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Sylvester Stallone Is Totally Wrong About His Most Underrated Movie

Sylvester Stallone feels his remake of Get Carter is one of his most underrated movies, but it really isn’t. Towards the end of the ’90s, the box-office dominance of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies began to wane. A series of critical and commercial duds chipped away at their bankability, and while Arnie moved to politics during the 2000s, Stallone famously had a rough few years when the new millennium began. After an uphill battle to get Rocky Balboa produced, he considered quitting the business entirely. Thankfully, the success of the latter led to a new chapter in his career.

A series of flops in the early 2000s like Driven or Get Carter even led to Stallone’s work heading straight to DVD. In a 2022 THR profile, Stallone said of the latter that “Believe it or not, I think Get Carter was really underrated,” before calling its reception disappointing. Get Carter remade the 1971 Michael Caine – who cameos in the Stallone version – thriller and saw a mob enforcer track down his brother’s killers. Stallone – whose first action role was Nighthawks – gives a soulful turn and it has a great supporting cast, but the film is a bore. It’s overstylized, shockingly low on action and deserving of its underwhelming box office.

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Get Carter 2000 Misunderstood The Original

sylvester stallone as carter and michael caine as cliff in get carter

In the same THR interview, Stallone cites the problem with remakes and nostalgia with coloring Get Carter’s reception. While this no doubt played a role, the truth is the blunt effectiveness and style of 1971’s Get Carter make it one of Britain’s best revenge thrillers. The filmmakers behind Get Carter 2000 at the very least envisioned a different take; instead of Jack Carter being an ice-cold assassin, he’s haunted by his past and seeking redemption for his mistakes. In the movie’s commentary, director Stephen Kay reveals he designed his version as an “anti-revenge” movie, and while a noble goal, a remake of Get Carter was the wrong vehicle.

In contrast to the likes of the Death Wish movies that positively revel in their heroes gaining bloody retribution, the original Get Carter portrays its title character as almost worse than the villains. While charming and suave, Caine’s Carter is utterly ruthless in his quest and willing to kill everyone in his path. There’s no glory in Carter’s mission, however, and even when he kills his brother’s murderer, the retribution is hollow. Still, the original at least delivered on its genre trappings, but the remake “subverts” expectations by… refusing to. This makes for a film that looks like a Stallone action thriller, while constantly underdelivering on genre conventions.

Copland Is Stallone’s Most Underrated Movie

It’s great that Stallone still sees the merit in Get Carter, which if nothing else, had more on its mind than most thrillers released during that period. As opposed to being underrated though, its tepid reviews and obscurity are earned. In the THR piece, Stallone – who was paid shockingly little for Rocky – also cited Copland as underrated, and in this case, he’s totally correct. The actor gives one of his most touching performances as an overweight, partially deaf sheriff forced to confront a gang of corrupt officers. With taut direction and a stellar supporting cast (Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Harvey Keitel and more), Copland is deserving of more love from audiences.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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