The Help joins Glory, Cry Freedom, Driving Miss Daisy, and many other noble adaptations in filtering the black experience through the white experience, but credit Stockett (and the film) for conceiving a sneaky end-around. As a progressive-minded college graduate in small-town Mississippi in 1963, Emma Stone goes about collecting testimonials for a book about the experiences of African-American maids. So, you see, it's really their book — she's merely the conduit through which their harrowing, touching stories can be told. But in reality, it's her book and her stories, and the central conceit is just some literary flim-flammery to convince
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Past Their 'Prime'? No Way! Our Top Picks For An All-Female 'Expendables 2'

Can women over 40 be awesome action heros like all those guys over 60 still are?

Amidst Sigourney Weaver's recent disappointing statements about thinking she's too old to be playing Ripley in any further Aliens franchise movies and the awesome news that Linda Hamilton may star in a Terminator 5 film, we've got our panties all fucked up because we've been debating how much we love action heroines, and how many of them are over 40 now. We don't think that's a bad thing - in fact, we think women over 40 are awesome action heroes and we think you do too. We think you'd be out in theaters in masses to see Ripley or Sarah Connor tear shit up once again, and so would we.

In a recent interview with Moviehole, filmmaker Justin Lin discussed the new Terminator movie he's producing, and seems to want Hamilton to reprise her role as the tough-as-nails freedom-fighter/mom Sarah Connor,
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