Like Charlie's Angels, but dangerous!
Even though the The Expendables 2 was a bit redundant and perhaps too self-aware at times, it was still an entertaining action movie with all-star cast appeal. A sequel is already in development, with Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all being courted to join the cast. Noticeably absent from that list are the names of any female action movie stars. We say, if the gimmick of the franchise is surprising new cast additions, why not push it further than bringing in Indy by bringing in Ripley or The Bride.
Or, better yet, how about a stand-alone movie with an all-female cast of female action heroes from yesterday and today? Just think of the possibilities!
Imagine a revenge movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about an all-female super-spy team run by Sigourney Weaver, with members that include: Uma Thurman as the knife expert; Gina Carano as the pugilist/demolitions expert; Jada Pinkett Smith as the animal/gun expert; Kate Beckinsale as the poison expert/seductress; Chloë Moretz as the trainee (Fox Force Five!). But, enough about our fantasy she-woman action movie. We want to know what you think: Which female action movie stars of yesterday and today do you think could make the line-up in an all-female Expendables-style movie?
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Posted 10.13.12 by BrentJS
In now-legendary director James Cameron's (Avatar) 1984 sci-fi classic, The Terminator, Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor, the mother of the future leader of the resistance against the machines that would eventually seek to wipe out humanity, was a classic damsel in distress, relying heavily on Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to save her from the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Seven years later, when Hamilton reprised the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the demur waitress was replaced with a hardened combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and killer biceps. Did Hamilton's badass portrayal of Connor in T2 help her career or hurt it? On today's Hollywood Uncensored, Sam Rubin discusses "tough" versus "dainty" female roles with Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff and Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt. watch a preview clip >> Posted 08.09.12 by BrentJS
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71-year-old Jeopardy host Alex Trebek may have tore his Achilles tendon while chasing down a burglar in a San Francisco hotel yesterday morning, but he's won new legions of fans, with one tweeting, "He's 71. What is, #BALLER, for $1000?!!"
Trebek will undergo surgery today. The alleged thief, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, was booked on felony burglary, possession of stolen property, and the world's ugliest mug shot.
Kat Von D stormed off the set of Good Day LA yesterday after the show played a clip of her getting a tattoo of Jesse James' face on her ribcage, but later told TMZ that she's keeping it because "it has a lot of meaning."
Hugh Hefner says runaway bride Crystal Harris lied about their relationship — sex lasted four seconds, not just two as she claimed — and that he feels sorry for Harris because "she seems lost."
Project Runway's Tim Gunn took a shot at Hillary Clinton on Lopez Tonight, saying "she's confused about her gender [with] all these big, baggy menswear tailored pantsuits," and that he loves what she does for the United States in her government role, but "I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion."
Scarlett Johannson won't be attending the Marine Corps Ball with Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, and Linda Hamilton as she turned down an invite from Sgt. Dustin L. Williams, but did say she's sending him a case of Moet and Chandon. Posted 07.28.11 by reelz
Roger Ebert admits to never seeing Terminator, a landmark sci-fi movie that's in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. It also stars Linda Hamilton's hair, that's also a landmark achievement for Bad '80s 'Dos. So perhaps we can all take Ebert's 2-star review of the new Terminator Salvation with a grain of salt. Posted 05.20.09 by reelz
A month ago, Terminator star Linda Hamilton was in negotiations to do voice over work in Terminator Salvation. Looks like they worked it out. CHUD reports that Hamilton is definitely in the movie, providing a short voice over that starts the movie much like T2. Welcome back, Sarah Connor! Posted 03.20.09 by Ryan
It seems like only days ago that Hugh Jackman was wrapping up the Oscars with a montage of upcoming movies of 2009. Included in it was Terminator Salvation with a exciting 8 seconds of new footage. Check it out:
A thrilling 8 seconds! It's a good thing that Terminator Salvation will arrive in theaters a day early, May 21 instead of 22. If only the negotiations with Linda Hamilton to record voiceovers as Sarah Connor could have been sped up in time to be included! Hamilton already told MTV, "I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is." Uh, Linda? The material is Terminator. Remember? Cyborgs trying to kill you or your son? Oh, just say yes, Linda! Posted 02.26.09 by Ryan
Besides learning who has the bigger robot -- Transformers or Terminator Salvation -- the recent Terminator screening held some other big news. io9 reports that director McG spoke after the screening about the movie's twist ending, denying that one rumored twist was true, but did say the real ending may "piss off a lot of people."
What may make Terminator fans undeniably happy, however, is the rumored return of Terminator star Linda Hamilton. ComingSoon.net reports that McG mentioned having Sarah Connor record a voiceover recap of the previous movies at the start of Salvation. While McG never said Hamilton's name, could he mean anyone else? Posted 01.15.09 by Ryan