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Stallone’s Samaritan Is Just Superhero Rocky & Rambo (But That’s Good!)

Sylvester Stallone’s titular character in Samaritan is essentially a superhero version of Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, and that’s perfect for the movie and its eponymous hero. Sylvester Stallone has built his career around playing larger-than-life underdog characters with incredible hidden strength, and it would seem that Samaritan will afford him another opportunity to play just that. The Samaritan trailer showcases Sylvester Stallone’s superhero, giving the three-time Oscar nominee an earnest crack at cinema’s most lucrative genre.

Samaritan will see Stallone play the titular down-and-out hero who has been living a life of obscurity after being presumed dead for many years. After stepping in to defend a young boy (Javon Walton) from bullies, Samaritan is dragged back into the world of heroics. Stallone’s titular superhero is shown in the trailer to have enhanced strength, agility, superhuman durability, and healing factor.

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The character of Samaritan actually brings Stallone’s superhero very close to his two most iconic roles: John Rambo and Rocky Balboa – of the Rambo and Rocky franchises, respectively. Both of those characters are defined by their remarkable strength and durability, as well as their roles as down-on-their-luck men with fighting spirits but strong moral compasses. The idea that Samaritan will revisit Stallone’s most winning character traits while actually embracing their more outlandish elements is actually a very good sign for the upcoming superhero movie.

Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan Superhero Movie Looks Better Than You’d Expect

Javon Walton and Sylvester Stallone in Samaritan

Embracing the same traits that made the Rocky and Rambo movies so successful is a smart move. Not only will Samaritan allow Stallone to fall into a role he should feel very comfortable in, but it can also improve on his other franchises: though Rambo and Rocky are great, they’re unrealistic, but realism is much less of a concern for the superhero genre. This means that Samaritan leaves Stallone free to do what he does best without potentially opening the door to the criticisms his other iconic characters often face.

Of course, there’s also the potential for incredible success just through Samaritan’s genre alone. Superhero movies make up a significant portion of each year’s highest-grossing films, and the genre practically guarantees an audience. Combined with Stallone’s star power and his reputation for playing characters not dissimilar to Samaritan, the film has the potential to strike a winning chord.

As Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky and Rambo movies are massively successful, the fact that Samaritan seemingly borrows aspects of their protagonists’ respective characterizations is a very good sign. Stallone led both of those franchises to incredible popularity, and his ability to bring larger-than-life action heroes to life is legendary. With all of that in mind, it would seem that Samaritan may just have the perfect lead in Sylvester Stallone and also the perfect story to suit him.

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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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