Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

Rocky III

Directed by Sylvester Stallone

Rocky II

Directed by Sylvester Stallone

Rocky

Directed by John G. Avildsen

Revealed: The sly PR ruse that made Rambo PC

Hollywood has had publicists as long as it's had movies. But getting audience bums on seats to see an ageing Sly Stallone is evidence of creative genius writes Mark Borkowski

Rambo, (18)

Oh Sly, has it really come to this? Having stretched credulity as Rocky Balboa returning to the ring as a 60-year-old, Stallone now wants to kid us he's still got the chops as a warrior, despite a bulk that would find a more appropriate setting on the golf course.

Why the people of Burma are risking jail to catch a glimpse of Rambo

Rambo star Sly Stallone may not be to everyone’s taste. But on the streets of Rangoon, people are willing to risk jail just to catch a glimpse of the ageing action hero as he takes on the junta.

From The West Wing to the campaign trail

His brilliant portrayal of a president's loyal lieutenant electrified 'The West Wing'. But this year, as the Democratic primaries got under way, Richard Schiff wasn't just playing a role – he was working behind the scenes to get his guy a shot at the White House

Charles Nevin: He scores, he shoots! Hasta la vista, Bobby - or as they say in Spain, 'Adidas'

It was a setback when we went five down and the robbers climbed into the helicopter in the centre circle during extra time...

Obituary: Norman Wexler

THE PLAYWRIGHT and screenwriter Norman Wexler won Oscar nominations for writing the films Joe and Serpico, and went on to write one of the biggest hits in Hollywood history, Saturday Night Fever, which made a star of John Travolta and which has recently been adapted into a hit stage musical.

Macho men only attractive once a month

RUGGED, strong-jawed men should take note: when women show an interest in them for a one-night stand, it's likely that they are at the fertile stage of their menstrual cycle.

Media: The censor goes public

The film censors kept us in the dark for years over decisions on the films we were allowed to see. Rhys Williams talks to the man who switched on the usher's torch
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