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Every Schwarzenegger & Stallone Movie, Ranked Worst To Best

Here’s every Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone Movie, ranked worst to best. Arnie and Stallone were two of the biggest movie stars of the ’80s and ’90s – both in terms of box office and physique. They also had a not-so-friendly rivalry – that even saw Arnie trick Stallone into making Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot – to see who could outdo the other in terms of bodycount, one-liners and muscles. That’s one reason they didn’t team up for a film at the height of their stardom.

In later years, the R-rated blockbusters they used to front fell out of favor. Schwarzenegger and Stallone also became good pals offscreen, realizing they actually had a lot in common. This eventually led to the duo working together on a series of movies back to back. While fans of the action legends would have preferred such a crossover had happened years earlier, the novelty of seeing them together was enough to guarantee an audience. Here’s every Schwarzenegger and Stallone movie, ranked.

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4. The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 cast

While Schwarzenegger has appeared in each outing of The Expendables movies, his role in each amounts to an extended cameo. The Expendables 3 gave him his biggest supporting turn – sadly, it’s in service of the worst outing. The third film tries to cram together too many elements, merging the old cast with a team of younger, hipper mercs played by the likes of Ronda Rousey and Glen Powell. The Expendables 3 also aimed for a PG-13 rating, which was ill-fitting for a series designed as a throwback to action movies of yesteryear. The result is a bloated, dull mess with too many characters and action that – while competently staged – rarely thrills.

3. Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan Sequel Officially Announced

While they worked first together on The Expendables, Escape Plan was sold on being the first feature-length pairing of Schwarzenegger and Stallone. The latter plays a security expert sent to a prison that’s supposedly impossible to break out of, while Arnie is a mysterious prisoner who helps him do just that. The first Escape Plan movie has a solid concept, a great supporting cast – including Sam Neill and Vincent D’Onofrio – and the chemistry between the two leads is on point. The issue is, Escape Plan is overwhelmingly… fine. It’s entertaining hokum while it lasts, but nothing about it stands out either.

2. The Expendables 2 (2012)

Trench, Barney, Ross, and Church with gun in airport attack The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2 opens with the finest action setpiece of the trilogy, featuring vehicular carnage, shootouts, martial arts and a boat chase. Unfortunately, it becomes more routine after this opening, which sees the titular crew hunt down a villain played by Jean-Claude Van Damme. The latter steals every scene with a delightfully hammy turn, but while the second entry has some solid action, it’s hampered both by lacklustre CGI – especially noticeable in the bullet hits – and terrible jokes. The nadir of this has Chuck Norris making his own Chuck Norris meme joke – which only proves why he never fronted his own comedy.

1. The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables Black and White Poster

The Expendables started life as a darker thriller, before evolving into more of a love letter to ’80s action. Stallone – as writer and director – assembled various action legends like Jet Li and Jason Statham, and the film benefits from being the most focused of the bunch. It does suffer from over-editing during the big setpieces and many of the gags fail to land, but there’s an enjoyably retro charm to it, making it the best Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone Movie. Oddly, the best scene is a heartfelt monologue from Mickey Rourke as he recounts being haunted by his failure to save a life; silly as the movie can be, this is the moment that gives it a soul.

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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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