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Sylvester Stallone

First Blood has to be one of the most distressing movies ever made. Things go badly for John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) from the very first scene, and it only gets worse from there. After learning tha…
Sooo, I finally saw Rambo. It was fine. Okay, it wasn't fine. It wasn't fine at all. It made me mad. And I know it got decent reviews and was less crappy than anyone dreamed, but Sly TOTALLY missed …
I don't recall ever having standards, but at some point in my young life, I must have decided that 96% action and 4% dialogue was a bad ratio for a movie. I remember feeling that Rambo didn't hold a c…
After revisiting First Blood I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on the sequel. You can imagine my horror when I got it home and the tape wouldn't play. I practically dropped to my knees and sho…
We first meet Adonis Creed as a troubled twelve year old whose father (Apollo) died before he was born and whose mother has also passed away. Though intelligent, Adonis is constantly acting out and re…
It's probably a sign of weak character, but I'm usually kind of a sucker for stunt casting. I mean, how is it not a great idea to put everyone with a SAG card into one movie?! It's like a big old game…
As Rocky III begins, we get a taste of the excess that defines Rocky IV. Years after taking the heavyweight championship from Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa is on top of the world. He's mastered the world…
Rocky IV embodies the best and worst qualities of the Rocky series. As such, it's as fun to make fun of as it is genuinely enjoyable. The movie is wrapped around the soundtrack like an elaborate music…
After reliving the fight against Ivan Drago, we meet up with Rocky in the locker room. He's showering by himself, and can't seem to stop shaking. Finally he sits down on a bench, and sends for Adrian.…
Rocky is a film so iconic, so ingrained into our collective consciousness that it feels like we've seen it whether we have or not. Who doesn't recognize the classic theme song "Gonna Fly Now", know th…
As Rocky movies go, Rocky Balboa is most like Rocky II. You wind up laughing at parts of it, but also find yourself genuinely moved by it. Though it's impossible to recapture the magic of the original…
When Rocky says that he's a dumb guy in the first movie, you're inclined to go, "Aww, you are not." He may be uneducated, and he may be a little simple, but he's intelligent in all the ways that count…
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