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When I was a kid, I watched ROCKY with my dad.  The brilliant anthem, the amazing theme by Bill Conti and, of course, the memorable scene of Sylvester Stallone running up the steps of Liberty Bell in Philadelphia all left an indelible impression on me.   368 more words

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Movies in Review: "Southpaw"

There is something about Jake Gyllenhaal that completely wows me. He knows how to take on a character…doesn’t he? I must admit though, when I watched the trailer for Southpaw, I was a little skeptical about him portraying the boxing character Billy Hope and making it believable. 273 more words


When asked by the high court judge exactly what makes him a suitable candidate to look after his own child, Billy Hope replies, “I’m her father!” 359 more words

Editorial 2: Why I Did Not See Southpaw

My main reasons for skipping Southpaw are both monetary and personal. Usually I see two movies per week depending on what is out, but recently I have found my finances cannot handle anything more than one. 658 more words

New Release

Film Review: "Southpaw"

Southpaw, 2015
dir. Antoine Fuqua
Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams

I surprised myself earlier this year by really enjoying Foxcatcher. From a distance the film seemed to have all the ingredients neccisary to cook up some loathing in my belly. 517 more words

Film Review


 Greetings again from the darkness. Is it possible to have a boxing movie without a crusty old trainer? Or a cute kid?  Or a stubborn macho lead who makes poor personal choices?  390 more words


Film Review: Southpaw

Antoine Fuqua’s spirited Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Southpaw is the first hotly anticipated boxing drama to hit our screens this year. Gyllenhaal, not afraid to go into full-blown transformation mode for a role following last year’s creep-tastic… 359 more words