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Penis imagery: Like love, it's all around us.
Really, though, in movies, it's everywhere. And most likely, depending on the director, it's completely intentional. Yes, most of the directors you casually enjoy are actually perverted creep shows. Like Bruce Hornsby once so eloquently put it, that's just the way it is, folks. You had to learn sometime.
Don't believe us? Here are 20 not-so-subtle examples of phallic movie stills that will have you saying to yourself, "Wow, I didn't realize that Jean-Claude Van Damme with a Jheri curl could get any creepier."
'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' (2013)
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
Dolph Lundgren has been the consummate action star since the 1980s, when he burst onto the film scene in the Bond flick, "A View to a Kill," before playing Rocky's Russian nemesis Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" and He-Man in "Masters of the Universe."
He took on a different-than-usual challenge recently, playing the famous psychologist Dr. Sage Mennox in the ensemble comedy-drama, "Small Apartments."
Lundgren talked briefly with NextMovie about black hair dye, being honest with yourself, and which cast member of "The Expendables" would pose a threat to him in a fight. Get More »
There have been a lot of cool stories to come out of Hollywood in the last couple of years, but for our money one of the coolest is the sudden and unexpected career resurgence of Dolph Lundgren, who came out of nowhere (aka Europe) to reclaim his action star title with his turn as the despicable Gunnar Jensen in 2010's "The Expendables."
Now, Lundgren is kicking it into even higher gear with "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning," which reunites him with his "Expendables 2" co-star Jean-Claude Van Damme for the sixth (!) installment of their long-running sci-fi series. Get More »
Steven Seagal is a man of many talents: International movie star, TV action hero, part-time law enforcer and full-time ass kicker. He even sings the blues and made the ponytail look manly.
In his newest action flick "Maximum Conviction" – coming to DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 6th – Seagal teams with "Stone Cold"' Steve Austin to battle a team of elite mercenaries after the transportation of two inmates goes awry. The movie is vintage Seagal, complete epic gun fights, explosions, witty puns and all the bone-crunching Aikido one can handle in 90 minutes.
Taking a pause from breaking necks and limbs, Steven took the time to sit down with us and discuss upcoming projects, his thoughts on "The Expendables" franchise (hint: he doesn't love it) and the odds that we'll ever refer to him as President Seagal. Get More »
What exactly would you get if you took the intensity of "Taken 2" and merged it with the all-out action of "The Expendables 2?" Mayhem? Slaughter? A death toll bigger the the population of many European nations?
All of those seem like reasonable guesses, but thanks to "Saturday Night Live," we now know the real answer: Complete and utter hilarity. Get More »
Gina Carano is the first to take the leap.
Producer Adi Shankar seems serious about making what would be a dream come true for every action fan on the planet, and he's taken the first step toward making the proposed all-female riff on "The Expendables" a reality: He's gotten the former MMA champion to star in it, according to Variety.
Carano (who was known as 'Crush' on "American Gladiators") is the first of hopefully many "action-oriented actresses" to officially sign on to the project. For Shenkar, having the "Haywire" star involved was a no-brainer. Get More »
Ready For Action? And we mean that kind of "action."
Forget the all-female riff on "The Expendables" that's apparently now in development — it's the porn star version we really want to see! Well, maybe "see" is too strong a word ... it would be amusing to know that it at least exists, right?
Just think about it: Every, er, "action scene" in the movie ends with an explosion. Now this is just the kind of thing that's needed to shake up (or blow up, rather) the adult entertainment industry.
Check out the poster below, courtesy of our own adult film star, Old Red Jalopy. And let your imagination take you where it will.
What happens when you put the greatest action heroes of all time into one movie? You get the epic explosion of badassery that is "The Expendables 2."
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme lead this sequel to the successful 2010 action film about a band of hired mercenaries. Although they're one cohesive unit, with so much testosterone gathered in one movie, we couldn't help but pit these actors against each other to see who can really be considered the most badass, based on their fighting style, muscle mass, studliness, weapons expertise and one-liners from their entire filmographies.
Whether they're a martial arts master, a skilled sniper or a bodacious bodybuilder, read on to see who's really the least expendable of "The Expendables 2" cast. Get More »
"The Expendables" is a lot of things: A hard-charging action flick, a surprise box office blockbuster, a showcase ensemble for some of the biggest (and oldest) stars of the 1980s. It is not, however, literature. Sure, it's dumb fun watching Sylvester Stallone and his muscled buddies blow up stuff while dropping random, clunky non sequiturs, but "The Expendables" isn't exactly Shakespeare or anything, right?
Still, there's at least one person out there who wants the world to know he could have written something as good as "The Expendables" -- and now Reuters is reporting that screenwriter Marcus Webb is suing Stallone for copyright infringement to prove it.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but can it stand up to an AR-15 with a grenade launcher attachment?