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Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly Stallone’s Prison Movies Ranked!

Yesterday at my blog we ranked every Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, today we’ll rank Sly Stallone’s prison movies.  The idea came from Ryan Simon’s Every Sylvester Stallone Prison Movie Ranked From Worst To Best at ScreenRant.  I imagine there are a couple of surprises in my rankings…

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8. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

8. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018): I agree with Sly’s assessment.

7. Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)

7. Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019): Sly & Bautista had chemistry and don’t that Stallone fight scene.

6. Lock Up (1989)

6. Demolition Man (1993): I like Demolition Man, but wish it had the same tone throughout as the opening helicopter scene.

5. Judge Dredd (1995)

5. Escape Plan (2013): I almost put this in the 4th spot. Sly & Arnold!

4. Escape Plan (2013)

4. Judge Dredd (1995): I wish they’d left out Rob Schnieder and played it straight. Armand Assante from Paradise Alley!

3. Victory (1981)

3. Tango & Cash (1989): Sly & Kurt Rusell in a fun action film!

2. Tango & Cash (1989)

2. Victory (1981): Not flashy, but directed by John Huston and co-starring Michael Caine! Also under-rated.

1. Demolition Man (1993)

1. Lock Up (1989): is under-rated in my book!

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly Stallone Recognized for Having a #1 Box Office Movie for Six Decades Straight!

I love that Deadline recognized Sly Stallone for having a number #1 film at the box office for six decades straight!  Mindboggling, isn’t.  And there is more to come.  Click on the photo above to see a bigger scan.

Here’s Sly’s response posted on his official instagram:

Thank you for making me feel like I’m on top of the world. It’s been a great career thanks to all of you! Keep punching, sly. Thank you @jamesgunn

Drew Struzan Interview! (“First Blood”, “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones” and More!)

Drew Struzan, one of the legends of movie poster art, was recently interviewed by Erik Sharkey for /Film.com.  The interview is well worth a read.  If you click over you’ll find out about Drew Stuzan’s…

  • documentary
  • love of King Kong (and his take on who the real villain of the film is)
  • approach to poster art
  • favorite Star Wars movie
  • early art career
  • thoughts on the Indiana Jones films
  • plans for retirement

Before you click over, I want to highlight this exchange about Drew Struzan’s First Blood poster:

Erik Sharkey:  I always thought your artwork for the movie First Blood was a powerful poster of a single figure.

Drew Struzan:  Well, thank you. It’s a guy with a big gun, and the first thing we know is that he was in a war of some kind, but I want the image to be beautiful. I want it to be kind. I want it to be loving. Big tough guy with a big gun and bullets, how does that relate to what I’m saying? What’s the color in it? It’s basically a blue picture. And blue is the most comforting and loving color you can paint. Does it not look peaceful? I could have painted blood dripping from them, which a lot of movie posters have done, but that’s not what I paint. I want to make the world a better and more beautiful, peaceful, and kind place. So, you’ll see that in every picture I paint.