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The Stallone Diary: Demolition Man

Sci-fi movies are always interesting artifacts of their times. 2001: a space odyssey postulates a twenty-first century still firmly entrenched in the mid-1960s with its modernist aesthetic, severe haircuts, and general lack of women in the aeronautical field. It also … Continue reading

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Yakmala Rewind: Cliffhanger

Note: This Yakmala Rewind will also serve as a page out of The Stallone Diary: One man’s attempt to come to grips with one of the greatest filmmakers of our age, Sylvester Stallone. Cliffhanger is a film I cancel plans … Continue reading

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The Stallone Diary: Rocky Balboa

“Italian food cooked up by a bunch of Mexicans ain’t so special, Rocko.”                                                          — Paulie, Rocky Balboa I think everyone expected the final Rocky film to be a disaster. Stallone was in a rather dark period in his career … Continue reading

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Yakmala Rewind: Over the Top

Note: This Yakamala Rewind will also serve as a page out of The Stallone Diary: One man’s attempt to come to grips with one of the greatest filmmakers of our age, Sylvester Stallone. Sylvester Stallone’s shadow looms large in the … Continue reading

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The Stallone Diary: Rambo (First Blood: Part IV)

The Stallone Diary: One man’s attempt to come to grips with one of the greatest filmmakers of our age, Sylvester Stallone. Today’s excerpt, Rambo, the fourth film to feature Stallone as the titular Vietnam vet. “You’re either livin’ for nothin’ … Continue reading

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