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PHIL vs BILL Sanitised violence was blamed for the third in the geriatric gunslingers franchise punching below its weight of action greats at the box office. Yet it’s this softening of the blows that helps to make Expendables 3 more enjoyable and less offensive than its predecessors. That and a wittier screenplay, with the ‘80s old guard — Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Snipes, Lundgren — squaring off against the ambitious young turks they recruit to help capture warmonger Mel Gibson for black ops boss Harrison Ford. But the most inspired casting is Kelsey Grammer as a gun-for-hire headhunter, whose grizzled charm amusingly leavens the wall-to-wall brawn. The mostly expendable extras include a making-of hour, gag reel and extended scene.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3: $$1/2 Directed by Patrick Hughes. Written by: Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson. So you’re a crane operator in Mogadishu and the foreman says, “Hey Jama, unload that container ship over there.” So you go, “Sure thing boss,” or whatever the Somalian equivalent is when […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: July 2-8

HDTV Movie Premieres: July 2-8

The Matrix: Sky Movies Greats, 8.30pm Saturday. Quantum physics is made entertaining in this sci-fi sensation about a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who’s reborn as a cyberspace messiah chosen to save the world from a 21st century machine-made Armageddon. Some may question the finer “neural” nuances but the furious special effects are fantastic while dominatrix […]

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