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Round Three!! Dec 3rd's Sly answers to your Stallone'd Questions:

Published at: Dec. 4, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST

Harry here - Sorry this day's answers got devoured by the SLY folder. It got all ironed out. And now - here they are. Bet you thought they wouldn't be up today. We'll try to do better tomorrow. LOVE his answer to take us through the 6 Rocky movies...

1. Q. What do you consider your worst film? Rhinestone or Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot? Eric P.
The worst film I’ve ever made by far… maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen… a flatworm could write a better script then STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. In some countries – China, I believe – running STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT once a week on government television has lowered the birth rate to zero. If they ran it twice a week, I believe in twenty years China would be extinct. Does that put it in perspective, Eric P.?
2. Dear. Mr.Stallone, A long time ago there was a rumor that Quentin Tarantino wanted you, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in his World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards." What are your general thoughts about the film and will you agree to be in it? Ryan Hailey Austin, Texas
I would love to work with Quentin Tarantino and had heard rumors about this World War II epic. I would be insane not to work with such a brilliant filmmaker. I was hoping to work with Quentin in his new GRINDHOUSE film, but unfortunately ROCKY and RAMBO duties prevented that from happening.
3. We all know what an important role Adrian portrayed in each Rocky. Why did Sly decide to write Adrian out of this movie? Warm regards, Dianna Bednar King of Prussia, PA
Dear Dianna… in the first three drafts Adrian was alive and the movie didn’t have any dramatic weight. Every scene was like a scene we’ve seen before. After a lot of soul-searching, I thought, “What’s the one thing that would reduce Rocky to ashes, that would tear his heart out?” and would create a movie where character development and survival were at the forefront, not just boxing. Her presence is all over ROCKY BALBOA, even though she’s physically not in it. Believe me, I love Talia and it killed me to do it.
4. Hey, Sly, In the Rocky IV, you had drove a Lamborghini Jalpa. Are you into or own any Italian exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari? I'm a Lambo man myself! Jeremy
Dear Lambo Man… I used to own a Ferrari, a Maserati and a Lamborghini and enjoyed it while it lasted, but I tend to daydream. These are not the kind of cars that you can let get away from you, so I drive something a little calmer now.
5. Dear Mr. Stallone, You've created and played numerous heroes on film. I would like to know, who are your heroes? Ryan Pominville Hudson, WI
On film I had several heroes, like Kirk Douglas and, believe it or not, Steve Reeves in HERCULES, because the subject matter appealed to me. It was always about some form of redemption. The everyday heroes are too numerous to list. The people I respect are the ones who take it on the chin every day, the ones who don’t have a lot of money or a lot of muscles or a lot of genetic gifts, but what they have is an abundance of heart. Those are the characters that appeal to me. The only film in which I’ve portrayed a person like that is COP LAND. Non-physical courage is the most profound courage of all.
6. Did he ever really shoot an ending for Rocky 3 where Rocky died? I thought I remember reading that he was depressed over killing Rocky off, and studio pressure prevented the ending from ever being seen. If it exists, will we ever see it? FSN
No. ROCKY III never ended in Rocky’s demise. The only time Rocky was supposed to die was in ROCKY V, but the studio changed it’s mind and obviously it never happened. So, instead of dying in Adrian’s arms, we died at the box office. But in one way I’m glad, because I would never have been able to do ROCKY BALBOA.
7. Yo Harry, Steve here from Australia. My question is "would Sly ever consider or like to go back and 'correct' the Saturday Night Fever series like he has done with Rocky?" I would absolutley love to see Tony Manero go back to his Brooklyn roots. There's a chance to redeem a classic and end the SNF trilogy on a high note. I know it sounds silly but so did the notion of a 6th Rocky at first.
Dear Steve… There are many things I regret in the world of filmmaking, and I don’t know any actor, director or writer that wouldn’t want to have a second crack at doing it “the right way”. But that’s what getting older and wiser is all about. If we all knew then what we know now, everything would be a classic. Maybe not RHINESTONE, or OSCAR, but almost everything else. But yes, I would like to have made the film heavier.
