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Fight choreography videos are always cool to watch because you never truly appreciate the amount of work that goes into the final sequence you see on screen. Boxing movies are almost equally as captivating because you can't improvise the outcome. Every move has to have meaning and a result or the fight will look fake. So actors have to memorize round by round what they're going to do. It can really grill an actor both mentally and physically, especially when you're simultaneously directing the film. Watch this clip of Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers walking through a fight for Rocky!
- Mick Joest
Holy moly, this Exploitation Alley article is long overdue, as it’s been a month since the last one (sorry!). In anticipation of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake coming out next month, I thought that I would revisit the original 1980 film and spend some time on it. So hold onto your scalps, and watch out for crazy Frank Zito, because he just might blow your head off..it’s time for Exploitation Alley!
Maniac follows Frank Zito, played brilliantly (and co-written) by the late Joe Spinell (Cruising, Rocky, The Godfather). Frank is an overweight, greasy looking guy who lives alone, and well…murders women (and sometimes men) and cuts the scalps off of said ladies to place on his mannequins, along with their wardrobe as well. Frank completely exudes a sketchy as hell demeanor but never quite takes it over the top, instead turns in a really subtle yet sometime erratic performance. »
Remember the RoboCop statue that fans funded through Kickstarter and is slated to be erected somewhere in Detroit? It's nearly finished. Via Screen Crush we have an update on the monument, which stands 10 feet tall and is almost complete, as you can see above. The idea of putting up statues of fictional movie characters has been met with controversy. The bronze likeness of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) made for the Rocky movies was originally denied permanent placement in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art because it was deemed a cheap and ugly prop rather than "art." And originally the idea of a RoboCop statue was publicly rejected by the mayor of Detroit. But there's no reason to dismiss these landmarks simply because they're...
- Christopher Campbell
Mumbai, May 13: Dev Goel, son of director Jyotin Goel, is set to make his debut as an actor and writer with comedy "Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke". He says he will be very happy if his debut film also becomes a hit just like the film "Rocky" proved for the Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone.
Stallone also made his debut as an actor and writer in Hollywood with the 1976-released film "Rocky". The film was a sleeper hit and even won three Oscars, including one for the best picture. It made Stallone a big star and went on to have five sequels.
All these five sequels were written by Stallone and also starred him.
"The only time when. »
- Lohit Reddy
Directed by Hal Needham
It’s going to take a lot more than skill for Cru Jones to conquer the toughest BMX challenge in the world. It’s going to take a miracle.
Rad, made three years after Nicole Kidman’s BMX Bandits, remains the most popular BMX film to date; which isn’t saying much since there have only been a handful of BMX films ever made. A product of the 80′s, Rad seems more interested in ramping up as much product placement as it could squeeze in, than in character development or plot – but longtime Stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run) does the best he can with the script given to him. In fact, Rad fits so well into Needham’s oeuvre that it’s no wonder he offers a stunning opening 8 minute BMX montage and »
- Ricky da Conceição
Veteran actor and all around badass Clive Owen (Sin City, Children Of Men) is set to co-star opposite Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth) in Survivor for director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, The Raven).
The film follows a State Department employee (Heigl) working at the American Embassy in London who loses her team in a bombing attack. After she is framed for a series of crimes for which she is innocent, she embarks on a desperate journey to clear her name and prevent an attack on New Year’s Eve. Production company Nu Image will present the film to prospective financiers at the Cannes Film Festival. Legendary producer/director Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Goodfellas) will produce the project.
Something about the pairing of Clive Owen and Katherine Heigl is very bothersome to me. In her relatively short career, Heigl’s reputation as something of an unappreciative and arrogant diva precedes her. »
- Damen Norton
Proving that no movie is safe from the musical treatment, “Rocky,” the Oscar-winning classic that made Sylvester Stallone a star, is set to make its Broadway debut. The new musical, produced by Stallone, premiered last year in Germany and will open on Broadway in February 2014. It follows the same story as the film, with struggling boxer Rocky Balboa taking on heavyweight champ Apollo Creed in a bout meant to prove Rocky's worth to the world, and himself. A trailer for the musical hit the web this week, featuring interviews with Stallone, director Alex Timbers, and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, and short clips of songs and scenes from the show. Apollo Creed dances to a disco number and Rocky sings that he must “make a new start” and “fight from the heart.” It all seems a bit cheesy, but the producers say that “Rocky” is a universal tale of love and inspiration. »
- Katie Roberts
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- Meghan Rooney
When Rocky looks for Adrian at the end of the first "Rocky," expect more gut-wrenching "Adriannnnnnnnnnn" in the broadway adaptation of the Oscar-winning film. Presented by Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone, the show will begin performances on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in February of 2014 according to THR.
