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Topic - Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jason Statham tries working with a top-notch director and a surprisingly strong supporting cast in a film based on an acclaimed series of caper novels, and winds up falling flat in the most surprising of ways.
Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.
Capping off the summer box office with explosive action, "The Expendables 2" offers the send-off that adrenaline junkies are seeking before the more sedate pace of fall releases. As he proved with the original installment, Sylvester Stallone grasps the action-oriented DNA of the films' badass cast of reprobate mercenaries with an intuition derived from dozens of genre roles.
Could there be any doubt over what the first two words would be out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's mouth at Comic-Con?
Comic-Con International, the four-day pop-culture celebration that takes over the San Diego Convention Center each summer, runs Thursday to Sunday. Here's a look at some of the hottest films, TV shows and video games expected at the sold-out 43rd annual convention:
The sunbaked Cannes Film Festival got under way with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," whose carefully composed whimsy stood in stark contrast to the zoo-like atmosphere at the annual French Riviera extravaganza.
Sitting near the New Orleans streetcar line aboard a van equipped with video screens and a speaker system, tourists watch actress Vivien Leigh ride the city's vintage electric rail vehicles in a scene from the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Hollywood celebrity Hilary Swank said she "deeply regrets" visiting a concert held on the birthday of the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader, who is accused of torture, abductions and killings by human rights groups.
An international human rights watchdog lambasted an Oscar-winning actress and other Western celebrities on Wednesday for attending a concert held on the birthday of Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader, who has been accused of grave rights abuses.
Po and the Fabulous Five are back, and they are kung fu fighting in 3-D this time around in "Kung Fu Panda 2," which stays true to the style and humor of the original as it continues the journey of the unexpected Dragon Warrior.
"Bruce Willis winces, Jason Statham mouths off, Arnold Schwarzenegger quips and gets irritated, Jackie Chan mugs earnestly, Steven Seagal swings his ego like a big distended gut — but only Jean-Claude Van Damme gets frustrated, looks scared, cries, stares off into the distance, shrugs, sighs, yelps in pain," writes Ignatiy Vishnevetsky at Mubi.
John Woo built his reputation with stylish Hong Kong action thrillers, then moved to Hollywood where he directed such big-budget blockbusters as "Mission Impossible II."
This week we list those action heroes whom Sylvester Stallone found expendable for his box-office hit movie "The Expendables." Whom did Sly abandon, and possibly why?
At the prospect of being the first man older than 50 to fight professionally in Macau, Mr. Van Damme stated, "It's kind of dangerous, but life is short."