When Sylvester Stallone is your dad, it’s a no-brainer that success is going to be in your genes.
Proving that point are the three-time Oscar-nominated star’s lookalike daughters Sistine and Sophia, who displayed their modeling prowess Saturday when they walked for Dolce & Gabbana as part of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
Sistine, 18 — who recently graduated high school — showed off her figure in a short lacy black dress, finishing the look with a kimono-inspired jacket and black ankle-strap heels.
Sophia, 20, opted for a leather fitted knee-length black skirt and heels similar to her sister’s, partly covering her matching »
- Jen Juneau
Following John G. Avildsen’s death yesterday, one of the director’s best-known collaborators has paid tribute to the departed filmmaker. Sylvester Stallone honored the “Rocky” director the way everyone does these days, with an Instagram post: “The great director John G. Avildsen Who won the Oscar for directing Rocky!” he wrote alongside a photo of the two. “R. I. P. I’m sure you will soon be directing Hits in Heaven- Thank you , Sly”
“Rocky” also won Best Picture and Best Editing at the Academy Awards, with Stallone earning nods for both his screenplay and his performance in the title role. Avildsen, who went on to direct “The Karate Kid” and its first two sequels as well as “Rocky V” and “Save the Tiger,” died of pancreatic cancer yesterday »
- Michael Nordine
Oscar-winning director John G Avildsen has died at the age of 81.
His son Anthony told the La Times he had died of pancreatic cancer.
Stallone led the tributes to its director, posting a picture of the pair of them on Instagram, with the message: "Rip. I'm sure you will soon be directing Hits in Heaven - Thank you , Sly."
President of the Directors Guild of America Paris Barclay, also paid tribute. he said: "Throughout the decades, his rousing portrayals of victory, courage and emotion captured the hearts of generations of Americans."
Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio also paid tribute. »
- Amber Wilkinson
Update with statements from Sylvester Stallone, MGM’s Gary Barber, DGA: John G. Avildsen, who won the Best Director Oscar for 1977’s Best Picture winner Rocky that introduced the world to Sylvester Stallone, and who later helmed three Karate Kid movies, has died in Los Angeles. He was 81. The Los Angeles Times reported that Avildsen's eldest son said the director had pancreatic cancer. Avildsen, who started in the business as a cinematographer, broke into directing with… »
John G. Avildsen, who won an Oscar for directing the iconic Rocky and also helmed all three Karate Kid movies, has passed away at 81. While no cause of death was revealed, the director's representative confirmed his death in Los Angeles today. The filmmaker leaves behind a lasting legacy of telling some of the best underdog stories ever put on film.
Variety confirmed the director's death with his rep earlier today, although no further details were given. It hasn't been revealed yet if there will be any sort of public memorial service for the filmmaker. The man was born December 21 1935, in Oak Park, Illinois, USA, graduating from the prestigious Hotchkiss School and Nyu. He got his start in the movie business by serving as assistant director on movies helmed by Arthur Penn and Otto Preminger.
The late filmmaker made his feature directorial debut in 1969 with Turn To Love, which he also served as the cinematographer on. »
Avildsen’s son Anthony confirmed the filmmaker's death to the Los Angeles Times, adding that Avildsen died at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Avildsen won the Academy Award for Best Picture for his work on 1976's Rocky. Like the titular boxer played by Sylvester Stallone, the film was an underdog itself: Despite a minuscule million-dollar budget, Rocky became the highest-grossing film of 1976, winning three Oscars »
Oscar winning-director John G. Avildsen has died in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Times. He was 81. Avildsen won an Academy Award for directing the original 1976 “Rocky” starring Sylvester Stallone, and went on to direct all three of the original “Karate Kid” films. Avildsen also won the DGA Award for directing “Rocky,” which earned Oscars for best picture and film editing, and was nominated in multiple other categories. A representative for Avildsen did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: 'Rocky' Statue Closed by City of Philadelphia for Repairs The highly-acclaimed filmmaker developed a »
- Umberto Gonzalez
John G. Avildsen, who won an Oscar for directing the original “Rocky” (1976), starring Sylvester Stallone, and also directed all three of the original “Karate Kid” films, has died in Los Angeles. He was 81.
A rep confirmed his death.
Avildsen also won the DGA Award for directing “Rocky,” which also won Oscars for best picture and film editing and was nominated in multiple other categories.
In 2006 Variety interviewed Avildsen, who said that a film with a boxing story didn’t excite him at first, but he was “moved by the urban character study of Sylvester Stallone’s script.” He held out on directing part two in lieu of another project — a decision that Avildsen said was “one of my greatest mistakes.” He returned to the franchise to direct 1990’s “Rocky V.”
In 1983 he was Oscar nominated again, this time for the documentary short “Traveling Hopefully.”
Avildsen developed a reputation for making movies about losers, »
- Carmel Dagan
Access to the famed Rocky statue outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art has reopened to visitors. Rocky Statue Reopened On Museum Steps The statue of the fictional boxer, where Sylvester Stallone runs up the steps while training in various Rocky movies, was previously off-limits. A temporary stage was set up for the NFL Draft, and then was […]
The post ‘Rocky’ Statue Reopens Outside Philadelphia Museum Of Art appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Although Nathan Fillion was cast as actor Simon Williams – better known to comic book fans as Wonder Man – in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, his cameo ended up on the cutting room floor. Nevertheless, writer-director James Gunn has expressed his hope of seeing Fillion’s Williams in the McU at some point in the future, and now the actor has echoed that sentiment during a chat with The Ara Radio Show (via Cbr) during which he discussed the deleted cameo.
