Sylvester Stallone

Here’s Your Full List of Golden Globe Winners

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their Golden Globes last night, in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais at his absolute douchiest (quick, what do religion and the Golden Globes have in common? Ricky Gervais is such a smug prick, he’ll make you reconsider your indifference to them). It was, as usual, a mix of no-brainers (Leonardo, Damon, Stallone, Taraji), wonderful surprises (Rachel Bloom, Oscar Isaac), and OMG-are-you-fucking-kidding-mes (Best Picture to The Reveanant, Lady Gaga for Best Actress, two prizes for Mozart in the Jungle, and Best Original Song to that Sam Smith thing from Spectre, which is a worse sound than the death rattle of your favorite grandparent).
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10 Offbeat Holiday Movies You Can Stream Right Now

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Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Last-minute gifts are getting wrapped, later-minute gifts are being bought, cookies are baking, eggnog’s getting spiked, and chances are, there’s a holiday movie on your television/laptop/watch/whatever. If you’re looking for something traditional, there are plenty of options (you’ll find several in our Holiday Canon). But if you’d care for something off the usual menu, we’ve got a few suggestions — all of them ready to watch, at this very moment.
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10 Terrible Ideas That Turned Into Great Movies

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Creed, Ryan Coogler’s Rocky sequel/spinoff, is looking like the most critically acclaimed movie of the high-profile Thanksgiving weekend — a real surprise, considering what a goofy idea it is. After all, the Rocky series is (to put it mildly) uneven, its only entry since 1990 was a blatant nostalgia play by star/writer Sylvester Stallone, and the idea of continuing the franchise by focusing on the long-lost son of Rocky’s opponent-turned-friend seemed to be a bit of a stretch. Yet Creed is a rousing, moving, endlessly enjoyable picture, which serves as a reminder that you can’t always judge a movie by its dodgy concept.
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‘Creed’ Is the Best ‘Rocky’ Movie Since the Original

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When you get down to it, Creed is kind of a miracle. When it was announced back in 2013, it sounded like pure franchise desperation — Sly Stallone resurrecting his dead horse for one more sad beating, trotting out Rocky Balboa for a “spinoff” movie about the long-lost son of his late rival-turned-pal. What a wonderful surprise, then, to discover that Creed is the best Rocky picture since the 1976 original, and the one that most directly recalls it, in both narrative and tone. And on top of all that, it’s its own great, singular achievement, outside of the considerable iconography.
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