A satisfying bit of action movie junk food more evocative of 90s action films than those from the 80s, Bullet to the Head is more notable as a return to form for action director Walter Hill than as another stepping stone along Sylvester Stallone's comeback trail.
This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.
Does shit blow up? Yes. Does everyone get at least one good scene to showcase their talents? Yes. Is it better than the first film? Yes, and by quite a bit actually.
We talked to Expendables 2 co-stars Terry Crews and Randy Couture about teaming up once again with Sylvester Stallone and crew, shooting in Bulgaria, why this film was more relaxed than the first, casting rumours for the third film, and if Terry Crews thinks his crew could beat up The Avengers.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to see the Canadian premiere of The Expendables 2 in Toronto on Monday, August 13th with co-stars Terry Crews and Randy Couture in attendance, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.
Our look at the career of Sylvester Stallone rolls on with a look at the surprisingly underrated Tango and Cash and the generally forgotten about Lock Up which find Sly on different sides of the law.
You're the disease, and he's the cure. This week we look at Sylvester Stallone's collaborations with Golan-Globus, better known as Cannon Films, producers of the "unforgettable" Cobra and Over the Top.
Our look at the career of Sylvester Stallone goes back and forward, looking at Sly's attempts at universal likability with his stint as a guest host on Saturday Night Live and his misbegotten country music film Rhinestone.
As our Stallone retrospective rolls on, we jump ahead oh so slightly to take a look at the writer-actor's political leanings in Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, Rambo, and The Expendables.
Our Sylvester Stallone retrospective reaches the manliest part of his career yet with Rocky III and the first introduction to John Rambo in First Blood.
In the sixth part of our on going look at the career of Sylvester Stallone, we look at another sports themed movie, Victory and the cultural impact of his celebrity in the 2009 documentary Amerika Idol.
In part five of his ongoing series on the career of Sylvester Stallone, Will Sloan takes a look at how the man found his way into doing sequels before his action star days with Rocky 2 and his directing of the Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive.
In part four of his ongoing series, Will Sloan further probes the early, now postRocky era of Sylvester Stallone's career with the often forgotten about F.I.S.T. and the even more forgotten about Paradise Alley.
This week, in our second installment in our series looking back at the works of Sylvester Stallone, Will Sloan takes a look at even more of the actor's pre-Rocky early work with Lords of Flatbush and Death Race 2000
In the weeks leading up to the release of Expendables 2, Will Sloan takes a look at the career of the one and only, Sylvester Stallone, from the beginning, to the bitter middle, to his resurgence. First up, the early works: Woody Allen's Bananas and The Party at Kitty and Stud's.