8. I would just like to know out of all of Rocky films are their any scenes or moments that stick out for you? I'm looking forward to Rocky Balboa. I will be in line opening day. David Easley South Carolina
In ROCKY, the ice-skating scene and the scene in Rocky’s apartment when he’s yelling at Mickey, because 90% of it was ad-libbed and we only had time for one take. The training montage in ROCKY II after Adrian says, “Win.” In ROCKY III, Mickey’s death scene and Adrian and Rocky fighting on the beach. In ROCKY IV, just the pain of being hit by Dolph is a memory that will last forever. In ROCKY V… actually I have no recollection of anything memorable. In ROCKY BALBOA, going back to the old neighborhood, Rocky and Paulie in the meat house, the scene with Rocky and his son in the street, and the fight, which was more difficult and realistic than anything I’d ever been involved with. Just as a sidebar, the scene in ROCKY, where Rocky comes home to tell Adrian he can’t win was a lucky accident. Let me explain: we were running over schedule and a “higher authority” came to me and said, “We’re pulling the plug.” I didn’t think people actually used that term, but that’s what he said, “We’re pulling the plug.” I tried to explain that this scene is the key to the whole movie. Rocky realizes he doesn’t have a chance at victory, but “going the distance” was a victory in itself. The “powers that be” were still not impressed. A screaming match ensued, and finally they said, “You’ll get one take to get it right and no coverage.” I was so out of character from arguing for what seemed like an eternity, I went down to the corner, got a cheap bottle of Boone’s Farm apple wine, chugged it all and tried to sink into a calmer state of mind. I stood in front of the camera, they yelled, “Action”, and the scene was played out in one take and one angle. What makes this interesting is the next day the “higher authority” stepped out of the screening room, having just watched the dailies, and said, “Ya know, that’s the most important scene in the movie.” I just shrugged, bit my lip, and went off into the sunset. Welcome to Hollywoodland.
9. Mr. Stallone, You mentioned in your book “Sly Moves” that for many of your films, you thought about how each character's physique was representative of how that character was portrayed as dramatic character in their respective films. How did you approach Rocky's psychical being in “Rocky Balboa,” and what did you do to achieve the desired effect? Thanks, and keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to us all. Sincerely, John Reilly
For ROCKY BALBOA I trained with very heavy weights like a power-lifter, and I duplicate that in the film itself. Here’s an interesting tidbit: for months before the film a couple of high-ranking executives who shall remain nameless insisted that I let myself go, and in their words, “Pork out.” I wasn’t following their reasoning, and they explained themselves by saying, “Rocky should just be an average guy and not in shape at all, so he represents the everyday man.” Strangely enough, I followed this advice and one month before the filming I couldn’t fit into my boxing trunks. I looked in the mirror and thought this would be too much for the audience to swallow - that Rocky would be completely overweight and out of shape and manage to get in the ring with the world champion. Though I like eating junk food as much as everyone else, I had to go on a crash diet of high-protein (mainly beef) and many, many supplements. I had to lift weights until I could barely stand. So the results were a more believable approach, that although Rocky is well over the age range, he physically appears to be in competitive shape.
10. Hi Mr. Stallone, I was just wondering if there was any chance you would do a sequel to Nighthawks. I really liked that movie and you did a great job in it. Cheers, Jeff Victoria, British Columbia
Dear Jeff… I would’ve loved to have done a sequel to NIGHTHAWKS, especially now… but I think the opportunity is gone. I got away with it (or at least I hope I got away with it) with ROCKY BALBOA, but I think to pull NIGHTHAWKS together at this date, and at my age, would make this task almost impossible. But it would make a decent remake with a pair of contrasting actors, so maybe you’ve got my wheels turning a little bit, Jeff.

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  • Dec. 3, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Finally!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Second!

