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When Jean-Claude Van Damme played Predator

21 October 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In 1986, Jean-Claude Van Damme was the title alien in Predator before he was hurriedly recast. Ryan looks back at what happened...

In the mid-1980s, Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme arrived in America with dreams of stardom. Possessing a finely-honed physique, thanks to years of training in (among other things) karate, kickboxing and ballet, he was ambitious and brimming with self-belief.

The acting bug bit Van Damme while he was still in his teens: he played “a bad guy with all the knives” in the 1984 French gangster movie Rue Barbare and, determined to further his goal of becoming an actor, hopped on a plane to Los Angeles. His first few years in America were, however, tough. He slept in a rental car for two weeks, and made money money by teaching aerobics and martial arts, delivering pizzas, and working as a doorman at a restaurant belonging to Chuck Norris. »

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Watch: New Trailer For Inspirational Drama 'Reach Me' Starring Sylvester Stallone And Tom Berenger

24 September 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Guys, Sylvester Stallone is ready to touch your heart....again (don't forget about "Rocky"). He's just one of many actors in the crowdfunded "Reach Me," an inspirational drama about confronting your fears and becoming a better, more positive person. We just wish this trailer were more, uh, inspiring.... The particularly ragtag cast of Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Kyra Sedgwick, Nelly, Cary Elwes, Thomas Jane, Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten and Tom Sizemore (wowsers) star in this thing about a book, written by a mysterious man, that suddenly goes viral and changes the lives of a bunch of a people who have problems. So, "The Secret: The Movie"? John Herzfeld ("15 Minutes," "2 Days In The Valley") wrote and directed this, and its his first feature in seven years. "Reach Me" arrives on VOD and in limited release on November 21st. Watch below.  »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Keanu Reeves Is Willing to Return for Speed 3

24 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Nerdist recently sat down with Keanu Reeves, and during the interview they brought up the possibility of Speed 3, and it seems like they got him to verbally commit to a third film. This is what Reeves had to say when asked about it:

"Oh my gosh, 'Speed 3: Redemption'! Sure. You know what I mean? Jack Traven just dusting it off."

It looks and sounds like it was all in jest, but you never know! After all, this is Hollywood and anything is possible. Sylvester Stallone was able to bring back Rambo and Rocky, why couldn't Reeves bring back Jack? 

1994s Speed pulled in $350 million worldwide. Reeves passed on Speed 2: Cruise Control, which turned out to be a disaster anyway, so it was a smart move for the actor not to do it. 

Yahoo! asked Reeves a year ago if if he would be interested in returning for »

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Fast & Furious 7 Is Almost Done, And This Is How Vin Diesel Celebrated

23 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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Stallone Bringing Back Rocky and Rambo One More Time

11 September 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Action icon Sylvester Stallone has announced that he will write, direct and star in Rambo: Last Blood. Also, Michael B. Jordan says that the latest Rocky sequel Creed is “Definitely happening”.

When it comes to Sylvester Stallone, never count a franchise as dead. Despite the success of his latest film series, the Expendables (although the returns are diminishing), he is bringing back his two most iconic characters: Rocky and Rambo.

Stallone told ComingSoon that John Rambo will fight again in Rambo: Last Blood. Despite wrapping up the character in Rambo (2008) and the fact that the character, like the actor, is advancing in age, the Vietnam veteran will be back in action one more time. Stallone is giving away no plot details, but he hints that this will be the No Country for Old Men of Rambo films. Another question is how this affects the proposed Rambo TV series. »

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Stallone Pushes Rambo One More Time For ‘Last Blood’

10 September 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Rambo is the toughest guy in the residential care home. But when a group of Viet Cong veterans move into the room next door the stage is set for a brutal showdown involving oversharpened bingo pencils, Steradent and a converted zimmerframe.

Only joking. However Sylvester Stallone is to give his leathery freedom fighter a final airing in Last Blood. The fifth instalment of the franchise should see the star back on writing/directing duties. What it will involve has yet to be announced, though I’m guessing a steaming jungle, a foreign enemy and a sweaty bandanna will all feature prominently. Stallone has made quite an art out of mining nostalgia, successfully reviving the character in 2008 after a twenty year absence, as well as bringing Rocky back to the screen. The resulting box office paved the way for The Expendables, though disappointing returns for the third movie may have »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’

8 September 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For the second time in a year, the meteoric rise and ignominious demise of 1980s schlock juggernaut Cannon Films comes to the screen in feature-length documentary form. But where Cannon is concerned, a twice-told tale is no vexation for the weary cinephile’s ear. Faster, sleeker and more out-of-control (in a good way) than its Cannes-premiered predecessor (Israeli director Hila Medalia’s “The Go-Go Boys”), Mark Hartley’s “Electric Boogaloo” — actors, writers, directors, editors and studio execs who, if anything, seem emboldened by the lack of Golan and Globus’s official participation in the project. Sure to be a fest favorite, Hartley’s docu should also spur much Cannon revivalism on the repertory and cinematheque circuits.

