Hilarious, Sweet, and Downright Spectacular | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’


By Cynthia Ayala

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone & Kurt Russell
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”

    —IMDB

One word: amazing! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does not disappoint. The film looks at the characters allowing for character growth while also establishing a family unit for the characters. The movie goes back to trace back the origins of Peter/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). But there’s more to this film than just that. It had heart and focuses on the Guardians not just as a group of heroes or friends, but as a family. And that’s one of the things that makes this film so good because everyone focuses on the characters and their dynamics with one another. They care about each other, they fight with one another and for one another. They are a strong unit and the cast and crew make sure that that resonates off the screen.
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The Legacy Lives On | Review of ‘Creed’


By Cynthia Ayala

Creed starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures & Warner Bros. Pictures

Adonis Creed wants to make a name for himself. Quitting his job, he leaves Hollywood, CA and travels to Philadelphia in the hopes of tracking down Rocky, hoping he will train in. Drawn in by Adonis’ determination and strength the two team up, train, and face off against a champion who has nothing left to lose.

Starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan, Creed is the film that rightfully closes the door on the legacy (if that’s even possible) while it passes on the torch for future generations.
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A Macho Film That’s Not At Its Finest | Review of ‘The Expendables 3’


By: Cynthia Ayala

The third installment in the Expendables film franchise has an amazing cast full of iconic actions stars, but fails to impress with its rehash of a story that has already been told.
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Escape Plan | Movie Review


By: Cynthia A. Directed By: Mikael Håfström Screenplay By: Miles Chapman & Jason Keller Story By: Miles Chapman  Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Sam Niell, Vincent D’Onofrio & Amy Ryan Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back again for another action packed and thrilling adventure.  Rambo and the Terminator have teamed up yet again to break out of Prison.  Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, an ex-prosecutor who has made it his life’s ambition to make sure that all prisons are breakout proof.  Then he finds himself betrayed by his employer and sent … Continue reading Escape Plan | Movie Review

Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes And Milla Jovovich In Talks For Expendables 3


By: Eric Eisenberg The Expendables franchise is all about getting bigger and bigger with each installment. When the first film came out in 2010 he brought together amazing action stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and more, but they upped the ante in 2012 with Expendables 2 , which also added Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Scott Adkins into the mix. So where do you go from there? The answer is to add Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich. According to Deadline , Lionsgate is now in active negotiations with … Continue reading Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes And Milla Jovovich In Talks For Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone Seeking ‘Young Sigourney Weaver’ For Expendables 3


By:  Kristy Puchko If you follow Sylvester Stallone on Twitter, you notice one recurring theme to his tweets:Expendables 3. Sly knows where his bread is currently buttered and so has been tantalizing fans with little updates like “Calling SEAGAL.” And while Steven Seagal is a no-brainer addition to the next Expendables adventure, the tweet below has us much more intrigued. A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there? — Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 18, 2013 The Expendables movies have brought together some of the best action heroes past and present to rumble in a franchise overstuffed with muscle and testosterone. But the success of the films … Continue reading Sylvester Stallone Seeking ‘Young Sigourney Weaver’ For Expendables 3

Expendables 3 Still Going After Wesley Snipes And Jackie Chan


By:  Eric Eisenberg When it comes to the Expendables franchise the key word is escalation. With The Expendables 2 the muscled-up group of actors truly raised the bar with extended roles for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis as well as parts for Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins. So with Expendables 3 they somehow have to push it even further and bring in more luminaries of the genre. And they continue to gun for the top guys. Dolph Lundgren, who has played “hero” Gunnar Jensen i n both films, recently spoke with MovieWeb and revealed that the production is still looking to pack its cast with more … Continue reading Expendables 3 Still Going After Wesley Snipes And Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan Is Up For The Expendables 3


By:  Sean O’Connell We’re a little hesitant to jump on any Expendables casting announcements. After all, we’ve been burned before. (Yes, Nicolas Cage, we’re looking at you.) But the latest action icon claiming to be part of Sylvester Stallone’s announced sequel is going on record as saying he’s “in,” and his addition – if real – would makes sense (and be awesome). Jackie Chan is busy promoting his latest film CZ12 in Kuala Lumpur. According to Cinema Online, Chan was asked about participating in the third Expendables — which Stallone has confirmed – and his affirmative answer might have survived the journalist who dared to ask: Sly had … Continue reading Jackie Chan Is Up For The Expendables 3

The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal Joins Stallone And De Niro In Grudge Match


By: Kelly West Jon Bernthal’s run on AMC’s The Walking Dead may be over (for the most part, anyway), but the actor certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In addition to having a starring role in a new TV pilot in the works, he’s also set to appear in The Wolf on Wall Street and now he has another interesting role lined up, playing the son of Robert De Niro‘s character in Grudge Match. Directed by Peter Segal, Grudge Match stars De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as two retired fighters who get back into the ring together for one last match to settle an old score. The very … Continue reading The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal Joins Stallone And De Niro In Grudge Match

Christian Slater Joins The Cast Of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac


By: Eric Eisenberg Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac already has a stellar cast lined up that includes Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen, but today he’s added another big name to the roster. Christian Slater has signed on for a part in the project, which is currently shooting in Cologne, Germany. According to Variety the movie tells the story of a woman’s sexual life from her birth to age 50. The plot will unfold in eight chapters and will be told by a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac (hence the title) named Joe, played by Gainsbourg later in life … Continue reading Christian Slater Joins The Cast Of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac