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10 Fun Facts about The Wizard

20 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday we posted an action figure of a character named Lucas Barton from the classic 1989 video game movie The Wizard, the kid who busts out the Nintendo Power Glove. It reminded me of how much that I loved that movie when I was a kid, so I thought I'd put together a list of fun facts that you may or may not already know about the movie. Here you go! 

During the final Video Armageddon scene, the last game used was "Super Mario Bros. 3." It was meant to be revealed in the movie before it was released on the Nes. The first time we got to see the game was when the film was first released in theaters.Several Nes games appear in the arcade scenes. In the late eighties and early nineties, Nintendo had an arcade cabinet called Play Choice Ten. These cabinets would allow the gamer to choose »

- Joey Paur

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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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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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Cannon Films' Menahem Golan dies, aged 85

10 August 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One half of the Cannon Films duo, Menahem Golan, has died, at the age of 85.

Producer Menahem Golan, one half of the legendary duo behind Cannon Films, has died at the age of 85. He passed away on Friday in Tel Aviv, leaving behind a catalogue of more than 200 films that he was involved with.

The story of Cannon Films is being told in a pair of upcoming documentaries, and we looked at the infamous company's rise and fall here. What was clear is that Cannon was one of a kind, and along with his cousin, Yoram Globus, Golan was one of the key reasons for that.

Cannon was instrumental in the careers of Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme for a start, and also worked on more than one occasion with the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Charles Bronson. One of the pair's most infamous productions was the cheap and »

- simonbrew

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R.I.P. Producer Menahem Golan

8 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986’s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started with his cousin Yoram Globus. Cannon’s output also included such decidedly non-action fare as Bolero (1984), starring Bo Derek and George Kennedy; the Mario Van Peebles starrer Rappin’ (1985); A Cry In The Dark (1988), starring Meryl Streep and Sam O’Neill; and Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear (1987). But the action »

- The Deadline Team

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R.I.P. Producer Menahem Golan

8 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986′s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started […] »

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Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

8 August 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz. He was 85.

Golan, whose first name is sometimes spelled Menahem, was famous for his overblown pronouncements and business plans, and partnered for many years with his cousin, Yoram Globus. The duo started their U.S. career making fast-paced action exploitation titles starring the likes of Norris and Charles Bronson. Then, in the ’80s, Golan and Globus headed the ill-fated public company Cannon Entertainment, which began spending more on films such as “A Cry in the Dark,” “Cobra,” “Sahara” (1983), “Over the Top” and “Bolero” with such actors as Stallone, Brooke Shields and Bo Derek.

For a decade Golan dominated the market portion of the Cannes Film Festival, booking hundreds of pages a day in trade papers »

- Richard Natale

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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12 Craziest Character Names Created By Sly Stallone

6 July 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In honor of the star's 68th birthday, we celebrate some of the weirdest names he's ever written for films.

Hollywood heavyweight Sylvester Stallone turns 68 today, June 6, and he still looks like he could kill anyone he wanted with one hand tied behind is back - and his other hand inside a hungry crocodile. 

What some may not know is that Stallone has had a prolific career as a screenwriter in addition to his acting career. He got nominated for his script for Rocky in 1976 right alongside his Best Actor nomination. He's also written all the Rambo films – including the acclaimed one, First Blood – and all of his Expendable films, not to mention several others.

One common thread that Stallone loves is giving his characters some crazy names. In celebration of the beloved action star's 68th birthday, let's take a look at some of the bonkers names he's given characters in his films.

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Bodybuilding Legend, Jay Cutler, Arm Wrestling in the Streets ... With TMZ Photog!

