"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
"Do what you do best."
During the 1980s, Sylvester Stallone's popularity was at an all-time high, with the actor-writer-director having already made four Rocky movies and two Rambo movies and was well on his way to creating another franchise with Beverly Hills Cop. Stallone had written a less comedic, action-oriented script for the movie, but, only a couple weeks before shooting, Stallone was out and Eddie Murphy was in, and the script had a radical rewrite with Murphy in mind. Meanwhile, Stallone took his Beverly Hills Cop script and changed it into 1986's Cobra.
Stallone plays Lieutenant Marion "Cobra" Cobretti, a Los Angeles police officer and member of the "Zombie Squad" division. Along with his partner (Reni Santoni), Cobra must protect a model (Brigitte Nielsen, who was then married to Stallone) from a Neo Fascist group that were causing acts of violence all over town. However, as the poster states: "crime is a disease" and Cobra "is the cure." watch the trailer >> Posted 01.20.13 by Ryan
"I'm gonna fight like a man and I'm gonna make you man up."
Experience your childhood fantasy of seeing all of your favorite he-man action heroes of yesteryear bashing brains, exchanging quips and blowing things up in one bombastic movie...again. man up! >> Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
"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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"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
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"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
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
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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
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