30 Years Ago: Sylvester Stallone’s 80s Slump Continues with ‘Lock Up’

The late 70s and early 80s, saw Sylvester Stallone as nearly untouchable with his roles in the Rocky and Rambo films along with some lesser known gems like F.I.S.T., Victory and Nighthawks. Then there was the disaster of Rhinestone, Over the Top tank job and under-performing Rambo III. The actor's decline would continue through the... Continue Reading →

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Peckinpah’s Violent Masterpiece ‘The Wild Bunch’ Turns 50

Fifty years on, director Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece The Wild Bunch still has the ability to shock with its depiction of the last remaining outlaws in the Wild West going out with guns blazing and blood spilling. Over on the movies and culture desk at Ultimate Classic Rock, I look at just how affecting the film... Continue Reading →

‘Lords of Chaos’ Comes to Blu-ray

Earlier this year, the long-awaited film adaptation of the 1998 book Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Underground, finally landed in theaters. The title shortened, Lords of Chaos had a brief run on screens before moving to on demand, and today it comes to home video. Back in February, when it first... Continue Reading →

‘The Lords of Flatbush’ Turns 45

The Lords of Flatbush. It's the movie that gave Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler their first starring roles on the big screen. The little indie film was set in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, and had the two portraying greaser toughs, akin to the characters they would become best known, Rocky and Fonzie respectively. Over... Continue Reading →

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