21 June 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

He's a 4-time Mr. Olympia ... he's got 21-inch biceps -- so you'd have to be an Idiot to challenge Jay Cutler to an arm-wrestling match on the street ... right? Well, good news ... we've got that idiot!!!All 275-pounds of Jay Cutler were out in NYC the other day ... when our TMZ Sports photog (who's been working out btw) decided to challenge the guy to an "Over the Top" style showdown. So ... how did it go? »

- TMZ Staff

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Ten (No Eleven) Movies I Saw as a Child That Still Hold Up Today

2 June 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

At the end of my review of Maleficent I wrote: "Yes, movies such as this might be made for a young audience that will find something to enjoy in the magical CG flittering around, but once that audience grows up will they honestly turn to something like this for warm childhood memoriesc Dear God I hope not." It's a statement that has stuck with me since I wrote it. I was primarily thinking of how classic Disney animated films, such as Sleeping Beauty, hold up no matter how old you are. The more I thought about it, though, I began to wonder if I was simply being too precious when it comes to those classic animated movies and started to ask myself if there were any live action films I saw as a child, films that targeted kids and yet managed to appeal to adults then and maintain their value »

- Brad Brevet

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'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett on Helena's big make-out scene

24 May 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Spoiler Alert: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday's episode of Orphan Black.]

Road Trip! Sister clones Sarah and Helena were on the move in the latest episode of Orphan Black, which led to one hilarious sing-along scene as Helena channeled Betty, Veronica, and Jughead with her rendition of The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar.” But then the freak got even freakier, heading into a bar where she got it on with a tow trucker named Jessie (played by Suits star and Ob fan Patrick J. Adams). We spoke with Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett to get the scoop on an episode that provided doses of both humor and intrigue, as Sarah uncovered a key piece of intel from… »

- Dalton Ross

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Broken Projector: Super Massive

16 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In our shortest episode of the year, I take a minute to dissect the way gigantic things are being portrayed on screen and to consider how Godzilla is like the most recent doomsday climate change report. Plus, Jack interviews the legendary Bill Paxton who plays a pitching coach in Million Dollar Arm. They get philosophical about acting just above a whisper and going calmly over the top. Fortunately, the lurking Predator decides not to attack them in the process. You should follow Jack (@jackgi), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Please review us on iTunes Download Episode #58 Directly Or subscribe Through iTunes On This Week’s Show: Something to Think About [0:00 - 0:30] King of the Monsters [0:30 - 8:00] Over the Top (w/ Bill Paxton) [8:00 - 26:00] Heroes of the Week [26:00 - 27:00] Get In Touch With Us: Ask Us Your Screenwriting Questions Email Us Twitter Us Call Broken Projector: (512) 212-1301

"Broken Projector: Super Massive »

- Scott Beggs

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Maker Studios To Produce Web Series With ShayCarl, Chester See, Others

7 May 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Online video network Maker Studios is best known for managing its partner channel, but Maker has recently extended its services by producing a growing crop of original web series. At its first ever Digital Content Newfronts presentation, Maker teased eight new web productions, most of which will include the network's talent. Several of Maker's upcoming originals come directly from the minds of its talented creators. For instance, Chester See will star in a scripted series called Over The Top, which is loosely based on his attempt to make it as an independent musician in Los Angeles. Maker co-founder ShayCarl is producing a web series with Maker, too; it's called ShayLife and "is all about finding the next Epic Rap Battles of History." Original productions will extend to new channels as well. Joseph Garrett Aka Stampy Cat attended the event to discuss Stampy School, his educational Minecraft channel. Also in attendance was Morgan Spurlock, »

- Sam Gutelle

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Red Band TV Spots: Deaths Out West

5 May 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It’s not just Marvel superhero blockbusters that are opening this month; we’ll also be getting a couple of star-driven comedy offering as well. The one closing out the first quarter of the Summer Movie Season is A Million Ways to Die in the West - directed, co-written by, and starring Seth MacFarlane, bringing his brand of Ted and Family Guy comedy to the western genre, with a comical satire of Hollywood’s romanticized vision of the Old West, in the vein of Mel BrooksBlazing Saddles (among other films).

Over the top comical deaths – the sort that resembles the cartoony violence from MacFarlane’s Family Guy animated series more than the raunchy humor of his feature directorial debut with Ted – have been the focus of the Million Ways trailer marketing thus far. In keeping with that approach, a new batch of red ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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How To Fix The Matrix Sequels Pt. 2: Revolutions

27 April 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Read Part One here

Despite its numerous flaws and baggy structure, the first of The Matrix Sequels, Reloaded, ultimately proved to be the more successful and acclaimed, a state of affairs that sadly owes more to the whole new level of disappointed provided by the hugely promising conclusion to the trilogy, Revolutions. It is quite telling that despite the huge levels of hype generated by the impending arrival of the first sequel, the six months preceding the release of the final installment were oddly quiet, leading up to a release that was treated begrudgingly rather than with excitement, echoing the progressive weariness shown towards the disastrous Star Wars Prequels. Even before it saw the light of day, Revolutions was let down by being positioned atop the most diminutive of pedestals with little in the way of a set up.

