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Jonathan Majors Says He Was Punched in the Face ‘100 Times’ While Filming ‘Creed III’

Nearly 50 years after the original “Rocky” hit theaters, the classic boxing franchise keeps getting up off the mat. Ryan Coogler breathed new life into the series with 2015’s “Creed,” which followed Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa as he trained a young boxer named Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late rival Apollo Creed. […]

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Frank Pesce, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Actor,’ Dies at 75

Frank Pesce, a character actor whose many credits include “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Midnight Run,” has died of complications from dementia, his girlfriend, Tammy Scher confirmed to TheWrap on Wednesday. He was 75.“It’s very sad. He was loved by so many and had more friends than anyone I’ve ever known in my life. […]

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Sanjay Dutt Aims to Bring Heroism Back to Bollywood With Three Dimension Motion Pictures (Exclusive)

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is launching production company Three Dimension Motion Pictures with a view to bringing back the golden age of heroism to the industry.Dutt cites the recent pan-Indian box office success of South Indian film “Pushpa” and the films of “Baahubali” filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli as examples of the vanished larger-than-life heroism in Bollywood.“We’re […]

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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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