YOU HAVE TO admire the generosity of "Expendables" honcho Sylvester Stallone, hiring hard-to-employ tarnished stars like Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes.
In the first scene of "E3," Stallone's mercenaries stage a jail break to liberate Snipes, who gets to make a joke about tax evasion. Gibson is the movie's heavy, a back-from-the-dead character who is highly skilled but possibly deranged, so Mel is playing himself.
Stallone, though, is maybe too generous. He also makes room for Harrison Ford, who doesn't need the job or the money, and Kelsey Grammer. You get why Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham have jobs here, they fit the aging action star profile. But "Frasier?"