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    1

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Harry, this would be so much better if...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    you spaced this shit out a bit. Looking forward to them all this time and now you post em bam, bam, bam...consecutively. Still, thanks for doing this shit, Harry. This shit is hella cool.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:03 p.m. CST

    How about Chow Yun Fat as the bad guy to Rambo IV?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    American muscle against Hong Kong style. Bazooka versus twin guns. When Rambo is fighting it looks like First Blood Part II. When Chow fights it looks like John Woo. Smack em together at the end!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Have I mentioned I love this man?

    by chrth

    I love this man.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:16 p.m. CST

    With every new Sly Q&A...

    by Darth Thoth

    I'm growing more and more respect for this man. What an inspiration and just plain old cool dude. Props.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Nighthawks

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    I can see it with Nicholas Cage and Denzel Washington or maybe Jamie Fox, but I would like to avoid any Al Qeada type villains as the terrorists. The original was a good, unjingoistic film. I am not so sure one could make it again today.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:20 p.m. CST

    So is Sly Instant Messaging these answers to Harry?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I wonder what Sly's instant message username is? I imagine something like "ABSOSTEEL247", "STUDMUFFIN86", "IMJUST2BUFF", or something like that.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Sly!

    by plissken77

    I always had respect for Sly. I grew up watching his awesome action films. I even enjoyed "Oscar" which is highly underated. This Q&A may be one of the best things an actor has done. He answers with honestly and candor. Sly you the man! I'm glad you back in the limelight.....I never thought you left!!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Tarantino

    by wirefufighter

    So Stallone would be a go for Inglorious Bastards. That's pretty cool. As for screennames, how about hurtnbombs, or just HUARGHHH23

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST

    username

    by UweBollocks

    SLIPnSLYD?

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    So nice to hear that he is pretty brilliant!

    by DoctorEss

    More I read these, the more I get some new found respect for Stallone. I have always loved his movies (First Blood is my favorite) but I starting to wonder why Stallone has not been writing and working more up until Rocky 6? Sly, you still have great years in you. Get some great stuff done (pull a Clint Eastwood) or something, I will pay to see everything you put out as long you put that kind of heart and thought into it)!!!!!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:38 p.m. CST

    So the "I cant win" scene was relatively improv??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What! When I was a kid I'd spend some time trying to memorize that speech...thinking about how I would have delivered it...when the whole time it was just one take and a gut of alcohol....greeeat lol. (And I cent believe the execs wanted Rocky to be fat in this new movie. None of my friends would have bought into that.)

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I love hearing from Stallone

    by Megaladon

    This is so cool. Thanks Harry!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Hey I like Oscar too

    by CherryValance

    But I sent in a Staying Alive question and that took me a really long time to come up with. :o He seemed rather festive with this batch of questions. I'm really enjoying this. Thanks, guys.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I wanna know Sly's picks for the BCS title game!

    by S-Mart shopper

    Cause Florida sucks my ballz!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I bought 'Eye See You' the other day on DVD.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It's actually not too bad. I wonder what Sly thinks about that as a movie, and it's dismissal to DVD. I think I'm gonna email a question about that right now. :)

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Loved the Rocky V memorable moment...

    by Valebant

    and Florida deserves this game. Who wants to see Michigan lose AGAIN? As an SEC fan, let me demonstrate the point... W-L (CONF. L): SEC - 100-56 (48), Big "Ten" 77-56 (44). What's that? The SEC has an extra team? Well then let's take out our CHAMPION, Florida: 88-55 (47). You can't go 12-1 in the SEC and NOT deserve the big game.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Yeah Eye See You is Detox (or D-Tox, whatever).

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I liked Robert Patricks performance in there playing a complete a-hole lol. In the special features Mr. Patrick talked about the detail of the character's persona....WHAT persona....just be an a-hole! lol. Whatever another character says, just completely trash it! The setting was kind of unbelieveable though. Why couldn't they just have the detox center in a regular office building? It just HAS to be in this creepy dark place....

