You wouldn't think there's only two weeks of Christmas shopping left, as this may be the sparsest week for new releases in recent memory.
The biggest film for grown-ups this week by default, The Expendables 2 arrives on Blu-ray, complete with its mega-cast of action movie icons. The first film had its fans, but also had some serious narrative flaws. Now that Stallone has relinquished control of the director's chair (passing the duties over to Con Air director Simon West), he hopefully spent more time writing characters who aren't just one-dimensional meatheads and Jason Statham being Jason Statham. Of course, this time around there's a whole new bunch of jaded action stars joining the team (I still don't get why the addition of Chuck Norris was such a highly publicised thing, but then I've never been a fan of his work and/or beard), with the bulked up roles for Willis and in particular Schwarzenegger an interesting prospect for fans of '80s action movies.
At this point I'd normally include the film's trailer, but I really don't want to. It's better if you read The Shiznit's summation of the whole thing here.