20 items from 2015
Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy »
- Steve Montgomery
Action legend Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, The Expendables) is swapping his boxing gloves and automatic weapons for bread, as he is set to team up with British bakers Warburtons in a new advert set to air later this year in the UK.
Website Bakery Info has revealed that Rocky will be the new face of the bread makers, and will star in their new advert.
“In a power-pairing of bakery meets Hollywood,” Bakery Info’s Bronya Smolan writes, “the 68-year-old is set to be the face of a new TV advertising campaign, after filming at one of Warburton’s bakeries this week.”
See Also: Watch Sylvester Stallone practising his Scouse accent
“Sly doesn’t come cheap,” an »
- Scott J. Davis
Sylvester Stallone is the new face of Warburtons bread.
The 68-year-old Rocky actor will star alongside the bakery's boss Jonathan Warburton in the new campaign.
The Grocer reports chairman Warburton as saying he was "delighted to be starring alongside Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone".
Meanwhile, local press report that Stallone was filming the advert at the company's bakery in Whitwood, Castleford yesterday (January 22).
Pictures from the campaign show Stallone stood in front of a fleet of orange Warburtons vans wearing a cap embellished with a 'W', and a vest with the company's logo embossed on the front.
Action star Sylvester Stallone is set to team up with British baker Warburtons in a new TV advert, we've learned...
The website Bakery Info (news of which reaches us thanks to Film Divider) has revealed that Sylvester Stallone will be the new face of British bakery firm Warburtons.
"In a power-pairing of bakery meets Hollywood," Bakery Info's Bronya Smolan writes, "the 68-year-old is set to be the face of a new TV advertising campaign, after filming at one of Warburton's bakeries this week."
And there's Sly, posing in a set of Warburton's-themed combat fatigues, and standing in front of a collection of Warburton's vans. The weather is dreary, and so too is Stallone's face.
"Sly doesn't come cheap," an »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: The nonfamous guys in this photo got a huge surprise when they ran up the steps of Philadelphia's Museum of Art, mimicking the iconic scene in Rocky: the man himself, Sylvester Stallone, was standing there with his family, in town actually making another Rocky sequel (Creed). He graciously provided the following group selfie (via Live for Films): What if Al Pacino had played Han Solo? Maybe it'd have looked something like this mash-up of Scarface and Star Wars (via Geek Tyrant): Still looking for the perfect outfit to wear to the movies to see The Imitation Game? Here you go, die-hard Benedict Cumberbatch fans...
- Christopher Campbell
Sylvester Stallone has returned to the iconic Rocky steps to take an epic selfie with three Philadelphia tourists. Peter Rowe and two friends ran up the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday, only to find the real Rocky waiting for them at the top. "He said to us, 'Man, you guys are fast. You're making me look bad,' " Rowe told the Associated Press. Then, like any gracious champion, Stallone - a.k.a. Rocky Balboa - gamely posed for a selfie. "Look tough, guys!" Stallone, 68, said as he hoisted a fist in the air for the snapshot, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
Sylvester Stallone has returned to the iconic Rocky steps to take an epic selfie with three Philadelphia tourists. Peter Rowe and two friends ran up the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday, only to find the real Rocky waiting for them at the top. "He said to us, 'Man, you guys are fast. You're making me look bad,' " Rowe told the Associated Press. Then, like any gracious champion, Stallone - aka Rocky Balboa - gamely posed for a selfie. "Look tough, guys!" Stallone, 68, said as he hoisted a fist in the air for the snapshot, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
This past weekend, a group of three college friends visited Philadelphia and decided to sprint to the top of the iconic steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa character. But while millions have raced to the top of the stairs, only a select few get to see Rocky himself when they reach the top. Philly.com reports that when the three friends reached the top of the steps, they heard a voice behind them say, "You guys got up here pretty fast. You're making me look bad." It was - you guessed it - Stallone, and he posed for a photo with the guys.
