New Movies This Week Incl Expendable Action Heroes, and More

by on August 16, 2012

in Entertainment

New Movies This WeekHey, here’s a late entry from us here at, and that’s the new movies coming out on Friday, August 17th. (OMG, it’s already mid-August?)

First up,

The Expendables 2

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

It stars anyone who has ever been an action hero!  Well, maybe not everyone, but it’s a packed cast of old and new butt-kickers.

The movie even has a Joss Whedon alumni in the mix!

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins and

Charisma Carpenter!

Then there’s the animated movie called


A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

It has the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, John Goodman and many more.

Then we have a Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston starring movie called


Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

And if you’re a Jesse Eisenberg fan, you might consider catching him in…

Why Stop Now

When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

Cast includes Melissa Leo, & Tracy Morgan.

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Movie production status updateProduction Status Updates

If you’re curious what state some movies are in, or to see some upcoming titles a few years out, here’s where some (select) movies are in their state of production:

(If you want to know about any movie that might be in some form of production, ask away and I’ll try to get you some information.)

·     Fifty Shades of Grey
·     Captain America: The Winter Soldier (apr 2014)
·     The Avengers 2 (may 2015)
·     Justice League
·     Jurassic Park IV (2014)

·     The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (nov 2013)
·     The Hangover Part III (may 2013)
·     The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (aug 2013)
·     RoboCop (aug 2013) [Not hearing good things about this one.]
·     X-Men: Days of Future Past (jul 2014)

·     Iron Man 3 (may 2013) [prod delay due to Downey Jr. injuring ankle]
·     The Fast and the Furious 6 (may 2013)
·     Thor: The Dark World (nov 2013)
·     Grown Ups 2 (jul 2013)
·     The Wolverine (jul 2013)

·     Man of Steel (jun 2013)
·     The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (dec 14, 2012)
·     Skyfall (nov 9, 2012)
·     Zero Dark Thirty (dec 19, 2012)
·     Lincoln (nov 16, 2012)

·     The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (     16 November 2012)
·     This Is 40 (21 December 2012)
·     Red Dawn (21 November 2012)
·     Cloud Atlas (26 October 2012)
·     Taken 2 (5 October 2012)

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