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What’s Life Like for The Expendables 3? A Movie Review

16 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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The Expendables franchise is simply about old-time action stars making one last hurrah. Some succeed at showing that they do indeed have staying power at remaining big and others are best left to sit in the annals of cinematic armageddon. For this series of films, the producers and Sylvester Stallone show that this team of soldiers turned mercenaries are going to keep on going strong and may the devil be damned if you don’t like seeing them cause carnal damage one more time. The challenge for the third movie is that these old-timers face stiff competition against the Guardians of the Galaxy and mutant turtles from city sewers a lot more than the problem that occurred a few weeks back.

During the Thursday free advance screening of this film, crowds loved the humour, action and conflict created. Despite the fact this film leaked to the Internet for wannabes to see at home, the true fans of this 80’s action showdown genre packed the house to show that everything is bigger and badder on a large screen. There’s no denying that a free movie even at the theatre will get people out, but this franchise is lucrative since it helps bring the thrill-ride action of the yesteryears back to the silver screen for fans, if not the old-timers, to enjoy.

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Wind up Geek’s Five Must See Movies – August, 2014

7 Aug

Written by James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Guardians_of_the_GalaxyWe’ve had not too bad of a summer as far as movies are concerned but to be quite frank, I expected more of a shake up at the box office rather than the stillness of low ticket sales. While I have enjoyed Tom Cruise’s Oblivion immensely, and have yet to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction was a bit of a letdown. Although not as bad as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it still couldn’t eclipse movies one or two. It is safe for me to say that the franchise has dried up here on Earth and if Michael Bay wants to save his next sequel, he should start thinking of setting the tale on the planet Cybertron, or at least deep space.

August will be the last hurrah before September quietly creeps in with nary a potential blockbuster. At this rate the Christmas film rush can’t come fast enough.

This month, we have four green amphibians ready to quick some shell, a group of experienced action heroes ready to blow things up just for old time’s sake, and a spaceship of losers who at first glance you’ll mistake for the Farscape crew (and goodness knows we are all waiting for a movie).

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