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“The Expendables 2” premiere in Hollywood made me wish I was there…

I remember last year, when I visted Hollywood on vacation, I got to witness the “J. Edgar” Clint Eastwood movie premiere at the Chinese Grauman theater. Now with the “Expendables 2” premiere happened there not too long ago, makes me wish I was at Hollywood this year. Why? Because Sly was there. He took his whole family there, in fact, see photo, here. Sly even took some time to sign autographs for fans, see photo, here.

DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! I’m just slamming my head against the computer desk, making me wish I was at Hollywood to witness the EXP2 premiere. That would have been my chance to meet Sly and get his autograph! GRRrrrrrrrr….

Oh well, hopefully, I’ll get my chance to meet Sly sometime down the road. You can see, that he loves his fans though. He’s very good with them.

I’m going to see, “EXP2”, later today. Gonna head to the mall in a little bit. I’ll be doing a little shopping today to pick up a few things as well.

Kev

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Cool Photo: See Randy, Terry and Dolph sign autographs for fans at SDCC…

Yep, SDCC is happening this week and here are Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Dolph Lundgren signing autographs for fans at the “Lionsgate” booth at SDCC. Man, I wish I was there, so I can meet Dolph in person. I’ve always wanted to go to a SDCC event but never got to yet, hopefully, someday, I’ll get my chance!

See the photo, here.

Kev

Is Bruce Willis the most overrated actor ever? I would think so…

Alright, I think I’m about tired of seeing Bruce Willis, in almost every movie trailer I see. It seems that the guy is every where lately. I’m not really a big fan of his acting, and I don’t think he makes a good action hero.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED HIM in the first “Die Hard”, but that’s probably about the best movie he was in. I also liked him in, “The Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Twelve Monkeys”, and “The Fifth Element”.

Other than that, the rest of his films hasn’t been that interesting to me. Seems like Hollywood is trying to shove Bruce in our faces lately. His next couple of movies are, “The Expendables 2”, “G.I. Joe 2”, and “Looper”. The guy comes out with at least 2 or 3 movies a year.

He is a work horse, indeed, but I’m getting tired of seeing him. He is not the badass anymore that he once was. He showed the badass part of him in the first “Die Hard” movie. His badass personality doesn’t work with his other characters. His other characters can’t top, John McClane.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Simon West is replacement for “The Expendables 2” director!!!!

Several months ago, Sly announced the shocking news that he will not be directing “The Expendables” sequel. He wanted to give a different director an opportunity to make it a better film. A search for a replacement has been a long one, but Millennium Films have finally found their guy!

Millennium announced, Simon West, (director of such movies as “The Mechanic” remake, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, “Con Air”, etc.) will take over Sly Stallone’s job as director.

Yes, Sly himself is returning to star the leading role as Barney Ross, of course. Deadline also confirmed the cast from the first movie is also returning. Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Jet Li are all set to return. I’m pretty sure Arnold and Bruce will return too. Hopefully a LONGER role for Arnold too, not just a cameo.

Deadline, reports.

Simon’s a good film maker. I liked, “Con Air” and “Tomb Raider”. I haven’t seen, “The Mechanic”, remake yet, but I will rent it from Netflix soon.

I’m pretty sure Sly and the gang will add more iconic tough guys to the cast. Hopefully they get Jean Claude Van Damme and Kurt Russell. Dwayne Johnson too. They would probably get more UFC stars as well.

I loved the first “Expendables” movie but it had some problems. Hopefully the next one will have more of Jet Li fighting, ’cause Jet Li only had like one or two action scenes in the first one.

Kev

Thought: More on why Dolph Lundgren could possibly be the next “Expendables” director…

So I wrote that Dolph could possibly be Sly’s replacement as director for, “The Expendables” sequel. If you want to know why Dolph would make a great choice for the director of the next film, I can think of more reasons why.

  • Dolph has more experience directing action movies than Sly – Dolph has more experience directing action movies. They all may have been direct to DVD flicks but that doesn’t mean they are bad films. Some of Dolph’s movies are actually pretty good as I actually thought “Command Performance” was a great film. Look at Dolph’s directorial filmography. They are mostly action movies.
  • Dolph can make the next Expendables flick more violent and action packed – If you’ve seen Dolph’s directed films, they are so violent, brutal and graphic. Dolph knows about fighting and violence than anybody else, so he can put on quite the great action movie here. He would put an old school feel to it too.
  • Dolph knows Sly’s directing style – Dolph have witnessed Sly direct with “Rocky IV” and the first “Expendables” movie. I’m sure Dolph has been taking lessons from Sly for his own directing. He would make the “Expendables” sequel similar to Sly’s style but would put his own original spin to it too.
  • Dolph being director would help give the film more publicity – If any other action film maker such as Robert Rodriguez or who ever else did this film instead, then the public wouldn’t care about this film as much. “The Expendables” goal is to have a movie full of action stars in one film, they will probably do the same with the director for the next film. Have a big name, direct it. If Dolph directed the next movie, it would help get more people interested.
  • Sly would want to return the favor to Dolph – Like I said before, Sly directed Dolph two times in films. Sly would want to pass the torch, return the help to a longtime friend. Sly would probably recommend Lionsgates to hire Dolph as director.

 

There you have it. I can’t see no other director making the next “Expendables” sequel. Dolph is the only one worth making the movie, in my opinion. Sure Dolph made straight to DVD stuff but that doesn’t mean he’s a terrible director. Have you even seen Dolph’s straight to DVD work? You should really check ’em out.

Dolph directing the next “Expendables” flick, would be a big screen opportunity for him and he would get recognized as a director more, too. I really hope Sly and Liosngates give him this opportunity. If they don’t, it would be a huge mistake.

Kev

 

 

Report: Stallone will NOT write or direct the sequel to “The Expendables” but he will star…

Sylvester Stallone, have decided to pass the torch the writing and directing job to someone else for the sequel to, “The Expendables”, movie. The script have already been written and handed in. The script was written by, David Agosto and Ken Kaufman.

A director haven’t been hired yet, however, Stallone himself have been meeting with a list of directors and found one that could get the job, but was not authorized to speak about that director’s name publicly.

More on the story, here.

This is actually a good idea. The first, “Expendables” movie was pretty good, but it wasn’t Stallone’s best action movie. The story and the acting wasn’t that great, but the action scenes were of course, a blast to watch. The first “Expendables” movie needed a lot of improvements. Maybe Sly wants the next movie as an opportunity for it to be a much better film than the first.

Hopefully, the next film will give Bruce and Arnold a longer role. Probably will. Hopefully, Jean Claude Van Damme and Kurt Russell will star in the next one as well.

Who will take over Sly’s directing job? I would like Christopher Nolan to, but he’ll be too busy with the next “Superman” and “Batman” flicks for the next several years.

Other good choices would be: Kathryn Bigelow, Clint Eastwood, Robert Rodriguez, or he could re-team with Renny Harlin.

Kev