"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.
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Posted 03.18.13 by BrentJS
Sylvester Stallone has been making action movies since the 1970s, but even though he's now 66, age hasn't stopped the actor from continuing to work in the action genre. This weekend saw the opening of Bullet to the Head, Stallone's latest action movie. Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who seeks revenge for the murder of his partner and joins forces with an unlikely source — a Washington, D.C. cop (Sung Kang) who's seeking vengeance on the same people.
"We've created every kind of incredible action hero there is — there's nothing left to do," said Stallone of his Bullet to the Head character to MTV. "So we're trying to create flesh-and-blood heroes. They're flawed. They're the guys you grew up with."
Stallone has certainly had his fair share of playing tough guys, from average, working-class heroes, to futuristic super cops. While Bullet to the Head will show Stallone's latest offering to the action genre, you'll need only 8 hours to become an expert in Stallone's career and find out how the actor has remained an enduring action star for all these years. the "essential" stallone >> Posted 02.03.13 by Ryan
"Bang. Down. Owned."
Sylvester Stallone returned to action movie relevance by returning to his iconic characters with 2006's Rocky Balboa and 2008's Rambo, but it was 2010's The Expendables that separated Stallone from his past and declared he was still an action movie star to be reckoned with. The Expendables 2 only cemented Stallone's box office draw and, next year, he will co-star alongside fellow Expendable Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Tomb. First, however, Stallone will test his box office moxie with Bullet to the Head, which teams him with Fast Five's Sung Kang and director Walter Hill (48 Hrs., The Warriors), whom Stallone somehow didn't work with in the 1980s.
The second domestic trailer is now online, and is mostly a repeat of the international trailer that arrived earlier this month, with the exception of adding Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva's "Badass" to the latter part of the trailermore action trailers
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The Expendables 2 was a one of the bigger hits of the summer, taking the top spot at the box office for two weeks straight, while earning $285 million worldwide. This could be good news for the Sylvester Stallone–starring Bullet to the Head, which is due in theaters next February.
Stallone stars as a New Orleans hitman looking for revenge against the men that killed his partner and kidnapped his daughter (Sarah Shahi). Stallone teams with a New York cop (Fast Five's Sung Kang), who also lost his partner to the same villains (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jason Momoa). The first trailer for the movie was released in August, revealing director Walter Hill's penchant for riffing on the age, race and cultural differences between Stallone and Kang that he used to effect in his 80s-era action movies like 48 HRS and Red Heat. The trailer also included a grab bag of movie cliches, with Stallone declaring "I take out the trash."
The latest international trailer sticks to the structure, adding more action and a few new action movie one-liners as well.bang, pow trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.01.12 by Ryan
Sylvester Stallone can be seen in The Expendables 2 starting this weekend, but Stallone fans would have already received a spring fix had Warner Bros. not decided to delay the action flick Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date. Now we may have an idea why it was pushed back to 2013 with the arrival of the movie's first trailer.
Based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb dans la Tête (or Bullet to the Head), the movie stars Stallone as a New Orleans hitman who teams with a New York cop (Fast Five's Sung Kang) to get revenge on the men who killed their respective partners. While the plotline sounds appropriate enough for a Stallone flick, particularly one of his earlier works, that could be the problem. The trailer appears to be in sync with one of Stallone's previous works — which may not be a problem for those devoted to Stallone's (ahem) body of work — only Bullet to the Head seems less First Blood and more Tango & Cash (which may not be a problem depending on your feelings about the latter). watch the trailer >> Posted 08.19.12 by Ryan
Just as it seemed that Sylvester Stallone was taking control of his upcoming action flick Bullet to the Head, Warner Bros. has interjected to set the record straight.
After the studio delayed Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date to an unspecified date to be determined, Stallone reportedly decided to personally oversee an edit of the movie, presumably while director Walter Hill (48 Hours) was out doing something else. Turns out Stallone is not take over, as IGN received a statement from the studio that revealed Hill is currently editing the movie. read the studio's statement >> Posted 03.06.12 by Ryan
Last week, Warner Bros. moved the Sylvester Stallone action flick Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date and placed it back on the shelf. No replacement date for the movie was given. With no reason mentioned for the delay, there was (perhaps) a false impression that something had gone wrong with the movie based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb dans la Tête (or Bullet to the Head). Now it looks like we finally have an explanation. stallone wants a cut >> Posted 03.05.12 by Ryan
Sylvestor Stallone fans will have to wait even longer to see the star's Bullet to the Head. The movie's delayed release date is the second bitter pill to swallow for fans, after Stallone announced that The Expendables 2 would be rated PG-13. Bullet to the Head was set to hit theaters April 13, just few months before The Expendables 2 (opening Aug. 17), but Warner Bros. removed the movie from its upcoming release schedule, according to Deadline, and without a new release date in order, it seems the movie is just simply not a priority for the studio. more about the delay >> Posted 02.28.12 by reelz
With the end of 2011 coming in just a few days, studios are unloading new photos for their upcoming 2012 slate in an attempt to entice viewers who aren't yet winded by the holiday movie onslaught.
Not opening until June is Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer, which is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who opens up a door to another world and must save a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and destroy the giants he has unwittingly unleashed. The new photo, which shows Jack climbing the bean stalk into the other world, is only a screenshot from the recently-released first trailer, but the synopsis below is new.
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Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Sylvester Stallone has two action flicks arriving in theaters next year, starting with the comic book adaptation of Bullet to the Head, then the sequel The Expendables 2. Both movies are seemingly being promoted simultaneously — or perhaps Warner Bros. wanted to capitalize on the excitement over the Expendables 2 teaser trailer that was released this week — with a first-look photo arriving for Bullet and a new poster arriving for Expendables 2. The focus of both the photo and the poster are the same: Stallone. see the full poster >> Posted 12.16.11 by Ryan