Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

“OSCAR” With Sly Stallone is Awfully Good

Jason Adams at profiled one of Sly Stallone’s most under-rated movies in AWFULLY GOOD: OSCAR WITH SYLVESTER STALLONE.  Here are a few tidbits before you click over…

  • OSCAR should’ve been a homerun back in 1991. A madcap comedy was right in the wheelhouse of director John Landis, who was coming off the back-to-back success of COMING TO AMERICA and THREE AMIGOS. Landis perfectly cast Al Pacino in the lead role… (which ultimately went to Sly Stallone)
  • Stallone particularly gets an undeserved bad rap for this movie.
  • Stallone is more fun in OSCAR than Pacino ever would’ve been.

Mike Torrance and Snaps

Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Angelo “Snaps” Provolone with him!

Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions.  My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played.  We’re well on our way!

You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art siteMike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.


10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone

On September 19, 2014, posted 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone by Andy Hunsaker.

My guess is you’ll know every single one of the facts, but it is still worth a click-over for the Youtube video links. – Craig


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

On July 11, 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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