So, you're looking at the movie listings for this coming weekend and The Last Stand catches your eye. You've heard that it's legendary bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-Governator-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's first headlining role in an action movie since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines back in 2003, but you were either too young to fully appreciate Ah-nuld in his prime or you simply weren't into "those types of movies" back in the day and now you're afraid if you go see the movie with your friends you'll look like a big dork when they start quoting lines from his old movies and you're clueless. Never fear, you can learn everything you need to know to be conversant in Schwarzenegger in less than 8 hours of moviewatching with the prepper course we've put together for you. muscle up on your Schwarzenegger knowledge with these flicks >> Posted 01.15.13 by BrentJS
"You been working out?"
With the acting comeback of Arnold Schwarzenegger in full swing, the first box office test for the former California governor comes with January's The Last Stand, which sees Arnold as a small-town sheriff who must stop an escaped drug kingpin and his gang from crossing the border. Schwarzenegger won't be backed up by any of the Expendables this time, but the latest trailer introduces his latest team, which includes Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3D) as the comic relief, and Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Rodrigo Santoro (300), and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) as Schwarzenegger's deputies. capturing the latest trailers
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Arnie wasn't lying when he said, "I'll be back."
The Austrian Oak, Arnie, the Governator, Ah-nuld, ...whatever you call him, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a class all to himself. Born in Thal, Austria, in 1947, Schwarzenegger rose up from his humble background as the rebellious son of a local police chief in post-War Europe to dominate the world of professional body-building — three Mr. Universe and seven Mr. Olympia titles between 1968 and 1980 — and then he set his sights on Hollywood. Despite one mouthful of a last name and a thick accent, Schwarzenegger tackled Hollywood with the same zeal he put into bodybuilding, becoming Sylvester Stallone's chief competitor for the title of '80s action mega-star, starring in a string of monster hits that, all told, have earned over $3.8 billion at the worldwide box office.
After climbing as high as he could in U.S. politics (limited by the fact that he was born overseas), Schwarzenegger is once again in the entertainment business, popping up in a cameo role in Stallone's ode to he-man action movies, The Expendables, before playing a more significant role in The Expendables 2. Schwarzenegger will team up with Stallone again in the action-thriller The Tomb, take on Mexican drug lords as an aging small-town cop in The Last Stand and is rumored to be involved in some way with a planned fifth movie in The Terminator franchise. Whether Schwarzenegger's second act in Hollywood has a hope of matching his first remains to be seen, but let's look back on the movies that made him great and pick the best ones.
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The story about the final days of Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis continues to become more and more bizarre. Police suspect Lewis of murdering his 86-year-old landlady before falling off a roof to his death on Wednesday. TMZ also reports that police also believe Lewis killed and dismembered his landlady's cat, too. This was not the first time Lewis displayed violent tendencies. He was arrested three times in 2012 for felony assault, battery, and burglary. Fellow Sons of Anarchy star Kenny Johnson said Lewis was a "good guy" and said he was shocked by the recent news. The show's creator, Kurt Sutter, said he wasn't surprised by Lewis' death, claiming the actor had long been on a "destructive path." Katy Perry, who dated Lewis from 2005 to 2006 said she's "devastated" by his passing. A source close to the singer said the actor was "troubled" and that Katy "had to separate from him ... to get ahead and focus on her career."the best in celebrity news
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The release by Paramount Pictures of the first poster for Pain & Gain, Michael Bay's action-black comedy movie about a pair of real-life meathead bodybuilders — played by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — who get involved in an extortion ring and kidnapping plot got us to thinking about how out of style juiced-up bodybuilders are (except for the "gorillas" on MTV's Jersey Shore) these days. There was a time when overly tan and freakishly huge was the ideal form to emulate, but now the look and practice of bodybuilding has become more niche. We decided to put down the super food smoothie and pick up a glass of raw eggs and take a look back at the best bodybuilding movies.all your movie lists
Friday 12:00p ET / 9:00a PT we want to pump you up >> Posted 09.25.12 by BrentJS
Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to acting is going very well. The former California governor is appearing this weekend in the action-star-filled The Expendables 2, while he's still hard at work with Sylvester Stallone on another action movie called The Tomb, which recently released its first photo. Before The Tomb, however, Schwarzenegger will go Stallone-less in The Last Stand early next year.
