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How Lucy Ricardo Gave Birth to ‘Mission: Impossible’

31 July 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If it weren’t for Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Tom Cruise would not be saving the free world in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” which opens July 31.

In 1950 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz formed Desilu Prods., and the huge success of “I Love Lucy” turned Desilu into a powerhouse that created many more TV series and owned two studio lots. Many successful years later, Variety ran a story on Aug 17, 1966, saying Desilu had firmed a lucrative deal with CBS for a fifth season of “The Lucy Show” and was debuting two one-hour series in the fall: “Star Trek” on NBC and “Mission: Impossible” on CBS.

That’s a pretty good slate for one year.

The series “Mission: Impossible,” under creator-producer-writer Bruce Geller, ran from 1966-73, but it was much slower to transfer to the bigscreen than its stablemate (the first “Star Trek” movie debuted in 1979). The film “Mission: Impossible,” which marked Cruise’s producing debut, »

- Tim Gray

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Michael Mann, George Miller, Sylvester Stallone to Appear on El Rey’s ‘The Director’s Chair’

30 July 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cable network El Rey announced Thursday that filmmaker Michael Mann will be featured on the Aug. 9 episode of “The Director’s Chair.” George Miller, creator of the “Mad Max” films, will also appear on the Aug. 30 episode. Rodriguez recently finished shooting an episode with Sylvester Stallone. The Michael Mann episode will be broadcast at 9 p.m., and will be preceded by four episodes of Mann’s classic television series “Miami Vice.” It will be followed by Mann’s 1986 film “Manhunter.” Also Read: Demi Lovato Joins 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series' for Season 2 “The Director’s Chair” is an hour-long intimate conversation. »

- Daniel Holloway

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10 Film And TV Characters That Racked Up Massive Body Counts

29 July 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


There has always been plenty of criticism surrounding the depiction of violence in both film and television, particularly when it comes to the supposed ‘glorification’ of some of these acts. Sometimes such graphic scenes serve to further the plot, develop characters and provide moments that get people talking, while other times its simply just a hell of a lot of fun to watch someone mow down an endless sea of interchangeable henchman before dropping a well-timed one-liner.

The action movie in particular is packed with actors who have built their entire brands on dishing out death, with the internet full of infographics depicting the exploits of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal and Chuck Norris to name but a small few. However, outside of the over-muscled relics of the 1980’s there are also quite a number of small screen characters that have built up impressive body counts of their own. »

- Scott Campbell

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Second Opinion – Southpaw (2015)

26 July 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Southpaw, 2015.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent, Oona Laurence, Miguel Gomez, Victor Ortiz and Skylan Brooks.


Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.

If Antoine Fuqua has succeeded in any way by making Southpaw, it’s confirmation that we do not need another boxing drama anytime soon – or at the very least not one as lifeless, predictable and uninspired as this. It sullies the name of the great ones to even mention Southpaw in the same review.

Having said that, there is no easy way around the pitfalls of the movie without drawing comparisons as to why similar pictures work so well; after all, our appreciation of such stories is driven by what we’ve seen before and »

- Gary Collinson

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The Actors Who Could Have Starred In Films, But Didn’t

26 July 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars famously takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and this week we found out about a parallel universe of casting in the film series. Neil Calloway looks at the actors who didn’t star in films, but could have…

The news that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels is bizarre, and I can’t quite decide whether he would have improved the character or completely ruined the franchise with his appearance. Perhaps the most interesting part is that Jackson wanted the character to be created with make up and prosthetics – he worked with make up genius Rick Baker on the video for Thriller – rather than the CGI preferred by Lucas. There are many, many issues with the Star Wars prequels, but one of them is the over reliance on computer effects on practical effects. So maybe »

- Neil Calloway

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Sylvester Stallone -- What's Good for Floyd Mayweather Jr. ... Is Great for 'Creed'

26 July 2015 12:25 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Floyd Mayweather won't be in 'Creed,' but his swag will be -- Sylvester Stallone tapped Floyd's favorite boxing glove company to be the official mitt of the movie. Elvis Grant, CEO of of Grant Worldwide tells us Sly called him personally to request his company outfit all the fighters in the latest Rocky flick. It's no wonder Stallone reached out -- Mayweather uses Grant exclusively for his fights, and umm ... last we checked »

- TMZ Staff

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Warner Bros. Putting Out 10-Disc Cannon Films DVD Collection This September!

23 July 2015 1:16 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Growing up, Cannon Films was where it was at, when it came to some of the most insane, exploitation-filled greatness. Trips to the theater to see films like Masters Of The Universe and Cobra, and VHS rentals of their other films made this writer an imagination-filled kid.

Well, thanks to the gang at WB, a 10-Disc Cannon Films collection is heading to stores and collection shelves this September 29th and boy, is it filled with good ones. Making the boxset even more appealing, is the addition of Mark Hartley’s Very entertaining documentary about the Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus-ran studio, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films. For the complete rundown of the collection, read on!

