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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy birthday Sly

Sylvester Stallone turned 63 on Monday, and he's not done yet.

Not even close.

He's rumored to do another Rambo film (No. 5, if you're counting), and his next movie, "The Expendables," proves one thing: Stallone knows how to attract a male audience, no matter his age. Consider who's in the upcoming flick - Stallone himself, Jason Statham of the "Crank" and "Transporter" series, Dolph Lundgren (aka Ivan Drago), Eric Roberts, Jet Li, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke. That's man power at its finest.

Stallone calls the movie and its $70 million budget an, "Old-school, kick-ass action movie where people are fighting with knives and shooting at each other."

Which I say, "Hell yeah! When can I buy my movie ticket!"

Sure, Stallone isn't making Oscar-worthy films anymore and hasn't for a long time. Don't forget "Rocky" won the award for best film and for that he will always be remembered. Especially the way he did it, which was his way. He wrote the script and, despite being nearly broke at the time, refused to sell it to producers unless he starred in the film. He deserves a ton of respect.

So, in honor of Stallone, Ten in the Morning counts down the best Stallone movies of all-time, because that's the kind of thing I do:

10. "Night Hawks" (1981)

9. "Victory" (1981)

8. "Rocky IV" (1985)

7. "Rocky II" (1979)

6. "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985)

5. "Cliffhanger" (1993)

4. "Rocky Balboa" (2006)

3. "First Blood" (1982)

2. "Rocky III" (1982)

1. "Rocky" (1976)

- Mark Podolski


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