Tag Archives: Sylvester Stallone

Demolition Man

THE FUTURE ISN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF THEM.  In 2032, violent criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) is thawed from his cryogenic sleep for a parole hearing, but escapes; desperate for help, the police also thaw John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), Phoenix’s arch-nemesis, a cop sentenced for manslaughter. A futuristic action movie with a sense … Continue reading Demolition Man

John G. Avildsen, Friend of Underdogs

Director John G. Avildsen died yesterday at the age of 81. He will always be remembered for making Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984). In the interviews above, Avildsen talks about the lessons he’s learned behind the camera. Words of wisdom for filmmaking students. Born in Illinois, Avildsen picked up a thing or two from working as … Continue reading John G. Avildsen, Friend of Underdogs

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

THIS SUMMER, THE GALAXY WON’T SAVE ITSELF.  When Rocket steals valuable batteries from a hostile race, the Guardians of the Galaxy are hunted – and saved by a man (Kurt Russell) who claims to be Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father. This 3D sequel delivers exactly what fans of the first movie expect – colorful battles … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Creed

YOUR LEGACY IS MORE THAN A NAME. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of legendary heavyweight champ Apollo Creed, talks his father’s one-time rival and best friend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) into training him. After six Rocky movies, Stallone was done… but then came the talented director of Fruitvale Station (2013) and convinced him … Continue reading Creed

Judge Dredd

ONE MAN IS JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.  In the 2080s, most of mankind live in huge “Mega-Cities” where crime is rampant; Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) works as virtually a one-man army, serving as a cop, judge and executioner. The director’s first Hollywood movie disappointed fans of the original comic book. The action is well paced … Continue reading Judge Dredd

The Expendables 3

NEW TEAM. NEW ATTITUDE. NEW MISSION. When the CIA learns that one of the original Expendables (Mel Gibson), who went rogue and was presumed dead, has resurfaced, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) assembles a new team to capture him. The first film in the series to get a PG-13 rating, which to the disappointment of many … Continue reading The Expendables 3

Rocky V

GO FOR IT! After the last movie’s big fight in the Soviet Union, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) returns home with a brain damage and few financial assets; he starts training a young, promising boxer (Tommy Morrison)… A completely superfluous sequel that tries to connect with the simplicity of the first film. Offers the novelty of Stallone … Continue reading Rocky V

Rocky IV

GET READY FOR THE NEXT WORLD WAR. Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) wants a comeback in the ring and decides to fight an intimidating Soviet boxer (Dolph Lundgren); the disastrous consequences pulls Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) into the biggest bout of his life. It’s possible to view this third sequel, the most bankable of them all, as … Continue reading Rocky IV

Rocky III

A FIGHTER. A LOVER. A LEGEND. THE GREATEST CHALLENGE.  Heavyweight champ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is challenged by a young, very aggressive fighter (Mr. T) and fails to see that the right attitude plays a huge part in winning… Much like Rocky has been shaped by wealth and success, this is a very slick chapter … Continue reading Rocky III

Rocky II

THERE IS ONE FIGHT LEFT. HE MUST WIN IT WITH HIS HANDS… SHE MUST WIN IT WITH HER HEART. After the sensational fight that almost ended Apollo Creed’s (Carl Weathers) career, the champ feels humiliated and demands a rematch; Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) refuses at first. After two box-office failures, Stallone returned to the concept that … Continue reading Rocky II

Rocky: Rise of an Italian Stallion

YOU HAVE A RINGSIDE SEAT FOR THE BLOODIEST BICENTENNIAL IN HISTORY! At the 1977 Academy Awards, Sylvester Stallone and Muhammad Ali staged a comic brawl as a way of showing that Ali had no ill feelings toward this fresh Hollywood star. When Stallone wrote Rocky and created a larger-than-life heavyweight champ, he was inspired by … Continue reading Rocky: Rise of an Italian Stallion