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  • Film Review: 'The Expendables 3'

    In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3" like you need a kick in the...
  • 'Expendables 2′ Director Simon West Turns to Crowdfunding for 'Salty'

    Action specialist Simon West has turned to crowdfunding to finance his action-comedy "Salty" -- with backers receiving an actual stake. The British director made the announcement Wednesday on the U.K. SyndicateRoom crowdfunding platform through a video...
  • Watch: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Snipes in 'Expendables 3′ Trailer

    Get ready for one last ride. The full trailer for the third installment of the Sylvester Stallone-fronted action hero franchise has been released, showing plenty of brawn and brawls from Sly and fellow stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Terry...
  • EuropaCorp's Full-Year Results: Revenue Rise 14%, Net Profit Fall 19.4%

    PARIS- In a fiscal year marked by its expansion into the U.S. market, among numerous growth operations, Luc Besson and Christophe Lambert's EuropaCorp posted 211.8 million Euros ($288 million) in revenue, fueled by international sales and TV production....
  • 'Expendables 3′ World Premiere Set for Aug. 4 in London

    Lionsgate has set the world premiere of "The Expendables 3" -- which has one of the most massive action star casts in memory -- for Aug. 4 in London. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews,...
  • CANNES: EuropaCorp Secures $450 million credit facility To Bolster Its Expansion Into The U.S. Market

    CANNES- After announcing a joint distribution venture with Relativity Media earlier this year, EuropaCorp has now inked with J.P. Morgan, SunTrust Bank and OneWest Bank to secure a new $450 million credit facility, plus a $100 million accordion. Deal...
  • Neeson, Johannson, Costner Power Up Luc Besson's EuropaCorp Revenues

    CANNES - Powered by English-language actioners - Liam Neeson's "Taken" and "Taken 2," now Scarlett Johansson sci-fier "Lucy" - plus high-end TV drama production, Luc Besson's Gallic major EuropaCorp punched €213.1 million ($290.4 million) in 2013/14...
  • EuropaCorp CEO Talks Company's New Focus on English-Language Films

    When Christophe Lambert was tapped CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp in 2010, he got a lukewarm welcome from the local film industry. Indeed, he was best known as a leading advertising exec with ties to France's then-president Nicolas Sarkozy. Since then,...
  • 'The Expendables 2'

    Another entertaining reunion of action movie veterans is supplied by this sequel, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as the leader of a band of troubleshooters whose latest mission turns personal when they lose one of their own. The tragedy...
  • List of films and release dates in summer 2012

    List of films and release dates in summer 2012
    May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
  • Movie Review: The Mechanic

     
    Jason Statham is put on fine display in Simon West's remake of the Charles Bronson hired-killer thriller, “The Mechanic.” We're treated to the Statham stare, the Statham strut. And the Statham sternum. Because Statham wouldn't be Statham...
  • Film review: 'The Mechanic' lacks a few tools

     
    Without achieving Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Willis levels of superstardom, the hard-working Jason Statham has become arguably the most reliable action star in Hollywood. And, while he's done remakes before (“The Italian Job,” “Death Race...