“Grudge Match” News for the Week

Here our Grudge Match news for the week…

An Evening with Sylvester Stallone News

SZoner, Robert Federico sent in the photo above taken when he attended An Evening with Sylvester Stallone.  Here’s your news for the week about the event…

Homefront News for the Week…

Here’s your Homefront news for the week…

Win a “Homefront” Prize Package!

As regular readers know, I am really looking forward to the premiere of Homefront on November 27th!

Homefront stars Jason ["The Expendables" franchise] Statham, James ["Rise of the Planet of the Apes"] Franco, Winona ["Black Swan"] Ryder, Kate ["Superman Returns"] Bosworth, Frank ["The Grey"] Grillo and Clancy ["Highlander"] Brown in a screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone [based on the novel by Chuck Logan] and directed by Gary ["Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"] Fleder.

HOMEFRONT is an action movie about a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only problem is he picked the wrong town.

I was contacted by the folks at Open Road who are promoting Homefront and asked if I would like to put together a contest for a special prize pack including a Homefront poster signed by the cast along with a copy of the book that inspired the film signed by author, Chuck Logan.  Of course I was in.

Here are the details…

  • The screenplay for Homefront was written by Sylvester Stallone based on Chuck Logan’s best selling novel of the same name and stars Jason Statham.  What other property [novel, short story, play, comic, tv show, etc.] would you like to see Sly adapt into a screenplay and who would you have star?
  • To enter the contest, simply post your response at this link:  http://craigzablo.proboards.com/thread/25187/win-homefront-prize-package
  • The contest runs from when this post goes up until 8:00am E.S.T., November 23rd.
  • I will use a random number generator to select the winner.
  • I will post the name of the winner and he/she will have 24 hours to e-mail me their real name and address. I will then forward the information to Open Road who will ship out the prize package.
  • The prize package can be shipped within the United States only, and not to a post office box.
  • I am running the contest, but Open Road is providing the prize package.
  •  Good luck to all!




Sly and the Paparazzi

On November 15, 2013, Sly was out with some friends and as usual was dogged by paparazzi.  Sly is used to their behavior and as regular readers know, Sly interacts positively with them despite the annoyance that they can cause.  As Sly was walking down the street and speaking to friends he made a comment about them or one of them.

It’s hard to tell from the audio what exactly was said, but TMZ made a post that Sly had “hurled” the “N-word” at them.  First of all, if it is hard to tell what was said, does it make sense to say that he “hurled” anything at anyone?  Next, isn’t it safe to assume that had he said the “N-word” there would have been a major commotion?

At the time Sly wasn’t even aware that he was being accused of using the “N-word” or you can be sure, knowing Stallone, that he would have stopped and addressed it immediately.  Despite reporters speaking to others who were there and who have denied Stallone’s use of the word, and a professional audio engineer who analyzed the recording and confirmed that Stallone didn’t use the “N-word” the story took on a life of its own.