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‘Rocky’ (1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1990, 2006): Franchise Review

Directed by: John G. Avildsen1, 5, Sylvester Stallone2-4, 6 || Produced by: Robert Chartoff1-5, Irwin Winkler1-6, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, Kevin King-Templeton [6] Screenplay by: Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone1-6, Talia Shire1-5, Burt Young1-6, Carl Weathers1-4, Burgess Meredith1-3, 5, Tony Burton1-6, Sage Stallone5, Milo Ventimiglia6, Mr. T3, Dolph Lundgren4, Tommy Morrison5 Music by: Bill … Continue reading

‘Last Blood’ (2019): Pleasant for Action Fans, Not So Much for Everybody Else

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner, Les Weldon Screenplay by: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Jaoquin Cosio, Oscar Jaenada Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Brendan Galvin || Edited by: Todd E. Miller, Carsten … Continue reading

‘Rambo II’ (1985): The Dumbass Sequel that Defined a Franchise

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos || Produced by: Buzz Feitshans Screenplay by: James Cameron, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson Music by: Jerry Goldsmith || Cinematography: Jack Cardiff || Edited by: Mark Goldblatt, Mark Helfrich || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 96 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Creed’ (2015): Embrace Your Legacy

Directed by: Ryan Coogler || Produced by: Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, William Chartoff, David Winkler Screenplay by: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington || Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Wood Harris, Graham McTavish, Andre Ward, Leo Sporino Music by: Ludwig Goransson || Cinematography: Maryse Alberti || … Continue reading

Diamonds in the Rough: Top Four Underrated Filmmakers

This is a companion piece to my other director-centric article, my picks for the Top Five Overrated Filmmakers, in which I discussed movie-directors who get way more critical support and fan-credit than they deserve. Today I’ll tackle the opposite end of the spectrum: Directors who have proved their worth, have made good (in some cases, … Continue reading

‘Rambo’ (2008): Stallone Unleashes the Beast

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson Screenplay by: Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, Ken Howard Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Glen MacPherson || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘The Expendables’ (2010): The 1980s Action Reunion We Deserved

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson Screenplay by: David Callaham, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie,¬†Gary Daniels, Charisma Carpenter, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Jeffrey L. … Continue reading

‘The Expendables 2’ (2012): Stallone Jumps the Shark

Directed by: Simon West || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Les Weldon Screenplay¬†by: Richard Wenk, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Shelly Johnson || … Continue reading