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This Christmas, it’s Grudgement Day!
Award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight.
Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers.
Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: »
- Movie Geeks
It's Robert DeNiro vs. Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match and we're celebrating the much anticipated match up with a Grudge Match Prize Pack Sweepstakes that includes Hollywood Movie Money, a Grudge Match Gym Kit, Towel, Beanie, t-shirt. and movie poster. Read on to find out how you can win.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Gruge Match stars award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy.
In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during
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London, December 7: Sylvester Stallone will be hosting a session with his fans to give them a chance to get up close and personal with him at a show in London next month.
The 67-year-old American actor, who was nominated for best actor and best screenplay Oscars for 'Rocky', will host 'An Evening with Sylvester Stallone' at Westminster's Central Hall on 11 January, the BBC reported.
The 'Rambo' actor said that he has a "big mix of wonderful stories and colorful anecdotes" which he would like to discuss with his fans.
Stallone added that the people he has met usually expected him to be uncommunicative, like. »
- Meeta Kabra
Sylvester Stallone is to appear on stage as part of a Q&A event next year.
The Rocky star will take part in 'An Evening with Sylvester Stallone' at London's Central Hall Westminster on January 11.
The special event follows June's sold-out 'An Evening with Al Pacino' at the London Palladium, and will see the 67-year-old actor interviewed by Gold Radio's Dean Martin before taking part in an audience-led Q&A session.
"When people meet me they're often surprised. I talk a great deal," Stallone told The London Evening Standard.
"I consider myself something of a raconteur [and] I have a rather audacious sense of humour," he added.
"I've had such a long career and so many ups and downs [that] I have a big mix of wonderful stories and colourful anecdotes."
Tickets for the event are priced between £45 and £350 (plus booking fee) and are available now on seatlive.com.
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The success of The Expendables has apparently encouraged Sylvester Stallone to resume the (underrated) screenwriting career he launched with Rocky. Here, Sly's fashioned a role for Jason Statham that he might once have taken himself: that of Phil Broker, a retired DEA agent whose quiet life in rural Louisiana comes under threat from expansionist methheads. If it's initially distracting that these tweakers are played by slumming Ivy Leaguers (James Franco, Kate Bosworth), director Gary Fleder – a dab hand with knotty, workable pulp (Kiss the Girls, Runaway Jury) – proves admirably patient in revealing character and place, and it helps that those laying siege to our hero's self-timbered abode never quite react in the way expected of goons in a Jason Statham movie. Back »
- Mike McCahill
Directed by Gary Fleder
When you hear about a movie that was written by Sylvester Stallone, what’s the first thing you do? You can be honest; you snicker a little bit don’t you? It’s okay, we’re all friends here. Just the thought of seeing Stallone typing away at a computer, maybe a pair of reading glasses on, protein shake sitting next to the keyboard as he bangs out page after page. I know the guy wrote Rocky, but you still roll your eyes at the thought of it all. But as I sit here and poke fun, the guy is pretty prolific when it comes to screenwriting and let’s be honest, a lot of those screenplays get turned into movies (most starring the man himself) and as I sit here and poke fun, »
- Craig Dietz
Jason Statham teams up with another badass little girl… which makes him almost warm and charming as he kicks the crap out of villains. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): have not been the biggest Jason Statham fan
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Hey! Jason Statham finally found a thing that works! Well, okay, a thing that finally works for me. Lots of folks seem just fine with the badass martial-arts machine he typically portrays… if that’s even the word for simply transferring his stuntman workouts to the big screen. For me, that’s so completely uninteresting, and so very cold, and I was starting to wonder if he had anything else to offer.
But he’s trying. With a decent script — not that this wholly qualifies, but more on that in a moment — he’s got something. With the right costar, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Emma Thompson has discussed her role in latest film Saving Mr Banks.
Thompson plays Mary Poppins author Pl Travers in the movie, about Walt Disney's quest to turn her book into a film.
The role required the actress to listen to audio tapes of Travers in meetings with Disney (played by Tom Hanks) and his team.
She told MSN: "It's really hard work listening to those tapes, because Pl is so awful and so irritating.
"Just listening to them makes you want to throw something heavy at her. But there are lots of little clues about what was really going on, as well."
Thompson added that she could understand why the author did not want to hand over the rights to her book.
She said: "I'm a screenwriter so my characters are designed to move from the page to the screen, and I always find that rather thrilling. But I'm »
Warner-based producer Bill Gerber is hopeful that “Grudge Match” will offer a parallel box office success story to the 2008 hit “Grand Torino,” which starred Clint Eastwood and went on to gross $270 million worldwide. Warner Bros. opened “Gran Torino” in limited release in mid-December and expanded it in January as the drama caught on to become Eastwood’s highest grossing film by far.
- Dave McNary
Chicago – Sylvester Stallone is a difficult man to comprehend, unless if doing a thesis on male menopause. The one time screenwriter of gritty soul pictures like “Rocky,” “Paradise Alley” and “First Blood” is spending his later years pumping out undistinguished boom-boom pictures like “Homefront.”
This film – which Stallone adapted from a novel – has been on the shelf for a number of years, as Sly himself had passed the appropriate age to portray the main character. So “Expendables” costar Jason Statham has stepped up, and the taciturn British action star can’t breath any life into the ex-dea agent role, now undercover as a single Daddy in a small Louisiana town. In what looks like a takeoff of 1970s southern-fried action movies like “Gator” and “Walking Tall” lacks any air of that culture or grindhouse energy. It feels like a high school production, carefully costumed and slickly produced, but with »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In the deceptively entertaining new thriller "Homefront," Jason Statham plays a man who relocates to the Tennessee Williams-y deep south, with his young daughter, after the death of his wife. Thinking that he left his life of law enforcement behind (in the movie's prologue, you see him embedded with a group of deadly, meth-dealing bikers), he instead runs afoul of a small-time gangster named Gator (played by James Franco) and finds himself fighting for his life.
