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Guess Which "Expendables" Are A Couple

18 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It turns out that a throwaway gag at the end of "The Expendables 3" wasn't as throwaway as expected. Apparently the macho action thriller sequel features a gay couple, and it isn't hunky newbies played by Kellan Lutz or Glen Powell.

Nope. Rather it's Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li's characters. Didn't see that coming did you?

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In one the film's final scenes, Jet Li's Yin Yang, Schwarzenegger's Trench and Stallone's Barney Ross characters are in a bar celebrating and commiserating together. Buzzfeed describes the scene as follows:

"So, you’re working for Trench now?" Ross asks Yang, who responds by just shooting Trench a knowing look and a smile. As Ross turns to walk away, Trench and Yang lean in even closer to each other, grinning so widely, they almost start to giggle.

"You guys want to get a room?" asks Ross.

"We don’t need a room! »

- Garth Franklin

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Review: 'The Expendables 3' is the Most Brainless Fun of the Series

16 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The Expendables 3 is so adorable you'd want to pinch its little cheeks if the average age of the crew weren't higher than 50. Once again lead by Sylvester Stallone's Barney Ross it's a new mission, a new team, and a new attitude, or so the tagline for this latest film implies. That new attitude must have something to do with entertainment, since The Expendables 3, for its been-there-done-that narrative and paint-by-numbers action set-pieces, ends up as the most enjoyable. It's lighter than the previous two, and though the self-indulgence among the cast is at an all-time high, the genuine fun being had bleeds through. Synopsis, shynopsis. You know the drill. The Expendables are the team of good guys traveling the world in their twin-engine Albatross taking on bad guys and solving the worlds problems a few hundred bullets at a time. This time, however, the group is facing its toughest challenge yet, »

- Jeremy Kirk

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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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Movie Review: The Expendables 3

15 August 2014 8:47 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Expendables 3 is the latest installment of the cheese-tastic, 1980s style, throwback action franchise. You may not think of this series of films as anything more than an exercise in geriatric yoga for the addled action stars of yore. But, the fact is The Expendables (2010) made $275M on an $80M budget and The Expendables 2 (2012) made $305M on a $100M budget. And that is serious worldwide box-office business.

The Expendables 3 involves some unfinished business. As it turns out, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), had a partner who co-founded the group with him (a new background detail sheds some light on the team’s bloody history), Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is out to wipe out the entire team – especially Barney. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes, a young filmmaker with only two prior films to his credit. (No you never heard of either of them.) The writing team is led by Sylvester Stallone, »

- Steven Gahm

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What did you think of...The Expendables 3?

15 August 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The third entry in the old-school action star franchise is now upon us and they've got some new young whippersnappers along for the ride as well as a very lenient PG-13 rating. Sylvester Stallone returns as Barney Ross, bringing along the same team from the last installment (minus Bruce Willis) and adding some seasoned vets (Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Antonio Banderas among them) and some young guns (including Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell) as well as »

- Paul Shirey

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The Expendables 3 – The Review

15 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I really wanted to like The Expendables 3 but for them… 3 is not a magic number.

In The Expendables 3, Barney Ross(Sylvester Stallone) is back, along with his good pal Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lungren), Yin Yang (Jet Li), and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), along with some new pals to take on former Expendable Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who has traded in his title and became an arms dealer. After almost being killed by his pal Barney before, Stonebanks has made it his mission put to end The Expendables, and Barney is prepared. He beefs up his gang of misfits with new members, and gives their old-school style a reboot. Together, the team must find Stonebanks before he finds them! Despite uniting some of the biggest stars of the past few decades, the first warning sign should have been the PG-13 rating. This film feels extremely »

- Melissa Howland

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‘The Expendables 3′ Review

15 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Expendables 3 offers its share of old-school action thrills and fun, yet it has the same problems as its predecessors – and then some.

The Expendables 3 picks up with Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his loyal roughnecks as they rescue an old crew member (Wesley Snipes), to assist the under-staffed Expendables team on what otherwise seems to be a routine mission. However, when their latest job brings Barney face to face with a presumed-dead acquaintance named Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the operation quickly goes south.

