After a 20-year layoff, iconic Cold Warrior John Rambo returns to the big screen. But does Sylvester Stallone's muscle-bound mercenary have the stuff to take down the mighty Cloverfield?
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"Fans of the first three Rambo movies will likely love it, as will fans of irony, absurdity and unintentional comedy." [Full Rambo Review]
Meet the Spartans
"Arriving a bit late to the "300 is gay" comedic feeding frenzy, Meet the Spartans hungrily devours the few remaining table scraps." [Full Meet the Spartans Review]
"If you’re aching for your next dose of suspense drama adrenaline, Untraceable may just do the trick." [Full Untraceable Review]
How She Move
"Contains barely enough entertaining material for a thirty second trailer; the rest is perfunctory filler." [Full How She Move Review]
Also opening: U2 3D, The Air I Breathe, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days Posted 01.25.08 by reelz
Last night ReelzChannel caught early fan reaction to the first showing of Rambo. Early critic reaction has been a mixed bag; now see what regular movie fans had to say as they left the theater.
Up next week it's tween time when we'll be at the midnight showing of Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. Posted 01.25.08 by Dack
After a 20-year absence, bulletproof soldier of fortune John Rambo returns to the big screen this weekend for another epic bloodbath in Rambo.
Set in the war-torn Southeast Asian nation of Burma (aka Myanmar), Rambo chronicles the monosyllabic mercenary's efforts to rescue a group of Christian missionaries held hostage by ruthless Burmese soldiers. It could very well be Rambo's bloodiest battle yet.
We've got an early Rambo review for you today as well as an interview with Sly Stallone himself! Posted 01.24.08 by reelz
With Rambo opening on Jan. 25th, this is a matchup to keep an eye on:
Posted 01.15.08 by Dack
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John Rambo Body Count
As ridiculous as the concept of a 60 year-old Rocky and Rambo, you gotta give Sly Stallone credit for returning to what he's good at. He's getting pretty long in the tooth (even with the steroid help), so he might as well cash in while he still can.
ReelzChannel spoke to a high-spirited Sly today in his trademark black t-shirt, busting at the seams of his still rippled 61 year-old biceps. When asked about the new Rambo movie being "one of the most violent movies in years," he was quick to clarify: "Not one of the most violent. The most violent," Stallone said with an ear-to-ear grin while pointing a finger at the journalist.
So this is the end of the Rambo franchise, right? Not so fast according to Sly: "I have a very, very bizarre idea. It's probably so absurd, but it's got to formulate a little bit... If you can find the right formula, almost anything is feasible. It's just coming in there and making the audience go, 'Okay, that's possible...'"
Stallone went on to hint at working with his fellow 80's action heroes in the not-too-distant future: "I always talk to Arnold about it. I say, 'When are you going to get over this job. Let's get back to having some fun!'" (Laughs)
So Rambo, The Terminator and John McClane might just share the screen someday? "I think that Bruce is a possibility," Sly answered with another big grin. Posted 01.10.08 by reelz
It appears that Sylvester Stallone is pulling out all the stops in his increasingly desperate effort to stay relevant. After (allegedly) loading up on human growth hormone in order to pump up his physique for last year's Rocky Balboa (the number one chick flick of 2006), the aging action star is stepping things up a notch for John Rambo, the fourth chapter of his only other viable franchise.
A new R-rated trailer for John Rambo has been Posted 09.10.07 by reelz
carefully placed by publicists leaked on youtube (link probably not safe for work, unless you happen to work at Soldier of Fortune magazine), although the term "trailer" can only be loosely applied to the clip. It's basically a collection of violent scenes, packed with so much outrageous gore as to make Apocalypto look like a children's flick. Say what what you will about Sly; he's not fading into obscurity without a fight.
Freakishly ripped sexagenarian Sylvester Stallone pleaded guilty yesterday to bringing vials of restricted human growth hormone into Australia and faces sentencing next week, the Associated Press reports.
Customs officials reportedly found 48 vials of the banned hormone during a search of Stallone's luggage when the 60 year old actor visited Sydney last February.
Stallone will be showing off his chemically enhanced body next year in his latest vanity project, John Rambo. Posted 05.15.07 by reelz