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Film, "The Expendables": Sly, Dolph, Jason, Jet, and friends get nostalgically brutal

"The Expendables": Sly, Dolph, Jason, Jet, and friends get nostalgically brutal

If the money's right, we don't care where the job is." So explains the leader of hired-gun task force the Expendables, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone). This credo lands Ross and his team in the Gulf of Aden as our story…
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Calendar, Night&Day New Blood

New Blood

In the 1980s, three Mississippi 12-year-olds famously spent six years filming a shot-for-shot VHS remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The misfit heroes of writer-director Garth Jennings's whimsical comedy Son of Rambow — two enterprising British schoolkids inspired by…
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Film, New Blood

New Blood

No adult has ever been able to codify what separates a good movie from a classic. In kid terms, though — those favored by Son of Rambow, a chipper tribute to the cinema as both supplier and repository of dreams…
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Film, A Gorier, Meaner, and Uglier Rambo

A Gorier, Meaner, and Uglier Rambo

A fourth Rambo? The question isn't "Why?" — it's "What took him so long?" Was America's avenging angel of meat planning to just sit out Fallujah and what we're cooking up for Iran and Syria? (Oops — pretend that last…
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