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Ranking the happiness in the 'Expendables 3' character posters (plus new trailer!)


The Expendables 3 hits theaters Aug. 15, but in the meantime, there are 16 character portraits to entertain you. The only thing that would make their message clearer — think of this as the ultimate summer popcorn movie! — is if there were a Real Genius-level explosion behind each of them. Who’s happiest in these posters? Let’s see. Then check out the new “roll call” trailer. READ FULL STORY

First Look: Liam Neeson targeted for revenge in 'Taken 2' -- EXCLUSIVE

In 2008’s Taken, Liam Neeson’s turn as a retired special-ops agent trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter from sex traffickers in Paris did a lot more than scare teens away from ever wanting to visit Europe.

It was also a surprise blockbuster, collecting $226 million worldwide and reestablishing the Schindler’s List Oscar-nominee as a major action star.

In Taken 2 (out Oct. 5), Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the CIA agent with “a particular set of skills” for hunting down bad guys, but this time his daughter (Maggie Grace) has to help rescue him when associates of the villains he killed the first time around decide to get their revenge.

As you will see from EW’s three first look photos, Neeson’s character is not taking his own kidnapping lying down. READ FULL STORY

Arnold Schwarzenegger to make action movie with 'Act of Valor' directors

Fact: there is something called the Arnold Sports Festival, an annual multi-sport gathering (billed as the largest in the nation) that features more than 45 sports, over 700 exhibition booths, and one (1) 8-foot bronze statue of festival namesake Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Second fact: at this year’s festival in Columbus, Ohio, the former bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-Governator-turned-actor revealed his upcoming slate of action movies, leading us to believe that the Arnold just does not stop. At a press conference, Schwarzenegger discussed his next film projects, which will begin with The Expendables 2, the Sylvester Stallone-penned sequel to 2010’s adrenaline-cased sausage fest, due out in August.


New 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' trailer: You can totally call Bruce Willis 'Joe' -- EXCLUSIVE

The frenetic new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation makes two very incisive points. The first is that even in a violent, topsy-turvy world that is nearly void of hope, female warrior-types look good in red. The second is that Bruce Willis is the original G.I. Joe.

Though Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson kindly explains the basics of G.I. Joe employment, the trailer leaves out any semblance of a plot. Still, fans of elaborate weaponry, death-defying stunts in beautiful locations, and Adrianne Palicki in a hot dress should check this one out. As a team. Together.  READ FULL STORY

'The Expendables 2' trailer: Bang! Stallone! Boom! Willis! Kerplow! Also Van Damme!

You have to admire The Expendables franchise for having zero illusions about what it is: An aggro-action spectacular stuffed to the gills with movie stars by and large better known for their biceps than their acting chops. The trailer for The Expendables 2 trades precisely on that expectation: After a quick scene in which Bruce Willis chews off a vaguely threatening speech to a silent Sylvester Stallone, a metal skull spawns a crown of bullets and firearms, and each of the film’s stars is tersely introduced solely by their last name. My favorite part? That Jean Claude Van Damme is billed as “Also Van Damme.” Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

'Expendables 2' poster: Time to face the firing squad

Lack of substantial plot and character development aside, you have to give The Expendables credit: These guys know their audience. The poster for the aptly titled sequel, Expendables 2, shows a pile of perfectly chiseled action stars preparing to kick some ass. Each and every one, from Sylvester Stallone to a person by the name of Nan Yu, is holding a big freaking gun and showing off an impressive mean face. Stallone’s is best, though Terry Crews gives a valiant effort.

The poster promises more of the same from the first movie, but with a few noteworthy additions. Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger will be happy to see the Governator back where he belongs (holding a giant gun), and a little Chuck Norris always goes a long way.  READ FULL STORY

Sylvester Stallone to enter 'The Tomb'

While his Expendables co-stars Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly passed on the project, Sylvester Stallone will now take over and step into the long-in-the-works movie, The Tomb. According to the reps of the film’s producers Randall Emmett and George Furla (Emmett/Furla Films, who will work alongside Summit on the movie), Stallone will play Ray Breslin, the world’s leading authority on the structural security of prisons. Knowledge that will come in handy when he needs to escape one of the high security prisons himself and find out exactly who put him there. Stallone is currently filming The Expendables 2.

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'A Good Day To Die Hard'? Valentine's Day 2013, apparently. Plus, 'Taken 2' also gets a release date!

If Die Hard is one of the quintessential Christmas movies, then the upcoming A Good Day To Die Hard, the fifth film in the John McClane saga, might be the quintessential Valentine’s Day movie. That’s because, as 20th Century Fox confirmed to EW, the Bruce Willis vehicle will be released on Feb. 14, 2013. Next year, the Die Hard franchise will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

And speaking of middle-aged butt-kicking action stars, Liam Neeson will reprise his role as take-no-prisoners dad Bryan Mills for Taken 2, which will hit theaters on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5, 2012. The original became a sleeper hit in 2009 when it grossed over $226 million worldwide.

Read more:
The reinvention of Liam Neeson: As an action star, he’s an aging, and ageless, dynamo
Bruce Willis beefs up ‘Expendables 2′ role
Bruce Willis on ‘Die Hard’

Sylvester Stallone talks about who's on board for 'Expendables 2' -- EXCLUSIVE

When The Expendables hit theaters last summer, it seemed like virtually every action star of a certain age dropped by to flex their biceps and kick some keister. But apparently writer-director-star Sylvester Stallone still thinks there’s room for more macho men in the upcoming sequel. In a recent interview with EW, Stallone said that not only would Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have meatier parts the second go-round, but that he’s also added Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme to the mix and, fingers crossed, we may even see Nicolas Cage and John Travolta getting in on the mayhem, too.  READ FULL STORY

'Killer Elite': Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, and Clive Owen are locked and loaded in latest trailer

The Scorpions must be down on their knees thanking the gods of awesome that their ’80s hairbanger “Rock You Like A Hurricane” has now been prominently featured not one, but two trailers for Killer Elite, the abduction-ransom-revenge rager starring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, and Clive Owen’s porn ‘stache. The latest trailer for the film features more Scorpions, more De Niro, more cocked gun barrels, and, yes, more ‘stache. See the full trailer below: READ FULL STORY

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