Cannon is irresistible fodder for Hartley, whose previous cinephile docus “Not Quite Hollywood” (2008) and “Machete Maidens Unleashed!” (2010) showed he was drawn to exploitation movies like Charles Bronson to a pack of street thugs. Like those films, »

- Scott Foundas

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12 greatest sports songs ever: Are you ready for some football?

4 September 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight marks the opening night of the 2014 NFL Season, so in celebration, here are the 10 best songs about sports. I tried to make it all football, but there are surprisingly few football-themed hits. And since it’s still baseball season, I decided to throw in a few baseball ones as well. Basketball? Other than “I Believe I Can Fly,” the round ball got left out in the cold since the only other basketball song I could think of was Cheech & Chong’s “Basketball Jones,” which, quite frankly, is in a league of its own. Given that the World Cup just ended, I also threw in a little soccer love. Though certainly not written about football, Jay Z and Rihanna's "Run This Town" is the new theme song for Thursday Night Football, according to NFL and CBS. The pair's hit, from Jay Z's "The Blueprint 3," will get reworked each week with narration by Don Cheadle. »

- Melinda Newman

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Sylvester Stallone Movies

20 August 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Expendables 3 may have been a box office disappointment, but don't think that's going to slow down Sylvester Stallone. He's been seen as a has-been countless times during his career, only to bounce back bigger than ever. This is a man that willed six separate Rocky movies into existence, and he's currently plugging away at Rambo 5. He doesn't know the meaning of the word "over." We asked our readers to select their favorite Sly movies. Here are the results.  »

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'Toy Story of Terror' Interview with Carl Weathers | Exclusive

19 August 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After Pixar ended its successful Toy Story theatrical franchise in 2010 with Toy Story 3, fans still got to see Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang in a number of short films that were attached to Pixar movies. The brand expanded even more last year with the new ABC TV special Toy Story of Terror!, a 22-minute adventure that fans can take home on Blu-ray and DVD August 19, which also includes the shorts Toy Story: Small Fry, Toy Story: Partysaurus Rex and Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.

Toy Story of Terror! also marks the debut of a brand new character, Combat Carl, voiced by the incomparable Carl Weathers, who Jessie (Joan Cusack) meets at a motel that Bonnie and her mom are forced to stay in after getting a flat tire. Combat Carl, who always speaks in the third person, helps Jessie find her friends and escape »

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'Toy Story of Terror' Interview with Carl Weathers | Exclusive

19 August 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After Pixar ended its successful Toy Story theatrical franchise in 2010 with Toy Story 3, fans still got to see Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang in a number of short films that were attached to Pixar movies. The brand expanded even more last year with the new ABC TV special Toy Story of Terror!, a 22-minute adventure that fans can take home on Blu-ray and DVD August 19, which also includes the shorts Toy Story: Small Fry, Toy Story: Partysaurus Rex and Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.

Toy Story of Terror! also marks the debut of a brand new character, Combat Carl, voiced by the incomparable Carl Weathers, who Jessie (Joan Cusack) meets at a motel that Bonnie and her mom are forced to stay in after getting a flat tire. Combat Carl, who always speaks in the third person, helps Jessie find her friends and escape »

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Sylvester Stallone Prepares For Rambo 5

18 August 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s fairly safe to say that Sylvester Stallone has built a very rewarding, lucrative and long career on two iconic characters – Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. The star wrote, directed and performed in the sixth Rocky film in 2006, effectively drawing that franchise to a close. He then did the same with Rambo in 2008 – delivering a fourth franchise entry that brought the character full circle, with an ending intended to satisfy fans and bring them a sense of closure. But now, Rambo 5 is on the horizon.

The character has been loved by fans since the first film exploded onto the big screen in 1982. First Blood saw Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret John Rambo arrive in the small American town of Hope, in Washington State. Searching for his friend from Special Forces, he discovers that he died of a cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Rambo then clashes violently with local authorities. »

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The Dusty VHS Corner: “Pop it Tommy!” – Eric Roberts the Video Maestro

17 August 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe digs deep into The Dusty VHS Corner for a trio of Eric Roberts movies…

There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.

