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Sylvester Stallone Doesn’t Consider The Rocky Movies Sports Films

The American Film Institute (AFI) named “Rocky” the second best sports movie of all time, second only to another classic boxing drama, Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.” For its Top 10 list, the AFI defined “sports” as “a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition.””Rocky” fits that definition, but screenwriter […]

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‘Some kind of modern day western’: inside the world of concrete cowboys

In Netflix drama Concrete Cowboy, an often underappreciated subculture of black Philadelphia cowboys is explored at a time when gentrification threatens their futureAsk someone what Philadelphia is known for and they are likely to answer cheesesteak, the declaration of independence or the Rocky films starring Sylvester Stallone. It is a safe bet they won’t say […]

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Sylvester Stallone Shared A Peek At A ‘Rocky’ Prequel Series He’s Pitching For A Streaming Service

Sylvester Stallone has never been one to shy away from the chance to expand one of his franchises. We’ve seen him do it recently with “Rambo” and the most obvious example is probably his “Rocky” franchise, which he spun off into the hugely successful “Creed” series. Now, it appears he wants to do another spinoff, […]

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Will Zack Snyder Be Invited to Make a ‘Justice League’ Sequel? The Answer Is a Test of Whether Hollywood Still Works (Column)

For 45 years, Hollywood has churned out sequels to more or less any movie that makes a big enough splash at the box office. The rationale has always been simple: The fans want it. Starting in the mid-’70s, with “Jaws” and “Rocky” and “Star Wars,” fan service became the model, the engine, the economic blueprint […]

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Take Masaharu on Why Tokyo Opening Film ‘Underdog’ Had to Be so Tough

“Underdog,” the two-part boxing film that opens the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival, is the second movie on the subject by director Take Masaharu. The first, “100 Yen Love” in 2014 won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the 27th TIFF and was selected as Japan’s nominee for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Take […]

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Michael B. Jordan in Talks to Make Directorial Debut with ‘Creed 3’

Michael B. Jordan is reportedly in talks to not only star in, but also direct, the third installment in the “Creed” film series. The news was first reported by Deadline within the context of a larger story about the studio MGM, which produced and distributed “Creed II” in 2018, and produced “Creed” with Warner Bros. […]

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