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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

The Devil on Your Shoulder, Part I: You’re Not a Mistake

“These boys come in here, this is how they survive. They gotta fight for life — kill or be killed. People die in there! Your Daddy died in the ring…” American writer William Faulkner is credited as saying, “The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself.” I first stumbled … 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