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Old 02-06-06, 01:57 AM
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1) Party at Kitty and Stud's
2) Over the Top
3) Rocky IV
4) Bananas
5) First Blood
Old 02-06-06, 02:09 AM
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Always been a Sly fan, but I admit outside of his franchises the pickins are slim...

Rocky 1-3
Rambo 1, 2
Cliffhanger (his best action flick)
Demolition Man
Copland

Not as great but enjoyable:
Assassins
Judge Dredd

Hopefully I can add Rocky 6 to the first list next yr...
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Stallone's all right, nothing really spectacular. Unlike most people, I don't really enjoy Rocky all that much.

First Blood
Demolition Man
Antz
Cliffhanger
Death Race 2000
Old 02-06-06, 04:19 AM
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I like Stallone. He's a decent actor (especially compared to Arnold) and he's actually pretty smart too -- articulate and creative enough to write Rocky. But once you start making bad movie after bad movie, the Burt Reynolds-Charlie Sheen freefall can bury you. Kiefer Sutherland was able to land 24 after his straight-to-video phase, but all Stallone seems to be doing is making sequels to his two most popular characters, A LONG LONG TIME after their last movies. It would be like if Lou Diamond Phillips came out with Stand and Deliver 2 this year.
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Stallone movies are a guilty pleasure for me.

Top 5 (in no particular order):

Rocky III
Rocky IV
Over the Top
First Blood
Nighthawks
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Rocky
Paradise Alley
Nighthawks
Lords of Flatbush
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Originally Posted by MrR0boto
1) Party at Kitty and Stud's
YESSS!
Old 02-06-06, 09:50 AM
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I like the first few Rocky movies and Rambo.
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I am proud to say that I do not own one Stallone film in which he starred in. I find him to be a below average actor with little range, extremely irritating and his choice of film roles to be pathetic; mindless roles that require little acting ability.

However, one of the few times in which he picked a role which required some acting chops was Copland , but I thought he did a pretty bad job, he just couldn't lose himself in the role...I was always thinking to myself that it was just Stallone trying to act like some dumb, put upon nice guy...on second thought maybe he should stick to his mindless roles that require little acting ability.
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In no order:

Driven
Daylight
Assassins
Rambo
Tango & Cash
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Originally Posted by Jaymole
I am proud to say that I do not own one Stallone film in which he starred in. I find him to be a below average actor with little range, extremely irritating and his choice of film roles to be pathetic; mindless roles that require little acting ability.

However, one of the few times in which he picked a role which required some acting chops was Copland , but I thought he did a pretty bad job, he just couldn't lose himself in the role...I was always thinking to myself that it was just Stallone trying to act like some dumb, put upon nice guy...on second thought maybe he should stick to his mindless roles that require little acting ability.
I actually find his acting in Rocky to be some of his best. If you ever hear him talk in real life (like on his commentary for First Blood) he is really super smart and doesn't talk like Rocky at all. I also think his acting in both First Blood and Copland were really great.
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Judge Dread.....worst mistake he ever made
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Originally Posted by Fok
Judge Dread.....worst mistake he ever made
Worse than Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot or Rhinestone?


Originally Posted by Jaymole
I am proud to say that I do not own one Stallone film in which he starred in.
Of all the things to be proud of...
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However, one of the few times in which he picked a role which required some acting chops was Copland , but I thought he did a pretty bad job, he just couldn't lose himself in the role...I was always thinking to myself that it was just Stallone trying to act like some dumb, put upon nice guy...on second thought maybe he should stick to his mindless roles that require little acting ability.
Couldn't disagree more. His performance in Cop Land was very good. In fact, I thought he gave a better performance than Deniro, who seemed to be sleepwalking.
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I still don't understand why Over the Top gets so much love in here.
This is the film that taught a whole generation of children that life never meets you halfway. It's hard to top that.

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Over The Top
Rocky 1-5
Driven


Dont know but i thought Driven was better then i thought....
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I don't think people hate him, they just hate when someone keeps milking the same old thing. I don't want Rocky VI, but I still like Stallone when he does interviews, he still is pretty young looking for almost 60!

His best movie is Rocky, one of my favorites of all-time.
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I enjoyed Rambo, Rocky, Demolition Man, etc.

I also liked Oscar. Audiences didn't like him in a pure comedy, but I thought it was hilarious.

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I liked

Rocky
Demolition Man
Cliffhanger
Rocky IV
Nighthawks
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FIST comes first, absolutely. Followed by Nighthawks.

More people need to see FIST. No excuses, it's finally out on DVD in region 1 now.
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Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
First Blood
Nighthawks


Runner up: Cliffhanger
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Rocky is one of my favorite films. The sequels are okay, cheesy fun.

Cliffhanger and Nighthawks are two more great flicks.

Other than that......
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Originally Posted by BuddyRevell
The first 15 minutes of Cobra is great.

Man holding people hostage in a grocery store ~ "I'll BLOW this place up man!!"

Cobra ~ "Go ahead.......I don't shop here."
I also like how he ate cold pizza, cutting it with a pair of scissors. If that aint bad ass, I don't know what is.
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I like stallone, his biggest problem is that he never worked with a great directors, like arnold with cameron.
My favorate films of his are
Cobra, mindless action,
first blood
rambo first blood part 2
cliffhanger

I like Assassins alot through the first half of the movie but then ending was so slow once he hooked up with julianne moore, the movie stopped for like 40 minutes with no action and then ended at the bank finally.


Tango and Cash, Demolition Man, Daylight, Rambo 3, Specialist, Nighthawks and even Judge Dredd to varying degrees, are entertaining. i always wish that Paul Verhoven had directed Judge Dredd, I think he could have done a great job with it, material fit his style. Rocky 1-4 are good especialley 1 & 2, but for me they have low replay value.

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Old 02-08-06, 02:37 PM
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1. Rocky
2. Demolition Man (great as a guilty pleasure!)

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