Tag: Sylvester Stallone

Cop Land: Sylvester Stallone's lesser known shot at an Oscar

This has been a very weak “Month of Stallone” on the Medium Rare blog. My goal was to have posts on Rambo, Copland, Cobra, and Cliffhanger, but instead my only post was one about how I didn’t have any posts.  Then on February 19th, Sly Stallone showed up in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A... Read more »

Rocky vs. Star Wars: A Best of Seven series

If you are a loyal, long-time reader of Medium Rare, you might recall this time last year when I did a barrage of posts on Sylvester Stallone. I’m guessing you fell into one of two camps: Camp A: When last February ended, you were worried, “Will this series be back for Round 2? How am... Read more »

Shadow boxing with Sylvester Stallone

On Sunday night at the 88th Acadamy Awards, Sylvester Stallone was 100% robbed for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. If someone wants to argue for Mark Rylance, go for it, but what I witnessed was the equivalent of a bad call at the end of a football game where everyone, except for the referees, could... Read more »
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Sylvester Stallone's sneaky good writing advice

I believe everyone has, at least, one story in their head that is begging to be put down on paper. Could be a novel, screenplay, non-fiction, memoir, a book of poems, doesn’t matter. We tell stories all the time, over dinner, over the phone, a good ol Facebook rant but when it comes time to... Read more »

Is Creed now the best Rocky movie?

End of last year, director Ryan Coogler and rising star Michael B. Jordan brought new life to the Rocky franchise and set Sylvester Stallone up for what should be an Oscar win three Sundays from now. When I saw Creed, I left the theater fired up, like go online and look up the cost of... Read more »

Ranking the Rocky movies: Scoring the undercard

Here in the month of Sylvester Stallone, I am on the noble, and potentially controversial, quest of ranking the movies in the Rocky franchise. I started off easy last week with something we can all agree on: Rocky V at the bottom of the list. Now things get a little more intense. Now it’s like... Read more »
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Welcome to the month of Sylvester Stallone

I didn’t know Creed was a thing. I mean, I know the band, the group who rotates in and out of punchlines with Coldplay and Nicolas Cage, but Creed the Rocky spinoff movie was completely off my radar until about two weeks before its theatrical release. When I heard about it, heard that Sly was in... Read more »