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:19 a.m. CST

    don murphy pwns teh suk?

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    I keep seeing that. What does it mean?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Remake NIGHTHAWKS, and I may just climb a bell tower.

    by Flim_

    I'm dreading the day that they suggest remaking FIRST BLOOD, and it is coming, believe you me. I wouldn't be so pissed at all the remakes if they were actually saying something new, or presenting the material from a different viewpoint. The unfortunate thing is that these remakes (and most films in general) are all garbage... It's like no production gets to have one single voice carrying it all the way through to the screens, for better or for worse. Everyone pulls their punches and second-guesses themselves until what they've got is pablum. I'm really pleased that ROCKY BALBOA is coming, because it always irked me that ROCKY V was the final word on such a brilliant series. <br>Stallone, Roger Ebert once said you were the actor who could best convey physical pain to an audience, and he was absolutely right. After I watch the training montages, I feel exhausted. It's truly a shame that your rep among most film fans is that you're unintelligent, and that is, in a roundabout way, a compliment to your portrayal of Rocky Balboa; It was so pitch-perfect in every way it convinced everyone that you were him. <br>I'd love to see you do more mainstream work, but one thing you need to do for your next movie is grow that NIGHTHAWKS Serpico beard back. I'm a fully certified practising expert in the field of badassery, and I can confirm, clinically, that your beard in that flick was and is completely bad ass. Keep on keepin' on, Sly.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    okay, this is damn good PR here.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    I never really respected Sly as a creative force or artist until these. good on you man, good on you.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Mad Propzzz

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Who hasn't fallen in love with Sly all over again? Can't resist...must go add Cobra to Netflix queue.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Cruel Kingdom

    by OneintenMan

    "Don Murphy pwns teh suk" means "Don Murphy holds copyright on all that is bad".<P> Hope that helps.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:05 a.m. CST

    more generally...

    by OneintenMan

    it means democracy has failed and we're all going to hell.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Would Stallone be willing to voice Megatron?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "More than you imagine, Mick!"

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Thanks!

    by theneonsamurai

    This Q&A is fantastic. More more more

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 5:07 a.m. CST

    I can't help

    by King_Knut

    But hear Sly's voice as he's answering these. Man's a legend. New-found respect indeed.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 5:25 a.m. CST

    sly and qt

    by roccotheripper

    it must happen!

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 5:27 a.m. CST

    My holy God, Stallone is a...

    by Seph_J

    ... cock. The guy has about as much talent as an English pub in uppingham. He talks like he believes his own hype, and that there are thousands of fans out there who love him. And Im embarrased to say you lot are proving him right. HAVE YOU NO STANDARDS! This guy has ZERO reason to be infront of (or behind) a camera! Come on people.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:19 a.m. CST

    If a flatworm could write a better script than Stop!...

    by Sheeld

    Or My Mom Will Shoot, than what does that make the actor who reads it and still decides to be in it..? I mean no disrespect to Sly, but it does make one wonder.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:27 a.m. CST

    I'd love to know what he thought of that SOUTH PARK...

    by brokentusk

    episode where they spoofed him and THE CONTENDER. I always wonder how celebrity's feel being mocked in shows like SOUTH PARK.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Stallone should get his own column on this site

    by photoboy

    Seriously it's great hearing his stories, make it happen Harry. Oh and Bay's "Transformers" film will suck a huge amount of cock.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:55 a.m. CST

    There always has to be one hater Seph_J

    by McBane

    I'm glad its only one. Fantastic Questions Harry. Keep em coming!

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 7:32 a.m. CST

    cup the balls?

    by van_line

    anybody asked about that urban legend? when he was filming Judge Dredd?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST

    listen to the commentaries on Stallone's films

    by i eat fish

    They're fascinating! I'm serious. Watch Driven with the commentary on, it's a different movie. The track on First Blood is awesome, puts the film in a whole new light. Keep this up Harry, this is great stuff. And to Sly, hope Rocky Balboa is a huge success and you get to laugh at all the haters out there.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd... oh, yeah:

    by redtom

    Why'd you take the damn helmet off? That was the whole thing about Dredd, he was the law and nothing else...