This must have been a »
- Ben Pearson
Any Rocky fan who has ever visited Philadelphia will have almost certainly taken a photo at the top of the Philadelphia Museum.s staircase, raising their arms in triumph for a photo op. But all of these Rocky inspired images will now pale in comparison to the one taken by a group of tourists in the city on Saturday, which featured Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone. According to the Associated Press, Peter Rowe and his two friends, Jacob Kerstan and Andrew Wright, found Sylvester Stallone standing at the top of the art museum.s steps when they went to the location to pay their respects to the iconic sports film. In fact the three men were racing up the stairs to see who could reach the summit first when the came across the actor. After being greeted by Stallone, he quipped to the trio, "Man, you guys are fast. You »
Where’s Adrian? Three Rocky fans got the selfie of a lifetime on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Philadelphia. Friends Peter Rowe, Jacob Kerstan, and Andrew Wright dashed to the top of the famous steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as immortalized in the very first Rocky film back in 1976, and found a surprise at the top. Star Sylvester Stallone, who famously played the big screen boxer Rocky Balboa and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1977, was at the top of the steps, filming [...] »
A few tourists really wanted to make the best of their trip to Philadelphia, so they ran up the famous Rocky steps—but there was an even bigger surprise waiting for them at the top. Peter Rowe said he and two of his college friends Jacob Kerstan and Andrew Wright had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw—wait for it—Rocky Balboa, er, Sylvester Stallone himself! "He said to us, `Man, you guys are fast. You're making me look bad!"' Rowe said on Tuesday. And the even better part? The famous actor even posed for a selfie with the group, telling the guys to "look tough." It looks like the »
Yesterday action icon Sylvester Stallone delivered a half-time message encouraging fans attending the Everton v West Brom game at Goodison Park to cheer during the shooting of scenes for the upcoming Rocky spin-off Creed, and now a video has surfaced online which features Sly practising his Scouse accent. It’s as bad as you’d expect. Check it out here…
Raised in an upper-crust home thanks to the ring riches earned by his grandfather, Apollo Creed, the young man doesn’t have to box and his family doesn’t want him to. Yet, he has the natural instinct and gifts and potential that made his grandfather the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa took his crown in 1979′s Rocky II. Creed’s grandson needs a mentor and turns to Balboa, who is out of boxing completely and not eager to return.
- Gary Collinson
Sylvester Stallone surprised Everton fans by making a half-time appearance last night (January 19).
The Hollywood star and Everton supporter appeared on the big screens at Goodison Park, asking fans to cheer for the recording of his upcoming Rocky film.
Stallone's appearance did not inspire Everton to a victory, however, as they played out a 0-0 draw with West Brom.
The actor previously visited Goodison Park eight years ago, and was presented to the fans before kickoff. »
The Rocky spin-off Creed will be shooting tonight at the home of Everton, Goodison Park.
The football club revealed via Twitter that something for the movie will be shot during half-time of the Everton v West Brom game.
“I would like you to stay in your seats at half-time and keep any eye on the big screens for a very special guest to make a welcome return to Goodison Park. Be sure you make as much noise as possible – go absolutely nuts at half-time – to help us create a brilliant atmosphere. I have seen firsthand what kind of noise Evertonians create – it will be perfect for the scene.”
Remember to stay in your seats at Ht to star alongside @TheSlyStallone and @TonyBellew in the new ‘Rocky’ film. »
- Luke Owen
By Anjelica Oswald
Making the transition from documentary to feature film — or vice versa — can be difficult, but some filmmakers are well-known for jumping between the two styles. Bennett Miller, whose directorial debut was the documentary The Cruise, has made three feature films, including this year’s Oscar contender Foxcatcher.