Before becoming something of a sitcom gag, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Sylvester Stallone Recalls His Terrible Star Wars Audition

16 August 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting "The Expendables 3," Sylvester Stallone spoke about his Hollywood career and recalled the time when he auditioned for "Star Wars." "I had just finished 'Rocky,' and I was going up for an audition," he started. "So I go in there and see George Lucas and the producer and I can tell instantly when no one likes you. Not to disparage George Lucas, but after you've seen 100 people, you get tired, so you just hope that the guy in front of you just disappears. I was reading for Han Solo but I got maybe... well, I got nowhere. I was there to read for it and they were like, 'You're really... yeah, you're, um...' I said, 'Let me just make it easy for you, 'I would look like crap in spandex, leotards and a ray gun. I get it! Guys in space don't have this kind of face! »

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Sylvester Stallone Started Training For Rambo 5

16 August 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sylvester Stallone is probably one of the best in Hollywood in creating jobs for himself. He did it with "Rocky," "Rambo" and now with "The Expendables," which has already completed three installments. Even though the actor has plenty of opportunities to do other movies, he would rather return to what he knows best, which is his "Rambo" franchise. In a new interview with Vulture, Stallone revealed that he's currently working on "Rambo 5." "I'm getting ready for that," he said. "I'm starting to work out. I'm going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart." Stallone previously considered going the sci-fi route with "Rambo 5," but it was recently confirmed that the film would be similar to "No Country For Old Men" and feature Rambo facing off against a Mexican drug cartel. »

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Weekend Rock: What's the Best Sylvester Stallone Movie?

15 August 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sylvester Stallone may be 68 years old, but he's in remarkable physical shape and still churning out action movies like the 1980s never ended. For the third chapter of his Expendables franchise he's assembled a murderers row of action stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and too many others to mention.

Now we have a question for you: What is Sylvester Stallone's single greatest movie? We know that's a tough question considering he's made six Rocky movies, four Rambo films and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. There's also Cliffhanger, »

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Michael B. Jordan Says Creed Movie Definitely Happening, Confirms Stallone's Involvement

15 August 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sylvester Stallone currently is blowing up movie theaters (figuratively) as a member of The Expendables. But one of Sly.s most iconic franchises plans to continue with his involvement (to a certain extent). We.d heard rumblings about a Creed movie, with Michael B. Jordan playing the pivotal part. Now, we know for sure it.s happening, and probably soon. Last October, we noted that Chonicle star Michael B. Jordan was eyeing the movie Creed, a Rocky spinoff directed by Fruitvale Station helmer Ryan Coogler. The movie is supposed to cast Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed.s character . played by Carl Weathers in the original Rocky movies. It also was suggested that Sylvester Stallone would return to the ring to coach Jordan.s young boxer. much the same way that Mickey coached the young Rock way back when this franchise got off the ground. During an interview with »

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Sylvester Stallone Wanted to 'Strangle' Arnold Schwarzenegger During Old Rivalry (Video)

15 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger may now be sharing the screen, but back in the '80s there used to be no camaraderie between these movie muscle men. Stallone stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday to share just how far the actors' old rivalry went. "I wanted to strangle him," the Rocky actor cracked. Fortunately, these urges have subsided, and Stallone has only nice things to say about the former California governor. "I think he's brilliant, what he's done, and what he's accomplished. He's had three different careers," Stallone said of Schwarzenegger. Related: How Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger Became »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Watch: Follow The Camera In 10-Minute Look At 'The Art Of Steadicam'

14 August 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s hard to overstate the revolutionary impact of the Steadicam when camera operator Garrett Brown introduced his invention to the film industry in 1975. The camera stabilizing mount didn’t make its onscreen debut until the next year with the trio of “Bound for Glory,” “Marathon Man” and “Rocky,” all of which involved Steadicam shots operated by Brown himself. With the the device's 40th anniversary around the corner, Refocused Media (via FirstShowing) has crafted a roughly 10-minute-long ode to “The Art Of Steadicam.”  The video starts with, what else, the iconic Copacabana sequence from the Michael Ballhaus-photographed “Goodfellas” featuring legendary Steadicam operator Larry McConkey (seriously, his IMDb page is mostly Steadicam work with occasional “B” camera work) trailing Henry Hill as he shows both Karen and the audience what a big shot he is. From there, the video is a greatest hits of Steadicam shots »

- Cain Rodriguez

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