That isn’t to say that Revolutions’ ill-fortune was entirely down »

- Scott Patterson

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Examining the prison movies of Sylvester Stallone

14 March 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie 17 Mar 2014 - 06:02

With Escape Plan out today, we look back at the strange prominence of prisons in Sylvester Stallone movies...

In his blockbuster movies, Tom Cruise likes to ride motorcycles and run with his fingers outstretched. Jean-Claude Van Damme likes to wear tight lycra and do the splits a lot. Arnold Schwarzenegger likes to make that sort of guttural "graargh" noise when he gets into fights.

Sylvester Stallone, on the other hand, has his own set of interests and habits. He likes to fire machine guns one-handed, scream while flying helicopters, and making a "hurgh!" noise when he does something athletic. Also, he has a tendency to star in films that involve prisons.

Now, admittedly, Stallone's appeared in lots of films where there's no sign of jail cells, sadistic prison wardens or metal trays with hideous food piled up on them. But then again, he has appeared in these. »

- ryanlambie

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Forget Rocky: the Sylvester Stallone movies that deserve to be musicals

12 March 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rocky is likely to be a Broadway success – so which of Sly's other films deserve the song and dance treatment?

Rocky is far from the first movie to be turned into a Broadway musical, but it might be the most unexpected. Ever since Sylvester Stallone and the Klitschko brothers announced their plan to inject Stallone's plucky underdog story with the requisite razzle-dazzle to make it fly on stage, the project has piqued curiosity like little else.

If the musical turns out to be a hit – and, judging by the superlative reviews it received when it debuted in Germany two years ago, it's likely – then the next step is already painfully obvious. Sylvester Stallone is a man who made five separate sequels to Rocky. The idea of restraint is completely alien to him. If people go and see a Rocky musical, he's bound to flood the market with musicals based on his other films. »

- Stuart Heritage

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WWE WrestleMania 30 Latest Card – Daniel Bryan Stipulation For World Title Match, 30 Man Battle Royal Announced

11 March 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The card for WrestleMania 30 was filled out on last night’s Raw from Memphis with more matches and stipulations announced.

The biggest, and probably the most expected news, was Triple H agreeing to face Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30 with the added stipulation that if Bryan wins he would be added to the World Title match. It is about as much a certainty as death and taxes that the main event of WrestleMania 30 will now be Randy Orton vs Batista vs Daniel Bryan.

Hulk Hogan’s big announcement on last night’s show was also regarding a new match, revealing that there will be a 30-man “Over The Top Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal” at WrestleMania 30. The winner of the bout would receive the Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy.

Three names are so far confirmed for the Battle Royal – Ryback, Curtis Axel and Big E. More names are expected to »

- Matt Holmes

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Brett Favre Is Bearded And Jacked In Retirement

5 March 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre was spotted recently with shaggy white hair, a grizzly beard and bulging biceps.

Brett Favre Rocks Beard

Favre, 44, has been retired since after the 2010 season, but appears to still be hitting the gym – why’ll losing the razor. Over the weekend, Favre was photographed at an event sporting the new hairstyle and his veins popping out of his arms.

Is Brett Favre filming "Over The Top 2"?? pic.twitter.com/O6IhbXAAhZ

— Steve Braband (@stevebraband) March 4, 2014

Nicknamed “The Gunslinger” during his NFL career, Favre ran the Green Bay Packers offense from 1992 to 2007, winning the AP Most Valuable Player award three consecutive times and leading the squad to seven division championships, four Nfc Championship games, two Super Bowl appearances and a win at Super Bowl Xxxi.

After his brief stints playing for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Favre stepped away from playing for good. When the St. »

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