New Rambo

Plus: How She Move and Meet the Spartans

By Bill White on January 24, 2008


Sylvester Stallone last year breathed new life into the “Rocky” series. Now, he turns to resurrecting his Rambo character. It would excite me if the film revisits the ideas of the original “First Blood” rather than the rescue, shoot-up nonsense the series evolved into.

In the new film, John Rambo is now living in Thailand. He is asked to rescue a group of Christian aid workers who are captured and tortured by a sadistic Burmese major and his followers. He reluctantly, of course, agrees. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language

How She Move

After the death of her sister, a high school student leaves her safe private school life and returns to her crime infested neighborhood where she rekindles a passion for step-dancing. Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language.

Meet the Spartans

A spoof of last year’s epic “300” from the same guys that brought you “Scary Movie,” “Date Movie” and “Epic Movie.” Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and comic violence.