“I was going to be an Easter egg in the background…[there was] a Simon Williams Film Festival, and I was in all of the movie posters,” said Fillion. “If you know the Marvel Universe, Simon Williams becomes Wonder Man, becomes an Avenger. So, he’s part of that universe. It was a neat little Easter egg, it was a neat little piece of the universe. It didn’t get into the movie. »
- Gary Collinson
Filmmakers enjoyed their heydays in the 1970s.
Avildsen died on June 16 from pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81.
Three years later he won the directing Oscar for Rocky – a film he later professed to having had no initial interest in until he became enchanted by the first pages of Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar-nominated script.
Butler start out as »
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After the box office success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earlier this year, it makes complete sense that Marvel are plowing ahead with a third movie in the franchise. And, with writer/director James Gunn back on board, the process of getting the ball rolling on it has proven to be very simple. In fact, the story treatment is already completed.
Speaking at E3, Gunn talked a little about how he’s getting stuck into work on the next outing, which he has a “really great” feeling about.
“I’m writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday. I’m excited about it. I feel really great about it.”
What do we know about Vol. 3 so far? Well, for starters, it’s been confirmed that it’ll be the final bow for both Gunn as director and the entire Og »
- Christian Bone
Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment Group have extended its longstanding partnership with a new, long-term agreement, encompassing titles from Grindstone's long-term collaboration with producers Emmett/Furla, including the upcoming releases Gotti starring John Travolta, Escape Plan 2 with Sylvester Stallone, the sequel to the global action hit, and the thriller First Kill starring Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen. In addition, the Grindstone slate includes director… »
Lionsgate has extended its longstanding partnership with Grindstone Entertainment Group and signed new long-term agreements with Grindstone President and CEO Barry Brooker and principal Stan Wertlieb.
Steve Beeks, Lionsgate co-coo and president of the Motion Picture Group, made the announcement Thursday. Grindstone specializes in titles with recognizable stars in the action and thriller categories.
“We’re pleased to extend our relationship with Barry, Stan and the rest of the Grindstone team,” said Beeks. “They are consistently profitable with strong brand recognition and serve as a reliable supplier of star-driven event films.”
The extended agreement covers movies from Grindstone’s long-term collaboration with producers Emmett/Furla, including upcoming releases “Gotti,” starring John Travolta; “Escape Plan 2” with Sylvester Stallone; and the thriller “First Kill” with Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen.
- Dave McNary
15 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Movies in the new slate deal include titles from Grindstone's long-term deal with Emmett/Furla, such as the John Travolta starrer Gotti, Escape Plan 2 with Sylvester Stallone and the thriller First Kill, which teams Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen.
Lionsgate, which has eight movie labels in all driving its film business, last reupped its deal with Grindstone Entertainment Group and Emmett/Furla Films in 2015. Next up for a Lionsgate release from the Grindstone/Emmett/Furla »
- Etan Vlessing
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Yo, tourists! The Rocky statue in Philadelphia is open again, and ready for your selfies.
The statue was off limits to tourists at the end of April while crews tore down a temporary stage erected for the NFL Draft.
Then it was taken off limits for two weeks while the city's Department of Parks and Recreation worked to improve the surrounding area.
Access to the statue reopened Wednesday.
- the Associated Press
[[tmz:video id="0_33rn4j19"]] Sylvester Stallone says he's Team McGregor all the way -- telling TMZ Sports he believes Conor has a real shot against Floyd Mayweather. "Then again, I live my life in fantasy," Stallone joked. Sly is a huge boxing fan -- but he's also one of the celebrity minority owners of the Ufc. So, he's kinda got a dog in this fight ... the underdog. "I always have the underdog." Conor and Floyd are set to fight »
- TMZ Staff
Many great films in history tell the story of boxers who have made it to the top only by overcoming the odds against them. Their journey to success is paved with difficulties. Often the person who is their biggest support is their unlikely boxing trainer who is typically hardened and tough. Here are the top boxing trainers in the history of movies. Michael “Mickey” Goldmill – “Rocky” Perhaps one of the most memorable of film’s boxing trainers is Burgess Meredith’s Mickey Goldmill. Sylvester Stallone, who wrote and starred in the hit movie series “Rocky”, modeled Mickey after real life trainer
The Top Five Boxing Trainers in the History of Movies »
- Nat Berman
When Ringling Bros. announced its plans to retire the Greatest Show on Earth after 146 years, animal-rights activists rejoiced, relieved that dancing bears and trained elephants would suffer no more. But “Animal Crackers” has a much better solution, albeit one that demands a dash of magic: In this delightfully inventive, frequently hilarious animated feature, a box of enchanted cookies allows big-top couple Buffalo Bob and Talia to shape-shift into a full menagerie of circus animals. All it takes is a bite of the right cookie, and presto, they become the critter in question!
In addition to boasting a downright clever idea, “Animal Crackers” is uniquely suited to the medium of animation, considering that live action (even heavily CG-embellished live action) simply wouldn’t support all those dramatic transformations — from two-ounce hamster to 600-pound brown bear, for example — and the wonderfully anthropomorphic behavior each of those species requires. The fact that this Spanish-produced, »
- Peter Debruge
Annecy, France — Scott Christian Sava‘s U.S.-based Blue Dream Studios has kicked-off pre-production on animated feature “Pet Robots.” First designs, pictured above, and to which Variety has had exclusive access, are by Carter Goodrich, a double Annie winner in for character design for “The Croods,” and “Ratatouille.”
“Pet Robots” is about a school-class which goes on a field trip to the Rooty Tooty Toy Factory where four of the kids get separated from their class and discover four soldier robots that bond with them and follow them home. But the owner of the Rooty Tooty Toy Factory, Vandenburger Meisterburger, wants them back, obviously,
- Emilio Mayorga
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