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Monday, August 16, 2010

Hits and Misses from 'The Expendables'

With Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" emerging from the weekend as a certified hit, my Watching the Detectives blog will focus entirely on past movies of the film's featured players between August 16 and August 20.

This post indexes those reviews, as well as any others that have already appeared on the review blogs of Cinema Steve. Although focused around a group of actors, the selection follows the random grab-bag approach that is the standard around here. If you have any reviews you'd like me to link to, please email me here.

The Expendables: A Retrospective of Mayhem and Violence

Sylvester Stallone (Expendables Character: Ross)
Over the Top, 1987 (Cinema Steve, 3/10)
Cliffhanger, 1993 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
Demolition Man, 1993 (Watching the Detectives, 7/10)
Eye See You, 2002 (Watching the Detectives, 4/10)

Jason Statham (Expendables Character: Christmas)
The Transporter, 2002 (Watching the Detectives, 6/10)
Transporter 2, 2005 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
Crank, 2006 (Watching the Detectives, 5/10)
War, 2007 (Watching the Detectives, 4/10)
The Bank Job, 2008 (Watching the Detectives, 7/10)
Death Race, 2008 (The Universal Horror Archive, 5/10)
Transporter 3, 2008 (Watching the Detectives, 5/10)
Crank 2: High Voltage, 2009 (Movies You Should [Die Before You] See, 1/10)

Jet Li (Expendables Character: Yang)
The Bodyguard from Beijing, 1994 (Watching the Detectives, 4/10)
War, 2007 (Watching the Detectives, 4/10)

Dolph Lundgren (Expendables Character: Gunner)
The Russian Specialist, 2005 (Watching the Detectives, 7/10)
Command Performance, 2009 (Watching the Detectives, 7/10)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Expendables Character: Trench)
The Villain, 1979 (Cinema Steve, 8/10)
Predator, 1987 (Terror Titans, 10/10)
Red Heat, 1988 (Watching the Detectives, 9/10)
Last Action Hero, 1996 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
Jingle All the Way, 1996 (Cinema Steve, 6/10)
End of Days, 1999 (Terror Titans, 6/10)

Bruce Willis (Expendables Character: Church)
Moonlighting: The Pilot Episode, 1985 (Watching the Detectives, 7/10)
Die Hard, 1988 (Watching the Detectives, 9/10)
The Last Boy Scout, 1991 (Watching the Detectives, 6/10)
The Whole Nine Yards, 2000 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (Watching the Detectives, 4/10)
Hostage, 2005 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
16 Blocks, 2006 (Watching the Detectives, 6/10)
Lucky Number Slevin, 2006 (Watching the Detectives, 8/10)
Perfect Stranger, 2007 (Watching the Detectives, 3/10)

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