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"Terminator: Genisys": Hasta la vista, franchise reboot potential

Published July 12, 2015

Whenever some pop cultural hallmark gets a shiny new Hollywood remake or reboot, the Internet's response is always the same, to the point that you might as well give it its own key on the keyboard: "They're destroying my childhood!" In all cases, it's complete hyperbolic fanboy spazzing - all, except for maybe the case of "Terminator: Genisys" (the silly bonus y nicely echoing my main line of thought while watching the movie).

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Arnie's comeback turns ugly in "Sabotage"

Published April 15, 2014

"Sabotage" finds Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly pushing his persona in a new direction. It's not simply that the film is unexpectedly more murder mystery than action thriller; "Sabotage" is easily the meanest, most vulgar and most violent movie on Arnold's resume. Credit where credit is due for trying something new, but considering the film's brainlessly scummy ugliness, it qualifies merely as a not-quite-noble failure.

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Schwarzenegger outmuscles Stallone in dumb fun "Escape Plan"

Published Oct. 23, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have spent the better part of the last decade trying to convince audiences that they're not over the hill quite yet, and in the process have only proven the opposite. "Escape Plan," from director Mikael Hafstrom, would seem to say there's a little bit of life still left in these two lumpy, wrinkled action stars. Well, one of them at least.

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Get to tha choppa!: Arnold's finest five films

Published Jan. 17, 2013

It's hard to argue against the Governator's peculiar brand of on-screen charisma, especially back in his heyday. And when that uniquely compelling presence combined with a decent movie, the results were explosive. Case in point: the following five films, which are the best from the inimitable action artist known simply as Ahnold.

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