Moviefone chatted with Statham about what drew him to the material, with a script written by Sylvester Stallone from the novel by Chuck Hogan ("The Town," Guillermo del Toro's upcoming TV series "The Strain"), how he maintains what a "Jason Statham movie" is expected to be, and what we should be expecting from "Fast & Furious 7," "Expendables 3," and "Crank 3." It should also be noted that, for such a tough guy, he's unexpectedly warm and inviting, »
- Drew Taylor
If you missed Italian Stallion when I played it last year at my Super-8 Sex Movie Madness show, you’ll have another chance this weekend when I screen it (in it’s glorious condensed 18-minute super-8 cut) at the Super Swingers ’70s Night at The Way Out Club this Saturday Nov 23rd beginning at 9pm. I’ll be showing Italian Stallion and some other films of that nature that are not pornography, but a certain type of R-Rated film that one may have enjoyed at the Drive-ins in the 1970′s. The other swinging films I’ll be screening that night include Flesh Gordon, Swinging Stewardesses, Ed Wood’s Glen Or Glenda, and a ’70s Sexploitation trailer reel.
The Way Out Club is located at 2525 Jefferson Avenue in South St. Louis
Bell Bottom, platform shoe wearing, chevron mustache and side burn sporting, vintage 1970′s Funk Funk Funk is strutting your way »
- Tom Stockman
Gene Kirkwood is one of those true originals which are hard to come by these days within the film industry. A legend in his own right, he’s produced the likes of Rocky, New York New York, the Pope of Greenwich Village, The Keep and Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Originally an actor, Kirkwood then moved into producing and intends to do it “’til [he] drops”. Recently he and producing partner Ross Elliot folded their production company into Bitesize Networks, with the intention to create cutting-edge new content across a variety of platforms.
Kirkwood’s view on the industry is a refreshing one, and in the interview was prone to go off on tangents this writer was enjoying too much to divert. Read on for an insight into a fascinating personality that celebrates everything British, his admiration of Harvey Weinstein, his slew of exciting new projects and reveals things about the »
- Oscar Harding
Homefront stars Jason Statham as former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.
With the screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone, who first established worldwide recognition as a writer when his screenplay Rocky, won the Academy Award® in 1976 for Best Picture, Homefront is based on the book by Chuck Logan. The action-thriller is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls) and produced by Stallone alongside Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson, with Trevor Short »
- Movie Geeks
It ain’t about how hard you hit (the canvas). Sylvester Stallone, the rubbery potato-faced hero of such films as Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables, has revealed an unexpectedly gentler side to himself: he is a keen painter. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the frequently incomprehensible action legend admitted that if movies were ever to conflict with his painting career, he would quit Hollywood. »
In a choice between painting an acting, Sylvester Stallone knows to which one he'd deliver the knockout punch.
"I think I'm a much better painter than an actor," Stallone said in a recent interview promoting a new retrospective of his work at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. "It's much more personal and I'm allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have to play a certain part, you cannot speak as much as you want to speak."
The actor, who's been painting for about 50 years, told the Wall Street Journal that he'd give up his Hollywood career if it interfered with his art.
"There is nothing as gratifying as being one on one with a concept, with your thought and vision," Stallone told the paper. "Movies are the work of a collective conscious. It takes 500-800 people on a movie to complete a vision. »
- Katie Roberts
Offering a hint of what James Franco and Sylvester Stallone may have talked about on the set of Homefront, besides the endless marketing potential of becoming a self-parody, Stallone recently launched an exhibition of his own paintings incorporating elements from his movies—such as the fact that he starred in some, so here, look at them. There are also other, more overt nods to his cinematic past in the exhibition currently taking place in St. Petersburg. For instance, visitors will find many self-portraits of his Rocky character, one of several film roles Stallone says in the exhibit’s introduction »
Oscar-winners Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are again featured (and badly photoshopped) in a brand new one-sheet for their sporting rivalry comedy Grudge Match. The film reunites the duo, famed for their portrayals boxing legends in Rocky and Raging Bull respectively, for the first time since 1997′s superb Cop Land. The film also features the supporting cast of Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and is directed by Get Smart’s Peter Segal.
Check out the poster below and scroll down a little official synopsis:
De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. »
- Craig Hunter
We’ve seen Photoshopped posters before but i think we’ve hit a new all-time low with this piece of movie marketing. It comes for Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone’s new movie – Grudge Match which according to the poster, is ‘A Rivalry 30 Years in the Making’!
On paper the cast is impressive as joining Stallone and Di Nero are Kevin Hart, Alan Arking, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal but i think it may be time to get some new people in to do the movie marketing! Feel free to give this poster some captions…. we can hardly contain ourselves!
If you missed the first trailer for the movie, you can head this way to find out more about the movie which is due for release 24th January.
- David Sztypuljak
Poster Simon Brew 1 Nov 2013 - 05:54
Barely concealed Photoshop work is the unwitting star of the new Grudge Match poster...
We really didn't mind the trailer for upcoming boxing comedy Grudge Match at all. This is the one that unites Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the ring, in a sort of Raging Bull meets Rocky, without the Oscars, acclaim and other such inconveniences.
Still, there are no shortage of decent comedy ingredients, although sadly, this poster isn't quite the comedy they may have been looking for. Friends, we direct you to the uncomfortably pasted head of Robert De Niro on someone else's shoulders. We know that bad Photoshop work is nothing new on a movie poster, but sheesh: his face is a different colour to the rest of him. There's something a bit wrong with Stallone's head too.
That said, the film has the real potential to be »
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