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    urban legend about Judge Dredd?

    by keyserSOZE

    cup the balls? ok, i need to hear what the hell that's about...

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I never thought much of Sly one way or the other...

    by Tommy the Cat

    ...but after reading his answer concerning Stop or My Mom Will Shoot! I fucking love that man...

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    ROCKY 5

    by shutterghost

    I must be the only one that liked Rocky 5. "Hey, Yo Tommy, you knocked him down, why don't you try knocking me down now" was a great line. It wasn't perfect, but it's hardly a bad film. I already asked my question, but I'm hoping he will adress why Sly thought this was so bad. He neglects his son to try and be a father to another pugilist. He tries to find "Mickey" in himself and discovers that he should have been finding himself. Rocky returns to his street roots. Why is this so bad?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:34 a.m. CST

    People keep doubting...

    by abominate

    ...that a 60 year old could last even one round in the ring with a heavyweight champ. They seem to forget that in the movie, the 60 year old in question is a former heavyweight champ himself--probably the best ever--and that the current champ is a young guy who's title defenses were against chumps. In other words, Dixon is a "paper champion" much the way Rocky was accused of being in Rocky III. I've never been trained to box, but I'm sure Sly could kick my ass up and down the street a few times anyway.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Dear Steph_J

    by timmer33

    Stallone has written scripts for movies. He has directed movies. He has starred in movies. He has worked with your hollywood idols. His films have been oscar nominated, and dare I say, have even WON oscars. Now, I'm not the biggest fan --- after all, he has churned out a few duds in his day --- but generally speaking, people like us don't even have the right to smell his turd. So let me ask you this, Steph_J: what have you done that's so great? What gives you the right to trash the guy for taking time out of his day to respond to questions from fans? Steph, the biggest thing you've ever created is the cum-stalactite above your bed. Stay in your momma's basement and play World of Warcraft, and if you don't like the guy, then I guess I won't be seeing you back here in Stallone's talkback, will I?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Excellent stuff Harry.

    by bAzTNM

    Excellent stuff Harry.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    My question remains....

    by BitterMan23

    Tango and Cash 2: When?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Frank Stallone didn't write 'Eye of the Tiger'.

    by Flim_

    That was the band Survivor. Frank wrote the songs 'Take You Back', from ROCKY, 'Two Kinds of Love' from ROCKY II, and 'Pushin' from ROCKY III.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd Urban Legend

    by MissionMan8

    It's "Squeeze the shaft and cradle the balls." The legend is that one day on the set, Sly and an unknown actress went into his trailer to mess around. What Sly didn't know is that he was still mic'd. The whole crew could hear everything, including Sly giving specific instructions on how to give good oral.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    The question everyone is tiptoeing around...

    by Flim_

    Nobody seems to want to ask the question they all want the answer to. I'm guessing they don't want to hear a negative answer and have their world come crashing down around their ears. Hell, I know I don't. But, here goes... <br><br> Will there be an OVER THE TOP sequel? Best movie about arm wrestling and child custody. Ever.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Sly

