"I don't trust anybody, that's how you stay in the game."
At 66, Sylvester Stallone is reaching that age when most action movie stars contemplate retirement or transition into playing kindly grandfathers, grumpy old men, and butlers (no offense, Sir Michael), yet 'Sly' continues to make the kind of movies that made him famous when he was a young man. After surprising everyone but his hardcore fans with the success of his throwback action movies The Expendables 1 & 2, Stallone stumbled a bit with his solo movie Bullet to the Head, but he's got the support of great co-stars in his upcoming action movie The Tomb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the boxing comedy Grudge Match with Robert De Niro, currently in production. The Expendables had a bigger opening weekend than any of Stallone's previous movies, but is it also his best movie? Does Barney Ross deserve a spot alongside John Rambo and Rocky Balboa? Help us choose Sly's best movies.
Rate the Top 10 Best Sylvester Stallone Movies >>
Posted 03.18.13 by BrentJS
"I am the law!"
Back in 1995, before comic book movies attracted Academy Award-winning actors and broke box office records on a regular basis, quintessential tough-guy actor Sylvester Stallone took a shot at the genre by starring as the then-unknown (in America) title hero in director Danny Cannon's (The Young Americans) Judge Dredd adaptation.
The violent, effects-driven sci-fi adventure movie has polarized audiences since its debut, with many reviling it for its lack of continuity with the comic books and its unnecessary comic relief, but others revering it as one of Stallone's most entertaining movies. Tune in tonight and "judge" Stallone's turn as a comic book hero for yourself.judge dredd
Movies nightly on Reelz, check listings synopsis and trailer >> Posted 10.26.12 by BrentJS
It's the scowl-off to end all scowl-offs! The battle to determine which Judge Dredd deserves the right to declare, "I am the law!" Will it be the original square-jawed dispenser of justice from the 1995 Judge Dredd movie, Sylvester Stallone, or the upstart Kiwi actor Karl Urban, who debuts today as the toughest Judge in a crime-ridden future megalopolis in the appellation-less Dredd 3D? Hit the link below for our analysis of these two Character Cage Match combatants hailing from Mega-City One and then vote for the the best Judge Dredd. cast your vote for dredd >> Posted 09.21.12 by BrentJS
When a movie studio announces that it intends to produce a live-action feature starring a classic superhero, the news is met with great excitement in the comic book movie fan community...unless that superhero has already been maligned by Hollywood in the minds of the fans. Such was the case when Reliance announced its plans to bring the classic 2000 A.D. character Judge Dredd back to the big screen in a movie titled simply Dredd. Instead of unrestrained enthusiasm, the news was met with skepticism and trepidation by the fans who felt that the 1995 movie starring Sylvester Stallone did a major disservice to the character. what did urban say about dredd and his helmet? >> Posted 09.06.11 by BrentJS
Director Pete Travis' upcoming reboot of the British comic book hero Judge Dredd, titled Dredd, recently received its official synopsis, which proves that the reboot could be the "very gritty, hardcore, faithful adaptation" lead actor Karl Urban promised in August. Urban spoke to IGN and updated the progress on the movie, which looks like it has a production start date.
Dredd will "keep the helmet on." >> Posted 10.02.10 by Ryan
We've got a really great script and we're putting together a really fantastic cast. Pete Travis is directing and we're going to start shooting in about eight weeks in South Africa. It is kind of based on an amalgamation of stories. It's a day-in-the-life of Dredd as he gets to put his rookie — Anderson (Olivia Thirlby — through her paces. It's going to be hardcore.
After the May announcement that Reliance BIG Pictures would be financing Danny Boyle's planned DNA Films reboot of the Judge Dredd movie property, it appeared as if the project was finally getting on track after initially being announced way back in December 2008. With a $45 million injection of funds, a completed script by Boyle's 28 Days Later and Sunshine screenwriter (Alex Garland), and Pete Travis lined up to direct, all that was missing was the title hero himself.
Now, it appears that the new Judge Dredd has been found. During an interview with MTV in support of his new movie, RED, Karl Urban said that it's "lookin' good" for him to step into the role originally played on screen by Sylvester Stallone in the much-maligned 1995 Judge Dredd. what else did Urban have to say about Judge Dredd? >> Posted 07.23.10 by BrentJS
It's been several months since there was any word on the Judge Dredd reboot in development from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle's DNA Films. Now, however, it appears that it's full steam ahead on the project as Reliance BIG Pictures recently announced that it would be financing Boyle's vision to the tune of $45 million, with the intention of releasing the movie in 3-D. Reliance's press release also included the news that Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) had been hired to direct. can Dredd be rebooted after what Sly Stallone did to him? >> Posted 05.19.10 by BrentJS
With all of the great untapped comic book characters out there, it's kind of surprising that anyone would take another stab at making a Judge Dredd movie, considering the 1995 Sylvester Stallone vehicle barely made its money back at the box office and was pretty much universally panned by critics. Dredd's creator, John Wagner, was especially disappointed with how his beloved character was treated by Hollywood.
I hated that plot. It was Dredd pressed through the Hollywood cliché mill, a dynastic power struggle that had little connection with the character we know from the comic.
With a reaction like that, one would think Wagner would be adverse to seeing another attempt to adapt Dredd for the big screen. But, in a recent interview with 2000AD Review, Wagner sounded optimistic about the new Judge Dredd movie being produced by Danny Boyle's DNA Films, if not overly confident that it will actually come to fruition.
Confident? I will be once I hear they've started filming.
Though the Academy Award-winning director will not be helming Judge Dredd, Boyle hired his 28 Days Later and Sunshine screenwriter, Alex Garland, to pen the Dredd script. And, according to Wagner, it should be a much more satisfying Dredd movie than the first one.
I have read the script and seen [concept artist] Jock's visuals. While I can't go into detail about the content, I can say that it's high-octane, edge-of-the-seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie. Posted 01.30.10 by BrentJS
If you think the new Judge Dredd will be anything like the Sylvester Stallone movie from 1995, think again. Danny Boyle's DNA Films is producing the movie. And while Boyle won't be directing, Alex Garland, the screenwriter for Boyle's Sunshine and 28 Days Later, is writing the script.
Comic book artist Andrew "Jock" Simpson, who worked on Dredd comic strips in the UK and has been creating script visuals for the movie, confirmed the news on his Twitter page:
Working through script visuals for Judge Dredd movie. Alex Garland writes a great script.
No production details are currently known, but with DNA putting Garland on scripting duties, it looks like Dredd is a project they are taking seriously. Posted 09.10.09 by Ryan