The Expendables, Step Up and Shadow Dancer

PUBLISHED: 09:16 12 September 2012

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone, left), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham, center) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews, right) in THE EXPENDABLES 2.  Photo credit: Frank Masi

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone, left), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham, center) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews, right) in THE EXPENDABLES 2. Photo credit: Frank Masi

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THE Expendables are back on Clevedon’s silver screen and this time it’s personal.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caeser (Terry Crews) – with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard – are reunited when Mr Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.

The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But, when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.

Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But, that is nothing compare to the justice they serve against the adversary who savagely murdered their brother.

Also starring, Arnold Shwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, the film will be shown at the Curzon cinema in Old Church Road at 7.45pm from Friday to Monday.

* The fourth in the series of Step Up dance extravaganzas, Miami Heat (PG) will be screened at the Clevedon venue at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In this instalment, a troupe of dancers must work together to prevent a callous businessman from developing their historic neighbourhood and displacing thousands of people.

* To be shown from Tuesday, Shadow Dancer (15) is set in the bitterly divided world of Northern Ireland in the 1990s and follows the story of a young mum forced to betray her beliefs.

The film stars Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson and Andrew Riseborough and is directed by James Marsh - most famed for directing the feature-length documentary Man on Wire.

During an aborted bomb attempt in London, Collette falls into the hands of an MI5 officer, Mac, who offers her a deal: turn informant or go to prison.

Fearing for her son’s welfare, she returns to Belfast where, betraying family and beliefs, she becomes a reluctant mole for British intelligence. As suspicion of Collette mounts and Mac takes increasing risks to protect her, both feel the net closing in.

Shadow Dancer will be shown at 2pm and 7.45pm on Tuesday and September 13, and at 7.45pm on September 12.

* For more details call the Curzon on 01275 871000 or visit www.curzon.org.uk


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