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A purely scientific attempt to solve the Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger debate

18 October 2013 2:36 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Escape Plan is the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have headlined a movie together. Asterisk 1: Schwarzenegger was one of Stallone’s weekend-cameo all-stars in the first two Expendables films. Asterisk 2: The two men already headlined a movie together. That movie was America, and the running time was the 1980s. The longtime rivals-turned-business partners-turned-surgery buddies rode astride the action genre’s glory days. They were the defining Hollywood duo, more popular — and more easily reduced to cliché — than contemporaries like Bruce Willis or Kurt Russell or Mel Gibson.

And yet, the question of who was the better »

- Darren Franich

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The Last Stand, Arnie, and the end of the action icon

29 May 2013 3:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 May 2013 - 06:51

Was The Last Stand's title all-too appropriate a description of Arnold Schwarzenegger's action career? Simon fears it might be...

Earlier this year, two former giants of action cinema were hit with heavy, heavy blows. Both Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger headlined brand new action films, in the shape of Bullet To The Head and The Last Stand respectively, and both failed dramatically at the box office

For Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand marked his first full leading role in a motion picture since Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines back in 2003. A sabbatical into the world of politics had taken nearly a decade out of his movie career, and this was when he was to be back to what made him a global megastar.

The problem was, the build-up to The Last Stand overlooked a few things. Firstly, that the movie had been »

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