    by emeraldboy

    I dont know what it is about sly. I have heard that he is an artist and that he collects art. Like most famous people Sly has a public image and a private one. The private one suggests that sly is alot smarter than people give him credit for. It is the public image ie the characters he plays that make him out to be a dumb ass. Again privately Sly is probably a very smart man, I think the reason why he hasnt been in movies for so long is that he was keen to shred the myth in the publics mind that he is mono-syllabic and not very bright and I think hollywood has a lot of questions to answer about why it never let sly to more films like copland. but there is a reason for this, this site doesnt like copland very much. Sly is an icon and a legend and a star. He got his a break in bananas, believe it or not as a pick pocket. I swear it is true. IF you rent bananas, he is there, briefly in a cameo. I have seen(nearly)all slys films, Cobra was banned in Ireland. Sly has wisely decided to end rocky once and for all. Looking back on it, despite the oscars and the huge amount of respct that sly has from his fans, iget the impression that this guy was never really in control of his film career, which is a shame really. If you look back all you can see is two roles that dominate his career Rocky and Rambo and a few others. I have a story about sly, he arnie and Bruce came to Dublin Town to open Planet Hollywood. Later on in the Burlington Hotel, Sly's unreasonably arrogant behaviour was unshow for all to see, he ordered that that a box be created by metal shutters to keep him away from the press but that was not the worst thing that happened. Dublin has a very famous cigar imporium on the bottom or top of grafton st and sly likes cigars and the owner of it was commanded to bring sly a cigar of the finest quality and it was summoned. The cameras were everywhere and sly being the arrogant SOB he is, was puffing way of his fine cigar, which wasnt fine enough for him because one cameraman on the ground felt a burning sensation on his eyelid and his eye , sly seemingly, had noticed this cameraman on the ground and thrown the cigar in his direction, which hit the cameraman full force in the eye. The cameraman sued and it was settled, but Planet hollywood went under and sly has since been told that he should stay away from Dublin City.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Hey Zombiesolutions...

    by abominate

    Frank didn't write "Eye of the Tiger." That was performed by Survivor, and, as far as I know, they wrote it as well (Jim Peterik and Jim Sullivan, anyway). That being said, Frank Stallone did write and sing "Pushin'" for Rocky III. You can see / hear him sing it when Rocky and Mick are training for the first Clubber fight in the fancy hotel. It is hilarious and brilliant and groovin' all at the same time.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I would have asked Sly...

    by abominate

    ...if he wrote all the Rambo grunt-dialogue, or just improvised. You know, all the "Huhs" and "Tuhs" whenever Rambo falls or hits someone or exerts physical energy in any meaningful way: "Huh...Twaaahhhrrgh!" I'm not teasing. I loved that shit and use it everyday. Shoveling snow, for example. Jam that shovel in--"Tuh!" Heave it over head and into a pile--"SUHH!!" I love you forever Sly, if all you did was Rocky and Rambo, that would be enough for me.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST

    D-Tox/Eye See You is a horrid movie...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I am a fan of straight to video movies and have been for a good 20 years. I enjoy a well made piece of crap as much as anyone, however I am not sure how anyone could defend that pile of wank. It cost $60 million and looks exactly like the kind of straight to video stuff that costs a 10th of that. So we can only assume Stallone got a big paycheck, and good for him. It has one of the single worst 'who is the murderer among this small group of strangers' scripts ever written, and trust me that is a pretty shitty sub-genre as a rule. *Spoiler* The big fucking reveal clue is a box of matches from a certain bar. Lets ignore the fact that was overplayed and cliched back in the days of Bogart, it also assumes a chain-smoker somehow hasn't got through a single pack of fucking matches (how many are in those bar packs, like 10?) in over 18 months. And that is just one shinning example of why people shouldn't be given fantastic amounts of money to make films, and yet not have the script actually read by someone with an above 5th grade reading and logic comprehension. Still, I have nothing but love for the Sly, he and Frank need to make an estranged brothers get back together because one of them is dying cryfest to show us the sensitive side of the Stallones...

