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There's nothing quite as unedifying as watching Eighties Hollywood beefcakes still trying to muscle in on action films

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Out of action: The Expendables has thrown cinema back to the bad old days of muscle-bound 1980s bombast

Did you really think the macho overkill of 1980s cinema had been terminated? As 'The Expendables' lumbers on to the big screen, Shane Danielsen laments the return of the steroidal action epic

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Stallone joins US invasion of French ghettoes

The actor Sylvester Stallone will venture tomorrow to a place where even his tough-guy alter-egos Rambo and Rocky might fear to tread: the suburbs of greater Paris.

Moat's brother describes 'cry of anguish' from man who suffered too much

Family suggest police Taser caused rain-soaked fugitive's death

Police round up 'Russian Rambo' gang

Two gunmen have died during a five-hour siege with Russian police.

A new Eagle has landed, hopes the British creator of Kick Ass

Judging by the nine-picture deal which Samuel L Jackson has apparently signed to reprise the Iron Man films' eyepatch-wearing superspy Nick Fury, the appetite for US superhero films isn't expected to die down soon, with outings for Kenneth Branagh's Thor, Captain America and The Avengers also in the pipeline.

Album: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Blood & Fire (Black Records)

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Explosive return of the all-action heroes

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