Judge Dredd [1995] vs Dredd [2012]

JoBlo.com recently had a Face-Off: Judge Dredd [1995] vs Dredd [2012].  Let’s take a look at which film won each category and I’ll throw in my two cents.

Category JoBlo Craig
Actor: Stallone vs Urban Dredd Tie

Stallone is my favorite actor, but I am also a Karl Urban fan.  The fact that the movie Dredd was closer to the Dredd expected keeps Stallone from winning.

Colleagues Dredd Judge Dredd

Rob Schneider was the only misstep in casting Judge Dredd.  His character should have been deleted before filming started and a more serious take would have won over more fans.

Villains Judge Dredd Judge Dredd

Hands down this goes to “Judge Dredd”.

Costume Dredd Tie

If Stallone had keep the helmet and costume on throughout the movie this would have been a slamdunk.

Notoriety Judge Dredd Judge Dredd

Everyone knew and was afraid of Judge Dredd in “Judge Dredd.”

MegaCity One Judge Dredd Judge Dredd

Can you imagine how much better the effects would be now and it still wins in my opinion.

Director Tie Dredd

For this movie, Pete Travis had a better handle on the subject  matter than Danny Cannon.

Box Office Tie Judge Dredd

25% return vs 9% return.  How is that a tie, JoeBlo?

Dredd Depiction Dredd Dredd

“Dredd” was closer to the comic than “Judge Dredd.”

Verdict Dredd [4-3-2] Judge Dredd [5-2-2]

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“Oscar” One of the Top 5 Movies You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

On July 11, 2014303Magazine.com posted their choices for The Top 5 Movies You’ve (Probably) Never Seen.   Oscar made the cut and here’s what they had to say…


Oscar is actually a family favorite around my household, and has become something we quote quite often in our daily conversation. Made in 1991, Oscar was directed by John Landis, known for his work on The Blues Brothers and Twilight Zone: The Movie. The film is a comedy set in a city during the 1920s, where gangsters were more glamorous and Angelo “Snaps” Provolone (Sylvester Stallone) was the king of them all. The story begins when Angelo promises his dying father that he’ll leave the life of a gangster and pursue and honest living as a banker and businessman. Having no experience in anything legitimate, a series of problems ensue as he tries to fulfill his father’s dying wish. This proves to be a difficult task with the police watching his tail, incapable of accepting his change in career, along with bankers to impress, and a wannabe son-in-law who is seeking the hand of his recently impregnated daughter. The dialogue moves fast, but if you can keep up then you will keep laughing; it is witty, fast-paced and highly entertaining. You will also get to see a young and brattyMarisa Tomei and an awkwardly eloquent elocutionist, played by Tim Curry.

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Word that Sly Stallone would play Greg Scarpa, a hitman known as “the Grim Reaper” in a film tentatively titled “Scarpa” continues to be big news…

15 Things You May Not Know About “Lock Up”

IFC recently posted 15 Things You May Not Know About Lock Up.  Although the majority of readers here will know most, there may be a few surprises.  Here are two that I didn’t know or had forgotten…


11. Frank McRae Had NFL History

McRae was a solid choice for the football scene – he’d actually spent a short stint as an NFL defensive tackle, playing six games for the Chicago Bears during the 1967 season.

12. Danny Trejo Is in the Movie

Danny Trejo makes an appearance as one of the gang members led by the character Chink Weber (played by actor Sonny Landham).