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    And keep the Frank bashing down...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    That is the man who starred as Hack Stone in the so bad it is fucking amazing 'Terror in Beverly Hills', in which he saves the President's daughter from middle eastern terrorists. A film so cheaply made that when the official press conference about the kidnapping of the President's daughter happens, there are two fucking journalists who bother to turn up... That must have been some fucking news day that the news agencies couldn't even send the third-stringers to cover a terrorist plot involving the President. Hack Stone. Greatest. Action. Hero. Name. Ever.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Talented bros

    by emeraldboy

    always fall out. It happens in Music. Mark Knoplfers brother was a founding member of Dire Straits but left because his brother Mark became so Dictatorial over song writing. Dan knoplfer would make a suggestion only to be shot down by his brother Mark. That is why their later albums are so weak. Mark Knopfler became Dire Straits and this lead to the breakup of the band. Or there is the McCartney rbothers. Paul, Linda and Mike McCartney founded Wings with other musicians. But over time Mike McCartney grew angry because is suggestions on songs were ignored or rejected. Mike mcCartney was a key figure in the liverpool sound and his famous song is lily the pink which he recorded with his band the scaffold another member of which was the poet Roger Mcgough.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Shade

    by Rocky4

    I notice no-one has mentioned this. Starred Stallone (with grey hair and all), Gabriel Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith and inexplicably went straight to DVD?! It's a great film.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I heard it was "cradle the balls and work the shaft"

    by exie

    At least that's what I heard.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Another Cliffhanger PLEASE

    by godzillasushi

    this is awesome. I cant believe he is answering questions. No celebrity would do this.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Crap element of ROCKY 6

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    While the idea of a 57 year old heavyweight champion is shit, I still cannot wait for this movie. Rocky 7 should find him in a nursing home fighting another man over an old woman they both want to rape after the lights go out... Could be cinema gold, I tell ya! Funny, George Foreman was gonna try to come back again at 54, but he knew he would be killed and changed his mind. The best boxer in the world at age 57 will be killed in the ring by the shittiest 25 year old. It's a fact.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:58 p.m. CST

    And SHADE was fucking awesome...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    No two ways about it. :)

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I won't even dignify the BCS debate with an opinion...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...except to say that the very fact that this is debatable at all is exactly the problem. Who cares who is in the game? The BCS is a farce. Thanks, Sly, for more of this terrific Q&A.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Strange Love

    by canopus

    I hope somebody asked him if he watched Strange Love on VH1. After seeing that, the 20 mil he had to pay Brigitte Nielson to go away probably seems like a bargain. This is really cool, it even makes up for that period back in the 80s when he used to wear that girly looking fur coat all the time.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    Driven was a great movie.

    by Some Dude

    All you new or returning fans should give Stallone a chance with that one. He wrote it and isn't even the star. Good fx work and a painfully hot lead actress. Probably his third or fourth best movie. I hope he's part of the Deathrace 2000 sequel/remake.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Why make us wait??? Where is part 4?

    by nomihs

    Okay, I know that every day is 24 hours in length and that Harry is going to post the Sly interviews every day for 20 days. Is it too much to ask to have the Q and A's up BEFORE I sit down for dinner? (Subway tonight) I mean cut, paste, post. Simple right? So c'mon, lets have it. Give us this day our daily (Sly) thread, and thus it was good.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Bay would make Rambo a cyborg with a luchadore mask

    by polyh3dron

    Cyborg Rambo=Flames On Optimus=Nipples On Batman

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    cut and paste would involve having the answers

    by HEADGEEK

    and stallone is literally traveling all over the world as he does this Q&A

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Sly rules, AICN rules

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    amazing stuff.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I still imagine Bay's version of Rambo on rollerblades.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Rambo flying downhill on rollerblades wearing a bicycle helmet grabbing a bad guy under his arm and gunning down the rest. The helmet will have flames on it, of course.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Cruel Kingdom

    by darthbinks1220

    George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to win a heavyweight title belt at over the age of fifty......

