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By BILL ORDINE | December 3, 2007
NFL Patriots@Ravens 8:30 p.m. [Ch. 13, ESPN] So obviously, we all know the pick tonight, Patriots-Ravens, preceded by attendant build-up with the obvious soap opera lines - New England's march to history; Baltimore's attempt to salvage something from a season gone terribly wrong. And the broadcast booth guest will be Don Shula, who we're hoping can be persuaded by Tony Kornheiser to pop the champagne cork right there on TV at the end of the game in the unlikely event of a Ravens victory.
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By BILL ORDINE | December 3, 2007
NFL Patriots@Ravens 8:30 p.m. [Ch. 13, ESPN] So obviously, we all know the pick tonight, Patriots-Ravens, preceded by attendant build-up with the obvious soap opera lines - New England's march to history; Baltimore's attempt to salvage something from a season gone terribly wrong. And the broadcast booth guest will be Don Shula, who we're hoping can be persuaded by Tony Kornheiser to pop the champagne cork right there on TV at the end of the game in the unlikely event of a Ravens victory.
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By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,Orange County Register | July 8, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The great thing about making fun of big, dumb Hollywood action stars is that they're usually too dumb to know that you're making fun of them.Don't try it with Dolph Lundgren.The muscular, karate-trained, 6-foot-5-inch gladiator may have looked a little thick between the ears in "Rocky IV." And he probably didn't light up many circuit boards in "Masters of the Universe," either. But this guy is not as dumb as he has looked in some of his films.In fact, the Swedish-born actor is a pretty smart guy. Mr. Lundgren co-stars with Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Universal Soldier," which opens Friday, was days away from entering the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright Fellowship when he got sidetracked by the glitter of Hollywood.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
Old TV characters never die, they just fade away for a few years. Ken Wahl's "Wiseguy" is tonight's example."Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Marlo Thomas is back as Rachel's mom, while Ron Liebman shows up as her dad. Problem is, the parents can't stand each other, and when they both show up for Rachel's birthday party, the fur flies. NBC."Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 2" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Segments on this latest collaboration between CBS News and the National Geographic Society include a pretty perfunctory visit to St. Mary's City by Morley Safer for a look at archaeological digs there that have unearthed the 17th-century graves of some of Maryland's first Colonial settlers.
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By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,Orange County Register | July 10, 1992
The great thing about making fun of big, dumb Hollywood action stars is that they're usually too dumb to know you're making fun of them.Don't try it with Dolph Lundgren.The muscular, karate-trained, 6-foot-5-inch gladiator may have looked a little thick between the ears in "Rocky IV." And he probably didn't light up many circuit boards in "Masters of the Universe," either. But this guy is not as dumb as he has looked in some of his films.In fact, the Swedish-born actor is a pretty smart guy.Mr.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
Old TV characters never die, they just fade away for a few years. Ken Wahl's "Wiseguy" is tonight's example."Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Marlo Thomas is back as Rachel's mom, while Ron Liebman shows up as her dad. Problem is, the parents can't stand each other, and when they both show up for Rachel's birthday party, the fur flies. NBC."Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 2" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Segments on this latest collaboration between CBS News and the National Geographic Society include a pretty perfunctory visit to St. Mary's City by Morley Safer for a look at archaeological digs there that have unearthed the 17th-century graves of some of Maryland's first Colonial settlers.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | January 4, 1991
Members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation, the grass-roots group best known for its annual Oscar-time tribute to the worst in filmmaking, are collectively licking their chops in anticipation of "Rocky V," the latest from perennial Razzie poster boy Sylvester Stallone.Stallone, a five-time Razzie winner for his acting, directing and screenwriting efforts on "Rhinestone," "Rocky IV" and the second and third "Rambo" movies, last year capped those achievements by being voted worst actor of the decade.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | November 19, 1991
''Showdown in Little Tokyo'' is good enough fun when it sticks to karate and related physical activity. Unfortunately, the film goes ugly now and then and when it does, it's really ugly. It includes, for instance, decapitation, amputation and finger-cutting.The last, of course, is a given. This is a film about the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and in all films about this group, there is always a finger-cutting sequence, and it's always a little finger that goes.Apparently, it's a Yakuza tradition.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | January 24, 2009
Rocky Balboa, Hollywood's favorite heavyweight, will be all over AMC today. The franchise started in 1976 with Rocky (3 p.m., repeats 2:30 a.m.), a little film starring a beefy grade-B actor no one had heard of that became a giant, Oscar-winning hit. Sylvester Stallone, whose previous resume included playing a street tough in The Lords of Flatbush (and a stud in the soft-core porn The Party at Kitty and Stud's), almost through force of will alone got this film made. It seemed destined to fail from the start; who wants to watch an unknown actor in a film about a third-rate boxer getting an unexpected shot at the heavyweight title?
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By Simon Habtemariam | September 23, 2011
Imagine the trauma involved when you take one of the most sadistic groups of human beings and put them in the most evil place on earth. The Gang visited the Jersey Shore this week. Please, allow me to digress: As a Towson alum who was born in Philadelphia, I have an eternal bias against all things Jersey. While the regular "Jersey Shore" cast is plaguing Italy, the Paddy's gang visits the east coast's armpit. This week's "Sunny" was much truer to the form fans missed in last week's C+ premiere.
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By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,Orange County Register | July 10, 1992
The great thing about making fun of big, dumb Hollywood action stars is that they're usually too dumb to know you're making fun of them.Don't try it with Dolph Lundgren.The muscular, karate-trained, 6-foot-5-inch gladiator may have looked a little thick between the ears in "Rocky IV." And he probably didn't light up many circuit boards in "Masters of the Universe," either. But this guy is not as dumb as he has looked in some of his films.In fact, the Swedish-born actor is a pretty smart guy.Mr.
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By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,Orange County Register | July 8, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The great thing about making fun of big, dumb Hollywood action stars is that they're usually too dumb to know that you're making fun of them.Don't try it with Dolph Lundgren.The muscular, karate-trained, 6-foot-5-inch gladiator may have looked a little thick between the ears in "Rocky IV." And he probably didn't light up many circuit boards in "Masters of the Universe," either. But this guy is not as dumb as he has looked in some of his films.In fact, the Swedish-born actor is a pretty smart guy. Mr. Lundgren co-stars with Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Universal Soldier," which opens Friday, was days away from entering the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright Fellowship when he got sidetracked by the glitter of Hollywood.
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November 16, 1990
THE ''ROCKY'' saga began when a 30-year-old Sylvester Stallone, a few films behind him, wrote a script about a Philadelphia boy named Rocky Balboa, a boxer who wanted a shot at the big time.The studios were interested, but they didn't want to do the film with Stallone. They wanted a bigger box-office name, someone like Burt Reynolds or James Caan. Stallone told them that he was part of the deal, and if they didn't want to do it, he would.He did. Somehow. It cost less than $1 million to make the film.
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By Lou Cedrone | November 16, 1990
SYLVESTER Stallone has done it again. You would think his ''Rocky'' films would succumb to the law of averages, but the newest in the series, written by Stallone, is better than some of the others.''Rocky V'' has originality, and that's surprising in a boxing film. Aren't the stories always the same?Well, yes, they are, but this one braves a few new trails. When the film begins, the credits give us a review of the last film, one in which the Philadelphia boy took on the Russian champ and put him away.
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