The movie sees Schwarzenegger play the sheriff of a small border town who is forced to stop an escaped drug kingpin and his gang of thugs before they can slip over the border to Mexico. Schwarzenegger won't be working alone, however, as he is joined by Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3D) as (seemingly) the town crazy and, obviously, the movie's comic relief. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.17.12 by Ryan
One of the hallmarks of he-man action movies of the '80s and '90s is the one-liner, that sometimes cheesy, often awesome, but definitely memorable signature line, typically delivered just before or immediately after a knock-down, drag-out fight between the hero and the villain (or one of the villain's many henchmen). It's hard to say exactly when the one-liner became a necessary fixture of action movies, but we'll give the credit (or blame, depending upon your point of view) to Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose movies have generated so many classic zingers that they're too numerous to mention. The practice was so common by 1991, in fact, that the Bruce Willis-led action movie The Last Boy Scout ends with Willis' character telling his new sidekick (Damon Wayans), "This is the '90s. You can't just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first."
With so many veteran action stars appearing in The Expendables 2 — exploding onto movie screens nationwide today! — we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the awesome one-liners delivered by various cast members in some of their more iconic roles. Check out our ode to one-liners by clicking the video above and use the comments section after the jump to tell us your own personal favorites. more about The Expendables 2 >> Posted 08.17.12 by BrentJS
The Expendables 2 won't be released into theaters until this weekend, but the extensive cast were on hand for the sequel's premiere in London, including newcomer Jean-Claude Van Damme.
"I was happy for [Sylvester] Stallone to accept the idea of me playing a villain," Van Damme told Reelz. "I think I did a good job."
On the "good guy" side of the cast, returning actor Arnold Schwarzenegger — who will have an expanded role from the cameo he made in 2010's The Expendables — said there was plenty of competition among the cast.
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There was always fierce competition from day one on — who has the biggest muscles, who has the best action, who uses the biggest guns and all this stuff.
Since leaving the office, Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to action movies by going back-to-back on a couple projects, first shooting for a few days on The Expendables 2 and then a larger role in the upcoming action-thriller The Last Stand. Schwarzenegger started shooting The Tomb with Expendables co-star and good pal Sylvester Stallone in May, and is also attached to star in the action-thriller Ten for director David Ayer (End of Watch, Dark Blue), which has another new lead attached — Sam Worthington.
Variety reports Worthington has an offer he is likely to accept to appear in Ten, which is loosely based on Agatha Christie's 1939 novel Ten Little Indians. In Ayer's version, written by Skip Woods (The A-Team, A Good Day to Die Hard), Schwarzenegger and Worthington play members of an elite DEA task force that rob a dangerous drug cartel and think they have gotten away with the crime until members start getting killed one by one.
While both actors have worked with director James Cameron, they just missed each other in the Terminator franchise (Roland Kickinger doubled as the body of the T-101 with Schwarzenegger's head added via CGI) so this would be the first time the two actors have officially worked together. Posted 07.24.12 by Ryan
The first full-length trailer for the upcoming The Expendables 2 was released last month and provided plenty of action and explosions for Sylvester Stallone and his company of aging action stars to contend with.
The latest trailer is no different, providing plenty of action, and injecting a few moments of humor, including a Terminator joke at Arnold Schwarzenegger's expense, as well as as more footage of Chuck Norris, including a shot of Norris, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham all lined up and firing their machine guns before the trailer goes down its long list of stars. There isn't much story revealed, so, if you must know, Expendables 2 sees Stallone and company out for revenge after one of their own is murdered. check out the trailer >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan