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The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned for another interplanetary adventure, having decided to stick together after forming an unbreakable bond on their last journey. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Gamora and Groot (well... Baby Groot) are back but this time they are not alone. They are joined by Gamora's cynical and formerly evil sister Nebula, initially as a prisoner but then as a fully-fledged member of the team. Ravagers leader Yondu Udonta also join them, though not without trying to kill them first, and a new face in the form of Mantis is also among the new arrivals. Mantis happens to be the adoptive daughter of Ego - a mysterious being who Peter meets on his latest quest, and discovers that he is in fact his father. The team come against plenty of adversaries on their new adventures, but nothing compares to this confusing and unexpected meeting.
Sylvester Stallone drops out of 'The Expendables' franchise.
The end of 'The Expendables' is very probably nigh, as Sylvester Stallone announces his sudden departure from the series. This is likely to have an extremely different if not devastating effect on the franchise as a whole, as he's been a key player in the films from the start.
Sylvester Stallone at pre-Grammy Gala
He will now not be involved in 'The Expendables 4', marked for cinematic release in 2018. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham have both been confirmed for the next installment, but Sylvester will forfeit a paycheck of upwards of $20 million, according to Deadline, because of disagreements with producer Avi Lerner.
Continue reading: Just How 'Expendable' Is Sylvester Stallone To Film Franchise?
It's been two months since the Guardians of the Galaxy defeated the evil Ronan, and their prize is freedom and a clean criminal record. Finally. These guys are truly inseparable now; Baby Groot's (Vin Diesel) rebirth has meant that he has a lot of growing up to do and is relying on Rocket (Bradley Cooper) to keep him on the straight and narrow (not that he's great with kids or anything), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) hasn't changed a bit and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who is still using the name Star Lord, has started to develop seriously cuddly feelings towards the feisty Gamora (Zoe Saldana). Their latest mission is to track down Quill's alien father, but they are not alone. Joining them on their new galactic journey is Gamora's changeable sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), Quill's (kind of) adoptive father Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker) and antennaed newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff).
The actor was reported to be Trump’s top choice for the position of National Endowment for the Arts chairman.
Responding to reports that he was in line for the role, the Rocky star said he would rather devote his time to helping veterans.
Sylvester Stallone will not be working for Donald Trump
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Would Not Accept Donald Trump Job Offer
Trump has reportedly offered Stallone the post of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
In a move likely to raise more than a few eyebrows, Rocky legend Sylvester Stallone is reportedly being tapped by president-elect Donald Trump to take on the incoming administration’s senior arts role. Yes, really.
According to sources speaking to Dailymail.com on Thursday (December 15th), Trump has approached 70 year Stallone to be the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that dishes out funds to aspiring artists and creative projects.
Sylvester Stallone is reportedly mulling over an offer to become Donald Trump's senior arts man
Continue reading: Donald Trump Reportedly Offers Sylvester Stallone Senior Arts Role
Fans were left shocked and upset on social media when the actor’s death was falsely reported.
Rocky star Sylvester Stallone is alive and well, following a sick death hoax which spread on social media over the weekend. While the actor has not referenced the hoax, he returned to Instagram on Saturday posting a fun pic of himself posing with champion boxer Sergey “Krusher"Kovzalev.
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Share Fun Pic On Social Media After Death Hoax
Whitehall claimed that he had "consoled" Stallone after he failed to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar as had been predicted.
One of the most bizarre and unlikely celebrity feuds of the year has emerged, with Sylvester Stallone hitting out at British comedian Jack Whitehall and accusing him of “distorting lies” after he recounting meeting the 69 year old star at the Oscars in February.
Speaking to The Mirror earlier this week, the 27 year old presenter and funnyman joked that he had cheered up Stallone after he had failed to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor last month. Stallone had been hotly tipped to win, but lost out to Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge of Spies.
Jack Whitehall has gotten into a feud with Sylvester Stallone
The ‘Creed’ star is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Academy Awards.
Sylvester Stallone has admitted he considered boycotting this year’s Academy Awards because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The Creed star is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category, but his co-star Michael B. Jordan and the film’s director Ryan Coogler both missed out on nominations.
Sylvester Stallone with Michael B. Jordan in Creed.
“Certainly, there is a universal law of existence. You either adapt or cease to exist. Adaptation and evolving were definitely necessary,” Stallone said when asked about the Academy’s new measures to diversify their membership (via Entertainment Weekly).
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Admits He Considered Oscars Boycott
While this film is basically Rocky VII, it's also much more than that, and perhaps the best in the series as it tells a standalone story with energy and skill. Reteaming writer-director Ryan Coogler with actor Michael B. Jordan after their underrated gem Fruitvale Station, this pulsing drama is also one of the best boxing movies in recent memory, harking back to classics in the genre while reinventing them with textured storytelling and raw performances.
Jordan plays Adonis, who never met his father, the iconic boxer Apollo Creed. He also refuses to take his surname, even after being adopted by Apollo's widow (Phylicia Rashad) and raised in a Los Angeles mansion with a great education. But he also can't resist the temptation to box, starting out in backroom Tijuana brawls. Finally he realises that something's got to give, so he heads to Philadelphia to explore his roots, meeting his father's former friend and rival Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and asking him to teach him a few tricks to help further his career. But Rocky is battling his own issues, so these two mismatched men push each other forward. Adonis finds romance with the feisty Bianca (Thompson), and Rocky decides to help Adonis train to face the tough British champ (Tony Bellew).
The essence of this story is that we have to make peace with the past to move on to the future. This is woven into the script beautifully, without ever preaching, as Coogler encourages the audience to constantly see what's happening beneath the surface. This requires the actors to deliver unusually complex performances, and Jordan is wonderfully conflicted as a man whose inner nice guy is warring against his own history. Stallone, meanwhile, delivers one of his best performances ever as the sardonic, battered champion. He's relaxed and open, reminding us why we fell in love with Rocky to begin with.
Continue reading: Creed Review
Stallone found the time to thank Rocky Balboa, but not 'Creed's director Ryan Coogler or star Michael B. Jordan, which some found unacceptable.
Two days after he noticeably forgot to thank the director and lead actor of Creed when he won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone has taken to social media to put right his omission and thank Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan.
On Sunday night, when he scooped his first ever Golden Globe, the 69 year old actor thanked a handful of people, including his agent, his wife and kids and his “best friend” Rocky Balboa (who he said he still has “conversations” with every night). However, he left out director Coogler, and the lead actor Michael B. Jordan, whose character Stallone trains in the boxing movie.
Sylvester Stallone at the Golden Globes 2016
Ratchet is a little Lombax with big plans for himself. The galaxy where he lives has become threatened by an evil villain Ratchet knows he must do something. When Captain Qwark announces that the galactic rangers are on the lookout for a special new recruit, Ratchet thinks he's just the guy for the job. Sure, he doesn't have any experience and is ultra-small compared to the other heroes in the rangers but that won't deter Ratchet from applying.
Turned down by his all-time hero, Captain Qwark, Ratchet decides he's not going to give up that easily. Both he and his new smart talking friend Clank must find their inner courage and become part of a battle to save the galaxy from complete inhalation.
Ratchet And Clank the movie is based on the still popular video game which originally came out in 2002 for the PS2.
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Sylvester Stallone posted a video showing Jordan getting knocked out, for real, by Liverpudlian boxer Tony Bellew.
Creed star Michael B. Jordan has been maintaining throughout all the promotional work he’s done for his new movie that he’s not actually a boxer, but an actor. However, he sure does look convincing as a real-life pugilist, particularly in a new video posted by co-star Sylvester Stallone.
Stallone, 69, released a short clip on Twitter of Jordan warming up in the ring with English professional cruiserweight boxer Tony Bellew, who promptly unleashed a right hook and knocked Jordan unconscious – for real! Talk about suffering for your art.
Filming took place in Liverpool at the start of 2015, with Bellew playing Jordan’s English opponent ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan.
Continue reading: Michael B. Jordan Really Did Get Knocked Out While Filming 'Creed'
Stallone will be co-produced a one-hour drama special exploring the relationship between Rambo and his son for Fox Studios.
Currently basking in the box office success of Creed, Sylvester Stallone’s other famous movie franchise Rambo is also reported to be getting a revival on the small screen with a new TV series in the works, to be co-produced by the actor himself.
A series revolving around the Vietnam veteran and his son, entitled ‘Rambo: New Blood’, is in the pipeline at Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 69 year old is rumoured to have agreed to work as a co-producer on the project, but hasn’t committed to putting on the iconic red bandanna once more.
Sylvester Stallone at the recent world premiere of 'Creed'
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Attached To Co-Produce New 'Rambo' TV Series
It's one of the best sports for film.
The sequel to the 'Rocky' franchise 'Creed' has proved to be one of the champions at the box office during its opening week, which is just as well given the gruelling preparation Michael B. Jordan undertook to get ready for the role. And whilst it's an exciting tale about the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's former rival and friend, it's got us thinking about some of the best boxing films there have been.
Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone team up in 'Creed'
It's a popular subject in sports dramas - after all, who doesn't love a good fist fight? And martial arts have always played a big part in movies. Filmmakers just can't seem to put down the gloves, but it's easy to see why:
Continue reading: 9 Must-See Boxing Films If You Loved 'Creed'
The 'Rocky' legend made friends with tourists and soccer fans while filming for 'Creed', the seventh film in the series.
Picture the scene: a group of tourists like any other visit Philadelphia and decide to run up the iconic ‘Rocky steps’. So far, so so. But when they got to the top, they got much more than they could possibly have bargained for: a picture with Rocky himself!
Speaking on Tuesday, 22 year old tourist Peter Rowe said that he and two friends ran up the steps at the city’s Museum of Art on Saturday, only to find Sylvester Stallone at the top. Once in a lifetime photo opportunity duly taken.
Sylvester Stallone has been making friends while filming for 'Creed'
No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
Continue reading: Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum
Double the cast - double the fun?
Sylvester Stallone and his franchise for ageing action stars is back! Yes, the gang has nearly doubled for the latest Expendables adventure, stirring in big-named oldies along with fresh blood. The plot may not make any sense, and this one's been chopped down to a PG-13, but with a cast this beefy, you don't want to miss it.
Stallone returns as star and cowriter, along with previous cohorts Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. The notable no-show this time is Bruce Willis, who is rumoured to have asked for $1 million per day to return, apparently prompting Stallone to tweet, "Greedy and lazy ...... a sure formula for career failure."
Continue reading: The Expendables 3 Reassembles The Troops
The Expendables are back.
We sort of got the point ofThe Expendables(2010). It was fun, nostalgic and silly. Most people enjoyed it - which Sylvester Stallone took as "please make another one". So, we gotThe Expendables 2. It was decent. Visually, it was probably better than the first - but let's get things clear, nobody - nobody - wanted The Expendables 3.
The Expendables 3 cast
And yet here we are. Telling you that The Expendables 3 isn't very good. It stars Stallone and Jason Statham as Barney and Christmas - going head-to-head Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Conrad founded the Expendables years ago but sadly became a ruthless arms trader who Barney must now apparently kill.
Continue reading: Boneheaded 'Expendables 3' Isn't Fooling Anybody
Sylvester Stallone hates guns.
A huge proportion of those hitting the cinemas this weekend will be watching Sylvester Stallone shooting people's heads off in a bid to defeat the fearsome....uh..Mel Gibson. Though despite his on-screen persona as an all-action beefcake, Sylvester Stallone is actually one of the NRA's biggest enemies. In fact, Stallone is without doubt the biggest anti-gun star working in Hollywood.
Sylvester Stallone hates guns
"Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you're gonna have," the actor famously said. "It's pathetic. It really is pathetic. It's sad. We're living in the Dark Ages [in America]."
The Expendables 3 leak has rocked Lionsgate - but are they going after the wrong guys?
Lexi Alexander, the director of Green Street Hooligans and Punisher, has been blogging about the recent pre-release leaking of The Expendables 3, and it makes for interesting reading. Lionsgate has been in meltdown for the past week or so after Sylvester Stallone's action-romp made its way online - in good quality.
The cast of 'The Expendables 3'
The studio is going after pretty much everyone, including Google, over the leak, but shouldn't it be searching out the person who stole the footage in the first place? Alexander - who has previously campaigned for the release of Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde - blogged, ".okay, you want to be mad at the kid in Sweden or Australia for uploading your movie? Go for it. Oh wait, in cases like Expendables 3 it's actually someone here in Hollywood leaking it."
Continue reading: So, Who Leaked 'The Expendables 3'? Lexi Alexander Might Know
Scroll for pictures from the premiere
The sun beamed down on a range of A-Z-list celebs last night (August 4) as The Expendables 3 enjoyed its world premiere in London.
As well as the film’s stars, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Kellan Lutz, a bunch of celebs trampled the red carpet ahead of the film's world premiere including Jonathan Ross, who made some seriously questionable fashion choices.
The all-out action film, currently enjoying a third outing, sees many of Hollywood’s favorite stars combine. At 68, you would think Stallone is coming to end of his stunt career. He, on the other hand, has different ideas.
Continue reading: The Expendables 3 World Premiere [Pictures]
With some criticising The Hobbit for spreading over three films, what other franchises have gone on for a long time?
The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien story over two films; however, in 2012, director Peter Jackson confirmed his plans for a third film; some six years after the two-film decision had been made.
Director of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson, originally thought the franchise would only spread across two films
Was this to enhance viewers’ experience of the story or was it because three films make more money than two? Audiences will never know. They will instead have to settle with a narrative with a lot less to say than The Lord of the Rings trilogy over the same number of motion pictures; with the final chapter in the piece, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, released in the UK on 12 December.
Continue reading: Film Franchises That Go On Forever
Say what you want about the movies, but at least the actors know how to make a memorable entrance.
Tanks at Cannes – if anyone could pull it off, it had to be Sly Stallone and company. Stallone and Expendables 3 costars made their arrival, riding along the Croisette in the French city in two massive Soviet tanks. Sure, it didn’t do anything to help the already terrible traffic in Cannes around festival time, but it did contribute to the film’s eye-popping promotional bill of $2 million, spent over the course of the festival.
Sylvester Stallone shows his support for the efforts to rescue over 200 girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria.
Besides the tank stunt, admittedly one of the better ideas to come out of a Hollywood promo team, the $2 million budget also included a promo of clips from the movie and a star-studded press conference at the Carlton hotel. The press conference featured almost all the stars of the film (and the tank stunt) including returning heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren, as well as new recruits Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammar. Nu Image and Millenium Films must be working on a very liberal budget this time around.
Continue reading: Cast Of "Expendables 3" Tanks At Cannes. Literally.
The Hunger Games shoots in Paris, Warren Beatty films his Hughes biopic in L.A., and Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell hit the set in Dublin. Trailers reveal more of The Expendables 3 and the Ninja Turtles reboot. And there's a back-stage glimpse of The Giver, while new clips build anticipation for X-men: Days of Future Past...
In Paris, Jennifer Lawrence was caught on camera as she shot scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 involving a huge crowd of elaborately costumed extras. The hotly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1 opens this coming November, with Part 2 coming in 2015. Check out photos from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' film set in Paris - May 2014.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Warren Beatty was shooting his new Howard Hughes movie out on the streets where photographers caught Matthew Broderick and a glammed-up Lily Collins at work. The still-untitled film centres on an affair the elderly Hughes (played by Beatty) had with a younger woman. Costars include Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklyn Decker, Oliver Platt and Candice Bergen. The film will be out next year. Take a look at the photos of Lily Collins and Matthew Broderick prep for filming 'Untitled Warren Beatty Project' - May 2014.
Go and see Inside Llewyn Davis instead - that's really good
Why do Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone do this king of thing? They’re both revered as legends of cinema, to be remembered forever for their classic turns as Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta, Rocky and Rambo respectively, so why do they both insist on doing truly awful films like Grudge Match?
Why, why, why Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone?
The short answer would involve the words, money, loads of it, and payday, but there’s a sneaking suspicion that these Hollywood stalwarts actually think the constant slew of unfunny, unimaginative reboot/reunion movies are a good idea – like they’ve got an ounce of artistic integrity attached to them. They don’t.
Sylvester didn't hold back when talking to Jonathan Ross
Sylvester Stallone is in a nostalgic mood, thinking back to his younger days and, it would appear, lamenting them. He also hinted at a reprising his role as Rocky in the upcoming film, ‘Creed’. The legendary actor bore all when speaking to host Jonathan Ross during an on-stage interview at the London Palladium on Saturday.
Still going - Sylvester Stallone
"I abused power badly. I read some of the interviews I gave now and wish I could go back and punch myself in the face," he continued. Stallone, who stars alongside Robert di Niro in the comedy boxing film, Grudge Match, also spoke of a new project in which he’ll play Rocky once more, but confirmed that it’s not a sequel in any way shape or form.
The general word amongst critics is that the two screen titans just couldn't muster a half-decent film together
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are no strangers to putting on their boxing gloves for the sake of the movies and in their latest film, Grudge Match, the two screen icons are putting their respective ages aside to step into the ring once again. The film comes with a lot of promise, starring Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart and Kim Basinger alongside the two screen titans, yet sadly the overall response to the film from critics has been very underwhelming.
Stallone, Arkin, Hart and De Niro miss the mark with their latest film
The film stars Stallone and De Niro as two retired boxers, both well past their best, who ended their career with a long-standing and unresolved feud some years earlier. After meeting each other for the first time in years in a chance encounter, their feud returns and boils into a confrontation that ends in a melee of sorts, one that almost instantly goes viral and reignites interest in the former fighters. Soon they are receiving offers to return to the ring and settle their feud once and for all, but they can only make it into the ring if they can actually regain their fitness in time for the big fight.
Continue reading: Stallone And De Niro Miss The Punch In 'Grudge Match' - Review Round-Up
'The Expendables' star Sylvester Stallone arrives outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' with his wife Jennifer Stallone. He is seen waving at his fans who are cheering him from across the street, and also acknowledges paparazzi as he enters the building.
The space thriller took home nearly double that of it's closest competitor in what was a uninspired weekend at the movies
It's been three weeks since it was released to the American public, but the sci-fi thriller Gravity has stayed strong and continued to dominate the US box office. The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney-starring film has continued to be a popular choice among cinema goers, helped largely by its word-of-mouth success and continued success in 3D and IMAX cinemas.
Even Sandra Bullock can't believe Gravity's success
In what was a relatively lackluster weekend at the movies, Gravity added to its already impressive domestic gross with another $31 million (estimate) coming in from audiences since Friday (18 Oct.). The space-set Oscar contender did face some competition for the top spot, but its nearest rivals - horror remake Carrie and fellow Oscar-contender Captain Phillips - failed to do enough, leaving Gravity sitting pretty at the top of the US film chart. The estimated $31 million brought in over the weekend bring the total domestic gross to a whooping $170.6 million, a huge amount for a film that was predicted to only do modestly before its release three weeks ago.
In a disappointing weekend at the movies, this week's new releases were no competition for the ever-popular space thriller
Gravity needs no introduction anymore. The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney-starring sci-fi thriller has been written about and praised highly non-stop since it was released three weeks ago and on the top of this massive audience and critical success, the film has held strong for it's third consecutive weekend at the top of the box office. This weekend, it's estimated gross reflected a disappointing three days for the movie business, but with approximately $31 million coming in from audiences since Friday (18 Oct.), that number has been enough to keep the Alfonso Cuaron-directed film at the top for another week.
Gravity still soars above the competition
There was some competition for the film, namely from newcomer Carrie and fellow Oscar-contender Captain Phillips, which finished the week in second place for a second consecutive week. Despite the best efforts from it's nearest competitors, and still benefitting from the revenue it receives from 3D and IMAX tickets, Gravity is sitting pretty at the top of the film chart once again. With a reported gross of $170.6 million domestically in just three weeks, the film is already the 10th highest grossing film of the year in the home market, and there is a good chance that the film will go on to climb up a few more places in the year's top ten before it's cinematic run is over. Take into consideration the fact that it hasn't been released in international markets yet, then Gravity could become one of the top grossing films of the year.
Continue reading: 'Gravity' Leads At The Box Office Once Again After Lackluster Weekend
The sci-fi drama couldn't be beaten by 'Carrie' or 'The Fifth Estate' as it continues it's box office dominance
Gravity is still America's most popular film at the cinemas, as the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney-starring sci-fi disaster movie has held strong for it's third consecutive weekend at the top of the box office. Despite some strong competition from newcomer Carrie and some other new titles from the week, the 3D and IMAX phenomenon is still performing strongly and sitting pretty at the top of the film chart.
Gravity is still top at the box office
Gravity's weekend gross reflected a disappointing three days for the movie business, with only $31 million coming in from cinema-goers since Friday. Still, this has proved to be enough to keep it's nearest competitor at bay and enjoy yet more success. Providing Carrie or Captain Phillips don't have an overwhelming and unprecedented night of success this evening (20 October), then Gravity will quite easily continue to dominate the US box office.
Nicolas Cage has strongly dispelled rumours that he'll be in the next instalment in the 'Expendables' action movies.
After being rumoured to be joining the Expendables 3 cast, Knowing actor Nicolas Cage has shot down such murmurings in an interview with Den of Geek putting it plainly that he'd had no involvement so far: "I have not had any formal discussions about that movie," he said referring to Expendables. "I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in Expendables 3. And I like those guys, but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I'd be in that movie," he added, destroying another fervent internet rumour while he was at it.
Nicolas Cage: Probably Not In Expendables 3.
Dwayne Johnson and Vinnie Jones are two fellow actors who've also been rumoured to be starring in the mega-action blockbuster, set for release in August 2014. Cage's denial follows Sylvester Stallone's claim that he had "no knowledge" of a potential Cage addition back in November 2012.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage A "Highly Unlikely" Addition To Expendables 3
Ray Breslin is an expert in structural-security and has been able to break out of every prison he has been placed in using highly skilled and unusual methods. However, when he is asked to design an escape proof prison for the country's biggest life-sentenced felons, he finds himself betrayed when he is subsequently kidnapped and incarcerated by a masked figure in that prison with no way of getting out. It is there he befriends Swan Rottmayer; a smart but aggressive inmate who takes a shine to Ray when he explains his determination to escape. Swan agrees to help, but this time it's going to take more than just clever methods to break free and find the people who double-crossed him.
Continue: Escape Plan Trailer
The trailer for the upcoming prison-break action thriller went viral this week, with the film planned for an October release date
Who would have thought that in 2013 the two biggest action movie names would still be Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? With the veterans of the big screen still putting out new movies that are generally well-received by audiences, the legends of the action genre are joining forces to co-star next to each other for the first time (bar The Expendables movies, in which Arnie was arguably a feature rather than a star) to date in the new movie Escape Plan.
Arnie is back kicking butt on the big screen
As we can tell from the trailer, Stallone is the main character of the film, but it is Arnold who looks like the real star here. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a master prison escape artist and a man with a vast array of survival skills that he has developed to make him nearly incarceration-proof. When he is framed and thrown behind bars in the escape-proof prison he designed himself, he must escape (with the help of the prison's most authoritative inmate - Schwarzenegger) and find the person who set him up.
The trailer for Escape Plan shows the two action men in their favorite genre.
The ultimate 80s action men – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone – are teaming up again, for Escape Plan. The two actors have worked together before, on The Expendabes and its creatively titled sequel, The Expendables 2, which was surprisingly appreciated both by critics and movie-goers alike. The newly released trailer for Escape Plan sees them once again doing what they do best, which is some good, ol’ fashioned... well, you know.
Watch the Escape Plan trailer.
Sylvester Stallone has announced The Expendables 3, though fans may be more intrigued by his new project by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It's shaping up to be a pretty hectic 18 months or so for Sylvester Stallone, who will star in two big-budget movies for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. The former stars Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as prison cellmates who work together to escape. The Great Escape, essentially.
The movie, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will go up against Joseph Gordon-Lecitt's directorial debut Don Jon and fantasy movie Seventh Son on October 18, 2013. The Expendables action adventure franchise continues on August 15, 2014 with the third movie, once again starring Stallone as Barney Ross, who leads his group of mercenaries into another seemingly impossible mission. Martial arts legend Jackie Chan and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage are set to be appear in the movie, which will undoubtedly continue to the huge success of the franchise. As yet, the other major studios have not announced any movies for release on the same date.
The Expendables 2, starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Terry Crews, opened on August 16, 2012 to takings of $28.6 million. The movie has since earned $300 million worldwide.
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Announces Expendables 3 And Great Escape 2 (Sort Of)
Congratulations to Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies who are expecting their first child.
Rachael Leigh Cook, the star of Perception, is pregnant with her first child and will give birth in the fall. She and Vampire Diaries star husband Daniel Gillies confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly.
"I've been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting but this kiddo is vying for screen time," Cook joked, "We clearly have a future actor on our hands." Cook is currently shooting the second season of her show Perception. Meanwhile Gillies quipped, "A lot of people are asking whether I'd prefer a boy or a girl. In truth, it doesn't matter to me - I just can't wait to meet little Keanu RoboCop." Though the actor is best known for the Vampire Diaries, though he's signed up to star in The CW's spinoff The Originals which will also star Joseph Morgan and Claire Holt.
Cook and hubby Gillies tied the knot in August 2004 and have a strong working relationship together, as well as a romantic one. They collaborated on the Showtime movie Broken Kingdom, which will premiere on Wednesday May 15 at 8pm.
Continue reading: Rachael Leigh Cook And Daniel Gillies Expecting Baby In The Fall!
Classic movie transformed into musical, hits Broadway theatre next year
Sylvester Stallone’ infamous movie Rocky is getting the Broadway stage treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who revealed that a stage musical of the boxing drama is all set to hit Broadway in February 2014. The show will open at the Winter Garden Theatre and is being presented via a collaboration between Sly Stallone himself and Stage Entertainment USA.
