Our POW [Picture of the Week] this week is Sly and Antonio Tarver from Rocky Balboa. Click on the photo to see a full-size version. – Craig
Category: Rocky Balboa
Source: AARP the Magazine, December 2016.
SZoner, Ferhat Temiz created an alternate opening to Rocky Balboa that you can see in the link below. Interesting idea to keep the opening in line with the other Rocky movies. – Craig
Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
- Official Sly Stallone Instagram: Sly and his Toughest Opponent…
- NY Daily News: Stallone Helps Deliver…
- ESPN: Stallone Awards…
- Sports Illustrated: Stallone Awards…
- CBS Sports: Stallone Gives…
- Bleacher Report: Stallone Surprises…
- TMZ: Stallone Ambushes…
- Daily Mail: Smooth Operator!…
- FOX Sports: Stallone Helped Shock…
- Mediate: Photo of Two NBA Players…
- CBS Sports: Stallone Next to…
- UPROXX: Stallone Looks…
- IFC: 10 Most Fist-Pumping Songs from the Rocky Movies…
A Unified Theory of the Rocky Movies should be required reading for all Stallone / Rocky fans!
On February 27, 2015, USAToday posted Every “Rocky” Movie, Ranked by Chris Chase. For details check out the piece, but here are Chris’ rankings and mine. We differ quite a bit, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
|6. Rocky V||6. Rocky V|
|5. Rocky Balboa||5. Rocky II|
|4. Rocky II||4. Rocky IV|
|3. Rocky||3. Rocky III|
|2. Rocky III||2. Rocky Balboa|
|1. Rocky IV||1. Rocky|
On February 21, 2015, The New York Post published Reel champions: The Post doles out its all-time Sports Oscars by Brian Lewis.
Sly won a couple of awards…
The ultimate underdog “Rocky” pulled off the upset against sports movie heavyweights “Hoosiers” and “Raging Bull.” Sylvester Stallone got the inspiration for the screenplay after watching the heavyweight title fight between Bayonne’s Chuck Wepner and reigning champ Muhammad Ali, and insisted he play the lead. Good call.
Stallone, who trained with Jimmy Gambina every day for about five months before shooting, became a star, and the film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, ranked 57th on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years … 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition.
Stallone got sued by Wepner for a share of the profits and settled in 2006. For the movie that gave us the most-used workout music in history — “Gonna Fly Now” — the line “Yo, Adrian!” and five sequels, it’s the least he could do.
Nominees: “Hoosiers,” “Raging Bull,” “Field of Dreams,” “The Natural,” “Remember the Titans,” “The Fighter,” “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hustler.”
Seriously, what other movie hero actually has his own statue? Sylvester Stallone donated a life-size statue of Rocky Balboa to the city of Philadelphia, and it still sits near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where the titular character ran during his iconic training scene. The character starred in five more sequels, fought villains like Ivan Drago and Mr. T, gave us lines like “Yo, Adrian!” Oh, and Balboa was ranked seventh on AFI’s 100 Heroes and Villains list.
Nominees: Roy Hobbs in “The Natural,” Crash Davis in “Bull Durham,” Terry Malloy in “On The Waterfront,” Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in “Rudy,” Dottie Hinson in “A League of Their Own,” Daniel-san/Mr. Miyagi in “The Karate Kid,” Paul Douglas in “Angels in the Outfield,” Norman Dale in “Hoosiers.”
On July 6, 2014, Entertainment Tonight recognized Sly’s birthday and posted The 12 Craziest Character Names Created by Sylvester Stallone.
- Demolition Man
- The Expendables
- Rocky IV
- Rocky V
- Rocky Balboa
- Grudge Match
- Expendables 2
Earlier this week, I received the following e-mail:
Hi Mr. Zablo,I’m Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Producer of the Sequelcast, a podcast looking at movie franchises. I’d thought you and your StalloneZone readers would be interested in checking out the podcasts we did of the Rocky films this past month. We also covered the Rambo films a few years ago. The podcasts might contain brief moments of explicit language.Here are the links:ROCKY III (Guest Paul Goebel of Beat The Geeks): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast170.mp3ROCKY IV (Guest Eric Lichtenfeld of The Ultimate Stallone Reader): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast171.mp3ROCKY V (Guest Ryan Hoss of the Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast172.mp3ROCKY BALBOA (Guest West Anthony of The Auteurcast): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast173.mp3FIRST BLOOD (Guest David Morrell [author of the original First Blood novel]): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast31.mp3RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II: http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast32.mp3RAMBO (Guest Eric Lichtenfeld [author of Action Speaks Louder]): http://traffic.libsyn.com/sequelcast/sequelcast34.mp3Keep up the good work with StalloneZone. The Expendables 3 looks to have a mightier cast than the second. I’m just wondering where Barney’s goatee went in all the promo shots for the film.Thanks,Mat Bradley-Tschirgi