Barney is thereafter hired by CIA field operative Max Drummer (Harrison Ford) to find Stonebanks and bring him in – alive. The Expendables’ patriarch decides that he needs some “new blood” for the job and recruits his alley Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) to help assemble a pack of younger, ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Review: The Expendables 3

15 August 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Read Paul Shirey's review here! Plot: The Expendables find themselves up against another worthy opponent, only this time it's personal: a former member of the outfit is selling bombs to terrorists and laughing in the face of his old friends. In order to tackle the deadly threat, Barney Ross finds it necessary to recruit a crew of younger members to assist in taking down the arch-villain. Review: The boys - the old, old boys - are back in town for The Expendables 3, and »

- Eric Walkuski

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The Expendables 3 Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

15 August 2014 1:22 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Older but not wiser, cinema's greatest purveyors of testosterone are back in action. With his team ageing, Expendables leader Barney Ross (Stallone) pulls the plug on his more geriatric mercenaries and recruits a new generation of hired guns. But with former partner-turned-arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) up to no good, Barney's might well need his old team to finish the job. »

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The Expendables 3 Review

14 August 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Expendables movies have never really thought beyond their casts.  The thinking has apparently been: "We've got classic action heroes, some new blood, and we shoot stuff.  The end."  It's been an action franchise without any memorable action, and a big cast of likable actors devoid of almost any charisma.  Although there's something admirable in how the franchise has sought to be lo-tech in comparisons to today's CG-loaded blockbusters, it rarely tries to even match the likable characters of those blockbusters.  The Expendables 3 is the same old bag of tricks, and while there's a hint of passing the torch to a younger generation, Sylvester Stallone and his co-writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt have no intention of really moving forward.  The cast just got bigger, the action remains bloated and unimpressive, and only magnetic performances from Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas manage to break through this tired series. After »

- Matt Goldberg

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Kelsey Grammer and Randy Couture on unlikely 'Expendables' friendships

14 August 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thanks to the way junkets work, you sometimes end up with the oddest combination of people in a room, and that was certainly the case when I attended the press day for "The Expendables 3" and found myself sitting across from Kelsey Grammer and Randy Couture. In general, it's been a pretty strange summer for Kelsey Grammer. I spoke with him when I was in Hong Kong about his work in "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," and he also had a featured role in "Think Like A Man 2." In "The Expendables 3," Grammer plays Bonaparte, the guy who Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) turns to when he's putting a new team together. He's like an agent for badass mercenaries. We discussed how wide a net he's cast this year with the roles that he's been playing, and he seems to be in a great mood about all of it. I'll be honest… »

- Drew McWeeny

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Movie Review – The Expendables 3 (2014)

14 August 2014 12:56 PM, 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.

After a long summer of blockbusters, the season is now winding down, but not before we see another coming together of the action greats of the 80’s. The Expendables are back for another mission, and this time it’s personal. Actually…it’s always personal.

With well over half a billion banked so far, the third instalment will hope to take the franchise over that billion mark, despite recent box-office »

- Gary Collinson

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'The Expendables 3' (2014) Movie Review

14 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first The Expendables delivered when it came to violence, but the story was extraordinarily lacking in the way troubled origin stories typically are, trying to build too much back-story, forgetting why the audience is there in the first place. The Expendables 2 was a complete and utter mess, the ensemble cast grew, but that ultimately became its downfall as story gave way to characters popping up out of nowhere in an attempt to give reason for their casting, which often proved to be no more than making sure they could deliver a punchline or classic character one-liners. This trend would suggest The Expendables 3 would be damn near unwatchable as the franchise now tosses aside the R-rating and goes for a more audience friendly PG-13, which is a disappointing revelation as one of the only remaining reasons to watch these films was the elaborate violence as story never seemed to be a priority. »

- Brad Brevet

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‘The Expendables 3′ Review: Wow

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

A routine assignment to capture a rogue arms dealer leaves Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of immortal but highly moral mercenaries beaten and diminished. Worried his personal vendetta will put his men in danger (?) Barney shelves his Expendables and hires a new team of dispensable youngsters who more properly fit the definition of “expendable.” Can he corral these upstarts long enough to capture the villainous Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), or will the more seasoned ex-expendables need to suit up once again? This is a rhetorical question. The Expendables 3 is a film at odds with itself. It’s an action film filled with dull, instantly forgettable action sequences. It’s a massive ensemble picture where the talent too frequently couldn’t be bothered to shoot scenes together. It’s meant as a loving ode to the tough, ass-kicking action films and stars of the past but has its bloodless hands tied with a PG-13 rating »

- Rob Hunter

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Elderly action heroes and Hollywood age issues

14 August 2014 12:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...

"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.