Cobra (1986)

Sylvester Stallone is a one-man assault force who must protect a witness (Brigitte Nielsen) from an army of psychos bent on slashing their way to a “New Order.”

Delta Force (1986)

When a U. »

- Jerry Smith

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'Southpaw' (2015) Movie Review

22 July 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Meet boxer Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal). He's the undefeated lightweight champion of the world at 43-0. His style of boxing is to allow his opponent to punch him in the face over and over and over and over and over again until he gets angry enough to knock his opponent out. We're witness to this "style" in the opening minutes of Southpaw as Hope comes charging toward the screen, yelling at the top of his lungs before a jab hits him square in the nose. No bother, shake it off, yell some more, get hit a lot more, and then come back and win the fight.... eight, nine, ten... You're out! After retaining his title, the next logical business move for Billy would seem to be to give #1 contender Miguel 'Magic' Escobar (Miguel Gomez) a shot, but his wife, Maureen (Rachel McAdams), is urging him to take some »

- Brad Brevet

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Sylvester Stallone's Daughters Stun in Crop Tops During French Vacation With Their Parents—See the Gorgeous Pictures!

21 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sylvester Stallone is one lucky fella. The Rocky Balboa star, 69, is vacationing in France with wife Jennifer Flavin, 46, and his gorgeous daughters, Sophia, Scarlet and Sistine. The gorgeous family was spotted taking a walk by the water, where it became abundantly clear that Flavin's good looks have been passed down to her children. Stallone's daughters look happy and carefree as they stroll through Antibes wearing sandals, shorts, tank tops and crop tops. Model Sistine, 17, put her toned tummy and long legs on display in a tiny outfit as she hung out with her parents. She really is a mini-me of her mom! They're even wearing similar outfits for their day out on the water.  Even the »

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Exclusive: Movie CliffsNotes - Rocky IV

20 July 2015 9:13 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This week see's the release of the boxing drama Southpaw, so in the spirit of stepping into the ring again, we jump into the CliffsNotes version of Rocky IV. The Sylvester Stallone classic is both an exercise in excess and stupidity every bit as much as it is absolutely entertaining and rousing. It's a far cry from the original, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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When Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra got Punked

19 July 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Not only does Akshay Kumar have the reputation of being one of Bollywood’s most handsome and leading men, he also has the reputation of being a bit of a prankster. Though he is considered as the naughtiest of all the B’Town celebs, this time he was the one to be fooled on the sets of his upcoming movie Brothers out on August 14, starring him and Sidharth Malhotra. The 47-year-old actor recently posted his picture on Twitter along with co-star Sidharth Malhotra, where in both the celebs are showing their back along with a play card with famous character’s name written and stuck on heir butt.

The star captioned the picture “I may have a reputation of a prankster but @Brothers2015 was one set where even I was played a prank on #goodtimes.”

It’s what is pasted on their backs that will crack you up. While Sidharth »

- Press Releases

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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell And Sylvester Stallone On The Big Screen In Buddy Comedy Tango And Cash!

16 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

What's that? A chance to catch Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone buddy comedy Tango And Cash on the big screen, projected from 35mm? Damn straight! The Twitch curated Rusellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective continues at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on Saturday with a rare big screen outing for the superstar team up!Russell entered blockbuster territory (in budget, if not box office) for the first time with this seriously overpriced buddy-cop action-comedy, in which he shared the spotlight with another star who was not used to sharing: Sylvester Stallone. Attempting to showcase his "lighter" side, Sly plays dapper, uptight cop Ray Tango, who reluctantly teams with slovenly, laid-back fellow detective Gabriel Cash (Russell) when both are framed for murder by their mutual enemy, wealthy...

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Trailer Park: The Night Crew are Masterminds with Goosebumps

14 July 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: Masterminds, Creed, London Has Fallen, The Transporter Refueled, Precinct Seven Five, Marshland, Goosebumps, the new Comic-Con trailer for The Man From Uncle, Trainwreck, Kung-Fu Panda 3, The Night Crew and the “final” trailer for Fantastic Four…


Masterminds tells the hilarious true story of David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) a half-brained driver at an armoured car company who is led astray by his flirtatious work crush Kelly (Kristen Wiig). Kelly and her buddy Steve (Owen Wilson) convince David to do an inside job, and to everyone’s surprise he manages to pull off one of the biggest bank heists in Us History! With Steve conspicuously flashing the cash and the FBI closing in on them the plan starts to go south, »

- Phil Wheat

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Maggie: 7 Tics In Arnie’s Performance That Make It Great

14 July 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


As well as returning to the fold for the latest Terminator movie (and stealing just about every scene), Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking an entirely different path with the far more tender, far more nuanced Maggie, a zombie apocalypse movie with a more legitimate heart-beat than the genre typically offers. This isn’t your usual all guts and glory, hundreds of faceless kills zombie movie: it’s rather a touching, at times devastating look at what infection and loss actually mean in human terms.

