Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 87% (Audience) Directed By: David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Written By: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki and Willem DaFoe Studio: LionsGate Entertainment Synopsis:An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. – (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33% (Critics) / 96% (Audience) Directed By: Patrick Hughes Written By: Sylvester Stallone and Creighton Rothenberger Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson Studio: Lionsgate Pictures Synopsis:In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production. – (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21% (Critics) / 53% (Audience) Directed By: David Ayer Written By: David Ayer and Skip Woods Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Joe Maganiello and Mireille Enos Studio: Open Road Films
Synopsis: Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. – (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52% (Critics) / 80% (Audience) Directed By: Antoine Fuqua Written By: Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Rick Yune Studio: FilmDistrict
Synopsis: When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune. (Source)
On this International Women’s Day I would like to take the time to pay a little respect to the more than deserving but usually unheralded women who have kicked all manner of ass in action movies but who are not named Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, Beatrix Kiddo, Evelyn Salt, or the Ellen Ripley (lovely lady in the heavy machinery pictured above). So without further ado continue on to read my picks for the most underrated action heroines in movie history!