THE EXPENDABLES 2 (2012) - With Lionsgate's THE EXPENDABLES 3 having just hit theatres this past weekend (apparently, it didn't do well), I figured it was time to catch up. My Mom actually bought me THE EXPENDABLES on DVD awhile back, and somehow I'd never gotten to it. I started there, then jumped over to Netflix for THE EXPENDABLES 2 - an enjoyable sequel that trumped its predecessor and added Jean-Claude Van Damme into the mix. Should I miss EXPENDABLES 3 in it's current theatrical run, you can be sure I'll catch it on Netflix down the road.
HOMEFRONT (2013) - After getting my EXPENDABLES fix taken care of, I went back down the Jason Statham rabbit hole and checked out HOMEFRONT. Word to the wise: If you're in a movie with Jason Statham, you do not mess with Jason Statham. Perhaps he's typecast at this point, but the guy is in several movies a year and always seems to play the same guy - but this is like HISTORY OF VIOLENCE Statham-style. With James Franco as a white trash dope-slinger, there's some fun performances to watch. I started watching Statham in PARKER (2013) but need to finish. Then I may do REDEMPTION (2013) as well.
MACHETE KILLS (2013) - The second film spawned from the GRINDHOUSE fake trailer for MACHETE, here we find Danny Trejo tearing it up as a hired gun for the U.S. government, with promise of a third installment in space. Will the third happen? Who knows, but this one is fun.
BAD ASS 2: BAD ASSES (2014) - I reviewed this film back in March - a completely unexpected surprise. Danny Trejo + Danny Glover turns out to be a big win.
Want to watch soon: James Gunn's SUPER (2010), DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO (2013), IRON SKY: Director's Cut (I've seen the original, but want to see the extended version).
RED STATE (2011) - Not an action film, this horror flick from Kevin Smith had been on my "need to see" list for quite sometime, especially since I have such a fondness for his earlier works. Dramatic and disturbing, this is no typical horror film, but a thriller that frightens based on the fact that it could actually happen. Victims lured in by a religious cult that echos the Westboro Baptist nuts and the David Koresh situation back in '93 should be a terrifying proposition for all.
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