On board to get the production together is the Tony award-winning writer Thomas Meehan, who has previously worked on The Producers and Hairspray, as well as the composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. Flaherty and Ahrens have previously worked together on several occasions, notably on the musical Ragtime. Directing the musical will be Alex Timbers, who is currently busy in New York with the acclaimed new musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love. The production, simply called Rocky, will have both a fight choreographer (Steven Hoggett – Once) and a dance choreographer (Kelly Devine – Rock of Ages).
Stallone has spoken of his excitement at getting the production off the ground, saying “I couldn’t be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage… The story of Rocky was very much like my life at the time – starting out with nothing, having to fight for roles and recognition. So I put those feelings into the body of a boxer and I had no idea there were so many millions of people that felt the same way. The production already received its premiere last year in Hamburg, Germany, where it received enthusiastic reviews and continues to fill theatres.
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Fans of Rocky will be delighted to hear the stage version is heading to Broadway.
Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone are bringing Rocky: The Musical to the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. The stage incarnation of the Oscar winning movie brings together Tony Award winning writer Thomas Meehan (The Producers) with composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, whose collaborations include the musical Ragtime.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will be begin performances as early as February 2014. Direction comes from Alex Timbers, who's currently working in New York on the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lives Love, which garnered strong reviews from critics last week. Choreography comes from Steven Hoggett (Once) and dance choreography comes from Kelly Devine, of Rock of Ages fame.
"I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage," said Stallone, who wrote the screenplay for the 1976 feature in which he starred, "The story of Rocky was very much like my life at the time - starting out with nothing, having to fight for roles and recognition.So I put those feelings into the body of a boxer and I had no idea there were so many millions of people that felt the same way."
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The 66-year-old action movie legend Sylvester Stallone has seen more than his fair share of on-set injuries in his time, but has chosen to cover them up with a tattoo of his wife.
Action movie superstar, Sylvester Stallone, has covered up an unsightly burst vein with a tattoo of his wife. In the film 'Bullet to the Head', Stallone is seen sporting huge tattoos across his back and both shoulders, but instead of being painted on for the role, the actor has revealed that they are, in fact, his own tattoos.
''The tattoos are real - unfortunately," Stallone explained, "I have all kinds of chest injuries; I tore my vein during 'Rocky II' and had 60 stitches. If you've seen 'Rocky Balboa', you'll know how bad they look. It got worse and worse, and people were saying, 'Urgh, has he got varicose veins?' So I thought, 'f**k it', and covered them with a tattoo of my wife."
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'Bullet To The Head' stars arrive at the New York premiere for the movie. They include 'Game of Thrones' actor Jason Momoa, 'X-Men: First Class' star Zoe Kravitz, Sarah Shahi from 'Fairly Legal', 'Rocky' star Sylvester Stallone and 'Fast & Furious' actor Sung Kang. Director Walter Hill also makes an appearance.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has weighed into the raging debate about gun violence in movies and its parallels with real-life. Last week, Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino exploded at a UK journalist who brought up the much discussed subject, and Schwarzenegger holds similar views to the controversial director - effectively, that movie violence is fun.
The 65-year-old former governor of California - who has made a career out of shooting bad guys - said, "I personally feel that this is entertainment. The other thing is a serious real life tragedy. I think that we are going to continue doing entertainment. That is what we are doing as our profession, but at the same time, we all have a responsibility, I think, to improve the situation that we are in." Schwarzenegger returns to the screen this weekend in The Last Stand, an action movie in which he plays the sheriff of an Arizona border town tasked with stopping a Mexican cartel boss from returning to Mexico. The Terminator star noted that it's important not to stigmatize mental illness following gun tragedies like the one in Newtown, Connecticut, and cited parenting, education, security and gun laws as contributing factors to helping tackle gun crime. "We as a society have the responsibility to look at this and leave no stone unturned," he said.
The Last Stand is Schwarzenneger's first major role since leaving office, though he had a smaller part in The Expendables 2, which he says helped him prepare for his latest film. Later this year, he'll star opposite Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb. "I feel I have a bigger range, acting-wise," said Schwarzenegger. "It could be because of the age. It could be because of my experience that I have had now as governor."
