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Monday, January 3 2011

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.

Wednesday, May 5 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - August

We round out our summer preview with the August releases, a rather dim bunch unfortunately. Will Edgar Wright save us from summer movie hell with the new Michael Cera vehicle?


Sunday, January 15 2012

'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut' Has a Brawny, Dunderheaded Instinct

Sylvester Stallone's ultimate men-on-a-mission movie is clearly a labor of love, but not a well-articulated one.

Friday, August 13 2010

'The Expendables': I Just Am

The Expendables delivers a series of macho encounters within the team of expert killers and pointedly named hard-asses.


Tuesday, August 14 2012

The 10 Reasons 'The Expendables' is the Most Important (Action) Film of the 2000s

Forget Bourne. Barney Ross should be the most influential action hero of the aughts.

Friday, November 19 2010

'The Expendables' (Blu-ray): Bad-Assiness is the New Nostalgia

A swarthy combination of a trip to GNC, an Old Spice commercial, a Men's Health magazine spread, and some very potent non-erotic male bonding.

Tuesday, August 17 2010

Expanding the Expendables

It's 'The Goonies' for grown men, except this time, Chunk ain't taking shit from no one and Mikey has a decidedly lethal way with knives.


Monday, August 23 2010

'Expendables' just won't quit

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to people of a certain age, Hollywood has a certain reputation. Older screenwriters say they can't get jobs, leading parts

Wednesday, August 11 2010

'The Expendables' is an '80s-tough-guy class reunion

Where have Hollywood's real men gone? Action heroes of the square-jawed, rock-ribbed variety fell out of fashion decades ago, but many of them are reuniting

Wednesday, July 21 2010

Sylvester Stallone reloads old-style heroes in 'The Expendables'

LOS ANGELES — The lights were down low in Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Hills office on a recent afternoon so it was impossible to see the 64-year-old

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