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Rambo: First Blood review – Stallone’s 80s hero ripe for devotees of old-school action

Fans of movie explosions get another chance to spend time with the character that inspired Ronald ReaganForty years on, here’s a rerelease of the first movie in the Rambo series from 1982: the watchable if entirely preposterous exploitation-action picture in which star and co-writer Sylvester Stallone makes his first appearance as John Rambo, the decorated […]

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Top Gun Was A Lie Told With Style

Tony Scott’s “Top Gun” is as spectacularly entertaining as it is terminally stupid. For a film glorifying the exploits of elite Navy fighter pilots, this is not necessarily a drawback. Released one year after “Rambo: First Blood Part II” ignited American audiences’ ardor for jingoistic blockbusters, “Top Gun” reaffirmed Tom Cruise’s superstar status, turned bomber […]

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Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Dated for September

The fifth installment of the “Rambo” franchise, “Rambo: Last Blood,” will hit theaters on Sept. 20 — 37 years after the series launched with “First Blood.”The story centers on Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo crossing into Mexico and taking on a violent cartel when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped. “Rambo: Last Blood” […]

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