November 19, 2012
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Expendables 2 Brings Home the Action
This may be the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but it looks like home video distributors didn't much care. There is so little coming out tomorrow that we're limiting our selection to just four entries. Thankfully, they're all fairly notable items, so click through to see the full list!
August 27, 2012
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Expendables Tops Slow Weekend
This weekend, the end-of-summer blues kicked in as the North American box office slumped to its worst performance of the year. Three new films failed to make any significant dent into the marketplace while the political documentary 2016 Obama's America enjoyed a strong national expansion jumping into the top ten. Sylvester Stallone's action sequel The Expendables 2 topped the charts for the second straight weekend as holdovers took up the top six chart positions.
August 17, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: Even More Tough Guys for The Expendables 3?
This Week's Ketchup includes biopics about two influential 20th century women (Nina Simone and Gertrude Bell), new entries in the Hangover and Expendables franchises, and new roles for Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Tom Hardy, Robert Pattinson, Michael Shannon, and Christoph Waltz. The Expendables 2 is first opening in theaters this weekend, but producer Avi Lerner is already talking up the even bigger stars he hopes to entice into appearing in The Expendables 3. And according to Lerner, one of them, Nicolas Cage, already signed on. Here's what Avi Lerner said to TotalFilm on the subject, exactly, "We've approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we've got a character in mind for him."
August 16, 2012
Critics Consensus: The Expendables 2 Is (Mostly) Big, Dumb Fun
This week at the movies, we've got macho mercenaries (The Expendables 2, starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham); a zombified community (ParaNorman, with voice work by Kodi Smit-McPhee and Casey Affleck); an arboreal child (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton); and troubled songstress (Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston). You pretty much know what you're getting with The Expendables 2: a group of past-and-present action stars wisecracking and blowing stuff up real good. The surprise, say critics, is that this sequel tops its predecessor in just about every way; sure, it's dumb, loud, and a little too self-conscious, but it's got enough muscular action and funny one-liners to delight the popcorn crowd.
August 16, 2012
Rotten Tomatoes Radio: Episode 11
Hey y'all, it's that time of week again! Rotten Tomatoes Radio will be airing its 10th episode live at 3PM PST/6PM EST on SiriusXM channel 104. On the agenda today: The Tomatometers for The Expendables 2, ParaNorman, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Sparkle and the rest of the week's major releases. Also, interviews with Terry Crews and Jeac-Claude Van Damme.
August 16, 2012
Total Recall: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Best Movies
He's been a bodybuilder, a bricklayer, a politician, and a restaurateur -- but for our purposes, Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been at his best when he's blowing stuff up in front of a camera, so it's with great enthusiasm that we greet his return to action in this weekend's The Expendables 2. Sure, Arnie isn't really the star of the movie, but with his political career putting his acting ambitions on hold for most of the last decade, we haven't had many chances to celebrate his greatness, and we couldn't resist taking the opportunity here. It's not a tumor, it's Total Recall!
August 13, 2012
Nicolas Cage Rumored for Expendables 3
Producer Avi Lerner says Cage is already on board for the next sequel -- and he's also pursuing a long list of distinguished action stars, including Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood.