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Okay, so, a lot of you didn't see The Expendables 3 this weekend, and that's a pity. It's not because the movie's good (it isn't), it's not because the heroes of yesterday's movies need your support, and not because Sylvester Stallone is starving. Instead, it's because you missed out on a little history. Did you know there were a couple of gay Expendables? Specifically, a couple of hugely famous gay Expendables? GAY SPOILERS AHEAD!
Stallone's two examples of projects that Schwarzenegger would have done were Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and Rhinestone. Rhinestone happened in 1984, in the same year Schwarzenegger was doing The Terminator and Conan The Destroyer. Does it really seem like Schwarzenegger would have passed on either of those two movies to do a Dolly Parton musical?
We tried to spotlight performers who had a single concentrated peak of their talents, while also addressing those who put a premium on action films over any other genres, even when the films would get disreputable. To be in the Action Hall Of Fame, you need b-movies on your resume as much as you need A-movies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback has gone... well... it's certainly gone, hasn't it? The movies haven't really performed up to anybody's expectations. By the time Sabotage rolled around earlier this year, we started to wonder if he was even a leading man anymore. Well, clearly our opinion is moot, because Schwarzenegger still sees himself as a king. A King Conan, if you will.
Schwarzenegger's a beloved part of movie history, and his time is running out. He deserves to ride it out with dignity, by the orders of a great filmmaker. You can't tell people you'll "be back" for long.
Recent rumors in regards to the film’s plot suggests that the Los Angeles filming is going to be revisiting some pretty famous locations from the first film. This is one of many blockbusters moving to New Orleans, but none have a star the size of Schwarzenegger.
Open Road just announced that, damn the torpedoes, we’re gonna get to see Sabotage two weeks early: the action picture is not set to open on March 28th, instead of the original slated date of April 11th. No statement was released by Open Road, though it seems like they think that date was going to be crowded.
Usually when a high profile release puts out a second trailer, it’s evident that someone involved in the film’s marketing took the time to make sure it has a personality all on its own and doesn’t just retread all the same footage and dialogue as the first one.
Escape Plan once went by the cool, recognizable title of The Tomb. Despite the name shift, the film’s still worth your time, particularly if you used to worship at the altar of the types of movies Stallone and Schwarzenegger made in their heyday. The movie opens in theaters on Oct. 18.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron go way back, from when Cameron reportedly tried to find a reason not to cast Schwarzenegger in The Terminator until he was so charmed by him that he gave him the role that would change both of their careers.
Strangely, Gibson's role as an arms dealer sounds very similar to his part in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills. Hopefully we can trust Gibson as a performer to give varied performances so that the two roles don't seem too overly similar. Either that or maybe find a way to have The Expendables 3 include Danny Trejo as Machete...
“If you don't like this movie, I'm going to personally come up there and beat your brains in.” That was Sylvester Stallone greeting a theater filled with action-film geeks at a special advanced screening of Escape Plan, introduced by “The Italian Stallion” and his equally legendary partner in crime, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is now attached to star in Maggie, a drama set during a zombie outbreak that will see the action legend play a father who goes on a long journey with his daughter to try and help cure her of a zombie bite before she can die and turn into one of them. Screenwriter John Scott 3 wrote the original script for the film, which was featured on the Black List (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood).
The whole point of Terminators, and the entire reason Arnold Schwarenegger was cast as the terrifying cyborg to begin with, is that they are superior to humans. Superior strength, superior looks, superior lack of empathy-- they are built to pull off all the things that humans can't. So what happens when a Terminator comes off the factory line and he's got… wrinkles? And jowls? Has something gone horribly wrong on the Skynet assembly line?
Escape Plan has its own nostalgic draw, taking two iconic action stars and setting them up in a Prison Break-like scenario. Above is the new poster for the film, which shows stars Schwarzenegger and Stallone locked up, their backs to one another while they're locked up in "the most secure prison ever built," where "no one breaks out alone."