Category: 2002

Sly Applauds

U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone applauds as he attends the title bout between Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavy weight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko and Polish challenger Mariusz Wach in Hamburg November 10, 2012.

REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen



We’ve been hearing a lot of really good things about “Shade.” Not only has the movie betting getting good advance buzz, but Sly‘s work as well. Up until now, though, nobody had seen the film. Ain’t It Cool‘s Moriarty has seen the film and has posted a positive review of it — especially Sly‘s work. Here’s a brief look at what he has to say:


What is it about Sylvester Stallone?
I’ve long since given up on the idea that ‘80s action icon Ahnold is ever going to set aside his pursuit of the filthy lucre in exchange for doing smaller, more daring films. He might make good movies in the future, but he’s never going to really take a chance again. It’s just not the way that particular Terminator is programmed.
But every time I’m about to give up on Stallone for similar reasons (I mean, my god, did you actually SEE the abomination that was DRIVEN?!), he turns around and does something that keeps him interesting and relevant. COPLAND may not have been a great movie, but it was sincere and smart, and Stallone was quite affecting in his role. Now, a few years and several largely unreleased films (D-TOXAVENGING ANGELO) down the road, Stallone’s pulled another ace out of his sleeve in the form on this clever little con game written and directed by newcomer Damian Neiman.”
You gotta love a review that starts out like that and ends with: ” ..SHADE delivers all the way to its last twists and turns, with performances that really crackle (special mention must go to Stallone, once again, who embodies a particular sort of Old World charm) and a low-key wit that never strains, that never seems to work too hard…”

Man, now I really can’t wait for Shade [co-starring Gabriel ByrneThandie Newton, and Melanie Griffith] to be released. For Moriarty‘s complete review click HERE.

– Craig Zablo
(October 19, 2002)

Sly, Arnold and Bruce in “Westworld”!?

On October 3rd, Ain’t It Cool News‘ Moriarty ran an item from the UK’s Hotdog magazine:

“Rumblings are beginning to emerge about the forthcoming remake of WESTWORLD, which the Austrian Oak himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is reportedly using as a vehicle to unite him with his Planet Hollywood mates, Messrs Willis and Stallone, for the first time on screen. After Sly bites the dust early on, effectively reducing him to cameo status, Bruce has to run like **** from the pissed-off robot gunslinger in black,and although he may have flesh falling off him to reveal his metal skeleton, any sense of deja vu pointing towards the Terminator franchise is purely coincidental. New areas covered by the pursuit include Aquaworld, Lunarworld and Jurassic World, and in an early draft of the script, the actual holiday centre is located on the Moon.”

Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes for the poster mock-up.

– Craig Zablo [October 5, 2002]