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Rocky's goal in this new movie isnt to win the belt....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...imo. From the trailer I dont get the feeling that he is going after the title belt like he was in Rocky II ("win!"). In Rocky Balboa things have essentially come full circle. In the first Rocky he was a young man without direction (or hope), simply wanting to prove to himself that he's a somebody, that he can go the distance with the heavyweight champion of the world. In Rocky Balboa he is once again lost, this time as an older man who's lost his wife, trainer, and best friends...everyone says he's too old, to slow, bla bla bla....and once again he's put in a situation where he has the opportunity to "go toe to toe with the champion to say 'I am' ". He's still a somebody, he's still not a bum on the street, and he's here to show the world.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I stand corrected Harry...

    by nomihs

    I was under the impression that Sly was given a large list selected by you (Harry) and he answered them, or most of them, as the days tick by. Then he would e mail them to you (AICN) and thus the "cut, paste, post." So just out of curiosity, how does that Q and A process work then? You (Harry) send the 10 questions to Sly. Then does Stallone, or the assistant to Stallone, send his response back for the 10 questions? Sorry guys, but this Q and A is guaranteed COOL NEWS everyday for the next 17 days and I am dire need of just that. Keep innovating Harry.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Zombiesolutions –that's a good name for you

    by 900LBGorilla

    So you don’t like US Military force in the world…. Maybe that’s cause you are kinda dim witted. Well or maybe your version of Utopia would be better …because the world really would be better if the US had allowed tyranny to reign in WWI, or maybe the holocaust and Fascism to spread during WWII, well at least the North Vietnamese slaughter in the south and concentration/re-education camps were a great result of the US abandoning South Vietnam….well maybe not, but at least it doesn’t count as “real history” cause that wasn’t tracked and editorialized on national TV buy Walter Cron-kight…… boy now that I think about this, you might be right - we need to stop trying to protect people from Communist slaughters ….jeepers, while we are on this subject, maybe we should have backed off the Wonderful USSR during the Cold war and let them have the rest if Europe…that would have been pretty cool huh? Well at least we stayed out of the USSR when Stalin killed his own people by the tens of millions for the grand Marxist design…. I’m just pissed that we didn’t let Saddam keep Kuwait… I mean who are WE to stop a fair takeover and rape of an innocent nation…well at least we haven’t gone all jingoist cowboy on Darfur…that must be a good thing in your world…right? Yup, but other than that what a bunch of jerks the USA consists of… or maybe you just need to get over your mindless anti-overdog syndrome… and grow up.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    wrong darthbinks1220

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Foreman was 45 when he beat Moorer. Look it up. In 2004, he announced he would be returning, but then gave it up. I was factually correct.

  • Dec. 5, 2006, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Oh great...

    by emeraldboy

    Were all lead to believe this Rocky is the last and someone goes and mentions Rocky 7. And we all wonder why hollywood is screwed....

  • Dec. 5, 2006, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Hey!!!!

    by yumyum

    Dirty liked "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!" Cut him some slack, Sly.

  • Dec. 5, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    YumYum

    by idrankatab

    added over the top to his favorite movies on facebook.

  • Dec. 5, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Always liked Sly

    by ewokstew

    Yes, never was impressed with some of the scripts he selected but that is a constant in life with all of us. We all make mistakes. His are just more noticeable because they happen to be up on a large screen for the whole world to view. As far as the new movie goes I'm ready to go, I was ready before the QandA. The only two things I truly regret in Sly's carer are that there was no Tango and Cash 2 and that he and Arnold never starred in an actioner together. Sly, you rock. Keep swinging, man.

  • Dec. 5, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Zombie and Sexie stop being clueless

    by 900LBGorilla

    Clinton before Bush and the 5 other major intelligence agencies indicated Saddam had WMD... just because you don't know the definition of intelligence doesn't make it a lie... it just means you need to pick up a book before you talk so much...

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Why not a ROCKY 7?

    by chick angel

    sylvester- I started writing a ROCKY 7! I got to the 17th page then read an article that you weren't doing anymore ROCKY'S. Why not? But yet again if you did another Rocky what would happen?

  • May 22, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    test

    by C Legion

    test<P>test

  • May 22, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    you failed C Legion

    by just pillow talk

    Sorry, you won't graduate this year.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    at least I didn't post a "Last"

    by just pillow talk

    test<p>test

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