Streaming becomes the new VHS as more movies skip theaters – USA TODAY

There’s a new Sylvester Stallone action movie out but you’ll only be able to see it at home – which, for an 1980s kid like myself, is a bit of deja vu.
Sure, like everyone else, I saw “Rocky IV” at the movie theater in 1985 when I was 9, where Stallone’s patriotic boxing champ essentially solved the Cold War. But the actor’s R-rated films were a different matter: Because I was too young to see them on a big screen, I watched the “First Blood” Rambo flicks and movies like “Cobra” and “Tango & Cash” on a rented VHS in the rec room with my father – usually much to my mom’s chagrin.

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