Archive for Sylvester Stallone

MY TOP 5 NEW EXPENDABLES

Posted in Celebrity Top 5 with tags , on October 9, 2010 by Kaiderman

Anyone who listens to LAMBcast knows that I said I’d rather have gotten a colonoscopy than watch the Expendables. Still, I think the franchise has a lot of potential to be a Kick-Assfest. Inevitably, the next film will be bigger… which means more former action stars. So, I thought I’d throw out my Top 5. This list features only stars who were NOT in the original film. We’d all like to see more of Arnie and Bruce (the latter of which we might actually get), but they are excluded from this list.

Also, I realize this post is a little late but I just saw the film so suck it. Here we go (in order):

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Carl Weathers.

5. VIN DIESEL.

I’ll be honest… I had Hulk Hogan at #5 but started to think about it and Diesel makes more sense. Vinny, if you’ll remember, was a HUGE action star in the early 2000’s. He’s kind of the first of this new generation (even before Statham who is arguably the biggest of  the new class). However, Diesel has taken a bit of a fall in recent years. Making his career much like those of Sly and Arnie. In a way, it’d be fitting for him to do this film and he could get a lot of respect for being able to laugh at himself at the same time.

CHANCE OF IT HAPPENING: 70%… This one comes down to whether or not Stallone calls him up to the Big Leagues. I think he’d be down to pound. Continue reading

THE MOVIES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN

Posted in Celebrities, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by Kaiderman

Nobody can argue the simple fact that in order to make a good movie the most important thing is a solid script. Except me, of course. Being a struggling screenwriter myself, I wish I couldn’t… but I can. No, I’m beginning to believe that casting can be the most important and integral part to having a successful film. Sure, a good story will elevate a good cast’s performance to new and extraordinary heights. However, good casting (particularly in regards to acting but, of course, in direction as well) can take a mediocre script and make it something special.

As I’ve discussed before, the road from script to screen is a long one, that makes many twists and turns along the way. Many times, whether we see a film or not is solely dependent on whether or not a major star is attached to take on the heavy roles. Since the road is long, a lot of times, actors can come on to projects and be forced to drop out for a myriad of reasons including scheduling conflicts, creative differences, lack of interest, ego, money issues and so on. So, this week, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the major movie roles that actors have passed on over the years and the reasons why.

It’s amazing to think how different some of our favorite movies could’ve been if the cast had been different. So, with that in mind, I present you with this weeks’s list: THE MOVIES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN. Continue reading