Simon West
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'The Expendables 2': This Isn't the '80s I Remember
26 Nov 2012 // 4:15 PM

What made the best movies of the '80s the best movie of the '80s was how they balanced violence, humor, and sincerity in a single, enjoyable picture. Die Hard, Rocky III and IV, and Rambo II and III are prime examples.

'The Expendables 2': Blockheaded Star Power
22 Aug 2012 // 1:00 AM

After the first film offered the supposedly once-in-a-lifetime teaming of action movie icons, The Expendables 2 can only offer a second-in-a-lifetime reteaming of those same icons.


Murder and Machismo Fuel This 'Mechanic'
27 Jan 2011 // 10:01 PM

Sure, we've seen the whole "criminal caught in a moral crisis" before. Luckily, this time around, everyone ignores the ethos and just kicks ass.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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