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Action icon Sylvester Stallone is responsible for two of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, that of boxer Rocky and the one-man army that is Rambo. During this time of self-isolation, Stallone has been entertaining fans by taking to social media to answer questions about his silver screen legacy. The first question he answered dealt with the fact that he believes his 1976 sports drama Rocky to be his best work, but the actor/writer/producer/director then goes on to say that he's most proud of the sixth Rocky movie, Rocky Balboa, because it was the hardest one to make happen.'I'd have to say my best movie probably of course is Rocky. The one I'm most proud of is Rocky Balboa. Because no one wanted to make it. I sat around for six years trying to make that film and when it came out, I was so proud of it, because of what we had to go through to get it done.'
This is something which will no doubt surprise fans of Sylvester Stallone and his franchise, as the first Rocky movie is pretty much universally agreed to be the greatest. The movie was nominated for 10 Oscars and went on to win three, including Best Picture.
It is likely that the reason Stallone is most proud of it is because it had something of a Rocky arc of its own, with no one being interested in making it, doubting its success and doubting whether Stallone would be able to pull it off due to his age. Stallone, however, clearly believed in the project and continued to push to make it happen, finally winning the battle and presumably screaming 'Adrian!' until his voice was hoarse and his throat sore. That sounds a lot like Stallone is proud of getting the movie made, rather than the actual content. Regardless Rocky Balboa remains an excellent bookend to the story of the rags-to-riches boxing story, with that character once again finding himself the underdog, despite his success, and rising to the challenge.
Most of the movies in the Rocky franchise were popular with fans. Each movie becomes more and more ridiculously over-the-top, with Rocky fighting gigantic Russians and even his own protégé in the street. Rocky Balboa brought the story back down to Earth, becoming more of a character study once again, much like the first Rocky. In fact, skipping the movies in the middle and simply watching the first and last Rocky movies would make an excellent one-two punch.
The Rocky franchise has been the most popular of Sylvester Stallone's movies, so it's no surprise that the series holds a special place in Stallone's heart. Rocky Balboa was supposed to be the end for the character, but several years later Rocky made another comeback in the Creed spinoff movies starring Michael B. Jordan. It's unclear at this point if we will see a Creed III, but Sylvester Stallone has said that he is done playing Rocky. This comes to us courtesy of Sylvester Stallone's Instagram account.
MIAMI — Look, I was warned by many, many people that attending the Super Bowl in person would be a disappointment. “It's too corporate, which means too many people aren't rooting for anyone,” seemed to be the most popular talking point. To be fair, that's what I assumed it would be like. But I had to go. I had no choice.
The Kansas City Chiefs were playing in their first Super Bowl in 50 years, which also means this was their first appearance of my lifetime. I won't go through the many, many, many heartbreaking Chief playoff losses over the last few decades because Rany Jazayerli did an excellent job of that and his anguish over those years mirrors my experience. Rany is my favorite writer on anything Chiefs related. He's also writes brilliantly about the Kansas City Royals, a team I don't even follow, yet I still read Rany's stuff.
If this was, indeed, a once every 50 years cycle, I couldn't take my chances I'll still be around in 2070. I decided I'd do anything to get to Miami and be at this game.
Sometimes I get asked on Twitter why I root for the Chiefs when my other allegiances are to the St. Louis teams. I was born in St. Louis, but in 1988, my dad's job with the phone company was moved to Kansas City. So I said goodbye to all my friends and started a new school in a suburb just outside of Kansas City about eight miles from where the Chiefs play on the Missouri side, as opposed to whatever our president thinks. As it turns out, that was the same year the St. Louis Cardinals football team packed up and moved to Phoenix.
I was never really into the Big Red — they were never good enough to have any true feelings toward, especially at my age then. But they were my default “favorite team” up into that point, based mostly on my family telling me they were my favorite team. But now I was free agent football fan. I had no team, and this new city we moved to had one. I had no friends, so I decided to get really into this Chiefs team. And they were coached by ... Frank Gansz. They were awful. The year we moved to Kansas City, the Chiefs were 4-11-1. I still fell in love with them, anyway.
Fortunes changed the next season when the Chiefs hired Marty Schottenheimer. All of a sudden the Chiefs became pretty good! Led by star linebacker Derrick Thomas still my favorite Chief of all time, though Patrick Mahomes is making that more and more difficult the Chiefs became one of those teams that wound up sneaking into the playoffs. My first Chiefs game was Nov. 26, 1989, a 34-0 win over the Houston Oilers that I attended with my dad and my grandfather, who are both gone now but I thought about this past Sunday. In late 1991, I attended my first Chiefs playoff game, a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Raiders the most memorable thing from that game was that Chiefs quarterback Steve DeBerg had a broken pinkie...
The BAFTA red carpet will be getting the Facebook Live treatment this Sunday.
Facebook has teamed with the British Academy to livestream the pre-show of this Sunday's BAFTA film awards ceremony from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The production — entitled The EEBAFTAs Red Carpet Facebook Get Together — will be hosted by Vick Hope, Jack Howard, Nush Cope and Tyler West, using both in-studio and on-carpet segments, as well as interactive audience integration.
Streaming Feb. 2. from 5 p.m. until 6.30 pm. London time, the show will be split between the BAFTA red carpet and the Facebook Live studio in London, incorporating polling, live comments and Q&As.
“Watching the stars arrive at the BAFTA Film Awards is a hugely exciting moment that fans anticipate every year," said Facebook's head of entertainment partnerships, Northern Europe, Anna Higgs. "By giving audiences the opportunity to follow along in real-time, as well as interact with our hosts as the action with the stars unfolds will create a new, immersive experience for communities on our platform — we're delighted to be working with BAFTA to bring this vision to life.”
The show will be available to view on Facebook via BAFTA's official Facebook page.
Going into this year's BAFTA awards, Joker leads the pack of nominations with 11,, closely followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood with 10 each.
Facebook recently partnered with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on a live red-carpet show and back-stage Instagram activation during the Golden Globes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter