rambo first blood

Rambo: First Blood Is The Deepest

The real location of Hope, a failed logging town in British Columbia in the late Autumn of 1981, plays ironic host to the fugitive travails and battle of wills between hard-nosed Sheriff Teasle (Brian Dennehy) and drifter John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a haunted Vietnam vet, in First Blood. This sombre actioner and character study, by […]


Composed – The Music Of Creed

Creed is just as great as you’ve heard. A soulful expression of pride, belief and family. It chronicles the rise of young Adonis “Donny” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), illegitimate son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, as he quits his white collar job to seek out his father’s old friend and rival, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), […]


Die Harder: Die Hard 2

“Oh man, I can’t fucking believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?” How indeed? Well true simple answer is of course that after John McClane had single handily reinvented the action hero and put people muscles like Stallone and Schwarzenegger out of business, it was […]


Rambo Is A Pussy: A Sort of Tribute to Tango & Cash

Towards the end of the 1980s, action films were packing up their tents and starting to change tack. Brainless action was becoming a thing of the past and thanks to films like Die Hard, the muscleman was no longer the hero, instead the average Joe in a vest was in charge. Sadly, no one told […]


Meet The Cure: A Sort of Tribute to Cobra

Sylvester Stallone will often tell anyone who’ll listen about the mistakes he has made in his career. For every Rocky there is a Rhinestone, for every First Blood, there is a Rocky 5. While the 1980s was a fruitful period for Stallone commercially, by the end of the decade, he was in steep decline. It would […]

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