Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Next year's movie highlights (1)

Last week The Times pushed out a piece about the top 50 films of 2010, featuring the flicks most likely to dominate the box office next year.

What bloke of my generation won't be counting down the days to the release of The Expendables, a veritable caboodle of 80s action talent, starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and the Governator himself, Armold Schwarzenegger.

Comparative newcomers Jet Li and Jason Statham will tag along in this tale of a crack team of mercenaries dispatched to deal with a latino warlord. (Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke have also been cast as period furniture.)

In discussion the other day Surfer and I agreed that Jean Claude Van Damme and Stephen Segal are going to be the most obvious ommissions from this class reunion, though perhaps they graced a slightly later period.

Surfer was vehement that a seat should have been found for Segal, but I've always considered him a bit of a C-word and that it's the 'Muscles from Brussels' who recently demonstrated a capacity for laughing at a joke when he himself was the punchline.

Chuck Norris clearly has too many commitments with Fox News.

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