January 24, 1990 |
Sylvester Stallone brings boxer Rocky Balboa home from the Soviet Union on a real Soviet airliner in "Rocky V," taking advantage of glasnost to film the latest chapter of his pugilistic saga. Stallone, whose character battled a Soviet boxer in "Rocky IV," filmed Monday at the Philadelphia International Airport with the captain and crew of an Aeroflot jet. "It's amazing because six months ago this was totally impossible. It's truly astounding," Stallone said.
May 28, 1989 |
The Thin Blue Line (Channel 28 Sunday at 1 p.m.), Errol Morris' 1988 true-life film investigation of a Byzantine Dallas murder case, is a gutsy, clear-eyed work; it exposed the case's amazingly sloppy and prejudiced conduct and aided in the reversal of Randall Adams' conviction. But the film failed on appeal with the Motion Picture Academy's documentary committee; they refused to nominate it for an Oscar, though the nation's movie critics overwhelmingly disagreed with them. So do I. The movie--which uses film noir -ish re-creations of the crime, a hypnotic Phillip Glass score and mesmerizing interviews with the principals--is something new in American Gothic: horror with a tabloid cutting edge.
July 4, 1988 |
Film's Highest-Grossing Opening Wednesdays 1. "Return of the Jedi," 5/25/83 . . . $6.2 million 2. "Rocky IV," 11/27/85 . . . $5.7 million 3. "Indiana Jones/Temple of Doom,"5/23/84 . . . $4.7 million 4. "Beverly Hills Cop II," 5/20/87 . . . $4.21 million 5. "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," 11/25/85 . . . $4.12 million 6. "Coming to America," 7/29/88 . . . $3.78 million SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
May 26, 1988 |
Paul Hogan--who told Playboy magazine that if he makes a " 'Crocodile' Dundee III" full of "Russian villains against the free world or with Dundee taking to people with chain saws, then I hope someone puts me in a rubber room" on Sylvester Stallone: "(The original 'Rocky') was one of the best movies I've ever seen, and now the same guy makes 'Rocky IV.' Something happened. He needs to sit down with a psychiatrist. It's a tragedy."
July 14, 1987 |
Actor Sylvester Stallone announced Monday that he has separated from his wife of 19 months, Danish-born actress Brigitte Nielsen, and filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences. The announcement, which followed months of denials by the 41-year-old star of "Rocky" and "Rambo" was made by Stallone's publicist. Stallone, who has two children from his 10-year marriage to Sasha Stallone, wed Nielsen, 24, in December, 1985, in a tightly guarded private ceremony.
April 5, 1986 |
Katerina Lycheva, the 11-year-old Soviet girl who returned Thursday from a 12-day tour of the United States, said Friday that she is pleased with the celebrity she attained, disappointed with the food and frightened by the movie "Rocky IV." Katya, as she is called for short, said she told President Reagan that "children cannot sleep quietly as long as nuclear weapons remain on earth." Reagan "replied he was no longer a child, but was dreaming of peace, too," she told a news conference.