The action ensemble flick The Expendables took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office raking in $35 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film, written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone and directed by Stallone, is an homage to many of the blockbuster films from the 1980s and '90s. It stars action-movie veterans Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, as well as actors newer to the genre, such as Jason Statham and Jet Li.
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FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) is looking for revenge after his partner is brutally murdered by the assassin Rogue (Jet Li). It's been three years since the murder, and Crawford is prepared to do anything to capture Rogue after he discovers the assassin is back in San Francisco. Crawford's pursuit will put him in the middle of a conflict between two Asian gangs, and he must be prepared to go to war if he wants to avenge his partner's death.Extras on this Blu-ray release include "The War Chest" (never-before-seen footage available in movie, or through menus), "Scoring War," Visual Commentary with director Philip G. Atwell, Audio Commentary with writers Lee Anthony Smith and Gregory J. Bradley, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, "The War Zone" trivia track, Yakuza Fighter game and behind-the-scenes FX Bonus. I really enjoyed listening to the "The War Zone" trivia track, which is filled with interesting information on the location, stunts, and actors in the movie. It also includes shor...read more
Six Feet Under alum (and star of Fox's upcoming Return of Jezebel James) Lauren Ambrose will voice KW, one of the giant creatures in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are. Ambrose replaces Michelle Williams, whose voice was deemed a not-so-perfect match with the producers' vision.... Disney Feature Animation's Bolt (nee American Dog, and featuring the voices of John Travolta and Susie Essman), will be released in 3-D when it opens next Thanksgiving.... Jet Li will net 100 million juan (about $13 million) for his next movie, The Warlords, marking a record for an actor in a Chinese-language film.read more