Jimmy Bobo is a brutal hitman; the best of his kind, an expert in the convenient disposal of unwanted individuals. When his partner is killed in a ruthless attack by the formidable ex-mercenary Keegan, he vows to take him out but things get serious when he is approached by WDCPD detective Taylor Kwon who seeks his help to investigate the killer who has also murdered his colleague. Although reluctant and apprehensive at first, Jimmy accepts to work with him especially after his tattoo fanatic daughter Lisa is kidnapped by the enemy to lure him into the hands of Keegan who, not content with slaughtering Jimmy's partner, wants to kill him too.
This action thriller is based on the French graphic novel 'Du Plomb Dans La Tete' (which translates to the movie's title) by Alexis Nolent. Out of their usual main areas of filmmaking expertise, the movie has been directed by Walter Hill (producer of the 'Alien' film series and 'Prometheus') who co-wrote the screenplay with Alessandro Camon (co-producer of 'American Psycho' and executive producer of 'Bad Lieutenant'). 'Bullet To The Head' is sufficiently action packed, with a grand portion of humour thrown in there as Sylvester Stallone drops in the characteristic one-liners. It is set to be released on February 1st 2013.
Barney (Stallone) and his team of ageing mercenaries are coerced by Church (Willis) into heading into hostile territory to retrieve a top secret electronic gadget. Most shocking is the fact that Church insists that a woman, Maggie (Yu), joins them. And when things go wrong, Barney leads the gang on a grisly revenge mission against a nasty villain (Van Damme) who's callously putting humanity in peril. Along the way they're joined by Church and Trench (Schwarzenegger), and get help from lone-wolf Booker (Norris).
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Mr Church reunites the Expendables: Barney Ross; Lee Christmas; Yin Yang; Gunnar Jensen; Toll Road and Hale Caesar for a simple job. They are joined by two newcomers: Billy the Kid and Maggie. All in all, it looks like an easy paycheck for the Expendables. But things aren't always what they appear to be and when one of their own is brutally killed, the men set out to get revenge.
The Expendables are a group of highly trained mercenaries who are past their prime. In their last adventure, they get together for a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator in Vilena, an island in between the Gulf of Mexico and South America.
Chinese actress Yu Nan joins the cast as the first female Expendable, while Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger expand their cameos as Mr Church and Trent Mauser, respectively. The Expendables 2 is directed by Simon West (Con Air; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and was written by Sylvester Stallone, who directed the first film, which was released in 2010. Upon its release, The Expendables was a box office hit, grossing $266,159,621 worldwide, despite mixed reviews from critics.
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal.
Directed by: Simon West
In US cinemas from August 17, 2012
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Yu Nan, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Novak Djokovic and Randy Couture
What the hell has happened to all good American action movies? Did I unknowingly miss a meeting somewhere? When did all of the bad-ass, kicking butt and taking names, gun-toting, crazed, vengeful characters of the 1980s -- from such films as Commando, Cobra, Predator, Raw Deal, First Blood -- suddenly turn into innocent, compassionate, sensitive, teary-eyed knuckleheads. The only place to turn these days for an honest action film is towards the East -- and I don't mean New York City.
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Assassins is essentially an updating of a well-established story line. Robert Rath (Stallone) is the best in the world at what he does--killing people for money. But he's getting tired of it all and wants out of the business. Unfortunately, you can't just give two weeks notice to your faceless hit contractor; it's a bit more difficult than that. So it's understandable that Rath barely flinches when he finds out Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas), the #2 assassin, is after him.
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Since the vast majority of the audience for "Spy Kid 3D: Game Over" has probably never seen a 3D movie with cheap, old-fashioned blue-and-red-lensed cardboard glasses, here's a three-point primer for proper enjoyment of any flick in this format:
1) Sit toward the middle of the theater. Because of the twin-image nature of 3D projection, the more off-center you are from the screen, the more you'll see eye-straining "ghosting" of images through your glasses instead of proper depth of field.
2) The left lens (red) always seems uncomfortably darker than the right (blue). Get used to it.
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If the rain-slicked new Sylvester Stallone revenge fantasy flick "Get Carter" seems a little familiar, it's with good reason.
It could be that the picture is a remake of a gnarly 1971 film of the same name (starring Michael Caine, who appears in this one too).
It could be that the bad-guy-going-after-worse-guys plot -- about a Las Vegas mob enforcer determined to find and snuff the people who whacked his estranged brother -- isn't all that different from the story of a hard-as-nails parolee avenging his daughter in last year's "The Limey."
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