The stage version's book is written by the Tony-winning Thomas Meehan ("The Producers," "Hairspray") and the music is composed by Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. The director is Alex Timbers with fight choreography by Steven Hoggett ("Once") and dance choreography by Kelly Devine ("Rock of Ages").
Here's what Stallone said about the Broadway production of his original story/screenplay, .I couldn.t be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage." Stallone further said, .The story of Rocky was very much like my life »
You know what Broadway isn’t missing? Another musical based on a movie.
But it seems, asked for or not, the Great White Way will be getting yet another show based originally on a hit movie. Over the weekend, news broke that plans were in the works to adapt Rocky, based on the 1976 Sylvester Stallone-starring boxer classic. The cast hasn’t been announced, but the show had a well-received world premiere last fall in Germany (hopefully containing a dance at some point in the show to “Eye of the Tiger”). Some may remain skeptical, but the creative team, particularly »
- Erin Strecker
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Set to hit New York City in March 2014, the play sets out to do the same thing as the 1976 film did: "Bring to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed."
"I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage," said Stallone, the original star and screenwriter of Rocky. "The story of Rocky was very much like my life at the time -- starting out with nothing, having to fight for roles and recognition. So I put those »
The Italian Stallion's gonna fly now—all the way to Broadway! Rocky the musical, a stage adaptation of Sylvester Stallone's 1976 Oscar-winning classic about a beloved Philadelphia fighter, will open on the Great White Way next spring, it was announced Sunday. Sly and his fellow producers confirmed the production will begin previews at the historic Winter Garden Theatre in February 2014 before curtains rise officially in March. Rocky the musical had its world premiere in Hamburg, Germany, and was an instant critical and commercial hit as it told the story of the beloved underdog boxer who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot in the ring with the heavyweight champ Apollo Creed while finding love with »
Producers of the 1976 hit said that they are planning to get the movie up and punching at the Winter Garden theatre by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall, the Huffington Post reported.
Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere. »
- Amith Ostwal
The next big Broadway musical has been announced, and it's a strange one. "Rocky" will debut on Broadway in early 2014. The musical adaptation of the 1976 boxing classic is being produced by Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone wrote and starred in all six installments in the "Rocky" franchise.
This adaptation tells the story of Balboa, an underdog boxer, as he navigates his way through the boxing world and wins the heart of the woman he loves, Adrian. The musical's book is written by three-time Tony winner Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers" and "Hairspray") and features lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Tony award for "Ragtime"). "I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage," Stallone says of the adaptation
The production originally opened in Germany in 2012 to rave reviews, before the decision was made to move to Broadway. »
Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall.
Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere and billed as "Rocky: Das Musical," the show is produced by Stallone and Stage Entertainment USA.
"The reason I think it has worked so well there and why I think it'll work on Broadway is that, yes, it's a story about boxing, but the real story is actually an intimate, powerful and gritty and »
The boxing drama - which premiered last year in Germany - will open at the Winter Garden Theatre with previews in February 2014, it was announced on Sunday (April 28).
The Rocky musical will be directed by Alex Timbers, and will be produced and presented by Stage Entertainment USA and Stallone.
"I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life on stage," said Stallone.
The Rocky musical celebrated its world premiere last fall in Hamburg, Germany, opening to rave reviews.
An official opening is slated for March, with an exact premiere date yet to be announced. »
New York (AP) — It's been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, the musical features a score by "Ragtime" veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "The Producers" and "Hairspray." Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere and billed as »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
It was a knockout movie, and now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Stallone and producers Stage Entertainment USA said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at New York's Winter Garden by February, following a successful debut of the musical in Hamburg, Germany, last fall. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, the musical features a score by "Ragtime" veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "The Producers" and "Hairspray." »
- Todd Cunningham
Producers today confirmed plans to bring a big-budget musical version of the Oscar-winning movie to Broadway in 2014. The show, conceived by Stallone himself (who earned an Oscar nomination for the screenplay in addition to starring in the film and five sequels), had a well-received world premiere last fall in Hamburg, Germany.
- Thom Geier
New York -- Rocky Balboa is poised to enter a whole new ring, when the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning Sylvester Stallone vehicle comes to Broadway early next year. The stage incarnation of Rocky brings together Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) with composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, whose many collaborations include the musical Ragtime. Directing the production is Alex Timbers, currently represented in New York with the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love and the musical-play hybrid Peter and the Starcatcher. Fight choreography is by Steven Hoggett (Once), with dance choreography by Kelly Devine (Rock
- David Rooney
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