It is, quite honestly, the most authentic portrait of that cost, which is more concerned with the idea of becoming dead rather than grotesquely celebrating what it means to become undead. And at its heart is a genius understated performance by an actor whose versatility is never as openly applauded as it should be. If Copland was Sylvester Stallone’s proof that his acting chops could »

- Simon Gallagher

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Rumours of Rambo fighting Isis in Rambo: Last Blood debunked

13 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A report emerged earlier today claiming that the upcoming Rambo: Last Blood would see Sylvester Stallone taking his Vietnam veteran to Syria to tackle Isis for the fifth and final instalment in the Rambo series, with the action icon allegedly breaking the news at Comic-Con over the weekend.

However, it turns out that the original quotes attributed to Stallone were fasle, as his agent has officially debunked the rumour, telling Manly Movie that: “Sylvester Stallone did not attend Comic-Con 2015, and consequently there was no official remark from him regarding Rambo made there at the event. This is not an accurate report.”

Previous reports on Last Blood have suggested that Last Blood will see Rambo facing off against a Mexican cartel in what Stallone has described as “his No Country for Old Men.”


- Gary Collinson

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Sylvester Stallone Rep: 'No Official Remark' on 'Rambo' Future

13 July 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sylvester Stallone will not be battling Isis in the next Rambo sequel, despite inaccurate reports circulating the Internet. Rumors began to swirl Monday morning that the veteran actor-filmmaker would reprise his legendary role as war veteran John Rambo in a new film called Rambo: Last Blood. However, a representative for Stallone denied those claims to Rolling Stone, noting that the actor was not even at the event. "Sylvester Stallone did not attend Comic-Con 2015, and consequently there was no official remark from him regarding Rambo made there at the event," the rep says. »

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Rambo to take on Isis in next movie sequel

13 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rambo to take on Isis: The website Manly Movie is reporting that the next Rambo movie will see Sylvester Stallone taking on Isis. Rambo to take on Isis

Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo is reportedly set to take on Isis in a the next, and indeed last movie in the action movie series. Manly Movie is reporting that the fifth movie outing for the musclebound hero will see him positioned in Syria.

Speaking at Comic-Con, Stallone had the following to say:

“We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds. We’re working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever.”

Wait. Shooting in parts of Syria and Iraq? Hard to believe, but a number of outlets have picked up on the news to come out of San Diego.

Shooting on Rambo V: Last Blood as Stallone is now reportedly calling it, »

- Paul Heath

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"Rambo 5" To Have Rambo vs. Isis?

12 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In arguably the strangest story of the day, Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he currently has people in one of the world's most dangerous hot spots right now garnering intel for the next "Rambo" movie.

Speaking with The Washington Times during an appearance at Comic-Con on Friday to promote his upcoming "Rocky" spin-off "Creed," Stallone said:

"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds. We're working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever."

Asked for further clarification on his plans, Stallone say only that he's "really excited to talk about Creed today" and would not talk further about the film.

"Rambo: Last Blood" will see the actor take on the role of John Rambo for one last time, and he has previously described it as his version of "The Guns of Navarone". »

- Garth Franklin

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Is 'Rambo 5' Using Real Isis Terrorists as the Enemy?

12 July 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sylvester Stallone made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con on Friday, to promote his return as Rocky Balboa in the upcoming MGM spinoff Creed, arriving in theaters November 25. It was his comments about the latest installment of his other beloved franchise, Rambo: Last Blood, that got people's attention, though. The actor/filmmaker revealed that he has teams in Iraq and Syria scouting in Isis strongholds for the action sequel. Here's what the actor had to say below.

"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds. We're working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever."

When asked to clarify if he plans on hiring actual Isis militants for the sequel, the actor only said that he's "really excited to talk about Creed today," and, according to The Washington Post, the subject was not brought up again. »

- MovieWeb

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Lionsgate Developing ‘Expendables’ Mobile Game

8 July 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is partnering with Millennium Films and Hong Kong game maker Fifth Journey to develop a mobile game based on its “Expendables” franchise.

The studio plans to release a game for phones and tablets by the end of 2016, which could coincide with the release of the fourth film in the franchise.

Lionsgate has not yet dated a fourth “Expendables.” It opened the previous three films — which starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Dolph Lundgren — in 2010, 2012 and 2014, with worldwide box office totaling nearly $800 million.

“We’re delighted to partner with the incredibly talented and successful Avi Lerner of Millennium Films and the innovative Eric Tan of Fifth Journey to expand the universe of ‘The Expendables,'” said Peter Levin, Lionsgate’s president of interactive ventures and games. “Combining a powerful brand, a global fanbase stretching from North America to China and cutting edge technology, ‘The Expendables’ is »

- Dave McNary

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