Posts Tagged ‘Sylvester Stallone’

This week’s releases include: woolly vengeance; an old school action flick; an over-the-top family; a biopic; an amusing story of an unlucky guy; a sexy anthology; a memorable musical; revisiting a classic science fiction franchise; a multifaceted coming-of-age story; a flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll picture; and a life awakening. (more…)

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This week’s releases include: a journey through a boy’s imagination; a terrifying situation; a family of secret agents; a muscular warrior adventure; a fact or fiction mystery; a cop’s dilemma; two features by a historic director; a twin performance; a family turned upside down; the end to a decade’s long journey; an ‘80s buddy picture; an immoral life path; a quest for morality; a reluctant father embraces his children; and a journey through the past to recover the present. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a demonstration of the survival of the fittest; the true story of daring journalists; a cop that doesn’t play by the rules; a future that must confront its violent past; the defeat of a terrorist hijacking; a sequel to a contemporized Grimm fairy tale; an overdramatic love story; the anthropomorphising of a Labrador retriever; a teenager’s date with his dream woman; a couple of Muppets adventures; a unique take on the vampire; and an explosive story of revenge. (more…)

The Expendables at workThese guys have been individually kicking ass with razing explosions igniting the scenes behind them for 30 years – give or take. Who better to unite three generations of action heroes on screen than the original punching bag, Sylvester Stallone.

They are the Expendables: leader and mastermind Barney Ross (Stallone), former SAS blade expert Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang (Jet Li), long barrel weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture), and precision sniper Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren).  Living life in the fringes of the law, these hardened, highly skilled mercenaries take on what appears to be a routine assignment: a covert, CIA-funded operation to infiltrate the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its ruthless dictator General Garza (David Zayas).  But when their job is revealed to be a suicide mission, the men are faced with a deadly choice – one that might redeem their souls or destroy their brotherhood forever.

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The once invisible beads of sweat that sheath Rocky’s and Apollo’s gloves as they exchange blows. The flecks of saliva that fly from the Russian’s mouth as he hits the mat. These were the tiny details missing from the Rocky collective experience, but the Blu-ray release of the six-film box set has changed all that.

Rocky is the ultimate underdog story written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. Struggling to survive, Rocky (Stallone) is given the golden opportunity to fight the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). The five sequels that followed included a championship re-match, the overcoming of self-limiting fears, endless demonstrations of passion and strength, and workout montages that leave viewers in awe. Rocky is supported and thwarted by fantastically thought-out characters, including his wife Adrian (Talia Shire), her brother Paulie (Burt Young) and his tough as nails manager (Burgess Meredith). Even Mr. T got in on the fight in the third installment.

This is a collection every movie lover should own rather than rely on television broadcasts of the films. A bonus disc includes over three hours of special features: a three-part “making of” documentary; a behind the scenes featurette; three boxing featurettes; tributes to Meredith and James Crabe; video commentary with Stallone; Interview with a Legend: Bert Sugar; Stallone’s appearance on Dinah!; and an exclusive to Blu-ray interactive game: Feeling Strong Now!.