The Expendables franchise has made a surprising return with Expendables 4, marking a decade since its last installment. While skepticism looms about the demand for another entry, fans of 80s and 90s action films may find themselves in familiar territory. In this review, we delve into the resurrection of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and their ensemble of action heroes, exploring whether this installment successfully recaptures the franchise’s former glory.
The 1995 cinematic venture Judge Dredd, starring the legendary Sylvester Stallone, stands as a testament to the high-octane action films of its decade. Bridging the realms of comic book adaptation and dystopian future tales, the movie serves as a thrill ride for action enthusiasts and fans of the iconic character.
In the vast array of action-packed cop films, Tango & Cash stands out not just for its adrenaline-pumping sequences but also for its charismatic lead duo and quirky humor. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, this 1989 release, starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, offers an entertaining blend of action, wit, and undeniable chemistry.
Released back in 2005, Sly Moves by Sylvester Stallone inspired me to lift weights, hit up GNC for supplements, and get healthy. Nearly 20 years later, I decided to revisit this book, this time as an audiobook. How does it hold up? Read on for my thoughts.
It’s rare that you meet a thriller writer with a PhD, but that’s David Morrell. He perfectly mixes fact with fiction, and has an immense appreciation for and understanding of the thriller genre. Morrell is a co-founder of International Thriller Writers, and he’s the father of John J. Rambo. Without his novel First Blood, the iconic film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone wouldn’t exist.
I first met David at ThrillerFest in 2013 and have enjoyed getting to know him better over the past couple years. Below is an interview I conducted with David. We cover everything from what inspired him to become a writer to what it was like working on a novel while his son was struggling with a rare disease. After you’ve read it, please make sure to pick up a copy of David’s latest novel, Inspector of the Dead. It’s receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
I finally got around to watching The Expendables 2 and it was great. Like its predecessor, it was a balls-to-the-wall action movie that featured a ton of gunfire, explosions and humorous one-liners. Speaking of which, I really enjoyed the references the characters made to some of the real-life stars’ iconic films, such as The Terminator and Rambo. The acting, while not Oscar-worthy, was appropriate for the subject matter, and I loved Chuck Norris’ role in the movie – especially when he dished out a line that could have easily been one of the endless “facts” people tell about him. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a terrific villain, and his showdown at the end with Stallone was awesome. The Expendables 2 was a non-stop action movie I enjoyed just as much as the original, and I highly recommend you check it out.