Jay Potts Takes on Jack Carter

Jay Potts, the creator of the very hip blaxplotation web comic World of Hurt,  worked up a Jack Carter sketch for me.  Yeah, he definitely caught the tough guy image that Jack Carter projected!

Before you click over to Jay’s web comic, be advised that World of Hurt is suggested for MATURE READERS due to violence, profanity and a bunch of other stuff that can be found in the best blaxplotation movies.  If it sounds like your stick, then click.

Sly’s New Back Tat

Believe it or not, one of the questions we most often get are about Sly’s tatsSZoner, Supersly posted a link to InkedCulture.com that had larger versions of the pics with their post.

Jeff Gogue, Sylvester Stallone and David HellJeff Gogue is the artist who did the new back tats.

You can see the names of Sly’s daughtersSophia, Sistine and Scarlett.

Sly Tracking Eastwood

Sly was quoted in this article as saying…

“The ultimate ambition is to follow in Clint Eastwood’s footsteps and move on to directing films without me having to be in them.

“I’m on borrowed time and know my longevity will be predicated on being able to make that move.”

You can read the full piece here.

LA Times Covers Sly

On June 24, 2010, Mark Olsen for the LA TImes Entertainment Section wrote an excellent piece about Sly’s event at the LA Film Festival.  Here are some highlights:

  • In conversation lasting a little over an hour that was engaging, freewheeling and candid, Stallone charmed the sold-out crowd…
  • …Stallone entered to the first of three standing ovations he would receive through the night.
  • the night was squarely on the bigger arc of Stallone’s stardom, moving from the dual-edge of optimism and pessimism represented by Rocky and Rambo to other characters of his career.
  • A brief question-and-answer period with the audience simply underscored how meaningful a figure like Stallone — so easy for some cinephiles to ridicule or dismiss — is to his faithful fans.
  • At the end of the evening, LAFF Director Rebecca Yeldham presented Stallone with a small statuette honoring him as a special guest of the festival. “I don’t do this very often,” Stallone said, accepting the award. He then addressed the audience directly: “No man is an island. I’ve realized as long as I’m in touch with people like you then I can always be able to write stories about people like you. So I want to thank you very much, because as much as you got from me, I got from you.”

To read the full piece click here.

Sly to Play John Gotti?

On June 24, 2010, TMZ.com posted an exclusive report stating that…

Sylvester Stallone is in serious talks with “Junior” John Gotti to make a movie about his mobster icon father, the late John Gotti

As for Sly playing Gotti — good casting, we might add — we’re told the project is far enough along that he’s ready to pick a screenwriter.

Click on the link to read TMZ’s full report.

As you can imagine, the TMZ exclusive was reported all over the net including places like…