Friday Flashback: Sly Single-Handedly Re-Fights the Vietnam War and Wins in “Rambo: First Blood Part II”

Earlier this week we discussed the possibility that “Expendables 4” is back on the table, which if that does come to fruition we hope will be closer in quality to another Sylvester Stallone fourth-parter: 2008’s “Rambo.” But while we love the final (so far) film in that series for its bloodbath finale and surprising poignancy, … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Sly Single-Handedly Re-Fights the Vietnam War and Wins in “Rambo: First Blood Part II”

Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone! TGD Ranks Sly’s Best One-Two Punch

Kevin: July 4th may be the day we celebrate America’s independence, but July 6th marks perhaps an even greater moment in our nation’s history, as that was the day Sylvester Stallone was born into this world 71 years ago in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. Since bursting onto the scene with “Rocky” in 1976, Sly has been … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone! TGD Ranks Sly’s Best One-Two Punch

Following “Baywatch” and “Pirates” Box Office Debacle, TGD Highlights Previous Memorial Day Hits and Misses

Kevin: It looks like a lot of Americans were more interested in cooking hot dogs and hitting the beach than going to the movies this past Memorial Day, as box office earnings for the four-day weekend were the lowest for that period since 1999, mainly due to the underperforming “Pirates 5,” the second-week nosedive of “Alien: … Continue reading Following “Baywatch” and “Pirates” Box Office Debacle, TGD Highlights Previous Memorial Day Hits and Misses

The Stallone News Roundup: Sly to Direct War Drama, Promises New “Expendables,” Sings Sinatra Badly on Private Jet

Kevin: It was a big week in the news if you are a fan of both Sylvester Stallone the actor and director (or even if you love his directing and hate his acting, which I guess is far less likely), with the announcement of two major projects that will keep Sly busy in front of … Continue reading The Stallone News Roundup: Sly to Direct War Drama, Promises New “Expendables,” Sings Sinatra Badly on Private Jet

Tough Guy Round Table: “Rambo: First Blood Part II”

Kevin: To kick off our action movie Round Table series, in which the four of us together examine in depth one particular movie and discuss why it’s so great, I figured we’d begin with one of the most iconic action films of the 1980’s, in which the U.S. finally got its victory over Vietnam once those … Continue reading Tough Guy Round Table: “Rambo: First Blood Part II”