The Theory of Everything, another of this year’s Oscar contenders, was directed by James Marsh, who received an Oscar nomination for his documentary Man on Wire (2008), which showcases Philippe Petit’s unauthorized high-wire walk between the World Trade Center buildings in 1974. He is also well-known for his documentary Project Nim (2011), about a chimpanzee raised like a human child. Both films garnered him BAFTA nominations: Man on Wire for best British film and Project Nim for best documentary. If Marsh, who received a BAFTA nomination for directing The Theory of Everything, is nominated for a best director Oscar, »
- Anjelica Oswald
“Zarra’s Law,” a crime drama that stars “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” star Tony Sirico, will come to DVD and VOD Tuesday and for all of our crime drama fans, we have an exclusive clip from the film. The film features one of the pivotal family moments in the film; a discussion about how the danger of a gun depends on the gun’s owner. Check it out below the post. Along with Sirico, “Zarra’s law” stars Brendan Fehr (“The Night Shift,” “Roswell”), Erin Cummings (“The Iceman”), Nick Sandow (“Orange is the New Black”) and Burt Young (“Rocky” franchise). The film is written by Jospeh Scarpinito and Charles Kipps and directed by [ Read More ]
The post Exclusive: Zarra’s Law Clip Tells the Story of Family Guns appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Chicago – One of the specialities of HollywoodChicago.com is the film and personality interview. The majority of these chats came through me, Patrick McDonald, and I couldn’t narrow it down to a top 10 or even a top 20. For 2014, there were 25 top interviews, and it is a diverse range of voices.
It is a privilege to get the opportunity to participate in the promotional tours, awards ceremonies, film festivals, book appearances, phoners and other lucky happenstances that feature the notable among us. To whittle down the list, I mostly thought about what was said in these interviews, whether inspirational or provocative – plus the status of the participants, whether they are up-and-coming or established.
The interview highlights are broken down by “Background and Behind-the-Scenes” and the “Memorable Quote” associated with each subject, and are often accompanied with exclusive photography by Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com. Four notables who just missed the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Sylvester Stallone is set to be a very busy man in 2015, with a trio of new projects set to film.
Stallone has confirmed on his occasionally-updated Twitter feed that he's heading off to Philadelphia to reprise the role of Rocky Balboa in spin-off movie Creed. That's the one where Michael B Jordan will be playing the grandson of Apollo Creed (who was, of course, played by Carl Weathers in the Rocky films). Rocky Balboa will become the new Creed's trainer in the film.
Then, he's making Last Blood, which is expected to be the final film in the Rambo series. No further details are available on that one yet. It's still unclear, therefore, whether Stallone will be directing Rambo: Last Blood as well.
Finally - at least for now - he's then going to move on to Scarpa, »
#20. The Exorcist (1973)
Lost to: The Sting
Crammed in between two Best Picture wins for Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather” films was an interesting little year that rewarded another pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman (trivia: “The Sting’s” Julia Phillips is the first time female producer to ever win Best Picture). The other big landmark – the first time a purely horror film was nominated for Best Picture. “The Exorcist” was nominated for ten Oscars, winning for Sound and Adapted Screenplay. The horrifying story of a young girl possessed was, rumor has it, cursed as they tried to complete the film. This film about the struggle between faith and sin is possibly the most important horror film of all time.
#19. Avatar (2009)
Lost to: The Hurt Locker
The year after “The Dark Knight” and “Wall-e” missed out on Best Picture nominations, the Academy decided to change the rules and allow ten nominees. »
- Joshua Gaul
Rumours swirled around a few months ago that John Rambo would be once again dismembering an army of faceless goon in delightfully brutal fashion in Rambo: Last Blood. Well, Sylvester Stallone has confirmed on Twitter that Last Blood will indeed be the title (though the actor has called it his No Country for Old Men), and while nothing is known of the plot, it will begin production after Creed, Ryan Coogler's (Fruitvale Station) Rocky spin-off following Apollo Creed's grand son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), and featuring Stallone reprising his role of The Italian Stallion. With those two movies wrapped, Stallone will then begin work on Scarpa, based on the life of former mob enforcer Gregory Scarpa. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
20 items from 2015
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