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The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review

The Expendables 2 Review

  With a crash bang and a fair few wallops, Expendables 2 explodes onto screens with the ret...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Not satisfied with their coverage of the Rocky film series,  Steven Hurst and ever...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)

Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)

The gloves are off and in this final round we look at the last three Rocky ...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)

Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)

We start our action hero retrospective podcast season with a look at the f...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo

We bookend this Stallone series (and finish the entire Action Hero retrospective) w...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo III
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo III
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo III

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo III

Rambo III had a budget of $63 million, making it the most expensive film ever made at the...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rambo: First Blood Part II
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rambo: First Blood Part II
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rambo: First Blood Part II

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rambo: First Blood Part II

The year is 1985 and Stallone’s Rocky IV has thrilled and spilled everyon...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: First Blood
Action Heroes - Stallone: First Blood
Action Heroes - Stallone: First Blood

Action Heroes – Stallone: First Blood

John J. Rambo’s cinematic introduction was (believe it or not), a surprisingly subtle p...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky Balboa
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky Balboa
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky Balboa

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky Balboa

The 1990s had been mostly poor for Stallone but as the century turned over t...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky V
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky V
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky V

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky V

Hmmmm…..I’m desperately trying to think of a way of introducing this fifth inst...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky IV
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky IV
Action Heroes - Stallone: Rocky IV

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky IV

Some of you may have read my recent review of Captain America, in which I lampooned him as the worst symbol of the ‘A...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky III
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky III
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky III

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky III

Filmwerk’s Stallone season continues, and I now get the chance to do the ...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky II
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky II
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky II

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky II

Sylvester Stallone is back as the human punch bag Rocky Balboa out to show the M...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky
Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky

Action Heroes – Stallone: Rocky

Just in case anyone thought that during this action hero retro season that we forgo...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: The Expendables
Action Heroes - Stallone: The Expendables
Action Heroes - Stallone: The Expendables

Action Heroes – Stallone: The Expendables

When The Expendables was first announced by Stallone, there was an air of almost fr...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Driven
Action Heroes - Stallone: Driven
Action Heroes - Stallone: Driven

Action Heroes – Stallone: Driven

So Stallone took on a new sport, or is that returned to the racetrack after Death Race 2000,...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Get Carter
Action Heroes – Stallone: Get Carter
Action Heroes – Stallone: Get Carter

Action Heroes – Stallone: Get Carter

Well, you can either compare a remake to the original or let it stand on its o...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Copland
Action Heroes – Stallone: Copland
Action Heroes – Stallone: Copland

Action Heroes – Stallone: Copland

Perhaps you remember when James Mangold’s Cop Land came out back in 1997. Even if...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Daylight
Action Heroes - Stallone: Daylight
Action Heroes - Stallone: Daylight

Action Heroes – Stallone: Daylight

Sylvester Stallone in Rob Cohen directed big budget, small scale quasi disaster movie acti...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Assassins
Action Heroes - Stallone: Assassins
Action Heroes - Stallone: Assassins

Action Heroes – Stallone: Assassins

It’s such a shame that the last movie I review for Filmwerks “Action Movie Retrospectives...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: The Specialist
Action Heroes – Stallone: The Specialist
Action Heroes – Stallone: The Specialist

Action Heroes – Stallone: The Specialist

Having realized that Sylvester Stallone was going down the tubes in the 19...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Demolition Man
Action Heroes - Stallone: Demolition Man
Action Heroes - Stallone: Demolition Man

Action Heroes – Stallone: Demolition Man

Demolition Man you wonderful piece of early 90s action trash, oh how I love thee. Of...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Cliffhanger
Action Heroes – Stallone: Cliffhanger
Action Heroes – Stallone: Cliffhanger

Action Heroes – Stallone: Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger was seen as a comeback movie for Sly after two pretty disastrous ...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Tango & Cash
Action Heroes - Stallone: Tango & Cash
Action Heroes - Stallone: Tango & Cash

Action Heroes – Stallone: Tango & Cash

I was very excited when I was handed Tango and Cash to review.  It was one of the films ...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Stallone: Lock Up
Action Heroes – Stallone: Lock Up
Action Heroes – Stallone: Lock Up

Action Heroes – Stallone: Lock Up

Every now and again an action hero heads to the slammer for a bit of action drama...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Cobra
Action Heroes - Stallone: Cobra
Action Heroes - Stallone: Cobra

Action Heroes – Stallone: Cobra

Filmwerk’s ‘Action Heroes’ season of retrospectives continue with my take o...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes - Stallone: Nighthawks
Action Heroes - Stallone: Nighthawks
Action Heroes - Stallone: Nighthawks

Action Heroes – Stallone: Nighthawks

What, or who, is a nighthawk? Surprisingly, perhaps, you will not find out by watching N...