"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »

- ryanlambie

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The New .Expendables 3. Cast Talks About the Movie

13 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I sat down with the new cast, the young guns of .The Expendables 3.. From left to right are Glen Powell (Thorn), Ronda Rousey (Luna), Victor Ortiz (Mars), and .Twilight Saga.s. Kellan Lutz (Smilee). They are the new breed in the movie, handpicked by Sylvester Stallone.s character Barney Ross. And in real life, they were also the chosen ones by Sly.

In this interview, we talked about how they feel joining the cast of .The Expendables,. their thoughts on Stallone, and if Ronda reads the .Twilight. books! Have fun!

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- Manny

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The Expendables 3 Review

12 August 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After storming Hollywood’s gates, Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise has become more event than movie, as his third film cobbles together a script with blockbuster appeal being the only intent. The more characters Sly can dream up, the more opportunities he has to include A-list action names, making The Expendables 3 a bit of a genre fan’s wet dream – if it were the 1980s.

Collectively, there’s a catalog of asskickery including Predator, Indiana Jones, Rambo, Blade, Desperado, Crank and So many other well-known brofests of sleeve-ripping proportion, but a question of expiration dates comes into play when looking at such an undeniably awesome cast of old-schoolers. Fortunately, Stallone agrees that the times are a-changing, so he enlists a team of fresh young talents who don’t respect past methodologies such as running and gunning, brute machismo, and self-punishment – until these young whippersnappers find themselves in trouble and »

- Matt Donato

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Ronda Rousey explains the concept of the 'ho-box' to the rest of the new 'Expendables'

12 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One thing I've learned about doing these on-camera junket interviews is that anything more than three people in the room can lead to chaos. In the case of this interview with the young cast from "The Expendables 3," I had four people to interview together, and it was just on the verge of devolving into total chaos. To complicate matters, there was no way I was going to jump in and try to assert any sort of control over that group of people. I was talking to Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Kellan Lutz, who all play new characters who are recruited by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) to replace the older Expendables, since Barney's worried that they'll get killed on an upcoming mission. If you don't know Ronda Rousey's work, let me explain. I am terrified of her. I saw her most recent Mma fight where she »

- Drew McWeeny

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Review: 'Expendables 3' delivers more of the same with slightly more style

12 August 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By this point, I would have been entirely unsurprised if "The Expendables 3" was somewhat lazy, unfocused, and entirely too pleased with itself. That is, after all, the way the series works. The second film may have improved on the first film, but that didn't make it a "good" movie suddenly. It was just an agreeably not-good movie. And by now, I figured that was what I would expect any time they squeezed out another one of these. And, to be clear, I think this new chapter in the series also has some weird issues, but it does indeed feel like each time they make one of these, they get closer to getting it right. I'm impressed that this is the direction they're heading, instead of just getting lazier and more diluted. None of the films have the same tone, and none of them really feel like part of a series. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Giveaway: Win Huge 'Expendables 3' Prizes!

8 August 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just 10 short days, fans will get to experience the final mission for Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and the rest of his mercenaries when The Expendables 3 hits theaters on August 15. Sylvester Stallone is joined by franchise mainstays such as Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger, alongside newcomers Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz and Mel Gibson as Colonel Stonebanks, the co-founder of The Expendables.

To help fans celebrate this action-packed sequel from director Patrick Hughes, we have a contest in place where fans can win a Comic-Con poster, a character poster, the final poster, a cut-off t-shirt, $20 Fandango gift card and $50 entrance fee to the Tough Mudder competition (ToughMudder.com). These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win today.

Winners Receive:

The Expendables 3 Comic-Con PosterThe Expendables 3 Character PosterThe Expendables 3 Final PosterThe Expendables 3 Cut-off »

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