Sylvester Stallone

In city where bad television comes to die, Chris Penn is immortal

My fellow cable movie-watching brethren are right: Hong Kong is where bad television comes to die, and good efforts are bludgeoned by repetition. Our cable movie programmers bring out the worst cliches in me.

Saturday, 24 October, 2009, 12:00am

Unconvincing love story

Within the first five minutes of Linger, Johnnie To Kei-fung's new film, we see two lovebirds bickering as they drive.

Predictably, the scene ends with a car crash that kills the boy and leaves the girl emotionally scarred.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Democrats pack fresh punch with a new look

The Democratic Party, which has faced diminishing political success, yesterday unveiled a facelift aimed at better connecting with the public - with a little help from Sylvester Stallone's boxing hero, Rocky Balboa.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes

Director: Sylvester Stallone

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

movie butt

Sylvester Stallone: Triumph of the will

It is hardly surprising that Sylvester 'Sly' Stallone is one of George W. Bush's favourite actors. After all, Stallone has made many blockbusters - from Rocky V to the second and third First Blood movies - that unashamedly support the 'axis of evil' approach: either you are with us or you're evil.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who revealed this month he was briefly married to Anna Kournikova?

2. Which sport are you not allowed to play left-handed?

3. Who won baseball's first World Series?

4. Name the goalkeeper in Bobby Moore's last international match.

5. In which sport does someone wear a polka dot jersey?

16 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

SERIES WATCH

La Femme Nikita

Pearl, 10.30pm

3 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

At the box office

The top 10 films at North American cinemas

1 (1) US$32.2M The Mummy Returns: Brendan Fraser leads a band of adventurers into battle with the Scorpion King (WWF wrestler The Rock).

2 (*) US$17M A Knight's Tale: Up-and-coming heart-throb Heath Ledger plays an underdog squire posing as a knight in a medieval jousting competition.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

At the box office

The top 10 films at North American cinemas

1 (*) US$13.1M Driven: Sylvester Stallone returns as a veteran auto racer called back to action.

2 (1) US$7.5M Bridget Jones's Diary: Renee Zellweger plays Britain's favourite single woman in the film version of the best-selling novel.

3 May 2001 - 12:00am

Movie Watch

Tango And Cash

Pearl, 9.30pm

27 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

The Replacement Killers

Two specialists in the art of killing compete for tonight's viewers. We can choose between muscle-ripping Sylvester Stallone in The Specialist (Pearl, 9.30pm) or our own, more debonair Chow Yun-fat (pictured) in his Hollywood debut, The Replacement Killers (HBO, 9pm).

18 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Winner by willpower

In more ways than one, Copland is a heavyweight film. Not only does it boast the combined thespian might of Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, it also flexes the long-dormant acting muscles of an overweight and lumpy Sylvester Stallone, playing against type.

14 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Connery, Douglas ponder thriller

Oscar winners Sean Connery and Michael Douglas are in talks to star in a thriller written by a student in a bid to pay off his education loans.

George Nolfi, a PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles, sold Pathfinder to Paramount Pictures for US$550,000 (HK$4.25 million) after a bidding war with Universal, who wanted to make it starring Sylvester Stallone.

15 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Looking for the best of the Best

YOU may have noticed a line or two recently that they are going to make a film about the life of George Best. If this venture proceeds it will be further evidence that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction.

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Rambo the clown

The temptation to criticise Sylvester Stallone for playing only action-hero characters (Rocky and Rambo) is not as great as the temptation to criticise him for trying to play anything else.

Viewers are as guilty, perhaps more guilty, of typecasting than the people who make movies.

10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

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